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CorvusCorvax #1 Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:29 PM

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I was disappointed by the lack of flaps.

 

NOT REALLY.

 

This thing turns.  A lot.  And is plenty fast.  And is small enough to evade gunfire.  I mixed it up over an airbase with a mix of humans and bots, and this plane  made very short work of the ADA (the Me-410s melted under universal ammo), and I could tail-ride every jet fighter that I tried with.  It took me a bit to figure out how much lead to pull at deflections greater than 60 degrees, but after I figured it out, I could hold the guns on target no problem.  I got cocky and did some low-level stuff that I should not have, and I crashed into a hillside (LOL), but I did also figured out that IL-40Ps are easy pickings for this thing - if they are bot-controlled.  A human-powered one would have been a bigger challenge.  High yo-yo figure 8s over the top, and you can scrub off their HP in a huge hurry.

 

Those four .50cal guns get the job done.



poppavein #2 Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:56 PM

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I can't play it until after work, but how does this thing land?!

 

(In the hangar, it has a hook where it is launched from a plane, and no landing gear.  It sits on a dolly.)



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View Postpoppavein, on 20 April 2018 - 03:56 PM, said:

I can't play it until after work, but how does this thing land?!

 

(In the hangar, it has a hook where it is launched from a plane, and no landing gear.  It sits on a dolly.)

 

It doesn't. Historically the Goblin was a "parasite" fighter. It was designed to be mounted on the bomb bay of a B-36 "mothership". So the landing gear is effectively the "mothership".

 


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SlappedbyRommel #4 Posted 20 April 2018 - 04:12 PM

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Cool picture thanks for sharing were any used in combat?

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View PostSlappedbyRommel, on 20 April 2018 - 11:12 AM, said:

Cool picture thanks for sharing were any used in combat?

 

no, only two prototypes were built. 

SonicPariah #6 Posted 20 April 2018 - 04:47 PM

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View Postcomtedumas, on 20 April 2018 - 04:13 PM, said:

 

no, only two prototypes were built. 

 

Yeah, by the time they got around to working out the docking and launching kinks, the planes were no longer necessary or practical. However, there is some cool test footage out there of the launch and re-docking. It looks TERRIFYING to fly.

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The AF had a long history of flirting with the mother ship flying aircraft carrier.  I can't wait to fly this thing later.

CorvusCorvax #9 Posted 20 April 2018 - 06:18 PM

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While it is fun to fly in-game, I would hate to have to hook up to that trapeze under a B36.  All that turbulent sir, plus you'd have to be close to stall speed.  Sounds like a recipe for a serious (fatal) mid-air.

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View Postpoppavein, on 20 April 2018 - 05:10 PM, said:

 

That's the one!

 

View PostRico_CotC_, on 20 April 2018 - 06:18 PM, said:

While it is fun to fly in-game, I would hate to have to hook up to that trapeze under a B36.  All that turbulent sir, plus you'd have to be close to stall speed.  Sounds like a recipe for a serious (fatal) mid-air.

 

Yeah, luckily there were multiple redundant latch points, but good luck if it isn't PERFECT weather.

 

It also had skids for "Absolute Emergency Landings" but they don't seem like they would hold up very well.



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View PostSonicPariah, on 20 April 2018 - 10:23 AM, said:

 

That's the one!

 

 

Yeah, luckily there were multiple redundant latch points, but good luck if it isn't PERFECT weather.

 

It also had skids for "Absolute Emergency Landings" but they don't seem like they would hold up very well.

 

Latch points or not, how would you like to climb in and out of the cockpit in an open bay at 40,000 feet?



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View PostWombatmetal, on 20 April 2018 - 07:14 PM, said:

 

Latch points or not, how would you like to climb in and out of the cockpit in an open bay at 40,000 feet?

 

That entire cradle retracts into the belly of the Mothership and they climb out into a Bomb Bay.

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View PostSonicPariah, on 20 April 2018 - 12:16 PM, said:

 

That entire cradle retracts into the belly of the Mothership and they climb out into a Bomb Bay.

If you look at the shots of the Goblin in the bay, the wings are wider than the bomber fusalage. It does not retract that far in. Getting in and out in flight must be an adrenaline filled moment



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View PostWombatmetal, on 20 April 2018 - 04:04 PM, said:

If you look at the shots of the Goblin in the bay, the wings are wider than the bomber fusalage. It does not retract that far in. Getting in and out in flight must be an adrenaline filled moment

 

Sounds like a perfect setting for an anime :popcorn:



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Gobling second flight - getting absolutely OWNED by an Me-262 HG II.  First time, one second of fire, dead.   Second time, going back to see if I could get him to turn fight (LOL), then getting jumped by an FJ1, and while fighting, getting lit up by the HG II again.

 

Having learned my lesson, I went to a different capture point.

 

And was put down for the third time by the same guy.

 

I had to get up from the computer I was laughing so hard.

 

Thanks to Reitousair for the beat-down and the laughs.  Holy crud, I could not believe it.







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