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Zaikadi #1 Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:04 AM

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I'm sure it's the second most common question in this forum, but what is the significance of the stars on the fuselage, under the plane's cockpit? I've just started an A6M1 last night and I have two. My Hayate has four and one round thing (flower?). My I-17 has three stars. My IL-2 has three and three bombs. My P-40 has four little airplanes and a bomb.

 

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SpiritFoxMY #2 Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:20 AM

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View PostZaikadi, on 16 October 2018 - 02:04 PM, said:

I'm sure it's the second most common question in this forum, but what is the significance of the stars on the fuselage, under the plane's cockpit? I've just started an A6M1 last night and I have two. My Hayate has four and one round thing (flower?). My I-17 has three stars. My IL-2 has three and three bombs. My P-40 has four little airplanes and a bomb.

 

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Stars/Crosses are kill markers. Bombs are ground target kills.

 

They represent 1 kill, 10 kills, 100, 200, 500, 2000, 5000 iirc


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Zaikadi #3 Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:25 AM

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Bubba_Zanetti #4 Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:32 AM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 16 October 2018 - 01:20 AM, said:

 

Stars/Crosses are kill markers. Bombs are ground target kills.

 

They represent 1 kill, 10 kills, 100, 200, 500, 2000, 5000 iirc

 

Are you positive?  It was 1, 10, 50, 200, 500, 2000...

 

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SpiritFoxMY #5 Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:34 AM

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View PostBubba_Zanetti, on 16 October 2018 - 02:32 PM, said:

 

Are you positive?  It was 1, 10, 50, 200, 500, 2000...

 

You're probably right. I just couldn't remember whether the third mark was 50 or 100

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Bubba_Zanetti #6 Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:45 AM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 16 October 2018 - 01:34 AM, said:

 

You're probably right. I just couldn't remember whether the third mark was 50 or 100

 

Ah, ok.  I was afraid they went and changed another feature without player input.

 

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wylleEcoyote #7 Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:04 AM

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I always wondered what those Black/White (aerial targets) and Black/Yellow (ground targets) hash marks on the tails of german planes were.
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my first thought was of this from your title OP.


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Yes   +1

 

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Captain_Underpants53 #11 Posted 16 October 2018 - 08:28 PM

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View PostFlakValleyExpress, on 16 October 2018 - 06:36 AM, said:

 

my first thought was of this from your title OP.

 

Well I, for one, am certainly glad to have those nightmares back!  Great!

 

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Zaikadi #12 Posted 18 October 2018 - 09:44 PM

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View PostFlakValleyExpress, on 16 October 2018 - 11:36 AM, said:

 

my first thought was of this from your title OP.

 

Open the pod, HAL.

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