WWII Hellcat Instrument Panel Question?
Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:42 PM
Posted 10 February 2010 - 07:12 PM
If it has everything and is identifiable, I'd say somewhere in the $3000-5000 range. That's just an educated swag.
There's a good shot of a Hellcat cockpit here:
Edited by Cobrahistorian, 10 February 2010 - 07:17 PM.
Posted 10 February 2010 - 08:57 PM
I have an opportunity to pick up a WWII Hellcat instrument panel. There are 2 sections a top and a bottom, with all the gauges present. My question is what kind of value would something like this have? I'm going to be looking at this tomorrow for the first time, and I need to know what fair price would be. Thanks Jon
A fair price is whatever you and the buyer agree on, but rather unique items like this really have no clear market value, so I don't think you could say it's worth $3,000 or $10,000 - someone buying this to use in a restoration project is probably going to pay a lot more than someone buying it as a standalone collectible - but if you can reach agreement this should be a great thing to have. I love the old war bird flight manuals with their detailed images of the instrument panels and controls and actually some relics from something like an f4F is very cool.
Posted 11 February 2010 - 01:26 AM
Posted 11 February 2010 - 03:10 PM
Posted 11 February 2010 - 05:07 PM
Posted 11 February 2010 - 07:01 PM
Having seen the panel does anyone want to venture a guess on the value. I've heard a range of 3000 to 5000, is closer to 3000 or 5000? Thanks again, Jon
Posted 11 February 2010 - 07:43 PM
Definitely an F6F-3 panel. I wonder if it had any combat time....
Edited by Cobrahistorian, 11 February 2010 - 07:45 PM.
Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:23 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 06:01 AM
Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:23 AM
Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:49 PM
Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:47 AM
That's a great piece of history you have. The National Air and Space Museum Archives Division has a free service that might be of some help. With your Buaero. No., you can request information, in this case an "aircraft history card", using a short on-line form at this address: http://www.nasm.si.e...h/emailform.cfm. They will photocopy and mail you the records in 2-3 weeks, sometimes less if they aren't too busy. Good luck! Regards, Paul
Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:58 AM
Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:13 PM
No such luck Wayne, that would have been to good to be true. Jon
Hard to read the three digit BuAero number on the log, but if it matches the panel... WOW. Just finding a panel like that is one thing, but WITH the matching log? One heck of a score!
Posted 29 March 2010 - 03:58 PM
Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:12 PM
Thanks for posting!
Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:53 AM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:05 PM
Hi Rich, thanks for the info, its got to be my guy. Jon
If it is any help, re your W F Cyrus wings, my list of naval aviators has a single entry for one William Frederick Cyrus, LTJG, in VF-35 off USS Chenango in June 1944.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:51 AM
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