Here’s a nice cut-away image showing what appears to be a World War I German Goth bomber, and all the components we the people should know about the inner workings of this new invention.
It’s a French clipping, so while I originally had a translation (courtesy of Google Translate), another reader was kind of enough to present a better one (courtesy of Alvaro Bellon – thanks!!!!)
La Guerre Aerienne – Aerial Warfare
- levier de lançement des bombes – bomb release lever;
- disque commandant de prisme – prism control knob;
- lentille – lens;
- indicateur de vitesse – speedometer;
- measure de l’angle de vision – angle of vision indicator;
- oculaire – eye-piece;
- couloir – Catwalk, gangway;
- Niveau a alcool – alcohol level;
- indicateur de route – route indicator;
- prisme mobile – movable prism;
- bombe au moment de lancement – bomb at time of release
That’s a lot better than what I originally had.
My big question is just what the heck an ‘alcohol level’ is? I mean I might want to be bombed if I was flying around in WWI – pun intended. But I really don’t know… is it the water and alcohol mixture in the induction system?
Alvaro! Thank-you very much!!!