Aircraft 'computor' bombsight, serial number 508/59. The bombsight was manufactured by H. & B. Precision Engineers Ltd, Manchester, England, circa 1959.

It is of the type fitted to the Mark 8 bombsight used in English Electric Canberra bombers manufactured at the Government Aircraft Factory (GAF), Fisherman's Bend, Victoria, between 1952 and 1959.

A paper label on the back suggests it was never fitted to the aircraft: 'REMOVE PACKING BEFORE / FITTING TO AIRCRAFT'. Another label adhered to the back, which might be a calibration record, is dated 20 Nov 1970.

Physical Description

Black rectangular metal box within metal tubular frame, with dials, controls, knobs and connection sockets. Paper labels on back.

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