Actually, does anyone know what the optimal altitude is for spotting surface ships? I've had a few instances where I've had my aircraft radar turned on and still a ship manages to remain undetected until my plane was almost on top of it. Just earlier I was scouring the sea with 4 aircraft for a lone Skjold, all with active sensors on, and it wasn't until my aerial refueling tanker flew right over it that I managed to detect it.
Originally Posted by Gorduz
Turbo Tape Games Dev
The Skjold is a stealthy ship, so you have to get really close to see it. It depends a lot on the radar resolution, too, but most often I see it on IR or even Visual. Ironically, it's easier to hear (sonar) than see.