Type 97 Precise Altimeter, as only used in the Ki-44 "Tojo", Ki-61 "Tony", Ki84 "Frank" and a few select bombers and trainers! 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, brass and steel, this instrument is of late-war manufacture, and was brought back by a US Serviceman after the war. It still retains 90% of it's original paint and finish, however the data plate is missing.
There is NO damage or corrosion, and the millbar adjust knob turns... However the needle appears to be stuck. Probably needs a slight adjutment.The numbers and hands still glows when UV light is applied, and it reacts to air pressure. 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!
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.
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Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "WW II Imperial Japanese Army TYPE 97 PRECISE ALTIMETER NICE Ki-61 Ki-44" is in sale since Sunday, March 7, 2021.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 Thousand Oaks, California. This item can be shipped to United States.