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    Aerial Forward Fields of Fire

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    Updated: December 4, 2019 - 4:05pm
    Submitted: JCab747

    Examples of Forward Fields of Fire

    This diagram shows the forward firing arcs of two different aircars. The gray area represents the field of fire for fixed weapons that fire forward only. Think of this as a cone that will also extend above and below the altitude that the aircraft is flying in. The attacker can target objects – other aircraft, robots, balloons, etc. – that are at altitudes that are above or below them, but only if they are within this cone.

    For example, say a jetcopter is flying two squares ahead of the aircar, but is at an altitude that is 200 meters (or four squares) below. This would be out of the aircar’s firing arc. If the referee wants to make the situation more realistic – but more complicated – the pilot of the aircar could declare that he is pointing the nose of his craft downward, allowing him to fire at the jetcopter.

    Nose/Chin Mounted Turrets. Turrets on aircraft do not necessarily have a 360-degree firing arc in all directions, such as with nose or chin-mounted turrets. These turrets can fire at targets that are within a180-degree arc in front of the aircraft, including targets that are altitudes above or below the craft, but not at other aircraft that are directly to the sides or behind the attacker. These turrets can fire into the squares that are colored gray and light green.