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stubby
09-13-2004, 07:02 AM
I was watching an old movie and the pilots were using a towed barge behind a destroyer to practice their dive bombing and straffing. This little immersion touch would be a nice thing to have for target practice. I know you could just bomb your own destroyers but how hard would it be to throw in towed barge for this purpose? Hell, if they're going to throw in a wind sock why not a barge http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It's the little things that make a game a legend.

stubby
09-13-2004, 07:02 AM
I was watching an old movie and the pilots were using a towed barge behind a destroyer to practice their dive bombing and straffing. This little immersion touch would be a nice thing to have for target practice. I know you could just bomb your own destroyers but how hard would it be to throw in towed barge for this purpose? Hell, if they're going to throw in a wind sock why not a barge http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It's the little things that make a game a legend.

SKULLS_CoyMS
09-13-2004, 07:40 AM
Interesting idea,and a good one. Would be ideal for making training missions

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weasel75
09-13-2004, 08:53 AM
Since PF provides us with "real" vehicles at no cost, why not bomb "real" vehicles?
Should be easy to assign the same waypoints for a "towing" ship and the following (towed) target-drone http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Mission goal: destroy drone, destroyer has to remain undamaged.

SKULLS_CoyMS
09-13-2004, 02:18 PM
I think the Idea was to add a sense of realism....ships towing targets was the way it was done in that time period...and if you want to add a twist....planes towed targets for the AA to practice on...don't know if they did it onboard ship....but,as a small boy,I can remember seeing the Canadians line up their AA guns on the coast of Lake Superior,and have planes towing targets for them to practice on.They always put on a great show

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actionhank1786
09-13-2004, 02:38 PM
I'd hate to be the plane towing the target http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
I saw a bunch of really colorful Fairey Battles painted in some interesting Black and Yellow Target Tug Schemes


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