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XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 11:20 AM
Well, last night I dragged myself online to play this game (fb) and I must say I'm impressed, especially with the quality of some of the play I went up against.

As a typical new fella, I made all the classic mistakes I'm sure...but I did have an awful lot of enjoyment out of it.

A couple of things struck me though...

I've been flying with the LA7 mostly, and seem to have a bit of a problem using high speed BnZ tactics with this plane...very often I end up losing bits of wings when I dive. Is this particular to this plane, or am I just diving from too high up?

A lot of engagements appear to take place at a very low height (at one point I was sure a 109 I was chasing was going to go under a bridge). Is this the norm, and if so should I stick with low-altitude turning fighters (like the LA7) and steer clear of planes like the Jub and the Mig which don't have good performance at low levels.

Joe.

XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 11:20 AM
Well, last night I dragged myself online to play this game (fb) and I must say I'm impressed, especially with the quality of some of the play I went up against.

As a typical new fella, I made all the classic mistakes I'm sure...but I did have an awful lot of enjoyment out of it.

A couple of things struck me though...

I've been flying with the LA7 mostly, and seem to have a bit of a problem using high speed BnZ tactics with this plane...very often I end up losing bits of wings when I dive. Is this particular to this plane, or am I just diving from too high up?

A lot of engagements appear to take place at a very low height (at one point I was sure a 109 I was chasing was going to go under a bridge). Is this the norm, and if so should I stick with low-altitude turning fighters (like the LA7) and steer clear of planes like the Jub and the Mig which don't have good performance at low levels.

Joe.

Tully__
10-28-2003, 11:27 AM
Historically most fights on the Eastern front were relatively low in altitude. This was due to tactical necessity.

High altitude flight modelling in this sim is less than ideal, as it was designed with the historical battle altitudes in mind. Over 10,000m more altitude has pretty much no effect on flight model.

Many planes lose bits in high speed dives, some at lower speeds than others. Work out how fast you're going when bits fall off, then fly slower /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Salut
Tully

XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 11:36 AM
Fly...slower? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 12:05 PM
-- steer clear of planes like the Jub

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XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 12:08 PM
The La's break apart very early in a dive compared to most other planes. This makes it more difficult to use in BnZ, although still possible. Airplanes like the 109 however, can be put into a dive safely from an altitude of several thousand meters above.

As to the low altitude, that depends entirely on the plane you're flying. German planes, as well as the Jug, should be taken high up (2000 meters absolute minimum, 4000-5000 is good) and used to dive down on opponents down below. Just make sure you have enough room to pull up after your attack.

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