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#1 viking73

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 04:33 AM

Hi,

 

Here are some photos of a mint/NOS MXU-161/P knee board I picked up last week with a nice 1967 contract date.  I haven't put any batteries in it yet to see if the light works :)  The foam strips on the back are pretty much gone/rotted away but other than that it looks brand new.

 

I've seen other knee boards for sale - a Mark 2A, a MXU-5/P, and an MXU-163/P.  They all look pretty much the same to me but I'm assuming they are from different eras?  Maybe the Mark 2A is a USN version?  Or is the only way to tell is from the contract info?

 

-Derek

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#2 viking73

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 04:34 AM

A close-up of the note.

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#3 viking73

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 04:35 AM

One more.  Thanks for looking.

 

-Derek

 

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 05:05 AM

Pretty cool addition Derek...and nice date...dig the red eye



#5 dmar836

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:05 AM

That is cool. I would like a similar one to actually use but got out of the habit(the day after my check ride!). My wife still wears one though. Maybe I can convince her to let me find her one!  Building a single seater so could come back to me.

Do you have more gear to complete a Nam aviator setup?

Dave



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 08:47 AM

Thanks gents. Still need to try it with some batteries 😃

Dave - I do have everything to do a mid-60s U.S. Army helo pilot/instructor at Fort Wolters. Its all USAF gear anyway (except for his APH-5 helmet)! Ive been toying with looking for a mannequin to put it all together. I just might have to do it before I run out of space in my war room.

-Derek

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:15 AM

Nice. There are some nice mannequins on Ebay.  I bought a couple years ago but waited until shipping was cheap(they seam top occasionally cycle in cheap shipping rates)

Post if/when you do it!

Dave




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