Mounted on the underside of the P-47’s starboard wingtip, this WWII Red Recognition Light is one of three (others being Yellow & Green) unit identification, flush-mounted, lights which could be preprogrammed to flash the Colour Code Sequence of the day or mission to identify the aircraft as a ‘friendly’ when approaching other aircraft, or on landing.
During mission briefings, P-47 Thunderbolt pilots were advised of the coded colour series for the day. This enabled the identification of either friendly or enemy aircraft by the correct coded colour transmission upon approach of other aircraft or returning to a home airfield.
Each light was wired to a Recognition Lights panel or IFF Box, mounted on the bottom far right of the main flying panel just below the canopy of the P-47.
Pilots could places the switches in the ’Steady’ position for continuous operation or in the ‘Key’ position for intermittent operation via the depressible ‘Keying Switch’.
With its plug and wiring still attached and mounted on its 100 year old mango wood display stand, complete with a highly detailed 1/72 or 1/48 scale model of this iconic fighter perched above on its removable magnetic arm, this Recovery Curios Original Aviation collectable also comes with a detailed colour printed and laminated Fact Sheet.
An amazing gift for any aviation enthusiast, this P-47 Thunderbolt Red Wingtip Recognition Light is an original battle hardened relic of this iconic WWII fighter and is guaranteed to become a popular conversation piece in any collection.
This P-47 Republic Thunderbolt 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-47 Thunderbolt, Red Wingtip Recognition Light, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:
- Original Warbird Collectable
- 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 $35 (Click on the 1/48 scale option)
Both the 1/72 & 1/48 scale models are available with wheels & flaps ‘up or down’ and canopy ‘open or closed'
Your complete Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 4 - 6 weeks approx.
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