It combined components of the Mark XIV bomb sight with a new mechanical computer. It featured a unique solution for timing the drop, projecting a moving display onto a reflector sight that matched the apparent motion of the target at the right instant. III was designed for, and mostly used by, Coastal Command aircraft in order to attack submarines. In this role, it was found to increase the chance of destroying a U-Boat by 35%, and damaging it by 60%. It also saw some use in Bomber Command on the De Havilland Mosquito in the tactical role, and in a single case, on the Avro Lancaster.
Made of aluminum, steel, and glass, and dated 1943 1943, this is an AMAZING used example. Though there are some scratches and wear from storage, it.
Retains 95% of it's original finish! All the parts are original to this sight, and t. He data plates are 100% intact, clearly indicates the model and type. Appears to be complete and mechanically functional... But I have not tested it electrically.
All glass is complete with no cracks or breaks, and both tinted lenses are still present! Shock mounts are still flexible.
Would make an EXCELLENT addition to any collection, display, or simply as a conversation piece! Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period.Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW2 RAF Bomber Aircraft LOW LEVEL BOMB SIGHT MK. III Mosquito Lancaster RARE" is in sale since Friday, August 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Other British WWII Orig. The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Malibu, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.