User talk:Flame2512

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Hello, i wanted to ask you about radar resolution keybinding. It would seem that there is "change radar scope scale" hotkey for ground vehicles in settings, but it doesn't seem to work on chieftain marksman at all. Although vehicle itself changes resolution by itself from 12 to 10 km whenever i try to track something, and it also seems to make spotting easier in sniper mode (works only in sniper mode), since it changes resolution to 10k briefly, and actually catches things, that it normally misses. Do you know anything interesting about either of those things? I feel like this is a leftover from workaround for Vulcan and SIDAM, but maybe there is a way to change radar's range manually somehow? Seems useful against planes with small signature, or something along those lines. --bangerland (talk) 18:28, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

The chieftain marksman only has one range setting fixed at 12 km (some other SPAA have multiple, i.e. M247 has 10 km, 20 km and 40 km), so the radar range scale key has no effect as there is no other range scale to switch to. As for the other bit, the Marksman uses a combined tracking and search radar, with the radar capable of scanning out to 12 km and tracking out to 10 km. From what I can tell, what is happening is that when the lock key is pressed the radar briefly stops scanning and does a sweep in tracking mode. As once the radar is in tracking mode it's maximum range is only 10 km, so the radar display updates to show this. If no track is established the radar drops back into scanning mode with a max range of 12 km and the indicator range updates. If a lock is established you will notice the the radar stays in tracking mode (antenna not spinning and instead pointing directly at the locked target) and the max range remains at 10 km on the display (both in first and third person) until the track is lost, at which point the radar enters scanning mode with a max range of 12 km. When a lock is established the range display drops down the 10 km in both third and first person, but if it is not the momentary drop in range is only noticeable in first person, not sure why this is. --Flame2512 (talk) 19:41, 23 April 2019 (UTC)