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Freiwillige
09-15-2009, 06:29 PM
Never tried it, In truth I never even thought about it. So I loaded up Coral Sea map in QMB and set the time to 1:00 AM

Turn 180 degrees and you be facing the fleet at about 12 miles.

It took me several attempts in an F6F, just could'nt hook it before an finally splayed on the deck minus wings and tail but still much alive!

Then I tried it in a Panther and stuck it the first try!

Fun if your looking for something new to try.

WTE_Galway
09-15-2009, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by Freiwillige:
Never tried it, In truth I never even thought about it. So I loaded up Coral Sea map in QMB and set the time to 1:00 AM

Turn 180 degrees and you be facing the fleet at about 12 miles.

It took me several attempts in an F6F, just could'nt hook it before an finally splayed on the deck minus wings and tail but still much alive!

Then I tried it in a Panther and stuck it the first try!

Fun if your looking for something new to try.

If one wanted you could FMB it and light up the carrier (or entire fleet) with those fairy light object things till you got the hang of it.

Freiwillige
09-15-2009, 07:01 PM
Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Freiwillige:
Never tried it, In truth I never even thought about it. So I loaded up Coral Sea map in QMB and set the time to 1:00 AM

Turn 180 degrees and you be facing the fleet at about 12 miles.

It took me several attempts in an F6F, just could'nt hook it before an finally splayed on the deck minus wings and tail but still much alive!

Then I tried it in a Panther and stuck it the first try!

Fun if your looking for something new to try.

If one wanted you could FMB it and light up the carrier (or entire fleet) with those fairy light object things till you got the hang of it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's an interesting idea. Unfortunately the carrier would have to be static. It would also be cool if we could put crew on the deck in FMB.

The_Stealth_Owl
09-15-2009, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by Freiwillige:
Never tried it, In truth I never even thought about it. So I loaded up Coral Sea map in QMB and set the time to 1:00 AM

Turn 180 degrees and you be facing the fleet at about 12 miles.

It took me several attempts in an F6F, just could'nt hook it before an finally splayed on the deck minus wings and tail but still much alive!

Then I tried it in a Panther and stuck it the first try!

Fun if your looking for something new to try.

Congrats man, not even in my 5 years have I been able to do that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

Bearcat99
09-15-2009, 10:01 PM
Did they actuually do night landings.. I know there were some.. in cases where the flight got back later than expected.. but I always thought they tried to make it in by dusk at the latest..

Waldo.Pepper
09-15-2009, 10:11 PM
Did they actuually do night landings

Both the USN and RN operated radar equipped night fighters during the war. They flew at night, and landed in the dark. (and in bad weather to boot.)

Just read this book last week. It is excellent too btw.

Dark sky, black sea: aircraft carrier night and all-weather operations By Charles H. Brown.

http://www.google.ca/books?id=...v=onepage&q=&f=false (http://www.google.ca/books?id=q3raXLPcFQoC&pg=PA154&dq=dark+sky+blue+sea+charles+brown#v=onepage&q=&f=false)

wheelsup_cavu
09-16-2009, 01:16 AM
The only reason I knew about night landings happening was they discussed it on Battle 360.
The Enterprise was the first aircraft carrier to be fully night rated according to the show.


Wheels

RPMcMurphy
09-16-2009, 06:29 AM
Well, in the game you can always do this: Take some lights from stationary objects and place them in the path of your carrier. Its not realistic, but its something to mess around with. I wish you could put the lights 'on' the carrier.
http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo71/11072008/grab0001-3.jpg

The_Stealth_Owl
09-16-2009, 06:37 AM
Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Did they actuually do night landings

Both the USN and RN operated radar equipped night fighters during the war. They flew at night, and landed in the dark. (and in bad weather to boot.)

Just read this book last week. It is excellent too btw.

Dark sky, black sea: aircraft carrier night and all-weather operations By Charles H. Brown.

http://www.google.ca/books?id=...v=onepage&q=&f=false (http://www.google.ca/books?id=q3raXLPcFQoC&pg=PA154&dq=dark+sky+blue+sea+charles+brown#v=onepage&q=&f=false) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, some hellcats did night missions.


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Owl