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USAAF B-17 De-Icing Pressure Gauge

USAAF B-17 De-Icing Pressure Gauge

Code: M25372

£25.00
 

USAAF, Gage, De-Icing, Pressure, AN5771-3. Manufactured by the Electric Auto-Lite Co.  Approximately 6 x 6 x 4.5cm.  Luminous numbers, needle and text.  As found on the pilot's overhead compass panel of the the B-17 Flying Fortress.  Also fitted to the  B-24 Liberator and B-29 Superfortress.  With a 1943 contract mark.  When the aircraft's de-icing system was engaged this indicator displayed the pressure being applied to the rubber surface de-icer boots along the leading edges of the wings.  A bit grubby and the data plate is a little difficult to read but otherwise in very good order.  Available to UK addresses only.  Stock code M25372.