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03-17-2004, 01:49 PM

03-17-2004, 01:49 PM

03-17-2004, 02:00 PM
to be honest what gets me is "and this usally happens on-line" is getting hit and not knowing where the hell the bullets are comeing from! usally from 6 low... but the first hit usally shakes me.. and then think think what do i do now.... ooouuuppppssss there goes my tail section

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03-17-2004, 02:05 PM
Flying in the 38. Checking six and seeing a faster, more manueverable plane behind me. I just hope my crate can hold together until his ammo runs out.

03-17-2004, 02:05 PM
Definately online. When I see the tracers or hear the impacts and can't see the guy. When I can see him, I can at least act in a rational way. Offline, I don't get bothered much. I am currently making a g.50 campaign and making random missions where they are identical, but some have fighters, some don't so, I don't know what to expect.

03-17-2004, 02:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mike_espo:
Definately online. When I see the tracers or hear the impacts and can't see the guy. When I can see him, I can at least act in a rational way. Offline, I don't get bothered much. I am currently making a g.50 campaign and making random missions where they are identical, but some have fighters, some don't so, I don't know what to expect.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

can't agree more. Especially if you fly in a 110 arm for anti bomber mission but your escort descides to go lone wolfing


El Turo
03-17-2004, 02:18 PM
When you're mid-sentence in the chat-bar and tracers start whizzing by you..

Panic time!


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03-17-2004, 02:32 PM
When diving with your wingmen into an enemy fighter group and hoping that the ******* collision won't happen.

03-17-2004, 02:56 PM
Getting rammed or shot by a "team mate" is my biggest concern. I generally fear my team mates more than my opponents. This is true for both human and AI pilots. For example, in VOW beta I was killed 6 times by friendly fire and collisions. I was killed by enemy fire only twice. BTW that isn't shot down, that is KIA/MIA only.

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03-17-2004, 03:07 PM
Every time I start to turn hard in a dogfight, loosing speed more and more and realizing that I am nothing more than a pathetic sitting noob duck...

03-17-2004, 04:33 PM
I think the scariest thing is when you are diving down on a bomber (or fighter I guess) and your blazing away and you suddenly release your coming in to fast, and then you have to pull up real fast or roll over and dive to avoid hitting them. I've had some real close shaves! Of course other times I just ploughed right into them!

03-17-2004, 04:56 PM
Snap stalling 30 feet over the ground in the IL2 era P-39.

03-17-2004, 05:05 PM
None of it is scary.....it's a game http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

To make me jump though, being hit unawares (bounced) with the volume up high! Worse in IL-2 original, I think, because the bullet/shell strike noises were more pronounced.

To concentrate the mind.....being outnumbered, lower, they've seen you, and are about to make a nuisance of themselves. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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03-17-2004, 05:06 PM
Sorry, double post

[This message was edited by EPP-Gibbs on Wed March 17 2004 at 05:23 PM.]

03-17-2004, 05:26 PM
Scariest momement for me in current campaign I am flying a 109F and I my group got involved with a dogfight with those pesky I153 bi-planes. Anyway I am chasing one when I realize he is actually heading straight for me he gets in range so I start firing and he is firing. I am not about to swerve he gets really close.

I think he is going to ram me so I start to climb and....BOOM he just explodes I guess I finally hit it just right. Anyway I end up having to fly through the debris and have to jump out cause the holes in my plane and wing are so big that I will never make it home.

So did he bring me down? He didnt shoot me down but in effect his debris did.

03-17-2004, 06:54 PM
when u thought u r helping ur teammate
and get "u stole my kill ******" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

03-17-2004, 07:29 PM
Scariest thing to me is when you're in a heated dogfight where you're both good and you can't seem to get in a firing position and neither of you are making mistakes-but then, you lose sight of him! OH SH*T!! Then you panic and frantically search the skies only to be informed of his position by all the rounds slicing up your pretty plane http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


03-17-2004, 08:06 PM
The Scaariest moment i ever has was the first time i had RBJ on my six.


03-17-2004, 08:29 PM
scariest DF ive had ?

in a VEF in a low level fight in a Bf109 E4 alone against 4 I-16s (2 human , 2 bots)

was insanely hard to get out of but i RTB with one of them shot down

03-17-2004, 11:32 PM
having spent the best part of a year, pootling around with QMB, "perfecting" my flying skills, i thought i'd make a relly concerted attempt to do some online flying for the first time this week. logging on and getting into the cockpit wasn't that painful afterall was it?

the really scary part is the realisation that all i have to show for my mispent year is a life expectancy of no more than two or three minutes in the air.

it'd be o.k. if i was only being shot down by some ace or other, but nooooo. if i can pinpoint exactly where the ground is, i'll fly into it with monotonous regularity.

if any of you are going to be on ubisoft tonight, i hope you find my antics amusing; and you can be certain they won't pose too much of a threat...yet. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

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Stone Roses.

