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Catandra
01-11-2005, 09:34 PM
Question for ya all... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Do the machine guns and cannon of aircraft have any effect on ships? It appears that only bombs and torpedoes can do anything in the sim which, if so, is extremely unrealistic.

Does anyone know the answer?

J_Weaver
01-11-2005, 09:42 PM
As for mg's no. Some have said that the heavy cannons can sink some of the smaller ships, but I haven't tested it myself.

BaldieJr
01-11-2005, 09:46 PM
Quite easy to do with .50's if the ship is on a road (not dirt). Just ricochet your bullets off the ashpalt into the soft underbelly of the ship.

noshens
01-11-2005, 09:52 PM
you can think smaller ships and submarines with the cannnon of me262a/u

ElAurens
01-11-2005, 09:59 PM
Ships in FB/AEP/PF have very simplistic damage models. Typically the best you can do with aerial gunnery is to disable AAA guns on ships. Unlike real life, where thin skinned merchantmen and un-armored naval vessels could sustain crippling damage via aerial guns.

HotelBushranger
01-11-2005, 10:46 PM
.50 cals might sink wooden ships, but cannons can sink ships for sure, in PF.

NavyFlyer
01-11-2005, 11:11 PM
Well FWIW, IRL .50 cals did manage to blow some metal ships out of the water in WW2. I haven't seen the guncam footage on TV for awhile now, but it does appear in the movie The Tuskeegee Airmen.

Athosd
01-11-2005, 11:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Catandra:
Question for ya all... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Do the machine guns and cannon of aircraft have any effect on ships? It appears that only bombs and torpedoes can do anything in the sim which, if so, is extremely unrealistic.

Does anyone know the answer? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

.50 cal MGs can destroy any (non armoured) vessel up to the size of the Fishing Trawler - for that and bigger targets they can only take out the open gun positions.

20mm cannon can sink the Trawler and some larger patrol vessels - but have no real effect on Freighters +

30mm HE is no more effective than 20mm (bigger bursting charge but generally low penetration).

37mm+ AP rounds can destroy Freighters.

Cheers

Athos

fordfan25
01-11-2005, 11:17 PM
actully the yamoto was sunk by a 50. cal.alot of people dont know this but the true story of how the super battle ship yamoto was realy destroyed. what truly happend was the yamoto was not on a mission to be run a ground. it was on a super secret mission to shell the harbor at panma but on rout it was spoted by a lone pby. Now this pby had just been jumed not 5 min earlyer by a zero and had used up all it ammo ecept one single round in its nose gun. from 5000 FT the nose guner not even knowing he had a round in his .50 cal lifted his hand to pick his nose and bumbed the trgger wich fired the round. the round struck the uper most 18inch turrent and rickoshade into the bridge where it begain bouncing around the inside of thecommand center killing the entire bridge crew. as the helmsmen was hit he fell and spun the helm wheel wich threw the mighty and costly ship off course right onto a shallow reef never to be under way again. so the point of this story ....the .50s in this game are under moddled http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

AlmightyTallest
01-11-2005, 11:23 PM
LOL..... Slow night eh fordfan? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

fordfan25
01-11-2005, 11:35 PM
you have NO idea lol. Of course every night is slow for me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif