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msalama
04-22-2005, 12:15 AM
Hiya.

I'm sorry if this is a stupid / frequently asked question, but why oh why doesn't the geezer DO anything? I'm flying my Beaufighter, and the baddies happily get on my a**e all they want because the guy just sits there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

And once again, sorry if this is a FAQ. But if so, then please give me some pointers to the information! I did check the Airwarfare guides already & found nothing there...

VF-19
04-22-2005, 12:31 AM
Perhaps he's just sitting there because the effect of the gunner diving into the fuselage to hide isn't modeled.

Seriously, it's the lack of a gun that keeps him from shooting back, as the current Beaufighter in-game doesn't have a gun for the "rear facing dead guy's seat".

msalama
04-22-2005, 12:36 AM
Ah. Well no wonder then! Thanks for your answer.

rnzoli
04-22-2005, 10:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VF-19:
Seriously, it's the lack of a gun that keeps him from shooting back <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif That's a serious handicap, indeed.

The effectiveness of rear gunners without guns are undermodeled in this game...

Monty_Thrud
04-22-2005, 11:34 AM
I can't think of anything more frightening than being that man...just imagine a FW190 parking itself on the rear of that Beaufighter...the poor pilot would be deaf with the shouting from the lookout guy...my idea of torture...i'd definately smuggle some sort of weapon onboard with me...even a flock of highly trained suicide Pidgeons would be better than nothing.

Beaufort-RAF
04-22-2005, 05:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Monty_Thrud:
I can't think of anything more frightening than being that man...just imagine a FW190 parking itself on the rear of that Beaufighter...the poor pilot would be deaf with the shouting from the lookout guy...my idea of torture...i'd definately smuggle some sort of weapon onboard with me...even a flock of highly trained suicide Pidgeons would be better than nothing. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That was the dilema faced by Fairey Fulmar observers.

http://www.jaapteeuwen.com/ww2aircraft/pictures/gallery/fairey%20fulmar.jpg

They were so desperate they resorted to throwing toilet roll at attacking fighters to distract them & unbelievably sometimes it actually worked. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Some even took Tommy guns up. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif