View Full Version : Does convergence affect vertical path?

12-07-2005, 10:50 PM
Especially about nose gunners like Bf-109, P-38 etc.
IIRC, in real, convergence affected not only horizantal path but also vertical path of bullets, right?
If so, is it modelled in IL-2? I don't know if it's just my illusion but I feel my trajectories goes a little bit up and down with different convergence range.
I hope to hear your opinions.

12-08-2005, 01:48 AM
I think so. The gun is not aligned with the sight vertically, it is below it. Longer convergence should mean a lower trajectory, but more parallel with the flight path (must aim bit higher), though, especially when closing in. Shorter convergence mean higher trajectory (gun pointing upwards)

12-08-2005, 09:30 AM
The answer is yes.

What setting will cause the steepest angle for the trajectory is different from plane to plane and weapon to weapon.

12-08-2005, 09:57 AM
I wonder what the limit is?

Would setting a convergence of 2 feet turn the P38 into schragemusik? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

12-08-2005, 11:14 AM
u cant set shorter than 100 or larger than 1000.