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Low vs High Camera Recon Loadout - 2/14/2015 10:17:32 AM   
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Anyone know if the low camera (in game) has any benefits over high camera to offset the higher risk of flying lower?

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RE: Low vs High Camera Recon Loadout - 2/14/2015 10:19:53 AM   
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Low alt camera allows to stay below clouds level, i.e. it should be more accurate when weather is bad.

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RE: Low vs High Camera Recon Loadout - 2/14/2015 1:10:35 PM   
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Ha - all goes to show be careful what you assume. Having had really poor high level tactical recce, but OK strategic recce, I have assumed it is best to use low level for units and airfields and high level for industry. But now I realise I have not read anything to that effect in the rules.

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RE: Low vs High Camera Recon Loadout - 2/14/2015 8:18:52 PM   
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12k over the Ruhr, that should be interesting

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RE: Low vs High Camera Recon Loadout - 2/15/2015 2:03:31 PM   
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Low alt camera allows to stay below clouds level, i.e. it should be more accurate when weather is bad.


Strat recon with low alt cameras possible?

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RE: Low vs High Camera Recon Loadout - 2/15/2015 2:21:26 PM   
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In the next Beta many strat recons have their low-alt cams replaced by a new med-alt cam (24k optimum alt). It was highly unusual for strat recons to dive down to take photos and climb back to their high operational altitude.

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RE: Low vs High Camera Recon Loadout - 2/15/2015 3:16:53 PM   
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Also, strat recon (in RL) usually likes the wider FOV. For unit or airfield recce you need indivual vehicles and aircraft to make sense of what is there, and oblique views are very useful. For strat recce, you generally want a picture of a whole site or suburb to make sense of the whole. This is a huge generalisation - the V weapons were explained by a single item (V2 on a launch pad), but to know what to destroy in a raid you need to understand the site as a whole (power stations, pumps, etc). The age old mistake in bombing industry is to hit the large impressive low value buildings... a warehouse might contain some raw materials or similar but knocking it out does nothing to output once they are replaced.

Like the 3rd camera. In conjucton with the altitude adjust for recce (+/- 12k) means you can set recce in the 24kft band and not have to micro manage it

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RE: Low vs High Camera Recon Loadout - 2/15/2015 7:34:26 PM   
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