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Pastorius
12-18-2003, 04:13 PM
I think that in old IL2 you were able to damage and destroy the tail and rudder with the rear gun if you did not take care, in Stuka.

It was possible in real combat to damage your own plane if you did not aim well ?

Thanks a lot.

Jose

Pastorius
12-18-2003, 04:13 PM
I think that in old IL2 you were able to damage and destroy the tail and rudder with the rear gun if you did not take care, in Stuka.

It was possible in real combat to damage your own plane if you did not aim well ?

Thanks a lot.

Jose

Bearcat99
12-18-2003, 04:15 PM
I agree......that was one of the things that sold me on IL2.....there were so many but that was one.... The first time I tried to man the rear gun I wound up shooting my tail off...LOL It would be nice to bring that back in a future add on...along with manual mix control on the American planes...

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adlabs6
12-18-2003, 04:18 PM
I remember the first time I was shooting like wild at a Mig3 from the gunner seat, and much to my suprise, the holes appeared. Great stuff. I haven't tried in the newest patch.

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Another_Cynic1
12-18-2003, 04:59 PM
I'm not sure how flexible mgs worked, but I suspect care was require not to hit your own aircraft. I know turret mounted guns had electrical contacts working on cams which would not allow the guns to fire while pointed at your own aircraft.

NegativeGee
12-18-2003, 05:09 PM
Some flexible defensive armament incorporated features to prevent the weapon being pointed at part of the plane. He-111 H-20s equipped with MG-81Z beam weapons had metal struts attached on the outside of the fuselage to prevent the gun being pointed at the wing for example.

Still, most flexible weapons seem to have relied on the operators discretion to avoid damage to their own plane, as opposed to the (for example) solenoid cut-out systems that many powered turrets used.

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