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Rare early RAF Air Ministry 240 mph Airspeed Indicator installed in the Handley Page Hampden medium bomber.

The Air Ministry and Crown stamped Mk IXA 240 mph Air Speed Indicator is amongst some of the earliest instruments installed across a range of early trainer and light bomber aircraft of the RAF.

Entering service in the late 1930’s and with a range from 2 - 240 mph it differed from later RAF airspeed indicators which commenced in the early 1940’s at 5mph or 10mph.

With its bakerlite housing and dial benzel in extremely good condtion for an instrument over 80 years old and with a clear, unmarked glass face, this 240 mph airspeed indicator was installed in the early Handly Page Hampden light bomber and the Avro Anson RAF trainer and observer.

Here is an amazing opportunity to secure a rare piece of early RAF WWII aviation history with an original Handley Page Hampden 240mph Airspeed indicator mounted in a stylish 100yr old Mango Wood Display Stand with engraved plaque and a highly-detailed 1/72 or 1/48 scale model of this classic early RAF medium bomber perched above, on its magnetic display arm.

This is an extremely rare Handley Page Hampden artefact and combined with a highly detailed scale model of the Hampden atop its Mango Wood Display Stand and accompanying Fact Sheet, would make a fantastic gift for any budding aviator, aviation enthusiast or experienced pilot!

This Handley Page Hampden 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 Handley Page Hampden Air Ministry 240 mph Airspeed Indicator, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:

  • Highly detailed hand-built and airbrushed 1/72 plastic scale model of the aircraft.
  • Original Warbird instrument
  • 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

The heavily detailed scale model is available with wheels & flaps up or down and bomb bays open or closed. 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 Hampden or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.