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TheCrux
11-28-2007, 06:58 AM
How to manually fire it? Tried every combo of gunner or pilot positions and I can't figure it out. Couldn't find out how on the "read me" as well.

I imagine it auto fires with gunner AI on, correct?

Anybody...anybody?

Thanks

TheCrux
11-28-2007, 06:58 AM
How to manually fire it? Tried every combo of gunner or pilot positions and I can't figure it out. Couldn't find out how on the "read me" as well.

I imagine it auto fires with gunner AI on, correct?

Anybody...anybody?

Thanks

Deadmeat313
11-28-2007, 08:00 AM
Good question!

I imagine it is AI only.


T.

VW-IceFire
11-28-2007, 03:15 PM
AI only. In real life this gun was fired...I think...by the pilot. Not sure how he'd do that except maybe that the gunner would tell the pilot to just squeeze that trigger. I'd think a fixed gun like that with no aiming would largely be for show and intimidation rather than effectiveness.

leitmotiv
11-28-2007, 11:04 PM
Heinkel 111Hs with the 7.9mm tail gun had small periscopes pointing aft to aim the gun, just like we have on the Ar 234, but our Heinkels were not given the periscope. Some Heinkels, KG26 bomber leaders fitted with Y-Gerat, for example, had big mortar-like projectors in their tails to unleash an explosive at RAF night fighters.