View Full Version : Is there any way to use the SBD-3 gunsight?

12-01-2004, 05:39 PM
I don't know much about this plane IRL but..

It has forward firing guns..

It has what appears to be two iron sights on either side of the dive bomber sight..

How can I use the iron sight for A/A combat instead of having to use the bomber sight which provides a rather head in the box view that while good for bombing, is not my cup of tea when it's time to throw down with some Zero's..

12-01-2004, 05:40 PM
yes you can, aim with the one on the right http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

12-01-2004, 05:41 PM

12-01-2004, 06:07 PM
Hit Shift-F1. You can then use the telescopic feature. For Japanese planes (Val and Ki-43), his alt-D (same button as the one used to move recticle dimmer on German planes) to move the lens cap and then Shift-F1.

12-01-2004, 06:11 PM
I think he DOESN'T want to use the telescopic sight for dogfighting. haven't flown the SBD much so I can't really say for sure.

And default is CTRL + D for Jap planes removing the gunsight cover, not alt.

12-01-2004, 06:50 PM
The Dauntless has iron sights mounted on the outside of the main telescopic sight.

The one of the left side can be used for air to air - no need to hit shift-F1 (changes view to telescope).



12-01-2004, 09:27 PM
So what I gather is that there is no way to rotate the sight and use the iron sight with this plane other than just going to a closer view and looking through the left iron sight?

Thank you for the responses.

12-01-2004, 09:34 PM
Like I said I haven't flown the SBD, but I'll check it out and see if you can get the air-to-air sight to rotate.

12-01-2004, 10:47 PM
That's correct, Red. I normal cockpit view, the view is aligned with the iron sight at the 10:00
position of the Telescope.