Cheers y'all, and remember! When the going gets tough, the tough relax.


03-17-2004, 11:36 PM
The scariest DF-experience?
The first time flying online with full real where I actually saw the guy who shot me down http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
I was in a '109 at 3000 metres on the Mountain Map, when I spot an LA 5 far below to the left. I dive at him thinking: "Wow my first online kill on full real" and had almost started typing in the "MUWAHAHAHA" in the chat-box.
Just as I close in at shooting range, the LA pulls up in a steep climb, I was shocked, how could he have seen me? I try to follow but end up both unconssious AND stalling like hell.
All of a sudden he's right behind me firering away, I dodge for maybe a minute at zero altitude, and all the time I can follow him at the edge of my FOV. But at last he hits my right aileron, leaving me crippled and easy to smoke.
As I'm hanging in my parachute on the way down I salute him: "GK, you the man!". The reply was: "I aint not never no man, I'm a woman".
Now THAT was scary! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

[This message was edited by Dmitri9mm on Thu March 18 2004 at 12:53 AM.]

03-18-2004, 12:50 AM
online(where else http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) when I was flying at 3.5k and suddenly saw red tracers in front of me, heard a bang as I was going right and saw a hole on the side of the glass. I thought"5 cm and I was done for!!!"

When I know whre my enemy is, I am not scared. but seeing tracers around you coming from nowhere scares the sh_t out of me!!!

O, how I want to hold you,
To feel your breath
And hear your laughter in my ears.
To look into your eyes
And see myself in there.
Caress you with my lips.
To hold your hands in mine
And find the hidden smile in your dimple
That makes you irresistible
And stops the breathing in my chest.
To be with you when you are weeping,
To wipe away the tears and take away the sorrow.
To watch you while you are sleeping
Like there is no tomorrow.

And with a tender kiss to wake you up.

Essen,23.02.2004 20:53

03-18-2004, 03:08 AM
Personally I think 'chicken runs' are the scariest - I often end up in a chicken run against an enemy the first thing I do in a fight. Everyone is so brave and no one have the patience to loiter and find a sneaky approach, y'know...
When the range is rapidly decreasing and we both start shooting at about 1000-1500 meters I just hold on and try to aim right - no concern for my plane or my life...that's a scary air combat moment.
Luckily I am a great shot. Hehe.

"See ya in the air. Fear the skull."

03-18-2004, 05:46 AM
Scariest moment? Online, when I lose tally on adversary in high speed fight or when I'm low&slow with Hurricane on my tail http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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

03-18-2004, 06:07 AM
I remember once I was flying at home alone...when I am alone I usually crank up the speakers really really loud...so loud that I would have to shout over the engine to be heard by anyone in the room. Any way..I'm flying along...and I know those b@stards are out there because I programmed the mission myself.. I'm thinking... I should be seeing them ny moment now...... and I'm looking.....looking.. suddenly I get PLAK PLAK PLAK on my engine.... OH H@LL!!! I must have missed them!!!! I didnt even get the "Bandits 1 O'Clock!!" message from my wings.... When the first strikes hit my plane I almost fell out of my chair it startled me so... I had to crack up afterwards... but man...... I can only imagine ..THANK GOD what it must have been like for those pilots..... I'm glad i can shut down and live to fight another day.

I have also been online and been chasing or evading somone and I actually get that feeling in the pit of my chest...like Im in the throes of the hunt you know... it is great.

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03-18-2004, 06:20 AM
Although it was in a co-op mission it was a real dogfight situation.... diving through a large flight of He111's, with the escorting 109's close on my heels. I decided to fire off a couple of RS-82's at the bomber directly beneath me and maybe the resulting explosion would cover my retreat....

Imagine my horror when I heard the landing gear extend! (i have it set as a macro on my fighterstick and, once initiated, the command cannot be overridden!) Just then I realised I was just meat for the grey sharks with the yellow noses and, sure enough, I was! D'oh!

03-18-2004, 07:35 AM
Fighting against SteveV's personally trained uber-opponent.http://home.earthlink.net/~viner45/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/doggie.jpg

03-18-2004, 07:41 PM
Going head to head in a qmb and watching 8 holes get punched in my canopy. One of which took out the gunsight, but not me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif. I had a sreenshot of it and accidentally deleted it.