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Offline 1Boner

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Radar detection capabilities.
« on: July 26, 2010, 04:04:35 PM »
Would like to see the radar in the LW arenas showing the altitude of aircraft in a designated sector. :pray

Late war radar had this capability. (possibly midwar also?)

It would probably be a nightmare to show it on the whole map, so I would like to see it utilized by sector.

It would be similar to clicking on a base to check its status.

Maybe some sort of dot command, something like  .showalt#.

Imho it would be VERY useful in both offense and defense.
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Re: Radar detection capabilities.
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 04:18:20 PM »
SCRAMBLE! SCRAMBLE!  Incoming cons...oh forget it; they're at 20k...can't get up there that fast.

ABORT! ABORT!  Cons over base co-alt...run away to somewhere there's nobody in the air.

Sounds interesting...
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Re: Radar detection capabilities.
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 04:50:46 PM »
Regarding the OP, you get a limited bit of altitude info when you can see dots, but no dar bar.  So, above 65' and below 200' (?).  Implementing a more detailed report on altitude would make offense even more difficult. 

Now the reason why I am posting: How about a light on the dashboard that indicates if you are on radar?  It would help over land NOEs immensely, when the altimeter is useless.  Technically, radar is a radio signal that can be detected, so it is not magic.

For the "WIN TEH FITEZ" crowd, consider that the pendulum has swung from offense to defense.  Base attacks are too often exercises in trying to climb above all of the other climbers.
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Re: Radar detection capabilities.
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 05:28:50 PM »
What about a radar detection detector?  :D
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Re: Radar detection capabilities.
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 05:29:56 PM »
Would like to see the radar in the LW arenas showing the altitude of aircraft in a designated sector. :pray

Late war radar had this capability. (possibly midwar also?)

It would probably be a nightmare to show it on the whole map, so I would like to see it utilized by sector.

It would be similar to clicking on a base to check its status.

Maybe some sort of dot command, something like  .showalt#.

Imho it would be VERY useful in both offense and defense.


if they do that, then they need to fix it to where radar cant see through mountains.
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Re: Radar detection capabilities.
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010, 05:57:35 PM »
  Implementing a more detailed report on altitude would make offense even more difficult. 

Yes it would.

It would promote "combat". :rock
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 06:31:42 PM »
It would promote "combat".

Or it would promote a lot of running which is what happens already so dont let that stop you.
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Re: Radar detection capabilities.
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010, 08:08:23 PM »
Would like to see the radar in the LW arenas showing the altitude of aircraft in a designated sector. :pray

Late war radar had this capability. (possibly midwar also?)

The radar used in the Battle of Britain had that capability.
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2010, 10:20:04 PM »
The radar used in the Battle of Britain had that capability.

They also had the capability to be bombing target practices for the Ju 87.   :D
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Re: Radar detection capabilities.
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2010, 11:05:42 PM »
Would like to see the radar in the LW arenas showing the altitude of aircraft in a designated sector. :pray

Late war radar had this capability. (possibly midwar also?)

It would probably be a nightmare to show it on the whole map, so I would like to see it utilized by sector.

It would be similar to clicking on a base to check its status.

Maybe some sort of dot command, something like  .showalt#.

Imho it would be VERY useful in both offense and defense.


+1  :aok

if they do that, then they need to fix it to where radar cant see through mountains.

+1 as well.  :aok
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Re: Radar detection capabilities.
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2010, 11:12:09 PM »
They also had the capability to be bombing target practices for the Ju 87.   :D
The Germans on ever put one station out of action for more than 36 hours.  They quickly, and perhaps erroneously, determined that they were too difficult to take out for their significance.  The Spitfires and Hurricanes also did unfriendly things to those Ju87s.

Keep in mind they could also see far further into German territory than the radar in AH, though even the shorter range Chain Home Low couldn't see down to 65ft.
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Re: Radar detection capabilities.
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2010, 11:43:15 PM »
If we get this then I want chaff!!!!!           :rock

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Re: Radar detection capabilities.
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2010, 08:48:28 AM »
Would like to see the radar in the LW arenas showing the altitude of aircraft in a designated sector. :pray

Late war radar had this capability. (possibly midwar also?)

It would probably be a nightmare to show it on the whole map, so I would like to see it utilized by sector.

It would be similar to clicking on a base to check its status.

Maybe some sort of dot command, something like  .showalt#.

Imho it would be VERY useful in both offense and defense./quote]


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Re: Radar detection capabilities.
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2010, 09:54:50 AM »
Pilot A is cruising along at 13k.

Pilot B is cruising along at 8K when pilot A enters his sector.  He notices the 5K disparity in alt and poops himself with woe as he hits wep and starts climbing for the moon while he picks an off angle trajectory.  He goes up to 16k and starts hunting his prey.

Pilot A is now outclassed by 3K and he can't have that so he circles back while grabbing to 20K.......

The way most folks in the MA's are I think this would have the exact opposite effect of promoting combat.
 
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Re: Radar detection capabilities.
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2010, 10:15:14 AM »
...Chain Home Low couldn't see down to 65ft.

...we need a computerized equivalent of the Royal Observer Corps!  :aok

And during the BoB, ROC sightings often gave the first *accurate* estimate of the height of incoming bandits.


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