The Lockheed Hudson's AN 3215-1 Bendix Scintilla Engine Magneto Switch was mounted at the rear of the Hudson's Throttle Control Unit.
Consisting of two switches, one each for the left and right engine, the Bendix Scintilla Magneto featured a master switch on a central post. which was switched by pulling (ignition off) or depressing (ignition on) enabling both engines to be killed simultaneously.
This is one of two early Bendix Magneto Switches installed in some first run versions of the Lockheed Hudson, PBY Catalina and C-47 Skytrain. The only difference between this 'Push-Pull' Bendix Magneto Switch and the other version was the swapping for 'Right & Left' engine designation for '1 & 2'.
By mid 1941, Bendix had changed their Magneto Switch design to a central 'Stop Up/Down' lever located at the top of unit as seen in the B-17 Flying Fortress.
Mounted in its 100yr old Mango Wood display stand with engraved plaque, detailed Fact Sheet and highly detailed 1/72 or larger, 1/48 scale model of the rugged Lockheed Hudson, perched above on its removable magnetic arm, this original WWII artefact would be a fantastic gift for any aviation enthusiast.
This Lockheed Hudson 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 Lockheed Hudson, Bendix Scintilla Engine Magneto Switch, 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 for an additional $45 (Click on the 1/48 scale option)
Both the 1/72 & 1/48 scale models are available with wheels & flaps 'up or down' and a choice of two camouflage markings. 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.
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