Started by comrade harps, December 24, 2020, 09:44:55 PM
Quote from: McColm on December 25, 2020, 02:13:06 AMYou could stick it in the nose, like the A-10 .
Quote from: Sport21ing on December 25, 2020, 04:02:43 AMI myself think that the cannons are too powerful for the Dakota, but racks for bombs could be possible
Quote from: comrade harps on December 25, 2020, 01:33:38 AMA 40mm pompom quad in the open cargo door would work.
Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on December 25, 2020, 03:13:30 PMQuote from: comrade harps on December 25, 2020, 01:33:38 AMA 40mm pompom quad in the open cargo door would work. The quad mount weighed just under 9 tons, far beyond the C-47's payload capacity, and it's large. A complete round of ammunition, case and projectile, weighs about three pounds. With a rate offire of about 100 rounds per minute times four guns, one minute of firing would require 1,200rounds at a weight of 3,600 lbs. Even if you cobble up some sort of "lighweight" mount it's stillgoing to be very heavy and bulky. The overall length of each separate gun is 8' 6", the DC-3/C-47fuselage is only a little over 6' in diameter at it widest point and less at the cargo door where therear fuselage is already tapering.Chris's suggestion of a COW gun has possibilities, bearing mind it was manually loaded, it did however lead to the 40mm S Gun, but both are long, the S having an overall length of 9'9".The water-cooled Vickers .50 MG was available in fairly large quantities as some versions had already been listed as obsolete. The LRDG mounted them on the 30-cwt trucks. The Royal Navy Mk. III hadthe highest maximum rate of fire at 700 rpm (150 to 200 being a practical rate) and it was designed to be fired via remote control. Ammunition was disintegrating belts in 200 round drums. The guns wereused in vertical quad-mounts and twin-mounts - horizontal (side-by-side) and vertical (superposed).Unmounted Mk. III.http://navweaps.com/Weapons/WNBR_5-62_mk3.phphttps://vickersmg.blog/the-guns/#5inchThere's a reason that the C-47 was soon suprseded by larger aircraft in the gunship role, it wasvery limited in what could be carried.
Quote from: comrade harps on December 25, 2020, 03:49:32 PMI might stick with my 4 .50 cal Brownings. Maths!
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