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Adding a ghost flare gun

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I would try this myself but I'm working on a bunch of skins. But is it possible to add a ghost gun that would shoot on a key stroke out of the starboard side of the cockpit facing, say, 30 deg up and about 2 O'clock out? Then a tracer similar to the le prieur rockets could be added. Also where the flame would be on the le prieur rockets, can be changed to a color, like red, green, or blue. Maybe the flare effect can be triggered by the "Tab 1" attack command.

 

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Could we just add a "countermeasure flare dispenser" like on Thirdwire jets, but adjust the angle to fire up to the right at a 45 degree angle? We would of course have to import the flare effects etc. also. Just a thought........

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Fascinating idea! Has this been implemented in any other WWI sim past or present? Not OFF at least. If no other, the FE community could scoop the rest of them... :grin:

 

There are many accounts of flight leaders using flares to round up wingmates and head home, bombing/ground attack, etc. Don't know if using a flare to announce an air-2-air attack would be a good idea; kinda contra to the element of surprise :dntknw:

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[Flare_Station]

SystemType=DECOY_DISPENSER

EjectPosition= 0.06,-3.64,1.02

EjectVelocity= -15.0,0.0,0.5

NumFlare=5

 

This are the lines for a upward firing flare as i used it in my MiG-23PFM. To get a 45° shot you must play only with a EjectVelocity data.

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What a great idea.

 

Could you set up two flare stations for almost the same spot - one for red flares and one for green? Set them for different keys. You would only need to provide for two flares of each colour.

 

LloydNB

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