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    oFZo's Avatar Senior Member
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    Hello there,
    After a rather long break I'm flying around in IL2 (merged install) again. I used to be rather good at hitting stuff from very high with the bombs in/under my He111. Now I was trying out the B25, a more attractive plane to fly for me except for one tiny little detail: I can't hit squat when I have to set my bombsight with miles and feet. Being a Yurpean I prefer having my speedbar set to meters and the only IAS/TAS conversion table I have/can find on any fansite is in meters and kilometers.
    I royally suck at math and since I suppose I'm not the first one running into a problem related to this matter I dare to ask: does anybody out there have an IAS/TAS conversion table in miles/feet, a way to set the sight with m/km or a similar solution suited for the mathematically impaired?
    Thanks,
    Rob
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    Hello there,
    After a rather long break I'm flying around in IL2 (merged install) again. I used to be rather good at hitting stuff from very high with the bombs in/under my He111. Now I was trying out the B25, a more attractive plane to fly for me except for one tiny little detail: I can't hit squat when I have to set my bombsight with miles and feet. Being a Yurpean I prefer having my speedbar set to meters and the only IAS/TAS conversion table I have/can find on any fansite is in meters and kilometers.
    I royally suck at math and since I suppose I'm not the first one running into a problem related to this matter I dare to ask: does anybody out there have an IAS/TAS conversion table in miles/feet, a way to set the sight with m/km or a similar solution suited for the mathematically impaired?
    Thanks,
    Rob
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    I thought it said "Bombing with smiles and feet".

    Sorry.
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    I found I can get consistent hits with the B-25 with these manual drop settings I found somewhere (I don't like the auto function because it salvos the bombs):

    Bomb load: 6 - 500 lbs
    Altitude: 10,000 feet
    Speed: 170 KIAS
    Prop Pitch: 90%
    Power: 90%
    Supercharger: Stage 2
    Bombsight Speed: 210 knots
    Bombsight Altitude: 50 feet plus or minus aircraft altitude.
    Bombsight angle: 39 degrees
    Level Stabilizer: On
    Use Rudder trim to fine tune left/right aim.

    Drop bombs when the crosshairs are just about to cross the target.

    Works for me!

    Willy
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    try a 3rd party utility called Bombsight Table 2. Input metric values, and it will give you the imperial equivalents, and also will give knots.

    Get it from airwarfare.com I think.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VonKlugermon:
    I found I can get consistent hits with the B-25 with these manual drop settings I found somewhere (I don't like the auto function because it salvos the bombs):

    Bomb load: 6 - 500 lbs
    Altitude: 10,000 feet
    Speed: 170 KIAS
    Prop Pitch: 90%
    Power: 90%
    Supercharger: Stage 2
    Bombsight Speed: 210 knots
    Bombsight Altitude: 50 feet plus or minus aircraft altitude.
    Bombsight angle: 39 degrees
    Level Stabilizer: On
    Use Rudder trim to fine tune left/right aim.

    Drop bombs when the crosshairs are just about to cross the target.

    Works for me!

    Willy </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Thanks a lot Willy, but I need something more flexible. IIRC 3000m is about 15000ft, right? If so 10000ft is too low for me anyway.

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
    http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb..._files.htm#002 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Thanks!
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    3000m ~ 9843ft
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tully__:
    3000m ~ 9843ft </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I figured out as much by myself by now, but thanks
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    The guide in my sig comes with a lot of B25 bombing goodies.



    Lots of other great stuff at http://www.airwarfare.com/guides.htm.
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