Attack helicopters autocannons

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Attack helicopters autocannons

Postby Cpt.Lithuania » Tue 11 Mar 2014 14:46

This is a simple suggestion asking for an increased range on attack helicopter autocannons. Please note that i am not talking about 20mm transport helicopter autocannons but rather the 30mm autocannons on apache, tiger mi28 and ka50.

Currently helicopter autocannons as they are with their 1525 range are almost useless because they will simply just destroy enemy units with their rocket pods or atgms from higher ranges then 2000 meters making them almost pointless. 30mm autocannons mounted on attack helicopters are capable of engaging targets from longer ranges then 2km IRL. Giving helicopter autocannons 1925-2100m range against ground targets would make them significantly more usefull as they would be able to destroy light transports from these ranges thus not having to waste atgms and I believe they would still not be OP because they would not out-range ground based AA and would not be able to damage tanks either.
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Re: Attack helicopters autocannons

Postby Graphic » Tue 11 Mar 2014 14:49

I agree with this.

Also the M230 should have its AP and HE values swapped. It's more of a glorified grenade launcher than an AP autocannon.

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Re: Attack helicopters autocannons

Postby KeyLord » Tue 11 Mar 2014 14:56

Yes, I definitely agree with this. Why should a 30mm autocannon, fired from the air, have less range than a 25mm LAV autocannon? Yes, they are probably much different, but yes it does need analysing. It's also ridiculous that a 50cal mi-24 has even more range than the autocannon.

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Re: Attack helicopters autocannons

Postby Nequit » Tue 11 Mar 2014 14:59

Good idea, but the AP should be dropped to 1, because after the range increase at 1525 m they would get AP 4-5.

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Re: Attack helicopters autocannons

Postby Graphic » Tue 11 Mar 2014 16:09

Off topic discussion split and moved: viewtopic.php?f=104&t=40389
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Re: Attack helicopters autocannons

Postby Mad22 » Tue 11 Mar 2014 16:25

Anyhow back OT I think it works with autocannon having shorter range than the rockets however would be an interesting mod test
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Re: Attack helicopters autocannons

Postby Xeno426 » Tue 11 Mar 2014 18:38

Graphic wrote:I agree with this.

Also the M230 should have its AP and HE values swapped. It's more of a glorified grenade launcher than an AP autocannon.

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Re: Attack helicopters autocannons

Postby trotskygrad » Tue 11 Mar 2014 19:15

they would outrange low range cheese ground AA systems... I think
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Re: Attack helicopters autocannons

Postby Xeno426 » Tue 11 Mar 2014 19:20

trotskygrad wrote:they would outrange low range cheese ground AA systems... I think

Those units were already within rocket range, then, where they died from stunlock.
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Re: Attack helicopters autocannons

Postby Bullfrog » Tue 11 Mar 2014 20:18

I agree, but it could cause manpad or AA in general... over saturation.

idk if that would be a good thing or not
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