US Navy Marines Vought Corsair F-4U Control Grip
Black bakelite US Navy aircraft control stick grip type 1173-2, made by CUTLER-HAMMER.These grips were standard on several Navy aircrafts as the Vought Corsair F-4U (1943-44 versions without rockets), F6F Hellcat or F4F Wildcat. Main trigger for machine guns or cannons, butttons for bombs release on top. Iconic item and piece of history coming from the first US fighter aircraft to top the 643,6 km/h mark. Heavily used by the Marines in 1943 during the Solomon Islands ops and the following years everywhere in the Pacific. The last versions will fly during the Korean War.
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