RARE WW II RAF LANCASTER BOMBER COMPASS - DAM BUSTER
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Sold Date: 05/16/2007
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Militaria & Weapons
This a very Rare World War II RAF LANCASTER BOMBER COMPASS. The compass is still in good working order. The condition has wear, but remember, to survive a WAR, you would expect to have wear. However, the compass still works properly.A little brief history on this amazing LANCASTER BOMBER . The Avro Lancaster was a British four-engine Second World War Bomber Aircraft made initially by Avro for the British Royal Air Force (RAF). First used in 1942, it was the main heavy bomber of the RAF, The Royal Canadian Air Force and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving with RAF Bomber Command. The "Lanc" or "Lankie" as it became affectionately known, became the Most Famous and Most Successful of the Second World War Night Bombers, delivering 608,612 tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties. Although the Lancaster was primarily a night bomber, it excelled in many other roles including daylight precision bombing. The Lancaster gained worldwide renown as the "DAM BUSTER" used in the 1943 Operation Chastise Raids on Germany's important dams. In 1942-45, Lancasters flew 156,000 operations and dropped 608,612 tons of bombs. Only 35 Lancasters completed more than 100 successful operation, and 3249 were lost in action. The most successful survivor completed 139 operations, only to be scrapped in 1947. Imagine, If you are a World War II Collector, or like a Rare Compass. How often, would A Rare World War II Actual Lancaster Bomber Compass come for auction. This great historical British History could become part of your collection. Most importantly, This unique compass has survived the War and continues to work. It is a heavy solid metal compass with a dial of numbers starting from 10 upto 350. The North is in Red. East, West and South are in white. It has like a cross in the center. Around the frame of the dial has a group of numbers (I believe) to be serial numbers. TYPE P11 ( I believe to be a Pilot's Compass) and No. 21087 K . In a square box t is a symbol of an arrow facing upward ( I believe it to be a PATHFINDER ). T is also a serial number (very hard to read) it appears to be REF: No. 6A/1679. Hopefully, for those who know more about the Lancaster. The pictures will explain more details. ONCE AGAIN, IT HAS WEAR, HOWEVER THE COMPASS IS STILL IN GOOD WORKING ORDER. THIS IS A CHANCE TO OWN A GREAT PIECE OF WORLD WAR II HISTORY DIRECTLY FROM AN ACTUAL LANCASTER BOMBER. THIS WOULD BE IDEAL FOR A COLLECTOR, OR ENJOYS WORLD HISTORY OR EVEN TO HAVE SOMETHING SO UNIQUE. I IMAGE, NOT MANY OF THESE ITEMS STILL EXIST AND EVEN IN WORKING ORDER. We will ship to Canada, US and Worldwide. This item is heavy. Shipping charges to the Canada and US will be $25.00. If you are International Bidder interested in this item, please email us for shipping. Thank you for looking.
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