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    Re: astrocompass still in use
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2002 Sep 29, 22:00 -0700

    Robert Eno wrote:
    >
    > Do they still use periscopic sextants in the B-52?
    
    
    I don't know. However, Air Force Form 4046, Celestial Precomputation,
    is still active (carries a 1999 date). Anyone can download it over
    the Internet, but unless you have the FormFlow program the file is
    unintelligible.
    
    During my years in the B-2 program we used a C-135 as an avionics
    testbed. The drawer in the nav's desk had an Air Almanac and HO 249
    tables. Don't know how often they were used. I put the periscopic
    sextant up in the port and looked around with it a time or two.
    
    
    

       
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