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Would This Be a B-17 Gauge 29 May 1943?


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This is my first instrumentation purchase and it looks like a large airframe piece. Dated May 28, 1943 is there any way to distinguish for certain the type of plane it was used on? It ssems to match Fortress panel photos, but I am unsure. Thank you in advance for any help.

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Look at the data panel on it and Google the model number of the gauge. I was able to figure out that one of my gauges belonged to a P51 that way. There's some seriously organized information out there for aviation gauges.

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Talk about a "duh" moment- I didn't even bother running the data plate numbers. Thank you for the suggestion. Contract no. w535AC-22713 serial number 79857. It seems this Sperry built Gyro Horizon Indicator was quite ubiquitous on the large frame bombers of the era. I'm still trying to narrow it down, but may not be able to...we'll see. Glad to have it though. Thanks again, Ken

I am actively seeking USMC Named Good Conduct Medals and items pertaining to the USS Indianapolis CA35.



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If it still has a data plate, it should be marked AN5736. All military aircraft with gyro instruments in that era used AN5735 Directional Gyro and AN5736 Artificial Horizon. They were manufactured by Sperry, Jack & Heintz, and General Motors. Jack & Heintz gyros were noticeably lighter.

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