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vanjast
11-24-2005, 12:44 PM
Has anybody had any of these. I've never had one in 3 years of IL2.
Does anyone know how often this occured in WW2. I've seen some photos of WW2 planes and wondered if they were stuck together with bubble-gum?
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neural_dream
11-24-2005, 01:30 PM
IL2 doesn't have mechanical failures. Even the magnetos are useless. In this forum I continuously mention that I want

random breakdowns with historically accurate probability [togglable http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif].

for BoB. Wanna join the cause? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

vocatx
11-24-2005, 01:36 PM
Actually, the magnetos DO have a purpose. I have, on several occassions, taken a hit that caused the engine to quit. Sometimes, by changing magnetos, the engine will re-fire. I know at least two people I fly on-line with who have had their engines killed. I told them to try this and they said, "No way. It won't work." I told them to try it, and their engines did run. Surprised me the first time, as it did them.

tigertalon
11-24-2005, 01:43 PM
Originally posted by neural_dream:
IL2 doesn't have mechanical failures. Even the magnetos are useless. In this forum I continuously mention that I want

random breakdowns with historically accurate probability [togglable http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif].

for BoB. Wanna join the cause? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I was whining for this two years ago, and gave up hope for it in PF. But BOB surely has to have it!

jds1978
11-24-2005, 01:50 PM
IL2 doesn't have mechanical failures. Even the magnetos are useless. In this forum I continuously mention that I want

random breakdowns with historically accurate probability [togglable ].

for BoB. Wanna join the cause?

YES.
Hopefully BoB will include this as well as dynamic weather and shared kills.

georgeo76
11-24-2005, 03:21 PM
Some civi sims have scripted or random failure. You should try it out. Some, Like Xplane, come with lots of features IL2 lacks, like an atmosphere.