But was probably also installed in the Ki-57 "Topsy", Ki-9 "Spruce", and Ki-17 "Cedar"! This instrument measured the current airspeed by the use of air pressure. It was located on the main instrument panel of the Ki-86, Ki9, and Ki-17! Made of brass and aluminum by Tanaka, this piece is of mid-war manufacture.
It was taken from a downed Japanese Ki-86 aircraft by a US Serviceman just after the war. It still retains 95% of it's original finish, however, there is some marks due to the age, but nothing that take away from the overall appearance. The the dial still glows when UV light is applied. Features an mid war Type 4 aluminum data plate, clearly indicating the type and serial. The top screw that retains the dial is loose inside the housing...
But that could be rectified if one wished. 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 "WW II Imperial Japanese Army 350 km/hr AIRSPEED INDICATOR Ki-86 Ki-9 Ki-17" 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 Malibu, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.