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kachys #21 Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:48 PM

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View Posttrikke, on 20 February 2018 - 10:54 AM, said:

 

can you imagine how much vibration the pilot would have felt each time they fired in unison?   they're nose mounted, right?

 

knock your coffee right out of the cupholder!

 

personally, if i was Lockheed, i would have tested firing individual cannons in rotation, but hey, that's not the murcan way

 

from wikipedia  The 37 mm (1.46 in) M4 autocannon was originally selected for a quadruple mount in the nose, but the trajectory of the 37mm shells dropped lower than other weaponry, limiting its effective range. A hydraulically articulated nose that could be bent up to correct this problem was tried, but was dismissed as too complex. Then, a 75 mm (2.95 in) M5 autocannon paired with twin .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns was tried and proved much more successful.

 

read this wiki...  what a wild, sad story for this 70-foot-wide 15 ton 1940 abortion 

 

yes they are mounted in the nose and apart of the vibration imagine the noise while shooting

kachys #22 Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:55 PM

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View PostClosedCoffin, on 18 February 2018 - 01:30 AM, said:

That was fun to watch.

25 kills, over 100ms ping too.

Nice1

 

With this plane and playstyle is difficult to get kills but is easy to get a lot of damage. About the ping,  the packets lost  and game crash you have to be very lucky. i hope WG fix this soon.

Furysghost #23 Posted 22 February 2018 - 02:18 AM

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Ah nope not possible to have 4 x 37mm lRL firing as in game mere inches apart in the nose configuration they would have been sequential fired.

One is bad enuf, 2 might be possible, but 4 jackhammers LOLZ not.

4 x 20mm would have made plenty of sense tho maybe even 6 x 20mm.... 

 

Yeah the 37mm ballistics were horribad the USSR pilots with P-39's basically ran in very close and opened up from point blank.

 

As a matter of fact a majority of aces did just that got in very close and BLAP chalk up another kill no worries about missing from a couple of feet.

Early in battle of Britain gun camera films were showing many pilots began firing at 400yds! With .303's LOL...The Polish pilots closed in for the kill and racked up lots of kills plus lead all other sq. in kills in Hurricanes.



kachys #24 Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:48 PM

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View PostFurysghost, on 22 February 2018 - 02:18 AM, said:

Ah nope not possible to have 4 x 37mm lRL firing as in game mere inches apart in the nose configuration they would have been sequential fired.

One is bad enuf, 2 might be possible, but 4 jackhammers LOLZ not.

4 x 20mm would have made plenty of sense tho maybe even 6 x 20mm.... 

 

Yeah the 37mm ballistics were horribad the USSR pilots with P-39's basically ran in very close and opened up from point blank.

 

As a matter of fact a majority of aces did just that got in very close and BLAP chalk up another kill no worries about missing from a couple of feet.

Early in battle of Britain gun camera films were showing many pilots began firing at 400yds! With .303's LOL...The Polish pilots closed in for the kill and racked up lots of kills plus lead all other sq. in kills in Hurricanes.

 

Very nice info, i would like to see those 6 x 20mm

Edited by kachys, 22 February 2018 - 07:49 PM.





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