At one stage I had hoped to collect
together most of the bubble sextants used by the various forces
in the second world war. However, that is looking less likely
now that I lost two of them to the authorities. I will, in the
mean time try to put any info I have on the sextants I don't own
up on the site so that anyone with interest can see the full compliment
in one place. Previously I had been using links to the various
museum sites that featured these items but it is a never ending
game keeping up with broken links. To get round that problem I
will try to keep everything local to this site.
I am still organising this page so
please bear with me.
Hughes Marine Bubble Sextant Info
Hughes Mk VIII Bubble Sextant. Info
Luftwaffe Bubble Octant Info
Kriegsmarine Octant, Plath Gyro type.
Russian Copy of the Plath Bubble Sextant, made
in the East on captured German equipment, parts being perfectly
Japanese WWII Bubble sextant. Info
Sextant A-7 Info
Bausch and Lomb (A-6, A-8) Info
Bendix AN5851-1(A-14) Info
Link (A-12) Info
Ball Recording Mk 1 (Merganthaler Linotype).
RAF Mk 1 Periscopic Sextant. Info
RAF Mk 2A Periscopic Sextant. Info
American Kollsman Periscopic Sextant. Info
Be aware that some of the information
given in a few of the Museum write ups could be wrong, errors
are mostly of a minor nature and usually concerning dates or minor
details which only someone familier with them would appreciate.