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Posted: 1/15/2006 9:58:25 AM EDT

Is there somewhere that one can view drawings or schematics of the sight? I'd like to learn more about it, like why it was so advanced over the enemy's.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:02:41 AM EDT
I doubt it. I found one in a GI surplus junkyard in the late 80's.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:04:20 AM EDT
I thought it was "Norden?"
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:05:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Johninaustin:
I doubt it. I found one in a GI surplus junkyard in the late 80's.



I would like to see it, as I have heard of a Norden bombsight and Sperry bombsight, but never a Norton.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:05:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:08:05 AM EDT
www.twinbeech.com/nordenBIFnomenclature.htm

About five seconds on Google.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:52:20 AM EDT
It was classified because it had an interface to the airplane's autopilot. The pilot turned over control at the initial point. The bombardier only had to input the bomb type, windage, and keep the crosshairs on target. The autopilot would fly the airplane to the release point.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 11:12:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
I thought it was "Norden?"



He was speaking of the really secret “Norton” bombsight that was used in the sewers of NYC.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 11:14:31 AM EDT
My Great Grandmother used to make those bombsights during WWII.
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