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IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Latest instalment in the acclaimed IL-2 Sturmovik series from award-winning developer 1C: Maddox Games.

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Old 02-10-2011, 10:38 PM
Hoverbug Hoverbug is offline
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Oh, i am aware of that, the problem i wanted to adress is: how to get the numbers to put into the bombsight to compensate for the wind-drift.
In the B-17 there was a instrument where the bombardier (or was it the navigator?) could watch the ground passing and by adjusting some lines could determine the direction and strength of the wind in his altitude.
Yes, the navigator had a Gatty-type drift meter (B-3 or B-5), but the Norden calculated drift far better than the drift meter. The only reason that the Norden wasn't used for this all of the time is that the gyros couldn't be spun up foe the duration of the flight.
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:06 PM
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Oh, i am aware of that, the problem i wanted to adress is: how to get the numbers to put into the bombsight to compensate for the wind-drift.
In the B-17 there was a instrument where the bombardier (or was it the navigator?) could watch the ground passing and by adjusting some lines could determine the direction and strength of the wind in his altitude.
I believe the Lotfe had that built in, much like the Norden, but I can't read old German (Yes, I have copy of Lotfe manual).
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