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Welcome to the Gun sights section, Please be sure to check this section on a regular basis as new products are added weekly.

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The Bulb holder made of alloy

The clip on the electrical cable marked AST D 640 and includes a Hawker inspection stamp HA 22

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Shown above a copy of a letter dated 1938 from the Air Ministry to Mr I Bowen with reference to the arrival of the first Gunsight from C.P. Goers.

Battle of Britain GM2 Mk III Reflector Gunsight (pg1 Gun)

This Gunsight is without equal, it is unique and the only known surviving example of its type.

 In all the books written on the subject of WWII Gunsights and armaments there are no photos of an existing example.

At the time of the Munich crisis in 1938 increased orders were placed for the top secret Barr and Stroud reflector gunsight.

These were for the new Spitfire and Hurricane fighters coming into production. Even with 24hr working the Barr and Stroud factory were already at full capacity and all other British optical factories were committed to other defense contracts.

The Air Ministry asked the company to find a suitable over seas licensee.

The result with Air Ministry approval was an agreement signed with C.P. Goerz of Vienna Austria.

Secret drawings and even a complete Barr and Stroud Gunsight were sent to Goerz, in Austria. Herr Neuman of Goerz signed a production contract with a British Air Ministry representative.

In Early 1939, with 55 sights delivered , the Anschuss pact was signed by Germany and Austria .

However Air Ministry fears of cancelation of the order , were groundless and Goerz were only to pleased to honor the contract . A total of 700 sights known as the GM2 MK II were delivered before the outbreak of war.

Considering that the reflector Gun Sight was classified as a Top Secret piece of equipment, vital to British security during WWII it seems unimaginable that the British Air Ministry would allow drawings and a complete sight to be even shown , let alone given to the Enemy.

It begs the question  was the Revi reflector gunsight used so effectively by the Germans during the Battle of Britain developed as a result of British Air Ministry incompetence?

The only people the MK II reflector Gunsight was secret to were the British.

The quality of this Gunsight exceeds the British made version, the bulb holder is made of alloy as apposed to Bakelite and the pad designed to reduce the impact of the Pilots head on the Gunsight in the event of a crash was covered in leather as apposed to just a rubber pad.

 How effective this pad actually was I would not like to say as the top of the glass which is also original is razor sharp and it appears that that is the point that the head would make first contact, perhaps this was a form of sabotage by the makers ?

A picture of the sighting ring , its quite difficult for me as I am not a professional photographer to get a decent picture but the actual image is crisp and clear.

The image of the sighting ring is crystal clear and the Gunsight is in excellent condition.

There is little doubt that this sight was used during the Battle and in fact fitted to a Hurricane as the clip on the electrical lead carries a Hawker part number.

This sight last came on to the market some thirty years ago at auction and at the time was fitted with an original Hawker Hurricane Gunsight bracket.

This is the only known surviving example of the 700 Gunsights supplied.  If aviation  Historians or Authors require pictures of this sight I am happy to supply them.

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Below left the Gunsight fitted to the Hurricane of Eugene (Red) Tobin.

After an uneventful early career with the French airforce Tobin joined the RAF flying Spitfires with 609 Squadron  on the 8th of August 1940.

 On the 19th of September 1940 He was sent to form 71 Squadron the first Eagle Squadron flying Hurricanes at Kirton-in -Lindsey Lincolnshire where this picture was taken.

Sadly Tobin was killed hear Boulogne on the 7th of September 1941 in Spitfire W3801 .

 He was was 24 years old and seems likely to be the victim of the German Ace Adolf Galland..


Above right US Pilots of the 71 Eagle squadron Kirton- in -Lindsey Lincolnshire March 1941

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Ferranti MK I Gyro Gunsight (pg1 Gun)

This is another first for this Website it is the first complete MK Gyro I have owned in over 20 years of collecting the incredibly rare MK I Gyro Gunsight. Dated 1942


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The problem with reflector gunsights is that you have to able to deflection shoot i.e. aim in advance of the target so that when the bullets reach the target they in fact make contact rather than being behind the EA. The problem with this is that very little attention was given to the Fighter pilots in how to achieve this and it requires a great deal of skill and practice.

