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XyZspineZyX
08-05-2003, 04:56 PM
In both IL2 and FB you can hear an enemy on your six by his engine noise. I feel the accuracy of this is questionable. Especially since I fly P-39 w/ that roaring Allison behind me. Has anyone herd an account of a pilot being alerted to an enemy by engine noise?

Like I say, I question the realism of this, but base my opinion on speculation. Please, all you history buffs prove me wrong. Or right, as the case may be.




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XyZspineZyX
08-05-2003, 04:56 PM
In both IL2 and FB you can hear an enemy on your six by his engine noise. I feel the accuracy of this is questionable. Especially since I fly P-39 w/ that roaring Allison behind me. Has anyone herd an account of a pilot being alerted to an enemy by engine noise?

Like I say, I question the realism of this, but base my opinion on speculation. Please, all you history buffs prove me wrong. Or right, as the case may be.




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michapma
08-05-2003, 05:04 PM
It's my understanding that other engines generally were not audible from the cockpit. It's something that bothers me, too.

Cheers,
Mike

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XyZspineZyX
08-05-2003, 05:14 PM
Having flown high performance prop aircraft, I only remember hearing engine sounds, other than my own, once when a P-38 passed very close, and I do mean close, to my starboard wing during a fly-by.

My engine, radio/internal comms was so loud (1600 hp, single-engine radial, closed canopy), that I could not stand to fly without earplugs, never mind hearing engine sounds from an aircraft "on my six".

I do not feel this game feature is realistic.

All the best, Don



Message Edited on 08/05/03 12:16PM by pacettid

Message Edited on 08/05/0312:17PM by pacettid

XyZspineZyX
08-05-2003, 05:16 PM
I asked Oleg about this several months ago before the release of FB and he said that with FB it would not be the case anymore... I guess he was wrong...
It makes it impossible to do sneak attacks. I know myself when I fly online and as soon as I hear another engine sound I start to look around and usually I find someone close by... trying to get on my six.. Not very realistic...
But otherwise I just LOOOVE this game
cheers