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Rammjaeger
02-07-2006, 11:53 AM
I was wondering about what WW2 aircraft types were equipped with windshield wipers. Those would prove to be pretty useful in certain cases (ice/oil on the cockpit restricts visibility etc.). AFAIK the Fw-190 variants were equipped with it, but what about other types?

Rammjaeger

Rammjaeger
02-07-2006, 11:53 AM
I was wondering about what WW2 aircraft types were equipped with windshield wipers. Those would prove to be pretty useful in certain cases (ice/oil on the cockpit restricts visibility etc.). AFAIK the Fw-190 variants were equipped with it, but what about other types?

Rammjaeger

Taylortony
02-07-2006, 12:00 PM
Most do not as that is what the prop does http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif As for Oil or Ice then you would on lots of aircraft use the DV window.......... that is Direct vision, it is the small opening side one, you would slew the aircraft open the window and look out of it, If you had your goggles obsured with oil etc you could wipe them or take em off......... look at the beaufighter, it has one either side http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

georgeo76
02-07-2006, 12:05 PM
If 300mph wind in a prop wash can't get it off, I'd like to see a wiper that could.

Jungmann
02-07-2006, 03:36 PM
Some Spifire marks had a glycol spray bar that wet the front windshield to keep ice off.

Cheers,

major_setback
02-07-2006, 04:39 PM
Quite a few of the larger aircraft have wipers.

Here are some B17 wipers for sale (35 dollars, item B-27).

http://www.wwiiaircraftparts.com/Misc.htm



DC3 wipers on this FS 2004 model:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/DC3-1kopiera.jpg

Here's an article which has (little http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif) to do with wipers on modern aircraft:

http://www.ppg.com/gls_ppgglass/aircraft/surface.htm


DH.104 cockpit showing wipers (aren't they?):

http://www.zap16.com/aviodrome/ad08-04%20Cockpit%20Dove%20details.jpg

http://photos.airliners.net/photos/middle/6/0/2/0828206.jpg

Hercules wipers:
http://photos.airliners.net/photos/photos/7/5/0/0847057.jpg

Zeus-cat
02-07-2006, 06:09 PM
We make aircraft windshield wipers where I work. They are only needed while on the ground, takeoff and landing. Once in the air the air passing over the windshield keeps the water off the windshield.

p1ngu666
02-07-2006, 06:30 PM
low flying aircraft often had them, or needed them
theres more stuff in the air at low level

wayno7777
02-07-2006, 09:41 PM
Sorry, couldn't resist....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/Kid.gif

BlitzPig_DDT
02-07-2006, 10:29 PM
What about Seatbelts?

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/5221004904

darkhorizon11
02-07-2006, 10:50 PM
Lots of planes even have a Vww speed which means maximum speed with windshield wipers extended. They're very common on large aircraft...

Abbuzze
02-07-2006, 11:45 PM
109 used petrol for cleaning the windscreen, this had the advantage, that this would clean it from oil. I think it´s better than glycole for this.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
How well did you see out of the cockpit of a Messerschmitt ?

Antti Tani: As we got the Galland canopies they were a little better, wasn't it? (To Jussi Huotarihttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif You got the G-2s with the hard canopy ? (discussing canopies) The frames were darn wide. The lighter canopy was much better, you could see much better from there. The G-2 canopy was a problem. I remember once we had been scrambled over the Gulf of Finland, we were flying around Seiskari island and there was a lot of planes in the air. The first leg of the flight went well, but then I got more and more oil on the windscreen. I sprayed it clean with petrol, but as soon as the petrol had evaporated there was oil blocking my view. I had to do it time and again, I saw many times a Messerschmitt and the enemy he was shooting at. Then the windscreen was again blocked. I sprayed, banked, saw nothing, then three or four planes, spray, again nothing visible. I was turning about for a while, then thought, "hell no, this is no good. It is useless to stay here". I flew to the base and the mechanics worked hard to eliminate the leak.

(Studying a photo of the Messerschmitt cockpit )

The petrol spray switch was somewhere there on the right side ?
Antti Tani: That is the problem, to remember that. Wherever was it?
Looking at the movement you did with your right hand (Mr. Tani had by instinct moved his right hand when telling about the matter) ?
Antti Tani: Yes, it must have been someplace on the right side. This happens, my hands and fingers remember this sort of things better than my head. There is a fuel line, it must have been there someplace. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rammjaeger
02-08-2006, 04:08 AM
Thanks for the info everyone!

Sturm_Williger
02-08-2006, 04:23 AM
Yes, always wanted this for the 109 ( did the 190 have a similar system ? Anyone know ? ).

Even if the game just switched to a "stained windshield" from the opaque one you get when you have the oil leak ( much simpler than modelling the whole process ) it would be good.

Maybe for BoB... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

jimDG
02-08-2006, 11:00 AM
Whats the big deal? Crank cannopy open, reach out with a rug and wipe it off? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Taylortony
02-08-2006, 12:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jimDG:
Whats the big deal? Crank cannopy open, reach out with a rug and wipe it off? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That the one off yer head Jim?