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F16_Fatboy
08-20-2004, 03:33 PM
Underneath the D3A1 Val there is a "bucket" shaped object between the wings just aft of the bomb. I believe this is the Type 97 drift sight. Is this correct and does any one know how it works?

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F16_Fatboy
08-20-2004, 03:33 PM
Underneath the D3A1 Val there is a "bucket" shaped object between the wings just aft of the bomb. I believe this is the Type 97 drift sight. Is this correct and does any one know how it works?

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BlakJakOfSpades
08-20-2004, 11:32 PM
rough guess based on your description, somehow indicated to you your direction or travel as opposed to where your nose is pointing, like the little indicator on the hud of a modern jet fighter i believe its called a velocity vector, of course i have no idea if thats hoow it works just a loose guess

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Fliger747
08-20-2004, 11:57 PM
A drift sight is an optical instrument that allows you to align it with your ground track and then read off the drift angle. Useful mostly for navigation in determining the crosswind component. Possibly somewhat of an aid in horizontal bombing, depending on the presence of any other bombsight equipment.