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Texas_Lonestar
09-27-2010, 09:27 AM
Sorry for this question, but I flew a sortie in an SBD Dive Bomber and noticed that the gun sight was obscure.

I thought CTRL + D was used to remove a cover (at least on some planes) but it did not work in this case.

What did I do wrong and how do I correct it so that I can see through the sight?

Thanks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Texas_Lonestar
09-27-2010, 09:27 AM
Sorry for this question, but I flew a sortie in an SBD Dive Bomber and noticed that the gun sight was obscure.

I thought CTRL + D was used to remove a cover (at least on some planes) but it did not work in this case.

What did I do wrong and how do I correct it so that I can see through the sight?

Thanks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

FoolTrottel
09-27-2010, 09:32 AM
Try 'Toggle Gunsight', Shift-F1 by default.

Texas_Lonestar
09-27-2010, 09:36 AM
Thank you FoolTrottel! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I did do that, but the sight that came up looked to be for dive bombing but I was interested more in the standard sight should I need to fight any enemy fighters.

I can try again to make sure I did it right.

Sillius_Sodus
09-27-2010, 09:41 AM
Unfortunately, with the SBD-3, there is only that one type of telescopic sight. The SBD-5 has a more conventional reflector sight.

Texas_Lonestar
09-27-2010, 09:53 AM
Thank you for confirming Sillius_Sodus! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'll have to rely on my gunner then to make sure I can get home safely. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Fox_3
09-27-2010, 10:43 AM
The SBD3 has an iron ring sight for the forward armament to the left of the scope sight.

Zeus-cat
09-27-2010, 04:14 PM
As Fox_3 has said, the iron sigth to the left of the scope is your gunsight for the machine guns. It seems to be offcenter, but it lines up perfectly when you fire your guns.

Texas_Lonestar
09-28-2010, 06:37 AM
Both of you are correct!

It worked like a charm. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

VW-IceFire
09-28-2010, 09:38 AM
Why not just use the scope? I do...

Makes it nice and easy to get a nice sight on the enemy. It's difficult for peripheral views but it's not bad.

Texas_Lonestar
09-28-2010, 02:07 PM
I did try it but it was rather awkward to get use to.

VW-IceFire
09-29-2010, 08:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Texas_Lonestar:
I did try it but it was rather awkward to get use to. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
It's basically the same as the telescopic sights on the Ki-27, Ki-43, I-16 Type 5 and 6, D.XXI, F2A3 Buffalo and a few other early war types. And those are fighters http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It's different but it can actually be kind of handy lining up a shot. The loss of peripheral vision is the biggest problem in-game. For pilots it was probably much much worse.

TgD Thunderbolt56
10-01-2010, 05:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Texas_Lonestar:
I did try it but it was rather awkward to get use to. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
It's basically the same as the telescopic sights on the Ki-27, Ki-43, I-16 Type 5 and 6, D.XXI, F2A3 Buffalo and a few other early war types. And those are fighters http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It's different but it can actually be kind of handy lining up a shot. The loss of peripheral vision is the biggest problem in-game. For pilots it was probably much much worse. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Agreed. Actually, with a little practice it's almost a hack IMO. It can be used to VERY positive effect in certain circumstances.