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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