Incredibly rare 'Raid Block' number used in RAF filter and sector Ops rooms during the Battle of Britain and beyond to display important information relating to the strength of an enemy raid. The raid block itself was normally positioned at the head of the plotting path and provided information such as strength, height and whether the aircraft were 'hostile', 'friendly' or 'unknown'. This number '5' is printed in black on some form of early plastic and were probably used to represent enemy aircraft. They would have been positioned on the raid block along with other tiles representing height, raid serial number and so on. Please note you are buying one single number tile, other numbers, the block and map etc are shown for illustrative purposes only. We have a small quantity of numbers available. A fantastic opportunity to create a small Operations room display. If you are lucky enough to own a Sector clock then this is a must have item. Stock code M23374-1f.