Installed on the far left of the pilot's main instrument panel beneath the P-38's Directional Compass, the 1AN 5771-1 Fuel Pressure Gauge sat just above the aircraft's Carburetor Temperature gauge.
The Lockheed P-38 twin 1,000 hp (750 kW) turbo supercharged, 2-cylinder Allison V-1710 twin engines were fitted with counter-rotating propellers to eliminate the effect of uncontrolled engine torque, with the turbochargers positioned behind the engines and the exhaust side of the units exposed along the dorsal surfaces of the booms.
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 P-38 Lightning cockpit instrument would be with its detailed P-38 Lightning 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 P-38 Lightning 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 P-38 Lightning Fuel Pressure Gauge, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:
- Original Warbird instrument
- Highly detailed hand-built and airbrushed 1/72 plastic scale model or 1/72 Die-Cast 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 'wheels & flaps up or down' and 'canopy open or closed' options with a choice of two Squadron markings and camouflage.
While the 1/72 scale Die-cast P-38 Lightning model comes with a 'wheels up or down' option, the canopy is sealed and the Squadron markings and camouflage are preset.
Upon order placement you will receive an email asking for your preferred configuration.
Your complete Recover Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 2 - 3 weeks approx.
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