sighting angle

An angle between the line of sight to the aiming point and the local vertical at the time of a bomb release. Also called a dropping angle.

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  • sighting angle — taikymo kampas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Bombarduojant – kampas tarp linijos į taikomą tašką ir vertikalios linijos. atitikmenys: angl. sighting angle pranc. angle de visée …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sighting angle — noun : range angle …   Useful english dictionary

  • angle de visée — taikymo kampas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Bombarduojant – kampas tarp linijos į taikomą tašką ir vertikalios linijos. atitikmenys: angl. sighting angle pranc. angle de visée …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • range angle — noun : the angle formed between a vertical line and the line of sight to an aiming point at the instant of release of an aerial bomb called also dropping angle, sighting angle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mark XIV bomb sight — The Mk. XIVA sighting head, which would be mounted in the front of the aircraft and connected to the computor by the cables coiled up on the left. The main features are the gyrostabilizer in the large cylinder, and the collimator on the moving… …   Wikipedia

  • Course Setting Bomb Sight — The CSBS Mk. IX mounted in a Fairey Battle. The bomb aimer is sighting through the white ring shaped backsights to the pin shaped foresights (just visible against the armoured cable) and holding the bomb release switch in his right hand. The… …   Wikipedia

  • taikymo kampas — statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Bombarduojant – kampas tarp linijos į taikomą tašką ir vertikalios linijos. atitikmenys: angl. sighting angle pranc. angle de visée …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Norden bombsight — The Norden bombsight at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. This example does not have the associated autopilot attached …   Wikipedia

  • Octant (instrument) — Octant. This instrument, labelled Crichton London, Sold by J Berry, Aberdeen, appears to have an ebony frame with ivory scale, vernier and signature plate. The index arm and mirror supports are brass. Rather than use a sighting telescope, this… …   Wikipedia

  • Backstaff — Not to be confused with Ballastella. Davis quadrant from the beginning of the 18th century The backstaff or back quadrant is a navigational instrument that was used to measure the altitude of a celestial body, in particular the sun or moon. When… …   Wikipedia

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