PDA

View Full Version : Ferranti gyro gun sight spool up



Ratsack
12-31-2007, 03:09 AM
I thought some here may find this interesting. This is a Ferranti GS MkII L gun sight, the older bother of which was the one the American K-14 was a licensed copy of.

It's got a spinning mirror in its guts, and when this thing gets up to speed it produces the familiar six-pointed graticule. My apologies for the lighting and reflections.

http://s256.photobucket.com/albums/hh166/Rat_Sack/Ferra...=FerrantiGSMkIIL.flv (http://s256.photobucket.com/albums/hh166/Rat_Sack/Ferranti%20GS%20MkII/?action=view&current=FerrantiGSMkIIL.flv)

The whole thing looks like this:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh166/Rat_Sack/Ferranti%20GS%20MkII/GSMkIIsmaller.jpg

This example is from a RAAF Vampire jet fighter. The 'L' designation denotes that this sight is calibrated for rocket projects as well as cannon. You can see the mark on the dial below:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh166/Rat_Sack/Ferranti%20GS%20MkII/GSMkIIDialsmaller.jpg

cheers,
Ratsack

Ratsack
12-31-2007, 03:09 AM
I thought some here may find this interesting. This is a Ferranti GS MkII L gun sight, the older bother of which was the one the American K-14 was a licensed copy of.

It's got a spinning mirror in its guts, and when this thing gets up to speed it produces the familiar six-pointed graticule. My apologies for the lighting and reflections.

http://s256.photobucket.com/albums/hh166/Rat_Sack/Ferra...=FerrantiGSMkIIL.flv (http://s256.photobucket.com/albums/hh166/Rat_Sack/Ferranti%20GS%20MkII/?action=view&current=FerrantiGSMkIIL.flv)

The whole thing looks like this:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh166/Rat_Sack/Ferranti%20GS%20MkII/GSMkIIsmaller.jpg

This example is from a RAAF Vampire jet fighter. The 'L' designation denotes that this sight is calibrated for rocket projects as well as cannon. You can see the mark on the dial below:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh166/Rat_Sack/Ferranti%20GS%20MkII/GSMkIIDialsmaller.jpg

cheers,
Ratsack

han freak solo
12-31-2007, 08:12 AM
Nice. I would have never known how that did that. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Waldo.Pepper
12-31-2007, 10:27 AM
BUMP. Unbelievably cool! Had I been in the museum I would have spent all day playing and staring at the thing. However, did you tear yourself away from it? Thanks!

Ratsack
12-31-2007, 08:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
...However, did you tear yourself away from it? Thanks! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, to be honest, that little voice you can hear at the very end of the vid is my four year old boy, who had been manfully pressing the button for me, saying, 'Dad, can we go now?'

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

cheers,
Ratsack