WHAT I CAN BUILD FOR YOU AUGUST 2017
The following photographs are of full panel set that I currently have in my store on Ebay. It represents an early B17 "G" model, which was the first variant of the final series of B17 built during WWII. all the instruments are original WWII vintage items. The panel itself is built exactly as the G series was done, with a plywood frame in the back and 3 phenolic panels, which held the instruments. At the time that I took these photos, I did not have any altimeter correction cards, so that is why there is a compass card in the holder.Different types of gauges were sometimes used, especially in the area of temperature gauges. This panel had the crossed needle type, but if you wish, I can build yours with the other type of oil temp, cylinder head temp and carb air temp gauges that have the needlea at 9 oclock and 3 oclock. Your panel will ship with the correct altimeter card. The photos I post here are very big, to enable you to see the minute details of the panels.
The following photographs are of the Mag Switch, or as it was sometimes caller, cowl flap panel. It sits on top of the center throttle conslole and can be seen in the original photograph
For those having their own instruments I still offer the empty panel, complete with the label set and Aluminium Boeing serial # and Flying Fortress plates The following photographs are of empty panel, that I currently have on Ebay. It represents an early The panel itself is built exactly as the G series was done, with a plywood frame in the back and 3 phenolic panels, which held the instruments. This is what I can build for you if you have your own instruments and wish to build your own.
This is an actual photograph of an early "G" series B17