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    Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 1:36am
I started the Spec Ops assignment when I unlocked the SOFLAM.

Besides the 20 sniper kills you need to paint 5 targets.

I've gotten all 5 but nothing ever happens to the tanks. I'm assuming you actually need to have some one in your platoon adept in a chopper or a jet to take the tank out??

It also says that the SOFLAM acts independently ... just curious if anyone's had a success with this and if you have any tips.


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the SOFLAM only marks targets, allowing jets, choppers or handheld javelins to lock & fire on that target. u can set it down in autonomous mode and an enemy vehicle that appears within its vision cone will be marked. put it in areas more elevated like a rooftop, and facing an area that gets high traffic.

i fly jets and i love havn someone to SOFLAM a chopper so i can hit it with my guided missile instead of havn to strafe it down
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Nice. Thanks bro. Once I get the all the assignments down I'm going to tackle these damn choppers once and for all
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As TX said,  getting something out of  Soflam requires ppl who know what they are doing  - not n00bies with Tom Cruise syndromeLOL  I have completed some succesfull designations with it, but for example yesterday at Caspian Border I deployed Soflam all the time and nobody took advantage of it  -  not even once Ouch
 
Of course there's not much use of it if nobody has guided ammunition available in their vehicles..
 
This video quite says it all: 
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Originally posted by summ3rblink

 - not n00bies with Tom Cruise syndromeLOL  


Leave shaker out of this 
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Originally posted by Fluffy Fluffington

Originally posted by summ3rblink

 - not n00bies with Tom Cruise syndromeLOL  


Leave shaker out of this 
LMAO LOL
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When I go in a match with Soflam in mind, my friends adapt to it.  One comes in with a Javelin and the other supplies them.  I wouldn't recommend trying to shoot Jets or Choppers, it will hit roughly 20% of the time since it's trying to hit it;s weak spots.  You can have it run autonomous mode, but it tracks horribly.  If you want to use the Soflam effectively it requires 3 people and mics.  You can designate with an Attack Chopper with 1st seat setup with Laser painter, the CTV Station which is 3rd seat in the main battle tanks, or the Soflam.  I set it up in a high area, exit out, find cover, and go back into it.  It's especially effective on Kharg Island on Rush when you're defending, when we play not one Amtrac will make it to land!!!  Also, Laser designated vehicles can be shot with either the IGLA, Stinger, or the Javelin, regardless of being land or air.
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Originally posted by SP61gTSupra

Also, Laser designated vehicles can be shot with either the IGLA, Stinger, or the Javelin, regardless of being land or air.
 
Thanks Lunchy, that's good to know.  Smile I hate being limited to only land or air with the Stinger or Javelin.  Seems like I always need the one I don't have, lol. 
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Originally posted by SP61gTSupra

Also, Laser designated vehicles can be shot with either the IGLA, Stinger, or the Javelin, regardless of being land or air.
 
Thanks Lunchy, that's good to know.  Smile I hate being limited to only land or air with the Stinger or Javelin.  Seems like I always need the one I don't have, lol. 
No worries. Apollo an me were in a tank shooting choppers and tanks with the Laser painter and guided missile functions; it's unlimited ammo.    ;)
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