 Almost all the early Aces had experience of shooting birds or clays with a shot gun and so understood the principles of deflection shooting and had had plenty of practice.

Of coarse the majority of RAF Fighter pilots did not come from a background where this sort of activity was prevalent and so an attempt was made to address this using a Gyro.

Unlike the MK II this sight was definitely not a ACE Maker. It was in fact a complete and utter failure , the main reason being the ridiculously small sighting optics.  

In early 1941 Farnborough produced the first pre-production batch of Mk I gyro sights and a Spitfire and Defiant were flown into the airfield to be fitted.

The sight was rather bulky, and difficult to fit into the turret of the Defiant.

Following the various failures during testing the Air Staff had to postpone full-scale production. This was doubly disappointing, as the Spitfire Mk V was being out performed by the new Focke-Wulf Fw 190, and Bomber Command losses due to German fighters were mounting. Limited production continued to give trainee pilots and gunners practice in deflection shooting; some Coastal Command squadrons decided to use the sight operationally.

Seen below in situ fitted to a MK V Spitfire.

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Barr and Stroud Oval top Gunsight 1939 Mk I (pg1 Gun)

Here is the ultimate for the Gunsight collector the very first reflector Gunsight issued to the RAF.

 This piece is dated 1939 and is complete with its box and bulb holder all original and in good working order.

This model being fitted with a single ring, either open or closed and the reticule is a simple dot with brackets and white in colour as apposed to orange, the picture makes it appear slightly orange but to the eye its pure white..

This usually indicates its for a night fighter which makes this sight possibly unique. These sights were first fitted to the Gloster Gladiator but were in use in the very early Mk's of Spitfire and Hurricane throughout the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain.

Below a MK I Spitfire


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Luftwaffe Revi 16A Gunsight (pg1 Gun)

Here we have A vintage Revi (Reflexvisier) 16A gunsight, circa 1941, complete with tinted and plain reflector glass (F1. 52271). The body with stamped tag, Gerat-Nr. 127-405 A-1, Werk-Nr. 12793, Anforderz Fl 52940, Hersteller hdv, It is contained in a period original box for a Revi 16B. 

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The Revi 16A was designed as a replacement for the earlier Revi C/12D type sight and itself was soon replaced by the slightly improved Revi 16B, so in fact, very few were manufactured (the manual for the A is dated April, 1941 and the B's is dated March, 1942).  The Gunsight was Designed by Carl Zeiss, Jenna and was Manufactured by HDV  visual works, Osterode GmbH, freedom, at Osterode / Harz

It was used briefly in the Luftwaffe's front line fighters such as the BF109 and the FW190, but not for long. When it was Replaced by the Revi 16B, remaining stocks of the Revi 16A were used up on turret guns and on the Me163 Komet and the Do335 Pfeil.

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MK II Oval Top Battle of Britain reflector Gunsight (pg1 Gun)

This is the Holly grail of RAF wartime Gunsights.  Used extensively throughout the Battle of Britain in the Hurricane and Spitfire  as well as the late 1930s Bi plane fighters the Bulldog and Gladiator.

The MK II reflector Oval top Gunsight was only used for a short time between 1938 and 1940 being fazed out at the end of 1941 and replaced with the square glass model in 1941.

Stanford Bob Tuck seen here in a Mk I Hurricane during the Battle of Britain the oval top gunsight clearly visible.

It is in good condition the reticule is clear and crisp . The glass is original being very rare with a green tint.

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The prototype was tested at Farnborough, and then at Martlesham in a Bristol Bulldog for air firing tests. The trials reports led to various modifications. A substantial rubber pad was fitted to protect the pilot from injury in the event of a rough landing, the range/base setting was modified to two similar knurled rings with their own scale and indicator, and the lamp changing was also made easier. The blue-tinted swing-in sun screen was found to be effective in high brightness situations although the orange reticule was not perfect in some conditions.

