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Late WWII & Postwar 1949, Air Ministry 490kt Air Speed Indicator installed in the British Mk V & MkVI Hawker Tempest ground-attack fighter.

The Mk 9G 6/A3146 490kt Airspeed Indicator first came into production in late 1944 and was installed in the MkV & MkVI Hawker Tempests as well as the Supermarine PR Mk.XIII photo reconnaissance Spitfire, MkXIV high altitude Spitfire and the Mk XV and Mk. XVII Supermarine Seafires.

With a date of 1949, this example is one of the last production runs of the Mk 9G 6/A3146 490kt Airspeed Indicator and was installed immediately in front of the pilots control column on the main flying panel to the left of the aircraft's Artificial Horizon. 

With its undamaged bakelite case and clear, scratch-free glass face, this Air Ministry 490kt Air Speed Indicator presents an amazing opportunity to secure a rare piece of late WWII/Post War aviation history from an operational Hawker Tempest MkVI.  

Mounted on a stylish 100yr old Mango Wood Display Stand with engraved plaque and a highly detailed 1/72 of 1/48 scale model of this British Hawker Tempest perched above on its magnetic display arm and detailed Fact Sheet, it’s an ideal gift for any aviation enthusiast.

This Hawker Tempest 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 Tempest 1949, Air Ministry 490kt  Air Speed Indicator, 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 $40 (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, landing gear 'up or down' and wings 'folded or open' 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 Hawker Tempest or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.