Kurios, on 15 November 2011 - 10:34 PM, said:
Thats a broken assumption you know.... Your talking about 4 different weapon systems. Mounted at 4 separate points. Each one has to traverse to the target, ect, ect... especially as your point blank mark isnt even going to be at the same "angle..." So you got a computer system that attempts to put the guns onto your target curser. Though, I guess if you really think you are the ****, you could try to aim 4 guns yourself. But I think the computer ~just~ might do a better job then you at it. And even it isnt perfect. Ill think about drawing you diagrams and such if you think that im just making some bullshit up. But feel free to look at sterographic vision, Its a similiar problem... But in reverse. ( ie, you arnt trying to aim the cameras. Just make a 3d image with them. ). So yah. They actually are going to spread. At least a little. Theres alot of movement going on on those weapons mounts. it isnt like your rifle. (which, by the way, doesnt always shoot where the sight points, but thats another discussion. If you really care to know about that, go read rifle reviews in a shooting mag. They talk about scatter to. and thats RL. )
So some points:
Unstable firing platform.
Weapons arnt perfect to began with
Weapons dont have same Point of View on target.
A computer aims. Not you. (kinda)
Next time, try to quote the right message. i'll do it for you:
"And about the accuracy of 4 lasers... even a 70's decade tank can aim the main cannon and the coaxial machinegun at the same point. i don't see any reason to make a X X X century war machine unable to do it... even by mechanical systems."
Again, aiming with four guns at once at the same point... even an old dumpster like an M47 can do it... but i guess you ignore what the term "Coaxial weapon" means:
A coaxial mount
is mounted beside the primary weapon and thus points in the same general direction as the main armament, relying in the turret's ability to traverse in order to change arc. The term coaxial
is a misnomer
as the arrangement is actually paraxial (i.e., parallel axes, as opposed to the same axis
Nearly all main battle tanks
and most infantry fighting vehicles
have a coaxial machine gun
mounted to fire along a parallel axis to the main gun. Coaxial weapons are usually aimed by use of the main gun control. It is usually used to engage infantry
or other "soft" targets when the main gun collateral damage would be excessive, or to conserve main gun ammunition.
Some weapons such as the M40 recoilless rifle
and the LAW 80
have a smaller caliber spotting rifle
mounted in coaxial
fashion on the weapon's barrel, which allows the operator to visualise where the primary weapon's projectile will hit.
That said, i guess you're not thinking the gunner of a tank is aiming at the targer through the cannon, ¿don't you? the aiming visor is installed in other place of the vehicle, and they don't use to miss. And of course, i guess you aren't thinking the gunner's got to aim the machinegun and the cannon separately. they move together, using electrical engines to move the gun up and down to aim at the same point the cannon is aiming.
The only point i agree with you is that there's a lot of movement going on, but even an M1 abrahams can fire while moving with an evil accuracy... and it's been made the last century.
Edited by Caballo, 15 November 2011 - 10:57 PM.