ME109e gunsight

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  1. bangiepangie

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    I'm looking for pics of the gunsight mechanism from front/back/side. Preferably close ups.

    Is anyone able to help?

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    Hope these help mate - Revi C/12D gunsights. (From Kenneth A Merrick's 'German Aircraft Interiors 1935-1945')

    STA52157.JPG STA52158.JPG STA52159.JPG STA52160.JPG STA52161.JPG STA52162.JPG
     
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    Hey my friend! :wave:
     
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    Many thanks my friend. Do you have the list of parts that corresponds with the numbers in pic 1?
     
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    This may sound like a stupid question but what is the leather part for?
     
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    I think it's to prevent Revi from being permanently stamped into your forehead.

    Geo
     
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    Yep. In the case of extreme 'G', and certainly in a forced landing, without wheels, that sight will try to modify the frontal area of the cranium !!
     
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    Exactly guys!

    Sorry no key for the C/12D itself, but by using the key from a similar Revi 16B drawing (plus logic), I make it:

    1. Tinted glass retaining screw, 2. Tinted glass plate, 3. Ring sight (with cross hairs), 5. Reflector plate retaining screw, 6. Reflector plate, 8. Bead sight, 9. Bead sight adjustment screws, 13. Objective lenses, 14. Crash padding, 15. Sighting image lens, 16. Light focus lens(?), 17. Bulb housing cover, 18. Light bulb, 19. Dimmer switch, 20. Horizontal adjustment screw, 22. Light bulb housing, 27. Dimmer rheostat, 28. Base plate, 29. Tinted glass pivot mount, 30. Tinted glass protective plate(?)

    If anyone can clarify nos.16 and 30 better, or notices any mistakes, please say!

    Some more random pics (incl. mount) from same book, plus 2 sketches from M.Hobby publication 'Messerschmitt Bf.109' by B.Pomahab:

    STA52197.JPG STA52198.JPG
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    Great stuff here Evan. :thumbright:
     
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    Cheers guys - hope it helps!
     
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    Is the sighting image lens (part 15) the part that has the crosshairs which is then projected onto the reflecor?

    Also, why are crosshairs projected onto glass better than an iron sight (which wouldnt fail if the bulb went or battery power was lost?)
     
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    #17 A4K, Mar 27, 2012
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    I've never seen the image format projected on a Revi C/12D sight so can't say unfortunately...

    Would like to know the precise function of the lower lens (no.16). It dosen't seem to reflect anything (as the sighting image lens does), and was not fitted to the Revi 16B, hence my guess at a function relating to intensification or refraction of the light bulb light...(?)
     
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