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WeedEater9p
12-30-2007, 11:55 PM
I've been trying to use the Norden bombsight's automatic mode, but I can't get it right. Setting up in a B-25 I get to around 3000m altitude and around 300km/h and I engage the stabilizer. Settings for the bombsight should be 360 TAS and 3000m. When I get to the target (Japanese Battleship) I line it up almost perfectly. I wait till the target is in the crosshairs at 55 distance. I press the bomb sight auto key but it then suddenly drops my bombs and the sight drops all the way down. My bombs fall a mile short and I am left to deal with a AAA coming at me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

JG51_Rudel
12-31-2007, 12:46 AM
Check out this tutorial made by
Joe90 on how to use the Norden Bombsight.

http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=2269

Akronnick
12-31-2007, 12:47 AM
The Norden Bombsight on the B-25 uses mph for airspeed and feet for altitude, mot metric.

For auto mode, it's best to line up the sight as soon as possible and keep it on target by adjusting the airspeed so that the cross hairs track the target on their own.

Provided the parameters are set correctly, the bombs will release automatically at the right time and hit the target.

Jaws2002
12-31-2007, 12:50 PM
Watch Joe90's tutorial in the link posted by Rudel. Everything will be much clearer then.

Also download and use the "Bombsite table". It will help you a lot with the true airspeed and units conversion.


http://www.automediabm.cz/pacific_fighters/BombSightTab2/Bombsight_Table_2.zip


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/<FA>Jaws/B6.jpg

Viper2005_
01-01-2008, 12:40 PM
In IL2 you don't need to know your TAS to bomb.

All you need to do is set your altitude using your altimeter, making a small allowance for the fact that your target may be above sea level.

Put the crosshairs on the target and engage automation.

Then tweak the TAS setting until the target remains stationary in the crosshairs and the bombsight will do the rest...

Remember that as soon as your bombs release you can disengage the level stabiliser and run for home!

BSS_Sniper
01-01-2008, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by Viper2005_:
In IL2 you don't need to know your TAS to bomb.

All you need to do is set your altitude using your altimeter, making a small allowance for the fact that your target may be above sea level.

Put the crosshairs on the target and engage automation.

Then tweak the TAS setting until the target remains stationary in the crosshairs and the bombsight will do the rest...

Remember that as soon as your bombs release you can disengage the level stabiliser and run for home!

+1

I messed around with trying to match speeds until someone gave me that tip. Now I NEVER miss. Just adjust your bombsight's speed until the crossair is not moving off of the tgt. When it is staying on tgt, the speed is set correctly.

As far as your bombs dropping as soon as you turn bomb automation on; you probably didn't move the sight to look out ahead and you were looking straight down. You need to move it out to 60 or 70 degree's so you can start looking for the target and get it turned on way before you're over or near over the tgt.

Monterey13
01-04-2008, 10:16 PM
Personally, I find it more satisfying to drop them manually. Here is my tried and true chart. I don't miss.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/Bombchart.jpg

Messer262
01-10-2008, 02:17 PM
Km/h and meters please.

As per [SI] standards

joeap
01-10-2008, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by Messer262:
Km/h and meters please.

As per [SI] standards

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif That's for US/UK planes as the bombsight is in feet and miles per hour, LW VVS and Japanese use metric.

general_kalle
01-11-2008, 08:04 AM
i dont like using that kind of...Gadgets such as the "Bombsight table"
thats not realistic.

but its just me