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tagTaken2
04-01-2006, 10:04 PM
Against ground targets, what is the biggest thing (ship/vehicle) that can be destroyed..

With 303?

With 50-cal? (Doesn't seem to be working on Tiger http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif)

With 20mm?

VW-IceFire
04-01-2006, 10:08 PM
With the .303s and other LMG's...mmm nothing bigger than a truck or flak/artillery pieces.

With the .50cal basically the same targets but quicker. Also effective on turrets on ships...but they take quite a beating. Some light tanks can be destroyed by concentrated .50cal fire. Japanese tanks for instance...

20mm will take down the wooden japanese fishing trawler as its largest target. Some tanks will succumb to certain 20mm cannons from certain angles. You can take out Panzer III and IV's (depends on the model) from a very high angle using a 20mm ShVAK. But its not for the feint of heart...and its hard. I know that at convergence and with multiple hits you can get a Panzer III or IV with the Tempest or any similarly armed 4 cannon Hispano aircraft. Again...not easy and it has to be a good diving pass from the rear.

Akronnick
04-01-2006, 10:13 PM
.50BMG will kill tigers (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/Panthera_tigris_tigris.jpg)...

But leave them alone, they're endangered ya'know

tagTaken2
04-01-2006, 10:18 PM
Hmm... but the ship parts aren't cumulative, right? All I could do is damage their capacity to harm me?

I've been having trouble with the fishing boats and 20mm, but I think that can be put down to my terrible shooting.

Otherwise, having a blast with beaufighter in pacific. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Archer_F4U
04-02-2006, 08:45 AM
When you're strafing ships, what can you destroy? The AA turrets or any turret?

Also, using 20mm cannons against the fishing boats, how much ammo do you need to hit with to damage/destroy them? I've strafed them with Beaufighters before, but never seen any visible damage http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

LEBillfish
04-02-2006, 09:00 AM
Originally posted by tagTaken2:
With 50-cal? (Doesn't seem to be working on Tiger http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif)

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

VW-IceFire
04-02-2006, 09:23 AM
RE: Fishing boats (Japanese boat only)...if you fly a Beaufighter and open up with all guns for about 2 or 3 seconds the ship will be destroyed. You have to hit it with basically every shot for that long for it to get the ship but its doable.

If you can find a human buddy online...you can probably do the same if you fly P-39s or P-63's and repeatedly hit the ship at the same time in a single pass.

tagTaken2
04-02-2006, 09:43 PM
I'd like to see some sort of points system for partial damage of ships. If you put a full load of 303 into a *fishing boat*, it may not sink, but it's not going to be very usable for a while. Same with strafing the bridge of a freighter, or torpedo boat. 30-40 points out of a possible 250?

Now onto the heavier ordnance. Sunk freighter last night with 2*100 pounders... this seems a bit optimistic.

Doug_Thompson
04-02-2006, 09:55 PM
What are you flying? Sounds like a Beaufighter. If you're flying an A-20 with a lot of .50-cal in the nose, that makes a difference.

tagTaken2
04-02-2006, 10:11 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Doug_Thompson:
What are you flying? QUOTE]

Alternating b/w beaufighter, mosquito, buffalo and spit. Built a kickarse escort/bomber mission on pacific island, lots of targets, and I've been changing the spawn times of japanese fighters, so I'm never quite sure when they're going to pop out.

wintergoose
04-03-2006, 03:34 AM
This weekend I just watched some films on CDs I have from WWII in the pasific.

Smaler Jap tankers and cargoships was sunked by means of 0.5 caliber from flalttop fighters.
It was a filmsecuense showing how they were loading the amunitionsbelts with 0.5 for the fighters. And they were using different type of amunitions. I mean I saw 3 types of bullets.


It also blow up ships loaded with amunition and explosivers.

That was the fact, but this we can not do in the SIM. To bad.

Freakbrother
04-03-2006, 05:12 AM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
20mm will take down the wooden japanese fishing trawler as its largest target.

Not correct, you can also sink all torpedoboats, MFP, russian MO-4,...

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/2391/boats5bh.th.jpg (http://img115.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boats5bh.jpg)

tagTaken2
04-06-2006, 08:10 PM
Been in Deadwood for the last few nights, great series http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

If I can damage (lots of black smoke) a submarine with .303, has anyone sunk one? Or is this just damage of the gun emplacement?