View Full Version : Guns and cannons

10-16-2008, 08:19 AM
So I've looked through the game manual and haven't found anything about a command to toggle between firing just guns, just cannons or guns and cannons together. In IL2 do all weapons fire all the time? Can I not switch between guns and cannons? It seems very odd that you wouldn't be able to choose which weapons to fire.

10-16-2008, 08:31 AM
In controls menu, there are weapon 1 and weapon 2. Generally, weapon 1 fires MGs and weapon 2 fires cannons. There are some exceptions though, for example Hurricane Mk.IIc's cannons are weapon 1. P-47 has it's MGs split, so that each button fires four of the total of eight guns.

10-16-2008, 08:44 AM
In the control menu there is Weapon 1, Weapon 2, and Weapon 1+2.

The button/trigger you assign for 1, will fire the machine guns.

The button/trigger you assign for 2, will fire cannons.

And 1+2 fires both guns and cannons on a single button. You can get the same effect by pressing both of the buttons for 1 and 2 at the same time.

10-16-2008, 09:08 AM
Like guys said, game itself has weapons on all aircraft divided into 1 or 2 groups. You can't change these groups. You fire first group with "weapon1" button, and the second with "weapon2". Weapon3 and 4 are reserved for rockets and bombs respectively.

10-16-2008, 09:48 AM
Excellent. Thank you gentlemen. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif