This Hawker Sea Fury FB 1 turbo prop, Korean War era fighter/bomber combination Oxygen Content Gauge and Oxygen Flow Regulator Assembly, British Air Ministry Mark XID, is an almost identical model to those installed in the RAF's first Jet fighter - the Gloster Meteor and its successor, the twin tail-boomed De Havilland Vampire Jet.
The only differentiation the Air Ministry Flight Manual makes between the Oxygen Regulator in the Gloster Meteor, De Havilland Vampire and the Hawker Sea Fury Fb 1, was that the latter two, had their Emergency Air 'On/Off' Switches at the top of the instrument changed from an overall 'Red' to a banded 'Black & Yellow' - although, with the constant swapping and upgrading of all three aircraft's instrumentation and flight systems across their service life, some could also be found with the original 'red' Emergency Air 'On/Off' switch.
The Sea Fury's Mk XID Oxygen Regulator was located to the right of the main blind instrument flying panel, just above the aircraft's 'Boost Pressure' gauge.
The pressure gauge in the upper right displayed the contents in the oxygen tank. The oxygen system was opened and flow adjusted by rotating the knob in the lower right. The oxygen flow rate is indicated by the twin floating balls in the flow meter in the upper left, assuming that the flow was adequate when the copper balls were balanced between the two index markers on the left and right of the centre of the flow meter. At the bottom left is a switch to immediately raise the flow of oxygen to “High" from Normal in the event of a sudden need.
While the unit is marked as having undergone modification since its first installation, the flow meter and contents gauge glasses are intact, with the flow meter still retaining its twin copper balls.
This rare, early Hawker Sea Fury FB I collectable is in excellent condition with its Flow Toggle Switch flipping up and down as intended and the Flow Rate knob still fully functional.
This Hawker Sea Fury 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 Hawker Sea Fury Mk XIC Oxygen Regulator, 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 3 - 4 weeks approx.
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