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Laser-guided, state-of-the-art!
Posted in: Modeling
Posted 2014-01-25 at 00:31 by [R-DEV]Rhino

Here's a little something I've been working on for you all; a new family of Paveway Laser Guided Bombs

We've needed the GBU-12 500lb LGB for some time now and as I was making one of the Paveways it made sense to make all the ones we needed for our NATO jets, that all used the same UVs and textures. While each of these bombs may have different colours, they all use the same normal and spec textures from the same texture sheet meaning that two-thirds of each bomb's textures are shared between them all while still having them all look unique, drastically reducing memory usage from lots of individually unique bombs

Gameplay-wise this is mostly a visual and optimization change, other than when it comes to the different sizes of bombs. Currently, our only LGBs ingame are 1000lb bombs, where here we have 500lb and 2000lb bombs, which needless to say the 500lb bombs do half as much damage and the 2000lb do twice as much damage as our current 1000lb bombs.

Although to start with pretty much all of the jets will still be using the 1000lb bombs, The F-15E Strike Eagle has been loaded with eight GBU-12 500lb LGBs, replacing four 1000lb LGBs which is its more realistic loadout and means that while it still carries the same amount of bang overall, it can strike at a lot more targets in one sortie.

The German Tornado IDS has also revived a bit of loadout change since the Luftwaffe don't (at least not currently/commonly) use 1000lb or 500lb LGBs on their Tornado's, only the Paveway III GBU-24 2000lb LGB. They are so large that it can only carry two of them (with fuel tanks) into battle. But let's not forget, these are super powerful bombs with an explosion radius of 225 metres, so they can be quite effectively manually guided down by the weapons officer (gunner/co-pilot) into the general area of the enemy and will most likely take out your target, instead of having to rely on a precision strike, painted from the ground.

Hope you guys like these little goodies and put them to good use
Updated 2021-05-27 at 17:39 by Rhino
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    I keef finding myself looking for a +1 button... that is to say, really liking what I'm seeing here in this discush. Easy!
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    Nice the 2000lbers are back. Time to nuke some clueless Ruskies on Silent.
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    My Awesomeness Indicators say: Time to buy an Joystick!
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    hip hip hip Rhino!!!!!!!!!!
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