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Carl Lukas Norden

  • Patented control systems for launching aerial torpedoes from ships.
  • Designed robot flying bombs, radio-controlled target planes, catapults, and arresting gear used on aircraft carriers.
  • Began work in 1921 on an instrument which could drop bombs from an aircraft and hit targets on land and sea, and in 1928 developed a bomb-timing device.
  • Developed a gyrostabilized automatic pilot to combat pilot’s problems maintaining constant airspeed and altitude.
  • Developed the Norden bombsight that was used during World War II, the Korean War, and for photo reconnaissance missions during the Cold War.

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