View Full Version : "Adjust Sight Control Left/Right"

03-08-2009, 05:01 PM

Would appreciate help on this. I've searched but haven't found an explanation for it.

What exactly is the Adjust Sight Control Left and Right for ? Is it for "wind drift" ?

I fly bombers and use the Norden.



03-08-2009, 06:02 PM
I fly fighters most of the time, but i know how to handle the Lotfe. I believe the Norden bombsight works the same way like the Lotfe does, except for the metric system the Lotfe uses.

Like you i haven't found out, what the sight adjustment is about. On the Pe-2 bombsight however it is a extremly valuable feature, allowing you to take a wide look at what is going on below you. So you might guess, that this feature is specially implemented for the Pe-2, but on the other hand, the feature came with the first bomber, the Heinkel 111, into the game.

So I am very curious too. Can anybody enlighten us?


03-08-2009, 07:45 PM
It's for wind drift. As wind isn't properly modelled in IL2, you can more or less ignore it for accurate bombming, but it does allow a little bit of view panning to help find the target when looking through the bombsight.

03-09-2009, 01:07 AM
also is the key for stearing X4 left and right.
up and down is increase bombsight altitude and decrease bombsight altitude just for the record.

03-09-2009, 01:02 PM
Thanks folks,

I'm already using all the other controls for bombing.

It was just those two that had me puzzled.

Might an earlier version of IL-2 have had wind ?

I just got IL-2 1946.

Anyway, been fussin' with it and here are some screenshots.

Notice the heading changes after bombsight adjustment for "bombs away".




Sheesh ! I wish I could preview before posting