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A Launcher Platform is the basic frame block used for launching missiles in ICBM mod. Besides its normal ability to launch missiles, higher tiers allows larger variety of missiles to be launched, and increase their maximum range.
Like the missiles/explosives, launchers also come in tiers. Higher tier launchers increase the effective range, while Launcher Support Frames increase accuracy. Instead higher tiers of Launcher Platforms increase range of the missiles.
Launching a missile requires a Launcher Platform, a powered Launcher Control Panel, a redstone current/pulse and your missile of choice.
You can only launch missiles of the tier of the launcher platform or lower. For instance, you can not launch a T2 missile from a T1 launcher. The only exception is that a T3 launcher can launch Red Matter Missiles and Antimatter missiles even though they are T4 missiles (NOTE: This is currently not applied, you can launch any missile from any launcher. Tested in 1.0.13).
Laucher Plaftorms provide range as it follows:
- T1 - 199 blocks
- T2 - 499 blocks
- T3 - 9,999 blocks
Missiles can be remotely launched by using a Laser Designator, but only with a Launcher Control Panel T3. To sync a Laser Designator you must set the launcher's frequency in the control panel's GUI, then right click with the Laser Designator on the Launcher Control Panel. Designators are usable within 100 blocks of the launcher, with a range of 200 blocks to give you a maximum range of 300 meters. Designators can be set to a shared frequency which will let you fire all missiles from all launchers on the same frequency. There is a built-in delay to prevent mid-air collisions of your missiles, causing them to launch in sequence.
NOTE: Designators do NOT affect Accuracy.