Chris Rudge Collection


This page provides a broad overview of the collection listed in approximate chronological order and by the following themes:

WWI


126. RFC WINGS.
1207. ROYAL FLYING COPPS FLYING GOGGLES
200b. WORLD WAR I MK I TYPE GOGGLES
788. WORLD WAR I SE5 PROPELLER HUB CLOCK.
972.  ZENITH ROYAL FLYING CORPS ALTIMETER
129. 1918 WWI PHOTO FRAME PROPELLER TIP.
31. WWI HANDLEY PAGE BOMBER COMPASS.
883.  POSTCARD TITLED “ANZACS IN FRANCE”.
876. STEREOCARD  AMERICAN ACE EDDIE RICKENBACKER.
676. PORTRAIT OF MORELAND.

475. HASEGAWA 1:8 SCALE SE5A

Between the wars

Ref. No. 114. FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF SOUTHERN CROSS.
39. STORMS FLYING FLIVVER PROPELLER 1932
SKYWAYS OF MAORILAND by HUGH GARDNER 1934,
77. LEATHER FLYING HELMET.
733.  NICKEL PLATED MODEL SUPERMARINE S6B.

13. POPULAR FLYING POSTER, MARCH 1936.
317. PROGRAMME OF FIRST HOKITIKA AIR PAGEANT. 1934.
203. FRAMED HAND COLOURED PHOTOGRAPH OF JEAN BATTEN

1092. AIRCRAFT LOGBOOK FOR FRANCIS CHICHESTER'S GIPSY MOTH G-AAKK.

1094. WRISTBAND WORN BY FRANCIS CHICHESTER WHILE FLYING ZK-AAK ON THE FIRST EAST-WEST SOLO CROSSING OF THE TASMAN SEA.
No. 556. FLYING HELMET WITH GOSPORT SPEAKING TUBES PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY ERNIE CLARK, THE “FLYING FARMER”.

10a.  ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE DISPLAY PROGRAMME - RONGOTAI 1938. 

692. PROPELLER OFF SUPERMARINE WALRUS.

WWII - Training

1089 TYPE "B" FLYING HELMET WITH GOSPORT SPEAKING TUBES.
319. CHROME AIRSPEED OXFORD MODEL ON STAND
67. AIRSPEED OXFORD CHEETAH
758.  8 LB PRACTICE BOMB.
CONTACT MAGAZINE -  April 1944
78. NEW ZEALAND FLYING MAPS.
956. TIGER MOTH INSTRUMENT PANEL.

953. IDENTIFICATION POSTER FOR A6M ZERO.  July 1942.
723. NORTH AMERICAN T-6 HARVARD REAR THROTTLE QUADRANT. Circa 1940s.
HARVARD INSTRUMENT PANEL

ALDIS LAMP

WWII - RAF fighters

1071, "BAG THE HUN"
824.  RECOGNITION BOOKLET
848. CORGI 1:32 SCALE SPITFIRE “KIWI”
 
SPITFIRE INSTRUMENT PANEL
PRINT SIGNED BY SPITFIRE PILOTS INCLUDING AL DEERE AND JOHNNIE JOHNSON

40. MARK VIII GOGGLES
61.  TYPE C HELMET WITH MK IIIA GOGGLES AND OXYGEN MASK.
128. LEATHER FLYING BOOTS.

106. SPITFIRE REFLECTOR SIGHT MARK II. 1941.
684. SPITFIRE G.45 GUN CAMERA.
420. MKI BOMB RACK.
100. SPITFIRE P8 COMPASS.
646. SPITFIRE REAR-VIEW MIRROR.

WWII - RAF bombers

WIMPERIS BOMB SIGHT

1051. KITBAG BELONGING TO 75 (NZ) SQUADRON RAF AIR BOMBER.
AIR MINISTRY, TARGET:GERMANY (British edition)
AIR MINISTRY, BOMBER COMMAND
SAUNDERS Hilary A St.George, RETURN AT DAWN
AIR CREW EUROPE STAR
RAF DE HAVILLAND MOSQUITO
495. AIR MINISTRY MK III STOPWATCH. 1939.
164. MK VI BOMB TIMING SELECTOR FOR LANCASTER.
147. LANCASTER P4A COMPASS.
529. ‘IRVIN’ FLYING JACKET. Circa 1940.
725.  IRVIN TROUSERS.
746. 1943 PATTERN "ESCAPE" BOOTS
901.  MARK IIIA* GUNSIGHT*.  1941.
30. COMPUTER, HEIGHT AND AIR SPEED.
4. BUBBLE SEXTANT MK 1X A No 12612/42
291. MOSQUITO PROPELLER BLADES
857.  B-17 FORTRESS II RECOGNITION MODEL.
873.  MEMORIAL CROSS FOR 75 (NZ) SQUADRON AIRGUNNER

WWII - German Aircraft and the Luftwaffe

880. LUFTWAFFE FLYING HELMET.
Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Bf 110.  Scale 1:48
Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw 190.  Scale 1:48
Messerschmitt Bf 109E. Scale 1:48.
498. Bf109 KIENZLE GERMAN AIRCRAFT CLOCK. Circa 1940s.
1102. BF109 RPM GAUGE
1101. BF109 ALTIMETER

WWII - The Pacific War Allied
1079 HOBBY MASTER BREWSTER BUFFALO
Pacific Star.
Contact magazine, September - October 1942
796. AIR MINISTRY, RECOGNITION HANDBOOK OF JAPANESE AIRCRAFT
200a. RNZAF PACIFIC FIGHTER PILOT FLYING HELMET.
26a. PILOTS REFERENCE STRIP MAP 955-D.
138. AMERICAN FLYING GOGGLES
56. NAVIGATIONAL COMPUTER.
931.  CURTISS WARHAWK P-40N-1 PANEL
947.  RNZAF ROUNDEL FROM P-40. 
47. EIGHT DAY ELGIN CLOCK FROM P-40. Circa 1940s.
1068. RNZAF P-40 CURTISS P-40 KITTYHAWK FIGHTER HANDGRIP.
906. CORGI  P-40 KITTYHAWK "JZ-I" NZ3040.
807.  ORIGINAL PHOTO OF P-40Q
27. JAPANESE AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION HANDBOOK. 1944
954. FG-1D CORSAIR INSTRUMENT PANEL.
321. CORSAIR FIGHTER COOLING FLAP SELECTOR
322. CORSAIR FIGHTER IDENTIFICATION LIGHTS SWITCH PANEL.

1104. CORSAIR WINDOW

1109. SBD DAUNTLESS ARMAMENT PANEL
907.  F4U CORSAIR/P-51 GUN CAMERA. 
RNZAF F4U Corsair.  Scale 1:48
Contact magazine - April 1945
156. US NAVY AIRCRAFT CLOCK. Circa 1940.
645. COURSE AND SPEED CALCULATOR MK II.
124. IDENTIFICATION MODEL HUDSON.
247. U.S.NAVY BUBBLE SEXTANT AND CARRYING CASE.
866.  US NAVY SEXTANT (BUBBLE) TYPE A-12.
7. ASTRO COMPASS MK II, circa 1940

WWII Pacific - Japanese
1099. WWII JAPANESE FLYING HELMET WORN IN THE SOUTH-WEST PACIFIC.
208. WWII JAPANESE AIRCRAFT CLOCK. Probably 1943.
1148. JAPANESE ZERO COMPASS
1205. MITSUBISHI A6M ZERO THROTTLE QUADRANT PLATE
325. JAPANESE ZERO FIGHTER FUEL PRIMER.
993. JAPANESE Ki-21 SALLY BOMBER COMPASS – MK 1 MODEL 2.
959. J03252 (IJN) AIR-BUBBLE SEXTANT

1108.  ZERO TURN AND SLIP

Post WWII

905. North American P-51D instrument panel.

PAINTING OF BIG BEAUTIFUL DOLL

54. SPARE PROPELLER FROM MISSING DE HAVILLAND DRAGONFLY ZK-AFB

The Jet Age

1030. GLOSTER METEOR WINDSCREEN FROM NZ6001. 
VAMPIRE INSTRUMENT PANEL

The Skyhawk Era

1107. AERMACCHI MODEL

1055. 75 SQUADRON RNZAF SKYHAWK PILOT EQUIPMENT.
1073. A-4 GRIP.
799. SKYHAWK 20 MM CANNON DRILL ROUNDS.
820. NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMM. BOMB
762. RNZAF 20 MM A-4K SKYHAWK CARTRIDGE.
940. SKYHAWK LABS (LOW ALTITUDE RELEASE SYSTEM) CONTROL UNIT
1003. A-4 SKYHAWK GUNSIGHT.
1043. SKYHAWK THROTTLE
1072 ESCAPAC A-4 SKYHAWK EJECTION SEAT.
SURVIVAL RSSK PACK FOR EJECTION SEAT

SKYHAWK INSTRUMENT PANEL
800. SKYHAWK CANNON BARREL
946. SKYHAWK ARRESTOR HOOK.

AERMACCHI WINDOW
AERMACCHI THROTTLE
AERMACCHI FOOT STEP