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a sighting device in an aircraft for aiming bombs

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This 461-page study showcases pioneering French efforts in the technology and tactics of bombing enemy forces from the air including the development of aerial bombs, bomb-dropping mechanisms, bombsights, intelligence-based targeting packages, formation flying, night flying and navigation, long-range fighter escorts, and aerial photography for bomb damage assessment.
Johnson managed production quotas, meeting both domestic and allied needs for the most technologically updated planes while retaining for the United States the strategic advantage of the most advanced bombsights.
Newcastle-born Warrant Officer George Darling, the bomb aimer, was in the nose of the plane, looking through the bombsights.
Worse, neither country spent the time and resources necessary to build a true strategic air arm, plan its use, determine its targets, or even seriously address key issues like bomb types, fuzes, navigation aids, bombsights, and defensive armament.
Canada has become a haven and a jumping-off point for terrorists with America in their bombsights," writes Ben Wattenberg, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
3) Moreover, bombsights did not work, bombs did not release properly, and various human errors occurred.
Last month he was ground zero in the bombsights of Sen.
Inside the makeshift museum is a treasure trove of thousands of artifacts, mostly from WWII - from bombsights, bullets and guns to dozens of aircraft models, a parachute, photographs, uniforms, flying suits and posters, including the classic of Betty Grable glancing over her shoulder.
The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) produced advanced aviation equipment for the Navy, from the Norden bombsights used in World War II to the guidance systems for the Patriot missiles used in the Persian Gulf War.
The twenty woodcuts, some printed without borders in stark black and red, incorporated newspaper photos of air strikes and the pattern of bombsights superimposed upon terror-stricken peasants.