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Herman Lang , The German Engineer who compromised the Norden Bombsight

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2012/05/23 19:53:06 (permalink)
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Herman Lang , The German Engineer who compromised the Norden Bombsight

The Mark 15 Norden bombsight was a ground breaking piece of WWII technology. It was essentially  an Analog Computer. From the beginning  this bomb sight was ALWAYS heavily guarded and shrouded in Secrecy to keep the technology out of the hands of Germany.Carl Norden as a proper Swiss man was enamored by German engineers.In the 1930s he hired numerous, including Herman Lang. In 1938 Herman gave the Nazis a complete set of plans for the Norden bombsight .They had their own Norden bombsight throughout the entire war.
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    Re:Herman Long , The German Engineer who compromised the Norden Bombsi 2012/05/24 13:03:35 (permalink)
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    Ernie -
    His name was Herman Lang. Post War the Plans were
    discovered while Luftwaffe Files were being examined.
    There was a notation written in the File , loosely Trans-
    lated : We Have no use for this.
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    Re:Herman Long , The German Engineer who compromised the Norden Bombsi 2015/05/10 11:11:06 (permalink)
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    Keep in mind that when the information was passed on to the Germans, it was the early Mk XV M1, I believe. There are many crucial differences in the M1 and the later far more common Mk XV M9 sights. Compare images of both and you will see the bombsight required many more refinements after the information was passed to make the sight as good as it was during WW2.
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