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Atoka220

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Idea: Ships firing distress flare when destroyed
« on: November 10, 2021, 06:36:04 PM »

Hey

I've come up with an idea in the past days that ships would fire distress flares when destroyed

They could be red lights animated as if they were shot up to somewhere between 2-300 meters followed by a trail of smoke and slowly fell back to earth fading out

Something like this:


I just put the light above the ship and destroyed it in FMB ;D

Perhaps something like sputnikshock's signal flare included in BAT

This would be purely an eye candy but it would add so much to naval battles or operations (especially at night)
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Re: Idea: Ships firing distress flare when destroyed
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2021, 07:46:04 PM »

The only problem is that in war there would be no signal flares because they would alert the enemy.
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Re: Idea: Ships firing distress flare when destroyed
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2021, 12:16:42 AM »

The only problem is that in war there would be no signal flares because they would alert the enemy.

I recall reading in historical material about torpedoed merchantmen firing up flares.
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Re: Idea: Ships firing distress flare when destroyed
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2021, 02:46:24 AM »

If they are already destroyed, I'd doubt that they'd be worried about getting spotted by the enemy. I'm just speculating though. I don't know what the standard operating procedure was.
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Re: Idea: Ships firing distress flare when destroyed
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2021, 05:19:54 AM »

If they are already destroyed, I'd doubt that they'd be worried about getting spotted by the enemy.

Exactly
If I was torpedoed on the middle of the freezing atlantic, I'd rather have myself picked up by enemies than not being spotted
Ships also fire flares in Silent Hunter games, a submarine sim series


It's just purely an idea. Someone might like it, and get to it someday. I'm too dumb for anything besides sound, and it certainly won't be today when I'll manage to learn even the simplest stuff lol

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Re: Idea: Ships firing distress flare when destroyed
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2021, 06:27:43 PM »

Very good idea. If anyone has seen the movie 'Greyhound', you'll remember that merchantmen did indeed fire distress flares when hit and sinking ...

Yes, eye candy, but that is what makes the game such fun.
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Re: Idea: Ships firing distress flare when destroyed
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2021, 03:44:35 PM »

Some screenshots from 'Greyhound' showing distress rockets ...





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Re: Idea: Ships firing distress flare when destroyed
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2021, 04:11:12 PM »

The only problem is that in war there would be no signal flares because they would alert the enemy.

Good one, Flares are Decoration, my saying... or for Hooligans at a Soccer Match...
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