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Old 02-13-2013, 07:50 AM
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Is it automatic? I use to set it at the beginning of the mission, normally 2000 mt / 300 kmh, but in flight it keeps moving according to the altitude.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:22 AM
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Is it automatic? I use to set it at the beginning of the mission, normally 2000 mt / 300 kmh, but in flight it keeps moving according to the altitude.

Blenheim bombsight dont have automation like in He-111, Ju-88, so bomb release should by done manual pressing key/button assigned to "Drop ordnance(bombs)" in Aircraft/Keys.

Blenheim instruments are in Imperial system (foot, miles...) so this values 2000mt/300kmh equals 2000 foots and ~ 186 MPH.
Speed is OK but 2000 foots (~610 mts) for altitude is a bit low, vulnerable to FLAK.

Is very difficult hit targets with CloD Blenheim (in level bombing) due lack of autopilot stabilization and poor frontal visibility in bombardier position, the horizontal
cockpit bar hide target in crucial moment.

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Old 02-13-2013, 12:01 PM
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Is it automatic? I use to set it at the beginning of the mission, normally 2000 mt / 300 kmh, but in flight it keeps moving according to the altitude.
You have to input the SPEED,HEIGHT and SLIP as you approach the target,there is no automation,you have to do this,and you need to make these three adjustments right up to the point of dropping your ordnance(bombs if you will).Most of the time on the run in to the target you will only need to input the 'SPEED' and 'ALTITUDE' as hopefully you will be flying staight and level,or you will have a pilot who will be keeping it so.

There is a minimum altitude ceiling of 3000ft and a maximum altitude ceiling of around 16000ft to get this bombsight to work correctly,so you have to work within these altitudes to be accurate.Also just as a tip remember to switch to 'salvo' to release all of your payload,the default distribution is set on 'single',we want Jerry to appreciate all of our gifts!!

It is helps to pal up with a friendly pilot online to really appreciate the bombsight at it's best IMO.You will make mistakes,but boy when you get it right there is nothing more satisfying..........so practice hopefully makes perfect,happy bombing.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:36 PM
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I knew that there's no automatic drop in Blenheim. What I meant is that, while in BR.20 (also with manual drop) once adjusted the bombsight stays still until I adjust it again accordingly to the final speed and altitude, in Blenheim when I shift to the bombardier position (and the aircraft is descending for final approach) the bombsight is moving exactly like when I am setting it. The graduated ring on its top rotates without any influence from me. It looks as if there was an automatic regulation on the current values of speed and altitude.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:47 PM
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Blenheim bombsight dont have automation like in He-111, Ju-88, so bomb release should by done manual pressing key/button assigned to "Drop ordnance(bombs)" in Aircraft/Keys.

Blenheim instruments are in Imperial system (foot, miles...) so this values 2000mt/300kmh equals 2000 foots and ~ 186 MPH.
Speed is OK but 2000 foots (~610 mts) for altitude is a bit low, vulnerable to FLAK.


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In the italian edition, the screen messages regarding regulations are in metric system. So I have to set with keys 2000 mt. / 300 kmh, and in flight I know that it's fine when instruments show ~ 6000 ft / 180 mph
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...in Blenheim when I shift to the bombardier position (and the aircraft is descending for final approach) the bombsight is moving exactly like when I am setting it. The graduated ring on its top rotates without any influence from me. It looks as if there was an automatic regulation on the current values of speed and altitude.
Yes, the first time you go to bombardier position, the Wimperis "auto-adjust" to settings done previously - from pilot position* - or if is not set reset to minimum values: 3.000 foots, 90 MPH. But only in the first time. This happen even we are in the runway, check in (infamous) Cross Country mission.

In this picture I am a 7.800 foot and jump to bombardier position and see Wimperis "auto-adjust" to 3.000 foots.

http://i48.tinypic.com/29kxbw7.jpg

After set altitude (now ~9.500 foot), I dive to ~500 foot and the Wimperis keep the previous adjust of ~9.500 foot when I jump to bombardier position.

http://i47.tinypic.com/34javjm.jpg

I notice that frontal horizontal part of Wimperis move accord rapid change on pitch of aircraft, maybe stabilizing.

*In RL the pilot are not able to set the Wimperis like we do in game.

One thing that help keep tracking of target is adjust the right engine with a slight lower RPM than the left, so Blenheim keep a more straight course.

http://i45.tinypic.com/nwarg5.jpg

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:35 AM
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....One thing that help keep tracking of target is adjust the right engine with a slight lower RPM than the left, so Blenheim keep a more straight course.

http://i45.tinypic.com/nwarg5.jpg

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Everything's clear now, and this is a precious tip, thanks
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