Gun Convergence Setup

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Gun Convergence Setup

Postby Padre » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:43 pm

I either heard someplace, or read some place, that when setting up your gun convergences, that even though when in the cockpit of your RAF fighter, the gun-sight convergence is indicated in yards, the actual numbers in the weapon setup page convergence field, are in meters. Can anyone confirm this information to be true?

For example: when the setting for my gun-sight in my cockpit is set for 200 yards, the value in my weapons setup page convergence fields, would have the value of 182.88. Based on 200 yards = 182.88 meters.
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Re: Gun Convergence Setup

Postby TWC_BlindAsABat » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:53 pm

Sounds about right, Padre. The RAF planes definitely have ranges set in yards in the cockpit but the game itself, and the loadout screen, works in metres. I am not convinced that the discrepancy makes a lot of difference in practice.
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Re: Gun Convergence Setup

Postby TWC_Iron_Horse » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:50 pm

Did you know that during the Battle of Britain officers could have their convergences set as to how they preferred them however, sergeant pilots could not. So unless Padre is a commissioned occifer...........................!! :lol:

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Postby TWC_Sp00k » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:13 pm

Quite right Pilot Officer Iron Horse! Standards have been slipping. I blame the war, of course, officers forced by circumstance to socialise with the rank and file in the evening hours. It leads to certain familiarities that confuse the men and blur the lines of social standing. I am pleasantly surprised a man of your breeding has shown such intuition! Perhaps there is some benefit to the after-hours social activities with the officers. A little of us has rubbed off on you eh what! SNORT!. Yes well, it is after tea, I am off to the Gentlemen's club. Be a good man and adjust those wing guns for me, would you?
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Re: Gun Convergence Setup

Postby Padre » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:29 pm

TWC_Iron_Horse wrote:Did you know that during the Battle of Britain officers could have their convergences set as to how they preferred them however, sergeant pilots could not. So unless Padre is a commissioned occifer...........................!! :lol:

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Well fortunately the rank of Padre, in the Royal Canadian Air Force, starts at Captain: so be good lad and give number 4 a tap or two inwards :-)

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Re: Gun Convergence Setup

Postby TWC_Iron_Horse » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:44 pm

Perhaps there is some benefit to the after-hours social activities with the officers. A little of us has rubbed off on you eh what! SNORT!. Yes well, it is after tea, I am off to the Gentlemen's club. Be a good man and adjust those wing guns for me, would you?


Well fortunately the rank of Padre, in the Royal Canadian Air Force, starts at Captain: so be good lad and give number 4 a tap or two inwards


I say old boys, just because I have a thin stripe on my sleeve and considered to be the lowest of low ranks (commissioned remember) there is a limit to one's patience in having to run after senior Occifers you know. There are 'erks who can do the job of setting the guns for you but be careful on how you ask as you might end up with one fitted where the sun don't shine!

As for going to the Gentlemans Club I have heard that you slurp your tea then belch afterwards therefore you are hereby ordered to attend the following course to improve your manners befitting membership of such a well respected club: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqBI5w3z1E0

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Re: Gun Convergence Setup

Postby TWC_Dave » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:09 pm

every time this subject comes up
it makes me watch old films to review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKJdVn2i8is
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Re: Gun Convergence Setup

Postby Padre » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:03 pm

As for going to the Gentlemans Club I have heard that you slurp your tea then belch afterwards therefore you are hereby ordered to attend the following course to improve your manners befitting membership of such a well respected club: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqBI5w3z1E0

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Iron.[/quote]

Well as you well know, we Canadians have often been thought of as being rebellious and akin to renegades by brit brothers. We like to drink our tea out of mugs, we think of it as a "hug in a mug" LOL :lol:
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Re: Gun Convergence Setup

Postby TWC_BlindAsABat » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:20 am

I say, Padre, I think you might have got hold of the wrong end of the stick there. I don't know of any Brit who has thought of you Canadians as rebellious let alone renegades. It is true that we may have looked askance at a couple of the decisions of your Prime Minister in mid 1940 but that aside we have always regarded you lot as family as well as friends. Same goes for the Kiwis and the Aussies.
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Re: Gun Convergence Setup

Postby TWC_Iron_Horse » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:22 am

I say, Padre, I think you might have got hold of the wrong end of the stick there. I don't know of any Brit who has thought of you Canadians as rebellious let alone renegades. It is true that we may have looked askance at a couple of the decisions of your Prime Minister in mid 1940 but that aside we have always regarded you lot as family as well as friends. Same goes for the Kiwis and the Aussies.


Here Here, I second that old boy now how about a couple of pink gins to round off the day what?

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