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Title:BOMBING WITH THE MK XIV BOMBSIGHT [Main Title]
Film Number:AMY 35
Summary: Technical training film illustrating how to operate the Mk XIV bombsight.
Description: Reel 1: “To Pilots and Bomb Aimers” Roles of pilot and bomb aimer in successfully hitting target working in conjunction. Description of Mk XIV Bomb Sight. “What you must make the aeroplane do”. Basic principles of bomb aiming explained. “Imaginary Release Circle” - no matter what direction a target is approached from the point of release would be the same if no wind blowing. Effect of wind on release point. “What the Bombsight does” - purpose of the bomb sight explained. “Drift Angle” explained. Mk XIV Computer Unit explained. Various settings on computer.
Reel 2: “Finding the wind speed and wind direction with the Mk XIV Bombsight” - Using the Navigational Computer Mk 3F for wind computing – inputing settings into computer. “Sighting Angle” - determining the release point. “Bomb Trail” - adjusting bomb computer for type of bombs carried. “The Sighting Head” - explanation of sight graticule.
Reel 3: - “Roll Stabilisation” - how the bomb sight compensates for banking turns etc. Importance of not touching parts of bombsight. “Notes For Pilots” - flying in a manner to aid the bomb aimer. “More tips for the Bomb Aimer” - adjustments to compensate for true wind. “Summary and Settings” - summary of points made in film.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: ROYAL AIR FORCE (Production sponsor)
Science Films (Production company)
Goodliffe, Frank A (Production individual)
MacQueen, Norman S (Production individual)