No. 60 Air Bombers Course - Final Examination



No. 60 Air Bombers Course - Final Examination


An examination paper with 13 questions of which 10 need answered. The questions are in two sections - Bombing and Gunnery.



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[underlined] NO. 60 AIR BOMBERS Course [/underlined]
Final Examinations.

All questions carry equal marks
Time allowed – 2½ hrs.


BOMBING (Answer 6 Questions)

1. Sketch the trajectories of a low and a high T.V. bomb released simultaneously from the same uniformly moving aircraft, and explain how and why they differ. [inserted in pencil] 10 [/inserted in pencil]
2. [diagram] scale in yards. [/diagram]
Without altering any settings on the CSBS you drop and plot 4 Bombs as shown in the diagram. What conclusions would you come to in the air and what steps would you take to rectify the errors.

3. Describe in detail how you would set the C.S.B.S. for dropping 4 lb incendiaries from a high altitude. [inserted in pencil] 20 [/inserted in pencil]

4. You release a stick of bombs on an enemy target and discover that 2 bombs remain on their carriers. Describe the steps you would take and precautions you would observe:-
(a) While over the Target area.
(b) While flying back to base across friendly territory.
(c) On landing at home aerodrome.

5. Describe exactly how you would determine whether your C.S.B.S. was unserviceable if you suspected backlash was present. [inserted in pencil] 25 [/inserted in pencil]

6. Describe carefully how you would prepare and test a “universal” carrier prior to leading a small bomb container. [inserted in pencil] 20 [/inserted in pencil]

7. Sketch and describe the construction and action of [underlined] either [/underlined] the 4 lb Incendiary Bomb [underlined] or [/underlined] the Mk.V S.A.P. Bomb. [inserted in pencil] 15 [/inserted in pencil]

8. Why is selective fuzing necessary.? Describe how it is obtained with E.M. Type carriers. [inserted in pencil and underlined] 20 [/inserted in pencil and underlined] [underlined] 110 [/underlined sum total] 110 [/underlined sum total]

GUNNERY (Answer 4 questions)

9. State the rules for using G.4 Tracer. Why is it essential to keep the sights trained on the enemy aircraft when firing the sighter burst. [inserted in pencil] 20 [/inserted in pencil]

10. Sketch and describe the Gun Fire Interrupter of the B.P. Turret. [inserted in pencil] 18 [/inserted in pencil]

11. How would you harmonise a F.N. 4 Turret for 400 yards range if it were only possible to set up a sighting board 25 yards away from the turret. Describe briefly how you would prepare the necessary sighting board. (Actual calculations are not required).

12. Describe fully the complete action of the transporter in the Browning Gun. [inserted in pencil] 12 [/inserted in pencil]

13. Sketch and describe the construction of a typical signal cartridge. How would you recognise the various cartridges by their external markings. [underlined in pencil] 20 [/underlined in pencil] [inserted in pencil] 180 [/inserted in pencil]

[other calculations in pencil]
18th September, 1942
No. 31 B & G. S. Picton.



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