F4U CORSAIR CYLINDER HEAD TEMPERATURE GAUGE

$750.00

Add 1/48 SCALE, DETAILED MODEL UPGRADE for just $35.00
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In Stock SKU: 2353

BU Aero US Navy 88-1-12650 Weston Electric F4U Vought Corsair Cylinder Head Temperature Gauge



The F4U Corsair’s 2,000 hp, 18-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial engine, made it one of the fastest single engine fighters of WWII being only marginally slower than the P-47 Thunderbolt which used the same power plant.

With more than 12,570 F4U Corsairs manufactured in 16 separate models, it boasted the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in US history.

This Weston Electric Corp BU Aero US Navy 88-1-12650 Weston Electric Cylinder Head Temperature Gauge was installed in the carrier-launched F4U Corsair.

Installed on the aircraft's main flying panel just to the right of the Corsairs Rate of Climb Indicator this WWII instrument is in remarkable condition for a 77 year of veteran of the war in the Pacific and still bears its USN stamp on the rear of its casing.

With a highly detailed 1/72 or larger, super-detailed1/48 scale model of the F4U Corsair perched atop its hand crafted mango wood stand, this would make a fantastic gift for any aviation enthusiast.

* Note that this F4-U Collectable is pictured with a 1/48 scale model rather than the standard detailed, but smaller 1/72 scale. Click on the ‘Model Upgrade' option at the top of this page for the larger 1/48 scale as displayed here.

This Vought F4U Corsair Instrument Collectable comes complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in the aircraft's cockpit

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Your F4U Vought Corsair Cylinder Head Temperature 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 Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 4 - 6 weeks approx.

Did you fly, crew or maintain a Vought Corsair F4U, or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.