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polkku
03-29-2004, 11:33 PM
Has anybody else noticed the odd dispersion pattern of AB-1000? It is "PacMan" shaped, not evenly spred in a nice round area like AB-500. I know the whole bomb spreads with several dispersive explosions on the way down. I have tried dropping it it from 500m to 2500m with 0 delay and usually the target seems to be in that missing 90deg slice of the effect area.

So question to development team: Is the dispersion really so uneven historically, or is this just a mistake in the game, or am I doing something wrong?

polkku
03-29-2004, 11:33 PM
Has anybody else noticed the odd dispersion pattern of AB-1000? It is "PacMan" shaped, not evenly spred in a nice round area like AB-500. I know the whole bomb spreads with several dispersive explosions on the way down. I have tried dropping it it from 500m to 2500m with 0 delay and usually the target seems to be in that missing 90deg slice of the effect area.

So question to development team: Is the dispersion really so uneven historically, or is this just a mistake in the game, or am I doing something wrong?

JG53-Falkster
03-30-2004, 03:04 AM
you have to throw this bomb over 1500-2000 meters like in real.

polkku
03-30-2004, 03:23 AM
Ok here's a screenshot of AB-1000 dropped from 1750m with 0 delay. The pattern is same no matter how high or low you drop it.

http://www.leosk.org/galleria/57086494.jpg

As you can see, there's clearly a slice missing from the lower end.

[This message was edited by polkku on Tue March 30 2004 at 03:39 AM.]

Fillmore
03-30-2004, 12:50 PM
I made a track dropping on a static camera and then replayed it looking zoomed in on the bomb. You can clearly see the submunitions do not deploy from the top portion of the bomb, just the sides and bottom (I didn't drop vertical so by top I mean the top side). It was also very intersting to see that it deployed submunitions, then after a bit it deployed another group, then it paused and deployed another... It ended up deploying 5 groups of submunitions, each group deployed from 3 sides of the bomb. I wonder if I had dropped from a higher altitude and it had more time would it deploy more than 5 groups? How many total groups will it deploy?

Should the bomb maybe spin alittle during its drop? If it did this then with all the seperate deployments it would end up with circular coverage even though each deployment only comes from 3 sides.

xTHRUDx
03-30-2004, 04:13 PM
good find

polkku
04-01-2004, 01:32 AM
Here's some info from warbirds pages.

http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/ab1000-2.htm

An opinion from Oleg's development team would surely clear this. I doubt the pattern of bomblets really was like this.

btw a BIG thank you to developers from armor pearcing bomblets in AB bombs http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Kurfurst__
04-01-2004, 09:15 AM
Is the red arrow show the direction of flight path?

Then I can think of a reason : the bomb`s tailfin was a non-ejection(?) area, so bomblets did not fell towards the rear of bomb, hence the pattern.. just a mere guess though.

http://www.x-plane.org/users/isegrim/bf110_2.jpg
I miss that mushroom shaped cloud, though. Shouldn`t that be present when an A-bomb goes off? Oh, it`s only a 30mm cannon...

polkku
04-01-2004, 09:52 AM
The empty area is in front, something like 11 - 2 o'clock.

04-01-2004, 01:36 PM
Tbe "pac man" pattern is correct.

http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/images/lrg0243.jpg