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cbblackard
04-16-2004, 06:17 AM
I love flying the Stuka but find that I rarely hit anything while divebombing. Often I find I can't even find the target, i.e. I will often commence a dive on an area that I know is full of enemy tanks (since I designed the mission myself) but I can't find them during my dive.

Can someone tell me -- or direct me to someplace that tells me -- how to successfully attack ground targets with the Stuka? At what altitude should I begin my dive? What's the best technique for spotting targets?

Thanks.

CBB

cbblackard
04-16-2004, 06:17 AM
I love flying the Stuka but find that I rarely hit anything while divebombing. Often I find I can't even find the target, i.e. I will often commence a dive on an area that I know is full of enemy tanks (since I designed the mission myself) but I can't find them during my dive.

Can someone tell me -- or direct me to someplace that tells me -- how to successfully attack ground targets with the Stuka? At what altitude should I begin my dive? What's the best technique for spotting targets?

Thanks.

CBB

PBNA-Boosher
04-16-2004, 06:22 AM
Start out with the Ju-87D-5. That gunsight is really accurate and cool. It's how I learned to dive bomb. Just put the target in the reticle and KABLOOEY!

Lt.Davis
04-16-2004, 07:48 AM
If you aim through your gunsight, you will over shot the target. The gunsight are for you MG.

Imagine your bomb are hanging below your MG position (you can see it by pressing F2) so your aim should be somewhere lower than the gunsign.

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Translated:
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Bearcat99
04-16-2004, 08:00 AM
Go to training and watch the training tracks. Very informative. I dont knoiw if you can fly the missions... never tried but the track..particularly on the Stuka was quite informative.

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Agamemnon22
04-16-2004, 08:10 AM
Use the window in the bottom of the cockpit to find targets. If you dive from high enough, the tanks will appear as dots on the ground, if you go lower you'll see the actual camouflaged models which may be harder to spot. So, fly level until the target is in your bottom window, flip over and dive, line up and release when ready. Lather, rinse, repeat. Use externals to see where your bombs fall so you can correct next time and after some practice you can be deadly in that thing.

LordOliver
04-16-2004, 09:32 AM
Fly with other stuka pilots as a group whenever possible. There is safety in numbers and you can support each other fairly well, plus do some devistating damage at the target in a group attack.

Use good engine management to keep your engine cool while climbing... something like 90 pitch and 85-90 throttle... Supercharger stage 2 at 3000m

A good attack run is to fly at a decent altitude (3000m+) over and just pass your target... hit your divebrakes, roll inverted and pull back to the target... this allows you to look up and get a fix on your target. Don't forget to throttle back and put your supercharger back to stage 1 in your dive or you'll burn your engine out. I usually like a 75-80 degree dive. Release at the horn (I set my bomb release to 500-400m alt) and escape at low alt to clear the AAA.

In the D5 or B2 you'll have to practice with your aiming point.

Set up some practice QMB's and go for it.

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gates123
04-16-2004, 10:07 AM
release just after the target leaves the bottom of your site, its a hit for me in most planes including the stuka

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martial01
04-16-2004, 01:13 PM
Stick your head between your knees and kiss your *** goodbye

LOL

Best advice you will get

Curly_109
04-16-2004, 02:18 PM
i find it VERY hard to hit anything (or for that matter to even find target) when on full real. i practice diving from ~2500m on russian cruiser. 20 times i miss, 1 time i hit. on FR. extremelly difficult. bomb releasing from 700-800m. maybe that's wrong? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/93.gif

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anybody finished one?

LC34
04-23-2004, 10:44 PM
If I recall correctly, there used to be a website with a very informative "stuka guide."

Anyone know the link to it?

Frosty288
04-23-2004, 11:05 PM
Okay, I fly stuka's just about every chance that I get to in this game. Basically most of what was said is right, in a nutshell it's:
-alt 1500m+ for attack
-dive breaks, ect.
-Releasing bomb on time.
-Stuff
Really, it's easy to fly a stuka in full real. But you might say, 'I can't even see the target'. Yeah, that's what the window at the bottom of your cockpit is for. Also, to check your angle of your dive, look on the left/right? of your canopy and you will see all of the angles. It may look confusing, but when in a dive, you want the desired angle of dive to be parrallel with the horizon of the earth. always set your bombsight settings BEFORE you get to the target, then you might only have to adjust it once or twice.

Also, you may say that when attempting to dive in FR, you stall. Yeah, the solution is: diving a little bit before you actually dive, aim the nose down a bit, about 3 seconds before you get to the real dive. I don't mean like really push down on the stick, just do it to gain a little speed, and then roll over. Never had a stall while doing that. Also, when truley dive bombing, make SURE you're at a 90 degree angle, or your site will be off.

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ptegomerpyle
04-24-2004, 04:04 PM
Practise at first on wintermaps. Easier to spot targets.

Locate target in that bottom window, flip it onto its back, cut the engine and dive, when you can roll the plane and the target doesnt move much you know you can realease.

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SwingerSpecial
04-25-2004, 10:04 AM
Curly-

Just go down lower, try setting the release altitude at 500 meters. The closer you are the harder it is to miss. With the Stuvi sight I've been blasting bridges from 1000 meters, just dial in the right numbers and squeeze that bomb release button when the horn sounds.