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    The scale of the periscope

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    lockie
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    The scale of the periscope

    Post by lockie on Thu May 19, 2016 12:09 pm

    Who can explain me how this scale works?
    Obviously, it depends on the periscope angle. But it has nothing common with compass. So, why Commander needs this info?

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    Re: The scale of the periscope

    Post by Tanker on Thu May 19, 2016 4:25 pm

    lockie wrote:Who can explain me how this scale works?
    Obviously, it depends on the periscope angle. But it has nothing common with compass. So, why Commander needs this info?

    It's a guess but it's most likely relative bearing. Zero being at 12 o'clock (front of turret or tank is the question). The periscope gave a panoramic view, so the commander could quickly scan 360 degrees, note the relative bearing of the target on the scale and then turn the turret and refine the alignment through the telescopic gun sight. It could probably serve as a back up gun sight also by allowing for lining up the main gun on a target.
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    Re: The scale of the periscope

    Post by lockie on Fri May 20, 2016 4:27 am

    Tanker wrote: The periscope gave a panoramic view, so the commander could quickly scan 360 degrees, note the relative bearing of the target on the scale and then turn the turret and refine the alignment through the telescopic gun sight.
    It's a good explanation how to use the scale.
    Unfortunately, this scale is useless, coz it's not correlated with compass Sad
    Angle of periscope doesn't correspond to compass, thus we can't use the crewmember's hints where the target is. Though, it is a good feature for hardcore simulation where the target spotting completely depends on the Commander.
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    Re: The scale of the periscope

    Post by lockie on Wed May 25, 2016 6:15 am

    This new turret scale will be in use for hardcore playing  Cool It is indicating the turret location relatively to the hull (same as periscope).
    I.e. target spotted at 30 degrees via periscope. To align the barrel at 30 degrees, u v'e to rotate turret according to the mentioned scale.

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