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Rare B-17 Flying Fortress Army Type E-1 Ammeter

The Boeing B-17’s primary electrical system was 240 V DC, sourced from 4 x 200-amp engine driven generators and 3 x 24 V batteries which were connected in parallel with the four engine-driven generators.

The DC power circuit also included four voltage regulators and reverse-current relays, 3 x battery solenoids, 4 x Ammeters (one for each of the four 200 amp engine driven alternators), and a volt meter, which were located on the pilot’s control panel on the lower port cockpit wall.

The master ignition switch which turned off all battery power and grounded the ignition system to stop each engine, was located on the central control stand between the pilot and co-pilot.

The B-17 also carried a secondary power source - by way of 2 x 400 W 225 V. AC inverters, a 3 V AC transformer and an auxiliary 2,000 W petrol engine driven generator.

This Recovery Curios Original Instrument Display is one of the 4 x 300 ah Ammeters installed on the B-17 pilot's electrical control panel and is in excellent condition for a flight instrument over 75 yrs old. The face dial glass is unmarked as too, the Ammeter's rear casing and would make a fantastic pilot gift or a one-of-a-kind gift for that special aviation enthusiast in your life. 

This B-17 Flying Fortress Instrument comes complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in aircraft cockpit.

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Your B-17 Flying Fortress, Army Type E-1 Ammeter, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:

  • Original Warbird Collectable
  • 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

The 1/72 highly detailed scale model is available with wheels & flaps ‘up or down’ and ‘Bomb bay open or closed'

Your complete Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 4 - 6 weeks approx.

Did you fly, crew or maintain a a B-17 Flying Fortress or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.