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stelr
02-27-2004, 03:45 PM
Where are the tracers for .50 cals on the P-51? Is it just me, or are there no tracers in the .50 cal belts? Seems I'm having to determine hits by seeing bits of fuselage or wing flying off.

I'm using all Excellent settings and see tracers on other aircraft, but not the 51...and for that matter, the P-40. Maybe the P-47 too, but not sure.

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stelr
02-27-2004, 03:45 PM
Where are the tracers for .50 cals on the P-51? Is it just me, or are there no tracers in the .50 cal belts? Seems I'm having to determine hits by seeing bits of fuselage or wing flying off.

I'm using all Excellent settings and see tracers on other aircraft, but not the 51...and for that matter, the P-40. Maybe the P-47 too, but not sure.

v/r
Stel

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faustnik
02-27-2004, 03:47 PM
Must be your setting Stelr. I seem them fly past my cockpit all the time. Big, bright orange things. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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aerick2
02-27-2004, 03:58 PM
50 cal tracers are more difficult to see than some others, but they should be there somewhere.

JG7_Rall
02-27-2004, 04:52 PM
Yeah, they're a bit harder to see than other tracers, mostly because they're a sort of dim red that isn't easy to spot. They should be much bigger and have smoke coming off of them, and maybe should be yellow too, but I dn about the yellow part...but all the guncam footage I've seen has them as yellow.

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VW-IceFire
02-27-2004, 04:55 PM
They don't have smoke and they are pretty small. They are about the same size as the red tracers used on the ShVAK guns...but those have a full smoke trail to back up where the bullets are going. The German aircraft too. I wonder if in AEP they did something about that. Even smoke on every 5th tracer would give us a good indication of whats going on.

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