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red99
12-01-2004, 05:39 PM
I don't know much about this plane IRL but..

It has forward firing guns..

It has what appears to be two iron sights on either side of the dive bomber sight..

How can I use the iron sight for A/A combat instead of having to use the bomber sight which provides a rather head in the box view that while good for bombing, is not my cup of tea when it's time to throw down with some Zero's..

Baco-ECV56
12-01-2004, 05:40 PM
yes you can, aim with the one on the right http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

red99
12-01-2004, 05:41 PM
?

3.JG51_BigBear
12-01-2004, 06:07 PM
Hit Shift-F1. You can then use the telescopic feature. For Japanese planes (Val and Ki-43), his alt-D (same button as the one used to move recticle dimmer on German planes) to move the lens cap and then Shift-F1.

WTE_Dukayn
12-01-2004, 06:11 PM
I think he DOESN'T want to use the telescopic sight for dogfighting. haven't flown the SBD much so I can't really say for sure.

And default is CTRL + D for Jap planes removing the gunsight cover, not alt.

Athosd
12-01-2004, 06:50 PM
The Dauntless has iron sights mounted on the outside of the main telescopic sight.

The one of the left side can be used for air to air - no need to hit shift-F1 (changes view to telescope).

Cheers

Athos

red99
12-01-2004, 09:27 PM
So what I gather is that there is no way to rotate the sight and use the iron sight with this plane other than just going to a closer view and looking through the left iron sight?

Thank you for the responses.

WTE_Dukayn
12-01-2004, 09:34 PM
Like I said I haven't flown the SBD, but I'll check it out and see if you can get the air-to-air sight to rotate.

Akronnick
12-01-2004, 10:47 PM
That's correct, Red. I normal cockpit view, the view is aligned with the iron sight at the 10:00
position of the Telescope.