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Old 08-05-2009, 11:46 PM
Abbevilleboy Abbevilleboy is offline
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Originally Posted by David6O3 View Post
That works, but it means you have to get head on passes every time to stand a decent chance of getting a kill, although it is possible to knock out engines as well. Where the .303s really lose out though is against fighters, because a Bf109E with 2x20mm plus 2x7.92mm guns can get crippling snap shots off against a Spitfire or Hurricane, while you need to get very lucky or put a lot of .303 rounds into a Bf109 to get any decent damage.
Yes and that's exactly the problem faced by the RAF during the Battle, but with the much higher rate of fire of the .303s the weight of shot put on target was roughly equal to that of the cannon, albeit without exploding shells!
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