Added in ACE3 v3.0.0

Advanced Ballistics

1. Overview

The Advanced Ballistics module improves internal and external ballistics.

1.1 Features

  • Drag modelling based on real-world ballistic coefficients.
  • Ambient air density (air pressure, temperature, humidity) affects drag.
  • Wind affects drag and deflects the trajectory.
  • Wind speed varies with altitude.
  • Terrain features, buildings and other objects disrupt the wind.
  • Magnus effect (spin drift)
  • Coriolis effect and Eötvös effect (Earth rotation)
  • Loss of stability during transonic flight.
  • Variable muzzle velocity based on powder burn rate and barrel length.
  • Bullet trace effect for supersonic bullets (light refraction due to air pressure waves).
  • A protractor for quickly measuring the inclination angle.

2. Usage

2.1 Enabling Advanced Ballistics

2.1.1 OPTIONS → GAME → CONFIGURE ADDONS

Advanced Ballistics module

2.1.2 CBA Settings System

2.1.3 Enabled in-game ?

Advanced Ballistics vs Default Ballistic

2.2 Protractor

  • You need a compatible weapon.
  • Press Ctrl+⇧ Shift+K.
  • Red line indicates the current inclination angle in degrees.
  • Protractor will disappear if you lower or holster your weapon.

3. Dependencies

ace_ballistics, ace_weather