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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 defence contracts.

The Air Ministry asked the company to find a suitable overseas 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 cancellation of the order , were groundless and Goerz were only to pleased to honour 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..

                   

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

This stunning MK II Oval top Gunsight was imported from Canada. This Gunsight was in very short supply in 39 and 40 so much so that contracts were issued with an Austrian company to make them under licence.

This being the case its very hard to fathom how this sight ended up in Canada. One possible theory is that once they were replaced with MK II with the square glass that this sight made its way to Canada to used for training fighter pilots.

 Its pretty much inconceivable that this was not used during the Battle of Britain seeing that they were in such short supply.  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.

This Gunsight is in excellent condition it is complete and even has the original packaging used to keep moisture out probably why it survived so well. The only fault I can find is that it has a very small piece removed from the rubber head protector. The reticule is crisp and clear.

If you know about these sights you will know how incredibly rare they are and this one is quite unique in having an RCAF transfer. The box is also unusual in being painted grey , I believe this is period as it has a number painted on the box over the grey paint.

Reference number 7A/1124 dated 1940

Among the greats. Douglas Bader (fourth from right), the English flying legend, commanded 242 Canadian Squadron RAF. At the beginning of the war, the RCAF had not yet equipped and assembled squadrons for deployment in Europe. There were however many Canadians who were either in the RAF, or who were RCAF in the Royal Air Force. In order to show Canadians back home that their boys were fully engaged in the war, it was decided to create a special squadron (242) manned by Canadians already in the RAF. This squadron assembled some of the finest talent of the waryoung fighter pilots from across the land, now seen fighting the Nazis as a cohesive unit. The photograph below right was taken at RAF Duxford in September of 1940.

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

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                          The prototype MK II Gunsight 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.

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

This Gunsight is a bit of a mystery. The base bulb holder and box are all original 1939 dated RAF British made. On closer inspection it appears the oval top is made in the US. It fits perfectly but there are a few very subtle differences from the British made version and it carries a US part number. It was not sourced from a dealer or a collector but from an elderly  British couple who had owned it for many years.  I can only assume that this was fitted during the war as a field Modification, if they had something that would fit and worked they would use that rather than have a grounded aircraft. This does reduce it's value but for someone looking for an oval top with an early date it represents a good opportunity to own one which does have an original wartime top but not fitted as original to this sight.    

 This base is dated 1939 and is complete with its box and bulb holder 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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Ferranti MK I Gyro Gunsight (pg1 Gun)

This is another first for this Website, it is the first complete MK 1 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 version this sight was definitely not an 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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Gyro Gunsight MK II D series III the Acemaker (pg1 Gun)

Here is a very rare if not unique variant of the MK II D  Gyro Gunsight known as the Ace maker. The series III is not a variant I have ever seen before.

It appears to be a cross over from the MK II to the MK IV as the range control is operated from the throttle. I believe this to be one of the last of MK II Acemakers produced and would have been fitted to the last MKs of Piston Fighters and the early Wartime Jet fighters along with some of the last Lancasters fitted with Village Inn radar guided MG's.

It is in good original condition and everything appears to work as it should including the sun screen.

 MK II D series III  Dated 1944

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It comes with a set of controls required to operate it as shown below.

 It is the more successful version of the MK I shown above. To be an air ace in WWII you had to achieve five kills or more. The problem was there was very little gunnery training for fighter pilots and unless you were used to clay pigeon or sport shooting most were not accomplished shots.

In the main to hit another aircraft you had to deflection shoot i.e. shoot in front of the aircraft so than when your bullets arrived they hit the target rather than being behind it.  This Gunsight sought to remove that problem and the pilot just had to put the cross hairs on the target and fire the Guns.  This  improved kill ratio's and more pilots became Ace's . 

This example is complete and is dated 1944. These sights were made in smaller numbers than the reflector sights and are very hard to find.

Everything shown in the pictures is included in the sale of this Gunsight.

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Spitfire Ace maker Gyro Gunsight MK II mounting bracket (pg1 Gun)

This is a superb reproduction in metal of the mounting bracket for the Ace maker MK II Gunsight. It comes with the frame fitting for the Spitfire.

