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    Re: Bubble sextants on e-bay
    From: Jean-Philippe Planas
    Date: 2009 Jun 7, 11:36 -0700
    I also concur that the British MkIXs series sextant are the best by far. I would rate the A12s second for their simplicity but also for their precision. The only issue with the A12s is their poor night lighting sytem.
    JPP


    --- On Sun, 6/7/09, Robert Eno <enoid{at}northwestel.net> wrote:

    From: Robert Eno <enoid{at}northwestel.net>
    Subject: [NavList 8569] Re: Bubble sextants on e-bay
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Sunday, June 7, 2009, 9:53 AM


    I would not have been happy in a B29 Superfortress bomber mid- Pacific with
    that sextant to get me home,  as the Americans were doing in WW2.

    In my opinion the Hughes MkIX is the definitive sextant of its type;
    approaching if not actually being the very best that can be achieved with a
    bubble sextant.

    Douglas Denny.

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    I am inclined to concur with Douglas Denny. I have used a lot of different
    bubble sextants and in my opinion the RAE MkIX is simply the best bubble
    sextant ever made. I own three of them. The MK IX has so many attributes
    which make it superior to other bubble sextants.

    Having said that, the American sextants must have had some utility because
    getting a B-29 around the Pacific arena is no mean feat.

    Robert




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