Gunsight evolution / history

Discussion in 'Weapons Systems Tech.' started by tnevo, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. tnevo

    tnevo New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Hello all,
    I am searching for information which describes the development of theses systems, from a simple mechanical system to the first integrated HUD (head up display) that we know today in fighter aircraft.
    Does anyone know of books, websites, essays?
    Thank you,
    Tsachy Nevo.
     
  2. Micdrow

    Micdrow “Archive”
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,713
    Likes Received:
    420
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Manufacture Tech
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Hi Tsachy,

    Now that is a very good question. Off hand I know of no such resource. It will be interesting to see if any one else does.
     
  3. HoHun

    HoHun Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,766
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Hi Nevo,

    >I am searching for information which describes the development of theses systems, from a simple mechanical system to the first integrated HUD (head up display) that we know today in fighter aircraft.
    Does anyone know of books, websites, essays?

    The head-up display was invented after WW2 by the RAF test pilot Mike Crosley, then "on loan" to Shorts Brothers, who patented the sight but never implemented one, finally letting the patent lapse because they didn't believe it was worth anything.

    Mike Crosley describes this story in his book "Up in Harm's Way". The appendix features a reproduction of the patent application.

    Regards,

    Henning (HoHun)
     
  4. Civettone

    Civettone Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2005
    Messages:
    1,821
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    London, UK
    Home Page:
    Last year I saw a website about the evolution of gunsights. I can't google it right now but I saved it on my other computer... which isn't working at the moment. Tnevo, remind me of it in a couple of weeks, and I'll definitely be able to send you that page. Was quite informative!

    Kris
     
  5. unix_nerd

    unix_nerd New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. Vincenzo
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    894
  2. michaelmaltby
    Replies:
    56
    Views:
    5,836
  3. Ridge Runner
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    992
  4. VALENGO
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    3,221
  5. guitarrockereb
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    1,860

Share This Page