Complete in the original box, t. His computer was used by both pilots and navigators throughout the war, in such aircraft as the D3A "Val", and others! Pilots and flight personnel used this device to accurately plot the flight path to their destination. It would aid in the calculation of time, speed, distance, airspeed, pressures, densities and temperature.Strapped to the pilot's leg, the Dive Bomber computer was limited to calculating Ground Speed & Drift, as well as Search & Intercept Problems. Made of a lightweight aluminum alloy, this Dive Bomber Flight Computer is in EXCELLENT condition! The user would strap this calculator onto his thigh, just above the knee for easy access. Though it does feature some marks and wear, it is still VERY solid! The top features a basic aluminum disc marked with grids.
And W are marked in red, as well as an outline of an airplane (cooresponds to the longitudinal axis). All other markings are in black. The lower portion was used to solve wind problems as well as interception and rendezvous issues. The straps are 100% intact, and still feature the original buckles, AS WELL as some of the elasticity (Japanese straps usually lose all elasticity over time)!Also retains the original data label, indicating "Dive Bomber", and features the Japanese Navy Inspection stamps and anchor (faint). Comes compelte in the original box! These are almost never found on the market today, and like most Japanese items is an EXTREMELY RARE item, perfect for any collection or display! 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 Navy DIVE BOMBER FLIGHT COMPUTER / CALCULATOR RARE" is in sale since Sunday, February 9, 2020. 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 Agoura Hills, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.