He has been specially trained in Air Force technical schools and will know his aircraft, his engines and his armament equipment thoroughly. Click away from the blackboard to get back to the room and continue to study the Target Intelligence File. Film Screen Map Read Mission Briefing The Briefing Room gives you all the current information available about your target or targets and the routes there and back. Crew Autonomy Set how much initiative you want your crew to have when not directly in your control from: None — they will show no initiative without your prompting. So to begin a level climb, increase the throttle.
Press key F1 to return. Pilot Helper H The Pilot Helper is also available to help you on the correct approach to the airfield. This allows the Engineer to move fuel from engine tank to engine tank by clicking on the red levers starboard engine 1, 2 and port engines 1, 2 to select and the control switch to carry out the transfer. You may have to climb or drop in height to achieve the correct position. Note: Other crew positions will be automatically adjusted to fit in with your choices. The map is similar to the Operations Room and Briefing Room maps and is controlled in a similar fashion. This shows portraits of all 10 crew that are now your responsibility.
Taxiing Taxiing must be carried out very slowly about the speed of a running man. All the icons in the circle are instructions you can issue to individuals; all 10 crew in the B-17can be given these types of orders but they do vary depending on the job. The rate at which an aircraft will climb is obtained directly from the difference between the power required for level flight and the power available from the engines. Warning Red Text Throughout the mission you will hear speech from the crew calling out messages to each other, giving headings Navigator to Pilot etc. Elevators These are vertically tilting sections of the horizontal part of the tail. You are a career officer in this campaign — your ultimate goal is progression up the chain of command.
Flaps Flaps are located in the backs of the wings. All these views can also be accessed via the View Menu panel by hovering the mouse cursor on the central right edge of the screen. Taxi to Hardstand Using Pilot Helper H — If you still have the Pilot Helper key on you will see a large green inverted cone close to the static aircraft. You will now be taken to your bomber Name and Nose Art selection screen. Remember that random, ill-directedbombing will be penalised.
Formation The bombers must fly in squadron formation to the target for greater safety so when you are controlling the aircraft in manual mode you must try to stay in formation. You will now see the two waist gunners with an almost obscured highlight of the Ball. This is the straight line run to the target. So if the short needle in on 3 and the long needle on 5 you will be 3,500 feet above sea level. You must be able to manage the crew and re-allocatethem to other positions in any emergency. Manage your bombers and their crew using all your available resources to best effect.
Each fighter has all the necessary instruments although they might not be located in the same place position. The Four Engines The B-17is a large four-enginebomber and this simulation gives you full control of all four engines including setting individual throttle levels, fire extinguishers and feathering the props. After the animations are over you will return to this menu. Judge by ear when the engine has successfully started. As in the previous menu screens you can either click on the icon or on the dial. If the Primary is impossible or unavailable due to weather or other unhelpful conditions, you must switch to Secondary — this is usually a lower order target that is within close range of the Primary.
In Bomber Commander mode, only one bomber can be selected out of the six in the squadron. To add a target to this file, make sure it is assigned to a reconnaissance flight see above and fly your next mission. You have now set the bombsight and are ready to release your bombs. Navigation Realism Navigation has three modes of realism in the simulation: Historical, Easy and Flawless. He must know the precise position of the airplane at every moment that it is in the air. Different Bombing Groups are based at different airfields across England.
Click on the lowest icon on the right to play a choice of historical missions. This is achieved by managing your Squadron as effectively as possible. Lower flaps Shift + F. By trimming you calibrate the elevators to compensate for lift and the ailerons and rudder to compensate for roll. Quit Switch Click on the Quit switch lower left to exit the game. Mission Debriefing At the end of the mission the aircraft will be landed. He must provide position reports, upkeep the tuning of the radio sets and maintain a comprehensive log of Messages Outward and Inward.
Thrust is provided by the engine and you can control its level by slowing it down or speeding it up. Left click Starter Engine starts automatically. Simply set the main red switches to the relevant tanks and set the control switch by right or left clicking on it. Select the crew member and right click to open the icon rose then click on the Bail Out Icon. This will open the Compartment Selection pop-upmenu showing an outline of the aircraft divided up into the six different compartments. The bombardier inputs bomb load and altitude data, then sets the telescope sight over the target.