DCS func getDescByName

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Envrioment: Mission Scripting
Function: getDescByName Added with: 1.2.0
Member Of: Unit, Static Object, Weapon, Airbase
Syntax: table Unit.getDescByName(String typeName )
Description: Return a description table of the specified Object type. Object does not need to be in the mission in order to query its data.

Function works with Unit, Static Object, Scenery Object, Airbase


Return Value: table
Return Example: A-10C Descriptor Table
{
  ["speedMax0"] = 236,
  ["massEmpty"] = 11739,
  ["tankerType"] = 0,
  ["range"] = 1500,
  ["box"] = {
   ["min"] = {
    ["y"] = -1.2815840244293,
    ["x"] = -9.1228017807007,
    ["z"] = -9.4672021865845,
   },
   ["max"] =  {
    ["y"] = 2.3696703910828,
    ["x"] = 7.6860585212708,
    ["z"] = 9.4541301727295,
   },
  },
  ["Hmax"] = 10000,
  ["Kmax"] = 0.52999997138977,
  ["category"] = 0,
  ["speedMax10K"] = 134,
  ["NyMin"] = -2,
  ["fuelMassMax"] = 5029,
  ["speedMax"] = 236,
  ["NyMax"] = 5.9000000953674,
  ["massMax"] = 21081,
  ["RCS"] = 10,
  ["displayName"] = "A-10C",
  ["life"] = 32,
  ["VyMax"] = 30,
  ["attributes"] =  {
   ["Air"] = true,
   ["Battle airplanes"] = true,
   ["NonAndLightArmoredUnits"] = true,
   ["Battleplanes"] = true,
   ["Refuelable"] = true,
   ["All"] = true,
   ["Planes"] = true,
   ["NonArmoredUnits"] = true,
  },
  ["typeName"] = "A-10C",
  ["Kab"] = 0,
 }
Examples: local a10CDataTable = Unit.getDescByName('A-10C')
Related Functions: Unit Functions: isActive, getPlayerName, getID, getNumber, getController, getGroup, getCallsign, getLife, getLife0, getFuel, getAmmo, getSensors, hasSensors, getRadar, getDrawArgumentValue, getNearestCargos, enableEmission, getDescentCapacity

StaticObject Functions: getID, getLife, getCargoDisplayName, getCargoWeight, getDrawArgumentValue

Weapon Functions: getLauncher, getTarget

Airbase Functions: getDesc, getCallsign, getUnit, getID, getParking, getRunways, getTechObjectPos, getRadioSilentMode, setRadioSilentMode

Notes: Airbase.getDescByName was added in v1.2.6