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Some answers on landing- killing AI bombers
« on: September 17, 2015, 04:43:59 am »

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Reddog still needs to answer the question about landing at other bases, HOWEVER, I can answer one or two:

f you land a completely undamaged aircraft at ANY friendly base, you have 2 minutes to respawn at that same base. If you leave it longer, the aircraft will de-spawn and go into the pool there.

BASICALLY - you shuuld always try and get back to your home airfield; unless
1. You want to stop on the way to refuel
2. Your pilot's life is in danger and you are happy to lose the aircraft to another base, in order to save your pilot

I am not 100% sure why the aircraft being identified as "availble" in the CI are different from those present at the field.
I suspect that the supply-screen (that big "aircraft stocks" spreadsheet page, when you click on "supply" http://www.stormofwar.org/aircraftstock.php ) is showing all aircraft whether damaged or not. If you want to see how many are actually servicealbe (not in the shop for repair), you need to expand out the drop-down of your airfield from the page with the MAP, and it will give greater details http://www.stormofwar.org/campaigninterface.php .

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postby Admin (Philstyle) » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:33 am

AKA_Recon wrote:
Sorry, one more  :)

Last night we shot down AI bombers attacking on our home soil.

What effect/impact is there by shooting them down ? Outside of the obvious they can't destroy our supplies - let's say they drop and we encounter them on the way home, is it beneficial to still attack them at this point ?

Does it effect the amount of AI bombers that can attack next time ? (do bombers resupply like our AC with limited numbers ) ?

Thanks again


Yes. The AI have "ghost" squadrons with actual supply of aircraft.
The server picks aircraft from a ghost squadron each time it launches a raid. If the aircraft belonging to that squadron have been decimated, then the raid will have fewer bombers than if a full-strength squad is picked.
So, shooting down AI bombers on their way home is also helpful to your cause overall.
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