You are bidding on a SUPERB and BOXED example of a WW2 US Navy Mk. 18 Mod. 1 Computing Gun Sight! This gunsight was used specifically in Turret Gunner positions of various bomber aircraft, such as the TBM, PBY A26, and others!
Made by Eastman-Kodak, the Mark 18 is an electrically operated, computing, reflector-type sight designed for use in power turrets. The gunner makes the proper settings on the control units, after which it is only necessary for him to “range and track” the enemy plane, for the sight automatically figures the proper point of aim. It makes no difference whether or not the enemy plane is in a pursuit curve, or whether the gunner is strafing a stationary target. This sight handles all situations equally well. It is not necessary for a gunner to be familiar with the internal construction of the Mark 18.
Made of aluminum, steel, and glass, and dating around 1944, this is a VERY NICE example. Though there are some light scratches and wear from storage, it retains 98% of its original finish! All the glass is original to this sight, and includes a flip-up sun shield so that the pilot could see easier when flying in brighter light. The data plate is 100% intact, and clearly indicates the model and type. The original connection lines and bulbs are also present. A bit of dust and dirt from storage, but that can easily be rectified by the winning bidder. Comes complete in the original box, but it was changed out at one point, as the box is for as original to this sight…but it appears to be for a K-14 B Gunsight. Would make an EXCELLENT addition to any collection, display, or simply as a conversation piece!
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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.
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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.
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