Model number: 1471C-02
Date manufactured: 1940's
Period/Dates when in use: 1940's through 1960's
Description: Optical instrument mounted in the roof of a transport aircraft to permit the navigator to look out at the sky and perform celestial navigation.
Item History: This sextant eliminates the need for an astrodome in the roof of the aircraft. It also incorporates a bubble to establish a horizontal plane in lieu of the horizon.
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1935 North Point, San Francisco, CA 94123
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