Installed in the Engine Instrument Panel opposite the pilot's right knee, the 1AN 5771-1 Fuel Pressure Gauge sits just below the aircraft's Oil Temperature gauge and to the left of the Fuel gauge.
The Hellcat's 2,000 hp (1,500 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine was the same powerplant used for both the F4U Corsair and the USAAF Republic P-47 Thunderbolt giving the carrier-launched fighter a speed of over 386 mph. Although this was slower then the F4U Corsair, it was soon discovered that the Grumman F6F Hellcat could out-perform the Japanese AM6 Zero at all altitudes.
Hellcats were credited with destroying a total of 5,223 enemy aircraft whilst in service with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the British Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm which was more than any other Allied naval aircraft.
Manufactured by the Electric Auto-Lite Co this 1AN 5771-1, Fuel Pressure Gauge comes complete with Manufacture's plate and is dated 1943.
What a fantastic aviation collectable this original WWII Hellcat cockpit instrument would be with its detailed F6F Hellcat scale model, atop its 100yr old Mango Wood stand. A rare one-of-a-kind gift for any aviation enthusiast or budding, active or retired pilot.
This Grumman F6F Hellcat 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 Grumman F6F Hellcat, Fuel 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,* - or 1/72 scale Die-cast model**
- 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 'canopy open or closed' options with a choice of two Squadron markings and camouflage.
The Die-cast model comes with closed cockpit and set colour scheme with the option of wheels up or down.
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 Grumman F6F Hellcat or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.