The modified sight was accepted as the standard fixed gunsight of the RAF, being known as the Reflector Sight Mark II. it was patented in 1937, and the first sights of an initial order of 1,600 reached some Gloster Gladiator squadrons in 1938.

Included an original box and the bulb holder complete with bulb.


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 MK II N reflector Gunsight A (pg1 Gun)

Here is a stunning example of the MK II reflector Gunsight complete with its box the sighting ring is crisp and clear . Comes with its bulb holder and original box. The Bulb holder has a USA style mains plug and what I am assuming is a matching bulb to enable it to be plugged into the US domestic supply.. The sight will be supplied with and original plug and bulb

Dated 1941

This is the  night fighter version, due to the fact it only has one adjuster and the design of the sighting ring .

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This Gunsight was the mainstay of fighter command throughout most of the war and fitted to practically every RAF fighter produced before being replaced by the MK II Gyro Gunsight.

Some Pilots such as Jonnie Johnson preferred this sight and when he took delivery of his new MK IX Spitfire EN 398 He had the MK II Gyro removed and replaced with the standard MK II reflector .


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Swiss Mk.4 ES Gyro Gunsight (pg1 Gun)

Here is a Mk. 4 ES Gyro Gunsight

This is a Swiss Airforce Gunsight and has a Swiss Plate

The ZCH.NR is 803936

The Mark 4 ES was for Pilot Use. This was used in Hawker Hunters as well as other Post War Aircraft used by the Swiss Airforce

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The gyro gunsight (G.G.S.) is a modification of the non-magnifying reflector sight in which target lead and bullet drop are allowed for automatically, the sight incorporating a gyroscopic mechanism that computes the necessary deflections required to ensure a hit on the target. The sight was developed just before the Second World War for aircraft use during aerial combat.

The sights usually contained more than one reticule to assist in proper aiming point: a fixed one (signifying the direction the guns are pointing), a moving one showing the corrected aiming point, and a reticule to match to a target plane's known wingspan (to adjust the sight for the target's distance).



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Mk II Reflector Boxed Night Fighter Gunsight (pg1 Gun)

This is a very rare Mk II Reflector Gunsight used in night fighters. It differs from the standard MK II in having only one ring which is in either shut or open position. In the open position it projects a single circle with a dot in the centre you can compare this with the other MK II shown., this image is projected as white light rather than orange in the daytime sight. In this way it produces much less glare.  In superb original condition complete with bulb and bulb holder it is in full working condition.

A/M 8B/2362   Dated 1943

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One of the lesser known episodes in the operational history of the Spitfire is its use as a night fighter. During the winter 1941/1942 it was feared that the night Blitz of the year before might be repeated in 1942. During 1941, the Hurricane was deployed by several squadrons for night duties, proving largely indifferent as the night fighter but having some success in the night intruder role. For interception duties, higher performance was required and therefore a decision was made to convert some of the Spitfire Mk. V squadrons to night fighting duties. After a sort lived career as a night fighter the roll was taken over in the main by twin engine aircraft which were allot safer to fly at night. The Mosquito and the Beaufighter becoming formidable foes as night interceptors.

A Mk Vb Spitfire Nightfighter

The Nos. 111, 65 and 41 Squadrons were assigned for the new role. The aircraft were repainted in night camouflage and the units commenced training in night flying and interception during winter 1941/1942.


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It was envisaged that the Spitfires would be gradually vectored to their targets by searchlights pointing in the direction of flight. At the right moment, the searchlights would also need to keep the bomber illuminated so that the fighter's pilot could open fire. This tactics received a code name Smack


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Mk.II*L Reflector Gunsight with  Rocket firing Reflector Gunsight Glass holder (pg1 Gun)

Here is a Mk.II*L Gunsight Base

It carries the Air Ministry Reference 8B/2493

This is a Project Gunsight as the Reticule is Damaged

The Mark II*L was a modification to the Mk II to allow for firing of Rockets. The reflector screen could be tilted forward by the Pilot from 0 to 5 Degrees depression, according to the airspeed and the know drop of the missile being used

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Also Included is this original Gunsight glass holder which sits on the top of the lens. Which is the Correct top for this Mark Base.

