Orterkompass OK42 Compass German Luftwaffe Fl 23238, Do 335 Pfeil
This is an original WWII-era Orterkompass OK42, as used in the advanced fighter of the German Luftwaffe, the Do 335 Pfeil.
Once the locking lever is disengaged, the top dial can be rotated to indicate the desired course, allowing the pilot to turn the aircraft in the correct direction. The manufacturer shown on the label, "dxt", is Kadlec Instrument Factory, Prague.
The glass, dial, markings, label, and fluid are in exceptional condition. The bakelite bottom of the housing is broken, but does not affect the function of the compass which reads correctly. Measures ~4.5 inches diameter and ~3 inches tall.