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MGs   Small Arms <20mm

Started 9-May by graylion; 9722 views.
graylion

From: graylion

17-May

I concur. If you _can_ be that precise and modify dispersion that strikes me as way better than having to rely on natural dispersion. It gives you more control.

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

18-May

gatnerd said:

Multiple rounds in the same spot seems like it would be very useful against vehicles though.

Yes certainly. AFVs, field fortifications etc.

Its not that the high accuracy is concidered to be a general problem. Its just with the combination of the AHEAD ammo against area targets. This was not forseen during development and now it needs to be fixed or better modified.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

18-May

schnuersi said:

Its just with the combination of the AHEAD ammo against area targets. This was not forseen during development and now it needs to be fixed or better modified

Maybe like an 'area mode' that computes the dispersion of the AHEAD pellets, then jiggles the barrel a little between shots to create the optimal beaten zone of pellets? 

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

18-May

gatnerd said:

Maybe like an 'area mode' that computes the dispersion of the AHEAD pellets, then jiggles the barrel a little between shots to create the optimal beaten zone of pellets?

Something like this is the obvious solution. What they do is not open to the public.

graylion

From: graylion

18-May

Just occurred to me: where is AHEAD ammo being manufactured? Switzerland?

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

18-May

graylion said:

Just occurred to me: where is AHEAD ammo being manufactured? Switzerland?

To my knowldge yes.

graylion

From: graylion

18-May

how ... vexing.

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

18-May

graylion said:

how ... vexing.

This is what happens if corporations merge and the local demand is so low that only one production facility can produce enough to cover the entiry demand worldwide.
Actually it is a good thing that its Swizerland and not some low wage country god knows where.

graylion

From: graylion

18-May

schnuersi said:

graylion said: how ... vexing. This is what happens if corporations merge and the local demand is so low that only one production facility can produce enough to cover the entiry demand worldwide. Actually it is a good thing that its Swizerland and not some low wage country god knows where.

that is admittedly true. But at the moment it does present a problem :(

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

18-May

graylion said:

that is admittedly true. But at the moment it does present a problem :(

AHEAD is most likely the least problematic ammo type in this regard. There are several that are nowadays exclusively manufactured in Swizerland. Which is one of the problems the Germany government faces with the support of Ukraine.
The 20 mm ammo for Marders is such a case for example.

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