This instrument measured the current altitude by the use of air pressure. It was located on the main instrument panel of the Nakajima Ki-44, Kawasaki Ki-61, Nakajima Ki-84, Mitsubishi Ki-46, Nakajima Ki-49, Mitsubishi Ki-67, Kawasaki Ki-55, and Tachikawa Ki-54. Made of aluminum, this AMAZING piece is of late war manufacture, and was taken from a downed Japanese Fighter by a US Serviceman after the war. It still retains 90% of it's original finish, and the adjustment (millibar) knob functions... It features a late war Type 4 Aluminum Data plate, clearly indicating the model, manufacture, and production number.
The numbers and hands still glows when UV light is applied. Sadly, there is a large scratch on the front of the glass... But that could be replaced if one wished. I have indicated it's location in the last photos. Like most Japanese instruments, this gauge is VERY RARE and would be a FANTASTIC addition to any Japanese Instrument Collection!
PLEASE DO NOT PAY UNTIL YOU ARE INVOICED! Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items.Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Type 97 Precise Altimeter EXCELLENT" is in sale since Sunday, December 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Other Japanese WWII Orig Items". The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Studio City, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.