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#3523996 - 02/22/12 05:25 AM Damages on air planes ...
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I have never seen a game were the damage is so localized and so well rendered. Many have criticized the game but there are so many positive points that the negatives ones are easily forgotten. Look at this picture I have taken after a ground attack mission where I did fly a little too low and to near the explosion of some objective. Not only did I lose part of my plane but the plane developed an oil leak and it was not long before my engine did run roughly. Thanks IL2 team.




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#3524012 - 02/22/12 06:40 AM Re: Damages on air planes ... [Re: Senseispcc]
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I think "easily forgotten" may be a bit of an overstatement, but it is certainly true that the damage model is second to none. I only seldomly see the same damage and when I look at screenies from others it is always stuff I havent't seen before...
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#3524092 - 02/22/12 10:05 AM Re: Damages on air planes ... [Re: Senseispcc]
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The damage model is indeed one of the best features of the sim, although I can't say if it's better than DCS:A-10.

I personally love nursing a damaged aircraft back home, desperately checking the gauges and listening to a stuttering engine or two.

If the rest of the sim were on part with the damage model I'd be a very happy simmer.
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#3524622 - 02/23/12 04:46 AM Re: Damages on air planes ... [Re: Para_Bellum]
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Originally Posted By: Para_Bellum
The damage model is indeed one of the best features of the sim, although I can't say if it's better than DCS:A-10.

I personally love nursing a damaged aircraft back home, desperately checking the gauges and listening to a stuttering engine or two.

If the rest of the sim were on part with the damage model I'd be a very happy simmer.






I do not like the modern air games. The jet planes are too easy to fly or to technical to enjoy if realistically rendered. It is my opinion and I do share it! They have absolutely not the same feeling than the WW2 prop airplanes with their limitations. I did play some a long time ago the last one was “Lock on” a nice one also. Have fun with the games you like.
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#3524755 - 02/23/12 10:20 AM Re: Damages on air planes ... [Re: Senseispcc]
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I do not like the modern air games. The jet planes are too easy to fly or to technical to enjoy if realistically rendered. It is my opinion and I do share it! They have absolutely not the same feeling than the WW2 prop airplanes with their limitations. I did play some a long time ago the last one was “Lock on” a nice one also. Have fun with the games you like.


I'm just being the DCS ambassador here, but I'd say that modern aircraft certainly have limitations, especially within the context of symmetrical warfare. An A-10 may be easier to fly than a Spitfire, but then again I'm pretty sure you'll never have to try aerial refuelling in the Spitfire, for example. It's true that modern and historical sims differ greatly, but I've found that mastering flying skills or combat manoeuvres in either is equally rewarding.

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#3524760 - 02/23/12 10:31 AM Re: Damages on air planes ... [Re: Para_Bellum]
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Originally Posted By: Para_Bellum
I personally love nursing a damaged aircraft back home, desperately checking the gauges and listening to a stuttering engine or two.


I agree, nursing an aircraft to a airfield can be as exciting as a good dogfight, perhaps more cerebral.
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#3525137 - 02/23/12 11:20 PM Re: Damages on air planes ... [Re: Senseispcc]
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Great story, Senseispcc! Got any more pics of battle-damaged aircraft?
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#3528571 - 02/29/12 08:01 AM Re: Damages on air planes ... [Re: EinsteinEP]
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I have nearly 5000 pictures of COD in a folder so I change my wallpaper every hour;





I have many more I shall start to look for more in my collection and shall place some of them when I find the best but do the same please.
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#3530314 - 03/02/12 07:17 AM Re: Damages on air planes ... [Re: Senseispcc]
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I hope some enjoy this pictures.
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#3530815 - 03/02/12 04:53 PM Re: Damages on air planes ... [Re: Senseispcc]
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Here are a few more flying wrecks! The damage modelling is just sooooo good...















































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