periscopic sextant

periscopic sextant

[‚per·ə′skäp·ik ′sek·stənt]
(navigation)
A sextant designed to be mounted inside an aircraft, with a tube extending vertically upward through the skin of the aircraft.
A sextant designed to be used in conjunction with the periscope of a submarine.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I did all of the celestial observations for the navigator using the periscopic sextant. I also took care of the flight lunches, coffee, water jugs, spare chutes, the codebooks, and probably a few more things that I can't remember.
As part of the navigation team, I did all of the celestial observations for the navigator using the periscopic sextant. I also took care of the flight lunches, coffee, water jugs, spare chutes, the codebooks, and probably a few more things that I can't remember.