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XyZspineZyX
06-20-2003, 04:07 PM
Story and a question:
My car's windshield was fogging up, so rather than use the defroster or simply wiping the frost away, I slowly and carefully rubbed out the shape of a cross hair, dead center in front of the drivers seat. I left the frost in place where the black lines of the cross hair would be. Some things instantly became obvious:

1) Toyota Corollas should all come with crosshairs.
2) "Shooting" annoying vehicles is fun.
3) I need less time in the car and more in my sturmovik.
4) How in the world can you see through a cross hair and still focus on the target? I find myself needing to close one eye. How do pilots do this? On a computer screen its not an issue. But in real life, don't you need to close one eye to see both?

XyZspineZyX
06-20-2003, 04:07 PM
Story and a question:
My car's windshield was fogging up, so rather than use the defroster or simply wiping the frost away, I slowly and carefully rubbed out the shape of a cross hair, dead center in front of the drivers seat. I left the frost in place where the black lines of the cross hair would be. Some things instantly became obvious:

1) Toyota Corollas should all come with crosshairs.
2) "Shooting" annoying vehicles is fun.
3) I need less time in the car and more in my sturmovik.
4) How in the world can you see through a cross hair and still focus on the target? I find myself needing to close one eye. How do pilots do this? On a computer screen its not an issue. But in real life, don't you need to close one eye to see both?

XyZspineZyX
06-20-2003, 04:23 PM
your sites should be out of focus ... concentrate on the target not the sight... at least with a rifle you do.

"We make war that we may live in peace."

Aristotle

XyZspineZyX
06-20-2003, 04:26 PM
Sure, but with a rifle you always close one eye. My question stands: do pilot's close one eye?

fluke39
06-20-2003, 04:31 PM
FlyingDino wrote:
- Sure, but with a rifle you always close one eye. My
- question stands: do pilot's close one eye?
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I don't know about all, but apparently germans did - hence why in FB the cross hair is offset to the right (or is it left) in most german cockpits /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



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XyZspineZyX
06-20-2003, 06:47 PM
I think it is more like a shotgun ... you leave open both eyes and concentrate on the target, closing one eye would leave the pilot a terrible blind spot and kill his SA (and probably him also)

"We make war that we may live in peace."

Aristotle

XyZspineZyX
06-20-2003, 06:54 PM
Shooting a firearm with one eye closed is actually incorrect. With a little practice you quickly get past the disorientation of two different fields of view and images. And the open eye not trained on the sight lets you retain your entire field of vision making the target easier to track and any obstructions moving in easier to prepare for.

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XyZspineZyX
06-20-2003, 07:54 PM
Don't do that.


Both eyes open.
FlyingDino wrote:
- Sure, but with a rifle you always close one eye. My
- question stands: do pilot's close one eye?
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XyZspineZyX
06-20-2003, 07:58 PM
I think that optical (ie reflector) sights were focussed like HUDS are today, at infinity so your sight picture is target, back on to an in focus sight.

Same principle on the British SUSAT used today on infantry weapons I assume.

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XyZspineZyX
06-20-2003, 08:22 PM
My camaro feels like my P-39.

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ShadowHawk__
06-20-2003, 08:41 PM
Yep, even rifle shooting is done properly with both eyes open, particularily on open sights.

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