Aircraft Parts

  • Goodyear Zeppelin Airship Dock Bank - circa 1932

    SKU: 20-ZEPP-55

     A very rare bank, 7.25" L x 2.5" W x 2.25" H, highly detailed cast aluminum.  Both sides have text above the windows: "Goodyear Zeppelin (w/winged shoe)".  Below the windows on one side is: "Airship Dock Akron Ohio" and on the other side: "Made of Duraluminum used in Airship 'Akron'/Length 1175 Width 325 Height 211 Ft.".  Slot in one end for your savings, round port on the bottom for extracting savings.  Takes a two-prong key which is not present (I have reason to believe this type of key is easily found). Green felt on the bottom may be a replacement.  Otherwise very good. 

    Price: $245.00
  • Airship Fabric - circa 1950s

    SKU: 20-ZEPP-52

     Large 18x18" silver airship fabric, black reverse.  On the center of the fabric is a neatly applied blimp outline in stitched holes.  Would make a nice wall display in the Airship Addict's Man/Woman Cave!  Previously 8-folded but likely could be ironed flat.  Very good with expected light soiling from aging.

    Price: $110.00
  • Small Piece of U.S. Navy Airship Girder.

    SKU: 20-ZEPP-47

     Duraluminum frame piece, 2"W x 6.25"L, remnants of brown, green and blue primer.  Unknown type, class or number of the airship but likely from the boneyard at Lakehurst.  Very good original relic. COA from Borough of Lakehurst Historical Museum. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • U.S. Navy Blimp Fabric w/ Provenance - circa 1950's

    SKU: 20-ZEPP-46

     Rubberized silver fabric piece, 4 x 5.5".  Certificate of Priovenance by a former blimp crew member.  Also his business card and the original envelope in which the lot was shipped in 2008.  Very good.

    Price: $20.00
  • U.S. Navy Airship Girder Section, 1940-1950

    SKU: 20-ZEPP-29

     Nicely mangled airship girder, 27" long, 8" high and 2" deep.  Letter of provenance accompanying states that the Lakehurst Historical Society identified this as a frame piece excavated in front of Hangar #4.  The piece was removed by construction workers and it still retains some olive-drab paint and dirt; it was never cleaned after removal.   SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • Cold War Navigation Computer - 376th Bomb Wing

    SKU: 20-PRTS-8

     Large heavy plastic USAF navigation computer, 8" dia.  Basic Type R-1 computer (speed, range, time, drift) with two thin plastic overlays titled: "B II Celestial Computer/Designed by Maj. P.H. Barber - 376th Bomb Wing"  The R-1 has a contract serial number AF-52-5771. The 376th Bomb Wing flew B-29s, B-47E, and ED-47L while active from 1951 to 1965 as part of our Strategic Defense Forces.  Likely this was used on B-47s during this Cold War period.  About Good+, light soiling and marks from use.

    Price: $35.00
  • WWII Anti-Aircraft Range Indicator

    SKU: 20-PRTS-6

     U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance A.A. Range Indicator.  Bakelite 5" diameter with 1.75" center hole having moveable wires for ranging; handle at the bottom for gripping.  Face has orange text with different aircraft types, white numbers indicate range.  For use on board ship bu anti-aircraft gun crews.  Center ring was rotated to attacking aircraft wingspan and aircraft identified, then white numbers gave range.  Reverse has data plate and text cast in Bakelite: "To be held 24 inches from eye".  Very good, fully functional. (2)

    Price: $125.00
  • Ripcord Warning Flag

    SKU: 20-PRTS-4

     Likely WWII warning flag of red cloth reading "Remove After Connecting Ripcord".  Cabled safety pin on right grommet, 8" pin on left grommet.  Cloth is 3" wide by 30" long.  Front is stamped "P/N 60D90160, US" on one end and on the reverse: "This Item Warranted for 365 Days After Acceptance By Gov't". This item came in a large lot of B-17 material but is unidentified (I would welcome help with this). SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • WWII US Army Air Corps E-1A Aviation Computer

    SKU: 20-PRTS-2

     Very large (8" diameter) circular computer marked "Aerial Dead Reckoning Computer, Serial No. 36-241, Type E-1A, Bastian Rothers Company, Copyright 1935".  This is the time/distance computer all of us "more senior" pilots learned to use in flight school, but a very early version.  The reverse has a circular grid for course correction plotting to account for cross winds.  This item came in a lot of B-17 material so I am assuming this was also used on that aircraft.  Very good condition, some light surface soil.

    Price: $85.00
  • WWII Turn and Bank Aircraft Instrument, Type A-5

    SKU: 19-PRTS-7

     Air Corps Order No. AC-12479, MFRS Part No.1707-2A-A2, Spec No. 27803-A, Serial Number AC-40-1042, Pioneer Instrument Co., Bendix, N.J. I date this to very early in the war, likely just before Pearl Harbor.  Unused condition with just minor shelf wear.  Oil fill good and appears functional. SOLD 

    Price: $0.00