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Popey109
11-16-2004, 08:47 PM
In PF I€ve been sent on missions to find a downed pilot, these mission could be made more important if the pilot had a flare gun€¦and didn€t downed pilots use die packs to color the water? If something like this could be done than finding downed pilot could be very important, especially when we get the PBY€¦than downed pilot could be added to the FMB and placed at ship sinking or made to spawn randomly in DGen€¦Keep your eyes open boys! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif sorry if already siad

LEXX_Luthor
11-16-2004, 09:39 PM
Flares would be nice, including dropped from aircraft at nite to mark ground targets.

p1ngu666
11-16-2004, 09:58 PM
pilots got flair guns, in biggish dingies anyways.

dunno about die packs in water, they had antishark tho

Popey109
11-16-2004, 11:57 PM
I'd read someware that they used bright florissant green packs to collor the water making them easer to spot,it could be moddern day pilots I'm thinking of? would still like to have them in FMB...give a point value like for bombing only you have too pick em up...(not bomb em) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Blottogg
11-17-2004, 05:20 PM
Well, it depends on who you were flying for. US pilots got sea dye marker, signal mirrors, flares, Mae West life vests, inflatable rafts, and a fair amount of survival gear. IJN and IJAAF flyers got a life vest. When they would capture American pilots, they were amazed at the amount of survival gear they had with them.

I don't know how/if this would translate into the game, but it would make the SAR missions a lot more realistic if some of these items could be simulated.

The_Great_Stonk
11-17-2004, 06:40 PM
did japan ever launch rescue missions to recover downed pilots ? i thought the greatest honr a japanese fighter pilot could have would be to die for his emporer(sp?) why would they launch a recue party to deny the pilot such honor ?

Popey109
11-17-2004, 07:09 PM
That€s a good Q? I don€t think all Japanese pilots where Kamikaze€¦do€s any one know when the practice started? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Popey109
11-17-2004, 07:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Blottogg:
Well, it depends on who you were flying for. US pilots got sea dye marker, signal mirrors, flares, Mae West life vests, inflatable rafts, and a fair amount of survival gear. IJN and IJAAF flyers got a life vest. When they would capture American pilots, they were amazed at the amount of survival gear they had with them.

I don't know how/if this would translate into the game, but it would make the SAR missions a lot more realistic if some of these items could be simulated. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I€m not shire how it would translate into the game either? But FB+PF tracks pilots missing and lost so if a pilots missing maybe you€d draw a SAR mission if you find him and land within his target radius than make it home he rejoins the squadron€¦with a limited number of pilots this could become important, very immersive if you have too find that guy and get him home€¦and keep from becoming missing yourself http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

triggerhappyfin
11-18-2004, 08:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Popey109:
In PF I€ve been sent on missions to find a downed pilot, these mission could be made more important if the pilot had a flare gun€¦and didn€t downed pilots use die packs to color the water? If something like this could be done than finding downed pilot could be very important, especially when we get the PBY€¦than downed pilot could be added to the FMB and placed at ship sinking or made to spawn randomly in DGen€¦Keep your eyes open boys! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif sorry if already siad <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Atleast he could be made to pee in the water to make it yellow and visible http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif