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MEAN_FARMER
12-28-2003, 06:33 PM
Can anybody tell me how you know where you are in the virtual sky when map icons are off. North south east and west is no problem but how do you know your position? Any info or web site that can expain would be great.

MEAN_FARMER
12-28-2003, 06:33 PM
Can anybody tell me how you know where you are in the virtual sky when map icons are off. North south east and west is no problem but how do you know your position? Any info or web site that can expain would be great.

Fester_of_AH
12-28-2003, 06:47 PM
navigation on visual reference of the terrain is quite easy on the leningrad map where the detail and variety of landmarks is plentiful and distinctive.

all you have to do is compare the map with the visual landmarks like rivers, lakes, towns roads etc with what you see on the map. u can identify your location quite easy in this manner, its the way real pilots navigate when navigating by visual references as well.

takes a little practice but you can do it.

just make a note of the name of the town your target is in, the landmarks you will pass on the way there.


(btw I'm a real pilot thats how I know)

SeaFireLIV
12-28-2003, 06:59 PM
I`m not a real pilot but FB`s so good that I thought Fester of AH(?) was talking about it. The tactics he mentioned are exactly what we use in VOW, VEF, etc.
1. Study the map before you go. Know your basic dierction to and from target ie, heading west to target then back 270 then 090.
2. Get an idea of features on way. If with a team decide on a rally point to meet, if get lost etc.
3. Use rivers, woods, coastline etc.
4. Work with firends on Comms, if possible. makes it easier.
5. Important! Have a printed map compass with main points near so you can at a glance tell your general direction when checking compass bearing. If you see 250 then check compass on paper you`ll see you`re basically heading Southwest of the map.

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BM357_Raven
12-28-2003, 08:23 PM
We print maps and use plotters on larger maps. We use landmarks and various features to help us especially after a lenghty engagement with the enemy. Coastlines make everything a breeze.

We love the HSI (I think that's what it's called) that you can use to guide yourself back to base or triangulate from it..

Altitude makes things much easier to make sense, so when you are lost, forget the details of the geography...climb and look at the map in a more general way. Forests, lakes, airfields! GL.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Bearcat99
12-28-2003, 08:48 PM
One very important thing is to always keep track of the general area where you are keeping in mind land,marks so that after the heat odf battle should you survive, you can find a reference point on the map and proceed from there.

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MEAN_FARMER
12-28-2003, 09:04 PM
Thanx for the info. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

IV_JG51_Razor
12-29-2003, 12:33 AM
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