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harold x
05-17-2004, 02:47 AM
i recently knocked out 2 tanks flying a P40 USING .50 CALIBRE MG. Does the .50 MG have that amount of firepower?.


harold x
05-17-2004, 02:47 AM
i recently knocked out 2 tanks flying a P40 USING .50 CALIBRE MG. Does the .50 MG have that amount of firepower?.


05-17-2004, 02:54 AM
Yes the .50 cal is God http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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05-17-2004, 02:55 AM
Some of the tanks have very weak armor, less than 10mm in places. So yes, it's possible.

Ground objects damage model isn't realistic anyway.

05-17-2004, 02:56 AM
Depends on the tank, and where you hit it. A tank normally has weak armor at the rear and on top. Although, a Tiger or Panther would be tough to knock out with .50 cal.

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05-17-2004, 03:36 AM
Must've bounced them off the road.


05-17-2004, 04:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hobnail:
Must've bounced them off the road.


The tanks??? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif


05-17-2004, 05:07 AM
Oh God, Hobnail, please, Nooooooooo, Noooooooo http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

05-17-2004, 05:09 AM
think I've seen this thread before.

The horror, the horror.


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05-17-2004, 05:59 AM
They must have been Tigers. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

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05-17-2004, 08:45 AM
Move along now, there's nothing to see here.

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05-17-2004, 09:46 AM

Never mind tanks, it's a pity the Mohne Dam isn't it the game. They would easily take that out ;-)

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TgD Thunderbolt56
05-17-2004, 10:10 AM
He's taking out tanks and I can barely knock down a 190 with the anemic 50's. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif


05-17-2004, 10:21 AM
For some they're anemic and for others too powerful...to me, it seems to depend on the target

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05-17-2004, 10:36 AM
Oh well, In FB, even a truck with a small machine-gun is a tank....

But, there are accounts of larger and more armoured tanks being destroyed by .50 calibre fire (AT convergence!!!) we had an argument about that subject, a while ago.

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TgD Thunderbolt56
05-17-2004, 10:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
For some they're anemic and for others too powerful...to me, it seems to depend on the target


As well as convergence and accuracy...I know, but there are times when i have the enemy bracketed and see the tell-tale "sparke" walking up and down his AC only to have them fly home.


05-17-2004, 12:50 PM
I've read the reports of pilots knocking out tigers and panthers with fifties (sometimes by ricocheting them of the surface into the belly of the tank . . . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif I don't know. I've seen the tanks (aside: Littlefield is restoring a Panther A near here) and I fail to see how fifties could "destroy" either. Immobilize it, hell ya (rounds into coolers, hatches) but knocked out? Especially after ricocheted . . . ? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Reminds me of the after action reports of engagements against various Jagdtigers in which credit for destruction was credited variously to P-47's, artillery or tanks. The Jagdtiger crews surviving in these cases talk about running out of ammo or wrecking clutches overtemping engines and blowing up their rigs http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif. Photos support demolition story. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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05-17-2004, 01:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NorrisMcWhirter:

(Sorry - BS87 - patch not out - can still complain under my rules!)



05-17-2004, 03:18 PM
Depends on the "tank". Some tanks are really just mobile AAA units.

I'm not sure on the history of the Wirblewind for instance but I do know that with enough time on target with the .50 in FB, at the right angle, and a bit of luck you can take these out...other times they take the hits with no problem.

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