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Jungmann
08-26-2005, 10:39 PM
What's the knobby thingy to the right of the gunsight? Could the Beau's sight be moved out of the way?

And what about those change dishes on either side. There was a link to a book of cockpit photos a few days ago; a very sharp pic of a Beaufighter cockpit, and none of those dishy things? Any clues?

Cheers,

Jungmann
08-26-2005, 10:39 PM
What's the knobby thingy to the right of the gunsight? Could the Beau's sight be moved out of the way?

And what about those change dishes on either side. There was a link to a book of cockpit photos a few days ago; a very sharp pic of a Beaufighter cockpit, and none of those dishy things? Any clues?

Cheers,

Taylortony
08-27-2005, 02:02 AM
As you have 2 opening direct vision windows either side of the cockpit, i think you will find they are to collect rainwater in if they leak or are open so it dos not soak the instruments and electrics and will have a drain in them to dump it back overboard........... either that or they are for the complimentary sweeties http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif as you see the duxford version has them, so they could be a mod or were incorporated on the likes of the far east versions or even a different version of the beau

http://fighter-collection.com/images/bmbocock.jpg

ploughman
08-27-2005, 02:58 AM
How English, gutters on the inside. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Arm_slinger
08-27-2005, 08:19 AM
242Sqn had a lengthly discussions about those depressions when we were at the past legends airshow, the chap working on the Beau had no idea what they were for either! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

One of lives mysteries in the aviation world http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

XyZspineZyX
08-27-2005, 08:50 AM
ashtrays maybe????

Taylortony
08-27-2005, 10:35 AM
See you can see the DV windows on this one, and that is where they are directly placed, undeneath them.

http://ipmslondon.tripod.com/referencearticles/id8.html


as u can see its to keep it dry

http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/images/beau21cockpitbg_4.jpg

http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/beau21referecebg_1.h...it%20and%20Canopy%20 (http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/beau21referecebg_1.htm#1.%20Cockpit%20and%20Canopy %20)(13%20Images)