Can anyone help with images/details of Wellington bomber Mk XIV bombsight position?

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On another forum a group of dedicated flight simulation enthusiasts are recreating a flyable Wellington Bomber. Modelling of the cockpit and gun positions is well underway but they are having difficulty finding accurate images that show interior positions of instruments for the bomb aimer position. Here is their message: "As we have mentioned in our updates, we are working on making the Wellington flyable. As part of this, of course we need to create a bombardier's station. The early Wellington IA/IC had both the CSBS bomb sight, (as seen already in the IL2: Cliffs of Dover Blenheim) as well as the later Mk XIV/Sperry T-1 bomb sight. While we have a good deal of information and drawings on the Mk XIV bomb sight itself, the question as to where the various elements were placed in the bombardier's station is proving a bit more difficult to determine. The Brooklands Museum Wellington has the CSBS bombsight, and we do have decent photos etc. of this type of sight and where and how it was placed. But no photos of a Wellington with the Mk XIV sight, only shots from other aircraft with the sight mounted. Anyone who has detailed information, diagrams, drawings or photos of a Wellington with a Mk XIV bombsight mounted, as well as where the computer was mounted, where bomb switches, etc. were mounted on the aircraft, we would appreciate they contact us. The material should be referenced as to source and large in format as possible. Any manuals for the use of the Mk XIV/Sperry T-1 would also be appreciated. (we do already have some material from US sources, but any RAF guides would be helpful) We do not need Pilot Notes for the aircraft. Thanks in advance, Team Fusion" I know this forum contains some of the best aviation historians so hope you don't mind me posting the message here and seeing if anyone can help? The original thread with some images is here: http://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17461 Cheers, MP
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Thanks very much TerryP, I have sent you a PM :) Cheers, MP