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  1. This has happened to me too. When I get stuck in the mud I use the reverse thrusters to rock it back and forth until I get enough momentum to get out. It sounds like I'm joking, but I'm not.
  2. icuham

    A-29 Super Tucano

    As @Rudel_chw mentioned, A-4 mod was the one I began messing with while trying to understand how to add them myself. The A-4 luas define the gunpod with what seems to be locations for the muzzle and shell ejection. The A-4 also requires a secondary arming panel for the gunpod beyond the "guns" switch so some additional complications there that might mean the HIPEG isn't a good base to start from... I stopped trying to modify things when I realized I would need to add the guns into the MFD logic and couldn't quickly sort out the connection from the MFD to the weapon. Wikipedia, for what it
  3. icuham

    A-29 Super Tucano

    Has anyone added gun pods to the A-29 yet? Would the MFD's SMS page need to be adapted to recognize/implement a gun pod? Anyone have experience with this?
  4. Yeah, so with drag factored it looks like that's getting much more realistic than the current model.
  5. I'm using this calculator for the trajectory: https://amesweb.info/Physics/Projectile-Motion-Calculator.aspx Trusting it's math... I used 2760 ft/s Vo (841m/s), 30* launch angle (based on this solution: https://www.calculator.net/triangle-calculator.html?vc=&vx=3000&vy=&va=90&vz=5000&vb=&angleunits=d&x=47&y=7), 0m initial altitude, 3000m final altitude, earths gravity. This results in a final velocity of 805m/s. (A vertical vector of 342m/s and a horizontal vector of 728m/s.) Flight time of 7.8s. If drag is slowing the shell further (con
  6. Historical fuze timing variance for 88m is detailed in a report available here: https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953461.pdf This report details a chart in Fig. 1A which gives tested variance between fuze setting and burst delay. A fuze setting near 0s yields an error of near 0s, but a fuze setting of 26s yields a variance in burst delay of >5s. After the shell has traveled 26s it's velocity will still be hundreds of meters per second dependent on angle of fire (say ~550m/s as an example calculated on a ~60* firing angle, with 2760ft/s initial velocity) . Thus, the pl
  7. Additional track files for a comparison of ammunition types CM/HE/AG/No Tracer. Results showed explosions present in all ammo types despite most presumed ammunition loadout mixtures not having explosive ammunition. (Assumptions: CM - 1x Brandgranate (Leuchtspur?), 1x panzergranate (Leuchtspur?) presumed, HE - some mix of Pzgr. (L'Spur), Br. (L'Spur) with Sprenggranate (L'Spur), AG - Panzergranate & Pzgr. L'Spur possibly w/ Br. (L'Spur), No Tracer - Panzergranate, possibly with Brandgranate (both w/o L'Spur)) The assumption of CM including AP(-T) & API(-T) being based on st
  8. So.... we'll stick with my numbers then, cool. Can you post your test tracks to help with the research please?
  9. The comparison is between 13mm and 30mm. There's no need to confuse the issue. Compare HE to HE! I read your posts and the study, I'm finding it difficult to follow your logic as it relates to this bug report... You started by saying a 13mm gun is more similar to a 20mm gun than a 12.7mm gun based on the use of HE ammunition, but provide no quantification of the difference, just 'design'. So I quantified the difference in HE material to show you that a 30mm shell has delivers 50x more energy at the point of detonation. (Remember, this bug is about the 13mm causing damage to the pi
  10. Perfect! So we've arrived at a common baseline to reference and we can leave these statistics for ED to consider. The 'dangerousness' of the 13mm HE ammo is clearly quantified in the paper and we can stop throwing subjective statements. Here was the conclusions of the paper, once again. Note the columns DAMAGE and ENERGY SCORE. Based on our mutually agreeable data source, a single 13mm HE should cause about 6% of the damage of a 30mm round (13mm AP should be <5%) while a single .50 bullet should cause about 8% of the damage of a 30mm round factoring in the combined kinetic + ch
  11. Harmonization plays absolutely no role in whether or not a 13mm or .303 creates explosive damage effects.
  12. Here’s an article which quantifies the energy to account for kinetic and chemical energy and compares directly: https://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&file=print&kid=483&page=1 I still don’t see a substantial difference between 12.7x99 and 13x64.... So 1 MG131 is roughly equivalent to 1 M2.
  13. The amount of explosive is an incredibly small fraction no matter how you try to position it. (Does the default DCS CM belt even have HE? The references above note an explosion at 700m, we don't witness this with 13mm do we?) It simply shouldn't create a similar effect to 30mm, yet the pilot of the target aircraft experiences this in the effects, particularly the pilot health model and control surfaces. The other tell tale sign is that the engine doesn't experience the same effect. It suffers much more damage from a 30mm shell than a 13mm. If 13mm HE was the explanation then ho
  14. Are you sure you aren't thinking of a MG151/15? The MG131 has even less kinetic energy than a Browning M2... It's HE shells aren't useful for much more than spotting... They have less than 1/10 of the explosive in a 15mm shell and 1/50 of the explosive in a 30mm. Do you think that will knock out a pilot or kill them in the explosion? The only thing smaller is the .303 rounds on the Spit (which also shouldn't explode): MG131: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_131_machine_gun "13 mm AP-T (Pzgr. L'Spur) - 710 m/s, projectile mass 38.5 grams (594 gr), muzzle energy 989 m/k
  15. It is much weaker against the engine. It seems somewhat weaker against systems in so far as it doesn’t affect systems far from the impact zone, but seems significantly more damaging than other machine gun rounds to local systems. And the point of the bug report is primarily the impact to pilot health. The presence of explosion effects (sound/visual effect/pilot concussion effect) indicates the 13mm may be affecting the pilot specifically in a way that’s very different from other machine guns. What did you find upon testing this @amazingme? Did you witness explosions and concussions as a p
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