United States of America - Unique!! WW2 USAAF E-6B flight computer with leather cover - as used in B17 bombers - 1944

Description
United States of America - Unique!! WW2 USAAF E-6B flight computer with leather cover - as used in B17 bombers - 1944
Original - Good condition

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!

Lot details
Type
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
1944
Original/ Replica
Original
Condition
Good condition
Comes with certificate of authenticity
No
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