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Feathered_IV
07-17-2007, 04:03 AM
Just wondering if there was some such thing about. A series of gunsight views with various aircraft in your sights. A sort of 'If it looks this big, it's 150m away' etc. etc. Similar to the posters made during ww2. Might be a good thing to have something like that as a desktop wallpaper to help recognise the correct distances (my gunnery needs improvement) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

Feathered_IV
07-17-2007, 04:03 AM
Just wondering if there was some such thing about. A series of gunsight views with various aircraft in your sights. A sort of 'If it looks this big, it's 150m away' etc. etc. Similar to the posters made during ww2. Might be a good thing to have something like that as a desktop wallpaper to help recognise the correct distances (my gunnery needs improvement) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

GH_Klingstroem
07-17-2007, 04:16 AM
In general when the fighters wingtips are exactly within the circle of ur gunsight, the airplane is 150-200m away...

Feathered_IV
07-17-2007, 04:52 AM
I did a quick check with an F4F in the sights of a Navy-0. Based on the wingspan of the A6M, the distance worked out to 76.4m range when filling the sights. Practically half the range stated above http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://server3.uploadit.org/files/Feathered-convergence.jpg

stanford-ukded
07-17-2007, 04:53 AM
Have you not seen dart's fantastic video?

http://www.darts-page.com/movies/Range_and_Convergence.zip

http://www.darts-page.com - a wealth of info.

Feathered_IV
07-17-2007, 05:02 AM
Ha! Just found it through the forum search function and was about to pop back in here to post the link http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

T_O_A_D
07-17-2007, 07:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GH_Klingstroem:
In general when the fighters wingtips are exactly within the circle of ur gunsight, the airplane is 150-200m away... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This statement reflects allied sights, mainly the RAF and the 109 inside the ring.

Any and all other aircraft, will reguire your own judgment, unless their wing span is equal to the 109.

Viking-S
07-17-2007, 08:57 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125/F16_fatboy/23550.jpg

Might help.

Viking

WhtBoy
07-17-2007, 09:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
Based on the wingspan of the A6M, the distance worked out to 76.4m range when filling the sights.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why did you base it on the wingsapn of the attacker? The wingspan of the target is what matters.

Also, why not just turn the icons on to see where the wingspan falls in the sight at your desired convergence?

--Outlaw.

Skunk_438RCAF
07-17-2007, 11:48 AM
He simply used a known variable to visually calculate the distance in his picture. He isnt saying that you should use your wingspan to estimate range.

Lurch1962
07-17-2007, 05:11 PM
Try this Excel spreadsheet you can download:

http://www.airwarfare.com/tactics/tactics_deflection.htm

--Lurch--

Feathered_IV
07-18-2007, 03:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Skunk_438RCAF:
He simply used a known variable to visually calculate the distance in his picture. He isnt saying that you should use your wingspan to estimate range. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Correct http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif