I Am typing up the war diary of a WW2 Lancaster Mk3 rear turret gunner he states the following:-

wizard landing skip but almost immediately he said “dont be too sure brace for impact” , I grabbed the sting and gunsight with both hands and put my head in my hands, this is to avoid smashing my face into it as it is only inches away,"

Can any one advise me on the wording
" I grabbed the sting and gun sight "
I am sure the word STING is incorrect can anyone help as I cant read this man's writing.