Help please to translate into English Aviation tool Identification

Discussion in 'All Things Japanese' started by davy, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. davy

    davy 後輩

    I have just been given this item and was hoping that any member could help identify what it is and what is was used for, I think it is from WW2 era and was Aviation tool. I have attached a few photos and photos from book which is in Japanese, any help would be appreciated.
    thank you

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  2. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank SECURITY-you SPAM/we BAN
    Staff Member Admin

    When we get someone on line who can help with reading the Japanese , I think you will find this is a WWII Japanese aircraft sextant used to plot your location while over water , etc. It worked much the same way a shipboard sextants were used for many years.
  3. Mike Cash

    Mike Cash 骨も命も皆此の土地に埋めよう

    Bubble Sextant. There is a date of March 19, 1945 on one of the labels.

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