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fordfan25
04-05-2006, 01:08 PM
why do only some of the 20mm cannons on the p-38 ect detonate? i find that some times more than half my hits with the p-38's dont explode. also seems its more than a graphic thing because the ones that dont go boom realy seems to do no more damnge than a 50 cal. but the ones that do explode cause alot of damnge. iv noticed this for a long time but never botherd to ask. is it supose to be like that?

faustnik
04-05-2006, 01:11 PM
Yeah, the beltload is 1/2 AP, 1/2 HE.

Megile_
04-05-2006, 01:28 PM
lmao what a totally nooob question!11

everyone knows its spelled hipano

NetDaemon
04-05-2006, 01:38 PM
You should have added *spelling* all over your post as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



P.S. They´re called "Hispanos" but their real name is "Hispano-Suiza HS.404 20 mm Aircraft Gun". http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Max.Power
04-05-2006, 01:53 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Hispano is spanish for spaniard.

fordfan25
04-05-2006, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by NetDaemon:
You should have added *spelling* all over your post as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



P.S. They´re called "Hispanos" but their real name is "Hispano-Suiza HS.404 20 mm Aircraft Gun". http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif the wind will BLOW ME were i want to go. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif lol

Irish_Rogues
04-05-2006, 03:02 PM
They're just jealous of your cool nick and obviously good taste in autos.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

LStarosta
04-05-2006, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by fordfan25:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NetDaemon:
You should have added *spelling* all over your post as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



P.S. They´re called "Hispanos" but their real name is "Hispano-Suiza HS.404 20 mm Aircraft Gun". http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif the wind will BLOW ME were i want to go. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif lol </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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VW-IceFire
04-05-2006, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by fordfan25:
why do only some of the 20mm cannons on the p-38 ect detonate? i find that some times more than half my hits with the p-38's dont explode. also seems its more than a graphic thing because the ones that dont go boom realy seems to do no more damnge than a 50 cal. but the ones that do explode cause alot of damnge. iv noticed this for a long time but never botherd to ask. is it supose to be like that?
As already mentioned...the 20mm Hispano (the Mark II and Mark V in British service and the M2 in US service) cannon generally had a high explosive and armor piercing round as part of its belt. The AP will only do you any good if you hit something important...like the engine, fuel tank, pilot, or control cable. If you hit structure it will weaken it but will likely pass through.

The HE rounds are nice as a good hit anywhere is likely to cause all sorts of secondary blast damage from the fragments. Both are important and if you land several AP and HE rounds consecutively then you are indeed doing alot of damage.

ploughman
04-05-2006, 03:27 PM
Doth the RAF/Commonwealth 20mm hispano feed also have 50% AP/50% HE?

Megile_
04-05-2006, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by fordfan25:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NetDaemon:
You should have added *spelling* all over your post as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



P.S. They´re called "Hispanos" but their real name is "Hispano-Suiza HS.404 20 mm Aircraft Gun". http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif the wind will BLOW ME were i want to go. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif lol </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

VW-IceFire
04-05-2006, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Doth the RAF/Commonwealth 20mm hispano feed also have 50% AP/50% HE?
As far as I know...yes they do. There are shots I make in a Spitfire for instance where I don't see the explosion...just the little bit of debris come off.

Not sure about the belting on the Mark V Hispanos. I haven't tried those.

ImpStarDuece
04-05-2006, 05:22 PM
I think it's roughly similar for the Tempest.

I usually fly Arcade=1 offline to improve my gunnery. About 50% of the Hispano hits are just solid AP lines, without the big HE arrows going off in every direction.