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Miscellaneous

  • Cold War U.S. Air Force "Attack" Interceptor Computer/Manual - 1965

     Complete circular computer, manual and original envelope.  Technical manual is T.O. 5N5-14-14-1, Type CPU-73/P, Air Navigation Attack Computer, 1 December 1965.  Manual is 36pp, illus, 8x8", stapled.  This computer was designed for Weapons Directors to assist air-to-air interceptor pilots in determining intercept parameters to shoot down enemy aircraft.  Computer is very large, 8" diameter and has a reverse side for drift calculations. Computer and manual are in very good/unused condition.  The envelope is split at top and bottom folds.  A seldom-seen Cold War artifact.

    $35.00
    $35.00
    22-PILOT-3
  • WWII-era Switlik Seat Pack Parachute - 1942

     Complete and packed, webbing, attachments and D-ring intact.  Civilian packing log inplace and dated 1950.  I would not want to fly with this baby since it feels hard as a rock!  While this has no military markings, it is not unreasonable that this chute is appropriate for the civilian flight schools under contract to the military in WWII.  I recall flying with something like this in T-28s circa 1965.  Some staining on outer cover; not inspected inside.  About fair condition. 

    $165.00
    $165.00
    22-PILOT-2
  • QB Beer Mug - circa 1972

     Heavy, high-quality beer mug, 5" high, 4" diameter at the base.  Text on side of mug identifies it as from the Tucson Hangar and cites the period as 1921-1972, 1921 being the birthdate of the Quiet Birdmen.  If you have not heard of the QB, it is worth a look at their history.  Markers mark on botom of "Fraternal Suppliers, Palmdale.  Excellent, as new.

    $15.00
    $15.00
    22-MISC-3
  • WWII Bomber Curiosity

     Circular molded plastic disc with rotating metal reverse having pin attachment, 2" diameter.  Aircraft in center appears to be a B-17.  Rectangular window below has text beside: "BLUE-fair, PINK-rain, PURPLE-cloudy".  Clearly the window had some sort of barometric indicator telling the weather.  At the top is a circular window with four different sized circular holes that can be rotated.  Each is calibrated with "10,000 ft (smallest hole)/5000 ft/2000 ft/1000ft (largest hole)".  Obviously meant to place an aircraft in the sky within the window to approximate the distance from the observer.  Very good; weather window not operable (no surprise).  This is a new one on me.  May even be a cereal box incentive. 

    $25.00
    $25.00
    22-MISC-2
  • Mongolian First Day Postal Cover - Airships

     Colorful cover with four airship/spaceship stamps.  Addressed to Linn's Stamp Weekly and backstamped Mar 23, 1973, Sidney, OH.  About very good, light corner bumps.

    $8.00
    $8.00
    22-MISC-1
  • 1943 LIFE Magazine - signed by 11 WASP Pilots

     Original Life Magazine (complete with all pages), July 19, 1943, 10.25x14".  Alluring young pilot in pigtails sitting on the horizontal stabilizer of a trainer or fighter.  Signed around the image by 11 WASP pilots, each with her class number.  Very good condition.  A "must" to frame for your woman/man cave!

    $75.00
    $75.00
    21-POST-62
  • WWII USAF WASP Poster - 7 signatures

     Poster from the USAF Art Collection (117.91), 16.5x20", signed by seven WASP pilots who have added their class numbers.  Excellent. (Likely signed during the 2002 reunion)

    $30.00
    $30.00
    21-POST-61
  • WWII WASP Photo Poster - 2002 Reunion

     Large photo collage, 13.5x17.25", produced for a 2002 WASP Reunion at Oshkosh.  Signed around the photos by 13 WASPs and one Tuskegee Airman.  Excellent.

    $35.00
    $35.00
    21-POST-60
  • WWII WASP Photo Poster - autographed by 9

     Large 13.5x18" poster with a photo of four WASP pilots in front of a P-47.  The four are identified below the photo which states that it is AAF Official Photo by Geo Abbate circa 1943 and it is from the WASP WWII Photo Collection Series No. 1, No. 0002.  Nine WASPs have signed the poster and included their class numbers.  Excellent.  (Likely signed during a 2002 reunion)

    $45.00
    $45.00
    21-POST-59
  • Test Pilots Prospect for URANIUM !

     A curious document, for sure!  Onion skin 8x13" typed legal document with original signatures  dated 1954/55 of USAF Test Pilots/School Personnel Albert Boyd, Jackie Ridley, Robert Uhrig, Frank Everest, and Chuck Yeager.  The five formed a uranium prospecting company called "Fat Cat Uranium Associates".  Accompanying the original legal document is correspondence to and from chuck Yeager attesting to the partnership and resulting claims.  A fascinating association piece like non other I have seen.  Very good.  (The photo to the left is only the signature block of a much longer document) SOLD

    $0.00
    $0.00
    21-MISC-57