Viper pilots don't seem to have any means of targeting Cylon raiders. In this artist's rendition we see four main components:
- The top sweeper, which is probably a short-distance radar
- Center screen, main instrument panel
- Two side-screens for auxilliary systems
The top sweeper is positioned in a fabulously bad position for ergonomics. Moreover there is no HUD and the pilots don't seem to wear any helmet-mounted displays.
This is the HUD of a Su-27 going guns on its target. It seems weird that even the earliest fighter biplanes had some way of lining up the shot so the low-tech explanation doesn't fit. But we know that the pilots don't (always) eye-ball their targets because they can be heard saying I can't get a lock! quite often.
In the spinoff Caprica I remember the Viper simulation didn't have any recognisable targeting systems either (but I could be wrong). So, how do the Vipers know where to shoot?