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Time was when the Norden bomb-sight was hi-tech / state-of-the art / top secret and protected by armed guards....and now it's on eBay. How things change!

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

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I would love to have one sitting in my den. Then I think I could convince my wife that I needed the rest of the aircraft to complete the collection. So far a A2 jacket hasnt helped.

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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This is very interesting. It cuts segments of the old movie "Bombardier" with documentary footage about the Norden bombsight.

 

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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As I remember as a high school student in the late 1940s there was a war surplus mail order store in Philadelphia by the name of Herbach and Rademan. They would publish a flyer monthly or so with a variety of surplus electronics. One of the items was the Norden bomb sight for the price of ~$12.95 or so plus 4th class postage which from Philadelphia might have been $2. As a poor farm boy, I did not have enough cash to buy even one. Much of the surplus that my brothers and I bought deteroprated in the weather as we had little storage for non essentials. One of the more valuable items, a back pack parachute was stolen from the garage attic in the 1960s. My dad could have bought a P-38 or P-47 for what he paid for a self-propelled combine in 1948. The combine sold for ~$300 on Dad's farm sale in 1963 when he quit farming.

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