I have a target locked, sight mode is standard, I see a funnel flailing around, and yet none of the pippers offer any working solutions? Skill issue? Bug?
Typically there is a dedicated cockpit sight mode. if I recall of the top of my head “Cannon on air target” and then it should work. At least thats how it works in the Tornados.
The pipper with the wings doesn’t seem to work 99% of the time, the dot pipper does work, but it’s almost always in a zone of the HUD that doesn’t display, so it’s only useful on very low deflection shots. For the F-16D at least. I got the F-14’s gunsight to work, and it works beautifully, as the gunsight is projected onto all of the forward windscreen it seems, so it’s visible in even high deflection shots unlike the F-16D’s.
this is more than anything thanks to gaijin devs putting the gunsight in the center of the HUD instead of on the top of the HUD as it is in a real F-16.
They’ve gotten away with it for ages.
You can even tell on most Jet Cockpits, that the camera is placed in the neck/chest area of the pilot if you play it in VR with the pilot’s body on.
I’ve raised this issue before and gotten told by other people that it is a “design choice”.
You can see the same on all F-16s, A10s, F4 Phantoms, A4 Skyhawks and probably many more (haven’t flown all jets yet).
You can adjust the height of the camera manually, but the HUD simply cuts off at the center.
Here’s the A-10:
And here’s the HUD of a real A-10:
This makes dropping bombs on the A-10 impossible when flying straight. You need to fly at least at a 45° Angle to get a CCIP Solution on the HUD. Same with the F-16 and Snakeyes.
Thus: You don’t get a proper Firing solution with your Guns, because the Gunsight reticle drops lower than the HUD due to placement of the camera.
I see. Seems to be typical Gaijin implementation, with a trivial and easy fix. Although even moving the head position up with the controls, the HUD just doesn’t display past a certain point, so even moving the head up is useless.
yeah… at least you get a better look at your target.
And the funnel does help somewhat when trying to hit someone in high-speed maneuvers, but without the pip it’s basically guesswork. I liked the F-16A gunsight better. Even with it being wrong as well.