Gunsight The Collection

A Gunsight is an optical device used to assist the pilot in weapon aiming. Initially they would have little more than an illuminated aiming cross for more accurate air to air combat. There is a mechanical means for making offset adjustments to allow for the target track and range. The device is similar to the later Head Up Display in that the image is collimated and projected onto a Combiner Glass such that it appears at infinity. The Gyro Gunsight is a particularly successful display and is still fitted to many aircraft. The most complex of these even calculate air to ground modes of weapon release and can show quite complex aircraft data. However they do not have the benefit of a programmable display surface as used in the HUD and thus their capability is limited.
Object Name Cat No Object Type Year
Gunsight Projector C0023 Indicator/Instrument circa 1940
Gyro Gunsight C0024 Indicator/Instrument TBD
Dial Sight C0025 Indicator/Instrument 1954
Reflector Gunsight C0026 Indicator/Instrument Unknown
Gunsight C0028 Indicator/Instrument Unknown
Reflector Gunsight C0074 Indicator/Instrument Unknown
Gunsight (display model) C0075 Display Unit Unknown
Gunsight C0080 Indicator/Instrument 1987
Gunsight Mirror Assembly C0618 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1985
Reflector Gunsight C0624 Indicator/Instrument 1942
Gunsight (display model) C0670 Display Unit Unknown