ORIGINAL: Hard Sarge
yea but, I think what Swift is trying to say, not too many times, is the take off field, the field that any of the planes are the raid are even based on, plus there are alot of different load outs, I don't really see a way to do it
Right, that's why a radius tool for a raid is not very useful.
On the other hand, each aircraft has a number listed as "combat radius"; the actual radius for that aircraft for a particular mission is smaller as it depends on a number of factors -- but yet the combat radius gives a rough idea of the capability of the aircraft. So it is a simplification, but yet an useful simplification.
The combat radius number is very nice -- my only difficulty with it is how that translates in the map. It is hard to see where 715 miles would go from, say, Biggin Hill. Therefore the idea was to just plot the combat radius of the aircrafts on a base when you click on that base, leaving aside the details of delay, altitude, path, form-up base, bomb load and other minutiae that depend on the particulars of the raid.