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hmm, my last suggestion was rangefinder to spot for arty in some tanks, anyone up for discuison?
You could use them for Artyspotting (simulated position with binocs like in the old StuG3 in FH1), why not. We shall see if it is implemented some day.
PS.: Invictus, I find your Avatar very very tasteless. That guy was a truely sick man.
He is still sick. But I found the picture pretty funny. Give me a decent replacement and I'll change my avatar for you.
it would be nice to see, and then maybe more people will actually spot for arty, as i have only seen One who has even cared to spot, even when people ask a hundre times if someone can spot for them
could always have something like this. When I was young I saw one at an army surplus store on the island. With Tripod and all. (Lens was cracked though). Now the store closed its surplus part and I have no Idea what they did with that.
How did that thing work?
I'm just guessing but Id assume those knobs turn mirrors in it which lineup the target. then by knowing the angles of the mirrors and the distance between the mirrors you then use trig to find distance to target... You simply line up the two mirrors so it forms one image in the viewing lens then measure the angle. ***Removed in edit*******
would require some accuracy in angle measurement since most ranges measured would, depending on width of instrument fall within 1 or 2 degrees of eachother.
-------------------- Found a better explination on mg42 it seems that there is one lens that faces straight ahead and only one mirror moves anyways better explanation...
Many types of rangefinders were produced during the war, not only for ground targets, but also for airborne targets. The best rangefinder for ground targets was the Coincidence rangefinder EM34 ‘Entfernungsmesser 34’ which was first developed by Carl Zeiss in Zena. Many other optic manufactures also manufactured the EM34. The first type of rangefinder developed was the EM14 and developed in the interwar period of WW1. An improved version of the EM34 was also developed and known as the EM34 but with an asterisk ‘*’ after EM34 ‘EM34*’. It was a tube like design with big leather pads on both sides to protect the objective lenses on both sides. The EM34 was transported in a padded protective locking wrap. On both ends were turn able sleeves with holes, once turned into the right place the lenses could focus through the holes. This also kept dust and dirt out from entering the lenses. A small adjustable tripod could be attached to the EM34 just behind the main eye piece. Inside the EM34 were high quality lenses and prisms made from a high quality uncoated optic glass. Just inside the right objective shutter to the right in a second shutter with a square window which is locked with a screw. When the screw is turned 90 degrees, the collar can be rotated to two different positions. When the index mark is aligned with the text ‘Berichtigung der Entfernung’, an adjustment drum for the range correction appears in the window. When the index mark is aligned with the text ‘Berichtigung der Höhe’, a similar adjustment drum appears which is used for vertical adjustments of the inverted virtual image as seen in the centrally placed rectangular window when looking through the eye piece. Another small window with the text ‘Entfernungsberichtigung’ around it is used for indication. Inside this window is an index mark with a scale running from 0 to 40, when the rangefinder is correctly adjusted it should read 40. The range adjusting drum is placed half way between the eye piece and the right side. This is used to adjust the range of an object when looking through the eye piece. The distance observed is indicated on a scale when looking through the eye piece. The optics of the rangefinder is designed to give you 11 x magnification and a 3 degree field of view. The main image comes through the left objective lens. In the middle of the view through the eye piece is a rectangular section on the upper part of the view section. The rectangular block is approximately 28 mils wide and 7 mils high. The image of the rectangle comes from the right objective lens. When using the EM34, place the tripod onto the ground and fix the EM34 onto the tripod. Open the eye piece and the lens shutters on both sides. When looking into the eye piece, find the target and keep the EM34 on the target at all times. The target will now appear upside down inside the rectangular block but it will appear offset to one side. This is because the distance of the target has not been calculated yet. When turning the range adjusting drum, the upside down image in the rectangular block with start to move offset again. When the upside down image and the correct viewed image line up with one another you have reached the correct distance and it should be indicated inside the eye piece the distance in meters. The scale is graduated up to 100000m but the best accuracy is at 2000m, once past 3000m the accuracy declines rapidly. The EM34 can also be used standing up or kneeling down using a special chest adaptor plate with straps which the tripod legs fit into giving you a sturdy platform.
The problem is with the BF2 engine, you probably have only two options. A 100% accurate rangefinder that works immediately or no rangefinder.
Perhaps an option to switch to a rangefinder as you would a type of ammunition on tanks with such equipment?