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Gun Sight Type N-8A "Retiflector"


Gun Sight Type N-8A "Retiflector"


This is a WWII-era Gun Sight Type N-8A "Retiflector" as used in flexible gun positions mounted on top of 50 cal machine guns in US Army Air Force bombers such as the B-17, B-25, and B-26.

Our friend Laurent offers a good description of this and other WWII-era gun sights at his website Aircraft-Gunsights.

This example is in reasonable condition. The flippable sun shade is no longer present and the bulb is not installed.  But it is a fine specimen from the era.  See spec sheet in photo gallery as well as a photo of the sight mounted in a B-17.

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