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ytareh
03-31-2007, 07:09 PM
I was flying in a team mission against another squadron who shall remain nameless ....Myself and another guy were strafing planes with no results despite what should have been many good kills.Unfortunately the mission crashed for me as I tried to take a screenshot of the 'mystery' plane .I pride myself in my plane ID skills.I was left staring at a large image of the plane through my gunsight.It was definitely a 'dummy' plane ...the tailwheel strut was clearly way too long to be any plane in the game.It appeared like a plane on stilts/sticks....
So is there a dummy plane object in the FMB or what ???Aprils Fool joke victim!?

ytareh
03-31-2007, 07:09 PM
I was flying in a team mission against another squadron who shall remain nameless ....Myself and another guy were strafing planes with no results despite what should have been many good kills.Unfortunately the mission crashed for me as I tried to take a screenshot of the 'mystery' plane .I pride myself in my plane ID skills.I was left staring at a large image of the plane through my gunsight.It was definitely a 'dummy' plane ...the tailwheel strut was clearly way too long to be any plane in the game.It appeared like a plane on stilts/sticks....
So is there a dummy plane object in the FMB or what ???Aprils Fool joke victim!?

Jaws2002
03-31-2007, 07:19 PM
There are a few dummy objects in the game.

And they just did their job. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Copperhead310th
03-31-2007, 07:22 PM
ROFL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif

PBNA-Boosher
03-31-2007, 07:29 PM
Yes indeed! You fell for it! This game's wonderful isn't it?

Waldo.Pepper
03-31-2007, 07:36 PM
Wonderful http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jaws2002
03-31-2007, 07:44 PM
Since you are good with aircraft recognition, do you see anything familliar here? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/<FA>Jaws/a1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/<FA>Jaws/a2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/<FA>Jaws/a3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/<FA>Jaws/a4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/<FA>Jaws/a5.jpg




http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Isn't this game amazing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

BM357_Sniper
03-31-2007, 07:54 PM
Aren't those planes from CFS? :\

Skycat_2
03-31-2007, 08:07 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/Skycat/FB%20Pilots/grab0018.jpg
Sometimes I fly with dummies.

Nimits
03-31-2007, 08:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Aren't those planes from CFS? :\ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Actually, CFS3 . . .

[now hides under desk]

VW-IceFire
03-31-2007, 10:05 PM
Man I never used those in any missions because I figured nobody would fall for them. But apparently I should...this is good. No april fools joke...those are real dummy planes and objects. There's been quite a few added since Pacific Fighters was first released and included Japanese dummy aircraft.

Treetop64
03-31-2007, 10:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ytareh:
I was flying in a team mission against another squadron who shall remain nameless ....Myself and another guy were strafing planes with no results despite what should have been many good kills.Unfortunately the mission crashed for me as I tried to take a screenshot of the 'mystery' plane .I pride myself in my plane ID skills.I was left staring at a large image of the plane through my gunsight.It was definitely a 'dummy' plane ...the tailwheel strut was clearly way too long to be any plane in the game.It appeared like a plane on stilts/sticks....
So is there a dummy plane object in the FMB or what ???Aprils Fool joke victim!? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dood, haven't you been playing this game long enough to know by now that there are actually "dummy planes" planted at some airfields? Iwo-Jima being a prime example...

Nimits
03-31-2007, 11:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
Man I never used those in any missions because I figured nobody would fall for them. But apparently I should...this is good. No april fools joke...those are real dummy planes and objects. There's been quite a few added since Pacific Fighters was first released and included Japanese dummy aircraft. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

They don't look that convincing up close in the mission builder, but in the sim, when looking at them from several hundred or thousand feet up, they can fool you. There's been a time or two even on the Okinawa QMB map I have lined up on the dummy planes without paying attention, despite the fact I know they are there.

BfHeFwMe
04-01-2007, 03:06 AM
They're even worse to taxi in, hard to get those stumps in motion.

IIJG69Kartofe
04-01-2007, 03:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Skycat_2:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/Skycat/FB%20Pilots/grab0018.jpg
Sometimes I fly with dummies. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Screeshot of CFS4 ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Pirschjaeger
04-01-2007, 03:56 AM
Stop making fun of my video card! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Warrington_Wolf
04-01-2007, 12:05 PM
of the<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
Man I never used those in any missions because I figured nobody would fall for them. But apparently I should...this is good. No april fools joke...those are real dummy planes and objects. There's been quite a few added since Pacific Fighters was first released and included Japanese dummy aircraft. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I first seen them whilst I was on the USMC campaign on Iwo Jima. The flak was coming up at me and I had to attack ground targets. The flak got worse so I thought "sod this" and dropped my eggs on what I thought was a bunch of Zeroes on the ground, the bomb went off but no kills. It turned out that I had bombed some of their dummy aircraft. Luckily there was no airborne zeroes so I strafed some real zeroes (I came down really low to check) and taught them that no-one makes a fool out of someone in an F4U.
You can tell that they are dummies when you are up close but in the heat of battle, mistakes will happen.

cawimmer430
04-01-2007, 01:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Skycat_2:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/Skycat/FB%20Pilots/grab0018.jpg
Sometimes I fly with dummies. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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papotex
04-01-2007, 01:40 PM
in the sturmoviks over manchuria campaign i think is the 3rd or 4ht mission to attack an airbase and destroy aircraft on base.

well when you fly to the base and start strafing
planes on that base ALMOST ALL ARE DUMMIES

the real planes are all parked out on the fields
surounding the base. it took me more than one try to figure it out and get a MISSION COMPLETE

waffen-79
04-02-2007, 09:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cawimmer430:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Skycat_2:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/Skycat/FB%20Pilots/grab0018.jpg
Sometimes I fly with dummies. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LMAO http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

rnzoli
04-02-2007, 10:21 AM
Christian, you certainly fly with a dummy - that is your graphics card http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

what's your FPS with that resolution? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif