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Altimeter, Sensitive, Type C-14, 50,000 ft, US Navy WWII


Altimeter, Sensitive, Type C-14, 50,000 ft, US Navy WWII


Here is a WWII-era Sensitive Altimeter, Air Corps US Army/Navy Type C-14, made by Kollsman. The C-14 Altimeter was used across all aircraft of the Air Corps US Army, including heavy bombers B-17 and B-24, medium bombers, B-25 and B-26, Fighters P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, and P-51, and transports C-46 and C-47, according to the Maintenance Interchangeability Chart dated Dec 1943.  This example is stamped and embossed with markings of the US Navy.

The C-14 Sensitive Altimeter displayed altitude using 3 pointers. The first and longest indicated 100's of feet, the second indicated 1000's of feet, and the third and smallest indicated 10,000's of feet. The knob is used to adjust the altimeter to the barometric pressure is displayed in the small window at the 3 o'clock position.  See spec sheet in the photo gallery.

It is in good condition given its age. The glass and case are intact, and the knob rotates, and the pointers move. Measures 3.25 inches diameter and ~4 inches deep.

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