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Old 06-12-2019, 01:36 AM   #1
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Will there be plans to make the tailhook functional?

I know it is a silly question, but the USAF does have a tailhook that is functional for all their planes (including the never to be DCS-flyable F-22) for the purpose of emergency landings in case of hydraulic failures.

Also Belsim has no problem adding this insignificant piece as functional on the F-5 for the sake of being authentic, so I am curious if ED is planning to make the hook functional.
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:20 AM   #2
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If only ED modeled the BAK-12 or similar systems.
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:24 AM   #3
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Maybe they can update that for the NTTR or Persian Gulf in the future.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:18 AM   #4
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Or they add the emergency fences.. also an option.
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The F-15C and F-5E-3 have them, both used for making field landings using arrestor cables (NOT for carrier landings/recoveries) so I don't see why not, especially if we get field arresting cables in the future (it has been posted on the wishlist a few times, nothing yet though).
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:08 PM   #6
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Without the arrestors what is he point of having the tailhooks modeled?
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:12 PM   #7
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Without the arrestors what is he point of having the tailhooks modeled?
It's a part of a plane. That's the reason.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:16 PM   #8
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Maybe when they get the new damage model in for ALL aircraft, they can model what would happen to the F15's/F16's etc, if they were to use those tailhooks in a carrier landing.
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Maybe when they get the new damage model in for ALL aircraft, they can model what would happen to the F15's/F16's etc, if they were to use those tailhooks in a carrier landing.
IIRC landing on aircraft carriers in the F-5E or F-15 caused quite an amount of damage, haven't tested in a while though
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:36 PM   #10
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IIRC landing on aircraft carriers in the F-5E or F-15 caused quite an amount of damage, haven't tested in a while though
Talking about damage closer to reality compared to what we have now.
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