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Old 02-17-2018, 11:21 PM   #31
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I just went away & tried...

Middle of a Summer day, new Caucasus map:
Narrow FOV

Lock a building (with marching ants) @ 9.4km - 9.5km
Launch @ >7km

Lock a vehicle (with marching ants) @ 9.4km - 9.5km
Launch @ >7km

Lock a infantry unit (with marching ants) @ 4.8km
Launch available unlocked @ >7km
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:56 AM   #32
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I just went away & tried...

Middle of a Summer day, new Caucasus map:
Narrow FOV

Lock a building (with marching ants) @ 9.4km - 9.5km
Launch @ >7km

Lock a vehicle (with marching ants) @ 9.4km - 9.5km
Launch @ >7km

Lock a infantry unit (with marching ants) @ 4.8km
Launch available unlocked @ >7km
So you tried one lighting condition that has always worked...


Try winter or anything not middle of the day. Say 7am.

I'll try to get a track file later today from the mission I had issues with yesterday if someone will take a look at it.

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Old 02-18-2018, 05:23 PM   #33
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Thanks for your helpful response :-)
Actually, the post was a confirmation of my previous post
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There are definitely different distances implemented for different types of target (a building and a tank can be locked at a greater range than an infantry soldier).
I think there are only two classes of object though, and there probably should be a third longer range one for buildings (so small, medium and large objects, all with discrete lock distances)
So - yes there are different lock ranges - but only 2: infantry and everything else.
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:52 PM   #34
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Okay i just tried a mission with BTR-80, outpost, Grad and Zsu-23 as targets at two different date time settings the results are;

June/ 11.59 am

Could lock all targets at 9.7km except for the grad which would not lock till ~7km (which is weird as they were parked next to the BTR-80)

March/ 10am

Could lock nothing but one outpost at 9km (strangely could lock one outpost but not the other) Ground targets only became lockable at ~5.7km

In both instances targets were crystal clear on the TV display.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:39 AM   #35
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Testing max lock ranges with the Shkval.
2.5.0
Caucasus.
Target is a Leopard tank.
Summer.
No trees around the tank.
Clear skies.
No precipitation.
Narrow FOV.
The only thing I adjusted was the time of day.

0600 unable to obtain lock.
0700 lock at 3.5 km
0800 lock at 8.2 km
1200 lock at 9.2 km
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:36 PM   #36
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Had better luck locking targets last night on the last campaign and 3rd mission. Has anyone tried out locking targets on winter?
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:26 PM   #37
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Didn't fly the Ka-50 for long time, but anyone tried to adjust brightness and gain with Skhval cockpit controlls?
Possible this have now effect in 2.5?
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:09 PM   #38
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Had better luck locking targets last night on the last campaign and 3rd mission. Has anyone tried out locking targets on winter?
Yes i've tested winter and it would seem that the only variable is time of day, not season.

In winter 11.59am i get the same lock range as summer at 11.59am.

It would seem that there is a simple modifier table implemented where;

7.00am = lock range *.36
10.00am = lock range *.57
midday = lock range *1
etc


It seems to have nothing to do with actual visibility and actual light levels, and again, gain and brightness controls of the shkval don't seem to have any effect.
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Old 02-20-2018, 07:10 PM   #39
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Thanks for that info Dugong. Seems midday is the time to go hunting with the Ka-50.

Night, early morning, or late day missions would seem to be out of the question if you want the longer reach of the Vikhr.

Or get good with concealment, cannon and rockets I suppose...

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Old 02-21-2018, 02:17 PM   #40
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It seems to have nothing to do with actual visibility and actual light levels, and again, gain and brightness controls of the shkval don't seem to have any effect.
This has always been the case. The Shkval lock range is only dependent on the time of day, not the contrast shown on the Shkval or the brightness/contrast dials.
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