CLOSE AIR SUPPORT (Day 2)
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StrongHarm  [author] Sep 29 @ 8:41pm 
See my new group, SeriousSimulations, and Curator page. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SeriousSimulations
Garuv Sep 29 @ 8:05am 
Man, i think i already mentioned, but did you think about making a module which makes available giving orders to pilots? Think about this: Game has an extreme lack in this way. Playing as gunner has actually 0 support as AI is extremely stupid when it comes to piloting, not being able to STOP if there are nearby enemies, not being able to land, not being able to change altitude....

I mean, if you where able to made what you have already done in this mission (even less) in a mod which could aply to game , you would probably safe the broken AI pilot system and give it a new level.

People who likes helicopters, could actually USE helicopters :D.

Would that be difficult?

Here is a more formal request:

http://www.armaholic.com/forums.php?m=posts&q=29647
GiPPO Sep 17 @ 9:01pm 
Doing it with the pawnee and... DUDE THIS IS F_ING AWESOME :D Duct tape eh??? :DDDD
boycey05 Aug 28 @ 8:52am 
Also is there any way what so ever to make this 2 player compatible?
boycey05 Aug 28 @ 8:52am 
OK played this through as the gunner and it was good and enjoyable, I guess at some stage I will attempt this mission playing only as the various JTAC's, although I can see that being real tricky

Thanks for uploading this, hopefully you have something else in the works
madbanana Aug 22 @ 3:30am 
Awesome stuff!!
I'm hacking Aug 18 @ 2:26pm 
this mod is amazing, I just wish vanilla pilots had this controllability!
Kasumi Aug 18 @ 12:50pm 
Im having a problem with this mission, every time i choose "RTB winchester" it says "hold position to break orbit"... but im not in orbit and choosing "hold position" doesnt fix it since im already stopped.
StrongHarm  [author] Aug 8 @ 10:14pm 
boycey05, be sure to read the notes, and take notice of the custom action menu when you're in the gunners seat. I prefer the AI Pilot with the custom menu to most RL Pilots in MP heheh.
boycey05 Aug 8 @ 12:56pm 
Played it as the pilot all the way through and will definitely be replaying it on higher difficulties and just to generally improve, thanks for the mission

Will try as a gunner also to see how the AI does as pilot
The Alpha Tiger Jul 30 @ 6:58pm 
Yea, I found it about 10 seconds after I posted. THanks.
StrongHarm  [author] Jul 30 @ 6:43pm 
Space Tiger.. hit your zero key.
The Alpha Tiger Jul 30 @ 12:01pm 
What's the 'Radio key' that's referenced several times in the instructions?
MLswe Jul 14 @ 12:24pm 
Among the best I have tested :) THX :) !!
StrongHarm  [author] Jul 13 @ 7:20pm 
Thank you Valtros! High praise!
Valtros Jul 8 @ 10:25am 
This is fantastic! It is by far the most enjoyable attack helo mission set I've played and very immersive too. The voice acting, the radio chatter, the airfield activity, and just the sheer amount of detail you have put into this masterpiece is impressive and outright phenomenal.

I enjoyed playing as the pilot and I'll certainly enjoy playing as a gunner and JTAC. Thank you so much for this contribution to the Arma 3 Community!

~Valtros
StrongHarm  [author] Jul 2 @ 9:17pm 
U key (or whatever you bound switch team member to). Take note that you should fly your bird near the AO before you switch to JTAC. Things go.. smoother that way.
Krondike Jul 2 @ 2:08pm 
I can play as JTAC too? how? sorry if I misundertood your briefing video
StrongHarm  [author] Jun 29 @ 9:19pm 
That's true crw.. but CCA has predefined mission parameters.. they're attached to an action.. where CAS is an interchangable term used for birds that loiter on station to provide support upon request for any action within part of the theater. But I get your point.
crw92662 Jun 29 @ 9:00pm 
Just a thought.. but CAS is Jet Fighters..

