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Is there any possibility that with the upcoming A-6E module and AI that we would also get the upcoming KA-6 module as a flyable aircraft? Having a human operated tanker aircraft would be a great addition to DCS imo, maybe having it like the F-14 where we got the A and B, though I’m not sure how different the tanker variant is from the normal intruder and I understand if heatblur would not like to develop it do to it’s differences.

 

 

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Also not sure if there is currently any in game code to support human tankers, so that could be another issue and I fully understand if heatblur would not like to put all of that time into creating a foundation for that


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The short answer to this is that we want to - but until we know more, we can't commit just yet.

It's possible we might do some kind of "pseudo" implementation; where it's really an A-6 except in exterior shape alone, as a stop-gap.

 

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That's good to hear. I feel like theres enough of a crowd interested in non combat support aircraft like tankers, awacs, and cargo to justify them. A KA-6 could help demonstrate that just as the C-130 mod seems to.

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Considering that the A-6E with a buddy pod has virtually the same fuel offloading capabilities as the KA-6D, wouldn't it just make most sense to provide this? In fact, even the KA-6D frequently carried the buddy pod. I appreciate the AI KA-6D, because this was historically part of the air wing and stood out visually with its high-viz markings. But from a playable capabilities point of view, it offers nothing over a regular playable A-6E.

 

I assume the biggest issue with human tankers (dedicated or buddy) is that it requires implementation by ED first, including AI programming for AI receiving aircraft.

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