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MR.X`

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#1 13 years ago

Just formally suggesting this now, after reading that thread in the General Dicussion regarding this AA gun. Like someone overthere said, this Sweedish gun was used by both Axis and Allied forces throughout the war. While reading Death Traps, I found several references to this wepon being used on the German side to defend industrial and transportation targets such as bridges. So I propose that the Bofors gets introduced to the Axis armory now. As far as I know, not nearly as many were in service as the Verling or the various 30mm guns, but it would still be great to see this gun in the hands of the Whermacht, er, Luftwaffe! (All AA crews wore Luftwaffe uniforms, I'm sure most of you guys know this, but just to be sure...)




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#2 13 years ago

Agreed, im sick of those impotant/useless flak38 (german bofor?) things, cant hit anything and if you do its ineffective :(




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#3 13 years ago

Flak 30/38 was a 20mm that was obsolete at the beginning of the war. It was developed from a WW1 AA gun.

The Vierling was simply 4 Flak38s, and proved to be much more effective given the volume of fire it could produce. Axis needs an intermediate AA between the 88mm and the 20mm guns it has. The Ostwind has a MK103 30mm gun that was used in single placements that would be appropriate for later war maps. Copying the Bofors though would not be as cool as getting a new AA gun.

Also, Russia needs AA. They had several 20-30mm guns used in this aspect that would be appropriate.




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#4 13 years ago
The 13th RaptorAgreed, im sick of those impotant/useless flak38 (german bofor?) things, cant hit anything and if you do its ineffective :(

I dunno, I do better with them than Bofors. And they sound cool, too :D




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#5 13 years ago
SkipsterI dunno, I do better with them than Bofors. And they sound cool, too :D

They sound better, yes, like the Ostwinds. But i have alot of trouble hitting anything with them, unless they are flying right at me, and usually by then im dead :p




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#6 13 years ago
OhioanFlak 30/38 was a 20mm that was obsolete at the beginning of the war. It was developed from a WW1 AA gun. The Vierling was simply 4 Flak38s, and proved to be much more effective given the volume of fire it could produce. Axis needs an intermediate AA between the 88mm and the 20mm guns it has. The Ostwind has a MK103 30mm gun that was used in single placements that would be appropriate for later war maps. Copying the Bofors though would not be as cool as getting a new AA gun. Also, Russia needs AA. They had several 20-30mm guns used in this aspect that would be appropriate.

As cool? No. As effective? NO! That bad boy can take down a fighter in at most three shots nearly every time.




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#7 13 years ago

Whatever i try i cant get the lead down on that flak 30/38, ive watched the explosions on passing planes but im not doing any damage.




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#8 13 years ago

Yeah I think the tracers are misrepresented. Just aim it like you would a machine gun and you should have more success.

The MK103 on the Ostwind is a 2-hit kill for most fighters. The 40mm Bofors is a 1-hit kill for most fighters. I don't see much of a difference since the MK103 has a much higher muzzle velocity and would be easier to use.




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#9 13 years ago

The Soviets built a ZP-39 M-1939 37mm AA gun based on the bofors. It also loooked alot like the Western Allies 40mm bofors.

The Soviets sold the M1939 and China manufctured it as the Type 55 37mm AA gun. 37gun3.jpgm1939_DNST9208063.jpgm1939_DFST9208967.jpg




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#10 13 years ago

The bofors the soviets are using should be renamed, it would mask the whole placeholder thing. Talking about soviet AA.. What about an anti-aircraft truck for the soviets? They used a lot of them i think.