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jdlnorcal
12-31-2004, 12:57 PM
How can we really fly either side in Midway or Pearl Harbor, without Torpedo planes, I don't understand why they were left out, ( with a few exceptions) Can we look forward to some, I would be glad to pay for them.

jdlnorcal
12-31-2004, 12:57 PM
How can we really fly either side in Midway or Pearl Harbor, without Torpedo planes, I don't understand why they were left out, ( with a few exceptions) Can we look forward to some, I would be glad to pay for them.

VW-IceFire
12-31-2004, 02:10 PM
I can understand why they were left out:
1) Lack of time: Avenger is three (or four) stations.
2) Lack of sources: Until recently, I don't think they had any information on Japanese torpedo planes. There were no surviving Devastators and there probably never will be enough data on those.

Now the problem is the US companies are greedy and are preventing the incusion of certain planes. That means the Devastator is unlikely unless this gets resolved.

Flyable Avenger, Kate, and Jill would be nice however...cross your fingers very hard.

CKY_86
12-31-2004, 02:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
Now the problem is the US companies are greedy and are preventing the incusion of certain planes. That means the Devastator is unlikely unless this gets resolved. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

danm right there being greedy ah well that means possibly more luftwaffe planes lol http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

LBR_Rommel
12-31-2004, 09:04 PM
FW190 WITH TORPEDO PLZ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

sapre
12-31-2004, 11:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LBR_Rommel:
FW190 WITH TORPEDO PLZ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Wasn't that a "torpedo shaped bomb"?

Lizard_Lipps
01-01-2005, 06:03 PM
Some flyable torpedoe planes would be most appreciated. I put my vote in for at least an
AI Fairey Barracuda.

jdlnorcal
01-01-2005, 09:10 PM
HOw about even those old British byplanes that were used to sink the Bismark, I'm sure they are available

pdog1
01-01-2005, 09:54 PM
whats the point, torpedo bombing is a joke, anyone can do it, it takes no skill and its not realistic, its turdtastic

jdlnorcal
01-01-2005, 10:56 PM
OH YEAH???? Tell that to all those guys who went down on the Bismark... I think they might disagree with you. as for what skill??? do a little study of ww2 history, perhaps you might change your mind

ElmerFuddGantry
01-02-2005, 03:54 PM
Hey pdog1. Get off your **** and read some history. Maybe you should talk to Ensign George Gray of VT 8 about this, if you think torpedo bombing was easy. That is if he's still around. He was the only survivor after all. I'm sure he could tell you about Waldron and point out the selfless sacrifice that made the victory at Midway possible for the USN. And no, I'm not a US citizen.

p1ngu666
01-02-2005, 04:11 PM
pdog, they put in limits to torp height/speed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

it was a HIGHLY dangous job.

swordfishes took off in a gale that was force 8/9 or something, and prolly massive waves rocking the ship about..

Capt._Tenneal
01-03-2005, 10:59 AM
I remember back in the original IL-2 days when mission makers would substitute repainted LaGG-3's for Spitfire's, TB-3's for B-17's, or Ju-87's for Vals just to get Western Front or Pacific missions (I still have some of those missions on my hard drive http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif). It was slightly comical, but it was necessary. Now we have the real things, but to make a torpedo campaign we still have to use IL-2's or He-111's ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

goshikisen
01-04-2005, 07:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jdlnorcal:
How can we really fly either side in Midway or Pearl Harbor, without Torpedo planes, I don't understand why they were left out. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ships in PF can't evade attack... the game engine isn't set up for it. Attacking a ship in PF with a torpedo bomber would be like shooting fish in a barrel (talk about an appropriate cliche). I'd still like to see Torpedo bombers in the sim but I'd also hope that something can be done to make their use more interesting.

Are evasive maneuvers by ships in PF impossible? I wonder how difficult it would be to allow ships to turn along a curved path as they do in real life. Much effort was put into getting ships to roll with waves... too bad they can't also maneuver correctly. For me this undermines the sim's sense of realism more than anything else. I still think PF is amazing... just wish a couple things could be tweaked. It looks bizarre when a ship travels, momentarily, at a 45 degree angle when it changes direction.

Extreme_One
01-04-2005, 08:25 AM
Ships do evade attack according to Starshoy - Carriers don't though as the planes which are trying to take off will slide off.

I haven't seen ships using avoidance tactics myself though...

Bearcat99
01-05-2005, 09:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by pdog1:
whats the point, torpedo bombing is a joke, anyone can do it, it takes no skill and its not realistic, its turdtastic <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe that is one reason why it is taking so long... maybe they are trying to get the dynamics correct. Just a guess.

crazyivan1970
01-05-2005, 11:06 AM
Pdog, go fish in the lobby... not here and not on my watch http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

pdog1
01-05-2005, 11:14 AM
Are you people serious? You cannot be serious. You cannot be this dumb. I MEAN TORPEDO BOMBING IN THE GAME FFS. Of course it was harder in real life WHY DO YOU THINK I SAID ITS A JOKE IN THE GAME because it doesn't compare in real life. But its not like that in FB NOW IS IT? You can drop the torp at any speed and any alt and it will work. Not like that in real life was it? So, you people need to grow brains and learn to read. Very intelligent people here. If you couldn't figure out that i was talking about torpedo bombing in the GAME then you need to get off the internet.

BlackStar2000
01-06-2005, 08:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by sapre:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LBR_Rommel:
FW190 WITH TORPEDO PLZ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Wasn't that a "torpedo shaped bomb"? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No no no Sapre, i know what Rommel is talking about, there is a FW190A with torpedo.

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