bombsight


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bombsight

[′bäm ‚sīt]
(ordnance)
A device which determines, or enables a bombardier to determine, the point in space at which a bomb must be released from an aircraft in order to hit a target.
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And nothing that had anything to do with the Norden bombsight got out of the vault room without the Mick's OK.
McFarland gets so technical in his descriptions of bombsight technology that only a physics major can follow portions.
Developing an aiming device for level, horizontal bombing resulted in the Norden bombsight, virtually useless for skip bombing.
Level bombing and hitting a maneuvering warship was huge task, one complicated by the fact that the bombardiers had no bombsight aiming data for these particular bombs; "Kentucky windage" would have to do.
During World War II, airmen applied the term precision to weapons aimed with the Norden bombsight.
The Flying Circus: Pacific War, 1943, as Seen through a Bombsight.
The Norden bombsight, B-17s, and B-25s enabled strategic bombardment in accordance with industrial web theory.
Torpedo bombers also served as medium-or high-altitude bombers and were equipped with the Navy Norden bombsight.
city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, Tibbets used a Norden bombsight to
MAF was also the site of the US Army Air Corps Bombardier School during WWII, where numerous pilots were trained on the use of the famous Norden bombsight on the remote plains and reaches of West Texas.
The American airmen of the interwar period felt they had found the perfect means to this end in the combination of the high altitude daylight bomber and a sophisticated bombsight.
The Navy later tested the first high-altitude bombsight at Yorktown.