An equivelant piece of Allied equipment ?

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by James S, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Has anyone seen an Allied piece of equipment similar to this one ?

    This is a Luftwaffe "Peilscheibe" used (I believe) to swing a compass., the device being clamaped to the cockpit of aircraft.

    The azimuth disc can be leveled, a spirit level being built in, the small optic , not sure how it all works, probably not that complicated which says a lot for me !!!

    Have only seen one photo of this device set up for use, , as i said clamped to the cockpit of a HE-111.
     

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  2. Thunderbox

    Thunderbox Member

    Its just a bearing plate to enable measurement of horizontal angles relative to a compass or a fixed direction. Every ship has at least one (usually several) for recording fixes and running bearings, and the same was used in many aircraft for the same purpose.
     
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  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

    I don't understand the process but I like the pictures of compass swinging

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    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

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