Pitot Tube, Japanese Naval Aviation
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 Curator@AeroAntique.com.
This is a fine example of a WWII-era Pitot Tube used in the aircraft of the Japanese Navy as evidenced by the stamped anchor on the identification stamp.
Mounted under the wing or on the fuselage, the tube provides air pressure measurement for pitot-static instruments, such as the airspeed and rate-of-climb indicators.
It is in exceptional condition given its age. Measures ~8 inches long and ~ 9 inches tall.