Norden Bombsight's Costly Precision

Norden Bombsight's Costly Precision

The Norden Bombsight, used by US bomber aircraft in World War II, cost $1.1 billion to research and produce, about half as much as the Manhattan Project and over a quarter of the cost of all B-17 bombers manufactured. While it was successfully precise in state-side testing, it was far less accurate in combat.

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