Author: Big Dawg KS
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Requirements: Community Base addons

Version: 1.1
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: BD Hellfire is an enhancement that provides an alternative system for engaging targets with the AGM-114 Hellfire Air to Ground Missile system.
Date: 2011-02-11 18:26
Submitted by: Foxhound


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BD Hellfire
by
Big Dawg KS


Description:
BD Hellfire is an enhancement that provides an alternative (hopefully more realistic) system for engaging targets with the AGM-114 Hellfire Air to Ground Missile system. The system forces players to use laser designation to guide Hellfires, without interfering with AI controlled aircraft's ability to engage targets with Hellfires.

Currently, the system will be utilized on the AH-64, AH-1, and MQ-9 aircraft in game.

Firing Hellfires:
Players can no longer fire hellfires at will with when using BD Hellfire. They will not be able to select Hellfires from their weapons. Instead, when a valid target is available, the ability to fire using an action (or shortcut key) will be enabled. The action, called "Fire Hellfire", will appear when you have a lock on a laser target. A shortcut key can be used to invoke firing without using the action menu. By default, it is your "reload" key.

Under normal circumstances, this action will be available to the aircraft's gunner. If Manual Fire is on however, it will be available to the pilot instead.

Targetting:
There are several ways to lock on to a target, but you can only lock on laser targets. The simplest way to designate a target is to turn your own aircraft's laser designator on (which will be added to the aircraft if it is using BD Hellfire). While your aircraft's laser deisgnator is on, you will be locked on to the target it creates by default. This is sufficient enough to fire a missile, which will track your aircraft's laser.

In addition, you can simply point your crosshairs toward a laser from another source (ground unit or other aircraft), and you may be able to get a lock. This is a less reliable method, and may not always produce a lock. If you are able to get a lock with this method, you the fire action will be available.

Lastly, using your laser designator you can manually lock on any laser target. If you have a hard lock on a target, this target will be used to guide your missiles. Even if you have your own laser active, locking on to another source will override your laser.

Hellfire Flight Modes:
BD Hellfire also includes the option to enable a top attack flight path when firing Hellfires. You can switch between top attack and direct (default ArmA 2 behavior) attack using the "Toggle Direct/Top Attack" action. In top attack mode, the hellfire will begin to climb right after it is launched. When it finishes climbing, it will turn back on the target and engage it from a high angle. Using top attack will allow you to engage targets from behind obsitcles, as well as hit hard targets such as tanks and APCs on the top where their armor is weaker. The default shortcut for the toggle action is your "vehicle turbo" key.

Under normal circumstances, this action will be available to the aircraft's gunner. If Manual Fire is on however, it will be available to the pilot instead.


Installation:
As we always advice use mod folders to keep your mods organized and to prevent errors in the future.
Check our FAQ for a clear explanation.


Usage:
See the included readme for info how to use this with other addons.


Included .pbo files:
bd_hellfire.pbo


Notes:
Requires the addon to be installed on the server to work. Only clients that have it installed will be able to use it.
This addon should also be compatable with any other addons provided they don't interfere with the XEH stuff.


Credits:
Big Dawg KS - scripts
oyman - testing


Changelog:
v1.1
-Improved top attack simulation
-Improved compatability with other addons
--Limited support for different weapon classnames
--Top attack parameters can be set in missile config

v1.0
- Initial Release


Forums Topic:
- BI forums



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