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#2701 Christopher R Taylor

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:42 PM

Of course, you can only carry about 4 seconds worth of ammo on a motorcycle for a minigun...


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#2702 Surrealone

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:55 AM

And the A10 Warthog can only carry about 10 seconds worth of ammo for its cannon -- but it's still effective for its given role. :)


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#2703 Christopher R Taylor

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:34 PM

They tried vulcans on helicopters in the Vietnam war, but they couldn't carrry enough ammo to fire them for more than a few seconds, so it was pointless.  At a certain point, cyclic rate becomes a drawback unless its one of those Phalanx guns on a ship.  Not gonna run out of ammo any time soon on an aircraft carrier.  They can even make more if they want to.


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#2704 Surrealone

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:06 PM

The trick with the minigun on the motorcycle is to squeeze off about 1/3 second of brrrrp at targets.  It should be more than enough to force control rolls in your targets while the motorcycle dextrously maneuvers around larger vehicles sidelined by its fire to their tires, through windshields, etc.

 

i.e. No long brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp, but something more like well-aimed, short burst brrrp brrrp brrrp's at one or more targets.  Quick bursts to put just enough firepower where it needs to go ... and no more.

 

You can do a lot with a little ammo ... like that.


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#2705 Christopher R Taylor

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:01 PM

I think the firepower might slow your bike down, if not skew it to one side, be tough to control


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