|2013-11-10||Only in ArmA(2): 100+ men para-drop in your single-player mission!|
Few games are technically capable of this: 100+ men (simultaneous) para-drops in a single player mission!Until now, it wasn't easy to create these "Only in Arma2" moments. The stock mission editor in Arma2 (and Arma3) doesn't explicitly support para-drops, and the AI aircraft need a lot of scripting to perform steady runs into the drop zone. Also, here at PlannedAssault we didn't get everything right for large para-drops involving large aircraft (small para-drops were pretty okay). But now it is green, green, green!
The following changes were implemented to enable a single para-drop by seven VDV "double" squads (7 x 12 = 108 men) from a single flight of two Ilyushin Il-76 'Candid' aircraft:
Obviously, these changes work for all para-drops.
In one of the screen shots below, you'll find the exact inputs I used to create the 108 men para-drop mission, using Vilas' P85 VDV, Wings of Russia's Il-76 and CWR2's Su-25's against CWR2's US Army forces.
Alternatives for large para-drops include flights of for C-130 Hercules aircraft, or the French (OFrP) C-160 Transals.
For me, these large para-drops have been exciting, deadly and maxing out my PC. Have fun creating your "Only in Arma" moments!