!u/EYfo0o8s 08/24/11(Wed)17:07 No.16051476|
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>Preliminary, not sure I've gotten it all right. Red marks what changes my upgrades and pilot rating bonuses have wrought.
Summers decided the duckies were a little too much machine for him to handle, so once they landed Springer took the stick and found she was a good deal more proficient at it than he was. After getting to grips with the machines after some practice, which included test firing their weapons into a nearby hillside, Winters and Springer decided that the standard machineguns didn't have as much punch as they were used to in the 20mm gatling guns the Striders mounted. With Summers' help, they pulled out the stock machineguns and installed larger, more powerful 20mm guns. The Duckies' frames couldn't handle full fledged gatlings, so they compromised with revolver cannons. Afterwards they took them up again, to get used to how they would handle with the weight changes, as well as pushing the aircraft to their limits. Seeing how fast they could go, how tight they could turn, how high they could climb, and how much force they could resist.
Throughout pilot training there was one instructor whose words, seeming so right, stuck with Winters. "In order to bring out your machine's full potential, you have to get a feel for what it's capable of, and it's limitations. Learn to push your vehicle to those limits, and the life you save will be your own."