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Old 04-20-2020, 09:46 PM   #1
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After purchasing the AV8B I kept wondering if I should have bought the F-16. I've always loved that airplane, but that Harrier looked good ,too. And it was something a little different.
So, Harrier it was. But I grabbed that , free for a month, F-16 last night. Nah...I made the right decision.
I flew it around, dropped some bombs, and started getting bored of it pretty fast. Don't know why. Maybe it's because it's so similar to doing it in the A-10C, which I still enjoy flying.
But the Harriers VTOL possiblilities adds a whole new dimension to the mission. Especially trying to get it aboard the ship....which I have not mastered.
So, happy Harrier owner , here. Just thought I'd tell 'ya!
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:32 AM   #2
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No doubt D).
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Old 04-21-2020, 09:18 AM   #3
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I had the same thoughts.

I also fly BMS, so it's not as if I'm stuck for a hardcore F-16 sim.

Yet to try landing on a carrier! I've just been having fun flying around.
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Old 04-21-2020, 01:36 PM   #4
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My favorite part of the AV-8B is having the GAU-12 which is a sniping beast. It can't carry as much as the A-10 and the cannon isn't quite as hard hitting but it does it at much better speeds than the A-10 could ever do.
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Old 04-21-2020, 02:37 PM   #5
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The Harrier is one of two planes I downloaded during the free month. I typically fly older planes, so the systems are different and more complicated than I'm used to. Seems like a good module though. Are there any confirmed official campaigns coming out for it though? If so, I'll purchase it.
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Old 04-21-2020, 02:55 PM   #6
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... Are there any confirmed official campaigns coming out for it (the Harrier) though? If so, I'll purchase it.
Yes, the free part of Baltic Dragon's "Ottoman Courier" campaign (5 missions, Caucasus) is due for release around May.

It will be followed by 2nd paid part, a DLC campaign with 10 missions, that carries on the story.

Campaign Thread: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.p...98#post4283898

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Old 04-21-2020, 02:59 PM   #7
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Yay, then I'll purchase the Harrier. One thing that we get to see during the free trial, that we can't easily see otherwise, are the many many training missions that this module comes with, not to mention how meticulous and detailed each training is. Those will keep me busy for a long time. I don't think they advertise this enough for the Harrier - this sets the Harrier apart from other modules that I've purchased.
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Old 04-21-2020, 04:36 PM   #8
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What interviews from the Harrier pilots I have seen, they like it more than hornets and vipers, because it is better performing for AG tasking as CAS plane.
Yet it is compared to those when it comes to A-10 as not so good, and then it gets compared to A-10 when it comes to hornet or viper.

Yet I think it is like A-6, a unique design that has far more interesting missions possibilities than any of those three mentioned it gets compared. And harrier pilots are like A-6 pilots, they don't want to switch to others after.

I wish the harrier gets polished and missing features implemented. As I as well hope to see AV-8B+ version with radar as then one can pick to fly either one and perform as well AA tasking like those two others.

The VSTOL is phenomenal feature and it is nice to perform faster and better the ground pounding than with any other aircraft from bluefor...
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Old 04-21-2020, 05:21 PM   #9
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The Harrier is one of two planes I downloaded during the free month. I typically fly older planes, so the systems are different and more complicated than I'm used to. Seems like a good module though. Are there any confirmed official campaigns coming out for it though? If so, I'll purchase it.
As Ramsay says - here is more info about my content for the Harrier. As well as for other modules I am also working on the full manual for AV-8B.
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Old 04-21-2020, 05:28 PM   #10
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As Ramsay says - here is more info about my content for the Harrier. As well as for other modules I am also working on the full manual for AV-8B.
Cool! Any rough time frame for the full paid DLC?
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