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Stock No. 6196
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RAF Hand Bearing Compass Type 06A - Click for the bigger picture

RAF Hand Bearing Compass Type 06A

RAF Hand Bearing Compass Type 06A - A nice clean example stores ref. 6A/1248 and marked AM and Kings Crown. Most of the paint has been rubber from the brass compass bowl. Interestingly someone has scratched 5/42 on the bowl so this instrument clearly saw service in WW11. The compass card moves freely although the compass oil is perfect and does not suffer the usual problem of having an the air bubble in it. The sighting prism is perfect and whilst for sale as a collectable, the instrument appears to be in good working order. These compasses were used in flight for taking bearings when the fixed type of observer's compass could not be used. No transit box with this example Overall length 9" (21cm)