Hawker Typhoon 1B "Car Door" Variant Instrument Panel
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This panel is in the collection at The Jet Age Museum. Staverton.
"The Blind Flying Panel (6A/1336) was supplied as a donation from the stock of the no longer existent Cotswold Aircraft Restoration Group. The panel was populated with instruments; the majority of which were correct to type for the Typhoon project. The BFP mounting brackets were available from the scrap-yard recovered cockpit structure.
The Port and Starboard Pilot Instrument Boards and the Gunsight Services Central Panel together with the Port and Starboard vertical stiffening support channels were reverse engineered and manufactured by us to original Hawker drawings. Unavailable components (spare gun-sight bulb holder; flap indicator, and downward Identification light switchplate) were scratch-built by us from original drawings and reference photographs.
Remaining instruments were sourced or selected from existing stock.
This is the only accurate Pilot Instrument Board for an early 'Car Door' variant Hawker Typhoon 1B. All the other examples are later 'Sliding Canopy' variants which have a somewhat different instrument location type and fit."