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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 05:42 PM
Can someone explain why all the 6 or 8 50 cals on the P51 and the P47 can only be fired when you press both trigger and cannon buttons on the joystick. I have read a few books regarding both aircraft and have not read anywhere that the pilot had 2 triggers. The P40 is fine you pull the trigger and all guns fire, so why this 2 button set up on the P51 and P47.

This is not a moan about the game I still think its the best sim out there.

Will this ever be changed?

Cheers

XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 05:42 PM
Can someone explain why all the 6 or 8 50 cals on the P51 and the P47 can only be fired when you press both trigger and cannon buttons on the joystick. I have read a few books regarding both aircraft and have not read anywhere that the pilot had 2 triggers. The P40 is fine you pull the trigger and all guns fire, so why this 2 button set up on the P51 and P47.

This is not a moan about the game I still think its the best sim out there.

Will this ever be changed?

Cheers

XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 05:50 PM
In real life these planes had selector switches. In the P-51 and P-47 you could select the inner set or the outer set of guns. Unfortunatly FB doesn't have this ability for some reason (most likely they just didn't think about it) and so we have 2 buttons. The Fw-190A's suffer the same problem. In real life you could select the MG's, inner cannons and outer cannons independantly and of course create any desired combination. But in FB you can only fire the outer cannons or the MG's + inner cannons.

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 06:24 PM
As the man says, no selector switches, it worked great in EAW but in FB we will never know.

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 06:31 PM
This allows you to choose appropriate firepower for the target. If your strafing a horse drawn carriage (no-kidding they actually did) you don't need 8 X .50

You can assign your trigger to weapon 1+2 and they will all fire at once. If you like having separate cannon/MG buttons in other AC I would suggest assigning one button to weapon 1 and another button to weapon 1+2. that way you don't have to press two buttons at once and when do you fire cannons w/o MG?

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 10:19 PM
yes, I liked that feature about eaw also, the ability to turn guns on and off. in the tempest V however (which I geeked about in the most) you could not turn off a pair of 20s though. well anyway, what I did in fb was to map out the command fire weapons 1 and 2 to the #1 button (main trigger) of my joystick. dont know why, but it bugged me too that I had to press separate buttons to fire all my guns at once. hahaha it didnt help me though, I miss just as well with all guns firing.

XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 10:27 PM
WOW! It should be save some ammo and will need some extra for self defense in return home way after ground attack.

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 10:48 PM
The seperate firing buttons was used by russian aircraft in the war. That's why.

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Buzz_25th
11-09-2003, 10:51 PM
I've always assigned all the guns to the trigger on every plane.

Get close...short burst with all guns.....move on to next plane.

You'd be surprised how long your ammo lasts like this.

Warning..This doesn't work for the spray and pray crowd.

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XyZspineZyX
11-09-2003, 11:19 PM
Same tactic for me. Get close, burst, and move on.

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 01:03 AM
its fixed in 1.2 beta and 1.2 rc and we can now use staggered convergences which give the .50s more of a punch

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 01:27 AM
yes,so, the P51 inner and outer guns ammo set to 36 sec + 23 sec,
The inner gun 13 sec+ rounds gives you very useful choices, like preview gun tracks before balsting or just use inner 2 gun to down a soft tagets.

XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 08:54 AM
Thanks for th info lads I will tweak my joystick to fire all guns with one trigger pull and see how it feels.

thanks again lads

Zayets
11-10-2003, 08:59 AM
What crate do you play,Buzz?

Zayets out

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