|“||A set of binoculars used by artillery men to scope the distance to their target. (...)||”|
The Range Finder gives its user the range to its target. This is useful for players who are using weapons with high shell drop and relatively slow projectile speed, so that they can tell by how much they need to compensate. It can also be used to tell whether or not a gun is in range.
It is not possible to use the Range Finder while using a gun, so another crew member needs to use it instead and relay the range.
The Range Finder has the same limitations as the Spyglass. Tracking ships through or inside clouds is not possible.
Common Usage Edit
The Range Finder is commonly not used and the Spyglass equipped instead because it is possible to tell the approximate range when looking at the mini map and comparing the distance between the spotted and the own ship to the map squares (one square ≘ 500 meters). Apart from that the Spyglass has the big advantage, making ships visible for every member of the team.