USA - K-14 (gyroskopický zaměřovač)

K-14 Gyroscopic Gunsight
American gyro gun sight, included at the end of the second world war on the aeroplanes, P-47 and P-51. Sight existed in two versions, K-14 for the MUSTANG Mk. 18 for the U.S. Navy.
Sight was based on the british gyroscopic bombsight Mk. II. and was produced by the company Sperry Corporation
Included 2 reticle, hard for attacks on ground targets and moving aerial targets. The air portion of the reticle to expose the two točítky, one is to set the target range (30-120 feet) and the second its distance (600-2400 ft). When the correct setting was a very high probability of hitting the target the first dose.
In Germany also developed a gyro scope and its culmination was the model of the EZ 42 manufactured by Askania. This sight offered compared to the standard for a holodeck rangefinder REVI C12c increase the accuracy of fire of 50 to 100 %. Unlike K-14, where there were two sights, so the EZ 42 contained just one.
Both scopes were compared after it was in September 1944, shot down one Thunderbolt and from which it is obtained K-14. After tests on the Fw 190, where they were both sights tested with the same pilot was the conclusion of this. K-14 was on every degree of deviation from the axis of the aeroplane about 20 % less precise than the German counterpart.
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