Airspeed Indicator, Japanese Army Aviation, Type 98
This original WWII-era Airspeed Indicator, Type 98, made by Tanaka, was used in a variety of aircraft of the Japanese Army. It displays airspeed up to 700 km/hr. Measurement begins at 50 knots along the outer scale with the pointer at the 6 o'clock position, rotating clockwise as speed increases up to 400 km/hr, at which point airspeed is indicated along the inner scale up to 700 km/hr.
According to the online Funatsu Aviation Instruments Museum, this indicator was used in aircraft of the Japanese Army such as:
- Kawasaki Ki-48 Light Bomber "Lily"
- Mitsubishi Ki-46 Reconnaissance Aircraft "Dinah"
- Mitsubishi Ki-67 Type 4 Heavy Bomber "Peggy"
- Mitsubishi Ki-83 Experimental Bomber
- Kawasaki Ki-102 Long Range Fighter "Randy"
It is labeled as a veteran bring-back from Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea 1944. It is in good condition given its age. Measures ~ 3.25 inches diameter and ~1.75 inches deep.