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Air Ministry Hand Bearing Compass Type 06A - Click for the bigger picture

Air Ministry Hand Bearing Compass Type 06A

The instrument is engraved 6A/1246 with King's Crown and AM stamp. These compasses were used to take bearings from the aircraft in circumstances when the fixed type of observer's compass could not be used. The handle has an internal space for a dry cell battery for illumination of the compass card. Some compass oil has evaporated and the compass card does not currently swing, although would be possible to top up oil but on offer as a display item only. Complete with original transit box with dates stamps to lid indicating 1939, 1940 and 1945. Measures 9.5" (24cm)