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As one can see from the images below, the seat seems to be placed so low on the cabin, I cannot figure out how the pilot could see anything.

Can anyone explain how a Focke-Wulf 190 pilot would be able to see out of the cockpit?

http://www.warbird-photos.com/airshows/2011-POFAirshow-PS-1/POF11-P1_FW-190_A8-N_0109.jpg

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https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/cb/80/28/cb8028bf4688497e7a5cf5aee4583ead.jpg

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  • $\begingroup$ A lot of planes have issues related to this. I remember a few years ago a WWII warbird basically ran over a small plane while taxing because of visibility issues. $\endgroup$ – enderland Feb 13 '17 at 18:53
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    $\begingroup$ Flight sims, like DCS World, which has a version of the 190, would give you a good idea of the experience if you're interested. $\endgroup$ – David Feb 14 '17 at 13:26
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It looks like the pilots are performing taxi-runs for show. For an actual flight, by sitting on the seat pack parachute (and/or a cushion) the eye level is raised as shown below:

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(warbirdsnews.com)

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For how to taxi while sitting so low, it's usually down by taxiing in an S-shape or following hand signals from a marshaller.


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    $\begingroup$ Long live red freehand circles! $\endgroup$ – Gallifreyan Feb 14 '17 at 9:04
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    $\begingroup$ Also, for taildraggers, the aircraft's attitude during flight is rather more level than during taxi on the ground. $\endgroup$ – J... Feb 14 '17 at 14:27

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