The E-6B flight computer was developed in the United States by Naval Lt. Dalton in the late 1930s. It was introduced to the Army in 1940, but it took Pearl Harbor for the Army Air Forces (as the former "Army Air Corps" was renamed on June 20, 1941) to place a large order. Over 400,000 E-6Bs were manufactured during World War II, mostly of a plastic that glows under black light. (Cockpits were illuminated this way at night.) The order number (44-...) dated this set to 1944.
The designation "E-6B" was officially marked on the device only for a couple of years. By 1943 the Army and Navy changed the marking to their joint standard, the AN-C-74.
Great and rare 100% original Flight Computer (as used in B17's) from WW2 in unctional condition complete with its cover!
- as used in B17 bombers
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- Army Unit
- Unique!! WW2 USAAF E-6B flight computer with leather cover
- Year of Manufacture
- Original/ Replica
- Good condition
- Comes with certificate of authenticity