Acme Whistles

Acme Thunderer 60.5 Air Ministry Whistle

A brass whistle based on the Original Flight Jacket Whistle as worn by RAF & USAAF pilots and aircrews during World War II. Referred to as the “Ditch” Whistle, at times as it was used by pilots who had been shot down in the Ocean to attract attention from passing ships. Marked using dies that date back to between 1939 & 1945.

Materials: brass

Made by: Acme Whistles

Made in: England, UK

Specifications: 1.75" long

Want to hear it in action? Click here to navigate to Acme's website and click "Play Whistle Sound". 

Further Reading: Acme Whistles have been manufactured in Birmingham, England since 1870. 

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