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Topic: What are the calibers of the wing gun and minigun?

9,868 DrunkRaider  2.2 years ago

It was a regular day. I was sitting in the toilet, thinking about upvotes and suddenly a question came to my mind: What are the calibers of the stock wing gun and minigun? As far as I know, no one asked this here previously. But if is, then leave a link to this topic in comments. So, let’s discuss.

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    I apologize. I don't know as much about the Oerlikon as I thought...

    2.2 years ago
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    28.0k ChiChiWerx

    @Jim1the1Squid well, I have, but I never had to worry about it at the altitudes the U-2 flew at. Anyway, the Oerlikon is not a 20mm machine gun, it’s a 20mm anti aircraft cannon...it fires explosive rounds, making it a cannon, not a machine gun. Geez, does anyone check their sources before making statements of fact???

    2.2 years ago
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    Then you've never heard of the Oerlikon 20mms machine gun. It fires at around 240 rounds per minute, and was primarily used for anti aircraft purposes.
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    28.0k ChiChiWerx

    @Jim1the1Squid well, that might make sense except there’s no such thing as a 20 mm machine gun...a .50 cal machine gun exists, and they fire solid ammo...but “20 mm” would make it a cannon firing explosive shells.

    2.2 years ago
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    They're both 20mm Machine guns.
    I would assume that the wing gun is a .50 caliber and the minigun is .38

    2.2 years ago
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    About 30mm

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    28.0k ChiChiWerx

    I’m sure they don’t perfectly correlate to any particular weapon, but have characteristics of several common ones. In my opinion, the wing gun is modeled after the .50 cal M2 Browning machine gun, which was widely used as the standard US aircraft gun until the advent of USAF aircraft cannon armament in the 1950s. But, it could also be modeled after the .30 cal M1919 Browning, which was also widely used as an aircraft gun through WWII. The “Minigun” is probably modeled after either the M134 Minigun or the M61 Vulcan...however, the M134 is a miniaturized M61 designed for standard NATO 7.62mm ammo and used mostly on helis, while the M61 is a 20 mm monster of a rotary cannon and the standard US aerial cannon. The in game Minigun is only slightly larger than the M134, but much heavier, while it’s much smaller and lighter than the M61. But I use the game’s Minigun for all my M61 applications, where I’ll scale it up to be about the right size. For all the in game weapons, they all seem to fire gun type rounds as they don’t inflict the type of damage associated with explosive cannon shells, so another thing I do is XML up the damage from the gun if they’re modeled after cannons.

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    @WarHawk95 yea but the scale most likely isnt accurate when they designed it, if they planned to make a 70-75mm cannon they would not make it exclusively mountable on the wings of aircraft and give it characteristics of a machine gun, like the fire rate etc.

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    31.7k WarHawk95

    @Minecraftpoweer nope
    The scale of the wing gun shows that it's maybe a 70-75mm (quite incredible, yes)

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    I think the wing gun is supposed to be an aircraft mounted m2 browning.... so .50?

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    24.1k NoGoCars

    love your toilet thoughts!

    +10 2.2 years ago