Thanks for the info! And thanks for "Spooky" as well. I feel kinda bad for nitpicking the guns, etc..because it truly is one of my favorite planes to fly. But like you said, there are precious few things to shoot at as it is in IL2 or rather too few things that the AC-47 will destroy. So, while I realize it may be unrealistic to "beef up" the guns, it's almost a necessity to get any playability out of it at all. I went after a truck convoy just before I read your last post and didn't manage to destroy a single one (and yes, I was getting great hits on the convoy!) I like the challenge of aiming the guns and I think I have that down pretty good. It's just that it feels a little futile at times when very little is destroyed for one's efforts.
But it's still a blast to fly! A wee bit more "beef" would really make it great,