Fun info you may not have known about the ww3 map

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Fun info you may not have known about the ww3 map

Post by flyingfisch » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:48 pm

There is a very cool airbase near the middle of the map that you can fly into. It is a great place to watch the dogfighting from, if you can get in there.

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Fly due east from the central island.


What it looks like when you land:
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What it looks like from above:
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I would recommend using a beech baron to get in there at first, and then work up to other planes. Feel free to post pics of planes you managed to drop in there! ;)

Happy landings!
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Re: Fun info you may not have known about the ww3 map

Post by ForeverYMonster » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:56 pm

NEVER KNEW ABOUT THIS! challenge accepted, Im going to get an AN-225 in there at some point
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Post by flyingfisch » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:19 pm

It's very fun bringing civi planes in there, I'll have to get some screenshots of learjets and DC-3s I have gotten in there.
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Post by ForeverYMonster » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:25 pm

I think this might be as high as anyone can get, I barely made it, I had brakes, flaps and Reverse Thrust all on and I even blew something up on the way in with my wing tip, but I continued down the runway to the water, barely made it. Any farther and I would've turned into a water plume, but I turned and taxied down to the runway and took this screenie 8-)
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Post by flyingfisch » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:50 pm

Excellent! as far as landings go, if you manage to taxi to the supplies box and take a screenshot, we'll consider it valid, even if you overran the runway.
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Post by ForeverYMonster » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:52 pm

What about if I cant take off? :lol: I just crashed trying to take-off
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Post by flyingfisch » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:05 pm

I have actually found that things i can get in i cannot get out. How much fuel are you using?

Maybe we should log what things are possible to land/take off with that runway...
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Post by ForeverYMonster » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:08 pm

I was trying to take off with 5% fuel, I could probably get in and out of there really simple with a little .dat editing...VTOL addition for takeoff and brake efficiency if that's even a thing, I remember seeing a thing for that
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Re: Fun info you may not have known about the ww3 map

Post by NightRaven » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:27 pm

Don't want to spoil your fun but...

Most peeps that have played WW3 for years have known of its existence, so this is somewhat useless.

Though the logs of landing aircraft on this tiny strip seems interesting...

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Re: Fun info you may not have known about the ww3 map

Post by MrFunnybone » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:14 am

Actually that tiny air strip was placed cleverly, right in the middle of the two airbases. The runway is meant for when you run out of fuel or need to rearm in a dogfight (that usuaally take place in that area) you can easily glide or quickly land and refuel/ rearm. I think also that a good idea for a fun "gamemode" is a il-76 and a western equivalent try to be the first to land and stay on the island for a whole minute, while the rest of the people are in fighters and have to protect and shoot down the enemy's transport transport. 8-)

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Post by ForeverYMonster » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:45 am

Well apparently the power of the brakes mixed with the reverse thrust on the An-225 was too strong. I stopped from 137 to 43 in a few seconds. But I just set an unbeatable record. Unless somebody wants to land a fictional aircraft, but as far as Realism goes, I just landed the worlds largest aircraft on the smallest airstrip i've ever seen on YS.
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Re: Fun info you may not have known about the ww3 map

Post by Gunny » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:56 am

MUUUuuhhhhahhahahahaa realism MMmmmUUuuuuuuhhahahahahah ya that's it. :lol:Just inserting a little of my infamous dry sarcastic humor.
Sorry man not really making fun of you.All that matters is you had fun doing it. ;)
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Re: Fun info you may not have known about the ww3 map

Post by Honey Badger » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:58 am

But what of the runway is really the widest runway in YS.....(you land 90 degrees from how you just did)
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Re: Fun info you may not have known about the ww3 map

Post by flyingfisch » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:25 am

wow, great info on this map, keep it coming!

Maybe the challenge should be modified to largest aircraft that you can land and then take off from that runway.
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Re: Fun info you may not have known about the ww3 map

Post by iqmal_97 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:27 am

If I could recall correctly, I've only managed to land the Harrier (with VTOL, obviously) and just a handful of jet fighters there. One of the most memorable ones is trying it with a German Panavia Tornado. Using it's reverse thrusters makes slowing down easy. The same can't be said with taking off with almost a full bombload. ;)
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