Norden M-1 Bombsight

Guttman, Jon
November 2008
Military History;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p25
The article focuses on the development of the Norden M-1 bombsight by engineer Carl Lucas Norden in 1921. Comprising two primary parts, a gyroscopically leveled stabilizer attached to an airplane's autopilot and a head sight aligned with the stabilizer, the perfected M-1 bombsight calculated the location of the target from airspeed and altitude information dialed into it by the bombardier. A diagram of the bombsight is included.


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