Norton Bombsight

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    Identification of parts on a Norton Bombsight

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    Good find!
     
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    very cool
     
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    Guy I went to Grad School with, his Grandfather wrote that pamphlet. Interesting guy, interesting family. A bunch of geniuses.
     
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    Very nice, indeed!!!
    Interestingly, if you are a collector, the stabilizer portion of the sight
    is worth two or three times more than the sight head! People kept
    the sight heads as big desk ornaments, and the stabilizers languished.
     
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    Have a look see over here, it is the page I have been using for reference on the Norden Bombsight

    NORDEN BOMBSIGHT
     
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    Terrific source of information and photo's, thanks k9kiwi.
    As a kid I remember slobbering over catalogs from a surplus dealer
    in Los Angeles called "Palley's", and at the time (dare I date myself?)
    a Norden in the original container cost $50. You could buy a J-35
    engine for $500...Of course, as a young teen, $10 was a windfall...
     
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    Here's a few photos I found once ...
    Sorry, no time to make thumbnails this morning :)
     

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    Some very cool pictures you got there, jbabcock

    Thanks for sharing.

    Micdrow
     
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    Hey real thanks for the photos guys. Been searching for this since ages!
     
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    Hello,

    any idea about the B-29 Bomb sight ? I read it was top secret .

    To that I look for informations about the german BZA 2 Bomb sight unit.

    Anything is welcome

    Best
     
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    If you want to know everything about the Norden (not Norton) bombsight, look out for this book through your local library:

    'The Legendary Norden Bombsight' by Albert L Pardini, Published by Schiffer, ISBN 0-7643-0723-1

    Only for the technically able.

    regards,

    Peter
     
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    Added a article on the Norton Bomb sight in the top post under the picture.
     
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    Just found this site, I have a lot of interesting info. here. I restore bombsights, gunsights and other aircraft related items. Thanks for the link to Taighs website.
    Denny
     
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    Now I'm not being picky but this the same as a Norden bomb sight right?
     
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