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Dual Purpose Guns?

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How do the game mechanics work for ships with dual purpose main guns (used for AA).  Do you have to manually target planes?  Do you have to load AA ammunition?  I haven't got any yet but am wondering.

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It will automatically work on it's own.  You don't have to manually select planes (although that increases damage done to planes IIRC).  DP secondaries can also fire in both modes at the same time IIRC.

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The AA functionality of DP guns is automatic and does not require input from the player. It's not animated, and actively using them against ships does not impede their AA DPS. They simply provide a damage bubble around the ship.

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15 minutes ago, Lert said:

The AA functionality of DP guns is automatic and does not require input from the player. It's not animated, and actively using them against ships does not impede their AA DPS. They simply provide a damage bubble around the ship.

So what you're saying is that it is completely abstracted, that it is just part of the AA power of your ship, and that shooting at ships will not lower that AA power?

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5 minutes ago, 2Zons said:

So what you're saying is that it is completely abstracted, that it is just part of the AA power of your ship, and that shooting at ships will not lower that AA power?

Basically correct.

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1 hour ago, 2Zons said:

How do the game mechanics work for ships with dual purpose main guns (used for AA).  Do you have to manually target planes?  Do you have to load AA ammunition?  I haven't got any yet but am wondering.

On a somewhat related topic DP 2ndary/AA guns will not be hampered in either way by locking on either ships, planes or both at the same time.

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One thing to add to what everyone already said; it's automatic unless your DP battery is  your main battery (Atlanta, and US T9-10 and UK 9-10 CLs). You always have to manually target your main battery against enemy ships even if that main battery is DP. The AA is an automatic aura. All of your eligible weapons with sufficient range will contribute to the aura in all cases unless they are destroyed or you turn them off. 

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2 hours ago, 2Zons said:

So what you're saying is that it is completely abstracted, that it is just part of the AA power of your ship, and that shooting at ships will not lower that AA power?

yes,i would not like for my guns to suddenly go AA mode in the middle of a knife fight.

they could animate it,but it would be pretty weird if the above situation happened,what animation would take priority?the AA or the main gun?

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