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ausgixxerpilot
03-07-2009, 09:43 PM
I'm curious about the rules governing aircraft losses.
Examples:
You land safely at base and then "bail out" for some reason after landing. Does this score your aircraft as lost?
You crash land spectacularly at base and remain sitting in nothing but the cockpit. Does this count as a lost aircraft?
Crash landing on the friendly side of the front line. You "hitch a ride back to base" but is the aircraft counted as lost?
And, is there anything you can do to avoid dying from wounds?

ausgixxerpilot
03-07-2009, 09:43 PM
I'm curious about the rules governing aircraft losses.
Examples:
You land safely at base and then "bail out" for some reason after landing. Does this score your aircraft as lost?
You crash land spectacularly at base and remain sitting in nothing but the cockpit. Does this count as a lost aircraft?
Crash landing on the friendly side of the front line. You "hitch a ride back to base" but is the aircraft counted as lost?
And, is there anything you can do to avoid dying from wounds?

x__CRASH__x
03-07-2009, 10:25 PM
It scores you as bailed out.

ausgixxerpilot
03-07-2009, 10:31 PM
And bailed out means the aircraft is lost?

Bearcat99
03-07-2009, 11:04 PM
Crash where the heck you been... How's Jen.. good to see you....

Sharpe26
03-09-2009, 11:49 AM
I tend to consider bailing out when the controls, ailerons and elevators, are in tatters. Other then that I tend to try and put aircraft down.

general_kalle
03-09-2009, 03:15 PM
if you succesfully ditch your aircraft dont bail out. if you bail out you loose the aircraft.
only bail out when its your only option to save the pilot.

Ba5tard5word
03-09-2009, 03:58 PM
Sometimes I've found that in a campaign mission if I bail out on the enemy side of the front line, but not toooo deep into enemy territory, I still manage to be allowed to hit "apply" for the mission instead of having to play it over again.

Zeus-cat
03-09-2009, 05:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Sometimes I've found that in a campaign mission if I bail out on the enemy side of the front line, but not toooo deep into enemy territory, I still manage to be allowed to hit "apply" for the mission instead of having to play it over again. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This feature was added in one of the upgrades. I don't remeember which one.

ausgixxerpilot
03-10-2009, 12:40 AM
I ran out of ammo once and landed at home base sitting in the aircraft and watching the rest of my flight battling. I noticed a lone 109 had appeared above me so I bailed out of my undamaged Hurricane before he strafed me.
He missed after all but it occured to me that my aircraft was probably still counted as lost so I would've been better to stay in the aircraft and try to taxi it to safety despite being attacked.

Woke_Up_Dead
03-10-2009, 12:09 PM
I have a related question: how much damage do you have to do to an opponent online in order to get a kill when he lands before you do? I think it's surprisingly little: there have been a couple of occasions where I lightly slapped an opponent with machine-guns, created a fuel leak and maybe scratched his wings a little, but got the "Enemy Aircraft Destroyed" message when he escaped and landed safely at his airfield. I know that destroying the engine counts as a kill if he lands first, what about destroying part of his controls? Creating a fuel leak? Putting a big hole in his wing?