Jump to content

AWACS can still see you through mountains


Yellonet
 Share

Recommended Posts

I have a mission where you start at an airfield behind some mountains and there is an american AWACS roughly 500 km away at low low altitude (for testing) but it still spots right at the start, you don't get a warning from the EWR but the GAI aircraft takes off so I know I've been seen.

 

I thought this was fixed in the patch.

i7-2600k@4GHz, 8GB, R9 280X 3GB, SSD, HOTAS WH, Pro Flight Combat Pedals, TIR5

Link to comment
Share on other sites

GAI aircraft will take off if an enemy AWACS is in the air period. I've tested this by placing the AI AWACS clear across the entire map (waay out of detection range) and as soon as u start the mission, GAI are already on the runway. At the very least, the GAI should be on the runway AFTER detection from enemy awacs, so I think this is a bug.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Your information is incorrect.

 

One of the first things I did when I installed the patch..

 

Some Notes..

 

Beaming AWACS hides your signature from 200km

 

A-50 Detection Range 250km

 

E2C Detection Range 250km

 

E3A Detection Range 250km

 

55G6 EWR Detection Range 275km (beaming made no difference)

 

All are tested with AWACS at 9000 Meters and enemy aircraft at 9000 Meters

 

During the MiniWar mission I host with E2C AWACS, it was easy to see aircraft dropping off RADAR when going low in the Caucuses ranges. AWACS are now limited by line of site.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well Ice, try creating a new mission; place your player craft at the extreme left of the map, add an enemy GAI aircraft at an airbase somewhere in the middle of the map, and add an enemy AWACS (doesn't matter what task is assigned) at the extreme right of the map. Start mission, wait 2 seconds... GAI aircraft ready to take off at the runway... :icon_roll

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did a few quick tests today & it did seem that AI aircraft don't get a heads up from AWACs unless the AWAC has line of sight on you. I wasn't that methodical about it though ... however, the GAI thing does happen, so maybe it's just a case of the logic not being applied to the trigger for GAI - would be an easy one to miss.

Cheers.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...