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Ww2 Raf Us Army Air Force Corp Usaf Aviation Bombsight Type Mark Iii With Xiv Gyro
WW2 RAF US Army Air Force Corp USAF aviation Bombsight type Mark III w/ XIV GYRO. Also known as the Royal Air Force Angular Velocity sight. This piece was desgined for attacks by aircraft flying below 1,000 feet (300 meters) in altitude. It combined componens of the Mark XIV bomb sight but with a new mechanical computer when first implemented. It featured a unique solution for timing the drop, projecting a moving display onto a reflector sight which matched the apparent motion of the target at the right instant. The MK III was designed for and mostly used by Coastal Command aircraft against German U-Boats. In this role, it was found to increase the chance of destroying a U-Boat by 35% and damaging it by 60%. It also saw some use in Bomber Command on the De Havilland Mosquito in the tactical role, and in a single case, on the Arvo Lancaster. The mirror has darkened a bit with age but other than that this unit appears complete in every way.
Think about the action this thing saw. In excellent collectible condition overall and in a. A most iconic piece of aviation history and available for your now for your collection. I never grade my items as mint, even though may be. If for any reason you require additional photos, please do not hesitate to ask.
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