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Rare Northrop P-61 Black Widow, Square D, Duel Engine Magneto Switch

One of the most effective and deadliest night fighters of WWII the Northrop P-61 Black Widow’s 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-65W Double Wasp 18-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, produced over 2,250 hp each giving the inceptor a top speed of 336mph and a ceiling in excess of 33,000ft.

Produced by the Square D Company, this Type B-6 Duel Ignition Magneto Switch was installed on the lower left of the aircraft’s Port sidewall console, just in front of the duel throttle controls.

The B-6 ignition switch has two switches, one each for the left and right engine, and a master switch in the centre. The master switch is switched by pulling (ignition off) or depressing (ignition on) the centre post, intending to be able to kill both engines simultaneously.

Both switches turn easily to their respective positions and the ‘PULL’ knob at the top centre moves in and out as originally designed.

This is an amazing piece of aviation memorabilia from the late WWII Northrop P-61 Night Fighter and combined with its detailed scale model of the aircraft perched atop its magnetic removable display arm and Detailed printed Fact Sheet, would make a fantastic gift for any aviation enthusiast.

All Northrop P-61 Black Widow Instruments listed below come complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in the aircraft cockpit.

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Your Northrop P-61 Black Widow, Square D, Duel 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

The 1/72 or 1/48 scale hand-built and airbrushed plastic model is available with ‘wheels & flaps up or down’, ‘cockpit open or closed’ in a choice of two Squadron markings and camouflage.

*To opt for the larger, more detailed 1/48 scale model simply click on the 1/4 scale tab at the top of the page

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 Black Widow or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.