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Spider Sights (Anti Air)

Discussion in 'PC Games - Lobby' started by Dsan, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. Dsan

    Dsan Active Member JFF Member JFF Supporter

    Something I got curious about and read a little bit. I like the spider sight on a few of the BF1 weapons since they offer unobstructed views.

    There's a little variance in design and instruction.

    "Here's how it works: Suppose the enemy aircraft is flying straight. Now imagine a straight line on the aircraft's future flight path. Now set your spider's net sight up so one of the spokes coincides with that line. Depending on the distance to the target and the target's speed and heading, select one of the rights. Where the ring and the spoke coincide, you place the target et voilĂ , downed plane. The hard part is step 2. And it breaks down if the distance is so long the bullets start to curve down. Even if you're not using the official method outlined above (because it's not very successful), the spider's net is still better than iron sights because your field of view is much wider."

    "The British, in their defense of Tobruk, proved that small-arms fire can be effective against low-flying aircraft. In one period, rifles and Lewis-type machine guns accounted for nearly half the bombers brought down. One captain rigged a twin Lewis gun outside his office and was officially credited with six planes shot down."

    Although the average number of bullets expended per downed aircraft during WW2 was estimated to be around 4,500. Of course by then the planes weren't mostly wood and cloth. Using small arms against aircraft was predominantly meant for deterrence.
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  2. Dsan

    Dsan Active Member JFF Member JFF Supporter


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