This happens to me online very often : shot up ( by flak ) but no place to repair ! Carriers should be able to repair their aircraft, as in real life they do too.
The vanilla bf system of "just bail and get another one" is unwanted for 2 reasons in FH : You can't bail since pilot kits are unavailable on carriers ( often no pilot class in menu either ) and if you were to ditch the plane in the water near the carrier, and live after a little swim, you will be one of the many useless plane campers waiting for aircraft, not contributing to your side efforts to win the round.
Bailing out if your aircraft is shot up above a carrier isn't very realistic neither.......
If carriers would repair their aircraft ( when landed on deck, maybe on a certain marked spot ) a pilot could be much sooner up again and contribute to the fighting.
Also very frequent occasion : returning to Crete german airfield, after being shot up by flak. There is no way to get your aircraft repaired here.....
Wich means the very first bullit or not even near flak cloud will kill you.....and when it does explode, that aircraft takes quitte a while to return to where the troops on the ground need it to take out tanks and flag defenders.
If it could be repaired, it would be back much sooner, and be more usefull.
This airfield does have a repair hangar.......but it looks.......a bit inaccesible to me.
Offline you actually can land and repair your plane in there.....( hangar is functional ) but i doubt online it can be doen with active flak and mg firing on you, when you are already close to exploding mid air anyway.....
Btw : all screens are offline ( obviously ) that way it was easier to take them, representing the situation.
I pretend I'm cooler than AzH
27th April 2003
woukld be better if you made it so that you cna reload from air and repair since with this new flight system its hard to land ...
30th May 2003
I don't think you can make carriers repair as they would not only repair the planes, but also themselves at the same time! But I still agree there should be a place to land and repair, like I said in your last thread about the same subject.
'LIGHTNING [NL']I don't think you can make carriers repair as they would not only repair the planes, but also themselves at the same time! But I still agree there should be a place to land and repair, like I said in your last thread about the same subject.
No, Lightning....that was about obstructed places that are supposed to used for repair....
And that repair facility is empty and accesible, the risk a respawn of the vehicle that is normally placed there is going to kill you......
Reload issues like this i wonder about too.......if you run out, there has got to be a way to aquire a new load !
Pain is a sensation. Enjoy it
9th February 2004
I used to land on carriers to repair in previous versions, as I flew as an Engineer. But that was fraught with difficulties, as tards would either TK me to get the plane as I repaired it, or steal it as I was repairing it, or just destroy the plane. I even used to land on Midway at the very end of the airstrip, repair and take off, even if the island was held by the enemy! was often safer. The subs definetly need a supply boat or similar (make a nice target!) Its the only unit I know of that can't resupply.
The Internet ends at GF
10th November 2003
I manage to repair my plane quite nicely on carriers...... it's not too difficult to land your plane, hop out and repair it...... thats on the axis carrier. The Allied carrier however, does get very crowded, making it particularly difficult to land.
GF Pwns Me!
27th April 2003
I can do without the magic repair shops, it distracts from the mod's realism imho. Although I do agree the engineer should be able to make limited repairs. Also please remove the medic lockers dev's, if not then consider limiting them to an absolute minimum.
Repair pads are only "magic" because there are no mechanics that work there....and it goes a bit faster then RL....but it is a game.
Same goes for airfields and carriers. These were all able to repair damaged aircraft in RL. Nothing magic about that.
Aircraft should be able to be repaired in every map. Now that it is not recommendable to fly without a parachute, the need to be able to repair aircraft somewhere has only increased.
That ships cannot be repaired ( a few health bars at least ) is nonsense too.
All ships in game, up to even the sub had engineers onboard that were able to emergency repair damage. Destroyers, cruisers and battleships had even large workshops that were able to produce spare parts and replacement parts themselves.....up to some point ofcourse, for very heavy damage they needed docks.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Medic lockers should only heal you for about 40 to 60% , lets make it 50%. Not that they are that useful, most of the times your either a happy soldier or screwed... although it sometimes happens that you fall of stairs, windows and get hit a jeep/truck.
I'm too cool to Post
16th July 2003
Well it was common for early war Jap fighter pilots not to wear parachutes as it was felt that it encumbered their ability to move around and look.
That wasnt what you wanted to hear about pilot kits was it? OK there needs to be more pilot kits.
But yes aircraft carriers had complete machine shops and metal shops where they could damm near rebuild a plane from scratch if they had to.
I was on Iwo and got shot up bu FLAK and with the new elevators and flight model landing on the carriers was out of the question.