CCA is Helicopter (Close Combat Attack)
StrongHarm  [author] Jun 18 @ 6:54am 
@Mech - Are you in the aircraft when you request a mission? If in an aircraft you should be able to hit 0-0 to show the task request menu item.
Mechanique Jun 17 @ 3:33pm 
I was able to play for a few missions, but then all the radio commands were gone. Tried restarting, removing all missions files and re-downloading, nothing seems to work. Any ideas?
Memes Bond May 28 @ 12:49am 
@StrongHarm, have you tried the Apache mod by Nodunit and Franze? It works in Arma 3 now and flying it in the mission is just incredible.....
Gotta play the Arma 2 version to learn how to use it though
StrongHarm  [author] May 20 @ 9:10am 
You're welcome Roshi. @Alhevi, I'm currently in work on Close Air Support(Day3). It will have separate tasks for fixed/rotor wing based on the bird you're in when you request a task.
Alhevi May 20 @ 6:26am 
Is there a version to play a plane?
Master Roshi May 14 @ 9:45am 
Thank you for your service.
k.Lee117 May 11 @ 4:36pm 
Please add COOP soon, while the ai gunner is ok...it is only just bearable. 2-4 players would be perfect.
J Boogie Down May 5 @ 9:47am 
I was at red flag in nellis a couple times. also did red flag alaska once.
StrongHarm  [author] May 3 @ 9:57am 
wasful, I'm sorry you were offended by the video. It's simply what I based the mission on. Yes it's brutal, but war is a brutal thing and this all pertains to war. I lost my sensitivity to such things during my time at war. It didn't occur to me that someone would be affected by the video since you can't look into the man's eyes while he bleeds out.. that's where my level of sensitivity begins. I sincerely apologize.
wastul May 3 @ 5:24am 
great Map, but why the 3rd Reallife Video. This is brutal ,stupid Shit. Sorry Man make Arma not War
[P&E] Ember Celica Apr 29 @ 7:10am 
nice! arreciate for making such these missions. Five stars if i can give it to you.
Cyborg Apr 24 @ 2:48pm 
Nice Work!
StrongHarm  [author] Apr 18 @ 7:21pm 
My new mission Close Air Support - ECAS is available here on Steam http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=250649307
Komemiute Apr 15 @ 2:47pm 
If you like the Apache, give a look at Combat Helo. You're going to like it!
Gigatek Apr 13 @ 1:00pm 
This mission is awesome! I would love a multiplayer version. I enjoy playing losis armory on my server sometimes. How would I implement your heli pilot ai scripts into that mission (altitude, turn to target)?
StrongHarm  [author] Apr 13 @ 3:29am 
Oh how I love the Apache.. got to take a run in one during ODS as a returned favor. My life will be enhanced the day that a realistic Apache sim is created. I'll read Apache Dawn, thank you. I return the favor with 'Viper'.. great book written by an egomaniac F-16 pilot. Speaking of fixed wing.. I'm right now working on an A-146 based CAS mission that I think everyone is going to love.. maybe a week out.
venancio_carrillo Apr 11 @ 11:22pm 
Very nice mission mate! It remind me a lot of a book I read recently about a British AH-64 Squadron deployed in Afganistan. Their motto was "Always outnumbered, never outgunned". The book is called "Apache Dawn", I really recommend it !
BunnyBread Mar 29 @ 9:12pm 
Wonderful mission! It has really helped me hone my spotting skills and my minigun aim. Picking those little bastards out of the forest and mowing them down is so satisfying. Thanks again!
Sir Redan Mar 27 @ 10:40am 
really solid operation... my only gripe was that the gunner targeting was rather poor(but thats probably just ARMA 3 ai for ya) i had to manual aim most of the time. and the second "minor complaint" was that the only air to air combat was if you did poorly... would have been nice to see any anti air soliders that needed rapid dispatching in order to succeede
Kamyk Mar 27 @ 2:59am 
StrongHarm it is possible to know when you will release Multi to that misssion?
Memes Bond Mar 27 @ 1:04am 
don't mistake my last comment for negative feedback, I loved the radio chatter it adds a lot of immersion especially at night with tracer rounds blazing from the miniguns :D
StrongHarm  [author] Mar 27 @ 12:53am 
Yeah I re-used some of my ideas from developing in DCS.. and there are plenty of ideas I'm going to take from my dev in Arma3 back over to DCS.. when I can stop developing for my company for half a minute that is : \
Memes Bond Mar 26 @ 8:06pm 
The radio chatter reminds me of the sound file in DCS A-10 when you replace the radio squelch sound with a Nellis AFB recording, lol
L3TUC3 Mar 18 @ 10:58pm 
Could you remove the OtherMap tag?
Kamyk Mar 17 @ 3:14pm 
Im w8 for Multi in this mission. :) good job
Solidmorph Mar 16 @ 2:11am 
Amazing one, a bit too though for a Arma 3 newbie like me but it was really fun.
Amfreightdog Mar 10 @ 12:52pm 
Awesome Mission. Look forward to the next one.
br1jez Mar 8 @ 1:07pm 
I played the mission; very nice. The only problem to me was the protection of the convoy; I thought I had killed every enemy, but trucks didn't move from the wood. So I had to abandon the mission.
StrongHarm  [author] Mar 4 @ 6:25pm 
Yes.. MP is on the way. Leave your ideas in the pinned discussion above called "Close Air Support Squadron"
Zero Mar 3 @ 4:18am 
Any chance of getting a MP version of this for two to three players?