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Doug_Thompson
03-12-2006, 11:10 PM
Supposedly the Swedish armament maker Saab produced an extremely accurate bombsight for use in realtively shallow dives: 30 to 45 degrees. It was first use on the Saab 17 dive bomber, then on the Saab 18 twin-engined bomber. In the 1950s, it was cleared for export and was very popular. The inventor was a man named Wilkenson.

Does anyone know anything about this sight, and the principles it was based upon?

Doug_Thompson
03-12-2006, 11:10 PM
Supposedly the Swedish armament maker Saab produced an extremely accurate bombsight for use in realtively shallow dives: 30 to 45 degrees. It was first use on the Saab 17 dive bomber, then on the Saab 18 twin-engined bomber. In the 1950s, it was cleared for export and was very popular. The inventor was a man named Wilkenson.

Does anyone know anything about this sight, and the principles it was based upon?