A detailed volume covering the famous Norden Bombsight (NBS) which was one of the most secret weapons used before and during World War II by the United States in its bomber aircraft.
Author: Albert L. Pardini
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
This book is the first detailed volume to cover the famous Norden Bombsight (NBS) which was one of the most secret weapons used before and during World War II by the United States in its bomber aircraft. Development of the NBS was started in 1922 by the Navy Bureau of Ordnance, and in 1932 the famous Mark XV was introduced. Configuration of the NBS, except for changes, remained static through its life, and its accuracy during Allied bombing runs made it one of the most important technical developments of the war. Later several attachments were devised to make it more accurate new optics were developed, ballistic charts updated, and electrical engineering methods refined with the aid of research centers. Electronics were first used in the C-1 auto pilot in 1941, and radar was also used with the NBS, and it was also used in the first guided bombs, called AZON/RAZON, the forerunner of the guided missile. The NBS was again called to duty in 1967-68 in the Vietnam war, before it was phased out of the inventory. This is its complete story.
the hyperbole relating to the Norden sights and its roots in the pre - war US
ideology of precision bombing . Albert L. Pardini , The Legendary Norden Bombsight ( Atglen , PA : Schiffer Books , 1999 ) is technically informative but
Author: Nigel Pollard
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Bombing Pompeii examines the circumstances under which over 160 Allied bombs hit the archaeological site of Pompeii in August and September 1943, and the wider significance of this event in the history of efforts to protect cultural heritage in conflict zones, a broader issue that is still of great importance. From detailed examinations of contemporary archival document, Nigel Pollard shows that the bomb damage to ancient Pompeii was accidental, and the bombs were aimed at road and rail routes close to the site in an urgent attempt to slow down the reinforcement and supply of German counter- attacks that threatened to defeat the Allied landings in the Gulf of Salerno. The book sets this event, along with other instances of damage and risk to cultural heritage in Italy in the Second World War, in the context of the development of the Allied Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives – the “Monuments Men.”
Each of our 18 planes had its own Norden bombsight , which we removed after
each flight , and we had a few spares , locked in a vault ... the almost legendary Norden bombsight , famous for its ability to hit a ' pickle barrel ' from 20 , 000 feet .
Albert L . Pardini , The Legendary Norden Bombsight ( Arglen , Pa . : Schiffer
Military History , 1999 ) , 16 . 24 . I am grateful to one of the anonymous reviewers
for this excellent point . 25 . Donald MacKenzie , Inventing Accuracy : A Historical
Author: Carolyn de la Peña
Publisher: Special Issue of American Quar
This special bound issue of American Quarterly offers a re-reading of the narrative of U.S. technologies as we move beyond celebrations of exceptional tinkerers and a deterministic machine-driven sense of progress to a more complex understanding of the opportunities and responsibilities that befall a nation that interweaves its identities, labors, and creative cultures with its machines.
See also Albert Pardini , The Legendary Norden Bombsight ( Atglen , Pa . :
Schiffer Military History , 1999 ) . 24 . Brown , The Navy ' s Mark 15 Bomb Sight , 1
- 9 ; Pardini , Legendary Norden Bombsight , 23 . 25 . Ralph Earle , ed . , Navy ...
Author: James P. Rife
Publisher: Department of the Navy
Tells the story of the evolution of the Dahlgren Laboratory from a proof and test facility into a modern research and development center crucial to the technological evolution of the United States Navy.
T HE famous Norden bomb sight , which gained an almost legendary reputation
in the earlier part of the war , was actually invented by Carl L . Norden as early as
1928 . Operation of the instrument is linked in extricably with the automatic pilot ...
Author: Capt Arthur H. Wagner Uscg (Ret)Publish On: 2012-01
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Author: Capt Arthur H. Wagner Uscg (Ret)
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Competition for Army acquisition funding in the betrween wars depression years was fierce. The opposing camps of Fighter Supremacy versus Strategic Bombing played out at the Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS), at GHQ, before Congress and in the media. Military exercises pitted the Navy and the Air Corps in operations with real cloak and dagger background gambits, each trying to gain the upper hand. When leaders such as Benjamin Foulois, Billy Mitchell, and Frank Andrews eventually were able to foster a bomber competition to replace the Martin B-10, Boeing's four-engined Model 299 was a clear winner; but then it crashed at Dayton, and the Army opted for the Douglas B-18. Somehow, Frank Andrews had enough faith in his convictions and managed to have 13 Y1B-17s produced and sent to the 2nd Bombardment Group at Langley Field, VA. There Robert Olds and his three squadrons enthralled the country with long range goodwill flights, transcontinental speed runs with an obscure 1st Lt Curtis leMay navigating the way, and a thrilling movie "Test Pilot" starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy. Fortunately for the trials of WWII, these daring young men of the Army Air Corps put their careers on the line, and made the B-17 one of the iconic weapons of that conflict. This is the untold story of the aircraft development and the men who made it happen.
