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Wheel and Flap Position Indicator, AN-5780-2

General Electric

Wheel and Flap Position Indicator, AN-5780-2


These are Type AN-5780-2 Wheel and Flap Position Indicators used in WWII and post WWII aircraft with a nose wheel (vs tail wheel aircraft).  According to the US Army Air Force Interchangeability Cross Reference Chart dated February 1945, the AN-5870-2 indicator was used in bombers B-26, A-26, and A-20, as well as in the fighter P-38.  These were also used in B-25's and its USN version PBJ.

The position of the wheels were indicated by the 3 small window insets, one each on the nose and each wing. The position of the flaps was indicated in the small window inset at the bottom, by showing increments of quarter fractions from Up to fully extended Down. This version was made by General Electric Part Number 8DJ17AAW.

These are in good condition given their age. The photos here are representative of units in inventory. Inventory includes units with rear aluminum housing that is either unpainted aluminum or painted black. Dial faces are identical to what is depicted in the photo gallery. Orders will not be the exact instrument that appears here.

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