I decided not to lock the second bandit to see what would happen. (I still had one AMRAAM but my wingman was now down to SRM only.) As we closed I saw my wingman's missile make a kill and watched as he dodged an incoming missile. I then watched the remaining MiG turn tail and break low. My wingie closed to IR range and then launched and made the second kill. He promptly formed up with me and we continued to the target area and took our shots.
While in the target area my wingman called SAM launches three times, each time with accuracy.
I was able to avoid all SAM launches until we were ten miles from the target zone when a near hit caused me some trouble and I had to limp home.
There are many new objects in 1.07 including the F22 Raptor, TU-95 Bear and B1B Lancer. These aircraft are only available in TE missions at the moment. Around your base you will also see new vehicles like repair vehicles and a bombloader.
Graphics enhancements are still in process and we won't see the complete update with the 1.07 patch. However, there appear to be some new effects in place and not only object or airbase enhancements.
The landing lights on the F16 are now working. For many of you this isn't a big deal, but it's good to see the artists doing their stuff. Here is a shot of a B1b.
I understand that the GMT and Maverick issues have also been resolved, but I haven't had time to personally test ground attack missions. Hopefully this patch will be completed this month and you can check it out for yourself!
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Something tells me that most of you will be interested in actually SEEING the new aircraft in action. Happy to oblige! Above you see the F22 in a TE mission I created. Click here for another F22 image.
As for those B1B's, here are a series of shots that show you the bombers in action, from start to finish! The first shot is taken from the enemy air base looking beyond the weapons loader to the B1B's just before they have released their bomb load. The second shot shows the bomb release in progress.
The next two shots show the bombs in flight, and then a view across my F16 to the impact point.
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