Mark 3A Plotting Board

The crews of carrier-based aircraft had to keep track of their own position as well as that of their aircraft carrier. This type of plotting board allowed them to track the movements of each and plot a return course.

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The Mark 3 Plotting Board was used in single-seat aircraft flying in the Pacific.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Eric Long
NASM2012-02143
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The Mark 3 Plotting Board was used in single-seat aircraft flying in the Pacific.
The Mark 3 Plotting Board was used in single-seat aircraft flying in the Pacific.