U.S.A.A.F. Flight Altitude Correction Computer

Regular Price: $24.99

Special Price $19.99

Regular Price: $24.99

Special Price $19.99

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 1722A

Unique Collectible in the Original Box

Now over 70 years old, this Type AN-5837-1 Flight Altitude Correction Computer was manufactured in 1943 for the Army Air Corps. The computer is 8” in diameter and per the instructions on the back, it “gives true altitude above a plateau from indicated values”. This unique collectible is brand new in the original box and quantities are limited. Read more

Unique Collectible in the Original Box

Now over 70 years old, this Type AN-5837-1 Flight Altitude Correction Computer was manufactured in 1943 for the Army Air Corps. The computer is 8” in diameter and per the instructions on the back, it “gives true altitude above a plateau from indicated values”. This unique collectible is brand new in the original box and quantities are limited.
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5.0 / 5
Would You Recommend?
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Durability
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Great historical gift.
Makes for a great gift. The recipient loved it, and it will be a conversation piece, displayed on his desk. A piece of history.
December 28, 2019
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1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Altitude Computer
I just wanted to have this because of the military history that went along with it. I am FAA rated as a Private PIlot and found this very interesting. It's not to be used for anything and is "put away" due to the fragility of it. I also found it interesting that back in the day they called this a computer! This was "state of the art" back then and really a piece of history. I can't believe I have it!
December 6, 2019
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1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Useful tool to have!
Great instrument! I have used it to find density altitude on many occasions; I would rather not use the iPad or iPhone E-6B calculators. This provides more accurate conversions since it is much larger than the density altitude ratios provided on the E-6B.
October 4, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
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Preserving History
My father was a B-17 Bombardier and Navigator for 30 years in the Air Force. I have very little of his items to remember him by. This is exactly like his calculator he owned. I hesitated to open it, because it had not been opened since it was made in 1942?
It was like a ceremonial process opening a historical item for the first time!
Thank you for preserving history!
Bennett
August 12, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
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5 / 5
Museum piece
I felt as if I should be wearing white gloves when I opened the box. This device is a museum piece. It goes in a shadow box on the wall. It is beautiful.
December 22, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Product was as advertised.
I ordered the altitude conversion circular slide rule as an addition to my collection of similar items. Being an NIB surplus item from 1944 made the purchase particularly appealing.
December 15, 2015
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Is there a book to explain how it works?
A shopper on Jan 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I bought this as a Christmas gift for my son who is a pilot. He had some idea of how this works but he was going to "google" to see if there was anything available that explains how to use it. But he was very excited to receive it - more than the other gifts I bought for him. We were visiting my father-in-law at the Veterans Home & my son brought this to show my father-in-law's friend who was a glider pilot during the war. So as a piece of history, especially for a pilot, it is definitely worth the price.
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