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Lower Ar-2 minimal optimal altitude

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egikov #1 Posted 06 October 2018 - 07:00 PM

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Ar-2 should have the same minimal optimal altitude 700 m as Pe-2, or lower.

Ar-2 is a diving bomber just like Pe-2 and 900 m minimal optimal altitude  is too high.

vcharng #2 Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:35 AM

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Well what does minimum optimal do? does it reduce your engine performance or something?

I'm actually quite happy they introduced the setting to discourage low-alt bombing as it simply shouldn't happen when bombers are defined as high-altitude aircraft in this game.


As for your suggestion I think that would mean changing Ar-2 into a GAA in this game.

SpiritFoxMY #3 Posted 08 October 2018 - 12:59 AM

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Minimum altitude works the same as maximum operational - reduces engine power. Honestly of all the things wrong with the Ar-2, this is the least of it. If you don't want to eat the penalty, just... you know... dive bomb. Drop down to minimum safe altitude during the attack run then pull up once its safe to do so and fly at optimum between caps.


Just because it's less efficient doesn't mean you don't go down there. I like to fly my Peshka at 400m but I cruise around at about 800 - 1000. 


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