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Driver609
02-12-2004, 03:56 PM
From the excellent site www.battlefield.ru, (http://www.battlefield.ru,) an interview with Yuri Khukhrikov, an IL-2 Pilot.
"We fought in IL-2......The gunner had a 12.7mm Berezin machine gun, 10 DAG-10 distance aviation grenades for the protection of the lower rear hemisphere. If a German appeared, you would press a switch, and a grenade would fall on a parachute and explode 150 meters away"

Distance aviation grenades sound cool! When are we getting them? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Driver609
02-12-2004, 03:56 PM
From the excellent site www.battlefield.ru, (http://www.battlefield.ru,) an interview with Yuri Khukhrikov, an IL-2 Pilot.
"We fought in IL-2......The gunner had a 12.7mm Berezin machine gun, 10 DAG-10 distance aviation grenades for the protection of the lower rear hemisphere. If a German appeared, you would press a switch, and a grenade would fall on a parachute and explode 150 meters away"

Distance aviation grenades sound cool! When are we getting them? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

XyZspineZyX
02-12-2004, 04:20 PM
Man, that's *dirty*....

Agamemnon22
02-12-2004, 05:02 PM
Yeah Pe-2 carried similar grenades as well. Such a weapon would make a mess of a multiplayer game though. Everyone will be flying IL-2's trying to lure people onto their tail and poof! 109 ain't pretty no more.

p1ngu666
02-12-2004, 05:15 PM
wish we had them
u can do this with ordinary bombs, u gotta be low and get the speed/distance right

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sobolan
02-12-2004, 06:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by p1ngu666:
u can do this with ordinary bombs, u gotta be low and get the speed/distance right
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Did that a couple of times using a Tu-2S with a 2000kg or 3000kg bomb...low level, high speed and an overconfident fighter jock chasing me.

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ASH_HOUSE_WARES
02-12-2004, 06:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Driver609:
From the excellent site http://www.battlefield.ru, an interview with Yuri Khukhrikov, an IL-2 Pilot.
"We fought in IL-2......The gunner had a 12.7mm Berezin machine gun, 10 DAG-10 distance aviation grenades for the protection of the lower rear hemisphere. If a German appeared, you would press a switch, and a grenade would fall on a parachute and explode 150 meters away"

Distance aviation grenades sound cool! When are we getting them? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
G R O O V Y!

The LW used aerial bombs on the B17 formations too.. But I seem to recall they didnt work so great.. Too hard to judge and stuff

ASH HOUSEWARES
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noshens
02-12-2004, 06:49 PM
you can do that with 500kg bomb or 2x250 fly low with time fuse and drop it when somebody is on your 6 at certain distance from you. Need practice though.

Kampfmeister
02-12-2004, 07:50 PM
For some reason I can't seem to access that site. Any information on how well this tactic worked or how successful it was?

Menthol_moose
02-12-2004, 08:36 PM
Being a IL2 online flyer id love to see this.
More protection from thost nasty 109's and 190's


btw... the link works its just incorrectly done.

http://www.battlefield.ru

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Eh, mates! What's the good word?

Stalker58
02-13-2004, 04:19 AM
Hmmmm, what about Pe8 with BigPounder, flying low, fusing at 10s, lot of PREDICTION, a Fw 190 swooping down and..... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Altitude, speed, manoeuvre and.... CRASH!

SUPERAEREO
02-13-2004, 05:35 AM
In 1940 the RAF experimented with old Harrows bombers dropping "Aerial Mines" in the path of oncoming German bombing raids.

The mission were flown at night and these bombs were linked to a long cable and atacched to a parachute, so that enemy bombers would have flown against the cable bringing the bomb down on them.

Needless to say the experiment was not very successful and was eventually dropped, but at least one German bomber was brought down by one of those mines, apparently.

Surely the Harrows must have been one of the most unusual night fighters in the history of aerial warfare... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

S!