View Full Version : What is your best gun in AEP/PF

04-04-2005, 05:31 AM
I fly all sorts of planes in dogfight servers. There are not so many Soviet fighters flying, but my feeling is that the La-7 got very good guns. I have found out that sometimes I am confused that I dont hit and sometimes in other planes, I hit to my surprise.

The best score for me is the Spit, second F4F, third P-51,then P-47,then Zero, P-38, Hurry, 109 G6, and last FW-190 A9.
I fly F4F, P-38, P-47 and FW as clean B&Z, Me P-51 is sometimes dogfighting. Spit Zero Hurry as clean turnfighters.
Does this match your experience.

04-04-2005, 05:42 AM
My top 4 guns are
1) P-51D Mustang
2) F6F Hellcat
3) P-47D Thunderbolt
4) F4F Wildcat

I don't fly Axis planes too often, but ocassionally, you will see me in a Zero :-)


04-04-2005, 06:43 AM
Spit Hispanos seem to be by far most effective for me.
Fw190 MG151s land a lot of hits but rarely do much.

For me, I can never hit anything with La5/7 guns despite their apparently laser-like properties, and as for Yak9T/Cobra cannon - forgeddit. 50cals may be accurate, but hits less obvious - and I never use them as they lack the instant gratification factor of cannon... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

04-04-2005, 06:55 AM
I think the best weapon combo's to hit with are:
P38 with or without gun pods, concentrated fire either way, accurate and long range
FW190A's - Lots of guns that are easy to shoot and get deflection shots
P39N1 - 6 mg's for the crippling from range and 1 massive knock out punch close in
Corsair 'C' and Hurricane IIC with 4 20mm Hispano. nuff said.
P47 - 8 .50s good for taking on anything.

04-04-2005, 06:59 AM
I think the best guns are the ones on il-2's , the 23mm cannons and mg's. The dense bulletstream and flat trajectory enables u to hit planes beyond 500m frequently and The reach is up to about 1000m compared to 800m on most allied and german guns.
The 23mm round is almost twice as heavy as the the russian 20mm. One Lagg3 can choose the same 23mm cannon for the nose.

The trouble with the il-2's is ofcourse the less powerratio compared to fighters and thus it lose its energy fast in maneuvering.
With altitude u are better off though because u can always convert altitude to maneuveringspeed.
So the best option is to fire at long ranges.

04-04-2005, 08:02 AM
Vya-23 is pretty good (don't confuse with the excellent B-20 though).
I personally like the UBK because it is a heavier better weapon than the 7.62mm one.

Try going up against 10 P.11cs and some bombers in an early Il-2 series one with 16 RS-82s.

The energy tactics are something!

04-04-2005, 08:11 AM
ShVAK is a very good weapon for my preference.
But you have to be very precise in your shooting because the amount of ammo is very limited. As long as you dont spray and pray with it it's a sufficient weapon.

04-04-2005, 08:14 AM
FW190A-8 or A-9 with MK108s installed. I almost feel ashamed for using them because of the total devastation. Even with MG151/20's things are pretty amazing in a FW190.

Second Best:
Spitfire VIII or IX with the Hispanos.

Third Best:
Mustang P-51D-20 with gyro gunsight and 250m convergence on the .50cals

Yak-9UT...can't seem to put that 37mm cannon on target reliably.

04-04-2005, 03:03 PM
For me:

- Best 30mm cannons are on the Ki-84-1c.

- Best 20mm are the Hispanos, with the SHVAKS a close second.

The bad thing is that the Hispanos on the Hurri Mk. IIc have a very short range compared to the later hispanos and the SHVAKs.

- My third favorite cannons are the Mk 108 wing cannons on the FW-190-A9. One hit wonders.

As for the Yak 9-UT, I've found, for me, this cannon is very accurate and a great defelection shooter, unlike the P39 and waaaay better than the P-63. I've been flying the 9UT quite a bit lately and she's fast, maneuverable and ya gotta love swinging around a one hit wonder cannon in the nose. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

04-04-2005, 08:41 PM
I'd say as far as scoring hits the 190A is my best but I think its just because of the amount of time I've spent in it. After that its the spitfire. P-38 is probably my third. The worst for me is the P-39. For the life of me I can't get the rythmn of that cannon down.

04-04-2005, 09:03 PM
I do best in my old standby's:


I'm now learning, and doing quite well with the P-38J and L.

04-04-2005, 09:05 PM
The one and only... MK108 - doesn`t matter what`s attached to it..yes i am uber n00b http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

04-04-2005, 10:35 PM
* IL-2 / 23 mm. VYa
* P-39 / 37 mm. M4

Those babies will take everything down everywhere if handled correctly...

04-04-2005, 10:54 PM
spitfire, cannons easy to hit with and huge results, 303s .50s on E wings good for gaging the cannon shots http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

04-04-2005, 11:10 PM
only one gun in FB is the ultimate at A2A

Bk 3.7

if its in front of your gunsite you will kill it

that & the Mk103 are by far & away the best guns for A2A in FB

04-05-2005, 02:51 PM
I like any wing mounted Hispano's.(spit, F4U-1c)..once you learn the bracketing, very effective for a poor shot like me...

other than that...how could u NOT like the instant kill capability of 2 wing mounted 108's with 2 20 mm's(fw A8,A9, Ki-84-1c)

I get most satisfaction from kills with .50 cals...love setting spits and 109's on fire and watching them go BOOM........

04-06-2005, 12:38 AM
P-47D 10/22/27

.50's all the way. ain't got much choice being an army air corp pilot and all.

04-06-2005, 03:03 AM
My favorite Killers! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Hurricane IIC
Fw-190's with Wing Mounted Cannon

04-06-2005, 03:08 AM
Best top 3 dogfighting weapons without a doubt are the

1. shvak, accurate and 1 burst exploding ability as far at .80 range.

2. 108 cannon accurate and 1 burst explosive effective up to .50 range

3. the hispano effective up to .40 range with crippling damage from one burst

everything else almost has to be fired under .20 range for it to be effective in one pass.

TgD Thunderbolt56
04-06-2005, 07:56 AM
My preference is the La5 series (any variant) and the Shvak cannon. Retained energy downrange, trajectory etc,...can all be factored but the best is the one you're most successful with. It's hard to argue against the Mk108...especially since the muzzle-blast issue has been corrected.

As in another thread, I still say the tactics used are more important than the implement of destruction.