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Is there a way to paradrop tanks in RA2/YR?


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I am currently working on a "soft mod" of Yuri's Revenge (really just edits to the rulesmd.ini file), and was wondering if it was possible to allow tanks to be paradropped. Alternatively, is it possible to make a vehicle that can paradrop units on command, rather than from the support power (as in, you load units into it, then can deploy them from the air, as opposed to having to land first them evac the units)?



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You can give an aircraft type some tags to do something like this although it behaves a bit strange. I think they require Landable=yes and the same tags that flak tracks use to carry infantry. If you load infantry units into this aircraft and the aircraft has a Primary weapon, telling the aircraft to attack something will instead make it paradrop all the infantry inside around the target. This can also work by using force fire (CTRL click).

To paradrop vehicles, you need to give it Carryall=yes and make it pick up the vehicle. IIRC, paradropping tanks can cause bugs with the tank's size. Carryall logic is also pretty broken in default YR, you need Ares (https://ares.strategy-x.com/) to get carryall logic working

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