Indeed, it seems counter-intuitive that the gun would be even more accurate at +/- 90° than at the front but this is how Tiger pilots described their gunnery experience in combat. According to Tiger crews, contrary to other gunships (like Apache), the Tiger can perform stabilized shooting not only in front of the gunship, but also on the sides.
Just because the crew says something doesn't mean its true.
An Apache crew pilot lied about the Apache to a video crew in some documentary that the Apache has bulletproof glass, while we know that is not true.
Just because the crew says something doesn't mean its true, look for the facts, Physics have more crediblity than some phony pilot trying to make an advertizment for a product.
Physically it is not possible what the pilot has claimed you know it, i know it everyone with a brain knows that.
Geronimo wrote:If this was true, then it would be forbidden to shoot the gun at high off bore but in reality the crews use the turreted gun at will, so it is obviously false.
This is one of those non-arguments i really hate when people don't know anything better to reply.
I heared such non-arguments dozen of times which were going like "M829A3 was designed to kill all tanks, so if it couldn't kill all tanks they wouldn't use it" sure that's why they are developing M829E4 and that all tanks were designed to withstand HEAT,RPGs,ATGMs,APFSDS has no value as long people see it convenient and suites their case.
This is nothing new to helicopters, Mi-24P when it first got its 30mm Gsch, it caused trouble, it caused even cracks to the frontal holding system and the virbation were transported to the fuselage and reduced the fuselages lifetime, this was later fixed by using reinforced rubber and a poofing zone between holding system of the cannons barrel and the fuselage connection to the gun.
Just because something makes trouble doesn't mean the military will let go it, hell even the F-35 which is least promising and so far a total failure for every single goal they gave to it is still alive and it doesn't function at all.
Werewolf wrote: the azimuth to the helicopter itself is not 90° but more like 20° which still has some stabilisation from the directional flight of the helicopter.
No. In the Afghanistan video, at the beginning of the gun run (2:26) the azimuth is close to 0°. Near the end of the gun run (2:41), the azimuth progressively shifts to the left and the pilot announces "Break right !" (2:46).[/quote]