That preamble/caveats aside I'm now revisiting post-war HMS Victorious, both the 1960 version and the '64/'66 versions. There are a few things about these which I don't recall from before. They may be due to changes in the sim, or they may just be my dodgy memory. I guess I'm hoping someone can confirm one way or the other... and perhaps if mods can be made if needed...?
- Whether I'm tuned into Vic or not when I fly near/over her she always fires flares from the bow, as if trying to tell me to **** off!
- It seems that sometimes the landing sight lights on the '60 version don't appear until after the "call the ball". Do others observe the same? Can the viewing distance be extended?
- The lights on the '64/'66 version were always designed to be viewed from farther away, which works fine... but at a distance (e.g. on downwind) they appear very wide indeed (perhaps even as wide as the carrier itself) and seem way out of scale. The width reduces with range.
I'm also reminded of how sick I'd become with either French or American LSO announcements... I think I'm gonna have to record my own!
AO beneath ranged aircraft Vic 66 by Andy Ford, on Flickr
AO beneath ranged aircraft Vic 60 by Andy Ford, on Flickr