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Autopilot Control Panel for C-1 Autopilot System


Autopilot Control Panel for C-1 Autopilot System

Not for Sale

This artifact resides in our Private Collection, yet we welcome inquiries from restorers, museums, or serious enthusiasts. Please email us with the name of the artifact at

The C-1 Autopilot system was used extensively in WWII-era bomber aircraft of the US Army Air Forces, including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, and the Boeing B-29 Superfortress.

This module, one of 10 modules in the system, is the control panel, typically installed at the pedestal between the pilot and co-pilot. The other modules are three servo units (aileron, rudder, elevator), a directional stabilizer, the vertical flight gyro, amplifier, inverter, and junction box, with a later generation adding the rate gyro and rate gyro adapter unit in Boeing B-50 bombers.  Was also installed with a "formation stick" controller in some aircraft. 

This example appears to be new old stock, and is in mint condition. All of the knobs turn and toggles flip.

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