That misses the point. I would like to see this happen. Just focusing on 3rd and 4th generation aircraft is quite limiting. I am not saying we have to work on this now, but please consider what I am saying here. It would be a bit like ignoring the history of innovation that has led to where military aviation is now if we don't do this. Out of respect for the people who flew these aircraft in real life, I think we should bring the Korean War era and WWII aircraft in to our inventory. If not even older generation aircraft as well. It will attract more people, as there is a bunch of people out there who do not like modern generation military aviation as much as the older generations. It would be nice to have one of those old eras incorporated into an event. It won't come down to P-51 vs F-15 dogfights; "inter-compatibility" won't be a problem, and that's not what I meant for it in the first place. The P-51D model is very high quality as well. It works well for DCS; it will work here as well.
Well... No one is stopping anyone from working on WWII planes. Personally, I'm tapped. I'm actively working on three planes right now, and supporting even more, so I won't be of much help. If someone is passionate about WWII planes, feel free - but don't expect a helluva lot of support from people who aren't passionate about it.
Also, I too agree that we should remain focused on making the planes we have excellent. But I also think we'd be remiss to dictate how people should contribute.
It would be good *eventually* to have aircraft of different eras so that each event could concentrate on a time period, or limited types
Exactly my point. I wouldn't mind participating in the development of these aircraft (although I already am developing two, with more to come that's on the list.) Maybe after I made a lot of progress with the SH-60 and F/A-18A/B, I will work on the P-51 (while probably also then working on the SuperHornet as well). We should welcome people into the group who like the older generation aircraft and are willing to work on them, as we don't have enough developers to work on a ton of aircraft to satisfy this at this point.
pinto, my hands are full as well, I can't squeeze in another aircraft to develop either. The max I am willing to do at a time is two aircraft. That's why I deleted some repositories.
MQ-9 is going to receive a new and more accurate FDM and I'm pretty sure it has a working radar so I think it would be perfect if it gets weapons implementation. About future aircrafts, I've added damage code also to the latest FGUK C-17, I'll test if it works fine as it has got YASim FDM too. Mav
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