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nte70
05-29-2006, 03:46 AM
has anyone else noticed that the japenese airfeilds in pf,have decoy planes near the runways? you can look closly,and they are standing on wooden stilts.sneeky buggers lol

nte70
05-29-2006, 03:46 AM
has anyone else noticed that the japenese airfeilds in pf,have decoy planes near the runways? you can look closly,and they are standing on wooden stilts.sneeky buggers lol

bogusheadbox
05-30-2006, 06:43 AM
And here i was thinking you were talking about my plane. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

But actually no. I never knew this. Will have to check it out.

tigertalon
05-30-2006, 07:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by nte70:
has anyone else noticed that the japenese airfeilds in pf,have decoy planes near the runways? you can look closly,and they are standing on wooden stilts.sneeky buggers lol </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

During a NATO strikes against Yugoslavia in 1999 Serbians made a series of MiG-29 and Mi-8 wooden fakes, they even heated MiG engines with heaters, so they'd look realistic on IR devices... At some point the sum of all MiG-29s destroyed published already exceeded 14 - the overal number of 29s Yugoslavia purchased. There were also couple of clips showing direct hits to Mi-8 helicopters published in western media. The only "little" problem was, that the real Mi-8 has 5 bladed rotor, while the "helicopter" that was hit on the clip had only four...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v662/aegeeaddict/mig29kit1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v662/aegeeaddict/mig29kit2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v662/aegeeaddict/mig29kit4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v662/aegeeaddict/mig29kit5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v662/aegeeaddict/mig29kit7.jpg

WTE_Galway
05-30-2006, 07:02 PM
There is a story about the Germans in WWII using fake planes as a decoy at a disused airfield and the RAF or USAAF (cannot recall who) dropping wooden bombs on it.

I suspect the story is one of those "legends" with very little basis in truth http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Akronnick
05-30-2006, 10:22 PM
The allies before D-Day convinced the Nazis that they had an entire army that they didn't have. One of the reasons Operation Overlord was successful was that German high command believed it was a diversion from the real invasion which would be under Patton's command at Calais. Patton's 3rd Army at the time was nothing more than inflatable tanks and bogus radio traffic.

Interminate
05-30-2006, 10:51 PM
interesting

DuxCorvan
05-31-2006, 03:10 AM
The British even used the services of a famous show magician -someone like the David Copperfield of the 30s- to do those things about D-Day. He also concealed tanks as trucks in North Africa, and even built a replica of Alexandria's harbor with lights and everything, so the German bombers bombed this decoy instead of the -lights off- real harbor.

He also developed a ground antiaircraft device that consisted in big lamps and mirrors blinding the enemy crews, so they lost concentration and accuracy. And it was surprisingly effective.

The guy was awarded a VC or another important decoration, I can't remember well. I wish I could remember his name.

High_Speed_Dirt
05-31-2006, 06:44 AM
Jasper Maskelyne - you can google for more info... I saw a doco about him on the History Channel, great story. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Apparently the psychotic star of our favoutite 80's jet fighter film (you know the one!) is producing a movie about him, but that's old info and so far... nothing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

nte70
05-31-2006, 08:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bogusheadbox:
And here i was thinking you were talking about my plane. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

But actually no. I never knew this. Will have to check it out. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

i noticed when my ground kills just wernt adding up.i had a better look at my target and seen them.i was a little miffed at first,but now i like the idea.far as i can tell,my ai squad cant tell the difference.

ElAurens
05-31-2006, 06:27 PM
The decoy aircraft and a decoy AAA gun are available in the FMB in the "objects" listing. I forget their numbers though.

WTE_Galway
05-31-2006, 06:35 PM
http://planenews.com/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=188