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Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:50 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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AH9 - Pawnee CAS capabilities


Hey guys,

Since I talked to a few people about the CAS capabilities of the Pawnee, I thought I do a bit testing today.
Often CAS is ordered to take APCs out, so I started my testing against a Marid!



As you can see the Marid takes at least 20 direct rocket hits. The disappointing result:
The Marid is still active! At least parts of the crew are still alive and disembark due to the flattened tyres. Further tests shown that the gun is still active after such an attack!

Fortunately the Pawnee can to something against light vehicles. It takes 2-4 rockets or a 3-5 second minigun burst to get a catastrophic kill (explosion) on an Ilfrid or a Strider.

Conclusion:
The Pawnee is best tasked against enemy foot mobile or light vehicles. Sending him in a confrontation with even a Light Armoured Personell Carrier (not to mention Tanks) is a good way to get the Pilot killed (or at least waste his ammo).
However, keep in mind that the Pawnee is VERY fragile when you're tasking for CAS! It can be easily shot down by Vehicle-based cannons and machineguns. Even small-arms fire can be dangerous depending on aircraft velocity and altitude, so keep enemy ground forces busy.


Cheers,
Batz


Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:40 am     Super secret spam barrier
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Ah, some interesting info there. Its a shame those rockets aren't more useful against APCs.

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Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:07 am     Super secret spam barrier
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Yes, very interesting indeed. Thanks Batz.


Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:52 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Well, I hope ACE-Mod will give him HEAP-Rockets, so you can take out APCs again - it's not of a big use at the moment.


Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:35 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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The last one looks like a out of "Pimp my Ride" :D

Btw. I would be very interested in your notes on the A2 Gunships, Benzy!


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