MK18 gunsight

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    rossp51d New Member

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    G'day,

    I am an old Instrument Maker and having a nostalgia attack.

    I have started building a P51D Instrument Panel after falling in love with a Commonwealth Mustang at the Point Cook Airforce Museum near Melbourne , Australia.

    I have completed the main panel and working on a structure to support it.

    I have a Mk 18 Gunsight and endeavouring to mount it, it's quite heavy.

    I wonder if anyone out there knows how to to obtain a AAF Tech manual for this model. I need to learn about it.

    Thanks in anticipation,

    rossp51d.
     
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    #3 Geedee, Dec 15, 2010
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    Hi Ross and welcome to the family.

    For your info, the '51D had either the K14 or K14A fitted. The K14 A was used on Rocket firing 'Stangs. The K14, Mk18 was the USN version

    I have a mint, un-issued K14 and the mounting assembly. I'll take some shots and later on this week I'll post 'em on here for you...probably be over the weekend as its dark when I get home,...if thats any help ?. I also have the operating manual and a whole host of '51 related docs.

    You need to post some shots of your project,....might give me the kick up the Rsend I need to get on with mine !
     
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    Hello,
    New to the site, looking for info on a K-14 Gunsight trainer setup. It looks like a larger sight than normal for class study but I'm not sure. The body is 7" wide and the reflector is 7" X 5.5". Looks like late 1940's construction, comes with computer, range/throttle grip, dimmer and cannon plugged harnesses.
    I just wonder how it worked, its 1600 VDC so I have not powered it up, looks like new!

    Great site, I'll post some images! Jerry in Colorado
     
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