What are the; "check your six" and "incoming" sounds for? -1 reply

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#1 15 years ago

In the bf1942 sound.rfa file there are radio commands like "check your six", "incomming" and "charge". First I thought they were some beta sounds. But when I checked the R2R sound file thoose sounds where there too!?

So what are they good for? BTW Once I heard a guy yelling at me "Check your six!!!" But I dunno how he did it


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#2 15 years ago

Here you go, a short quote from an article I have found:

Without really realizing it, he swiveled his head around to front and rear searching the sky for any signs of the enemy. It was the automatic reflex of a combat pilot. Failure to check your six, or scan the horizon for enemies, could mean instant death.

It could be that only the pilots in the new bombers have access to this command? I suppose if you see a guy being snuck up on you can yell "check your six" as a warning for him to watch out!

"Incoming" is a well known classic and usually refers to artillery fire, because the flash of the guns can be seen long before the sound of the shell, so yelling "incoming" will warn your mates that you have seen the artillery firing on your position.

As for "charge" I guess just a general order to attack,

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#3 15 years ago

The "Check Your Six" voice command can only be used if you're a pilot, in a 2-seater I think. I believe it was F6 F6. There is also "Abondon Ship" F7 F6. Incoming and Charge, hmm, never heard any of those. Oh, and check your six basically means check behind you. The well known clock. 12 is in front of you, 6 is behind you, etc.

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#4 15 years ago

hmmmi realy would like 2 know how 2 say "incomming" or "CHARGE!"


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#5 15 years ago

"Incomming" is A very general warning, of something comming your way, be it Arty, planes, infantry, or armour.

and I think that you have to fidle around with the voice commands to find them.

The one I like the most is "Fire in the hole!!!" :)