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Can you strafe or drop bombs after unloading paratroops?

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Yes, assuming you're flying low enough.

The usual advice against ever performing strafing attacks under any circumstances applies, of course.
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Yes, assuming you're flying low enough.

The usual advice against ever performing strafing attacks under any circumstances applies, of course.
Probably the best advice I've ever seen on this board...  :thumbsup:

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Thought the Elementals on Kirghiz were in a 'internal' bomb bay?  I mean if you dropped other bombs with the Elementals you get . . .

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It's just a cargo bay. No connection whatsoever with the bomb slots.
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Never done it then, so what is the game 'mechanism' to release the Elementals and does it have to be a certain altitude?
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There's two mechanisms(three if you count offloading on the ground, but I'll assume that's not what you speak of).

The first one is in Total War, the fighter needs to be at Altitude 1, and the dropped troops are placed on the map. There might be a bit more, but you get the gist. It's essentially the Downloading maneuver from Wolves on the Border(I think), except you can't do it with mechs, only infantry. Gets the troops down in a hurry and they can't be shot before they land, but the risk to the fighter is obvious.

The second one is in StratOps. You can drop from higher up, though it can take a bit of time for the dropped units to reach the ground, so aero units have a chance to shoot them down. You can drop non-infantry units this way, though they must be deployed from an appropriate Bay, and there are door limitations. (Infantry are not limited that way) It's obviously safer for the aircraft, but with some risk for the dropping troops.
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