B-29 Gyro Artificial Horizon Indicator

Item No. "667066010093"
$950.00

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Boeing submitted the prototype for the B-29 long-range heavy bomber to the Army in 1939, before the United States entered World War II. The B-29 used the high-speed Boeing 117 airfoil, and its larger Fowler flaps added to the wing area as they increased lift. Modifications led to the B-29D, upgraded to the B-50, and the RB-29 photo reconnaissance aircraft. The Soviet-built copy of the B-29 was called the Tupolev Tu-4. An attitude indicator (AI), also known as gyro horizon or artificial horizon or attitude director indicator, is an instrument used in an aircraft to inform the pilot of the orientation of the aircraft relative to Earth's horizon. It indicates pitch (fore and aft tilt) and bank or roll (side to side tilt) and is a primary instrument for flight in instrument meteorological conditions. This instrument has been hand refurbished and set in a housing made from plasma cut 11-gauge hot rolled steel, in a shape inspired by Boeing prop planes build in the early 1940's. It has been hand polished and powder coated with a vintage smoke clear finish to stay true to the B-29 era. Certificate of Authenticity included. May vary slightly from photograph. Measures approximately 11.5"L x 8.5"W x 7"H. Specially priced-no discounts may be applied. Made in U.S.A. NOT FOR FLIGHT USE.
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