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09-10-2006, 02:10 AM
just been wondering what u might think?

09-10-2006, 02:55 AM
One of my favorite rides in the game is the Hurricane IIC... those four 20's can take out just about anything up in IL-2's skies... surviving back to base is another story though! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

09-10-2006, 03:03 AM
Depends what you are shooting at.

In general, you can't go wrong with 4x20mm cannons - they're going to put a damper on the day for anyone on the receiving end.

09-10-2006, 12:25 PM
The P-39 has a good mix, lots of .50s for dealing with fighter and light strafing and a 37mm for everything else. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The 45mm on the Yak 9K is probably one of the most powerful single guns on any of the flyable aircraft but it's a real ***** to use accurately, though perhaps no worse than the P-39s 37mm or the mk108.

.50s can be pretty lethal when they converge properly and hit accurately, they fire at a rapid rate so are good for dog fighting, though not as great as cannons for taking down bombers or for quick B&Z passes, unless you have eight of them like the P-47 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif.

Four twenties are pretty good all rounders, though they dont seem to tear targets apart like some other cannons unless you land multiple hits.

The La7 with 3x20mm can be fairly lethal as well, more dangerous than the Spitfire IMHO. Spit jockeys tend to blow all their cannon away too early with over eager poor shooting then get in close and try to take you down with the fairly pathetic 3x.303s. Generally if I'm in something tough like a FW190 I wont even bother attempting to dodgy the .303s as they rarely do any serious damage http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif.

If you have loads of guns and armament most players tend to be too tempted to waste it to early in the fight. When you fly something like a Yak 9 with not much ammo then you tend to learn how to conserve your ammo by not firing until you are quite close and fairly confident of a hit. If you do have loads of ammo you tend to blast away from too far away hoping to get lucky, usually all it does is remind the enemy pilot to check six and when you finally do get in close enough for the perfect shot, you're all out of ammo. I've done that more than enough times myself http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

09-10-2006, 01:05 PM


09-10-2006, 01:12 PM
Awesome picture there Pingu!!

09-10-2006, 10:03 PM
What? No nuclear atomizer 108's? You need international regulatory monitering to fly a 110 with a full nose of those babies. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif