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What I can contribute to this topic is the following:

 

From:

Fritz Trenkle
Bordfunkgeräte - Vom Funkenseder zum Bordradar
Serie: Die deutsche Luftfahrt, Band 7
Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz, 1986


Pages 102, 103:
FuG 125 = „Hermine“
consists of receiver EBl 3 F with

-          remote operating unit FBG 2

-          amplifier V 3 a

-          volume control

-          antenna from FuG 16 ZY 

 

Page 184:
FuG 218 V1(for single seater) and V2 (for more seater) = „Neptun III V1“, „Neptun III V2“

 

Page 199:
FuG 25a = „Erstling“ with photo, no dimensions

 

Page 61:
FuG 120 = „Bernhardine“

 

Not very helpful, but at least something.

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Finally I've found some pictures of FuG218 devices - you can luxuriate here:

http://horst-beck-collection.com/

Unfortunately I wasn't able to find any contact to Mr. Horst Beck to ask him for help with dimensions.

LeX3rW.jpg

HCwG1f.jpg

 

And some supplementation of table:

LR3a (volume control) for FuG 125 = Ln29105

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I finished the back instrument panel for Nightfighter version. Maybe FuG 218 devices are not exact, but they seems very close to known photos.

I thought not to divide it to front and back part as pilot's instrument panel, because here the back side is not visible. But if you think that it would be better for displaying/coloring/decaling the instruments it would be not such a problem.

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wDa9VR.jpg

 

The control panel from the rear left side (as shown in the two pictures in message before) is left to create. And of course the night hand lamp Fl.32272-2 and the switch box in size for 4 switches (both to the right side wall).

 

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Let me introduce first attempt of Set 02 - rear seat cockpit devices of B1a/U1 Nightfighter version.

You will have to grind down the thickness of both side panels and may be I will make them little bit wider so you can adjust them to your particular model.

If I knew exact width of side panels (in front cockpit) I would prepare similar side panels with each devices of pilot cockpit (almost same for all versions) and could add it to the Set 01 :-(

Could anyone leastways measure it by caliper in trumpeter's model please?

HpCPPT.jpg

GyBBsE.jpg

L7cuAX.jpg

 

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As Mr. Kramer rightly admonish me (thank you - there is still something new to learn) there should be some more devices specific for nightfighter version inside pilot cockpit. These three in the pictures relate to autopilot ("Kurssteuerung") mounted on rudder control. Boxes were mounted behind the pilot seat on the right and left side and there was used KG13C control stick.

 

There is also some new device for two switches on the right side instead FuG 16 control device. There is English description U/V LIGHTS and INST. LIGHTS and empty space for the third switch. But where are/were these lights?

Second question - what device was mounted under the Pilot's control panel in the last picture (where for example SWA 10B was usually mounted)? It had shape of regular instrument.

 

 

qk51vn.jpg

 

1txWsJ.jpg

 

vKsKYu.jpg

 

Jq3Byt.jpg

 

 

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On 2/12/2019 at 1:31 PM, johnie hopper said:

As Mr. Kramer rightly admonish me (thank you - there is still something new to learn) there should be some more devices specific for nightfighter version inside pilot cockpit. These three in the pictures relate to autopilot ("Kurssteuerung") mounted on rudder control. Boxes were mounted behind the pilot seat on the right and left side and there was used KG13C control stick.

 

There is also some new device for two switches on the right side instead FuG 16 control device. There is English description U/V LIGHTS and INST. LIGHTS and empty space for the third switch. But where are/were these lights?

Second question - what device was mounted under the Pilot's control panel in the last picture (where for example SWA 10B was usually mounted)? It had shape of regular instrument.

 

 

qk51vn.jpg

 

1txWsJ.jpg

 

vKsKYu.jpg

 

Jq3Byt.jpg

 

 

 

That additional instrument was most likely a dual manifold pressure gauge up to 1.8ata that showed the thrust in both jets. The pointers would have to show the same pressure for a straight flight course. The same was also installed in the Ar 234 B-2 panel. 

 

Cheers,

Roger

 

PS: Please create a blind flying panel for the nightfighter where the large compass and horizon were centered on the same vertical line. It was made out of metal and was quite thin. The BFP where the compass was offset from the vertical line was made out of wood, but was intended for the bad weather fighter version of the single seater.

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Thanks for pressure gauge instrument idea Roger. It seems to me that it was a bigger type of instrument with diameter 79,4 mm. Don't you know Fl. number? Do you think that there was only one instrument on this central aditional panel? It sounds uselessly, there was enough of another empty space on instrument panel.

 

I can create BFP according to "South African" plane. Would it be sufficient?

 

J.H.

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The 1.8ata instrument was Fl20556 which was an 80mm instrument. There was no place for an 80mm instrument elsewhere except to the left of the SZKK2. But that space was originally intended for the cabin pressure gauge and I am not sure if it was covered by fabric or used in the nightfighter. I believe the 20556 was the only instrument in the auxiliary panel.

 

Yes, the South Africa BFP us original.

 

Thanks for your efforts! It will be an amazing set!

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