WW2 Japanese Zero Gauge. What is it?

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    Got this from a vet today. I was trying to find out what it was when I found this site. This came from a downed plane on Guadalcanal. What is it? It was said to have been taken from a Zero. It is in very good shape. Looks to be dated July 1940. Any help would be nice.
    Thanks, Justin
     

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    Hi, Justin.
    Are you Justin of the Pacific Wreck? If so, it's my big honor to have you here.
     
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    Hello Shinpachi, no I am not. I do know who you are talking about. He is a credit to the study of WW2 Aviation.
    Thanks, Justin
     
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    Oh, sorry Justin but Welcome to the forum!
     
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    Hi its a Japanese Army Rate of climb,TYPE 95 MODEL 2.
    Used in bombers and alike.The data plate at the back should have a five pointed star stamped.
    The Zero used a model 1 and can be identified by its lack of adjustment knob at the 3 oclock
    possition,hope this helps.
    Regards Mike
     
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    Thanks for the new info:D
     
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    A little surprise to me is the instrument has to be connected to static source and a heat insurated flask which has a certain defined volume. If that volume is doubled, the maximum indicated value will be halved or "5." The Zero therefore should have such a flask installed somewhere back in the instrument panel. Be sure that there shall be no leakage exists between the instruent and the flask.
     
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