throwaway wrote:GARGEAN wrote: It has ability to fire whole bump of ammo without reload which Shilka(with full load of ammunition on guns) lacks for some magic "reload" reason.
This is easy to mix up, but having a reload is a good thing if real rof is equal. It means the alpha is higher. What would you rather have, a gun that does 1/6hp every second without reloading ever or a gun that does 10hp instantly and then reloads for a minute? A tank that fires 4 shots with a lengthy reload or a tank with perfectly consistent autoloader?
Suppressing stuff is an exception, but it depends on the target and is a niche thing unless we're talking m163cs,
Not exactly that way. One ot even two Shilkas will imflict done damage at plane and then will go to long reload. When they finish reload, plane will be long gone. M163 will shoot at it until it will exit zone, thus making more damage or even downing plane in single hands.
Plus shilka has LOWER real rof with reload that M163 without. Not even same.