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Sextant Kit, Aircraft, Type A-10A, Fairchild Camera

Fairchild

Sextant Kit, Aircraft, Type A-10A, Fairchild Camera

Not for Sale

This artifact resides in our Private Collection, yet we welcome inquiries from restorers, museums, or serious enthusiasts. Please email us with the name of the artifact at Curator@AeroAntique.com.

A very nice, working, WW2 vintage aircraft A-10A bubble sextant in its original wooden case with mounting hook and battery-power accessory for nighttime illumination used for celestial navigation.  Used across many versions of US Army Air Force aircraft with navigator crew during the era, such as bombers B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, and B-29 Superfortress, and transports C-46 Commando, C-47 Dakota, and C-54 Skymaster. The sextant would be suspended from the plexiglass astrodome in the ceiling of the aircraft while the navigator sighted a select stars, plotting its change in location with the timed plotting mechanism to determine aircraft course. Photocopy of handbook/parts catalog included.  Here is a pdf copy of the handbook to download at no charge.

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