After the bugs have been ironed out and the indicated F/A 18C has been added among other features I would like to see in this sim the ability to fly in multiplayer from a non pilot position.
Here are some reasones I would like to see this.
In Il2 the only way I got many of my friends too play a few rounds of Il'2 here and there was by putting them in the gunner spot and making it interesting by pulling up steeply after strafing and stuff(one of them got a bf109 and 3 trucks in one mission). In lo-mac they could be persuaded to use the io(not refering to the f14 spcifically) type position as long as they didn't have to fly.
I would realy like too use the non pilot position myself, to just concentrate on shooting and finding.
Aircraft that would, I realise have to be added to realise this feature.
A few suggestions.
F4 - simple non flybywire flight controll system seems to me to be not as dificult to model. Simple electronics and radar systems make this a painless choice I feel for the catagory.
Mig 25 - Also no flybywire and simple operation and I like it more even because of the metric instruments.
Mig 29 UB - mostly just a trainer but the flight model is most of the way there and operation is simple besides in my opinion the UB is the best looking fighter there is and because of EOS and datalink with R27T/R27ET's it might stand a chance sometimes. I know I might sound crazy but I would fly the back seat on this one anytime and I think a lower end computer could run the game provided you focus on controlls only.
Mig 31 - I realize it is more complex to fly and some of its systems may be classified so this is not my first choice.
I know there are a lot of people out there asking about the Tornado and the F14 B/D but these aircraft I believe would be the most difficult by far to model because thier moving wings make them like completely different aicraft in different modes of flight additionally they have very complex electronics so I feel that asking for these is unrealistic. I could be wrong about that though, if I am I would love a flyable mig 23mld but that is dreaming.
Also adding the F14 and Tornado would unfortunatly keep this game dominated by super big aircraft.
A few questions can a second cockpit be done with this game?
Just haow classified are the non M versions of the Mig 31 as they were offered for export I think they might be possible but I don't know.