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Ohioan

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#1 14 years ago

Just a suggestion:

The Jap 25mm AA emplacements were almost always in groups of 3 cannons. The French used them in 2-cannon emplacements but the Japs always had 3. I suggest you alter the Jap AA to have 3 of the Hotchkiss guns instead of 2, for realism's sake.




D-Fens

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#2 14 years ago

Seems like the French mostly used it as a single gun. http://www.wwiitechpubs.info/barrack/inf-francaise/aa-fr-25mm-ca-mle-38/aa-fr-25mm-ca-mle-38-br.html The japs used it alot in triple mounts, don't think they had it always as you say. Obviously the current model is based on something..




Dime_a_Dozen

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#3 14 years ago

Well, the dual mount was the most common mount on carriers at the time of the Battle of Midway. Japanese AA was poor at best, both in quality and number I think. This gun faired poorly against the 40mm Bofors and was more like the 20mm Oerlikon. Taking this all into account, I think it was a safe bet to model the dual mount instead. The triple likely would need a redo. Having them in ground mounts is somewhat inaccurate or at least not representative. The Type 88 75mm was the most common AA, the rest being smaller calibers than 25mm I believe.




Myrddraal

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#4 14 years ago

On rabaul the Japanese had quite a few big AA guns 128mm IIRC.




Orange

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#5 14 years ago
Dime_a_DozenJapanese AA was poor at best, both in quality and number I think. This gun faired poorly against the 40mm Bofors and was more like the 20mm Oerlikon.

I have a much easier time downing aircraft with the 25mm than the 40mm. The 25mm is a cinch because it has a good rate of fire and is easy to aim. The 40, on the other hand, has a pathetic fire rate and what seems to be a slower round.




Ohioan

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#6 14 years ago

The 25mm was not innefective. A single hit to the wing of a Corsair or a Hellcat would destroy the entire wing. There are pictures in a book I have that I will scan in a few hours. They show not only the triple-mount being used in ground installations but the damage done by 25mm AA hits against allied planes.

You make a good point though, I guess the dual mount was the best idea at the time.




Wonder[FIN]

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#7 14 years ago

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Myrddraal

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#8 14 years ago

That looks good. Looks like a huge poly count though.




Nagato

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#9 14 years ago
GreatGrizzly

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#10 14 years ago

i hate the bofor's slow projectile speed, very hard to hit stuff




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