Hope you're all having a nice day. I was hoping somebody might be able to give me a little help. I've been enjoying getting into BS2, and recently ran into trouble when flying a quick night mission. I've checked around online, especially on here and on the Eagle Dynamics forums, and in the flight manual, but I can't seem to work out how to successfully target ground units using the shkval and vikhr missiles at night. I was under the impression that I could use the shkval and slew keys to manually guide a vikhr to a ground target. I have the K-041 targeting power on, as well as having armed the laser at the laser standby switch. If I then set the weapon control switch to manual and launch a vikhr, should the missile not ride the beam (although the target is not being auto-tracked by the shkval) to the stationary ground unit where the beam terminates? The effect I manage to achieve is that my vikhrs appear to plummet significantly short of the target.
I refer to http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=57550
'You have to manually lead the Vikhrs to the target by decreasing the size of the target-box as much as possible
and keeping them manually on the target until impact'.
Well, I'm going to stick at it. To reiterate, it's only during night missions that I'm having this problem. Thanks in advance for your time, and thanks for the great advice I've found in these forums.