It does however fit all MK II and Projector Wartime RAF Gunsight's.

It Carries the Reference 8B/2157

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 It has the rocket firing attachment and is in relic condition and has clearly been recovered from a crashed aircraft so almost certainly has fired in anger. Unfortunately its history has been lost and so no exact details are known.

Commonly used by rocket firing Typhoons.


B 32481 32482 SM

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Hurricane original Gunsight mount (pg1 Gun)

This a super rare original Gunsight mount for a Hurricane , the first one I have owned its in excellent condition probably  from some sort of magnesium alloy as its super light. It came attached to the GM 2 MK III shown at the top of the page but does fit the standard MK II reflector Gunsiight.


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Find this piece in the electrical connectors page link here

Spitfire MK II Gunsight plug and socket ( nos 2 page 34A  ele connectors )

Plug and socket used to connect the MK II reflector Gunsight to the Spitfire/Hurricane main instrument panel, used on all RAF wartime aircraft fitted with the MK II reflector Gunsight.

5C/890 and 5C/892

Seen in situ above

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Revi C/12D Gunsight (pg1 Gun)

Despite appearances this is in fact a reproduction of the REVI C/12D . Please enlarge the pictures to see just how good this is, ideal for a cockpit or display originals currently change hands at over £5000.

Shown below the BF 109 E seen in situ below right in the cockpit of the BF 109E

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This reproduction of the Revi C12 D is made as per the original  many parts are metal .The chin pad is made of genuine leather sewn like original.

The sun screen holder is made of aluminum as per original .

This sight works the bulb12 volt and the reticule is projected onto the sight glass

The chin  pad holder made of aluminum.

The Gunsight plug is original from 1945

The sight is painted in the correct  colors

The sunscreen glass is adjustable down and up with locking plates made of copper.

The 12D was for fighter use and used in the following aircraft types. He100D.  Bf109D/E/F.  Bf109G-6/G-8. Bf109G-10. Fw190A-2.  A-8 Bf110 D. Hs129 C


Russian 37-mm automatic anti-aircraft Gunsight (61-K) 1939 model (pg 1 Gunsight)

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Here we have a 37-mm automatic anti-aircraft gunsight (61-K) 1939 model. The M1939 (61-K) is a Russian-made 37mm anti-aircraft gun which was developed during the late 1930s and used during the Second World War. The 61-K was accepted for service in Russian army in 1939 under the designation of the 37 mm Automatic Anti-aircraft Cannon M1939 and the first order placed for 900 units. It is believed that total production amounted to almost 20,000 weapons with final deliveries made in 1945. The M-1939 is operated by a crew of eight soldiers. The effectiveness of the 37-mm automatic anti-aircraft gun M1939 against modern aircraft is very limited and it has no poor weather or all-weather capability. The M1939 is not limited for anti-air defense but could be also used as anti-tank gun system. The M1939 is no longer in service with the Russian armed forces but many countries in Middle East and Africa still use this type of anti-aircraft gun

M1939 61-K 37mm anti-aircraft gun

Sight AZP-37-1M is designed for solving projectile hitting of targets by developing pre-emption target coordinates from the available data about its speed, range, rate, dive or pitch-up angle. Distance to the target is determined by the  stereodalnomerom or by eye. The sight is mounted on a bracket fixed to the cradle. Separate sight's are placed on both the left and right side of the gun. The left side of the sight consists of a table, the table drive, mechanisms dive, nose-up and stabilization of the course. The right side of the sight of the drives is the speed and range, the differential and the compensator. In addition, the tubular body attached to the right-hand box of sight and differential housing of the drive shaft, assembled compensator, and cheeks bracket mounted sighting parallelogram with  collimators . The sight is designed for firing at ranges of up to 4000 m with a target speed of 1.6 to 140 m / s and the maximum angle of the dive or pitch-up at 70 degrees. As can be seen its in mint condition and complete with all its tools, mounts cables, spare parts and two comprehensive manuals.






