This instrument measured the vertical incline and decent using the current angle of attack. It was located on the main instrument panel of only a handful of Japanese aircraft. Made of brass and aluminum, this piece is of mid-war manufacture. It was taken from a downed Japanese aircraft by a US Serviceman during the war.
It still retains 90% of it's original finish, and a Type 3 aluminum data plate. There is some paint fading and chipping due to the age, but nothing that take away from the overall appearance. 100% functional, all the fluid remains, and.
Dial still glows brightly when UV light is applied. I have indicated it's location in the Ki-115 Kamikaze fighter.Would make a PERFECT addition to 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 Army Aircraft Inclinometer- Ki-115 Kamikaze RARE" 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 Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.