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(RVO) Longbow

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#1 12 years ago

I noticed that the Bofors has basically become useless in 0.7, it's nearly impossible to use against anything short of a B-17. When I went to the Columbia River Maritime Museum, though, I saw an Oerlikon gun with a glass box sight. I asked my Grandfather, whom I was with, and he said it was an electronic sight. He didn't know that much about it (he worked in the engine room on a destroyer escort), but it definitely intrigued me. I noticed it had those little spikes for a plug, albeit much larger than the ones on today's stuff. What I do know about it is that it made it easier to actually hit your target. I think that the Bofors probably also had this type of sight. It'd be nice to actually have German/Japanese airplanes fear flying over Allied bases because they could be shot down for once. Any other comments?




spartanlegend

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#2 12 years ago

I can't seem to shoot anything down on an AA gun of any kind so I'd love to have a WW2 aimbot.




Mr.Panzerschrek

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#3 12 years ago
(RVO) LongbowI noticed that the Bofors has basically become useless in 0.7, it's nearly impossible to use against anything short of a B-17. When I went to the Columbia River Maritime Museum, though, I saw an Oerlikon gun with a glass box sight. I asked my Grandfather, whom I was with, and he said it was an electronic sight. He didn't know that much about it (he worked in the engine room on a destroyer escort), but it definitely intrigued me. I noticed it had those little spikes for a plug, albeit much larger than the ones on today's stuff. What I do know about it is that it made it easier to actually hit your target. I think that the Bofors probably also had this type of sight. It'd be nice to actually have German/Japanese airplanes fear flying over Allied bases because they could be shot down for once. Any other comments?

it works fine if you know how to lead




Polska

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#4 12 years ago

Bofors do have a constant rate of fire, added with a wider radius of explosion in the air and the ability to take a plane down in 1 or 2 direct hits. The Quad Bofors on Coral Sea are my favorite, those thing just give a whole new meaning to killing airplanes.




Agent_0range

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#5 12 years ago

[COLOR=black]It's true the Bofors AA guns did have electronic predictors when firing at fast moving aircraft. I've dug up a very old post of mine of stuff I found out about different British weapons from my Grandad. He served in the Royal Marines and was posted around the UK on different AA defence batteries before being shipped out to India/Ceylon and then Northern France. I'll have to ask him about the plug that you saw; it may be to power the tracking equipment? I'll post what I find out :D[/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] http://forums.filefront.com/showthread.php?t=192045




Flippy Warbear

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#6 12 years ago

Every single one of the AA guns work like sweet dream in FH. Bofors, Flak's and even the machineguns made for the job work without any problems. Every scale of a Flak, from the smaller ones to vierling and to huge 88, I can down every single one of the enemy planes that come buzzing around. My favorites are 50 caliber machine gun thought. Or vierling. :)




mach1muscle351

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#7 12 years ago

FH AA is strong enough! And easy enough to use. My god. Bofors takes down most planes in 1 hit! I dont know what your problem is with them. Just learn how to use them.




ltn.george.

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#8 12 years ago

yes, but the bofors and the 88 are extremely difficult to shoot at a plain, the bofors shoots at the wrong time when the plane just turns, and the 88 always wisses even if you aim it at a plan who is right above you.




MR.X`

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#9 12 years ago
Mr.Panzerschrekit works fine if you know how to lead

Exactly.

The Bofors that I have seen all had the metal ring sights that FH/BF42 has given them. Changing the sights doesn't mean killing things will be any easier. Just learn to lead your target, and enemy aircraft will drop like flies before you.

And George, if you can't bring down planes with the Bofors or 88, that just means you suck with them. Do you think I got to be so good with tanks overnight? No, I have a ton of practice. Thats the key to doing better.




Frederf

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#10 12 years ago

AA isn't really ment to obliterate every plane that flies over in FH, maybe a third. Approaching a real effectiveness.

I'm pretty good at hitting planes with AA, including the imfamous flak16 (or is that flak18?). Most people despise the flak38 and oddly that what I think I'm best at.

A lot of it does come down to user and how wiley the pilot you're aiming for is. That being said, if the bofors had both iron and electronic version, then I'd love to see both in FH in their appropriate deployments.




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