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blahdeblah
12-28-2003, 08:10 AM
I need to know how your rank in the single player campaigns affects the order in which you get to take off. I had thought that the higher your rank the closer to the front of the queue you would be. I am at popoldnik (or however it's spelled) and in some missions I am still taking off from about fifth place, with lower ranks ahead of me.
What's the deal?

blahdeblah
12-28-2003, 08:10 AM
I need to know how your rank in the single player campaigns affects the order in which you get to take off. I had thought that the higher your rank the closer to the front of the queue you would be. I am at popoldnik (or however it's spelled) and in some missions I am still taking off from about fifth place, with lower ranks ahead of me.
What's the deal?

ZG77_Lignite
12-28-2003, 09:52 AM
If your flying in the fifth slot (#5), odds are fairly good you are 2nd Zveno Flight Leader (or 3rd or 4th). You are in charge of the 3 guys behind you, they will form up on you and do what you tell them. My apologies as this doesn't apply to 3 man formations which I believe early Soviets use in FB (I am also unaware of the corresponding rank of Podpolnovik).

To become Squadron Leader, and thus control the whole Eskadrilya (4 Zveno's), you must be the Commanding Officer. I believe it is necessary to be the highest ranking pilot in the Eskadrilya to accomplish this (either due to attrition or your advancement).

blahdeblah
12-28-2003, 10:20 AM
Nice one Lignite, thanks for the info.

Aardvark892
12-28-2003, 10:45 AM
And don't forget that "accidentally" shooting down one of your superiors is a sure way to advance... unless you get court-martialled. The trick is in making it seem like an accident. Unfortunately, FB "sees all, knows all", even if there are no witnesses around.

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Zeus-cat
12-29-2003, 12:09 PM
Shooting down your leader to advance? Glad you weren't around when I was a 2nd lieutenant.

By the way, are you part Klingon?

Zeus-cat