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XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 08:27 PM
What is the purpose of such an ac?



Message Edited on 07/04/0302:20PM by robbiminator

XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 08:27 PM
What is the purpose of such an ac?



Message Edited on 07/04/0302:20PM by robbiminator

XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 08:39 PM
robbiminator wrote:
- What is the purpose of such an ac?


I have no idea what you mean.

Explain, please. What do you mean by "formatting aircraft", exactly?

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XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 09:29 PM
Example:


C:\format stukas /Q /V:wreck /A:64K small pieces

XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 09:40 PM
FPS_Stierlitz wrote:
- Example:
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- C:\format stukas /Q /V:wreck /A:64K small pieces
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This erases hard-drives.


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XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 10:06 PM
BaldieJr wrote:
- This erases hard-drives.
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No. This particular command is used to quick-format stukas.
Be careful when you use it. Make sure that all friendly aircraft in the area are backed-up properly.
Remember, there's no "undo" !

XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 10:25 PM
We got off on the wrong track! My mistake-formatting air craft has nothing to do with the computer! I got a book about the B-24 Liberator and in the colour profile section are some aircraft with really funky paint schemes, which the text refers to as formatting aircraft and I'd like to know what they were used for.



Message Edited on 07/01/0309:28PM by robbiminator

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 03:19 PM
bump, bump, bumpedy bump

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 03:25 PM
I read that such aircraft were used to bring big bomber groups in formation. can be quite confusing when you have hunderets of bombers meeting in the air. so colored aircraft were used to establish the formations. then they left the bombers and went home.

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XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 06:54 PM
So, it acted like a pace car at the indi500...

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 07:20 PM
Exactly. My Grandfather said they used to laugh at the crews of the "Format" bomber because of the wild and sometimes "feminine" colors they adorned.

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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 01:44 AM
Gershy wrote:
- I read that such aircraft were used to bring big
- bomber groups in formation. can be quite confusing
- when you have hunderets of bombers meeting in the
- air. so colored aircraft were used to establish the
- formations. then they left the bombers and went
- home.
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Seems a bizarre use of a perfectly good a/c and crew. No wonder they got laughed at. Poor sods.

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