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Old 01-06-2018, 03:23 PM   #21
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You have to outright destroy the vehicle which is a tall order for the gun alone. It is possible but it's gonna take up most of gun ammo, if not all of it.
That is not my experience. In the mission linked above I've been able to kill 16 tanks with the GAU-8 without reloading.
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:08 AM   #22
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That is not my experience. In the mission linked above I've been able to kill 16 tanks with the GAU-8 without reloading.

It depends of MBT's type. I've also learned to kill tanks with GAU-8 pretty easy, and i can say that i' m good pilot. But this depends ot tanks type. If tanks are T-90's you will be out of ammo before kill 16 T-90's ...

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Old 01-08-2018, 10:12 PM   #23
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because the gau8 isnt a godly insta kill 1 hit Gatling Cannon like American history Channel makes it out to be.

Gau8 Still requires top down attacks against Turret Roof or its Engine Deck to reliably penetrate them. ( even against older traditional Steel Tanks like T55 and T62)

Here is the A10 pilots colouring book from 1977

https://imgur.com/gallery/fd4sK

Generally speaking the only vehicles that the gau8 will cut through like Swiss cheese at any angle of attack on any part of its Silhouette will be lighter armored type like BMP IFV's or Personnel Carriers.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:19 AM   #24
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EDIT: I'm personally a fan of the 75mm gun mounted in the nose of the B-25G in WW2. It saw quite a bit of action in the Pacific theater.

It sure did, but almost all of that was against shipping.
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The current issue lies with the accuracy / dispersion of the GAU-8 in DCS. The dispersion value is far too high and has been demonstrated to be more times than I care to mention. The USAF has run numerous evaluations on the performance of the GAU-8 and it's all documented and public information so there's no excuse for it's current state.
I have been within two hundred yards of impact of dozens of A-10 gun runs. The dispersion area is very compact. The rounds do stay in a tight pattern, the whole point of the PAC system was to make this happen and yes I do not believe round dispersion is correctly modeled for the A-10C in DCS World. That's not the only issue however. I have had bomb hits within a foot or two of APC's in DCS and the target was not destroyed. That would not be the case real world.
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If someone confused CEP-50 with CEP-80 (or CEP-90) concept or intial/eventual dispersion or bench/live or even triangular/Gaussian distribution figures that could explain a moderate difference in gun performance.

Penetration at normal firing range (0.5-0.7nm) is only 30-80mm which you must compare to T-series armor which can be up to 300mm in places.
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That would not be the case real world.
Well, a 155mm artillery shell is deadly to a MBT from 30-50m range, so what would a 250kg bomb do?

We just don't yet have fragmentation modeling or even random calculation, that renders bombs, rockets and missiles ineffective or even unsuitable for tasks designed.
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Look this https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.p...16#post3353516 .... Huey guns have more power than A10...wtf?
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Look this https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.p...16#post3353516 .... Huey guns have more power than A10...wtf?
Those aren't tanks.


The problem with the GAU-8 isn't power, it's that the dispersion appears to be too high.
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