These are incredibly rare and I have never seen one let alone had one for sale. Made from original drawings to a very high quality it took a huge amount of research and work to complete.

Fitted to the Spitfire from Mk IX onwards.

 

 

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Luftwaffe Revi 16B Gunsight (pg1 Gun)

This is an absolutely superb, complete and boxed 100% original mid war Revi B Gunsight. They don't come any better than this example.

The REVI (Reflex visier=Reflector gun sight) 16B was manufactured as of 1942 until the end of the war. It was used in the majority of the Luftwaffe aircraft types. Including the BF 109, FW190 and ME 262.

Fliegnummer (Fl-Nummer Anforderungszahl( Luftwaffe reference number)): Fl 52955

This example has a reference placard at the front of the sight which is an indication that this was a mid-war production sight.

The letter code bvf desginates the factory where it was produced.

bvf = Optische Werke, C.Reichert in Wien 107, Hernalser Hauptstrasse 219

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Seen above far right the REVI 16B in situ in the cockpit of a BF 109.

Here is a link to the Revi manual and link to the AP

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MK II reflector Gunsight A (pg1 Gun)

Here is a good used but clean example of the Classic MK II Day Fighter reflector Gunsight  the sighting ring is crisp and clear. It's a tricky thing to take a picture of the sighting ring but is is as it should be. Comes with its bulb holder and  box .

The plug for the bulb holder has had the cover removed and two wires connected most likely to connect a 12 volt supply to make the sight operate .

Dated 1943 A/M 8B/2361

Having a date of 1943 most likely fitted to the awesome Mk IX Spitfire shown under which was rushed into production to combat the treat from the new German FW 190.

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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 top scoring ace 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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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

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Revi C/12D Gunsight Base plate and Mount (pg1 Gun)

This is a top quality reproduction base plate and mount for the Revi gunsight. It is entirely made of metal exactly to scale following the original drawings. Originals of these are practically non existent.

 

295 for the plate and mount

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.

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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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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 below

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MK II Reflector Night Fighter Gunsight (pg1 Gun)

Here is a nice entry level Gunsight. Its a calls Mk II but only has one control ring open and closed these were used in night fighters.

The sighting ring is different to the day fighter as its white and is a single circle with a dot in the centre. The sighting ring is visable and can be observed by placing a light source where the bulb holder goes.

It does not have the bulb holder . It is however completely original including the glass and makes a superb display peace.

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A/M 8B 2361

No 16631

Dated 1943

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Gun Harmoniser(pg1 Gun)

Good 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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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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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 Mustangs 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 P51As or Mustang 1/lls. 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 llls and lVs.

c. Ground attack and general fighter support using Mustang llls and lVs.

a. The RAF loved the early Mustangs and it was very much missed when the production line closed in favour of the Merlin engined Bs and Cs. 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 Vs. Mustangs saw action all over Western Europe including Dieppe flying in ones and twos at ranges Spitfires 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 C1s on the under sides of the wings and fuselage sides (As on the green/Dark Earth versions). The RAF also had some of the 20mm cannon armed aircraft designated 1as. 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.

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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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 2 Pin Plug and Socket 5C/598 5C/599 ( nos 2 page 34 ele connectors )

Can be used as a substitute to connect the MK II reflector Gunsight to the Spitfire/Hurricane main instrument panel as a cheaper alternative to the rarer 3 pin plugs.

Plug Ref: 5C/598

Socket Ref: 5C/599

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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

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Storage Box for Mk 11C Gunsight (pg1 gun)

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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OSRAM Gunsight Bulb (pg1 gun)

Here we have gunsight bulbs marked

22V 12W M.C.C

GUNSIGHT X951260

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.

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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.

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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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 Rocket firing Reflector Gunsight Glass holder (pg1 Gun)

This is an original Gunsight glass holder which sits on the top of the MK II reflector Gunsight base.

It is rocket firing modification and is in relic condition ithas 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.

It Carries the Reference 8B/2157

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