A-10A Sextant

The compact A-10 was one of the most commonly used sextants in the Army Air Forces. Tens of thousands were made during World War II, and many remained in service with the Air Force through the 1950s. Key features include a lighted bubble and a recording disk to determine averages.

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This compact averaging sextant was widely used in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Eric Long
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This compact averaging sextant was widely used in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II.
This compact averaging sextant was widely used in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II.