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Wildnoob
08-18-2009, 10:49 AM
watching this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXsVg8F91t8

let me in doubt about the gunsigth used in early Zero models...

say that because looks exactly like the gunsigth we have in the 1940 A6M2 and 1941 A6M2-21 apart that the is red while the one we have is brigth yellow, anyway we have the same one the in all A6M models but at least the video's discription says that was devolped in 1942, that's probably the same type 98 reflector gunsigth apart from the color of the reticle.

at least SEEMS to me in a speculation view, thefore are in doubt about that, anyone can help me to solve this doubt if possible, please?

Wildnoob
08-18-2009, 10:49 AM
watching this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXsVg8F91t8

let me in doubt about the gunsigth used in early Zero models...

say that because looks exactly like the gunsigth we have in the 1940 A6M2 and 1941 A6M2-21 apart that the is red while the one we have is brigth yellow, anyway we have the same one the in all A6M models but at least the video's discription says that was devolped in 1942, that's probably the same type 98 reflector gunsigth apart from the color of the reticle.

at least SEEMS to me in a speculation view, thefore are in doubt about that, anyone can help me to solve this doubt if possible, please?

Lt_Letum
08-18-2009, 11:08 AM
The appearance colour can be heavily influenced by the surroundings and the camera used.

I'm not saying that is what is going on, but it is worth bearing in mind.

We also have no idea how original the lenses and bulbs are here.

Interesting to see how green the glass is.

Hurri-Khan
08-18-2009, 11:09 AM
My guess it's red filter lens germans used in night fighters. Text in video mentions revi 12..

http://www.cockpitinstrumente.de/instrumente/katalog/revi/gross/Fl52119-3.gif


No idea in what extent japanese would have used those tho.. did zero ever get used as nightfighter? xP Japanise gunsights ain't really my area..


>>>-H-K--->

Wildnoob
08-18-2009, 11:24 AM
thank you very much for your replies!

hmm

http://gunsight.jp/c/english/sight-e-3D.htm

take a look at this one folks:

http://gunsight.jp/c/english/sight-e-3D%20Type98.htm

among the other sigths seems to be pretty similary to the one we have in terms of the design of the device. but that's just speculation of course, there are several factors to be considerated, but gonna keep researching, if someone know anything and can add something more would be very glad, already are extremely glad anyway, thanks for had acess this topic!