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Old 04-01-2019, 06:00 AM   #11
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First off, before anything else -- because you CAN build large bomber formations right now, with enough work and practice -- but before anything else, the bombers need to FLY like bombers and not try to do crazy fighter turns, which cause aircraft to break formation and smash into each other

Even if the bombers stop trying to bank like fighters, mission creators should have the ability to select the turns radius of a turn; maybe have them automatically limited, depending on the formation size.

THEN I'd like to have a nice, flexible, and easy to use Formation Tool. Basically you should be able to design first a flight formation, then a box formation, and then a group formation, and maybe a wing formation.

Flight formation would define the number of aircraft in the flight, and their relationships to the leader -- how far back, how far above or below.

Then the box. How many flights, and each flight's position in the box.

Then how additional boxes relate to the lead box in the same fashion.

You should be able to save these definitions as templates.

It should also be just as easy to assign call-signs, BORT numbers, and skins, without having to go to each individual aircraft to assign these (a major PITA right now.

All the work for putting a formation into a mission -- once you have a template -- should take not more than a few minutes.

As a bonus, it should be possible to define parts of a formation as starting from different airfields an rendezvousing to build the target formation, and also breaking up the formation to land at different airfields
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:03 PM   #12
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Great idea, Captain, but I wouldn't hold your breath until the developers give it to us.
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