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Altimeters

RAF Wartime Altimeters are generic instruments. The aircraft shown in our adds did use the Altimeters shown but they may of coarse been used in a different type of aircraft with matching performance for that date. If you are not sure what Altimeter you require then please contact us and I will do my best to advise you on the most suitable purchase. The altimeters are described as accurately as possible but would require a full inspection before being used for flying and all items are sold as such.

Use the links under to navigate the instrument pages

Page 1 Instruments home.  Page 2 Airspeed indicators.    Page 3 Altimeters.    Page four Boost gauges.    Page five Clocks and compasses. Page Six Climb and descend.          Page 7 Directional indicators   

 Page 8 Fuel gauges    Page 9 Flap Indicators  Page 10 Brake Gauges  Page 11 Oxygen gauges  Page 12 Pressure gauges   Page13 Revolution Counters   Page 14 temperature gauges

  Page 15 Turn and slip and artificial Horizon  Page 16 Undercarriage indicators  Page 17 Trim gauges  Page 18 Volt and Ammeter

 

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Stuka JU 87 altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 1 ) 

Here is a altimeter used in the JU 87 the infamous Stuka dive bomber. It appears to be in good working order the needle moves when the knob is turned. Also used in the AR 234 the worlds first operational jet bomber.

Below the Stuka JU 87

Below the Arado AR 234

 295

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RFC WWI Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 2 ) 

Here is a Altimeter used by the RFC in WWI in Good original condition.

This Type was used in the Sopwith Camel and Avro 504 as well as other RFC Aircraft

The outer Dial moves so that it could be calibrated prior to take off

Manufactured by S.Smith and Sons

 600

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RFC WWI Altimeter 2 (Ins pg3 Altimeter 5) 

Here is a Altimeter used by the RFC in WWI in Good original condition.

Mark VB Non Luminous

Designed for Larger Aircraft that Fly Above the Weather

The outer Dial moves so that it could be calibrated prior to take off

Manufactured by Short and Mason

 700

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RFC WWI Altimeter 3 (Ins pg3 Altimeter 40) 

Here is a Altimeter used by the RFC in WWI

Mark V Luminous

The Face on the Dial has deteriorated and the Knob has Seized

It has the War Department Arrow with an A that Denotes Aircraft Use

Manufactured by W.A.S Benson & Co Ltd

 300

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Altimeter 1938 (Ins pg3 Altimeter 6 ) 

Shown below the now extinct Short Stirling.

Mk XIIID

  Dated 1939

Pre WWII dated  fitted on the Beaufighter (Observer panel), Oxford and numerous bomber's observer panel like the Stirling.  

The adjusting knob is missing so for display only. 

95

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 Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 7 ) 

Air Ministry Marked 6A/437

 Dated 1939

A  Battle of France era altimeter, these were fitted on Blenhiem , Beaufighter (Observer panel), Oxford and numerous bomber's observer panel like the Stirling.

The Knob is Seized so for Display Only

  95

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Altimeter Mk XIIID  (Ins pg3 Altimeter 8 ) 

These altimeters work on the aneroid principle and are referred to as simple altimeters. The altimeter is calibrated according to isothermal law, which assumes a constant temperature of 10 degrees C at all heights. The altimeters tended to give large errors at height and a computer is required to establish a true figure. This range of altimeters was gradually replaced in operational aircraft at the out break of war.  However they remained in service for many years and are sometimes seen in in the second pilots position of larger aircraft including the Sunderland and Stirling.

Air Ministry Ref: 6A/437

Very Early pre War Dated 1936

The Knob turns However the Face Does not move

  95

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Mk 111 A Altimeter Contacting Dive Bomber Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 9 ) 

A contacting altimeter gives a warning or signal at a pre determined height. The Mk 111A  shown here was standard equipment in a number of Fleet air arm dive bombers. The purpose of this altimeter was to warn the pilot to pull out of the dive. Very good original condition.

The Blackburn Skua was an idiosyncratic aircraft. Designed for the British Fleet Air Arm to perform as both fighter and dive bomber, it performed neither task particularly well.

Nevertheless, the Skua had the honour of being the first British aircraft to claim an aerial victory in World War Two. The victim was a Dornier Do 18 shot down by two Skuas on 26 September, 1939. Skuas were also responsible for the destruction of the first Axis capital ship of the war, sinking the German cruiser Konigsberg in 1940.

Mk.IIIA

6A/1843

Seen under the Blackburn Skua dive bomber.

 

  95

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75

 

Grumman Avenger altitude switch (Ins pg3 Altimeter 10 ) 

Here we have a mint condition altitude limit switch. This aircraft used as a torpedo by both the RAF and USAF famously during the intense carrier battles of the Pacific war. This instrument  assisted in attaining the correct height for torpedo drops.

The Avenger entered U.S. service in 1942, and first saw action during the Battle of Midway. Despite losing five of the six Avengers on its combat debut, it survived in service to become one of the outstanding torpedo bombers of WWII .

