We have a unique collection of both famous and rare bombsights dating from WWI up to the cold war.
- Norden B/S Stabilizer (autopilot) and attachments
- German Lofte 7D B/S – Very rare Only 2- shown together
- German BDZ-2 B/S – Very rare
- Japanese Type 92-2 Vector B/S – Super rare
- British MK-XIV
- British MK-VII
- British MK-IX
- Mark Twain B/S – Billy Mitchell Tokyo Raid
- British hand-held B/S – Moen Dam B/S 617 SQ
- D-1 Estoppey B/S – One of 114 made
- D-8 Estoppey B/S
- T-1 Bombsight – AC Spark Plug Co.
- T-1 Computer for MK-XIV or T-1 B/S
- Sperry S-1 B/S plus manuals and books
Post WWII Bombsights
- Y-4 Horizontal Periscopic B/S for B-47 & B-36
- Navy MK-23 B/S ASW & spotlight control
- MK-1A B/S Edison Phonograph Co. 1918
- MK-l A B/S Stevens Co. – Rare
- Reproduction Negative lens B/S – Original lens 1918
ID Spotter Models
Following the 1941 aerial attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics put out a call to action, asking kids to create 500,000 scale aircraft models to help millions of civilians and soldiers tell friends from enemies during World War II. They were used for training military personnel in aircraft recognition and range estimation in gunnery practice. They were also used to train civilians in enemy plane detection, an essential element in civilian defense.
This memorial is dedicated to the many air crew service members who were subjected to violent action daily as evidenced by this B-24 A-6 tail turret on display. Many lives were lost in their valiant effort to protect the freedom of all Americans and allies. Their unwavering dedication was key to winning the war, and their supreme sacrifice will never be forgotten.
WWII Japanese and German Aviators
WW1 Handley Page Bomber
Bombardier with MK-1A Bombsight
The Handley Page Bomber front section showcases the MK-1A Bombsight by Edison Phonograph Co. Point of interest- the Gunner is outfitted in a 1918 Gordon and Ferguson flight suit. Very rare. Admiral Bird and Charles Lindberg wore similar suits