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Ironman70
02-28-2004, 12:43 AM
I have no idea what this is. Is it a gyroscopically stabilized gunsight? Or radar? OR maybe a crude Nightvision sight?

Ironman70
02-28-2004, 12:43 AM
I have no idea what this is. Is it a gyroscopically stabilized gunsight? Or radar? OR maybe a crude Nightvision sight?

weeksy
02-28-2004, 10:00 AM
I'm afraid I cant add much, other than it was also used in the Me210 and Me410A-1/A-2.

Anyone else out there with more info? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

VW-IceFire
02-28-2004, 10:10 AM
Its more like a crude bomb aimer. I think you set the angle you were coming in on and your speed and it would show you where the bomb would hit....kind of like in modern day attack aircraft where the computer plots a location for where the bomb will hit.

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Jippo01
02-28-2004, 11:22 AM
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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