Add 1/48 SCALE, DETAILED MODEL UPGRADE for just $85.00

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Rare 1943 Douglas C-47 Skytrain Automatic Pilot Hydraulic Pressure Gauge

Produced by the Electric Auto-Lite Co, this H2 10231-A Automatic Pilot Oil Pressure Gauge was installed in both USAAF and USN aircraft including the Douglas C-47 Skytrain.

The single, direct reading gauge worked of a Bourdon tube and indicated the hydraulic fluid pressure in the servo unit of the aircraft's automatic pilot.

Measuring pressure in Pounds Per Square Inch the gauge read from 0 to 300lbs and was located to the right of the C-47’s large  4 x Tank Fuel Gauge on the co-pilot’s side of the cockpit.

The instrument has a Manufacture’s name plate with a production date of 1943 and both the Bakelite Housing, Dial and Glass Face are in excellent condition for an instrument over 77 years old.

Combined with an extremely detailed hand built and airbrushed model of the USAAF’s work horse troop and logistics transporter, this C-47 Skytrain collectable is mounted on a 100yr Mango Wood Stand and Magnetic Arm and comes complete with a double sided printed and laminated Fact Sheet featuring a photograph of the instrument in the C-47 Skytrain cockpit.

What a fantastic gift for any aviation enthusiast or a great gift for a budding, active or retired pilot.

While this model is available in the highly detailed 1/72 scale version, I do have a super detailed Giant 1/48 scale kit that features opening cargo door and D Day parachutists exiting the aircraft!

This Douglas C-47 Skytrain 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 C-47 Skytrain Automatic Pilot Oil Pressure Gauge, 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 Super Size and extremely detailed 1/48 scale model is also available in the hand-built and airbrushed plastic version for an additional $85 (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.

Did you fly, crew or maintain a C-47 Skytrain or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.