The Nordensight was designed for use on United States Navy aircraft by Carl Norden, a Dutch engineer educated in Switzerland who emigrated to the U.S. in 1904 and worked on bombsights at the Sperry Corporation before starting his own company. The complete Norden system consisted of two primary parts, the stabilizer and the sight head. The stabilizer was a gyroscopically leveled platform that gave the sight head a stable base from which to work. The stabilizer was also normally attached to the aircraft’s autopilot, allowing it to direct the aircraft back to the same level point as the sight head. The sight head had to be carefully aligned to the stabilizer in order to ensure it was looking in the same direction as the aircraft heading. Here is the wiring diagram of Norden bombsight stabilizer that consists of sliprings, brushes, clapper magnets, servo (torque), stabilizer, gyro, motor, etc.
Norden Bombsight Stabilizer Wiring Diagram
June 16, 2011 by Leave a Comment