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Ankanor
02-27-2004, 01:06 PM
What is its purpose? Is it some kind of ace-maker gunsight for Stukas?

How

O, how I want to hold you,
To feel your breath
And hear your laughter in my ears.
To look into your eyes
And see myself in there.
Caress you with my lips.
To hold your hands in mine
And find the hidden smile in your dimple
That makes you irresistible
And stops the breathing in my chest.
To be with you when you are weeping,
To wipe away the tears and take away the sorrow.
To watch you while you are sleeping
Like there is no tomorrow.

And with a tender kiss to wake you up.

Essen,23.02.2004 20:53

Ankanor
02-27-2004, 01:06 PM
What is its purpose? Is it some kind of ace-maker gunsight for Stukas?

How

O, how I want to hold you,
To feel your breath
And hear your laughter in my ears.
To look into your eyes
And see myself in there.
Caress you with my lips.
To hold your hands in mine
And find the hidden smile in your dimple
That makes you irresistible
And stops the breathing in my chest.
To be with you when you are weeping,
To wipe away the tears and take away the sorrow.
To watch you while you are sleeping
Like there is no tomorrow.

And with a tender kiss to wake you up.

Essen,23.02.2004 20:53

necrobaron
02-27-2004, 01:14 PM
It's a more advanced bombsite of sorts for the Ju-87. The D-5 dived at a shallow angle and the Stuvi helps with accurate bomb release. The Ju-88 had it as well. Jippo could answer this much more accurately and detailed than me. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Bewolf
02-27-2004, 02:51 PM
As far as i know, the Stuvi projected where the bomb would hit the ground quiet accuratly. Comparable to modern ground attack aircraft.

Bewolf

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They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

Platypus_1.JaVA
02-27-2004, 03:12 PM
Hmmm, wasn't it the gunsight for the 20mm gun version of the Stuka?

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2 For with what judgment ye judge,
ye shall be judged: and with what
measure ye mete, it shall be measured
to you again.

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necrobaron
02-27-2004, 03:23 PM
Yes,I believe it was used for both gunning and bombing.

"Not all who wander are lost."

Jippo01
02-27-2004, 03:45 PM
What it does it calculates the impact point where the bombs will hit, and shows it on a HUD to the pilot. It uses a mechanical computer to take the lead needed for the bombs, taking speed, angle, altitude and wind into account.

Basically when dive bombing normally in the old fashioned way, pilot would need to take a given angle he has been training in and estimate the amount of lead according to his experience. Ju-87 was so accurate because they used nearly vertical dives, which equals to very little lead. On Stuvi pilot can use even very shallow or normal deep angles and different approaches on target and still keep the good accuracy. Stuvi was predecessor of modern CCIP sights.

Reported accuracy was 10m from high altitude (in the class of 2000m) drop in good conditions.

It can be used to fire the guns too, but there it works like normal reflector sight.


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