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19 ore fa, Sh4rk ha scritto:

Those 2 things alone would make the Ka50 experience in general a lot better. You can't replace those with a whole new helo with different systems, even if they're better ones.

 

They didn't replace anything.

They're developing the Apache, AND they can't go on with Ka-50 upgrades cause of Russian law updates.

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The thing is, helicopters are different from planes. An airplane by it's nature wants to fly, and if not interfered with too strongly by unusual events or by a deliberately incompetent pilot, it will fly. A helicopter does not want to fly. It is maintained in the air by a variety of forces in opposition to each other, and if there is any disturbance in this delicate balance the helicopter stops flying; immediately and disastrously.

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The good thing in DCS is the accuracy of simulation, not a race to find which is the most capable helicopter / aircraft on the battlefield. Otherwise sabre and mig-15 wouldn't have any sense. So maybe

Also, importantly, if an Apache & Shark were to dogfight, and run out of munitions, the Shark can still charge up and utilise deadly "Tail-Slap" maneuver it can limp away from.

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24 minutes ago, 3WA said:

Hey Chromium, I see your a modder.  Don't suppose you could just give us a mod for the Iglas and the FLIR could you? 😛

 

I don't even care if the Igla's just float beneath the wingtip.  Better than getting killed by jets and Apache's.

 

  Putting Iglas on a hardpoint would be easy enough by editing a LUA, FLIR is effectively impossible it's not just a ''quick hax''. Regarding iglas, as you lack any method to actually arm or aim them, they would most likely not work anyway, even if modded onto the plane.

 

  Further, this would only be useful offline in private play, but I gather you likely mean online. It would absolutely not pass integrity check and no server would allow you on with such a hacked aircraft, so there's little point in bothering.

 

  Lastly... in no world should a helo realistically expect to ''fight'' jets. You either avoid them, or operate with friendly cover. Yoloing off by yourself online into contested space is suicidal, just like it is in real life. You're not going to ''dogfight'' other helos all the time either, unless you're ''doing it wrong'' in the first place.

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Iglas already were attempted to be modded, including by me. It would require to recode the entire system which is obviously not possible, as the IR guidance "script" does not exist on Ka. You can get Iglas on your helo by editing few luas... But they won't shoot unless you edit them and set the igla sensor to laser guided and not IR, which, basically, means making a vikhr reskin with no use. 

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2 hours ago, zhukov032186 said:


You're not going to ''dogfight'' other helos all the time either, unless you're ''doing it wrong'' in the first place.

Well, I don't know if you play "offline" much, but try playing the mission "Battle" in the Ka-50.  In fact, every mission I've ever flown with heli's in them, the heli's will ignore everything else in their path, and come directly for YOU!  I have to immediately move to engage them, because they are coming straight at me.  And with a cheap joystick, like the majority of us have, it's very hard to get a lock on them.  If they get close, they will dominate you with their guns.  Sometimes, they go for a TOW at range.  They usually even kill my wingman pretty easily if I send him after them.

 

So yeah, there's no avoiding heli dog fights in Offline.  The real reason I really want Igla's.

 

Wish there was a way to just mod them in.  I know there's the old Lua trick to just change the CLSID and give your wingmen R-60's, but seems too unrealistic, and can't use them myself.


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8 hours ago, 3WA said:

Well, I don't know if you play "offline" much, but try playing the mission "Battle" in the Ka-50.  In fact, every mission I've ever flown with heli's in them, the heli's will ignore everything else in their path, and come directly for YOU!  I have to immediately move to engage them, because they are coming straight at me.  And with a cheap joystick, like the majority of us have, it's very hard to get a lock on them.  If they get close, they will dominate you with their guns.  Sometimes, they go for a TOW at range.  They usually even kill my wingman pretty easily if I send him after them.

 

So yeah, there's no avoiding heli dog fights in Offline.  The real reason I really want Igla's.

 

Wish there was a way to just mod them in.  I know there's the old Lua trick to just change the CLSID and give your wingmen R-60's, but seems too unrealistic, and can't use them myself.

 

Why put yourself in crap position then complain about it? 🙂

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Well, for one, in "Battle", you're literally thrown into it.  They really should start you further back from the battle.

 

Annndddd, there's no cover but a treeline.  Trying to use Volk's "uncage and lock" scheme where you get three seconds for the target to wander into the lock box.

 

I've seen it work now, but still difficult against fast moving targets.  Strangely, I don't recall seeing that "scan" option in the manual.  But I guess it's the same as that "scan" switch on the panel, which I also never saw in the manual.  If I can get that working well, then the only thing I will really be wanting is FLIR.

It's crazy that a copter this modern wouldn't have FLIR.  It's like they just had NO intention of every using it for night missions.


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50 minutes ago, 3WA said:

It's crazy that a copter this modern wouldn't have FLIR.  It's like they just had NO intention of every using it for night missions.

It was in the HIND successor contests requirements being day-night. It seems Russian FLIR+NVG tech in that regard was bit behind vs. the West. They did build the first Ka-50 Night Attack model in '97, and then followed on a few years later with a second model. They had some issues with the safety regulations saying the NVGs needed to be plugged in as backup, which meant there were some design issues for the newer stuff where that cable could injure the pilot when ejecting. From what I understand their primary issue was simply fall of the Soviet Union and a dire lack of funding - the Ka-50 project itself, as well as the Russian developers of that tech. They did have some super-swanky helmet planned at one point, but with the dissolution that country splitting off left them without that option.

That and when the FLIR was viable, the Russian ministries just lost interest in the Ka-50 and only funded the Ka-52.

 

Random fun fact, there was even a Ka-50I 'fighter' proposed in the late 90s, mounting a radar and pure air-to-air layout to take out hang gliders, drones and aircraft - which never got funded, but sounds like what one needs for that Battle mission.

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