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Need some serious help on these AAC gunnery Globes


Phantomf4
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  • 2 weeks later...

Recently stumbled upon these images of similar training aid globes but for navigation. Trainees would be orientated using these globes for navigation principles of the earths circumference, then later applied during actual flight. I would think the globes pictured here are fairly self explanatory orientating fighters on optimal angles of attacks towards specific aircraft and illustrating weak and strong points.

 

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These were developed by a Boeing employee. I have a wartime article about them somewhere. I have the Ju 88 version and used to have a FW 200 example. They are fairly fragile and are rare. I sold the FW 200 version because it had a crack in the plastic. I've only come across two in all my years of collecting.

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I would really appreciate it if you could find that article and send me a copy or post it. I have 7 of these now. 1 fw200, 1 Japanese torpedo bomber, 1 ju-86, 1 Do-217, and the rest are Ju-88s. I really appreciate your response to this post.

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5thwingmarty

Welcome.  I was browsing for something else and it popped up.  It took a bit more searching to find this post again to share.  At least now we know what they were called.

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Phantomf4

Yeah, and there was a cabinet for them also, this helps a bunch.

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Brian Dentino

So interesting that I just ran across this......something else I have decided on a whim that I HAVE to have for my collection now!  You all never cease to amaze me to see what cool interesting items are out there that I had absolutely NO clue about before just cruising this forum.  Always learning, that is for sure.

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Phantomf4

Glad your learning! There is alot of good info on here, as far as having one for your collection, it could be a long search as i haven't found any others. But hey you might find one at the next shop you visit, you just never know.

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