Instrument Panel, Unknown Aircraft, Guadalcanal
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This aircraft which used this instrument panel has yet to be identified. It resides in the collection of our friend Charles Darby of New Zealand.
According to Charles:
"I collected it at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, in 1963 along with several similar panels. As it came from a combat area, it is not a one-off or experimental panel. None of the panels had any part numbers or inspection stamps. The best clue may be the reference to NACELLE UP DOWN, which may indicate the aircraft had ASH (AN/APS-4) radar. Proof of which aircraft these panels were designed for would be most welcome, as would pictures of the correct instrument fit for them."