Saturday, 22 September 2018

Flashpoint Alto Cenepa: Wings at War Energy Ratings


I've number crunched some Energy Ratings for the Alto Cenepa aircraft, using Thrust / Weight Ratios and Loaded Take Off Weights as a basic guideline. I've made a few adjustments here and there including dropping the Loaded Energy of the Su-22 to reflect it's fighter / bomber design and bumping up the Loaded Energy rating of the Tucano. I couldn't decide if the Hercules should have a Loaded Energy rating but I included one, even though it may not even appear in the game anyway!

I've also split transport and attack helicopters into two separate ratings. I'm intending to make this an either/or role for helicopters in the mission objectives, with dedicated attack helicopters e.g. Mi-24 and Gazelle, distinct from dedicated transports e.g. Puma or Mi-8/17, although the Mi8/17 Hip can perform both roles so would have to be designated as one or the other in the game. I also thought about having a Loaded Energy rating for the transport choppers but that would make them too clumsy and slow, which would be a bit of a bummer for the re-supply mission role?

4 comments:

  1. After a bit of a think, I'm going to bump up the Tucano and T34c to the same maximum altitude of 2 and also give them the same loaded energy rating of 2, just to keep it simple.

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  2. Transport aircraft/ helicopters shouldn't get a loaded rating imo as it mainly reflects the extra drag of external stores not things that are carried internally.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  3. That's what I was thinking too. No need to change the existing system in the rules.

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  4. Very useful. It’s a good system and so worth applying to other conflicts. You may be aware already, but there are also stats for Arab-Israeli and Guadalcanal on the 1:600 Raid Scale Yahoo group.

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