WWII Fighter Plane Cockpit Instrument Gauges. After the war was over the fighter planes were flown and transported from all over the world back to the USA where they were as crazy as it seems were cut up and melted as scrap metal. Only a few of these incredible machines remain in the world today. The items that were removed from the planes before they were scrapped were the propellers and the gauges and 99% of the gauges were destroyed. This is a set of TWO gauges from famous WWII fighter planes on a a custom made museum metal base. This is something you can pass down to future generations.