The QF 1-pounder (Quick Firing) was the first autocannon, developed by Hiram Maxim of Great Britain. Also known as the "pom-pom" due to its iconic sound, it served as an anti-infantry and anti-aircraft weapon. It was fielded by many nations during World War I, including the German Empire and the United States, as well as their respective navies.
Battlefield 1 Edit
The QF 1 AA is an emplaced anti-aircraft gun featured in Battlefield 1.
It is a devastating piece of anti-air weaponry and one of the more effective ground-to-air weapons against the Airship L30. Using explosive flak rounds, it can easily damage any aircraft within range, and a direct air-to-ground counterattack would be difficult due to the intense shaking caused by the explosions. It also can be used effectively against infantry.
The gun lacks physical shielding and leaves the gunner exposed while using it. It is also not very effective at eliminating tanks or destroying structures.
- It was first demonstrated at the "EA Play" event on June 12, 2016.
- Until the Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass patch, AA rounds also inflicted impulse on struck planes, potentially driving them off course. As of the patch, AA rounds no longer impel, but merely damage.
- The patch also affected the range, depending on the gun's pitch. The shells detonate at around 300m range when firing parallel to the ground, but this increases to 450m when fired diagonally upwards towards the sky. This is likely to encourage pilots to fly closer to the ground to avoid being fired upon, as well as reduce the effective range of the QF-1 against ground targets and infantry