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castun
05-07-2004, 02:13 PM
Must say this was strange, but flying the pilot career and I ended up crash landing my plane at our airfield after taking extensive damage in battle, making a smooth landing impossible due to damaged landing gear. My plane ended up nosing over somehow and I bailed from the smoldering wreck, only to get captured....

Must've been a spy working at our airfield or something! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

castun
05-07-2004, 02:13 PM
Must say this was strange, but flying the pilot career and I ended up crash landing my plane at our airfield after taking extensive damage in battle, making a smooth landing impossible due to damaged landing gear. My plane ended up nosing over somehow and I bailed from the smoldering wreck, only to get captured....

Must've been a spy working at our airfield or something! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Maj_Death
05-07-2004, 03:01 PM
This is a known bug although I don't think it is known very well. The captured status is actually calculated based on the frontline of your next sortie, not the one you just flew. Because of that, if you are shot down behind enemy lines but then the frontline shifts to cover the area you bailed over, you will not be counted as MIA even though it will say you were "captured" when your pilot dives to the dirt. On the other hand, if you land safely at your base but then the enemy captures that base by the next mission, you are counted as MIA. I assume that is what happened but there is also one more possible reason, sometimes the bases are on the frontline and whether you land safely or are captured is based on which half of the field you are on. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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SeaFireLIV
05-07-2004, 04:24 PM
I`d agree with the latter more. I`ve had Allied/Enemy airfields and borders quite close and it`s possible the sim decided you were captured. As for what Maj Death has said, I never knew this OR have experienced it as yet...

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Curly_109
05-07-2004, 05:56 PM
FB 1.22: i must say that when flying FI campaign i crashlanded in the middle of soviet teritory (i mean at least 50km from frontline) and NOT bail out, with plane completely stopped. when hit 'ESC' quit mission you can imagine how i was surprised when i realised i have 'APPLY' option... means i'm not have been captured. frontline however did not move. i remember that i've landed on road http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif
strange, i've experienced this only twice and i play campaign a lot...

maybe i've been hitch-hike some finn simphatisers http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

masamainio
05-08-2004, 11:19 AM
http://www.sci.fi/~fta/bw-372-3.jpg

The Finland-Soviet front was trenched in the area of Finnish Gulf map from late 1941 to June 1944. Norther along the border there were places where no frontlines existed. Parachuted or crash landed pilots often walked back through the forests.

Here is one story:

http://www.sci.fi/~fta/BW-372-2.htm

http://www.hut.fi/~ssipila/bw-372/bw372-00.jpg

AirBot
05-08-2004, 12:29 PM
Very interesting story, thanks for that.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by masamainio:
http://www.sci.fi/~fta/bw-372-3.jpg

The Finland-Soviet front was trenched in the area of Finnish Gulf map from late 1941 to June 1944. Norther along the border there were places where no frontlines existed. Parachuted or crash landed pilots often walked back through the forests.

Here is one story:

http://www.sci.fi/~fta/BW-372-2.htm

http://www.hut.fi/~ssipila/bw-372/bw372-00.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>