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vcharng #1 Posted 27 April 2020 - 01:30 AM

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I just graduated from Ju 288C, and I'd like to point out a significant difference between the in-game 288 and the actual one.

 

I found a picture from War Thunder forum, it shows the design of a 3-man cockpit.

Unfortunately the forum does not allow links from imgur, so please do it your self. Paste "GrfYhTE.jpg" behind "i.imgur.com".

 

The pilot (A-Stand) sits alone in the front, in a seat whose seat back can be folded to allow access.

The lower gunner/bombardier (B-stand) sits behind and below him, with gun laying devices located in the bubble canopies on each side of the cockpit, and his bombing sight retracted under the pilot's seat (need to pull out when using).

The top gunner/auxiliary pilot/radioman (C-stand) sits in the rear end of the cockpit, using a periscope to aim, and can turn his seat 360 degrees. He can also come forward, unfold a 4th seat, lower a foldable yoke, and assist the pilot in controlling the aircraft (it does not have pedals and other switches so it's not a full-fledged pilot seat)

 

Aside from the fact that the C-stand and B-stand would be in an embarrassing position (the guy in B stand would basically directly facing C's crotch) when C is in the 4th seat, it's actually quite a genius design.

 

But in WOWP the design is changed.

The B stand now sits beside the captain, his bomb sight moved to the nose, with an extra set of belly periscope, and the cheek canopies and central stations are deserted, seemingly without a purpose.

 

I kinda hope that WG would remake the cockpit layout, but it's probably not gonna happen......



Mudguts_ #2 Posted 27 April 2020 - 01:33 AM

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GonerNL #3 Posted 28 April 2020 - 01:06 PM

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View Postvcharng, on 27 April 2020 - 02:30 AM, said:

Unfortunately the forum does not allow links from imgur, 

 

It does ; just change the 'https' in the Imgur link to 'http' ...


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Veebat #4 Posted 29 April 2020 - 06:30 PM

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There are a few different cockpit configurations. I don't have an issue, as long as they aren't just making things up. Save that for the soft stats balancing :D

 

Also I think the cockpit line drawing they used in the OP was from the below series of drawings. I for one would have loved to have the side guns featured here on the Ju 288 A

 

These were pulled from: http://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/junkers-ju-288.47325/


Edited by Veebat, 29 April 2020 - 06:40 PM.


trikke #5 Posted 29 April 2020 - 07:18 PM

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vcharng #6 Posted 30 April 2020 - 02:56 AM

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View Posttrikke, on 29 April 2020 - 07:18 PM, said:

flying kitchen match

 

i love those side hang-out-and-look-back domes         good way to catch a bullet

German bomber cockpits doesn't seem to care about defense. 

I mean, look at that huge, fully-glazed cockpit front, and the fact that the only angle Ju 288's MGs can't shoot is 12 O'clock high...

A mustang can literally kill everyone on board with a frontal attack, without having to deal with fuselage armor or MG turrets...



vcharng #7 Posted 30 April 2020 - 03:07 AM

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View PostVeebat, on 29 April 2020 - 06:30 PM, said:

There are a few different cockpit configurations. I don't have an issue, as long as they aren't just making things up. Save that for the soft stats balancing :D

 

I checked and it seems that my pictures are from Ju 288 V11 (the 11th prototype which belongs to the Ju 288B designation.

 

From the fact that 288 C-2 is stated to have a 5 man crew, perhaps the cockpit of your picture is used by the very latest prototypes...

 

I skipped 288A so I can't see what the cockpit looks like, can anyone screenshot one?

 

 


Edited by vcharng, 30 April 2020 - 03:12 AM.






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