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    I wish the planes would appear somewhat bigger in the game, in my opinion the planes seems to be very small at some distance, more like toy planes. I think if the objects were scaled up 30-50% it would look a lot better. If you´re 100 meter or so from another plane, it looks so small, and light. Compare it to a 10 meter object (say a average house front or a bus) from that distance. It looks bigger doesn´t it? But I know it´s not possible to do. Still ....
    An other thing that also seems strange, the size of the propeller disc from your cockpit, it looks like a little fan. Just see how big the P-47 propeller really is on the outside model, but from the cockpit it hardly is bigger than the engine cowling.
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    jurinko's Avatar Senior Member
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    switch to max zoom view and the sizes seem quite realistic.. but then you see nothing else. It is the limitation of monitor and 2d.
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    I just wish ground units were in proportion to the planes.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
    I just wish ground units were in proportion to the planes. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Ditto. One good thing about getting out of the FB base with BOB is that this problem should go away. Totally inexplicable that things on the ground are about 30% smaller than air objects - especially for what is supposedly a ground pounding plane sim.
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    I suggested a while back what would be a nice option as an alternative to icons would be to have the plane size from the narrow view (gunsight) available in the normal view.

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    > I just wish ground units were in proportion to the planes.

    I used to think that, but I found when I examined it carefully that it seemed to be because of the 'fishbowl lens' effect that the game has.
    I taxied my plane over to a tank, and looked at both using F2. When the camera is on the plane's side the tank looks too small. But when you pan over to the tank side, then it is the plane that looks too small. It helps to compare the tank commander and the pilot, as well as the machines.
    I have noticed at least one house model that actually is the wrong size though.
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    clint-ruin's Avatar Senior Member
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    Have you ever seen the pilot model eject and walk next to a jeep? Do you think he'll fit? :>
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    I also had problems with the planesize in the early days of il2....no probs now though.


    Anyway I very much liked the planesize in the old CFS1. when u escorted b17's in a mustang the b17 felt really big.
    If I remember it correctly they reduced size considerably with CFS2 and they really felt like toyplanes to chase.
    I imported the old planeset from cfs1 into cfs2 and scaled the planes up to cfs1 standard and flew mainly in the greenland location wich looked very much like europe in the alp areas.
    great fun.....wouldnt go back to those days though.
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    That's really weird, y'all.

    At 100 meters a FW-190 stretches from one end of the Hurricane reticule to the other, wingtip to wingtip.

    Either the gunsight is too small relative to the cockpit or the plane is the right size in scale...
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    clint-ruin's Avatar Senior Member
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    I don't think anyone is aware of any problem with planes relative to the angles you'll see looking through them at a gunsight.

    Put it another way. Park a king tiger next to a plane in the FMB.
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