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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 02:33 AM
when il2:FB first came out, i would play with the he-111 bombsight and got quite good at it. id set the trim so it would fly level, then set altitude and velocity, then let the bombsight audimation do the rest. now it doesnt work anymore after patch. i set it so that i am flying level, then set altitude and velocity, then turned on bombsight autimation. first of all the bombsight target now moves, it moves forward and isnt on ur target once ur in position to drop them. second, the he-111 doesnt even drop the bombs. it goes well over the target beofore it finally drops the bombs. is it that i am flying too high?(over 6000m) or is this a new bombsight?

XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 02:33 AM
when il2:FB first came out, i would play with the he-111 bombsight and got quite good at it. id set the trim so it would fly level, then set altitude and velocity, then let the bombsight audimation do the rest. now it doesnt work anymore after patch. i set it so that i am flying level, then set altitude and velocity, then turned on bombsight autimation. first of all the bombsight target now moves, it moves forward and isnt on ur target once ur in position to drop them. second, the he-111 doesnt even drop the bombs. it goes well over the target beofore it finally drops the bombs. is it that i am flying too high?(over 6000m) or is this a new bombsight?

XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 02:44 AM
Did you set the bombsight correctly?

check the following:
[ ] aircraft trimmed for level flight at constant airspeed
[ ] aircraft trimmed to hold a steady course
[ ] convert IAS to TAS and set bombsight for airspeed
[ ] subtract target elevation from barometric altimeter reading, then set bombsight for height
[ ] raise bombsight towards horizontal and observe for sideways drift. unless you've got a magic crosswind chart just go with your gut feeling for crosswinds.
[ ] doublecheck aircraft is trimmed level and steady
[ ] place bombsight crosshairs on target and start the clockwork
[ ] observe sight picture for proper bombsight operation. if target is drifting, doublecheck speed and height settings

One more thing: were you flying on a very cold day? That will lower your density altitude and make your IAS read higher than expected for any given altitude. There's an outside air temp gauge overhead in the He 111 cockpit. You can easily convert IAS to TAS with temperature compensation with any flight computer. I keep a cheap index-card Jeppesen computer handy just for such uses.

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 03:03 AM
Just did a bomb run at 6500m to see if the sight is funny at high altitude. It works fine.

Since the bombsight only lets you adjust speed in 10 kmh increments, you need to adjust your speed so that your TAS is, say, precisely 380 kmh instead of 385. It makes a big difference, but fortunately you can kinda play with it and compensate by watching for target drift in the bombsight.

What kind of accuracy are you expecting to get from 6000+ meters? The bombsight works fine.

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 04:34 AM
I have great accuracy with the bombsight, but I do have to constantly adjust the velocity to stay on target. I can achieve laser beam accuracy up to 6000m. So the bombsight probebly works a little too good /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif .

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 05:12 AM
Nothing wrong with the bombsite, I use the level stabilizer key to set my plane nice and level, tends to slowly loose altitude but doesn't effect the site, it will stay on. I've been under and over a little here and there but have always hit on target, but I drop them from about 3000 m only.

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