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KraljMatjaz
06-17-2005, 04:04 AM
As frontal windscreen was usually mounted at angles close to 45 deg it makes me wonder, why didn't they mount collimator below it, for the light to be reflected from screen directly, no need for sight?

Uh, I hope it is understandable... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Huckebein_UK
06-17-2005, 04:16 AM
I think it was because of the thickness of the windscreen; I don't think you'd get a clean reflection off such a deep layer of glass would you, especially if it was constructed of several sheets of glass bunched together?

strelnik_Sipi
06-17-2005, 04:23 AM
I think some versions of Corsair had something like that?

Huckebein_UK
06-17-2005, 04:27 AM
That was just the same as a normal reflector sight but with a big, full-width relector screen I think; it still wasn't reflected off the windscreen. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

F19_Ob
06-17-2005, 04:35 AM
I wonder if experienced shooters had any real use of the reflectorsights at all, more than determining distance to the target.
I think I would do just as well with a simple thin ironcrosshair wich didnt obstruct the view as much as the reflectorsights.

a thought

whiteladder
06-17-2005, 04:43 AM
Originally posted by F19_Ob:
I wonder if experienced shooters had any real use of the reflectorsights at all, more than determining distance to the target.
I think I would do just as well with a simple thin ironcrosshair wich didnt obstruct the view as much as the reflectorsights.

a thought

I think the difference is (and I`m sure someone will correct me if I`m wrong) is that in a reflector sight the image is focused at infinity, so the pilot doesn`t have to refocus his eye to aquire his target. With a iron sight the eyes focus has to shift between the fore ground sight and then to the target.

tigertalon
06-17-2005, 05:41 AM
Originally posted by KraljMatjaz:
As frontal windscreen was usually mounted at angles close to 45 deg it makes me wonder, why didn't they mount collimator below it, for the light to be reflected from screen directly, no need for sight?

Uh, I hope it is understandable... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Problem was that forward screen was usually armoured one, so being multi-layered, many thin layers glued together (so it didn't crack through and through when hit),
and like Huckebein said, you would get multiple reflections one above the other, each one weaker, fading away.

I know that on some Tempests sighting like that was used, but dunno how they solved multiple-reflection problem...


Originally posted by F19_Ob:
I wonder if experienced shooters had any real use of the reflectorsights at all, more than determining distance to the target.
I think I would do just as well with a simple thin ironcrosshair wich didnt obstruct the view as much as the reflectorsights.

a thought

When flying Me262 I don't use sight view (shiftF1) any more. Sighting line goes directly through the center or the screen, and I help myself aiming with triggering only two cannons first. Once you get used to it, you can be VERY accurate this way - greatest benefit being a large unobstructed view down, which alows for great deflection shooting. (the story is of course completely different with U4 version http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif)



Originally posted by whiteladder:
I think the difference is (and I`m sure someone will correct me if I`m wrong) is that in a reflector sight the image is focused at infinity, so the pilot doesn`t have to refocus his eye to aquire his target. With a iron sight the eyes focus has to shift between the fore ground sight and then to the target.

Exactly.