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Tank gunnery range - single player mission

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Tank gunnery range - single player mission

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I've created a single player tank range mission so that folks can practice gunnery with the German Zeiss sites.

Targets will spawn in at between 500 and 2500m in groups of 4. Once each group is dead a message will appear in the game and then next group will spawn shortly. Each group will consist of 2x M4 Sherman tanks and 2x GMC trucks.

Zipped mission can be found here - unzip it into either your ...data\missions folder or your ...\data\missions\tanks folder - either should work.

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Tanks a lot, Silk. Will practice missing later tonight.
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Can I play it if I dont own tank crew?
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I can swap out the Panther for a Panzer mark III for you Eddie - if you like.

Otherwise yes, it requires TC.

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@Silk yes please I don't own TC either.
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They did a mini-update this evening, Silk, soon after you posted this. Will the mission still work?
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It did when I was playing it just a couple hours ago. I thought something went wonky once and Group 3 didn't spawn, but apparently that was because I hadn't actually killed one of the Shermans, just disabled it or something. When I restarted it and shot them till they blew up all the groups spawned fine.
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It worked fine last night after the bunfight.

How do you get the gunsight to slew in tiny moves? Mine traverses slowly like a real Panther but when I try to lay the gun on the target it I cannot make fine movements. How can I get it to move left right up down in smaller increments?
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I don't think you can, honestly. I have mine set up using JoyToKey so I can use my stick to move the turret, but to make any kind of fine adjustment (as such as it is) I have to use the mouse. I can get it to make small moves easier that way if need be, but they still aren't fine enough if I'm trying to range targets beyond 1,500 meters.
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What you could do is lower your mouse DPI or even better, if your mouse has it's own programming software, set the mouse to lower it's DPI when il-2 starts. Not pretty, but should work.
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Moggy wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:38 pm
...lower your mouse DPI or ...set the mouse to lower it's DPI when il-2 starts.
Thanks, Mogs. I'll try it.
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