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Old 2002-11-04, 12:15 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Cool The Galaxy, king of EVERYTHING


I think that the galaxy, with even just a pilot and no gunners, is the king of air battles. Why you ask? With its heavy armor it will beable to take hit after hit and that reaver, nice and slow moving as well, will be prime Ramming fodder. Methinks you could rame 2-5 reavers with the Galaxy before it goes down, and have a sketer fly around with you to repair, well you could be the king. All ph34r the mighty Galaxy.

Oh you could also use it to kill snipers, land it on em at high speeds, bounch back up and keep on trucking. Also usefull for picking off those peskey tanks mayhaps? Bag a few vanguards?

-Galaxy, more then a transport

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Old 2002-11-04, 12:17 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Indeed, I suspect Kaikou will master running things down
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Old 2002-11-04, 12:38 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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If that was the case the Air Force would quit making F-16 and start useing C-130's for everything!!
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Old 2002-11-04, 12:43 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Ummm.... No.

Mosquitos will be MUCH faster and (more importantly) manuverable than the dropship. They just might be able to fly BACKWARDS faster than the dropship can fly forwards. Even if that's not the case, all a decent pilot has to do is get behind you and match speed, and cram a couple hundred 20mm supositories where the sun don' shine.

And the gunship? I wouldn't be suprised to find that a hovering gunship, blazing away with everything it has, can roast a dropship before it can close from max range. But maybe not. Even so, that's a pretty stilted example... More realisticly, the gunship will do the same as the mosquito, only it won't take as long to smoke your Galaxy.

I think not.


I'm pretty sure Galaxies will need air cover as protection against such stunts.

But we really won't know one way or the other until we actually get some stats on these vehicles and weapons.
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Old 2002-11-04, 12:52 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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We know little about the reaver gunship, other than its a gunship. And we only have what we think are pics of it..

http://www.planetside-universe.com/i...spy_reaver.jpg

But obviously the Galaxy will need to be vurnerable in some way, And im sure that mosquitos will be able to do loops around these things fairly easily, dispite its gunnery positions.

ie for a successful dropship run you will probably need the little Mosquitos for support

EDIT: changed pic to link
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Old 2002-11-04, 01:24 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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I think that's a mosquito. Those jets swivel depending on the thrust from liftoff/flying
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Old 2002-11-04, 01:32 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Originally posted by RocketFodder
I think that's a mosquito. Those jets swivel depending on the thrust from liftoff/flying
i dunno man. if it is, it's definitely an out of date pic, b/c mosquitos aren't half as wide as that thing is.

http://planetside.station.sony.com/s...o_inflight.jpg

but i do see how they are similar with the jets and all. it could be that the reaver and mosquito just use similar propulsion.
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Old 2002-11-04, 01:48 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Yea thats definatly not a mosquito
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Old 2002-11-04, 02:03 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Galaxies may have armor, but they'll be much slower flying then "skeeters". And if they're anything like I think they are, aptly named.

A swarm of of angry mosquitos would take out an unprotected galaxy anyday methinks.
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Zarps post made me think of something though.......

A Masquito is an anoying little bug in real life. They are fast, agile, and hard to hit, but they really don't do much damage to you.

A Hippopotomus (Galaxy) is slow, but well armored against things like Masquitos. How much dammage could a whole swarm of Masquitos do to a hippo? Not a whole lot.

Here is the profile for a Masquito:

Mosquito
Source: Common Pool
Type: Light Aircraft
Role: Light Attack & Recon; Repair
Primary Weapon: Light Rotary Chaingun
Handling: Good
What if were thinking of this all wrong? What if the Masquito really isn't that good against an armored enemy, and it's primary funtion really isn't as an attack ship, but as a support vessle?

Here is a comparison based on role for current real world hilicopters that may help explain what I am talking about. We have always thought about it as an attack ship, but it might not be that good for attacking at all.

Masquito = OH-6 Cayuse



Reaver = AH-64 Apache



Galaxy = CH-47 Chinook

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Well it's not like i know anything, but I wouldn't be surprised if half the people planning on flying Masquitos end up in Reavers after we know what they can do.
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Old 2002-11-04, 04:57 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Indeed. Interesting way of putting it heheh
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Old 2002-11-04, 05:07 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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This ins't real life though... so, we have assume numbers here.

Let's say this:

Mosquito
Attack power: 10
Attack speed: 3 shots per second
Life: 100
Armor: 1
Speed: very fast (normal projectiles will miss 85% of the time)

Galaxy
Attack power: 65
Attack speed: 1 shot per 2 seconds (which would be 2 shots per 4 seconds if there are 2 gunners)
Life: 1500 (Being generous}
Armor: 6
Speed: Slow

So... 5 Mosquitos take on 1 Galaxy.

Due to armor, each shot from a mosquito will only do 4 damage to the Galaxy, but would do a total of 60 damage per second. Pathetic, eh? Well... according to those numbers it would only take 25 seconds to down that plane then.

Of course, that would be assuming that the gunners of the galaxy missed a greater portion of the time. From the looks of those guns, they're powerful and slow. Two shots from one of them would take down a mosquito easily methinks. And every mosquito downed would make it more difficult for the mosquitos to win.

So yet again - insuffcient data. We cannot guess anything about this until you guyz get into beta and know for yourselves. On the other hand, the rest of us will have to wait for open...
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I still don't think it's fair to talk abhout Masquitos vs Galaxys without mentioning the Reaver.

In your example you use 6 Masquitos. What if the same thing can happen with 2 Reavers? The only diffrence being that they are "Fast" instead of "Very Fast"


Have to see what kind of fire power we get out of each one.
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