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FALRIC #1 Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

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I am somewhat new to this version of WOWPs. Need to know if my bomb sites are working. I am not getting any change in my sites when I activate them. I have to switch to free camera in order to see my bomb site on the ground, which means I have no flight control. What am I doing wrong? What do I need to do. Thanks in advance for any help.

NL_Celt #2 Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:46 PM

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I've noticed that as well, but am normally in a fighter so doesn't come up much. But pressing LShift doesn't do anything for me. I can manage to drop bombs accurately enough without going to free view but tend to have to nose up to see the target circle.

Edited by NL_Celt, 05 January 2018 - 04:47 PM.


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Left Shift only works on bombers as far as I know. GAAs and MFs just have to tip over into a dive to use the aiming reticule

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FluffyPabu #4 Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:48 PM

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bomb sight do not work with aircrafts except bombers. bomb sight also doesn't work for bombers when you fly it below 200m

NL_Celt #5 Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:54 PM

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View Postpoisonousblood, on 05 January 2018 - 04:48 PM, said:

bomb sight do not work with aircrafts except bombers. bomb sight also doesn't work for bombers when you fly it below 200m

 

View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 05 January 2018 - 04:47 PM, said:

Left Shift only works on bombers as far as I know. GAAs and MFs just have to tip over into a dive to use the aiming reticule

 

Kind of thought that might be the answer. Rockets are easier to use!

Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #6 Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:11 PM

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View PostNL_Celt, on 05 January 2018 - 11:54 AM, said:

 

 

Kind of thought that might be the answer. Rockets are easier to use!

 

or you could really improve your accuracy... :kamikaze:

 

and respawn until it rains

 


Edited by Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo, 05 January 2018 - 05:11 PM.

if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


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View PostFALRIC, on 05 January 2018 - 08:03 AM, said:

I am somewhat new to this version of WOWPs. Need to know if my bomb sites are working. I am not getting any change in my sites when I activate them. I have to switch to free camera in order to see my bomb site on the ground, which means I have no flight control. What am I doing wrong? What do I need to do. Thanks in advance for any help.

 

WoWP does not have a "Strafing" camera any longer, for the planes carrying bombs, try to get the camera in a position where you are able to see the reticule on the ground and over the target. Once the reticule turns yellow, drop your bomb(s)


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Colddawg #8 Posted 05 January 2018 - 06:56 PM

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There's a separate "Bomber View" button for when you are flying a bomber.  It's not left shift (Gun Sight View).

 

For all other aircraft types, you have to nose down slightly and go into at least a shallow dive.


Edited by Colddawg, 05 January 2018 - 06:57 PM.

Keep your head on the swivel.


FALRIC #9 Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:55 PM

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Thanks all for the help. I was recalling the strafe mode I guess. This may require a bit more practice on my part.



Moggytwo #10 Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:03 AM

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You can either drop in a 30° dive where you can see the circle, or with practice it doesn't take long to work out the release point while low with 0° pitch.

comtedumas #11 Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:24 AM

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View PostColddawg, on 05 January 2018 - 01:56 PM, said:

There's a separate "Bomber View" button for when you are flying a bomber.  It's not left shift (Gun Sight View).

 

For all other aircraft types, you have to nose down slightly and go into at least a shallow dive.

 

what is it?

 



Andreas_Jager #12 Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:08 PM

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View Postcomtedumas, on 07 January 2018 - 02:24 AM, said:

 

what is it?

 

 

Left Shift is the bomb sight button for bombers, unless you remap it.

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View PostGhostPrime, on 05 January 2018 - 01:55 PM, said:

WoWP does not have a "Strafing" camera any longer, for the planes carrying bombs, try to get the camera in a position where you are able to see the reticule on the ground and over the target. Once the reticule turns yellow, drop your bomb(s)

 

I'd like to add that the aiming reticle might be broken, since I almost never see it turning yellow while flying my GAAs. Sometimes I get a glimpse of it after I released the bombs, but it lasts for about a quarter of a second


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View PostFALRIC, on 05 January 2018 - 11:03 AM, said:

I am somewhat new to this version of WOWPs. Need to know if my bomb sites are working. I am not getting any change in my sites when I activate them. I have to switch to free camera in order to see my bomb site on the ground, which means I have no flight control. What am I doing wrong? What do I need to do. Thanks in advance for any help.

 

you get the circle on any plane with bombs, but you only get the bomb sights on bombers by pressing left shift.  

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View Postpoisonousblood, on 05 January 2018 - 08:48 AM, said:

bomb sight do not work with aircrafts except bombers. bomb sight also doesn't work for bombers when you fly it below 200m

 

Yeah that's frustrating.

Especially since IRL A-26 were often dropping bombs from below 100m.

Skip bombing was done at 75m.

Parachute retarded bombs were also dropped from a similarly low altitude.


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Here is another thing. If you don't equip bombs, you will not get a bombing sight no matter how you angle to dive a plane.

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This is royal bullship....  Keep trying to drop bombs and I can't see ship cause the LShift won't work!!!

 

Return the damned setting so we can SEE what the hell we are doing!!!



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View PostFALRIC, on 05 January 2018 - 11:03 AM, said:

I am somewhat new to this version of WOWPs. Need to know if my bomb sites are working. I am not getting any change in my sites when I activate them. I have to switch to free camera in order to see my bomb site on the ground, which means I have no flight control. What am I doing wrong? What do I need to do. Thanks in advance for any help.

 

what plane?  Only bombers can use the bombsight.  

 

Also, there is a bug that the first plane on a sports may not have the trailing sight at first, and the only way to fix it is it is to die, then it will show,back up.  






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