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Zeiss TSA bombsight

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Hi,

does anyone have drawings/photos of this late-war german precision bombsight? This elusive piece of equipment is bugging my mind for quite a long time. All I can find is sketchy texts on the operation of the sight. Cheers.
 

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In Kens/Novarra "Die deut.Flugzeuge 1933 - 45" a Zeiss bombsight is shown
(a very small photo only !), which seems not to be a standard Lotfe. But there's
no mention of the designation ... ???
 

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Hi Jemiba,

is it possible to post that tiny picture? Maybe we can ID the bombsight.
 

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Only description "Optisches Bombenzielgerät Zeiss" (optical bombsight Zeiss),
no description or mention elsewhere ... ???
 

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Hi Jemiba,

that`s the Zeiss Bofe 1 ( Bombenfernrohr ), optisch-vollautomatisches bombenfernrohr. Unfortunatelly I cannot ID my source ( I got this loose copies from a late 30`s/early 40`s german publication ). I have them for quite a long time, supplied by the Deutsches Museum Library.

Do you have something on ASKANIA bombsights?

Cheers,
Carlos
 
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I just make the vague observation that U-boats used a clockwork calculating direction/rangefinder called a Uboote Ziel Optik which attached to it a pair of Zeiss binoculars.

Seems to me the technology was so similar that there may be a connection if you trace the development of the U-boat sight.
 

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