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« on: November 24, 2011, 06:10:10 PM »
I've just watched a video clip on another forum from when 558 went to Holland.
In it Barry Masefield is describing his role in the aircraft. He tells of being sat with only the little port hole type window and not having much of a view.
Then he tells that he see's out with his periscope that looks downwards, and also he can look above 558. Ok how does that work then because ive been in 558s cockpit and 655s and i cant see how that can be?
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Re: Question.
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 07:01:21 PM »
The periscope is concealed in a draw like unit at the AEO's station and hinges up and pulls out,the AEO can then select to view the upper or lower surfaces of 558 with a selector lever.

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Re: Question.
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 07:15:53 PM »
There are 2 small blisters above and below... they are just visible in this pic, the upper one is directly behind where the canopy tapers back. The lower one is vertically below, just aft of crew access door - allowing view of bomb bay doors and undercarriage. (The small blister above the guy in Hi Viz with V on the back)



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Re: Question.
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2011, 07:29:54 PM »
Nice to know what an item was I photographed under 558 near the nosewheel
(taken at RAF Waddington airshow 2011)

I wondered where the other one was.  Have seen a picture somewhere of the lever under the desk.
Not allowed in 558, and too far away to visit 655 :(.
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Re: Question.
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2011, 08:14:46 PM »
Some footage of use of periscope here... fast foward to 1.59 onwards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJGievZ1 ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Question.
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2011, 11:00:52 AM »
Thanks Phil, thats answers that question. just couldn't imagine how it was possible to view above :?
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2011, 12:05:31 PM »
Here's a view of the upper window.


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Re: Question.
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2011, 01:56:54 PM »
It's all done with mirrors!  :D

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Re: Question.
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2011, 06:18:32 PM »
I wont tell you how i thought it might work :roll:  :lol:  ;)  :oops:
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Re: Question.
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2011, 07:15:00 PM »
Quote from: "dee"
I wont tell you how i thought it might work :roll:  :lol:  ;)  :oops:

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Re: Question.
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2011, 09:16:17 PM »
People might think im blonde :lol:  :lol:  ;)
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