B17 Flying Fortress Mk 18 Giro Gunsight (pg1 Gun)

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The Mk 18 and MK 14 Giro Gunsight was the American Sperry version of the British MK II Gunsight. The Mk 14 was fitted to the Mustang and other US Airforce Fighter aircraft and the MK 18 was the turret version. Both types being used extensively in WWII and the Korean war. Although designed for use in turrets there does seem to be some evidence that they were also occasionally used in some fighters such as the Mustang and the later Sabre jet fighter in Korea.

This Gunsight was generally fitted to the Martin 250 CE  which is a 24 volt, electrically operated turret containing two .50 calibre machine guns. Four ammunition boxes provide 1600 rounds of ammunition. It was mounted on the top of the aircraft, about mid-way down the fuselage.

This turret was used on American bombers such as the A-20 Havoc, B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress, and B-26 Marauder. During the war, the Royal Canadian Air Force realized the limitations of their .303 calibre machine guns and took steps to switch from the hydraulically operated Fraser-Nash mid-upper turrets to the Martin. However, this modification was only included on the last 276 of the 431 Canadian built Lancasters.

B 24 Liberator

B17 Flying Fortress

Canadian built MK X Lancaster

 This Gunsight is complete and in superb condition and a great addition for any serious Gunsight collector.


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B 25 Static Gunsight (pg1 Gun)

This is an original World War Two North American B-25C Mitchel Medium Bomber Upper turret backup metal gunsight.. The sight is designed to be used if the electric sight fails. It is 4 1/2x 2 x 2 inches. This manual post and small ring sight could have be used on several aircraft as a small sight. The B-25 was used by the AAF to bring the war to Japan with the famous Dolittle raid of Tokyo lead by Col. Dolittle in early 1942. The B-25 is a twin engine bomber a crew of 5 or 6. Probably used in other USAF bombers with the same turrets.


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MK II Reflector Gunsight bulb holder and plug (pg1 Gun)


Here is the piece that is most often missing from reflector gunsights. It is complete and in good condition.

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Gun Harmoniser(pg1 Gun)

Mint condition gun harmoniser.

Beautiful optical Instrument in stainless steel.

Used by armourers to harmonise the guns with the gun cameras.

 This was slotted into the camera through a panel on the wing.

We have 2 Available

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Mk II Giro Gunsight Sun Shield (pg1 Gun)

These are very hard to find parts original sun shield for the MK II Giro Gunsight, probably also used in later versions.

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£75 each

Two available


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WWI 5-15 VP Telescope for high Angle Gun 1917 (pg1 SAS)


The "high angle gun" is a British naval term for a anti-aircraft 80 degree elevation gun

Here is superb telescope for a high angle gun. The Optics work perfectly and it comes in its original box. It is the illuminated version with cross hairs.

Made by W Ottway and Co Ltd  Ealing . High angle guns were used in an anti aircraft role for shooting down both aircraft and Zeppelins.

Find this on the SAS page link here


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SabreJet A-4 Sighting Head (pg1 gunsight)

Here we have an A-4 Sighting Head

This is the Sighting element of the gun/bomb/rocket aiming sight used on F-84 Thunderjet and F-86 Sabrejet fighters

This item is particularly interesting as it came with a stores ticket that identifies the aircraft this came from. An RAF version of this second generation Jet fighter.

When this was purchased it came with a Stores Ticket Identifying the Aircraft, Unfortunately this has been lost in our store room

You can see the Ticket Below Left however it does not enlarge

One of the Few early Jets to see action. Used extensively during the Korean War.

Mk VI Sabre

Registration 626.

Worthy of further research

Canadair Sabre


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RAF Mustang Gun sight A (pg1  Gun)

This gun sight was used in the P51 Mustang. What makes this particular gun sight rare is the fact it was produced for use in the Mustangs supplied to the RAF. We can tell this by the Air ministry label with the Kings crown. Although not in A1 condition it appears complete. A very collectable piece for the gun sight enthusiast.

