Jb (Login jb76) Forum Member from IP address 18.104.22.168
possibly not the correct venue to ask but somebody here might know. I have recently picked up a gun button for a spadegrip. It is the familiar round type for machine gun only aircraft. The construction is brass with the safe/fire ring heavily plated in a grey metal, with the words infilled with green and red repectivly. The button itself is black composite material, and it is an electric type rather than air operated. On the side is feintly engraved the following:
This might not be completely accurate as the engraving is very fient. So the reson I am posting is does anybody know what any of the above might mean? Or what types of aircraft would have been fitted with electric gun buttons?
Chris K (Premier Login AOC553) Forum Owner 22.214.171.124
June 15 2012, 12:24 PM
I guess my first comment would be to make sure its not a repro button. Repro spade grips have been produced complete with brass fire buttons.
Without having a parts listing, by aircraft type, I think it would be tough to attribute these to a particular aircraft type. The Hurricane, Spit, Typhoon, and Tempest all shared the same basic spade grip. Button configuration could differ slightly.
Thanks for all the replies. It is definately a real one, as I have handled a fair few buttons in the past although all of them were air operated types. I have handled a few repro ones as well and they have never been quite "right" so have no reason to doubt this one.