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Original WWII P-47 Republic Thunderbolt Recognition Light IFF Switch Box

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.

The P-47 Thunderbolt had three large identification lights under the starboard wing tip running Red, Green and Amber from the leading edge to the rear. Another White light was positioned under the radiator housing.

Each light was wired to a Recognition Lights panel or IFF Box, mounted on the bottom right of the aircraft's main flying panel, just below the manual Fuel Pump Primer.

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’.

Manufactured by the Standair Company of Dayton Ohio, this is an original IFF Box removed from an operational fighter and all switches and buttons appear to operate as intentioned and overall, is in excellent condition for a P-47 Instrument over 75 years old.

Mounted in its 100 yr old Mango Wood Display Stand with engraved plaque and highly detailed custom built P-47 Thunderbolt model atop its magnetic arm, this would really make a fantastic pilot gift or a one-of-a-kind gift for that special aviation enthusiast in your life. 

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, Recognition Light IFF Switch Box, 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.

Did you fly, crew or maintain a P-47 Thunderbolt or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.