Within these vaults , behind massive steel doors , were stored the legendary Norden bombsights , America ' s most secret of weapons in the early years of the
war . A good distance to the east of the derelict hangar , a perfectly preserved ...
Author: Thomas E. Alexander
Publisher: State House Press
World War 1939-1945. Army Air Force Experience in Texas.
The Norden bombsight ! The device had already taken on legendary proportions
on both sides of the Atlantic . Invented by Carl L. Norden , a civilian working for
the U.S. Navy , the bombsight was said to make it possible to conduct precision ...
Author: Nathan Miller
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Category: Espionage, American
Miller offers a comprehensive overview of the use of military intelligence from the American Revolution to the present day War on Terrorism.
... Joachim , Heinkel He - 177 , 277 274 , Airlife , Pace , Steve , Boeing B - 29
Superfortress , Crowood , UK , 2003 UK , 1998 Pardini , Albert , The Legendary Norden Bombsight , Schiffer , PA , 1999 Gurney , Gene , B - 29 Story , Fawcett ,
Author: William Wolf
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Although many books have been published about the B-29, none has been an in-depth look, with most being either superficial pictorials or focusing on the bombing campaigns, particularly the incendiary attacks and atomic bombings. This book, using rare, previously unexplored sources, intends to provide the definitive look at the bomber and crew, detailing every facet for the air enthusiast, historian and modeler. The author was granted rare access to the Pima Air and Space Museum's restored B-29 "Sentimental Journey" for inspection and photography, resulting in the most extensive photographic documentation of the B-29 ever published. The Pima Museum's archives, filled with B-29 technical and crew manuals also gave the author extensive information that had not been previously published. These sources, the author's extensive personal library, and microfilm resources enabled the author to produce this comprehensive look at the bomber and its crew in the context of the bomber's development and operational use. It is truly monumental in scope, both in words and photos. AUTHOR:
Author: Courtlandt Dixon Barnes BryanPublish On: 1982
... of Britain's legendary adversaries : Britain's Supermarine Spitfire Mark VII and
Germany's Messerschmitt Bf . 109G - 6 . ... The Norden Bombsight , one of
America's most closely guarded secrets during World War II , is also on exhibit in
... it can hardly escape the pattern of sight . bombs dropped by a large formation
of The Norden bombsight , used by the ... is similar to that swearing that its forms
of protection have bemade by the bombers in the air . come almost legendary .
An unprecedented achievement in publishing—a multivolume encyclopedic resource, for both the general reader and specialist—on the central conflict of the 20th century,The Encyclopedia of World War II covers the entire scope of the Second World War from its earliest roots to its continuing impact on global politics and human society.
Author: Peter A. HuchthausenPublish On: 2005-03-16
The Extraordinary Wartime Escape of the Legendary SS Bremen Peter A.
Huchthausen ... Lange , who worked as an inspector in the Manhattan factory that
produced the Norden bombsight , reputed to be the most accurate in the world .
Author: Peter A. Huchthausen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
The author of Hostile Waters recreates the extraordinary journey of the S. S. Bremen, a German luxury liner that escaped from New York harbor at the dawn of World War II and successfully evaded capture by British submarines and ships.
... quickly about the nose and gave him leverage on high - altitude missions to
peer down into the Norden bombsight . ... Pylos on the west coast of the
Peloponnesian peninsula , the TTO home of Odysseus ' s legendary friend , King
Nestor 31 ...
Author: David Colley
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Looks at a little-known episode of World War II, the operation that lasted from 1945 to 1950 and involved the repatriation and location of more than 250,000 of America's war dead, drawing on the recollections of survivors and the letters and personal histories of the dead themselves. Reprint.
The ' Droopsnoot Lightning was a two - place P - 38L built with a glassed nose to
accommodate a Norden bombsight and a ... A brilliant strategist , Yamamoto had
developed a fanatical following and legendary reputation in Japan .
Author: Bill Yenne
Category: Aerospace industries
Chronicles the history of the Lockheed Corporation from the first float plane built in 1913 to the present
... an electronic link between the autopilot and the Norden bombsight , additional
ball - and - socket machine gun mounts ... Milk Runs ” were the order for February
, due to bad weather ; but March came in like a lamb , and with it the legendary ...
39 CCC veteran Richie Eber ( Hq / 1 / 21 ) had a brief deferment to work at the Norden Bombsight Company in New York City . Since all his friends had joined
the ... 43 Legendary Marine Corps training was important . Robert E . “ Bob ”
Author: Wilbur D. Jones
Publisher: White Mane Pub
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A look at the personal and cultural history of the American marines who fought in the South and Central Pacific during World War II