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    Re: Benefits of Stigmatizing
    From: Douglas Denny
    Date: 2010 Oct 9, 15:40 -0700

    Well I was not too happy about throwing all that perfectly good tea into the Boston harbour - what a waste - made me choose the Hughes MkIX instead of the Kollsman ... :-)

    (Actually I had not seen a Kollsman until fairly recent times ..very good they are too !).
    On a more serious note, I wonder if there must have been some collaboration going on between the Brits and USA in the cold war period post-WW2 for aircraft military sextants, as there are features common to both which seem to have been developed at the same time. In particular, the continuously integrating mechanical ball/cone integrator. It might have been just one company studying the methods of the other, but as there was active cooperation during WW2 and after in NATO I wonder if there was a common standardised military specification put out for NATO use which gave that commonality in the instruments.

    Douglas Dennny.
    Chichester. England.
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