Can someone identify this instrument panel?

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  1. Proteon

    Proteon New Member

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    My uncle has had this for many years and has said it's from a T5 trainer jet from WWII, but I don't think the T5s were around for a few years still. Any ideas?

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    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

    Proteon
     
  2. GrauGeist

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    Looks alot like a BT-13 instument panel...
     
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    Yep Google Image Search confirms it.

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    Excellent work, thank you!

    I see you're in Redding - I made pizza at Scicilitos in Garberville one summer in the 90s. Hope they're still open.

    Thanks again
     
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    Glad I could help!

    Haven't been over to Garberville, so I can't say for sure...we have a million pizza places here in town, but I stick with Round Table when the pizza mood strikes
     
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    My first wife lived at Leggett when young went to high school that's near the drive thru tree. Nuff said.
     
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    I've walked through that drive-thru tree and swam at the Eel River just below Legget. Population 167, small world.
     
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    Nicely done Dave.
     
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    Echo that!
     
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    Thanks guys...there were a few of these Valiants around when I was a kid, it brought back memories seeing it :)

    Just a little trivia here, the "Vals" used in the movie "Tora! Tora! Tora!" were BT-13 and (I think some BT-15) aircraft painted to look like the IJN aircraft.
     
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    The yellow lines around some of the instruments indicated those were for instrument flying, hi-lighted so the student could learn his "scan." I like the early glide scope.
     
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    That's a odd panel, no airspeed indicator that I see, no turn and bank, no rate of climb, 2 clocks.
    And what is that instrument on the top left ? Looks like a magnetic compass, but the numbers don't make sense to me.
     
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    I'm not too sure about the BT-13.
    There is a landing gear/flap position indicator (centre-bottom) which appears to show a nose-wheel?

    With the fact that its missing basic instruments such as an airspeed indicator, I think that there have been some instruments removed, and the holes filled with whatever will fit.
     
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    It's definately a panel from a Valiant, but several of those gauges have been replaced
     
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