Japanese fighters such as the Mitsubishi A6M "Zero", J1N "Irving", B5N "Kate", B7A "Grace", Kikka (Japanese version of Germany's Me262 Jet), Ohka Kamikaze Rocket, and others! This instrument indicated the current direction of the aircraft and pointed to magnetic north. It was located on the main instrument panel, and was used in most early to mid-war fighters. Made of brass and aluminum by, this instrument is in EXCELLENT used condition!
It was taken from a downed Japanese aircraft during the war, and it still retains 95% of it's original finish! Some slight marks and slight corrosion in some areas, but nothing that takes away from the overall appearance. Most of the original fluid still remains, and the data plate is a late-war Type 4 aluminum version.The adjustment knob is also 100% functional! Missing the magnetic compensator internally, but nothing that detracts. Like most Japanese instruments, this gauge is VERY rare and would be a FANTASTIC addition to any Japanese Instrument Collection! 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 Type 92 Magnetic Compass A6M ZERO A5M RARE" is in sale since Thursday, August 1, 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 Malibu, California.
This item can be shipped worldwide.