Sim155 Ltd. has announced that Combat Air Patrol 2 (CAP2) will be updated to version v806. Its the most extensive update so far and will go live this week. One of the major features of v806 is radio comms. Radio exchanges and background chatter really improve simulation immersion. It also enables commands to aircraft within your section such as:
- Formation control
- Target assignment (A-A & A-G)
- Report State
- Mission abort
- Return to base
- Recover/land on carrier
- Emcon (Emissions Control)
- Lights state
You also have RT to the carrier/fleet such as:
- Request takeoff
- Request land
- Request position check
- FAC assign fire mission to fleet
Target assignment is done by locking up an air target, surface target or locking a point with your Lantirn pod then commanding a wingman to attack your target.
Formation control is fun to use, you have standard mission formations such as combat spread, echelon etc. You also have the close formation ‘parade’ which is great for photo opportunities, not so great for sudden maneuvers!
Fleet FAC (Forward Air Controller) allows you create a fire mission for the fleet main guns, initiating a barrage at your Lantirn pod lock point.
Radio comms will continue to evolve throughout ‘Early Access’ with extra commands, associated AI logic and UI updates.