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Japanese flight navigational tool(?)

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    I believe this is a wwii navigational tool. I am thinking it would have been used by pilots for directional purposes.Japanese flight navigational tool(?)Japanese flight navigational tool(?)Japanese flight navigational tool(?)Japanese flight navigational tool(?)Japanese flight navigational tool(?)

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    航法計算盤三型
    Kōhō Keisan-ban San-gata
    Navigation Calculation Board Type 3
    [Aviation Flight Computer Type-3]

    Made by
    株式会社測機舎
    SOKKISHA Ltd.

    --Guy

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    Very cool item. Looks complicated.

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    I like this type of navigational equipment. There are several different versions.

    Regards

    Russ

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    This style goes on the pilots leg (upper thigh) and has leg straps to conceal it. The upper flap contains a rotary calculator.

    Japanese flight navigational tool(?)

    Japanese flight navigational tool(?)

    Japanese flight navigational tool(?)

    Japanese flight navigational tool(?)




    kanji reads " Flight 281" "Hayashyi Hicho" "Airgroup Commander"
    Last edited by Long Shot; 05-21-2019 at 05:38 PM.

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    The images didnt seem to come through—possible to re-post then?

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    Just did and they came thru this time. Your type of calculator is nicknamed by collectors as the "frying pan" style for obvious reasons.

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    Those r really neat pictures—i’ve never seen one of that type before. Thank you for sharing. Curious if you found anything out about the Hicho commander on yours?

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    Long Shot, is your example a vet bring back?


    Tom

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    Quote by tomp View Post
    Long Shot, is your example a vet bring back?


    Tom
    Yes, but I have no story about how and where it was acquired - would love to know that and more about this pilot was

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