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Rodolfo Peirano

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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Aseros 4 – 20x / 12,5 – 4,5 (other images)
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2017, 01:31:51 PM »
Hi Uli,

congratulation for your inquiry.

You reminded me that I saw the cockpit photo right on the monoculars site.

I hope, by publishing it, that I have not infringed copyright. In the case I apologize.  :-[ :-[ :-[

Thanks and best regards.
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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Aseros 4 – 20x / 12,5 – 4,5 (other images)
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2017, 06:13:24 PM »
Good work Uli! You can see why it didn't catch on - the idea of zooming a scope and reading off the distance (based on a remembered wingspan) whilst racing towards it seems to be asking a lot of the pilot. :o
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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Aseros 4 – 20x / 12,5 – 4,5 (other images)
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2017, 10:14:46 PM »
That's a good point Niall it would be difficult to use in a plane while traveling at speed if the plane mounted version used that type of reticle.
I suppose as Uli mentioned that version was probably without the zoom adjustment plus in a bomber attack roll you are pursuing the target there for the approach speed would be far less and with the larger cannon fitted once in range you could pull back the throttle to match speed with the target and fire away from a distance but in saying that it would still be a big ask of the pilots particularly when the bomber formations had fighter escort you would be a sitting duck using that method.
Probably explanes the use of Ace pilots like Galland for testing the scope in that roll.
I also read where they used similar scopes of the experimental ME262 jet fighter fitted with the BK5 Cannon which must of been a nightmare to operate as pilots were already struggling to come to terms with the rapid approach speed of these jets.
 Anyway we now know the true use of the scope and it's been a fascinating journey with input from may members it's what makes these forums invaluable for research.
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Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Aseros 4 – 20x / 12,5 – 4,5 (other images)
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2017, 06:40:43 PM »
You reminded me that I saw the cockpit photo right on the monoculars site.
I hope, by publishing it, that I have not infringed copyright. In the case I apologize.  :-[ :-[ :-[

No, the photos are not my own. I have also copied it froom those sources mentioned or got it from Erwin, either.

Regards, Uli