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michapma
08-19-2004, 05:39 PM
In my (most) current offline campaign I've been transferred to hold of the Fascist Hun from reaching Moskva. I am freshly trained for my new ride: the MiG-3ud! In my first mission I and my two wingmen were to navigate to Vyazma and bomb a German depot. We cruise a bit below full throttle to maintain some heat reserve in the engine. We get withing sight of the target area and are jumped by 4 109Es, who enter a shallow dive above us and wheel around to pursue. I floor it, using every grain of muscle she has to reach the target first. I make it, the engine already overheating, and knock out some cars; that ought to hinder them in their local joy rides, but I don't see what 200kg of explosives on some cars is worth risking your neck for. Anyway I hightail it out in a gentle curve to maintain speed, past the airbase firing away at me, and race off to the north. My wingmen engage, and soon "remember" my briefing instructions (I use radio commands in aircraft with no radio if I think it corresponds to pre-flight instructions) to not engage the enemy.

It just so happens that one of my mates in the 69.GIAP is quite handy with a MiG, even down low. So I decided to see what this is all about. I went to the QMB and had it out with an Average AI 109 E-7 starting at 1500m on Moscow1. First I wanted to see how she turns--almost dead even with the AI, he may have gained a slight advantage. I stalled out trying to avoid and crashed.

Next I went up to 2 Veteran AI E-7s and took a Veteran wingmate on the Smolensk map at 1000m. Quite a different result! That ole MiG-3 is very good at a high angle of attack, and surprisingly responsive on the controls at a variety of speeds. She is poorly armed, doesn't take much damage and seems sluggish, but has excellent speed for late 1941 and a great roll rate by any standards.

The track I made of the second QMB session (http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/flightsims/tracks/MiG-3_sotheMiGsuckshuh2.04.zip) (68kB) was fun, so I thought I'd put it up for anyone curious. My wingmate goes to an early grave, leaving me to fend off the veteran AI... I don't shoot them down, but that's not the whole story!

The track is TRK format, so you'll have to watch it with AEP 2.04.

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michapma
08-19-2004, 05:39 PM
In my (most) current offline campaign I've been transferred to hold of the Fascist Hun from reaching Moskva. I am freshly trained for my new ride: the MiG-3ud! In my first mission I and my two wingmen were to navigate to Vyazma and bomb a German depot. We cruise a bit below full throttle to maintain some heat reserve in the engine. We get withing sight of the target area and are jumped by 4 109Es, who enter a shallow dive above us and wheel around to pursue. I floor it, using every grain of muscle she has to reach the target first. I make it, the engine already overheating, and knock out some cars; that ought to hinder them in their local joy rides, but I don't see what 200kg of explosives on some cars is worth risking your neck for. Anyway I hightail it out in a gentle curve to maintain speed, past the airbase firing away at me, and race off to the north. My wingmen engage, and soon "remember" my briefing instructions (I use radio commands in aircraft with no radio if I think it corresponds to pre-flight instructions) to not engage the enemy.

It just so happens that one of my mates in the 69.GIAP is quite handy with a MiG, even down low. So I decided to see what this is all about. I went to the QMB and had it out with an Average AI 109 E-7 starting at 1500m on Moscow1. First I wanted to see how she turns--almost dead even with the AI, he may have gained a slight advantage. I stalled out trying to avoid and crashed.

Next I went up to 2 Veteran AI E-7s and took a Veteran wingmate on the Smolensk map at 1000m. Quite a different result! That ole MiG-3 is very good at a high angle of attack, and surprisingly responsive on the controls at a variety of speeds. She is poorly armed, doesn't take much damage and seems sluggish, but has excellent speed for late 1941 and a great roll rate by any standards.

The track I made of the second QMB session (http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/flightsims/tracks/MiG-3_sotheMiGsuckshuh2.04.zip) (68kB) was fun, so I thought I'd put it up for anyone curious. My wingmate goes to an early grave, leaving me to fend off the veteran AI... I don't shoot them down, but that's not the whole story!

The track is TRK format, so you'll have to watch it with AEP 2.04.

Good stuff! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/69giap/fileadmin/Image_Archive/badges/69giap_badge_chap.jpg (http://giap.webhop.info)

The ongoing IL-2 User's Guide (http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/il2guide/) | Forgotten Skies (http://www.forgottenskies.com/)
But we are all that way: when we know a thing we have only scorn for other people who don't happen to know it. - Mark Twain, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc