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Badin instrument panel Type 5001E, n° 430, dated 07/66


The Badin instrument panels were the main dashboard assemblies containing essential flight instruments for several French aircraft from the 1950s, ranging from the Nord 1000 to the Noratlas and the Mystère IV. They differed based on the instrument model, their placement, and their diameter. It's challenging to determine which aircraft the "Type 5001E" corresponded to. Given the piece's date and the location of the large radio compass at the bottom of the panel, it can only be either a Noratlas (pilot's position) or a Mystère IV. This piece is doubly interesting because it can be easily completed (the instruments are readily available) and also because it's a piece that has never been installed and is in perfect condition.