This one is in better condition but the round glass at the top is broken. Any good local glass supplier should be able to cut a new one for you, its only ordinary 2mm glass

A brief history of RAF Mustang Operations..

The Mustangís achievements in WW2 with the USAAF tend to overshadow its work with the RAF, who of course took the aircraft in to combat before the Americans ever did. RAF operations can be grouped in to three types:

a. Army Co-operation including low level recce, naval strike using Allison engined P51Aís or Mustang 1/llís. Some also acted as low level interceptors against low flying German raiders.

b. Long range escort missions for coastal strike and bomber operations using Mustang lllís and lVís.

c. Ground attack and general fighter support using Mustang lllís and lVís.

a. The RAF loved the early Mustangs and it was very much missed when the production line closed in favour of the Merlin engined Bís and Cís. As a low level fighter the P51A had few equals in speed and range, even if its agility was exceeded by the low altitude cropped wing Spitfire Mk Vís. Mustangs saw action all over Western Europe including Dieppe flying in ones and twos at ranges Spitfireís could only dream about in their armed versions. Mustangs had the standard day scheme of green/brown uppers and sky undersides later replaced by the green/Ocean Grey/Medium Sea Grey scheme. Markings were a standard mix of B roundels on the upper wings and C and C1ís on the under sides of the wings and fuselage sides (Aís on the green/Dark Earth versions). The RAF also had some of the 20mm cannon armed aircraft designated 1aís. The last Mustang 1/ll squadron kept their aircraft until 1945. All others having been replaced by other types or Merlin Mustang versions

These gunsight's differ from British design in that the gunsight image was projected onto the windscreen rather than a reflector glass.


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Reflector Gun sight Turret (pg1gunsight)

Here we have a nice early turret gun sight

Mk. IIIA and it is Dated 1941

 It is Air Ministry Marked and Carries the Ref: 8B/1588

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Bofors L1A1C Sight (pg1 Gun)

A very rare gunsight made for use on a Bofors antiaircraft gun. The gun crews had several methods to sight the weapon on a target. Each gun platoon (four guns) had an M5 Director, connected by cables to the guns and all fed by a common generator. In this configuration, the platoon could engage a single target simultaneously. However, in combat the crews preferred to use the Bofors speed-ring sights. The crew of each weapon had an azimuth and elevation tracker seated in bucket seats on each side of the weapon. The elevation tracker had a foot pedal to fire the gun when the sight picture was right. Each 40mm round had a tracer element to aid in correcting the lead when the first rounds missed. Later in the war, the M-5 Director was replaced by the M-7 Computing Sight ("Weissight"), an "on-carriage" aiming device mounted on the gun with tracking telescopes for the azimuth and elevation trackers. The M7 Computing Sight eliminated the need for a separate director section, its director, generator, cables, and centralized control.

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Giro Gun Sight Recorder(pg1 Gun)

Mint in box does exactly what it says on the box

. A very rare item sits on top of the Bomber type Ace Maker Giro Gun sight.


Mounting for Giro Gunsight (pg1 gun) 

This is a really rare piece you will see a few Gunsights before you come across the mount. Used in both Bombers and Fighters for mounting the MKII Acemaker Giro Gunsight, 100% original in good condition.

This mounting is also suitable for attaching the cathode ray tube from Village Inn.


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B17/B24 K 10 Compensating Gunsight (pg1 gun)

very good original condition K 10 compensating Gunsight. This rare Gunsight was fitted only in the rear turret of the B17 and B24 heavy Bomber and other USAF Wartime Bombers.

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Reflector Gunsight Glass holder(pg1 Gun)

This is an original Gunsight glass holder which sits on the top of the lens. Fits all MK II and projector Wartime RAF Gunsights.

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3 Pin Gunsight Plug and Socket  ( nos 2 page 38 ele connectors )

Plug Ref: 5C/890

Socket Ref: 5C/892

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Gunsight Glass

Reflector Screen

Small spares

Gunsight Bulbs A.P 16228

Wrench and Spring Belt

Spare Parts for Gyro Gunsight Mark 2 Dated 1944 (pg1 gun)

Here we have a box of original spare parts for the Gyro Gunsight Type 6 Mark 2

Spares Box.

