South Australian
Aviation Museum
Preserving South Australian Aviation History
Aircraft Parts Page
SAAM has a large collection of Aircraft Parts that are stored for preservation and for future restoration projects and displays. SAAM also donates or trades parts with other museums to assist them with their restoration projects. It is worth noting that some WW2 era instruments have their dials painted with a 'glow in the dark' paint (radium). Recent advice is that they are safe as long as the glass front is unbroken. Nevertheless, SAAM has conducted tests with a Geiger Counter and would like to reassure visitors that instruments on display are safe.

Examples of Aircraft Parts On Display
astrocompass Astrocompass
astrograph Astrograph
Night Nav. WW2
black box Black Box
(Voice Recorder)
Lancaster Bomb Sight Bomb Sight
Lancaster WW2
bubble sextant Bubble Sextant
EATS Training WW2
Lancaster Wheel Control Column
Avro Lancaster WW2
Dunlop Wheel Control Column
Hurricane & Spitfire
compass Compass
Avro Lancaster WW2
Dakota Panel Instrument Panel
DC3 Dakota
TigerMothPanel500 Instrument Panel
Tiger Moth

Other Examples in Storage (a small sample)

Aircraft Clock - 8 Day 1941 model Mk IID (spitfire)
Aircraft Compass - Azimuth Circle
Aircraft Compass - Beaufighter
Aircraft Compass - P6 Beaufort & P8
Aircraft Fabric - German WW1 Albatross
Air Speed Undicator - WW1 Smiths (MPH)
Bombsight (Course Setting) - RAF Mk V11A
Bombsight - RAAF Type 'D'
Bubble Sextant- Mk1xA Ref no. 6B/218 (Avro Anson)
Camera Pod - Jindivik
Cannon - Hispano
Clock - Waltham Watch Co. (Roy Gropler's aircraft)
Control Column - Wirraway
DME Indicator
Electromagnetic Wave Generator Jammer c.1987
Ejection Seat - Canberra 2CA
External Fuel Tanks - Meteor
Fabric Piece - Vimy Aircraft

Fuel Cap (Brass) - (possibly Yamamoto 'Betty' bomber)
Gun Sight - Spitfire Mk 9
Gyro (Directional) - Ferranti R/123/66
Instrument Panel - Fokker F-27
Kittyhawk P-40E Fuel gauge
Lancaster Bomb distribution instrument (2767)
Landing/Taxi Lights - Chipmunk
Map (Scroll Type) - Air Routes (Possibly ex-Butler )
Microphone - Victa Airtourer VH-BWI
Morse Key - Type F (Lancaster bombers or similar)
Morse Identification Switch - WW2 Spitfire or Lancaster
Propellor Hub - Neptune 4 blade Propeller Section
Radio Compass Dial - Sparks Withington Co. USA
Radio Channel Selector - Bendix Control Box BC-602-A
Reflector Gun Sight - RAF Mark 11
Sextant - Kollsman Periscope Aircraft Sextant
Steering Yoke - Avro Anson
Tail Rotor (Helo) - possibly Hughes 500