Mounted on the underside of the Douglas SBD Dauntless fuselage just aft of the aircraft’s wing and fuselage juncture, this WWII Red Recognition Light is one of three (others being Red and Yellow/Amber) unit identification, flush-mounted fuselage lights.
Each light was wired to a Recognition Lights Panel mounted in the cockpit towards the bottom of the aircraft’s master electrical panel at the bottom right of the main instrument panel.
Using the ’Steady' position, the Dauntless pilot could preset the Identification lights to display a predetermined combination of Red, Green & Amber depending on the mission briefing or switch to the ‘Recognition Light Keying Switch’ located at the top of the electrical panel, which allowed him to signal a flashing combination by depressing a key sender button.
During mission briefings, Dauntless pilots were advised of the coded colour series for the day. This enabled the identification of either friendly or enemy aircraft by the correct coded colour transmission upon approach of other aircraft or returning to the carrier.
With its plug, bulb and wiring still attached and mounted on its 100 year old mango wood display stand, complete with a highly detailed 1/72 or 1/48 scale model of this iconic USN dive bomber perched above on its removable magnetic arm, this Recovery Curios Original Aviation collectable also comes with a detailed colour printed and laminated Fact Sheet.
This WWII veteran of the War in the Pacific make a fantastic original and authentic aviation collectable, on its 100yr old mango wood stand with plaque and detailed printed Fact Sheet and engraved plaque - all topped off with a highly detailed, custom built 1/72 or super detailed larger 1/48 scale model of the carrier launched dive-bomber, the Douglas SBD Dauntless.
What a terrific gift for any aviation enthusiast!
This SBD Dauntless Collectable 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 Douglas SBD Dauntless, Green Fuselage Identification Light, 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
*An upgrade to the larger and more detailed 1/48 scale model is also available for an additional $35 (Click on the 1/48 scale option)
Both the 1/72 & 1/48 scale models are available with wheels & flaps ‘up or down’, cockpit 'open or closed and wings ‘folded or open'
Your complete Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 5 - 7 weeks approx.
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