Given that the Hydra is the first large, almost corvette class gunship, complete with a crew of gunners, mechanics and a co-pilot, it makes sense to have a "red alert" mode. I agree with bandit that this is non-conventional, we haven't seen this before in flyable WC ships, but we haven't flown such large ships before (unless you're considering a Galaxy perhaps, but it wasn't a combat vessel, the Hydra is) And in terms of seeing a red alert in the WC Universe, I think I remember seeing red alert lights when scrambling to launch fighters in WC I, so I think the switch to red lights when enemies approach is an excellent idea, and appropriate for the era. PS. How do I get my account approved? I registered? but have recieved no activation email.