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Air_Hog
09-15-2006, 02:14 PM
Does anyone have a picture or can they direct me to a sight that shows a German WW2 Lotfe 7K bombsight?

A.H.

Air_Hog
09-15-2006, 02:14 PM
Does anyone have a picture or can they direct me to a sight that shows a German WW2 Lotfe 7K bombsight?

A.H.

zbw_109
09-16-2006, 04:48 AM
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Hanglands
09-16-2006, 07:27 AM
I cant find the Lofte 7K anywhere, but I learnt that it was developed from 'acquired' blueprints of the Norden bombsight before America joined the war. Would Anything of the Norden be of any use?

Kurfurst__
09-16-2006, 08:09 AM
Don't think so, the Lofte was domestic and completely different design, not a straight copy of the Norden.

Hanglands
09-16-2006, 08:21 AM
It says here "The Norden bombsight...... Its existence should have been one of the most closely guarded secrets of World War II, but Nazi agents managed to get hold of its blueprints even before hostilities started and Germany developed a counterpart, the Lofte-7K bombsight."
http://www.biocrawler.com/encyclopedia/Norden_bombsight

And heres a pic of the Lofte :
http://www.twinbeech.com/images/bombsight/DCP_0115.jpg

Air_Hog
09-16-2006, 12:25 PM
Thanks Hanglands, that's just the picture I needed.

A.H.

JG52-6High
09-16-2006, 01:17 PM
Don`t wanna be a smart@ss, but it`s Lotfe, not Lofte; It`s an abbreviation of the german "LOTrechtes FErnrohr".

Thnx for those links btw.

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luftluuver
09-16-2006, 02:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kurfurst__:
Don't think so, the Lofte was domestic and completely different design, not a straight copy of the Norden. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Hanglands said it was 'developed' from not 'copied'.