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WWII ASTRO COMPASS Mk 2

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WWII ASTRO COMPASS Mk 2

Compass, for direction by the stars

Donated by Mr K W Quarman

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  • This was used in dead reckoning navigation in heavy bombers such as the Avro Lancaster during WW2. These are only accurate when set up absolutely level, it's beyond me how they achieved this in an aircraft. It is little wonder that we missed the target by miles until the advent of on-board radar and the Pathfinders!
    .......... Kevin Hampton, London, 25th of September 2013

  • I believe this is a fail safe item in case of confirmation of route

    I had one and used it quite of as I moved to different locations in the UK. Sold it in approx 1983
    .......... Eric Done, , 2nd of March 2013

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