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WW1 Circa 1918 Zenith RFC MK VA Altitude Meter For A Sopwith F1 Camel

WW1 Circa 1918 Zenith RFC MK VA Altitude Meter For A Sopwith F1 Camel

Zenith

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WW1 Circa 1918 Zenith RFC MK VA Altitude Meter For A Sopwith F1 Camel

This vintage aircraft cockpit gauge WW1 Circa 1918 Zenith RFC MK VA Altitude Meter For A Sopwith F1 Camel or Sopwith Pup.

The gauge, made by Zenith, is in very good cosmetic condition, with some minor surface blemishes, it has not been tested. The numeral 7 is missing its white paint but is still just about legible. A simple altimeter in that it measured height above ground (not altitude) up to 15,000 feet on the outer scale and, when exceeded, up to 20,000 feet on the inner scale.

Approximate Size:

  • Diameter:  11.5 cm 
  • Depth: 3.5 cm (excluding knob)

Marked:-

  • Mark VA No. 34775/W
  • Zenith
  • Non-Luminous
  • ↑ (Military Broad Arrow)
  • A (denoting aircraft use)

The Sopwith Camel aircraft is most commonly associated with WE Johns early books recounting the tales of his famous fictional military aviator, Biggles, when the RAF was known as the Royal Flying Corps (RFC)!

Highly collectible and scare piece of early military aircraft history.

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