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Old 02-10-2009, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default Allow tanks to laser targets

in the old days i'd get 2 tanks, 1 officer, 1 engineer

now, I don't need the engineer anymore, so I bring a medic.

but I stil want to call in CAS, so I have officer.

But don't tanks have their own lasering capabilities? I imagine they do.

If you gave the Driver the ability to laser I can bring 3 tanks to the fight increasing my squad's chances of surviving and allowing more tanks to be active at any given time.


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Old 02-10-2009, 11:30 PM   #2
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Oooo that would be epic, like this idea, but who will lase and how? all mouse buttons are taken with smoke and tank shells.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:33 PM   #3
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driver not gunner
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:35 PM   #4
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Driver has left mouse free for this. (it would work just like the attack chopper gunner)


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Old 02-10-2009, 11:56 PM   #5
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This is a great idea Rudd. I was also tempted to suggest something like this, but with the addition of the addition of the commander position be able to hull down with the ctrl key (and possibly switch to a camera mode).


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Old 02-11-2009, 01:00 AM   #6
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anything you can laser designate you could also just destroy with your main gun so i dont really see the point. plus do we know if tanks do this in real life?

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Old 02-11-2009, 01:10 AM   #7
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anything you can laser designate you could also just destroy with your main gun so i dont really see the point. plus do we know if tanks do this in real life?
Other tanks etc would be engaged with the main gun, however infantry in cover are harder to hit, lasering their position for an air strike works well.

I do it using the soflam atm, its a good tactic that allows my squad to engage enemies in cover.

I'm not sure of the realism of it to be perfectly honest. But in any case, if all is needed is a soflam, I'm pretty sure they could just...bring one. IRL all cuz u have 'the crewman kit' doesn't mean that your hands fall off if ur touching the designator.

The only problems I can think of, is that all the tanks will be able to see the designation? (which would actually be quite cool, but I dunno how realistic that is)


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Old 02-11-2009, 02:39 AM   #8
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this is a actually GREAT SUGGESTION! i think the driver shud laze.


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Old 02-11-2009, 05:59 AM   #9
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Except MBTs don't have their own laser painting equipment in real life. At best they have a LRF and an IVIS which can give accurate co-ordanence to artillary or GPS guided weapons.
There are specialised light vehicles that have proper JTAC gear which do the lasing.

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Old 02-11-2009, 05:01 PM   #10
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What Flanker says is correct. There are specialized Fire Support Team (FiST) vehicles that have this capability. Refleks ATGM equipped tanks can designate for their own missiles, but not other platforms, as far as I know.
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