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    Here is a question that was probably asked before but I am curious about the "stinger" MG17 machine gun in the tail cone of the He 111H-6. It is there in the external model and it is supposed to be there but I have never seen it firing.

    Can I assume the functionality was never modelled in the sim ? ie. it won't fire and it is there stricly for show ? If not modelled, why ?

    Thanks,

    Jagd
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    Here is a question that was probably asked before but I am curious about the "stinger" MG17 machine gun in the tail cone of the He 111H-6. It is there in the external model and it is supposed to be there but I have never seen it firing.

    Can I assume the functionality was never modelled in the sim ? ie. it won't fire and it is there stricly for show ? If not modelled, why ?

    Thanks,

    Jagd
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  3. #3
    it work, but the IA control it
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    Oh he shoots, all right. A lot . But you probably wont see him shoot at you at close range. You need to be on some distance and straight at his six.. that's what makes *him* angry.
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  5. #5
    It's a MG15 BTW. The MG-17 is the red one.
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  6. #6
    Who fired that thing in real life? Doesn't look like a person could fit back there.
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    i think the gunner layed down
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  8. #8
    There is no gunner there. The weapon was fixed to fire directly back.

    It is triggerd from one of the other positions.
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  9. #9
    and i've been shot down alot by it, it's a real suckergun..

    but some while ago there was a thread in GD where was shown what He111's had even more up their tail.. and it was'nt pretty
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  10. #10
    I hear about Coastal Command Beaufighters (or anti-shipping Beaufighters) which had rear-firing Lewis guns with all-incendenary ammunition in the back of the engine nacelles. When diving on a ship, the gunner/navigator would fire these guns to scare attacking Zeros, just long enough to fire at the ship.
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