USN MKIII MOD2 Telescopic gunsight

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  1. D.James

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    Howdy Y'all.. My first post here, hopefully in an appropriate spot... Y'all seem quite the knowledgable crowd.

    I'm drawing a 3-d mod of the Douglas TBD-1 Devastator and I am looking for images/ technical drawings of the USN MKIII MOD2 Telescopic gunsight
    as well as the MKXXIV torpedo director sight..

    Also any tech drawings or photos of the torpedo well/fairing on the TBD.

    Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    attached is a sample image of the 3/4 completed model
     

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    Not a drawing but came up with this picture from the book Opsrey book Devistator Units of the US Navy.
     

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    Wow! Quick reply!... Thank you!

    Much clearer scan than the one I found online...The above mentioned torpedo director can be seen too, mounted below the gunsight.
     
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    Your welcome, second picture. This one a side view from the book Squadron signal on the devistator.
     

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    Here is a clearer image.
     

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    Weird, honestly I believed until now that it was used for a better view of the target ships when divebombing, it must work as the ww1 scope sights.
     
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    Best I can find on a torpedo installation.
     

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    Thank you again, Micdrow!...These are a huge help!
     
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    Nice images, by the way when I wrote "divebombing" i was refering to the scope in the Dauntless, obviously the Torpedo armed Devastator was not a divebomber. :)
     
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    Thanks Charles
     
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