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AndyHigh
03-20-2004, 08:03 AM
Hi,

Got AEP yesterday and of course jumped into Gladiator for the first time. Beatiful plane & joy to fly. Real ace for turn fighting with I-16.

Then checked out Finnish offline campaign to see if there's anything new and noticed that Gladiator was replaced for '41 campaign instead
of the good old Brewster.

This is very weird and unhistorical. Although Gladiator was used in Continuation war it wasn't used much as a fighter and was not used by the squadrons that there are in the game. The main fighters in '41 were Brewster, Hawk 75, Morane and G.50. If there would be Winter War campaign it would fit well in there, although it wasn't main fighter even in that war which role was reserved for Fokker D.XXI. Gladiators got only 1 kill in Continuation war and lost 3 and were used mainly for reckoning missions and some ground attacks. They can't really keep up with Blenheims on escort missions.

G.50 would be more acceptable at the moment for '41 as it was used by LeLv 26 which you can choose in the game.

Check out this link for more info:
http://www.sci.fi/~ambush/faf/fighters.html

AndyHigh
03-20-2004, 08:03 AM
Hi,

Got AEP yesterday and of course jumped into Gladiator for the first time. Beatiful plane & joy to fly. Real ace for turn fighting with I-16.

Then checked out Finnish offline campaign to see if there's anything new and noticed that Gladiator was replaced for '41 campaign instead
of the good old Brewster.

This is very weird and unhistorical. Although Gladiator was used in Continuation war it wasn't used much as a fighter and was not used by the squadrons that there are in the game. The main fighters in '41 were Brewster, Hawk 75, Morane and G.50. If there would be Winter War campaign it would fit well in there, although it wasn't main fighter even in that war which role was reserved for Fokker D.XXI. Gladiators got only 1 kill in Continuation war and lost 3 and were used mainly for reckoning missions and some ground attacks. They can't really keep up with Blenheims on escort missions.

G.50 would be more acceptable at the moment for '41 as it was used by LeLv 26 which you can choose in the game.

Check out this link for more info:
http://www.sci.fi/~ambush/faf/fighters.html

widgeon
03-20-2004, 03:03 PM
If you click on the year, you will get a drop down list of planes to chose from. 4 choices are available for the first year of the Finnish campaign.


Widgeon

AndyHigh
03-21-2004, 01:26 AM
Never realized that there's an easy way as there's no list button http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. Nevertheless I already managed to change the plane by editing one config file.

Another issue was on 2nd gladiator mission where you have to strafe enemy trucks. The cars were driving off road accross a river before they came across a road which they started to follow. Not a big thing actully but quite funny.

LEXX_Luthor
03-21-2004, 01:47 AM
I~16 is the BnZ plane here http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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