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Downward Identification Lamp Light Cover Blue 5C/3466 RAF Aircraft Spare

Regular price £19.99

Downward Identification Lamp Light Cover Blue 5C/3466 RAF Aircraft Air Ministry.

Glass itself shows section reference number 5C/3015.

3 downward identification lamps, green, amber and red, were used in different set patterns primarily to identify friendly aircraft at night. This one is blue so not known if it was interchangeable with the green ones, a different identification standard or for formation keeping. They were used during wartime and beyond in many iconic aircraft such as the de Havilland Mosquito and Avro Lancasters and Shackletons. These were also used by Ford on their Le Mans GT40 cars as identification lamps between vehicles. Please note this is just for the cover and not the full lamp unit.

Unknown if used but has been in loose storage for many years so will show some marks and scuffs. There are some manufacturing defects in the glass but they are original. The fixing adhesive has perished so the glass has separated. They should be able to be reseated and glued in place without issue.  You will receive a cover in the same or better condition than that photographed. Otherwise in good general condition! Sold untested for display only and "as is".

Great item for display or as part of a steampunk / aviation themed project.

Always willing to combine postage. International enquires welcomed, ask for postage quotes.

Many more vintage aircraft spares available from our shop! If there is something in particular you need please get in touch.


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