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Old 05-18-2018, 01:36 AM
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Wasnt the goal of the larger 37 and 50mm guns to be able to fire from outside the bombers defensive fire range? same for the wrfr rockets. With the 37mm gun if the shells were time fused they could either hit and detonate or burst at designated distance like flak, but these had no way to fuse while in flight??. just seems odd to have that monster gun and no proper sight picture.
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:56 PM
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Wasnt the goal of the larger 37 and 50mm guns to be able to fire from outside the bombers defensive fire range? same for the wrfr rockets. With the 37mm gun if the shells were time fused they could either hit and detonate or burst at designated distance like flak, but these had no way to fuse while in flight??. just seems odd to have that monster gun and no proper sight picture.
You are right about the wrfr rockets.

But, I believe that most of the larger cannons were meant to be ground attack or anti-shipping weapons. The exception was the 37mm gun which occasionally was used as an anti-bomber weapon.

The Ju-88P series, which could carry a 37mm (1 or 2), 50mm, or even 75mm cannon and was built in small numbers could be used in an anti-bomber or anti-shipping role. It was determined that it didn't perform well in either role.

Strangely, the Nazis never developed air-to-ground rockets to the same extent that the Allies did, despite developing excellent rocket-propelled man-portable AT weapons in the form of the Panzerschreck. I guess they were unimpressed by the performance of early war Soviet rockets.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:12 PM
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Early February 1945 the following units flew with Panzerschreck;

8./SG 1, 6./SG 2, 4./SG 3, 5./SG 77 (Pz.Schreck) -
(indeed there is also one report that says 6./SG 3 had Pz.Schreck but it does not list 4./SG 3 also, maybe a typo?)


The following units had Panzerblitz;

III./SG 4 (all three Staffeln), 13.(Pz)/SG 151, 1.(Pz)/SG 9 (Pz.Blitz).
It seems that II./SG 151 had mainly Pz.Blitz but also a few Pz.Schreck Fw 190. Early Feb 1945 also 3.(Pz)/SG 9 was transferring to Pz.Blitz (completed mid March).
This was followed in early March 1945 with transferring first 3./SG 1, 9./SG 77 & 6./SG 1 to Pz. Blitz. planned to be followed by 3./SG 77, 3./SG 4, 3./SG 3 & 6./SG 4.

http://falkeeins.blogspot.co.uk/2012...erschreck.html
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:14 PM
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The Bf 110 G-2 manual says that the Bk 3,7 was zeroed at 800m. It should be hitting at the reticle centre at 340m and 800m, and 42cm high at 600m.

Manuals available here

The relevant graph is in 'Bf 110 G-2-R Teil 8 A.pdf', page 30

Using the bottom of the sight ring works ok in game but it would be better having it as they originally used them.
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Old 05-19-2018, 05:11 PM
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Have you set cannon to 800m in the arming screen ?
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:49 PM
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Yes, cannon are set to 800m. I've been testing on ground targets and in the air against C47s and empty B17s to keep it simple. I get consistent hits using the bottom of the sight-ring at ranges from about 700m down to 300m.

Sight-picture at 500m, this was a hit:

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