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Valcor01
06-19-2004, 06:49 PM
In a single player mission, say you get into a fierce battle right above your airbase and exhaust your ammo. Is there a way to land at your airbase, reload, then take off again for the objective?

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Valcor01
06-19-2004, 06:49 PM
In a single player mission, say you get into a fierce battle right above your airbase and exhaust your ammo. Is there a way to land at your airbase, reload, then take off again for the objective?

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Spectre_USA
06-19-2004, 06:56 PM
I've been whining for that since the FB beta, but alas, no.

You wil have to fly LOMAC for combat quick turn capability, and now with repairs as of 1.02!

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Zeus-cat
06-19-2004, 09:00 PM
Oleg has said this will not be incorporated into FB. It was possible on some of the German and Russian aircraft as they were designed to be quickly reloaded. This was not possible on the U.S. aircraft (P-47, P-51, etc.) which typically could take 1-2 hours to reload.

Anyway, as I said, Oleg says no. Pretty much end of the discussion.

Zeus-cat

wayno7777
06-19-2004, 10:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Zeus-cat:
Oleg has said this will not be incorporated into FB. It was possible on some of the German and Russian aircraft as they were designed to be quickly reloaded. This was not possible on the U.S. aircraft (P-47, P-51, etc.) which typically could take 1-2 hours to reload.

Anyway, as I said, Oleg says no. Pretty much end of the discussion.

Zeus-cat<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If that's the case, it had better be in BOB cause without the turn-around how could you fly British missions? I mean you can, but...

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Chuck_Older
06-19-2004, 10:36 PM
From memory, I would like to say it's about 9 minutes for a Hurri to rearm, refuel, and replenish oxygen, to a Spit's 21 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif How would you like to sit in the cockpit for almost 10 minutes, doing nothing?

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Valcor01
06-19-2004, 11:00 PM
Thanks for the info.

I'm all for realism, but I think it gets in the way in this case.

Either way, if you can toggle on goofy things like 'no clouds', then why not have a toggle for 'airbase rearming'? Drawing a line at the wrong place in the sand. My opinion.

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Zeus-cat
06-19-2004, 11:15 PM
The no clouds option is to reduce frame rate demands on low end systems. It allows people with old PCs to play the game.

Nine minutes to rearm the Hurricane is not unreasonable for BoB. The German planes would have to be attacking something deeper inside the UK than your own base of course. Given the time it took to return to your base, land, rearm and takeoff, any Germans bombing your own base would be long gone by the time you got back to altitude. I would think to be realistic, you would have to sit there for 9 minutes too.

Zeus-cat

hughlb2
06-19-2004, 11:32 PM
I've just finished a ground attack mission, I sent two vehicle columns to hell but was unable to return to finish the last because of this feature being left outhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

I have this problem on a daily basis. Its a real pity that this has been left out of FB and I really hope Oleg will put it into BoB.

As for realistic (10min+) reload/refuel times, I am all for thathttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif and would also like to see an option for a quick (unrealistic) version of this, like 30sec. It would be perfect for quick mission builder and especially online play.