- From what I've seen in some IL-2 BoS videos they did it somewhat correctly.
- The ammo counter is a fairly simple device featuring a magnetic coil turning around a cylinder once the trigger is pressed and electric current is flowing.
- By dialing the knob on the front panel you'd be able to reset the ammo counter or set it to any position desired (done after servicing
- and refilling the plane's ammunition supply for instance).
- On the SZ 100 in particular this was done in a specific way. The SZ ammo counter was available as the SZ 100, SZ 500 and SZ 100 with
- each number representing the rounds available. Each with a different scale and gearing to accomodate the different ammo count.
- But neither of the SZ 100, SZ 500 or SZ 1000 would be a fit for the very common 200 rounds on the Bf 109's nose cannon.
- In this case the SZ 100 was installed and simply did 2 full turns in order to represent the ammo count of 200.
- Now in case of having 120 rounds the SZ 100 would be slightly "overturned" to accomodate for the 20 additional rounds.
- It would then look like this (the middle one):
- After depleting those 20 rounds and turning accordingly the ammo counter would then just show the full white bar representing
- 100 rounds.
- Hope that answers your question!
- Regards, Reuter.
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