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Optics1 through 4 in Equipment Editor? - 10/4/2020 5:50:56 PM   
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Is there any definitive guidance on what Optics1 through 4 control? The manual is not specific, and so far I can't find anything definitive in the other download guidance or here in the Forum. I'm mainly interested in what they might do for aircraft attacking surface targets, as I'm in the process of correcting aircraft errors in the stock database.

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RE: Optics1 through 4 in Equipment Editor? - 10/5/2020 4:14:28 AM   
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IIRC, "PGW equipped" should increase the lethality of air to surface weapons, and I think there is a global game setting for how effective precision guided weapons are.

In the standard equipment database, there is an optics rating for the A-10 Thunderbolt and the SU-25. Would have to test to have a better feel for how much difference it makes.

Optics 1 through 4 are ratings for sighting and fire control equipment on anti-armor platforms.

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RE: Optics1 through 4 in Equipment Editor? - 10/6/2020 2:24:18 AM   
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Copy that, thanks. I also notice that the newer F-4s, the F-15E, F-111, and F-18 all have various levels of optics in the standard DB. And the F-111 has standoff weapons checked, which I believe reduces the vulnerability to AA weapons. I'll have to try some play-testing in various day/night/weather situations to see if there's any difference between the Optics 1-4 settings.

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RE: Optics1 through 4 in Equipment Editor? - 10/7/2020 1:58:49 PM   
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One discovery -- in section 19.2 of the game manual is an anti-armor table that uses the nomenclature "Targeting+," "Targeting++," etc. Based on playtesting, this corresponds exactly to "Optics1," "Optics2," etc.

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