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Old 07-24-22, 05:14 PM   #1
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not sure if i have seen this question posted and if it has then i apologize for the duplication.

how are aircraft (a/c) deployed during a career mission?
by that i mean, what prompts a sortie?
are a/c sortied from both a CVA and an airbase with regularity?
or
is the sortie only because the player-sub has been detected, with course and speed noted for future patrols?

next, should it be assumed that an a/c sortie begins at an existing airbase AND that the a/c is limited by the range indicated in the Cfg files or is there some Ubi-secret-file of extended ranges, armament, etc that come into play?

i have some follow-ups but they are contingent on the answers to the above.

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Old 07-24-22, 10:02 PM   #2
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The CV "AirBase" seemingly usually only generates airplanes upon player detection, but I have encountered Zeroes out in the middle of nowhere, in advance of a Task Force, so they might do the same "search" algorithm of the regular AirBase also. But there is no CAP over groups... There should be. The AirBase is controlled by the AirStrike.cfg file, and they do send airplanes out at predetermined intervals. Again, there should be CAPs over AirBases, but there isn't. I have no idea how they decide on the planes to choose to send out, nor the direction to send them. There is the AirStrike probability though that generates them, and it runs the chance based upon the "Logic Steps" math. If your submarine happens to be spotted, that increases the odds of an airplane response, but directed more toward the player's position. But as with the guns, there is an "angle of error" factor that might send them out a few degrees off of your location, which sometimes puts them right on you. If you send a radio message, the HF/DF is imitated, and you have another response factor increase, etc.

As for "range"..; my impression is that when the say "radius", insinuating that an airplane goes out say 720nm and then returns, my impression is that they are going out more like 1440nm, on a suicide, "oh look, I am out of fuel, but I'll keep going" run... which is why we shortened the ranges in FotRSU considerably, and STILL there are areas with a lot of airplanes, even if the player's boat is never seen... Of course, real life was like that too...
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The CV "AirBase" seemingly usually only generates airplanes upon player detection, but I have encountered Zeroes out in the middle of nowhere, in advance of a Task Force, so they might do the same "search" algorithm of the regular AirBase also. But there is no CAP over groups... There should be. The AirBase is controlled by the AirStrike.cfg file, and they do send airplanes out at predetermined intervals. Again, there should be CAPs over AirBases, but there isn't. I have no idea how they decide on the planes to choose to send out, nor the direction to send them. There is the AirStrike probability though that generates them, and it runs the chance based upon the "Logic Steps" math. If your submarine happens to be spotted, that increases the odds of an airplane response, but directed more toward the player's position. But as with the guns, there is an "angle of error" factor that might send them out a few degrees off of your location, which sometimes puts them right on you. If you send a radio message, the HF/DF is imitated, and you have another response factor increase, etc.

As for "range"..; my impression is that when the say "radius", insinuating that an airplane goes out say 720nm and then returns, my impression is that they are going out more like 1440nm, on a suicide, "oh look, I am out of fuel, but I'll keep going" run... which is why we shortened the ranges in FotRSU considerably, and STILL there are areas with a lot of airplanes, even if the player's boat is never seen... Of course, real life was like that too...
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It can be fun to "test", so long as you don't mind losing a sub or two (dozen)... lol
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