Rate of Climb / Vertical Speed Indicator, Type 95 Model 2, 100 M/M, Japanese Army Aviation
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This is a fine specimen of a Vertical Speed / Rate of Climb Indicator, Type 95 Model 2, as used in aircraft of the Japanese Army during WWII. It measures rate of climb or descent in up to 100 meters/minute.
This indicator was used in a number of land-based aircraft of the Japanese Army, including*:
- Kawasaki Ki-48 Type 99 Light Bomber aka "Lily"
- Mitsubishi Ki-46 Type 100 twin-engine reconnaissance aircraft aka "Dinah"
- Kawasaki Ki-45 Type 2 Toryu twin-engine fighter aka "Nick"
- Mitsubishi Ki-67 Type 4 Hiryū heavy bomber aka "Peggy"
*According to the Funatsu Aviation Instruments Museum Website
It is in exceptional condition given its age. The calibration knob is on the side of the instrument at the 3 o'clock position, appears to be stuck in this example. The glass is intact. Measures ~3.25 inches across and ~ 3.5 inches deep.