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Snootles
07-27-2004, 12:44 AM
I just want to know how possible such a thing is and whether we can look forward to them or whether they are not a feasible option. The PBM Mariner, PBY Catalina, and the gigantic beastly PB2Y Coronado. Roughly three-quarters of the Earth's entire surface one giant landing field. With the game's purported increased emphasis on bombing these boats would sure be important.

Snootles
07-27-2004, 12:44 AM
I just want to know how possible such a thing is and whether we can look forward to them or whether they are not a feasible option. The PBM Mariner, PBY Catalina, and the gigantic beastly PB2Y Coronado. Roughly three-quarters of the Earth's entire surface one giant landing field. With the game's purported increased emphasis on bombing these boats would sure be important.

xTHRUDx
07-27-2004, 01:25 AM
do a forum search for these aircraft. you might be surprised

xanty
07-27-2004, 04:34 AM
big or small?

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Bobsqueek
07-27-2004, 06:28 AM
xanty, hows the OS2U coming along?

Im looking forward to pootling along in this bird a lot http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Snootles
07-27-2004, 04:26 PM
I was thinking about the biggies; I'd completely forgotten about the floatplane scouts. So you're working on some scouts, Xanty? Will the game engine allow them to take off from battleship/heavy cruiser catapults? That would be great!

Greyhawk_100Grp
07-27-2004, 06:50 PM
A very good idea..to have a flyable floatplane/seaplane (aka Kingfisher,Walrus,PBY etc) in the game...one would have the ability to do air/sea rescues of their fellow pilots that have to Brollyhop out of a dying aircraft...hopefully we will have at least one flyable type at some point. S!

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BlackShrike
07-28-2004, 01:34 PM
"Will the game engine allow them to take off from battleship/heavy cruiser catapults? That would be great!"


if your gonna dream then dream BIG they say http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

peterm1
08-02-2004, 07:45 PM
I certainly agree that I would like a flyable floatplane. In generalI get a buzz out of flying the "sh*tplanes" as I have affectionately heard them described. AND I recall flying missions in CFS2 using Dornier flying boat (used by Dutch forces) to land on water and pick up survivors in enemy occupied territory. This kind of mission is a good distraction from the run of the mill fly and shootem down missions beloved by the fighter jocks amongst us.

F19_Orheim
08-03-2004, 02:49 AM
So "sh*tplanes" will be the official name in PF? In Il2 FB they are known as "Cr*p Planes (TM)".... hmmm seems like this will be a totally different game http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Freycinet
08-03-2004, 02:58 AM
Floatplanes and flying boats are different things (flying boats having the fuselage working as a hull).

At the moment I believe only floatplanes will be flyable in PF, the float-plane version of the Zero. Maybe later Gibbage will finish the cockpit and gun stations in the PBY.

Jason Bourne
08-05-2004, 05:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Freycinet:
Floatplanes and flying boats are different things (flying boats having the fuselage working as a hull).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

or you could look at it this way:
floatplanes are planes with floats, and flyingboats are boats that fly :P

triggerhappyfin
08-07-2004, 05:45 PM
HERE`S ONE (http://www.ahajokes.com/video/m094.zip)

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heywooood
08-07-2004, 05:56 PM
I hope PF is FULL of floaters!!

The more floaters - the better says me!

Flying boats , floatplanes, seaplanes, whatever you wanna call 'em...I hope we get a bunch of 'em personally.



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