WW II US Army / Navy Norden Bombsight – FLIGHT GYROSCOPE – NOS – RARE!


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You are bidding on a VERY RARE example of a WW2 United States Army / Navy Norden Bomb Sight Flight Gyroscope!  This was used by both the Army and Navy during the war, on aircraft such as the North American B-25 Mitchell, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Grumman TBF Avenger, Douglas TBD Devastator, Martin JM Marauder, and others!


The Norden bombsight was a tachymetric bombsight used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and the United States Navy during World War II, to aid the crew of bomber aircraft in dropping bombs accurately. Key to the operation of the Norden were two features; an analog computer that constantly calculated the bomb’s trajectory based on current flight conditions, and a linkage to the bomber’s autopilot that let it react quickly and accurately to changes in the wind or other effects. 

Together, these features allowed for unprecedented accuracy in day bombing from high altitudes

The Flight Gyro controls the airplane laterally and longitudinally by means of an electrical gyro which employs the bail and roller system of erection. To it, are fixed the brush-sector units controlling the elevators and ailerons and the attachments completing the follow-up system.


 Made of solid brass, aluminum, and steel with a light grey finish, this Norden Bomb Sight Flight Gyroscope is in AMAZING used condition!  It retains 95% of it’s original paint and finish, with NO damage or corrosion!  All electrical connections are present, but I have not tested it for electrical function, as I have no way of testing it.  The data label is 100% COMPLETE, and clearly indicates all manufacture information.  I have shown how it connects to the main sight in the last photos.  A PERFECT addition to any collection or display!


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——————- PAYMENT —————–

 Payment should be made within 7 business days at the end of the auction unless buyer contacts me for other arrangements. I accept all forms of payment. 


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My goal is to ship within 7 days from auction end. However, depending on circumstances, it may take up to an additional 1 week from receipt of confirmed payment. If you need it shipped sooner, please let me know and I will do our best to accommodate.


——————- TERMS OF SALE —————– 

Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase. 


——————- ABOUT ME —————– 

Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.  


——————- COPYRIGHT —————– 

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