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Re: So does anyone know what HE means? (Nighthawk)

Posted: Thu 26 Dec 2013 08:03
by UnfriendlyFire
Darth-Lampshade wrote:Some people expect a 2000 lb bomb to kill a tank. Seems logical.


That was back then. Maybe some of them still haven't gotten the memo that the laser guided bomb no longer specifically targets the top armor.

Re: So does anyone know what HE means? (Nighthawk)

Posted: Thu 26 Dec 2013 13:09
by Drang
Darth-Lampshade wrote:Some people expect a 2000 lb bomb to kill a tank. Seems logical.


I generally expect a Rapier to outrange a Konkon.

Oh wait.

Re: So does anyone know what HE means? (Nighthawk)

Posted: Fri 27 Dec 2013 00:09
by Darth-Lampshade
UnfriendlyFire wrote:That was back then. Maybe some of them still haven't gotten the memo that the laser guided bomb no longer specifically targets the top armor.

Which shouldn't have been changed. Or 2000 lbs of metal and HE should be enough to kill or heavily damage a tank even if it isn't a direct hit.

Re: So does anyone know what HE means? (Nighthawk)

Posted: Fri 27 Dec 2013 19:42
by Xeno426
Darth-Lampshade wrote:
UnfriendlyFire wrote:That was back then. Maybe some of them still haven't gotten the memo that the laser guided bomb no longer specifically targets the top armor.

Which shouldn't have been changed. Or 2000 lbs of metal and HE should be enough to kill or heavily damage a tank even if it isn't a direct hit.

It wasn't changed on purpose, that was just a side effect of removing the weapon's ability to track units that had lost LOS. Trying to fix it back to hit top armor was deemed way too much work to be worth it, since it already took so much time figuring out how to fix the LOS issue without making the weapon [SA]. In one Marshal test version the weapon was [SA], and it basically meant the Nighthawk died every time it was used.

Re: So does anyone know what HE means? (Nighthawk)

Posted: Sat 28 Dec 2013 04:32
by Dgr_874
So what happens now when a Nighthawk drops its bomb and the target disappears?

Re: So does anyone know what HE means? (Nighthawk)

Posted: Sat 28 Dec 2013 14:08
by Spielführer
What i dislike with the Nighthawk is currently one thing:

You see a mob of vehicles -> send in for example a Starfighter F-104G and the enemy mob is disappearing because no LOS -> the Starfighter will still bomb the column you ordered to bomb.

If you do the same thing with the Nighthawk it will just fly by. Before it just bombed the old place like it should.

Re: So does anyone know what HE means? (Nighthawk)

Posted: Sat 28 Dec 2013 14:33
by solaris
Dgr_874 wrote:So what happens now when a Nighthawk drops its bomb and the target disappears?


Drops on the last known position.

Re: So does anyone know what HE means? (Nighthawk)

Posted: Sat 28 Dec 2013 14:46
by Drang
Spielführer wrote:What i dislike with the Nighthawk is currently one thing:

You see a mob of vehicles -> send in for example a Starfighter F-104G and the enemy mob is disappearing because no LOS -> the Starfighter will still bomb the column you ordered to bomb.

If you do the same thing with the Nighthawk it will just fly by. Before it just bombed the old place like it should.


Lol, the F-104 will only drop in this scenario if it's already begun it's run.

Re: So does anyone know what HE means? (Nighthawk)

Posted: Sat 28 Dec 2013 15:00
by Spielführer
solaris wrote:
Dgr_874 wrote:So what happens now when a Nighthawk drops its bomb and the target disappears?


Drops on the last known position.


For me it is often just flying by and "normal" bombers drop on the last known position like the Starfighter. strange thing

Re: So does anyone know what HE means? (Nighthawk)

Posted: Sun 29 Dec 2013 08:47
by Bryan
Now I cannot kill Buratino with the Paveway.....