“Unless it's a piece O' shit then im sure it has some communication device. ”
Well said. But apparently, even things that are not supposed to have communication devices, such as spacetrooper armor (surely, if space trooper armor has communication armor, then ground trooper armor should have the same), have them.
And, if you are already tearing dimensions between IC and OOC, how do you know what your fellow Air Force pilot, that is 100 miles away from you, has in his scanners without him telling you? If he gets gunned down, you'll just know that he got gunned down, but not exactly by what - unless he gives out hints through voice before he gets smacked.
Back to SW universe, during the BoE, the fighters that protected the cruisers had no idea what the fighters inside the deathstar were doing. The cruisers did to a point, but the fighters didn't.
There was something else I wanted to say, but I forgot it right now, so I'll wait until someone else answers. I don't mind a good discussion (especially not with my main discussion partner Hal) :P