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how do you increase the capacity of the transport helicopter?

it looks like it could carry twice as many troops.

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You can research alien technology to eventually produce a new dropship able to carry more soldiers.

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You could also open aircrafts.xml and change the number of soldiers it can carry if you really want.

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You can edit aircrafts.xml in Excel

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Maximum is:

Chinook (6 rows x 3 columns =18 transport cells) - it can transport 9 soldiers + 1 vehicle (or 11 soldiers)

Shrike (5x4=20) - 11+1 (or 13)

Valkyrie (6x4=24)- 15+1 (or 6+2, or 17)

So, you need to change cells on:

11 1

13 1

17 2

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Oh! I want to research and fly around the human base airplane. If I can fully load that, the aliens won't have a chance!

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The way I think of it is that the heil can only carry as many people as the rows on the sides, unless the dropship is wide enough to have at least a 1 tile wide column between the side and center seats, as you aren't going to stand without any restraints on a helicopter.

EXAMPLE. So I have a trasport craft, that is 4 tiles and 6 tiles long. I would have 12 seats, because I have 2 rows on the side with 6 tiles long, or seats. Now my engineers have made a better dropship, that is 6 tiles wide and 12 tiles long. I could fit 48 seats, because I can fit 12 seats on the sides with a 2-seat wide center row. It's the same system passenger planes use. Tanks are 3x3, so in a 6x3 dropship, you could fit 2 tanks. But because tanks are way more heavy than soldiers, the Charlie could only lift one, because it would be too heavy for 2 tanks. Shrike could carry about 3 or 2, and Valkary could fit as many tanks that could fit.

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