Alpha93 wrote:@crab_: no time doesn't imply you're not going to reload. And HPV reload for VTOLs is fairly fast. Probably takes 30 seconds to hit, reload then hit again. I've never bothered to check the reloading speeds, but I know it's fast enough to allow the use of HPV cannons (or cannons in general) as ground attack aircraft.
One of great disadvantages of VTOL cannons - slow rate of fire.
VTOL Cannons require certain time to shot their ammo on enemy.
Few AA-weapon can easily kill your VTOL Cannons.
e.g. if you attack army of cannons mixed with machineguns you will lose 1-2 attacking VTOl-unit each attack.
You know, better use of your HPV VTOL is attack oil resources and base buildings. It is more safer and bothers enemy more.
I've tried to use VTOL cannon in several games and i see them as underpowered. And i do not remember games when other players used VTOL Cannons...
I tested reload time of VTOL Cobra HPV Cannon on Sk_Rush T2 (small map)
Reload time - 1 minute and 5 seconds
= 23 damage per second (this is twice lesser than DPS of land HPV Cannon)
Then i cheated "research all" and in this case reload time became 30 seconds.
On larger maps reload time will more.