Aircraft Parts

  • WWII School-Built Wood ID Model - Curtiss F3F

    SKU: 21-PRTS-5

     Wooden carved ID model, 1:72 scale.  Wing-span 5.25", length 4".  Nicely detailed with thread strut wires (one missing), canopy outlines and landing gear (up).  Paper label on bottom wing reads: "F3F-2".  Schoolboys were urged to produce these for pilot training bases in WWII.  They are very fragile and not many survived.  About good+.

    Price: $35.00
  • Flight Computer Lot of 5 - circa 1960

    SKU: 21-PRTS-1

     Two (2) Type CPU 26 A/P computers, one in plastic sleeve, Felsenthal Instruments Co., each with different mil spec and contract numbers.  One larger Type MB-4 but missing slide.  One circular MB-9 for supersonic flight, Allegheny Plastic Co.  One Weems Mark II plotter (right end broken and missing.  Classic "Cold War" military pilot and navigator tools.

    Price: $35.00
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 1934 USN Grumman Fabric - Red Ripper VF-5B

    SKU: 19-PRTS-5

    Wonderful unit insignia cut from the side of a crashed Grumman biplane fighter, likely a FF-1 or G-5 flown from the USS Lexington. The fabric as about 18x24" and is in a frame with double-sided plexiglas for viewing on both sides.  There are several letters of provenance leading back to Major Lofton Henderson, USMC, who allegedly collected this fabric from a crashed fighter in an airshow in 1934.  Henderson died in the Battle of Midway and was awarded the Navy Cross; Henderson Airfield, Guadalcanal is named in his honor.  While there remains much research to be done on this fabric piece, it is fun to see how the insignia has "morphed" over the years.  The current insignia has reversed the bar sinister to remove the "bastard" implication and the boar's head (on the Gordon's Gin bottle) is also reversed. However the two "balls" remain as does the apparent "link-of-bologna".  (In 2011 the USN brass declared a traditional toast of the Red Rippers banned; the current military has no sense of tradition and too much political correctness in my mind.)  The fabric is in generally very good condition for it's age of 80 years but there are some minor tears from removal of old hide glue used to paste down to a board.  (Additional shipping costs will be necessary; automatic ordering not available for this item.  Inquire and an invoice will be sent)

    Price: $2,275.00
  • Bailout Plaque - 1946

    SKU: 19-MISC-2

    Interesting shield-shaped masonite plaque, 13"H x 10"W, commemorating an aircraft bailout.  Shield carries a central image of a pilot under a chute; above is a plate with engraving "FRANK NICHOLS JR./Bailout Sept. 6, 1946/Japan"  Surrounding the engraved plate is a parachute "D-Ring" (from a chest-pack if my Ft. Benning memory is correct) which is screwed to the plaque.  The plaque is about fair condition with some frontal paint loss and light soil; the reverse has old oil stains, one of which can be seen on the front right edge.  On the reverse is a rubber stamp: M&M Products, Trenton, NJ and a steel hanging ring.  This lot comes with no research but there must be a fascinating story here.

    Price: $185.00