The PBY Catalina AN 3215-1 Bendix Scintilla Engine Magneto Switch was mounted on the central arm of the aircraft’s twin control column.
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.
With its highly detailed 1/72 or super detailed 1/48 scale model of the PBY Catalina mounted above on its magnetic arm and its detailed laminated Fact Sheet, this Recovery Curios Original Vintage Aircraft Instrument Collectable would make an unforgettable and highly prized gift for any aviation enthusiast.
This PBY Catalina 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 PBY Catalina AN 3215-1 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 in the hand-built and airbrushed plastic version for an additional $65 (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.
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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