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jugent
08-22-2005, 12:50 PM
The maps in this game is metric displayed, I think. A grid is 10*10km.
In navigation the aviators talk about knots and they equals to longitud and latitud.
The US/RAF aircrafts speed is set to MPH and that is not the correct nautical way to calculate speed into longitud and lattitud.
What system did the different airforces use?
I think that VVS and LW used metric all over, but it is much convinient to compare knots and calculate distances.

jugent
08-22-2005, 12:50 PM
The maps in this game is metric displayed, I think. A grid is 10*10km.
In navigation the aviators talk about knots and they equals to longitud and latitud.
The US/RAF aircrafts speed is set to MPH and that is not the correct nautical way to calculate speed into longitud and lattitud.
What system did the different airforces use?
I think that VVS and LW used metric all over, but it is much convinient to compare knots and calculate distances.

TgD Thunderbolt56
08-22-2005, 12:57 PM
I typically use metric. Even in Allied aircraft now as my knowledge of tolerances and performance relativity was formed when this was the only option.

For historical purposes, I sometimes toggle to imperial when flying RAF or US planes, but usually only when in escort duty and need to stay in close contact with the bombers (who are also typically using historically accurate readings)

TB

Zyzbot
08-22-2005, 01:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jugent:
The maps in this game is metric displayed, I think. A grid is 10*10km.
In navigation the aviators talk about knots and they equals to longitud and latitud.
The US/RAF aircrafts speed is set to MPH and that is not the correct nautical way to calculate speed into longitud and lattitud.
What system did the different airforces use?
I think that VVS and LW used metric all over, but it is much convinient to compare knots and calculate distances. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


USN and Royal Navy used Knots in WWII. I think the Japanese Naval aviators may also have used knots. USAAF used MPH until after WWII when they changed to knots.