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  1. It also depends on what time period you are talking about.  In the 1970's and early 1980's, we had both a destroyer and a helicopter designated for lifeguard duty-- if they were available.  In the days of LORAN ABC, it was all too easy to be permanently lost at sea.  Destroyers were tasked with anti-submarine duties and frigates were tasked with anti-air duties.  The big cruisers provided anti-surface and anti-air support.  The standard deployment of a carrier battle group was-- destroyers at 12 and 6, and frigates at 3 and 9.  Their average distance from the carrier was about 2-4 NM (depending on their sensors and weapons).  Hope that helps.

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  2. If you are asking why anyone would set their radar below zero-- In the 1980's, I was taught to routinely set my radar to -1 or -2 feet to ensure that my radar coverage is truly at "0" feet.  Variations in the surface (land or sea) as well as variations in the technology (atmospheric or laser) can allow the opposition to sneak past a defender in the "real" world.  Hope that helps.

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  3. I decided to plunge into DCS all the way back in July 2020.  I designed and built a system that was in line with those used by the Top Guns of DCS at the time.  Almost by accident, I ran across an advertisement for the pre-sale of the HP Reverb2 and decided to take a chance.  For me, the added 3D effect changed DCS from an intellectual exercise to an obsession (almost).  It brought back knowledge and memories from the basic flight training that I received in the 1980's and definitely raised my game.  Hope that helps.

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  4. For the last couple of months, I have been creating (and flying) carrier-based missions for the FA-18C, Supercarrier, and the Marianas Island map with no special problems.  Because the MI map is highly detailed on land, I do have to use lower DCS settings for AG missions to avoid hanging and stuttering in VR.  However, I am able to use higher DCS settings for AA engagements over the water-- which is nearly two/thirds of the map.  Consequently, it depends entirely on what type of missions you wish to fly.  As for me, the MI map is the best map DCS has created so far.  Hope this helps.  (Currently working on a modern version of the "Marianas Turkey Shoot").

  5. I have been using Windows 11 with DCS since its release the first week of October.   I was hoping that it might resolve the "twitching" I have been experiencing with HP Reverb2 display since 2.7.7-- regardless of DCS settings.  For me, Windows 11 has added no new issues and seems to be more stable than Windows 10.  For example, I am now able to use the latest NVidia drivers without added problems-- an issue for me before Windows 11.  I still do not use the Game Mode option or any type of power management with my USB controllers.  I have not run across anyone describing the issues that you are experiencing-- yet.  I will let you know if I do.  Good luck and happy hunting.

  6. As I understand it:


    Refueling aircraft (like all mission aircraft) have a responsibility to reach assigned navigation waypoints at the times designated-- as much as the mission allows.  Although implemented in the days before GPS, it still gives modern aircraft the ability to locate tankers should communication and navigation resources be disrupted in any way.  Consequently, it is up to the refueling aircraft to "show up and catch-up".

  7. I get the same screen rendition as you do (no fix that I am aware of).  I also lose complete mouse "click-ability" in the FA-18C occasionally-- it usually corrects itself after a couple of minutes.  I get better reliability with the "mouse in window" option selected in the DCS "VR" option page.

  8. It finally happened.  After a couple of near misses in the last couple of weeks, I finally collided with my "wingman" immediately after launch in the Supercarrier module.  As a consequence, I was admonished for "fratricide" and punished with the  loss of my combat points.  Is this a software problem or am I responsible for staggering the launches?  How do I prevent it?  Thanks.

  9. I am having the same problems. After the latest updates, nothing is being recorded in the logbook section-- total flight time, shoot-downs, etc. The data collection option is checked in both versions. Also there is no debriefing after each instant mission. Any suggestions?

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