View Full Version : Ki-43 gunsight

05-10-2005, 05:55 PM
Flew this bird the other day for the first time what is the deal with the gunsight?? It is just a black circle and then I hit Sift-F1 and I got a big black circle and couldn't see anything. Do I need to assign some button. Thanks in advance.

05-10-2005, 05:57 PM

05-11-2005, 06:20 PM
I know how to open it, (control D), my question is why does it suck so badly?

Even when open, it is like looking through a pinhole to shoot, imho severely compromising the commbat ability of the plane.

05-11-2005, 06:59 PM
I think it's an awesome sight....You see, the Ki-43 turns so well nothing will out turn you, so it's easy to put the sight on target at a distance then as you get into range make your shots really count.

To a great degree it makes up for some of the light ammo. I love the sight and for bombing nothing beats it.

05-11-2005, 07:46 PM
I get sick using that sight. I don't have a problem with the propeller spinning but when I start to manuever to keep the sight on target or pull some lead I don't feel so good.

05-12-2005, 06:21 AM
actually i quite liked the sight.. in aIJA campaign when i flew the Oscar (hard difficulty) me and my wingman tangeled with 4 P39's and 4 Kittyhawks (maybe P40E i cant remember) i shot down 3 and my wingman shot down one before we bugged out of there..

I find the sight quite accurate as i always zoom in to use it.. Then i can fire short bursts at the P39's and P40's vulnerable engines and set them afire, or make their engines stop.. very effective.

but by far the K14 Gunsight is the best sight in the whole game, followed by the US Navy Mk 8 gunsight!