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Old 01-12-2010, 03:05 PM   #1
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I was just wondering if we can get binoculars with the Hog, that's all...
After all they still use them.
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:58 PM   #2
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With the Sniper Pod, I dare say a Pair of Binoculars are a Hinderance! Read the following article - Inspects the Craters of the Moon

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/gener...s/10044top.xml
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:10 PM   #3
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I was just wondering if we can get binoculars with the Hog, that's all...
After all they still use them.
We will get the C-Version - no need for binoculars.
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Never heard that before... A-10A pilots use binoculars?
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Most other aircraft rely heavily on (electronic) sensors to find and target the enemy," said Capt. Rick Mitchell, deployed here from the Air Force Reserve Command's 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. "In the A-10, it's not unusual for a pilot to use binoculars.
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Can't comment on the A-10C, but RAF Harrier GR.7 & GR.9 pilots in Afghanistan were issued and constantly used gyro stabilised binoculars, even though they also carried Sniper pods. Pods need to be slewed around and have a small FOV, it's often easier to aquire targets on the ground with binos while talking to JTACs and then slew the pod when you know where to look.

Of course if A-10C drivers don't get them, then they shouldn't be in DCS:A-10C imho.
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Of course if A-10C drivers don't get them, then they shouldn't be in DCS:A-10C imho.
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You can already zoom in, so I'd argue this is a reasonable replacement for binocs.

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Can't comment on the A-10C, but RAF Harrier GR.7 & GR.9 pilots in Afghanistan were issued and constantly used gyro stabilised binoculars, even though they also carried Sniper pods. Pods need to be slewed around and have a small FOV, it's often easier to aquire targets on the ground with binos while talking to JTACs and then slew the pod when you know where to look.

Of course if A-10C drivers don't get them, then they shouldn't be in DCS:A-10C imho.
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You can already zoom in, so I'd argue this is a reasonable replacement for binocs.
Maybe at the highest zoom level a binocular like mask (like in movies) could be drawn on screen. One for the wishlist.............

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A-10C pilots do not carry binos IRL.
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