Grumman Avenger in US Service

 

Grumman Avenger in RAF Service

 

 

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Airspeed Contact unit 1939 (Ins pg3 Altimeter 11 ) 

This is the first instrument of this type I have seen, it is similar in design to the contact altimeter which gives the pilot an audible warning at which ever altitude it is set. My best informed guess is that instrument is some sort of stall warning instrument and would give a warning at the set airspeed.

Air Ministry Ref: 6K/21

Dated 1939

It is in good condition apart from some slight damage to the plug connection as seen in the picture.

Any further information gratefully received discounts available for info supplied. Contact us.

95

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Altimeter Mk XVIIA (Ins pg3 Altimeter 12 ) 

Air Ministry Ref: 6A/1538

Mk XVIIA

Fitted to Navigators panels of Lancaster's and other RAF Bombers. The needle turns in response to the adjuster knob.

95

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Altimeter 4  (Ins pg3 Altimeter 13 ) 

 Fitted to the navigation station of heavy bombers such as the Lancaster.

The Knob turns the Needle

MK XVIIA

6A/1538

Service Date 1943

95

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Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 15 ) 

Fitted to Navigators panels of Lancaster's and other RAF Bombers. The needle turns in response to the adjuster knob.

A/M 6A/1538

Mk XVIIA

95

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Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 16 ) 

Nice altimeter fitted to the navigators position in Lancaster's and other RAF aircraft. Needle turns freely.

Ref:6A/1538

Mk XVIIA

 

95

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Altimeter  (Ins pg3 Altimeter 17 ) 

Nice condition Training  Altimeter

Manufactured by Air Trainers Ltd for a ground Instrument Trainer

 Many of these can been seen in flying Spitfire's today and were used in later Mk's of all RAF WWII and post war fighters.

Not sure if this works so sold as display only.

125

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Altimeter for Link Trainer (Ins pg3 Altimeter 20 ) 

Here we have a quality altimeter for a link trainer which were used to train wartime pilots.

It has a metal case as apposed to bakelite for the flying version. The face is identical to the classis wartime pattern used in practically every British Wartime aircraft including the Spitfire. It would be fine to fit to a static panel. Its dated 1948 but this is a service date and its almost certain this was produced during WWII.

The hands move freely when the knob is turned.

125

 

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Kollsman Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 22 ) 

 

Kollsman altimeter in good original condition.

The hands do not respond to the tuning knob so for display only.

 75

 

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Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 23 ) 

Nice altimeter fitted to the navigators position in Lancaster's and other RAF aircraft. Needle turns freely.

Dated 1943

95

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Altimeter Mk XIII  (Ins pg3 Altimeter 24 ) 

These altimeters work on the aneroid principle and are referred to as simple altimeters. The altimeter is calibrated according to isothermal law, which assumes a constant temperature of 10 degrees C at all heights. The altimeters tended to give large errors at height and a computer is required to establish a true figure. This range of altimeters was gradually replaced in operational aircraft at the out break of war.  However they remained in service for many years and are sometimes seen in in the second pilots position of larger aircraft including the Sunderland and Stirling.

6A/1743

Mk XIIID

Service date of 1943

  95

 

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Altimeter Mk XIII  (Ins pg3 Altimeter 25) 

These altimeters work on the aneroid principle and are referred to as simple altimeters. The altimeter is calibrated according to isothermal law, which assumes a constant temperature of 10 degrees C at all heights. The altimeters tended to give large errors at height and a computer is required to establish a true figure. This range of altimeters was gradually replaced in operational aircraft at the out break of war.  However they remained in service for many years and are sometimes seen in in the second pilots position of larger aircraft including the Sunderland and Stirling.

6A/1743

MK. XIIID

Service dates of 1943 and 1944

  95

 

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Altimeter Mk XIII  (Ins pg3 Altimeter 26) 

These altimeters work on the aneroid principle and are referred to as simple altimeters. The altimeter is calibrated according to isothermal law, which assumes a constant temperature of 10 degrees C at all heights. The altimeters tended to give large errors at height and a computer is required to establish a true figure. This range of altimeters was gradually replaced in operational aircraft at the out break of war.  However they remained in service for many years and are sometimes seen in in the second pilots position of larger aircraft including the Sunderland and Stirling.

Mk. XIIID

  65

 

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Lancaster Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 28) 

Nice altimeter fitted to the navigators position in Lancaster's and other RAF aircraft. needle does not adjust so for display only

Mk XVIIA

6A/1538

Lancaster navigators station shown under.

95

 

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WWI RFC Aero Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 29) 

This is a superb and rare piece from WWI the Compensated Aero altimeter was worn on the wrist and read to 10,000 ft. Worn by aircrew during WWI it has an extra long strap to enable it to be worn around flying glove. This type of compass was in use from the earliest days of flight before instruments were fitted to aircraft  It is in excellent condition and work's well. The bezel rotates to allow calibration

 

Under is an article from flight magazine of 1915 showing a similar wrist altimeter. These were precision instruments and hugely expensive at the time the example shown below being for sale at 3 17s 6d in 1915 the equivalent today would be over 900.

