View Full Version : Anyone noticed this about the Macchi 202 series?

02-12-2006, 07:50 PM
Depending on which serie you're flying, gun operation differs (at least it does on my rig). For example, pressing joystick button one fires the 12.7mm cowl guns in the III and XII series, but this same button fires the 7.7mm wing guns on the VII serie. I know the III serie only had the cowl guns, but should there be this difference between the III and XII, on the one hand, and the VII, on the other? Shouldn't joystick one activate the cowl guns on all three series?

I apologize if this has already been reported and an answer provided, but a quick search didn't locate any previous threads on this topic.

02-12-2006, 08:19 PM
I noticed it and thought nothing of it. Seems prefectly logical to me.

02-13-2006, 12:36 AM
I don't think it's logical at all--unless the triggers for the guns were reversed in the real-world a/c. My first experience with the VII serie was offline against a P40E, and I couldn't figure out why the Macchi was doing virtually no damage. Switching to externals, I noticed no muzzle flashes on the cowl and thought 'doh!'

I was just curious if this was a bug or intentional. It's not an earth-shattering problem, that's for sure. That said, had the cannon and mg triggers been reversed from the P38J to the P38L all holy you-know-what would've broken out.

02-13-2006, 02:31 AM
Look at it this way.

It saves ammo...

02-13-2006, 05:06 AM
well, i have all guns on one trigger (possible to do in button configuration) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
nevermind http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif