bombsight


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bomb·sight

 (bŏm′sīt′)
n.
A device in a combat aircraft for determining the point at which to drop a bomb in order to strike a target.

bombsight

(ˈbɒmˌsaɪt)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a mechanical or electronic device in an aircraft for aiming bombs

bomb•sight

(ˈbɒmˌsaɪt)

n.
a device installed in an aircraft for guiding the release of bombs.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bombsight - a sighting device in an aircraft for aiming bombs
sights - an optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument
Translations

bombsight

[ˈbɒmsaɪt] Nmira f or visor m de bombardeo
References in periodicals archive ?
Developing an aiming device for level, horizontal bombing resulted in the Norden bombsight, virtually useless for skip bombing.
Targets moved in the bombsight faster in the jet than in the piston-powered aircraft.
When it came time for Bourgeois to drop the bombs, he declined to use the homemade "twenty-cent bombsight" that had replaced the top-secret Norden bombsight on this risky mission (to prevent the Norden from falling into enemy hands).
Jim Wright, The Flying Circus, Pacific War 1943 As Seen Through A Bombsight
Ferebee was now flying the plane with the bomber's state-of-the-art Norden bombsight. Major Ferebee's finger was on the switch to start the 60-second automatic bomb-release sequence.
Level bombing and hitting a maneuvering warship was huge task, one complicated by the fact that the bombardiers had no bombsight aiming data for these particular bombs; "Kentucky windage" would have to do.
"I've got it!" Sweeney put the aircraft on autopilot, which was controlled by the Norden bombsight that Beahan had lined up on what looked like a sports stadium.
The Flying Circus: Pacific War, 1943, as Seen through a Bombsight. Guilford, Ct.: The Lyons Press, 2005.
The Flying Circus: Pacific War 1943 as Seen Through a Bombsight. By Jim Wright.
With input from Draper, Davis prepared a technical report on how a gyro computing gunsight could be used as a dive bombsight. His commanding officer, Col.
The Norden bombsight included advanced optics and a computer that let the bombardier factor in air speed, ground speed, wind direction, altitude, and angle of drift.
Sion's next chapter is entitled, "Top Secret Bombsight: Hitting the Pickle Barrel." The Norden was never Top Secret--this comes from a lot of popular hype.