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SLCFAX1973
03-18-2005, 08:05 PM
I DON'T KNOW IF ANYONE HAS HAD THESE QUESTIONS BEFORE. 1) WHY CAN'T I EJECT FROM THE PLANE IF I'M THE REAR GUNNER AND MY PILOT GETS KILLED? 2) WHEN I JUMP OUT OVER ENEMY GUNS THEY SHOOT ME OUT OF THE SKY. WHY CAN'T I CONTROL WHEN I RELEASE MY PARACUTE. IF I COULD I WOULD DO IT CLOSER TO THE GROUND SO THE AAA DIDN'T HAVE AS MUCH TIME TO KILL ME. AND 3) HAVE THEY EVER THOUGHT ABOUT GIVING US THE ABILITY TO DO SKINS ON OUR PARACHUTES? IT WOULD BE COOL TO PERSONALIZE YOUR PARACHUTE.

SLCFAX1973
03-18-2005, 08:05 PM
I DON'T KNOW IF ANYONE HAS HAD THESE QUESTIONS BEFORE. 1) WHY CAN'T I EJECT FROM THE PLANE IF I'M THE REAR GUNNER AND MY PILOT GETS KILLED? 2) WHEN I JUMP OUT OVER ENEMY GUNS THEY SHOOT ME OUT OF THE SKY. WHY CAN'T I CONTROL WHEN I RELEASE MY PARACUTE. IF I COULD I WOULD DO IT CLOSER TO THE GROUND SO THE AAA DIDN'T HAVE AS MUCH TIME TO KILL ME. AND 3) HAVE THEY EVER THOUGHT ABOUT GIVING US THE ABILITY TO DO SKINS ON OUR PARACHUTES? IT WOULD BE COOL TO PERSONALIZE YOUR PARACHUTE.

Jagdklinger
03-18-2005, 08:15 PM
Welcome.

Umm, could you hit CapLock again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

SLCFAX1973
03-18-2005, 08:25 PM
SURE. DOES THIS DISTURB YOU? IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING RELEVENT TO ADD, DON'T REPLY.

PBNA-Boosher
03-18-2005, 09:59 PM
IBTL, you SOB. :P

Bearcat99
03-18-2005, 10:02 PM
I have never seen the question before... and it would be nice but I dont think you will see it .... (parachutes) as far as bailing out as gunner..... Ill have to try that.

73GIAP_Milan
03-19-2005, 06:49 AM
Answers:
1: Don't know
2: Because the enemy gunners hate you
3: Because it's a flightsim, not a skydiving school

4: Skins on chutes look silly, the extra paint would make them too heavy, so you'd fall and crash anyway..

and before i forget: CaPS ArE ANNoYINg!

IBTL ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

MOhz
03-19-2005, 08:38 AM
Jest four th fen ehf it: IBTL

flyingscampi
03-19-2005, 08:46 AM
AAA and ground troops loved shooting at pilots hanging beneath their parachutes. It didn't matter whether they were the enemy or not.

Survivors whose own AAA gunners fired at them and survived never hesitated to visit the unit in question and congratulate them on their poor aim http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It can't be that difficult to allow a manual parachute release in BoB so that you can practice a bit of skydiving though.

CAPS - it ain't big and it ain't clever http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

han freak solo
03-19-2005, 09:20 AM
"2) WHEN I JUMP OUT OVER ENEMY GUNS THEY SHOOT ME OUT OF THE SKY"

I hate when that happens. I guess it beats being taken prisoner.

Maybe Oleg could add in a screaming, falling airman when the shoot doesn't open or is shot out. Ala, CFS2. That always made me laugh. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

han freak solo
03-19-2005, 09:21 AM
"shoot" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif How about chute?

Spartan_GR
03-19-2005, 10:00 AM
I am not sure about that ( someone else can correct me if im wrong ) but i think that the ww2-era parachutes are not controllable. The modern parachutes ( those that their shape are more like a square ) can be controlled

Skycat_2
03-19-2005, 02:30 PM
WWII parachutes could be controlled to a small degree ... basically, you got to control your rate of descent vs. the path the wind was carrying you. That's about the best I understand it from my one parachute jump where I used a round chute.

The poster's original question, as best as I interpret, was why he couldn't choose the altitude he could deploy his chute after bailing out. In paratrooper movies you see the soldiers 'hook up' their static lines which essentially open their chutes when the parachutist falls a certain distance away from the plane; this method is also used with inexperienced recreational parachutists as well. With the WWII pilots, however, I don't know if they were attached to a static line or not and hence they may have had to manually deploy their chutes once they were falling away from the plane. This could have differed among various Air Forces for all I know. Static lines were used, though, because I'd think that they would be seen as a beneficial safeguard because bailing out (possibly already wounded or injured) of a crippled fighter plane would be a very disorienting experience.

Within the IL-2 series, I believe the AAA guns became more aggressive to parachutists after one of the FB upgrade patches. In earlier versions like IL-2 or FB v1.0 I don't recall AAA being a considerable threat to parachutists.

Jagdklinger
03-19-2005, 03:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Caps lock? What caps lock? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

When you get old, you get anal-retentive... I actually had to go out before I had time to do more than wince at the caps...

1: What are you doing flying a 2-seater anyway?
2a: The operative word here is 'enemy'
2b: AFAIK, static lines were for paratroops only. So you should be able manually deploy your chute. But first, I want those MG151s fixed... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
3: Don't know. Conjures to mind "Team America" style parachutes... ...bet all the P47 people would have them... I presume you've checked il2skins.com?

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>CAPS - it ain't big and it ain't clever Wink <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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