bombsight

  • 1 bombsight — ombsight n. 1. a sighting device in an aircraft for aiming bombs. [WordNet 1.5] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bombsight — [bäm′sīt΄] n. a complex instrument on a bomber which can determine when to drop a bomb in order to strike a target …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Bombsight — A bombsight is a device used by bomber aircraft to assist in the task of accurately dropping bombs on a ground target. Although it could be as simple as a set of crosshairs, the term generally refers to more complicated devices that allow… …

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  • 4 bombsight — noun Date: 1917 a sighting device for aiming bombs …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 5 bombsight — /bom suyt /, n. Mil. (in an aircraft) an instrument for aiming bombs at a target, esp. a device that can assume complete control of the aircraft during a bombing run, can automatically compensate for speed, winds, etc., and can guide the release… …

    Universalium

  • 6 bombsight — noun A device which allows bombs to be accurately dropped from moving aircraft so as to hit a desired target …

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  • 7 bombsight — n. instrument that automatically directs a bomb at its target (in aircraft) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 8 bombsight — noun a device used in an aircraft for aiming bombs …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 9 bombsight — bomb•sight [[t]ˈbɒmˌsaɪt[/t]] n. mil a device installed in an aircraft for guiding the release of bombs • Etymology: 1915–20 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 bombsight — /ˈbɒmsaɪt/ (say bomsuyt) noun an aiming instrument used to tell when to drop a bomb from an aircraft so that it will hit a specified target …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 11 bombsight — noun a sighting device in an aircraft for aiming bombs • Hypernyms: ↑sights …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 Norden bombsight — The Norden bombsight at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. This example does not have the associated autopilot attached …

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  • 13 radar bombsight — A sight to which numerical data on a target’s relative position and velocity are fed by aircraft radar and which permits the delivery of bombs irrespective of whether the target has been acquired visually or not …

    Aviation dictionary

  • 14 Course Setting Bomb Sight — The CSBS Mk. IX mounted in a Fairey Battle. The bomb aimer is sighting through the white ring shaped backsights to the pin shaped foresights (just visible against the armoured cable) and holding the bomb release switch in his right hand. The… …

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  • 15 Mark XIV bomb sight — The Mk. XIVA sighting head, which would be mounted in the front of the aircraft and connected to the computor by the cables coiled up on the left. The main features are the gyrostabilizer in the large cylinder, and the collimator on the moving… …

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  • 16 Desmond Paul Henry — (1921–2004) was a Manchester University Lecturer and Reader in Philosophy (1949–82) and was one of the first few British artists to experiment with machine generated visual effects at the time of the emerging global computer art movement of the… …

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  • 17 Avro Lancaster — Lanc redirects here. Distinguish from lank (adjective), and from Amon Lanc (a place in Tolkien s fiction). Infobox Aircraft name= Avro Lancaster type= Heavy bomber manufacturer= Avro caption= Royal Air Force Avro Lancaster B I PA474 of the Battle …

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  • 18 Lotfernrohr 7 — The Carl Zeiss Lotfernrohr 7, or Lotfe 7, was the primary late war bombsight used in most Luftwaffe level bombers. It started replacing the simpler Lotfernrohr 3 and BZG 2 in 1942, eventually replacing them completely. It was an advanced… …

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  • 19 Drift Sight — This article is about the World War I bombsight. For the aircraft instrument for measuring wind speeds, see drift meter. A Mk. I Drift Sight mounted on the side of an Airco DH.4. The lever just in front of the bomb aimer s fingertips sets the… …

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  • 20 Mira Norden — Cabezal de puntería de la Mira Norden. Una página del Bombardier s …

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