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jamesdietz
03-17-2006, 12:40 PM
(this may be old news...)unless it was a phantom gunsight...I don't seem to have anything but the mount...besides that the cockpit in the Tempest ( & the Mosquito,) I think are among the best in the game...About a"9" or so...a "10" being ,of course,The Swedish Gladiator...

jamesdietz
03-17-2006, 12:40 PM
(this may be old news...)unless it was a phantom gunsight...I don't seem to have anything but the mount...besides that the cockpit in the Tempest ( & the Mosquito,) I think are among the best in the game...About a"9" or so...a "10" being ,of course,The Swedish Gladiator...

XyZspineZyX
03-17-2006, 01:08 PM
I have asked about this before & have been told it as a very early HUD gunsight.

luke97
03-17-2006, 02:04 PM
The gunsight is 100% correct.
The Type I MkIII projector sight (and later modifications) had not a reflector glass. The windscreen reflected the image of the graticle.
The first aircraft that officially used these sights was precisely the Hawker Tempest V, on Feb 1944.

It was a good idea, because the field of vision was higher than using an standard sight.

I hope it helps.

S!

jamesdietz
03-17-2006, 02:16 PM
Wow! I did not know that...Tempest Cockpit even better than I thunked!

Xiolablu3
03-17-2006, 03:42 PM
I often find the darker glass on the earlier gunsights makes planes harder to spot, the Tempest sight does not have this problem, great idea.

VW-IceFire
03-17-2006, 04:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jamesdietz:
Wow! I did not know that...Tempest Cockpit even better than I thunked! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
It was actually partially invented by Douglas Bader, a Tempest pilot and test pilot, who suggested the modification would be helpful when making strafing runs and preparing for rockets or bomb attacks. You'll notice a similar setup is used in the Corsair cockpit...although its still a piece of glass instead of the windscreen its much larger and the frames are part of the canopy structure.

luftluuver
03-18-2006, 05:37 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 jamesdietz:
Wow! I did not know that...Tempest Cockpit even better than I thunked! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
It was actually partially invented by Douglas Bader, a Tempest pilot and test pilot, who suggested the modification would be helpful when making strafing runs and preparing for rockets or bomb attacks. You'll notice a similar setup is used in the Corsair cockpit...although its still a piece of glass instead of the windscreen its much larger and the frames are part of the canopy structure. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
There was 2 D. Baders in the RAF?

Stackhouse25th
03-18-2006, 09:24 AM
russians beat them by a few years, look at the IL-2

VW-IceFire
03-18-2006, 09:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by luftluuver:
<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 jamesdietz:
Wow! I did not know that...Tempest Cockpit even better than I thunked! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
It was actually partially invented by Douglas Bader, a Tempest pilot and test pilot, who suggested the modification would be helpful when making strafing runs and preparing for rockets or bomb attacks. You'll notice a similar setup is used in the Corsair cockpit...although its still a piece of glass instead of the windscreen its much larger and the frames are part of the canopy structure. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
There was 2 D. Baders in the RAF? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
OOPS....good lord...that should read Roland Beaumont. I was probably staring at my Corgi dicast Spitfire Mark II and the name popped into my mind.

Beaumont...not Bader. *brain fart*

p1ngu666
03-18-2006, 05:08 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

the il2 late series with the wires was a simple and cheap site, but i do really like it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

madsarmy
03-19-2006, 01:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by p1ngu666:
the il2 late series with the wires was a simple and cheap site, but i do really like it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Very True p1ngu.
IMO the IL2 is one of the most rewarding & fun planes to fly in this sim.

msalama
03-19-2006, 02:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">IMO the IL2 is one of the most rewarding & fun planes to fly in this sim. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

IL-2? Simply the best http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

It's the only plane I fly on a regular basis - well I dabble with whatever there is out there every now and then, but always gravitate back to the Stormbird after a while...

Yeah, Lemmy flies blue, but the Black Death is SOOOOOOOO feekin' Mot├┬Ârhead still http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Gotta love the Flying Tank, because it IS so fXXXXn' ROCK'N'ROLL!!!

Sorry if I'm getting a bit childish here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif but I just can't help loving that old bird...

PS. NOT that the Tempest isn't one cool mofo as well, mindja http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif