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  • Destroy the UAV in flight

    I need to pose this question because I've not been able to take it down myself..

    Q. What is Required to bring down the UAV in flight?

    To the best of my gaming I've shot at it with everything including 50Cal but it seems to absorb as much damage as a helo... what do you need to take it down and is it even worth shooting at to save yourself from 3 scan sweeps before it would have naturally expired?

    plus shooting at a UAV is a sure way to let the enemy know where yo uare and waste your ammo...
    "Victory without Honor, is Pointless..."
    "I regret that I only have 1 life per spawn, to give to my team...."

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    Re: Destroy the UAV in flight

    i don't think it's that strong actually... playing around, i was able to take it down w/ 2 clips from my pistol... though most of those shots were misses. I'd guess it only takes around 10 pistol shots and maybe 7-8 from a rifle??

    edit: the one good thing about enemy uav, is you know you're about to be attacked if you're not already. the other thing is that maybe commanders should counter UAV with UAV - i.e. if you're SL, inform commander of enemy UAV situation.

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    • #3
      Re: Destroy the UAV in flight

      WhiskeySix is bang on the money here. If you are being UAV'd let your CO know, as UAV's are almost always a prelude to an attack. Plus if counter UAV'd you'd have the fun of seeing that red blip advance towards you, knowing that he knows where you are, but does not think that you know he is coming... ;)

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      • #4
        Re: Destroy the UAV in flight

        In a plane you need about 1 second of fire on it and the UAV goes up in smoke. I don't think it's worth it to actually shoot it as infantry, unless you had a squad shooting at it. By the time you are about to actually destroy it, the UAV will probably disappear due to time.

        -StubbedToe

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        • #5
          Re: Destroy the UAV in flight

          depends on the situation... if you're defending, waiting for an attack, you might as well hit it... it really is a fragile thing, and you can take it down in a few seconds...

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          • #6
            Re: Destroy the UAV in flight

            odd, I put most of 2 clips into it with my main weapon and it didn't take it down... perhaps I was unlucky... ormaybe there is sweet spots on the damage
            "Victory without Honor, is Pointless..."
            "I regret that I only have 1 life per spawn, to give to my team...."

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            • #7
              Re: Destroy the UAV in flight

              hmm.. interesting!

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              • #8
                Re: Destroy the UAV in flight

                any points for downing it? Otherwise, I wont do it. . .
                Only the dead have seen the end of war.
                -Plato

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                • #9
                  Re: Destroy the UAV in flight

                  i dont think you get points. you cant even spot it using the commorose. guess the sounds for "UAV spotted" are not there and they are not going to record them.

                  usually when the UAV is above there are a lot of enemies on the ground, so i dont have time to shoot in the air anyway...
                  former TacticalGamer European Division



                  A Tactical Gamer since 2005 (the glorious days of BF2)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Destroy the UAV in flight

                    Originally posted by TheRooster1
                    any points for downing it? Otherwise, I wont do it. . .
                    That's not exactly the Tactical Gamer way...

                    When I'm in an attack helo I've always wondered if the gunner would be able to take it down in like, a second with the minigun, but I've never gotten a chance to try.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Destroy the UAV in flight

                      I thought it was easy to shoot down as infanty once, but now I just think it was just blowing up after it ran out of deploy time. Vehicles should be able to take it out rather fast though.

                      any points for downing it? Otherwise, I wont do it. . .
                      You shouldn't be playing on TG for points. Also a reason to blow it up is so that the other team doesn't have radar.

                      -StubbedToe

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                      • #12
                        Re: Destroy the UAV in flight

                        I'd say take it down no matter what. If you think you're giving away your position, make sure you have somebody covering you and move after the UAV goes down. With a little practice, it should be easy to take down.

                        - It's who you game with.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Destroy the UAV in flight

                          Here's a good comparison:
                          UAV -- 200 HP
                          FAAV -- 750 HP

                          Their "armor" is similar.
                          Peace through fear... since 1947!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Destroy the UAV in flight

                            Originally posted by TychoCelchuuu
                            That's not exactly the Tactical Gamer way...


                            I guess you don't get my sardonic wit yet. I was being funny. . .or, at least, trying.
                            Only the dead have seen the end of war.
                            -Plato

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                            • #15
                              Re: Destroy the UAV in flight

                              I wasted 200 rounds from the SAW on a UAV. Hit it all of 5 or 6 times. Didn't take it out. After that, I stopped shooting at it. Felt the 5.56mm rounds are better suited at enemy troops instead of a UAV. I just spot the UAV now. And if someone else wants to try and take it out thats fine by me.

                              [volun][drill]
                              I'm cannon fodder.

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