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Old 01-11-2019, 01:52 AM   #1
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Default The Engine in this thing is a BULLET MAGNET!

Logs into Multiplayer server, gets kitted out with some serious firepower - engines get cranked and I am off to the battlefield.

Bunch of infantry, all lined up the fools! Mwah ha ha, I place my crosshairs on the target, closing in fast - their tiny bodies becoming bigger as I approach.

And then, I see it. A couple of tracers flying right my way, Ha! this thing can take a couple of bullets, it's a frickin tank - then I hear the dreaded "donk" - oh no, my right engine is on fire, Oh sh*t! The training missions didn't prepare me for this, I fool around pressing every button on my extinguisher panel "psshhhttt" "psshhhtt" - damn, the fire is still burning - I see a FARP in the distance, I can make it! I get within distance and there goes my rotors.... i fall from the sky like a brick - Ka-BOOM! I sigh.... - then slowly hit the reload button and do it all over again!

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Old 01-11-2019, 09:44 PM   #2
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I agree!
The Mi-8 has a huge empty (not counting potential soft bodies) cargo hold which takes up about 70% of the fuselage - but every single little 5.56mm bullet seemes to find its way into the engines and set them on fire!

This has bugged me for a while, and is definitly fishy!

On a side note - engine fire wont go out if you discharge the extinguisers, while fuel is still pumped into them. You need to cut off the fuel valves first!
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:06 AM   #3
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Damage models are being worked on, let's just hope the Mi-8 gets some love in that regard.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:54 PM   #4
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Personally, why would you take the Mi-8 into combat? It's really just a troop carrier, and the weapons are meant for DEFENSE.


I don't own it, but it doesn't look like it would maneuver well, nor be very fast.
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:21 PM   #5
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no its not, its been in many a war zone, not just for defence
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:47 PM   #6
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Its more armored than you think
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:02 PM   #7
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Personally, why would you take the Mi-8 into combat? It's really just a troop carrier, and the weapons are meant for DEFENSE.


I don't own it, but it doesn't look like it would maneuver well, nor be very fast.


Faster than the Huey brother!

when moving into a hot LZ the chopper should change height and speed randomly. Dropping collective and letting the airframe fall 5 to 10 metres is all that is needed for avoiding incoming fire that originates 0.600 - 1 km distance. A straight flying chopper is a magnet for bullets, even some slack jawed backwater ingrate can hit such a predictable target.


No one said this was gonna be easy.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:27 PM   #8
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Having said that, there is a problem.
I believe that the enemy ground troops are god almighty when aiming for the engines, they are programmed at source to engage the most vulnerable component of an airframe, and if simple avoidance is not taken... they will pop an engine.


The RL British SAS could not achieve such results at such a constant rate!
And they train every one else!
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:19 AM   #9
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I have a hard enough time against Zu-23 and Igla's while flying the Shark. I don't think I would want to try and engage those in the Mi-8.
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:29 PM   #10
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Nor are you required to do so, if you're facing those AD assets, something has gone very wrong.

The Mi-8 weapons are supressive at best and used against soft targets such as infantry, trucks and such.

The heavy demolition crew of KA50s and FW aircrafts should take on the bigger fish in the pond.
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