Firing AT weapons while prone
Firing AT weapons while prone should be included in next Alpha version.
I'll commit some basic config. The RTM does work fine in A2. Just the implement + some limitations should be fixed.
I'd suggest, that prone AT firing is very limited, since we dont have proper animations to use (reloading AT prone, proper getting up from prone with launcher animation, etc).
Updated by Evil_Echo over 6 years ago
A lot of AT weapons require you to crouch or stand in order to fire.
Weapons like the javelin uses a gas generator to propel the missile out of the tube before it fires the motor to reduce risk of backblast injuries. Firing that prone would cause the missile to strike the ground.
"Hot" fire weapons like the M136, LAW, RPG-7 could be fired prone, but at serious risk of causing burns or other injuries due to backblast hitting the soldier's legs. Also the danger zone behind the soldier is greatly increased due to more of the blast sweeping up debris from the ground.
Updated by rocko over 6 years ago
We could probably model the disadvantages for prone firing, so it does not become fav stance to shoot, but rather unpopular hence it side effects.
Updated by q1184 over 6 years ago
At least the portable Metis will benefit from it, with the standing/crouching sway it's impossible to guide the missiles.
Updated by th3flyboy over 6 years ago
I was just thinking of good ol delta force 2 when i read this. The idea is have the soldiers body angled so that the LAW or AT4 would not hit the solder's body with the backblast.
Updated by Evil_Echo about 6 years ago
These weapons are short-range ( note the effective range for 50% hit ) and it takes some moxie to fire one from anywhere you can be spotted by enemy. Players who try for long-range shots have to deal with sway. If A2 sway is excessive, that is another issue.
And pic of why you have to be darn careful firing an AT4.
Updated by rocko about 6 years ago
The launcher prone animation is already angled. Body - launcher form ~60 degree, or less, dunno exactly.
Updated by overlord about 6 years ago
Could going prone in the metris make you deploy the stand? like change the model to a static metris launcher?