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Old 05-12-2019, 09:59 AM   #1
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Default PK-3 Gun Pods damage against infantry?

Is there a bug with the PK-3 gun pods?

When I hose infantry groups with it, they get eg 1% damage. That doesn't seem realistic.

If a person gets hit anywhere with even a single round of 7.62, they are going to be out of action. If the hit is center mass or head, the person would be dead. They might survive a hit on the limbs, or extremities, but they would be pretty badly wounded - probably combat ineffective.

Can someone shed some light on this?
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Old 05-12-2019, 12:12 PM   #2
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I don't know, but a few things sprang to mind.


1. I wonder how it compares to other 7.62 cal rounds fired with other aircraft? I can't think of anything off the top of my head, but perhaps there is something else which could be used to do a similar test? That at least would confirm if the problem is the infantry or the PK-3.



2. DCS has a long-term on-going programme to upgrade the damage model. Although it is still a long way off from completion, it may be that this will be improved in future.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:39 AM   #3
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I'm sorry I don't know how the Pk compares against others 762. I don't own any such aircraft. Hopefully someone else can come in on that?

Looking forward to further Ed updates to damage model

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Old 05-14-2019, 01:27 PM   #4
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In my experience they've been very ineffective for a long time already. It's probably a bug, since you really can't kill anything with them.
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:09 PM   #5
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Have they fixed this yet?
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:49 PM   #6
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Sounds like your typical weapons "balancing" you get in FPS games.


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Old 06-19-2019, 05:15 PM   #7
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Quote:
typical weapons "balancing"
Nope. The guns are broken, not "balanced".
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Old 06-21-2019, 03:31 PM   #8
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The UH-1H M134 minigun IIRC is a 7.62mm round and it takes infantry down fairly easily. Also dont have a big problem with destroying light armored tanks and APCs with them either. Is this 7.62 warsaw ammo 7.62x39 or 7.62x54?
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Nice point and good question ! But even 7.62x39 ought to take down infantry . Trucks as well . The round has a AP penetrator core .
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:01 PM   #10
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Interesting thread. It got me to do some science.

I put an E-3A up in the sky to see how many 7.62 bullets were needed to bring it down.

In one attempt, 1400+ rounds and it was still flying. It tends to go down after around 1200ish usually. If you aim for the engines, it will drop faster.
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