<< Previous Topic | Next Topic >>Return to Index  

B5N and lots of tiny stripes...WHAT FOR???

August 13 2017 at 5:52 AM
David_Aiken  (Login David_Aiken)
HyperScale Forums
from IP address 108.203.117.25

WHAT USES ARE MEANT FOR THE STRIPES?
[linked image]

[linked image]

 
 Respond to this message   
AuthorReply
Tom Booth
(Login bookmark460)
HyperScale Forums
64.136.26.153

I'm gonna guess drop prompts/set-up for torps? Fly in at 300' on ....

August 13 2017, 6:17 AM 

the meter, when the target lines up, drop the fish. Two stripes for diff approach heights/torp types? Like the simple/clever hand held wooden trigonometric gizmo, turned 90 degrees, that the 'Dambusters' used to drop the skip bombs the correct distance from the dam. You're talking about the long thin 'white' lines on the motor cowl right?

The bott photo? You mean the big vert stripes?? I wudda fig'd you would know. Sq leader's a/c or some such? I don't see any other stripes on the foreground a/c in the bott photo.


    
This message has been edited by bookmark460 from IP address 64.136.26.153 on Aug 13, 2017 6:42 AM


 
 Respond to this message   
David_Aiken
(Login David_Aiken)
HyperScale Forums
108.203.117.25

The nose and wing leading edge stripes are of interest

August 13 2017, 9:15 AM 

the two vertical white stripes onm the rear fuselage is "standard issue" for ZUIKAKU thus EII-333. The video had no command stripes suggesting that the camera plane was a lead plane.


 
 Respond to this message   
David_Aiken
(Login David_Aiken)
HyperScale Forums
108.203.117.25

Winner

August 13 2017, 2:03 PM 


 
 Respond to this message   
Dave Fifer
(Login edfifer)
HyperScale Forums
75.162.83.151

I agree with Tom

August 13 2017, 9:10 AM 

Stripes on cowling (and apparently also on leading edge of wing) all appear to emanate from the pilot's point of view. I'd say they are there to help the pilot gauge his angle off of the target. I've seen similar markings occasionally on other aircraft.

 
 Respond to this message   
David_Aiken
(Login David_Aiken)
HyperScale Forums
108.203.117.25

Battle of Coral Sea...artwork of EII-333

August 13 2017, 9:23 AM 

Alas the artwork does not show the stripes on the wing

[linked image]

 
 Respond to this message   
Roger Cockburn
(Login Hon.JohnByng)
HyperScale Forums
5.70.203.130

Could the leading edge stripes be...

August 13 2017, 10:15 AM 

before the yellow leading edges were introduced? And for the same purpose (whatever that was)?

 
 Respond to this message   
David_Aiken
(Login David_Aiken)
HyperScale Forums
108.203.117.25

winner

August 13 2017, 2:04 PM 


 
 Respond to this message   
Keith G.
(Login VT3VT6VT8)
HyperScale Forums
73.110.92.235

David, I'll take a swag at the wing stripes and say angle of attack markings.

August 13 2017, 10:53 AM 

Just a guess mind you, but what else could the be for?

 
 Respond to this message   
David_Aiken
(Login David_Aiken)
HyperScale Forums
108.203.117.25

Winner...

August 13 2017, 2:03 PM 


 
 Respond to this message   

Tommy H. Thomason
(Login tailspinturtle)
HyperScale Forums
73.159.225.146

Torpedo Attack

August 13 2017, 4:35 PM 

You might have to pull a lot of lead in a torpedo attack. Seehttp://thanlont.blogspot.com/2008/07/not-as-easy-as-it-looks.html

U.S. torpedo-bomber pilots were provided with a sight for this purpose but I've not seen a good picture of it or an explanation of how it was used.

Good video here:http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/VIDEOS/Aerial_Torpedo_Attack.html

 
 Respond to this message   
David_Aiken
(Login David_Aiken)
HyperScale Forums
108.203.117.25

great win!!!!!

August 13 2017, 7:48 PM 


 
 Respond to this message   
Richard
(Login 9101958)
HyperScale Forums
178.191.202.91

youtube on US Navy Torpedo bomber training 1945

August 14 2017, 6:57 AM 

for target angle, watch from 13:30 on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8XYZoR9ABE
Greetings, Richard

 
 Respond to this message   
 
  << Previous Topic | Next Topic >>Return to Index  

Posting or replying to messages on Plane Talking requires visitors to register:

  1. First you will need to register with Network 54, the Forum provider. Click here to register with Network 54. (If you already have a Network 54 Login you can go straight to the next step)
  2. Then, while signed in to Network 54, you can sign up for HyperScale's forums. Click here to sign up for HyperScale's forums.

Your user name and password will give you full posting privileges to all of HyperScale Forums.

Please note the following conditions of posting:

All contributions are welcome but please refrain from political or abusive comments, racially or religiously offensive remarks, swearing (including the thin disguising of swear words with asterisks and other characters), insulting language and crude metaphors. Please do not use Plane Talking as a public platform to complain about retailers or manufacturers (about issues such as broken or missing parts) before you have followed all normal channels to resolve any greivance. Plane Talking is not the place to conduct personal feuds or for posting personal attacks. Please do not post in capital letters only, as this is considered to be shouting and therefore impolite. Also, please do not post in 'texting message' word format. Any posts breaching these guidelines will promptly be removed from the server and the offender may be excluded from further posting to the HyperScale Forums. Off-topic posts may also be removed from the server.

In addition, Plane Talking is not a forum for the public criticism of the models that appear as Galleries or Articles. Please make any suggestions for improvements or criticism direct to the author via the email link at the bottom of the Article.

Finally, please note that this Discussion Group is privately operated and that I reserve the right to delete any post or cancel any registration for any reason whatsoever.

free counters