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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 02:39 PM
It has been declared many times, that IL-2 was a unique attack plane. I just keep wondering, what exactly makes it so special? Don't take me wrong, I love the plane, but still the german FW-190 was used in similar role as a ground-support plane. It could be equipped with powerful anti-tank guns, as well as variety of bombs. No tail-gunner, but the plane is well armored and quite a bit faster than IL-2. IL-10 was a true beast, but it came just too late for the WWII.

XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 02:39 PM
It has been declared many times, that IL-2 was a unique attack plane. I just keep wondering, what exactly makes it so special? Don't take me wrong, I love the plane, but still the german FW-190 was used in similar role as a ground-support plane. It could be equipped with powerful anti-tank guns, as well as variety of bombs. No tail-gunner, but the plane is well armored and quite a bit faster than IL-2. IL-10 was a true beast, but it came just too late for the WWII.

XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 02:50 PM
IL-2 had great armament and was a flying tank - these beasts were very hard to bring down. That's what made it so good - incredible durability couples with awesome firepower.

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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 02:51 PM
Well, the FW-190 was a fighter-bomber, and there were plenty of them. Plenty of guns, and it could carry bombs, but much faster, and nowhere near as much armour.

The Il-2 was a true attack plane. Soaks up much more damage, more stable when firing, has internal bomb load, can carry more rockets. Absolutely no chance of being used (effectively) as a fighter, outclassed by true fighters in every way.

Best way to see is to attack ground targets protected by 20mm AAA in each. See how long the 190 can linger versus the Il-2.

XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 02:56 PM
Lunahod wrote:
- IL-10 was a true beast, but it came just too late for the
- WWII.
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Oh no it didn't.



I'd never join a club that would have ME as a member!!.

XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 02:58 PM
Oh, and I want the Il-10, that's a plane that should be in the addon, I mean, it's a freakin Sturmovik, and it's not in the game! What's going on?!

XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 03:27 PM
I am with you. I don't understand why they add planes from completely different theaters, when some of the most important planes are missing.

XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 03:34 PM
The Il2 has been shot down in more numbers than anything else IIRC. I think the reason it was so great was not only it's armour, but also the numbers which were built.

Nic

XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 03:46 PM
IL-2 was pretty successfull in Eastern front.. however it needed badly fighter escort, without them they were pretty invulnerable (except Early IL-2 in this game can equally dogfight BF109 F-2s,certainly not a flying coffin).. Whereas FW-190 did the same, and without escort.. and had pretty good chances of running the enemy..

Still, FW-190 was beeing devoleped as bomber killer, and IL-2 stricly was dedicated ground attack plane. And it was rather good on it..

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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 03:48 PM
try the 109-F4, I shot down 5 il2s in a campaign with that plane.

I'm a crappy pilot, but one hell of a shot.