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Novice helicopter ASW patrols question - 11/23/2017 8:22:45 PM   
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I'm playing Duellists. Can anyone help - there are various ASW tracks set up and various helicopters patrolling them, the Sea King, for example. They have sonarbuoys on board which I can drop in a pattern etc, but - my question is - when an ASW helicopter is set to patrol a track or zone, with sonar active, does it use some sonar other than the buoys to complete the mission, to actually search sub-surface? Or do I have to manually drop sonarbuoys? A supplementary question - there's no way to program the helicopters to drop a sonarbuoy pattern?

At the moment the helicoptersgo out and patrol up and down their tracks, but what are they actually doing? Just using the naked eye to spot sub-surface vessels? Or do they automatically use some non-sonarbuoy sonar capability if they're set to an ASW mission? Can I just leave them to go back and forth, or do I need to periodically do something (like drop sonarbuoys)?

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RE: Novice helicopter ASW patrols question - 11/23/2017 8:34:36 PM   
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helicopters assigned to an ASW track will patrol in their patrol areas and drop passive/active sonobuoys depending on their logic. if so equipped they will also deploy dipping sonar(s) at intervals and search that way.

also if they have a surface search radar and are using it they can spot diesel/electric subs by detecting snorkels and periscopes with the surface radar and/or their eyeballs.

no you cannot manually program a sonobuoy pattern at this point.

does that help?

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RE: Novice helicopter ASW patrols question - 11/23/2017 8:46:04 PM   
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It does. Many thanks. But, mine don't seem to be deploying sonarbuoys automatically. Where do I alter the 'logic' you refer to in order to get them to do that periodically?

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RE: Novice helicopter ASW patrols question - 11/23/2017 9:44:25 PM   
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are they assigned to an ASW mission and do they have sonobuoys onboard?

they should be dropping them periodically as long as they are on-station and the waters they are flying over are not saturated.

post a save if you can if after a few attempts it's still not working and i'll take a look at it.

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RE: Novice helicopter ASW patrols question - 11/24/2017 8:20:51 AM   
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Thanks, Cik. They are so assigned and they do have sonobuoys. And they are not in sonobuoy saturated waters. I'll watch them a bit more then post a save if it still doesn't work. Thanks.

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RE: Novice helicopter ASW patrols question - 11/26/2017 9:50:12 PM   
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Might I suggest, if you haven't done so already, turning on the Datalinks and see if they are actively monitoring the sonobuoys that are deployed? I suspect they are. I am not proficient enough with the game/AI to know if they have a maximum number of sonobuoys they can monitor?

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RE: Novice helicopter ASW patrols question - 11/28/2017 6:52:38 AM   
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Just a guess: maybe you set "display sonobuoys" to "do not show" in the settings?

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