WWII WW2 GERMAN PILOT LUFTWAFFE KADLEC AK39 NAVIGATION WRIST BAKELITE COMPASS. This is an extremely fine WWII German Luftwaffe airmans AK39 wrist compass. Roughly, 2 3/8" diameter and 7/8" thick, molded, black and clear bakelite construction, clear, liquid filled, AK39 wrist compass with leather wrist strap and alloy fittings.The compass has a clear, bakelite, top panel and a black bakelite body. The top plate has repeating, vertical grooves to the outside top and side edges, a single, central, white stripe and a central red circle. The top plate rotates for aligning directional headings as required. The clear, liquid filled, interior of the compass has a floating, black, bakelite panel with a white, directional arrow and three hundred sixty degree, white, directional markings in increments of thirty with white numerals at, "3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, " and "33", with a red "N" at the 360 degree point indicating, "Nord", (North). The interior directional plate also has additional white lines at the four, major, cardinal directional points, North, South, East and West and the white, manufacturers name and location to the center, "Kadlec-Instrumentenfabrik-Prag". The interior directional plate floats freely in the liquid and the compass still functions accurately.
The bottom of the compass is well marked with the impressed designation, "Armbandkompaß", (Wrist Compass), the type of construction/design, Bauart: Kadlec. ", the model, "Baumuster: AK39", The work/order number, "Werk Nr: 106 619", and the Luftwaffe Flying/Flight, contract/requisition number contract number, "Anfordez: Fl 23235. Theoretically the directional arrow, the directional numeral markings numerals and the four, major, cardinal directional points, should be luminous but if they were they have now lost all their luminescence. The compass is in overall good condition.
The item "WWII WW2 GERMAN PILOT LUFTWAFFE KADLEC AK39 NAVIGATION WRIST BAKELITE COMPASS" is in sale since Thursday, May 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Personal, Field Gear". The seller is "icing-on-cake" and is located in Europe. This item can be shipped worldwide.