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Offline flakbait

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Recoil When Firing
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2001, 03:26:00 PM »
Here's the recoil figures for an Ns-37 cannon, since we're getting one in 1.06:

Gun weight: 330.69 lbs
Muzzle velocity: 2952 ft/sec
Shell weight: 25.72 oz
Rate of fire: 260 rounds/min
Muzzle energy: 217,692 ft-lbs
Recoil velocity: 18.991 ft/sec
Recoil energy: 194.067 ft-lbs

As a reference, a 240 grain bullet from a .44 Remington Magnum kicks with a force of 14.44 ft-lbs.

Right about now having a calculation for powder volume would help a lot. Since just about every large caliber shell has a bottle-neck it's difficult to figure the exact volume it can hold. I'll post more when I find the info.

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Offline -duma-

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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2001, 04:25:00 PM »
Jig, you sure they didn't just have the PT throttle down a bit? Unless it's on full you won't get the full Death Blossom effect.

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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2001, 02:34:00 AM »
Nope. My old machine was apparently special.

I had both running side by side today and couldn't get the same results be executing the same thing.


Another articfical handicap maybe?  


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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2001, 02:47:00 AM »
One thing that constantly surprises me is chogs climbing up to my 109G10 in a zoom climb, firing their 4 cannon all the way up and still coming nearly up to my level. Or at least hight enough that when I stall and drop they end up above me. This makes no sense whatsoever. The 109G10 outclimbs chog by a bunch and I never try climbing over one unless im pulling away and have good seperation. Something must be wrong if a poor climber like chog doesnt get affected by this force in real combat.


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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2001, 08:18:00 AM »
I've seen it also Grun the chog has now an amazing zoom ability. Even when the laser cannons are in full blast power.

I may 4 eyes but you only have on wing


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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2001, 09:14:00 AM »
read a refrence about c hog main thing the guy noticed was she lost speed in a dive when firing . hey but funked god of math says its right , but then he always does. dosent he


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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2001, 10:10:00 AM »
Towd you are either a liar or you don't read very many of my posts.  I find fault with this game quite frequently.

But the recoil (at least on the P-51D) is correct.

The reason my calculations usually agree with the HTC model is not because I am cooking up numbers to make them look good, as you have insinuated.  The reason is that HTC do a damn good job on most of the vehicle dynamics in the game.

You can't keep classifying people as cheerleaders just because they disagree with you.

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