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    Question A question regarding AI German bombers...

    Hey guys,

    I also have another question regarding Thicko's Dornier bombers and the Ju-88s by Krystof Malinowski. When attacked from behind, they both have a tendency to dive hard if the damage focuses on the control surfaces, (elevator and rudder assemblies on the tail) and then recover after several seconds, which has the effect of throwing off your attack. However the Heinkel bomber does not do this.

    Is this AI behavior or a .cfg /.air issue?
    "Rami"

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    Rami

    I think it's the AI logic, but the airfile influences behaviour too (as does the "category" in the dp file).

    I took a quick look at all 3 airfiles using AirEd & noticed the GC He111 has a much smaller elevator area (record 320) than either the Do17Z2 or the KM Ju88A4 - (only 13 sq ft versus 49 & 44 sq ft)

    I suspect changing this value will reduce the elevator authority (record 1101; Cm-de Pitch Moment- Elevator) & thereby it's tendency to use the vertical to react to attack. Of course there'll be trade-offs, reduce the elevator authority too much & the Ju88 will suck as a dive bomber (it'll never pull out of the dive, so the AI pilots will probably not go into a dive attack profile, no matter what their mission orders might be...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleTgt View Post
    Rami

    I think it's the AI logic, but the airfile influences behaviour too (as does the "category" in the dp file).

    I took a quick look at all 3 airfiles using AirEd & noticed the GC He111 has a much smaller elevator area (record 320) than either the Do17Z2 or the KM Ju88A4 - (only 13 sq ft versus 49 & 44 sq ft)

    I suspect changing this value will reduce the elevator authority (record 1101; Cm-de Pitch Moment- Elevator) & thereby it's tendency to use the vertical to react to attack. Of course there'll be trade-offs, reduce the elevator authority too much & the Ju88 will suck as a dive bomber (it'll never pull out of the dive, so the AI pilots will probably not go into a dive attack profile, no matter what their mission orders might be...)
    UncleTgt,

    If there's no good option here, then let's leave it alone and let the AI continue their slippery weasel ways.
    "Rami"

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