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Ominae-
08-19-2005, 02:33 AM
This has been bothering me for some time now (about 3 days! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif ) Whats better, the La-7, or the La-7 3x20? I thought at first the La-7 3x20 is better because of the more guns, but it seems like the La-7 has different guns to the La-7 3x20, the tracer bullets are a different color. I find it difficult to notice a difference in damage from either or. Maybe its just me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Kuna15
08-19-2005, 03:25 AM
B-20

Calibre x Length: 20 x 99R (mm)
RpM: 800
Muzzle velocity: 860m/s
Gun weight: 20kg
Projectile weight: 96g (HE round)
Tracer color: red
Ammo belt load: APIT - HE
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ShVAK

Calibre x Length: 20 x 99R (mm)
RpM: 800
Muzzle velocity: 860m/s
Gun weight: 42kg
Projectile weight: 96g (HE round)
Tracer color: red
Ammo belt load: APIT - HE

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Other than gun weight there are no other differences.

BBB_Hyperion
08-19-2005, 09:06 AM
Standard La7 has better handling http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Ominae-
08-19-2005, 12:48 PM
Thanks for the reply guys, I have a better understanding now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

VW-IceFire
08-19-2005, 12:52 PM
The standard 2xShVAK La7 is the most common version. The other was produced in small quanities. In previous patches, the La-7 3xB-20 had its cannon with the same tracers.

Since 4.01, some changes have been introduced.

The new patch changes the B-20 cannon so that it fires alot of tracer bullets and high explosive shells. Not sure on the total disposition but its a very rapid fire rate of tracers...the ShVAK's rate of tracer fire has been decreased by about half...so bullets are still firing but less with tracers.

Personally...I prefer the 2xShVAK version...I don't fly a La-7 much but when given the choice its hard to make. The B-20 tracers fire so much that I find they actually obscure the target for me. Also, the fire duration on the ShVAK version I think is longer...which I think is better.

Kocur_
08-19-2005, 03:23 PM
Let me add that La-7 3 x B-20 was 1945 plane, not 1944. Until end of WW2 ~4.000 La-7's were built, that includes 368 La-7 3 x B-20 in april-may 1945.
Enjoy...

ploughman
08-19-2005, 03:28 PM
Rather like the Ta-152 then in that regard.

Kocur_
08-19-2005, 03:38 PM
Rather like the Ta-152 then in that regard.

You are absolutely right. Date of first operational use should be the criteria of labelling planes. That would be febr.1945 in Ta-152 case. But what about Yak-3P then? It was never operationally used in WW2. What about I-185, Bf-109Z, Go-229...

Kuna15
08-19-2005, 04:53 PM
I don't think that we can find any of these planes on 'serious' server.

Maybe TA-152 but Bf-109Z a like... nope. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Good thing that they are in game, tho.