The Douglas Skyraider’s RPM in 100's is indicated on the outer scale, whilst RPM in 1000's is indicated in the inner window at 9 o'clock. As the engine speed increased, the large pointer rotated clockwise.
Passing the 12 o'clock position, the numbers in the small window would rotate and indicate the RPM in 1000's. This is a 'sensitive' tachometer in that it provides more precise resolution of the engine speed vs those with a single pointer for the full RPM range.
This is an extremely rare, original cockpit instrument from one of the last propeller driven fighter/bombers used by the USAF. With its highly detailed 1/72 or super detailed 1/48 scale model mounted above on its magnetic arm and its detailed laminated Fact Sheet, this Recovery Curios Original Vintage Aircraft Instrument Collectable would make an unforgettable and highly prized gift for any aviation enthusiast. Lay-bys are available - just drop a us a note to organise.
This Douglas Skyraider 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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This Douglas Skyraider AE-1 RPM Gauge has a face engraving of : General Electrics - BU AERO US NAVY and retains its metal makers plate on the rear plus a smal US Navy anchor logo
Your Douglas Skyraider AE-1 RPM 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 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 Recover Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 3 - 4 weeks approx.
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