A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David Pike
Date: 2017 Jul 1, 12:25 -0700
My guess is that it is an "angle solver" for torpedo computations.
A relative velocity back-up checker, in case an automatic version isn’t available, or to check it out. Good thinking Gary.
I can still remember my Welsh Applied Maths teacher in 1960 pounding the blackboard and saying “Compound with B a velocity equal and opposite to A” (or was it the other way around!).
Well, against my better judgement, I bid for it at the base price and won, so I’ll soon know. Actually, I suspect no one else was interested in it. That’s probably because they didn’t spot the mechanism from the Bigsworth Board, which was the real reason I was prepared to invest £25. It would be nice to think that the fact that the two came up together was because they once belonged to the observer in something like a Fairy Swordfish torpedo bomber, but I think that would be wishful thinking. Let’s hope everything's refurbishable. DaveP