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Esel1964
11-02-2006, 08:56 PM
What are the 3 things in a rack,just below where the canopy meets the fuselage,on the right side?They look like spare lightbulbs.

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Jaws2002
11-02-2006, 09:23 PM
Those lines represent angles of the plane with the horizon during dives.
If you align the 60?? line with the horizon you know you are in a 60?? dive.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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VW-IceFire
11-02-2006, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by Esel1964:
What are the 3 things in a rack,just below where the canopy meets the fuselage,on the right side?They look like spare lightbulbs.

Are they strange-looking flares or something?
If I'm thinking about the same thing you are...they are spare bulbs for the gunsight.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Esel1964
11-02-2006, 09:33 PM
Above & right of manifold pressure guage(13) (http://www.partizanska-eskadrila.com/reference/spit.htm).<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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"What we need to take control,we could use the Rat Patrol.What's that coming over the dune?...
Chasing the halftracks across the sandflats,got a nice pine box,for that desert fox,machine guns blaring,and Arabs staring wondering why,the Westerners are there.It's the same old story,and it'll happen again."

VW-IceFire
11-02-2006, 09:43 PM
Yep. Bulbs for the gunsight. They burnt out quite often.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Esel1964
11-02-2006, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
Yep. Bulbs for the gunsight. They burnt out quite often.

Thanks much for the info. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Do I get partial credit for at least saying they "looked like lightbulbs"? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Lyrics from Naked Raygun's "Rat Patrol".
"What we need to take control,we could use the Rat Patrol.What's that coming over the dune?...
Chasing the halftracks across the sandflats,got a nice pine box,for that desert fox,machine guns blaring,and Arabs staring wondering why,the Westerners are there.It's the same old story,and it'll happen again."

major_setback
11-03-2006, 04:12 AM
I wonder if they make a load bang when they burn out.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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NAFP_supah
11-03-2006, 06:21 AM
You are all wrong, they contained a highly alcoholic morale booster.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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F6_Ace
11-03-2006, 07:06 AM
Well, that's shorted out the response to the potential 'how many Spitfire pilots does it take to change a lightbulb' gag.

Well, unless it's a two seater, that is.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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general_kalle
11-03-2006, 02:31 PM
if you are in daubt abaut intruments look here
http://free-st.htnet.hr/dvd/

click on "cockpit reference"

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Taylortony
11-03-2006, 02:46 PM
There his spare Golfballs, he carries his clubs in the back....

Esel1964
11-03-2006, 08:31 PM
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http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i314/DMFesel/2020-20badge20Neubauten20copie.jpg

Lyrics from Naked Raygun's "Rat Patrol".
"What we need to take control,we could use the Rat Patrol.What's that coming over the dune?...
Chasing the halftracks across the sandflats,got a nice pine box,for that desert fox,machine guns blaring,and Arabs staring wondering why,the Westerners are there.It's the same old story,and it'll happen again."