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Swivet
05-18-2004, 10:09 AM
Anyway to refuel without restarting a mission?

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Swivet
05-18-2004, 10:09 AM
Anyway to refuel without restarting a mission?

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ELEM
05-18-2004, 10:41 AM
No.

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as member!

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McTriggerhappy
05-18-2004, 11:42 AM
they only invented refueling with the jet figters after wwii when they had little range and started doing midair refueling with tankers

huggy87
05-18-2004, 04:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by McTriggerhappy:
they only invented refueling with the jet figters after wwii when they had little range and started doing midair refueling with tankers<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't know when the first aerial refueling took place. I do know that in the 30's a man from mississippi set some kind of 50+ hour endurance record by having fuel flown up to his orbiting plane. I wish I could remember the details (and that I wasn't too lazy to research it right now).

tedinaz
05-18-2004, 05:17 PM
Actually,

It was 1923...

http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/PopTopics/refueling.htm

LEXX_Luthor
05-18-2004, 06:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>During the first days of November, the Romanian Henschel pilots practically saved the 24th Infantry Division, which was retreating followed closely by Soviet forces. They managed to fly about 15-16 missions per day each! No other Romanian group made as many sorties in one day, as the 8th Assault Group did then. There was always a patrul (Romanian for Schwarm) in the air covering the infantrymen. Thus they managed to rescue the lives of more than 10,000 men. Five assault aircraft were lost, as were two pilots. The other three were rescued by their comrades.

---&gt; http://www.worldwar2.ro/arr/g8as.htm
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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IL2-chuter
05-19-2004, 01:51 AM
Wow. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Amazing how topics change right before your (mine, actually) eyes. Aerial refueling looks like it's covered rather well above; but, back to the question, apparently you can't land and refuel (or rearm, for that matter) during a mission. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

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x6BL_Brando
05-19-2004, 03:03 AM
The plain answer is no, you can't land and refuel and/or rearm during a mission. The question is why would you want to? If it was to be done with any sort of realism then the turnaround would be at least ten minutes between landing and taking off, probably more if rearming was called for. You'd get pretty bored waiting I reckon, watching the enemy units fly away in the distance, while you cursed the ground crew for their un-handiness! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Better to learn conservation of fuel & ammo like our real-life counterparts had to. Use engine management and make every shot count, your life (and enjoyment of a mission) may count on it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

LEXX_Luthor
05-19-2004, 03:12 AM
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x6BL_Brando:: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Better to learn conservation of fuel & ammo like our real-life counterparts had to.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>



real-life:: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>During the first days of November, the Romanian Henschel pilots practically saved the 24th Infantry Division, which was retreating followed closely by Soviet forces. They managed to fly about 15-16 missions per day each! No other Romanian group made as many sorties in one day, as the 8th Assault Group did then. There was always a patrul (Romanian for Schwarm) in the air covering the infantrymen. Thus they managed to rescue the lives of more than 10,000 men. Five assault aircraft were lost, as were two pilots. The other three were rescued by their comrades.

---&gt; http://www.worldwar2.ro/arr/g8as.htm

http://www.worldwar2.ro/arr/g8as_04.JPG <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

-- but look at the pilot (the one being petted by the officer)...15 missions a day does that to you http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

--btw-- November has very short days

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p1ngu666
05-19-2004, 11:25 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif @ lexx
rearming and refueling takes a age

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LEXX_Luthor
05-19-2004, 12:01 PM
For real, the Mirage III in Flaklands WAR could not use afterburner cos they were at the limit of their range near Brit ships. But that was operational sortie limitation where fuel must be conserved. Otherwise in COMBAT you burn as much fuel and ammo as you possibly can that allows you to get home to re~fuel--the error made by the poster above. Especially in ground support mission over infantry you waste as much ammo as you can, land 10 minutes later, and come back and waste more ammo. For 8 hour P~51 or Zero escort missions you conserve ammo.


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