This game is pretty much unplayable now. What is the point to fly planes armed with cannons when you shoot enemy planes and get only hit’s? I got my VB.10C-1 in air RB and did shoot down (with universal belt’s) He-111 down. It took ~480 round’s to shoot him down!!
Yeah I know that HS404 are bad but it is a same case with all cannons at the moment!! Why to make new updates and patches when Gaijin don’t FIX even these old issues??
You get some lucky shots sometimes with only couple cannon rounds but mostly you get these 4th of July spark fest!!
From my perspective you need to improve your aim mate. Even with the ridiculous low damage output of all HE belts (except mg 151s) i bet that ~460-470 shells missed. Post replay link if you try to convince me otherwise.
My own aim is quite lousy as i fly with joystick, SFC and instructor off, so i “wobble” like hell. But i prefer to attack with alt advantage and shoot when i got the best hit probability - so in a 90 degree dive on them from direct above.
Ur plane climbs good enough to outclimb any bomber, so you might choose another attack pattern and try to use ground belts, i see a lot of guys daily being very successful with hispanos.
Everybody since real shatter was now “introduced” to 0.50 cals too. Some planes became unplayable with the 20mm “HE update” some months ago.
Use search function with “real shatter”…
This thread might be suited may to distinguish between sparks and intentional low damage output:
I mean the topic is not new, the overall problem gets more obvious if even 3 hits with 57mm shells are not suited to kill a bomber, no idea why the link to this and other “open” bug reports is not working.
For your claim that changing belts has no effect - i disasgree. My US AN/M2 cannons are producing far better results with ground targets belts - with some luck you survive a full broadside of a P61 without significant damage if he uses air target belts.
I strongly recommend to use AP rounds in large caliber stuff.
I tried to play with the 3.3 Ki-102 and the 57mm cannon (HE shells only option) and 3 hits on a Bv 238 produced 2 hits and 1 unspecified crit, the Bv left without smoking or losing parts - totally unimpressed, so i stopped playing this plane.
The 57mm in the T18B has way better ballistics but a lot of planes survived HE hits - the AP rounds helped me to get through the BP challenge without any effort…