The Parts are in their original packaging and in a good general condition. This is Dated 1944

Stop Field of View

Inner and Outer Sunscreen

Gunsight Plugs


Storage Box for Mk 11C Gunsight (pg1 gun)

Here we have a storage metal box for a Mk 11C Gunsight


Mount for Mk.5 Gyro Gunsight (pg1 gun)

Here we have a mount for a Mk5 Gyro Gunsight

This was used in early Jets Such as the Meteor and Vampire

Made By Ferranti Ltd

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' first operational jet aircraft during the Second World War. The Meteor's development was heavily reliant on its ground-breaking turbojet engines, pioneered by Sir Frank Whittle and his company, Power Jets Ltd. Development of the aircraft itself began in 1940, although work on the engines had been underway since 1936. The Meteor first flew in 1943 and commenced operations on 27 July 1944 with No. 616 Squadron RAF. Nicknamed the "Meatbox", the Meteor was not a sophisticated aircraft in terms of its aerodynamics, but proved to be a successful combat fighter.



Turret Reflector Gun sight top  (pg1gunsight)

Here we have the top for a Reflector Gunsight as Used in Turrets

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Gun Sighting Telescope (pg2arm)

Here we have a 7x50 Canadian Kodak Sighting Telescope

It is a Shipboard Gunsight typically used on deck guns of 1" to 4.5" Guns

They would have been used on the Corvette Class Warship, Sub chasers and other small Escort Ships

In Very Good Condition in its Original Box

Corvette Class Warship


The picture seen right is: A G1 sight mounted on a Bristol B.1 turret. The gunner placed his chin on the pad to steady his aim.


Its therefore an interesting piece of history in its own right and almost certainly less numerous than the standard reflector Gunsight.


Prismatic Gunsight (pg1 gun)

Prismatic Sights - Pt 2

Messrs Ross Ltd produced four type 'A' sights, to be given comparative tests with reflector sights in a Gloster Gladiator. The type 'B' was produced for use in turrets, but the small 20 mm (0.78 in) eyepiece proved a drawback, and it was soon replaced by the Mk III reflector sight. All work on prismatic sights was finally abandoned in 1940.


The G1 was used as the optical head of the Mk 1 Gyro, seen under and some Bristol B.1 turrets used it, but from 1940 onwards the reflector sight became standard apart from the ring and bead sights used on some free-mounted guns

Seen under in situ on top of the MK I Giro Gunsight

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Box for Projector Type 1 Mk I Gunsight (pg1 Gun)

Here we have a Box for the Projector Type 1 Mk.I with Reference 8B/2519

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OSRAM Gunsight Bulb (pg1 gun)

Here we have gunsight bulbs marked

22V 12W M.C.C


These are unopened and in their original packet

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12V Reflector Gunsight Bulbs (pg1 gun)

Here we have a Genuine 12volt wartime bulb for the standard MKII reflector Gunsight fitted to Spitfire's , Hurricanes and pretty much every wartime RAF fighter.


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24V Reflector Gunsight Bulbs (pg1 gun)

Here we have a Genuine 24volt wartime bulb for the standard MKII reflector Gunsight

  In working order as new, bring that Gunsight back to life.

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 12V White Reflector Gunsight Bulbs (pg1 gun)

Genuine 12volt wartime bulbs for the standard MKII reflector Gunsight fitted to Spitfire's ,

Hurricanes and pretty much every wartime RAF fighter. Used in other versions of the wartime reflector and projector sights. 

 In working order as new, bring that Gunsight back to life.

Click Here to see this on the Lighting Page

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24V White Reflector Gunsight Bulbs (pg1 gun)

Genuine 12volt wartime bulbs for the standard MKII reflector Gunsight

 . Used in other versions of the wartime reflector and projector sights. 

 In good working order as new, bring that Gunsight back to life.

Click Here to see this on the Lighting Page

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