This device was used to guide the World War II-era flying bomb "V-1" from launch ramps in German-controlled territory to targets in England. A set of air-driven gyros maintained the bomb's course, and a timing device determined when to cut off the pulse-jet motor and commence a dive to a target.
This autopilot was apparently recovered from a V-1 that landed, unexploded, in London.
Donated to the Museum by the Army and Navy Club in 1953.
Gift of the Army and Navy Club