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Danschnell
10-26-2004, 02:38 PM
I have been looking into a strange phenomenon.
Sometimes, Beaufighters attack ground targets when NO Gattack waypoint has been set.

I have looked into this and have come to the conclusion that this happens when Beaufighters are set to escort another flight. If they are escorting, then they will attack all ground targets in the vicinity of where their escorted flight attacks as well. This causes the Beaufighters to ignore enemy fighters, and to therefore neglect their escort duties.

Beaufighters will only attack enemy aircraft anyway if they are 'set' to attack a specific enemy flight in the FMB. Therefore, setting a waypoint on another flight to escort it is useless anyway.

If you 'set' the beaufighters to attack an enemy squadron they will do it, but only if an escort waypoint is not set anywhere near the intercept waypoint. If an escort waypoint has been set even nearby, the Beaufighters will revert back to the unwanted ground attacking.

I have not looked into whether or not this bug affects any other aircraft types, only Beaufighters so far. The ground will be attacked if no Gattack has even been set.

Danschnell
10-26-2004, 02:38 PM
I have been looking into a strange phenomenon.
Sometimes, Beaufighters attack ground targets when NO Gattack waypoint has been set.

I have looked into this and have come to the conclusion that this happens when Beaufighters are set to escort another flight. If they are escorting, then they will attack all ground targets in the vicinity of where their escorted flight attacks as well. This causes the Beaufighters to ignore enemy fighters, and to therefore neglect their escort duties.

Beaufighters will only attack enemy aircraft anyway if they are 'set' to attack a specific enemy flight in the FMB. Therefore, setting a waypoint on another flight to escort it is useless anyway.

If you 'set' the beaufighters to attack an enemy squadron they will do it, but only if an escort waypoint is not set anywhere near the intercept waypoint. If an escort waypoint has been set even nearby, the Beaufighters will revert back to the unwanted ground attacking.

I have not looked into whether or not this bug affects any other aircraft types, only Beaufighters so far. The ground will be attacked if no Gattack has even been set.