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Spitfire Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 29) 

Altimeter fitted to Spitfire's Hurricanes and practically all other RAF Wartime aircraft.

 The needles turn freely and it is in good Overall condition

The Tube at the Back has been cut so would be for display purposes only

Dated 1942

  Out of Stock More Wanted Contact Us

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Spitfire Altimeter 1939 (Ins pg3 Altimeter 30 ) 

 Mk.I Supermarine Spitfire

Mk XIIIC

6A/445

  Battle of France Dated 1939

This Type of Altimeter was Fitted to Early Spitfires

The knob freely moves the face however the bottom left lug is broken

175

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Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 31 ) 

Nice altimeter fitted to the navigators position in Lancaster's and other RAF aircraft.

Mk XVIIA

6A/1538

Dated 1943

The knob freely moves the hands

95

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Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 32 ) 

Nice altimeter fitted to the navigators position in Lancaster's and other RAF aircraft.

Mk XVIIA

6A/1538

Dated 1943

The knob freely moves the hands

95

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Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 33 ) 

Smiths Altimeter

Reads to 50,000 ft

Mk 20C(P)

6A/3156

Dated 1943

The knob freely moves however the hands do not move

75

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Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 35 ) 

Nice altimeter fitted to the navigators position in Lancaster's and other RAF aircraft.

Mk XVIIA

6A/1538

Dated 1943

The knob freely moves

95

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Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 36 ) 

Nice altimeter fitted to the navigators position in Lancaster's and other RAF aircraft.

Mk XVIIA

6A/1538

The knob freely moves

95

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Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 37 ) 

Nice altimeter fitted to the navigators position in Lancaster's and other RAF aircraft.

Mk XVIIA

6A/1538

The knob freely moves

95

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Kollsman Altimeter (Ins pg3 Altimeter 38 ) 

Here we have a Kollsman Altimeter

The knob is missing so for display only

75

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Contacting Altimeter Mk.IIIA (Ins pg3 Altimeter 39 ) 

A contacting altimeter gives a warning or signal at a pre determined height. The Mk 111A  shown here was standard equipment in a number of Fleet air arm dive bombers. The purpose of this altimeter was to warn the pilot to pull out of the dive.

Very good original condition.

Ref:6A/1846

Dated 1952

This was used in Aircraft Such as the Sea Fury as well as other FAA Aircraft

95

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Altimeter Mk XIIID  (Ins pg3 Altimeter 41 ) 

These altimeters work on the aneroid principle and are referred to as simple altimeters. The altimeter is calibrated according to isothermal law, which assumes a constant temperature of 10 degrees C at all heights. The altimeters tended to give large errors at height and a computer is required to establish a true figure. This range of altimeters was gradually replaced in operational aircraft at the out break of war.  However they remained in service for many years and are sometimes seen in in the second pilots position of larger aircraft including the Sunderland and Stirling.

Air Ministry Ref: 6A/1743

 Dated 1936

The Gauge is Boxed in Very Good Condition however the knob has seized

This is different to other Mk. XIIID gauges as it has a cone shaped back

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 195

Luftwaffe Me109-G Altimeter  (Ins pg3 Altimeter 42 ) 

Here We have a Luftwaffe Altimeter

Ref No: FL22322

This Measures to 13Km and was Fitted to The Me109-G, FW190 and the ME262 as well as other Luftwaffe Aircraft

Seen in Situ Below on a Me109-G Panel

 

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Model FA176 Aerial Surveying Altimeter (pg2 misc)

Here we have a Model FA176 Aerial Surveying Altimeter

Serial 7321B

It is in a Good Original Condition

Manufactured by Wallace and Tiernan

It Measures 10" in Diameter

The Body is Made of Aluminium

 It Comes Complete with its Green Canvas Carry Case

This was Used by the US Army Corp of Engineers

During World War II, the Army Corps of Engineers in the European Theatre of Operations was responsible for building countless bridges, including the first and longest floating tactical bridge across the Rhine at Remagen, and building or maintaining roads vital to the Allied advance across Europe into the heart of Germany.

 In the Pacific theatre, the Pioneer troops were formed, a hand-selected unit of volunteer Army combat engineers trained in jungle warfare, knife fighting, and unarmed jujitsu (hand-to-hand combat) techniques. Working in camouflage, the Pioneers cleared jungle and prepared routes of advance and established bridgeheads for the infantry as well as demolishing enemy installations

 

Use the links under to navigate the instrument pagess

Page 1 Instruments home.  Page 2 Airspeed indicators.    Page 3 Altimeters.    Page four Boost gauges.    Page five Clocks and compasses.

Page Six Climb and descend.          Page 7 Directional indicators     Page 8 Fuel gauges    Page 9 Flap Indicators  Page 10 Brake Gauges

 Page 11 Oxygen gauges   Page 12 Pressure gauges   Page13 Revolution Counters   Page 14 temperature gauges    Page 15 Turn and slip and artificial Horizon

Page 16 Undercarriage indicators  Page 17 Trim gauges  Page 18 Volt and Ammeter

 

 


       

 


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