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zugfuhrer
07-16-2007, 01:24 PM
USN got the landing officer that guided the pilot down with signal-racks?

I have been told that some IJN aircrafts got a technical device for landing on carriers. I was a gadget with green and red lamps that told the pilot if he was on the ideal glidepath to land on the carrier.
Someone got more info about this?

zugfuhrer
07-16-2007, 01:24 PM
USN got the landing officer that guided the pilot down with signal-racks?

I have been told that some IJN aircrafts got a technical device for landing on carriers. I was a gadget with green and red lamps that told the pilot if he was on the ideal glidepath to land on the carrier.
Someone got more info about this?

R_Target
07-16-2007, 08:21 PM
http://www.ussessexcv9.org/pdfs/Japanese%20Carrier%20Operations.pdf

fabianfred
07-17-2007, 03:17 AM
look at Akagi from the rear and you will see it is on the model

Matz0r
07-17-2007, 04:10 AM
I did a test mission with the guide lights a while a go. I set up a 5 deg. approach path on a static carrier using red and green lights. It is actually helping you make a smooth approach, however since the lights are so fuzzy at a distance it's difficult to make a full approach using the lights. I did make a couple of very smooth landings using the lights as only guides at full zoom (the only way you can really see them clearly), not very practical though. Try it yourself: http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ijncvlights.mis:
<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
[MAIN]
MAP CoralSea/load.ini
TIME 23.0
CloudType 1
CloudHeight 1000.0
player IJA_F_S_53z00
army 2
playerNum 0
[Wing]
IJA_F_S_53z00
[IJA_F_S_53z00]
Planes 1
Skill 1
Class air.A6M2_21
Fuel 25
weapons default
[IJA_F_S_53z00_Way]
NORMFLY -493881.89 -179998.82 400.00 270.00 &0
LANDING -489900.44 -180000.34 0 0 &0
[NStationary]
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1_Static vehicles.stationary.Smoke$Smoke14 0 -489869.46 -179986.28 360.00 15.0
0
2_Static vehicles.stationary.Smoke$Smoke14 0 -489869.46 -180014.94 360.00 15.0
0
3_Static vehicles.planes.Plane$BF_109F4 2 -489874.77 -180024.31 270.00 0.0 nul
l
4_Static vehicles.planes.Plane$BF_109F4 2 -489875.19 -179977.04 449.10 0.0 nul
l
5_Static vehicles.stationary.Smoke$Smoke13 0 -489884.46 -179986.88 630.00 16.4
4
6_Static vehicles.stationary.Smoke$Smoke13 0 -489884.46 -180014.34 630.00 16.4
4
[Buildings]
[Bridge]
[House]
</pre>

zugfuhrer
07-18-2007, 11:52 AM
thx for your contribution.

Very intereting article about the japanese landing aid. It would be fun if the carriers on this game got the aircraft-catching fence on the deck, as it was in real life.