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Old 07-15-2014, 12:43 AM   #101
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How about GGS modeled in Spit XIV?
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GGS is something that I have looked into. Ironically one of the problems with including it is its faults. My understanding is that they were very temperamental and often failed.

Things like having to hold your head close during turns etc on the early ones, I think the reaction from the general public (WW2 experts aside) would be a little confused if they had to "lean in" with their track ir so the gunsight would work.

We haven't made a clear decision about it yet, nor do I have a working sample to look at.

I would expect in the first instance that we will do a traditional gunsight however the GGS is used by some other aircraft in our development plan so it may well be something that gets added during beta or post release.

I'll keep you guys updated on this one.

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Iirc the mk2(i think its the obe used in the later spits) gyro gunsight was pretty much the same thing as the one in the mustang. The mk1 was the one you had to press your eyeball up against and was never put ibto widespread use.

Would it be a simple case of slotting in the relevant code from the P51 if ED allowed it? Or us that wishfull thinking?

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Can this XIV be used in conjunction with DCS:WWII releases?

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Can this XIV be used in conjunction with DCS:WWII releases?

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Everything should work under DCS World, that goes for all modules and map created for the DCS:WWII project. So I would say yes...
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As ED announced ww II will no longer be a separate release, but integrated in DCS World, this should be no problem...
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Iirc the mk2(i think its the obe used in the later spits) gyro gunsight was pretty much the same thing as the one in the mustang. The mk1 was the one you had to press your eyeball up against and was never put ibto widespread use.

Would it be a simple case of slotting in the relevant code from the P51 if ED allowed it? Or us that wishfull thinking?
Yeah I've been keeping my eye out for a good example.

How far we go with the modelling and coding of it I don't know yet
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As Sith said it will work fine

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Old 07-17-2014, 08:17 AM   #108
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Effect of clipping the wing of Spitfires:









Clipping was probably done to reduce wing twisting reducing roll rate...

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It appears that GGS Gyro gunsight was not regularly fitted to Spitfire XIV aircraft even in March - April 1945:

See "Was Gyro gunsight used - No, Not Fitted."





















There are a few examples though of the sight being fitted towards the end of April 1945, a few weeks before the war's end. The majority of the combat reports show that it was not fitted.

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Nope it was very much a situational thing. Not all aircraft had it.

A final decision on if we will do GGS on the mkXiv has yet to be made

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