Sea/Float plane and flying boat behaviour

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Sea/Float plane and flying boat behaviour

#1 Post by SGTscuba » Mar 04 2014

I noted in the Unit Errors thread that seaplanes and other types of water landing (not water crashing!) capable aircraft may not be working properly.

As smaller nations I tend to use these units more often as I cant afford real carriers just for recon, and often don't have bases abroad. Even when I play as bigger nations (such as the USA), its nice to free up fleet carriers and escort carriers for assaults and use seaplanes for recon purposes.

I believe that seaplanes/floatplanes/flying boats should be able to land on the water (I believe that's supposed to be the way they work ingame). If not, then there are more that need to be seaplane tender carryable so they can resupply. Otherwise seaplanes and flying boats will remain pretty much useless.
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Re: Sea/Float plane and flying boat behaviour

#2 Post by geminif4ucorsair » Mar 04 2014

SGTscuba wrote:I noted in the Unit Errors thread that seaplanes and other types of water landing (not water crashing!) capable aircraft may not be working properly.
I believe that seaplanes/floatplanes/flying boats should be able to land on the water (I believe that's supposed to be the way they work ingame). If not, then there are more that need to be seaplane tender carryable so they can resupply. Otherwise seaplanes and flying boats will remain pretty much useless.
It appears there will be Seaplane Tenders in the game....and they should act just like Supply Ships and Tankers (AO/AOR) in providing support at any location (port, atoll, at-sea....)......big users of the ship type include France, Japan and U.S.
at least I have been including them in a work-copy mdb for them to include if BG so desires.

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Re: Sea/Float plane and flying boat behaviour

#3 Post by SGTscuba » Mar 04 2014

Seaplanes should still be able to land anywhere on water, even get stuck having run out of fuel and still be fine too
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Re: Sea/Float plane and flying boat behaviour

#4 Post by Aragos » Mar 05 2014

Except, of course, that we are talking about a squadron of seaplanes, not a single aircraft. I can't think of any historical event where an entire seaplane squadron flew out, ran out of fuel, and sat in a big cluster somewhere waiting for a tender :D

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Re: Sea/Float plane and flying boat behaviour

#5 Post by SixthtySixthSix » Jul 30 2018

Aragos wrote:
Mar 05 2014
Except, of course, that we are talking about a squadron of seaplanes, not a single aircraft. I can't think of any historical event where an entire seaplane squadron flew out, ran out of fuel, and sat in a big cluster somewhere waiting for a tender :D
yes, seaplanes should be able to land on water [as i am absolutely sure that this will make the coding section insane] as a squadron of elint seaplanes could recon 17km of water off of a coast and be fired on with land units without aa and load unit like ekranoplanes etc :D and run out of fuel

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Re: Sea/Float plane and flying boat behaviour

#6 Post by SixthtySixthSix » Jun 18 2019

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Aggrandizing self opportunity has led me to poke the proverbial stick in the ribs of my Favorite Game's developers... seaplanes for the new edition? :D :P :-)

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