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    Sextant boxes.
    From: Jackie Ferrari
    Date: 2008 Nov 15, 20:31 -0000
    Dear Listers,
     
    I have two questions that I am hoping someone might be able to answer.
     
    I understand mariners' sextants  were sometimes carried in aeroplanes in addition to octants, in the early days of aerial navigation.
     
    1. Were their boxes modified ie made of aluminium perhaps ?
     
    2. How much use were sextants in the air?
     
    Thanks,
     
    Jackie Ferrari

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