In excellent original condition with the wood container. Org: The Norden bombsight was perhaps one of the few scientific instruments, along with radar, ever credited with playing such a large role in the Allied victory in WW II. Prior to the Manhattan Project, the Norden bombsight was America's most closely guarded secret, an optical device that allowed the U. Army Air Force to carry out daytime strategic bombing with high precision. The bombsight was so secret that it would be loaded onto the plane under armed guard just before it took off and removed as soon as the plane landed.
Crew members serving on planes with the bombsight had to take an oath to protect the bombsight with their lives if necessary. This bombsight's data book has a 1944 date and shows an overhaul date of 1953. (OK, I fibbed on having a B-17).
The item "Norden Bombsight WWII M9B US Army Air Forces" is in sale since Friday, February 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Field Gear, Equipment". The seller is "jkmm2000" and is located in Diamond Bar, California. This item can be shipped to United States.