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Rare late 1930s Air Ministry 240 mph Airspeed Indicator


The Air Ministry and Crown stamped Mk IXA 240 mph Air Speed Indicator is amongst some of the earliest instruments installed across a range of early trainer and light bomber aircraft of the RAF.

Entering service in the late 1930’s and with a range from 2 - 240 mph it differed from later RAF airspeed indicators which commenced in the early 1940’s at 5mph or 10mph.

With its bakerlite housing and dial benzel in extremely good condtion for an instrument over 80 years old and with a clear, unmarked glass face, this 240 mph airspeed indicator was installed in the early Avro Anson trainer/observer and the ealy handley Page Hampden medium bomber.

Here is an amazing opportunity to secure a rare piece of early RAF WWII aviation history with an original Avro Anson 240 mph Airspeed indicator mounted in a stylish 100yr old Mango Wood Display Stand with engraved plaque and a highly-detailed 1/72 or 1/48 scale model of this classic early RAF medium bomber perched above, on its magnetic display arm.

Your Recovery Curios, Original Vintage Aircraft Instrument Collectable also comes with a detailed, printed and laminated Instrument Fact Sheet with a history of the aircraft and photograph of the instrument in the aircraft cockpit.  What a fantastic gift for the aviation enthusiast in your life!

This Avro Anson Instrument comes complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of the instrument in the aircraft cockpit.

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Your Avro Anson, Air Ministry 240 mph Airspeed Indicator, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:

  • Original Warbird instrument
  • Highly detailed hand-built and airbrushed 1/72 plastic scale model of the aircraft,* 
  • Hand-crafted and beautifully finished 100yr, Far North Queensland Mango Wood display stand
  • Detailed, 2-sided, printed and laminated Instrument Fact Sheet detailing aircraft and instrument
  • Removable Magnetic Display Arm

*An upgrade to the larger and more detailed 1/48 scale model is also available in the hand-built and airbrushed plastic version for an additional $35 (Click on the 1/48 scale option)

Both the 1/72 & 1/48 scale hand-built and airbrushed plastic models are available with 'wheels & flaps up or down' and 'canopy open or closed' options with a choice of two Squadron markings and camouflage.

Upon order placement you will receive an email asking for your preferred configuration.

Your complete Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 3 - 4 weeks approx.

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