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Luftwaffe LKu 4 Gyro Kompass by Siemens - Click for the bigger picture

Luftwaffe LKu 4 Gyro Kompass by Siemens

Whilst no data plate is attached we believe the model number is FL22561 and could have been fitted to the instrument panel of a range of WW11 Luftwaffe aircraft including JU-88, He-111 and Me110. This instrument, whilst for sale as a collectors item, seems to be in good clean condition. K 126 is painted on the facia plate with makers details below and on the base it is marked ‘Bei eingedrucktem Knopf’ and ‘Kurssteuerung ausgekuppelt.’ The control knob bottom left operates the lower gyro compass card whilst the knob bottom right operates the top card. Below the compass card is a clear window containing a ball bearing which we assume is a turn and bank indicator. The ball moves freely but suspect this window would have originally contained damper oil which is now missing. The back of the instrument shows access for a power source as well as a multi pin male plug connecting point with terminals marked 1-12. The instrument measures 5 1/4” x 4 3/4” x 6 3/4” (14cm x 12 cm x 16 cm deep.)