Hovercraft are hybrid vessels operated by a pilot as an aircraft rather than a captain as a marine vessel. Hovercraft use blowers to produce a large volume of air below the hull that is slightly above atmospheric pressure.
Landingzones from South to North in order
Landing zone: Fedyenka
Status: Open, intact and reachable
As we all should have seen, many models and textures got improved as the game evolved. One of the best examples are the Vraken. These destroyed parts of planes could just be based on the first models of Vraken, but didn’t get an update.
No, that’s not it. I know now where the wreck models in GZ came from. These are assets from the game “The Hunter CotW”, and I found them in that game. There is a landmark at the wreck that tells about a small passenger plane that crashed in Calburn in '70s, and had one survivor who was rescued after seven days surviving in the wild. GZ has a few of these assets crossed over from “The hunter” Game (like for instance the ‘drei meilen bis’ Milestones / Riksrösen)
Now we have new Flying Machines roaming the airspace that probably also needs to have an area where they operate from. The Planned landing point for the Soviet Firebird reinforcements is at Hagaboda docks.
I have take the Firebird’s blueprint and approximately calculated the wingspan. The blueprint has only values as the scaling number, no specific lengths. For instance, they have given two points on the circle with the value 1/65 (1 unit = 65 units)
So the (red) blueprint shows the scale in units, but it doesn’t say what the length of 1 unit is.
I opened the blueprint in an editor and zoomed to 1:1, and then roughly measured 1 unit of the shown grid, this is about 0.5 cm. I counted between 30 and 31 units between those two points.
For this approximation I used 30 units (30x65)/2. The 1/65 scaling works out to aprox. 9.75 metres. From that we can infer, that the wingspan (circle) is ~13.78 metres. If I use 31 units of 0.5 cm I get a wingspan of ~14.24 metres. Please check and comment what you think?
Yeah sure, Firebirds are VTOLs, but they still probably have some base of operations, or at least I hope they do. I’m gonna look for it.
However, and I’m just speculating here, according to the intercepted Soviet communications the Firebird Reinforcements came from Camp Kabarga, which is probably somewhere on the island North-East of the North Coast Region.
I have updated the strange up and down happenings in the the story of Norrmyra Arena, with a new picture. Now, as of the feb '23 update, eight of the pillboxes in the arena which were added with the Recon Update aug '22, are gone again, but left a hovering door.
I was in Old town (gamla stan) yesterday where the landing gear of the crashed Vråken there seemed more detailed than I can remember, but memory is a strange thing. I couldn’t find an older photo among my photos, where the focus was on the landing gear, to compare.
Anyway, we can clearly see the sturdy left leg of the main landing gear, and the wheel strut remnants where two wheels were attached. The nose landing gear would also have had two wheels.