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View Full Version : v1.0 Open Beta Why don't the CAS Huey door guns face forward?


StevenSqueelberg
2013-07-03, 21:31
I thought in RL the door guns can face completely forward and can even be controlled by the pilot.

Eddie Baker
2013-07-04, 01:35
I thought in RL the door guns can face completely forward and can even be controlled by the pilot.

Theoretically, GAU-17 miniguns (since they are electrically fired, unlike the GAU-16 or M240) are able to fired by one of the pilots from the fixed, forward position, but this information comes from a Marine Huey crew-chief who used to frequent the forum.

The range of motion was full foreward and 90degrees aft. The guns were never fired in the fixed foreward position. The gun mounts were handled roughly and the electrical attachments were always broken.

The reason we never fired the GAU-17 in the fixed fwd position is that the cannon plug on the DAS mount was ALWAYS broken by someone stepping on it. I think my pilots only fired it once fwd, but it was cause the other crewchief held the gun fwd.