The Norden Bombsight
The Norden bombsight was created and used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and the United States Navy during WW 2. The site would also be used by the US Air Froce during the Korean and Vietnam wars to help drop bombs accurately. Also known as the “Blue Ox,” the sight relied on a mechanical computer which helped calculate the bomb’s trajectory based on flight conditions and a link to the aircraft’s autopilot that allowed to react to rapid changes in environmental conditions. These factors helped American pilots achieve unprecedented accuracy in bombing from high altitudes during World War 2.
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