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GazzaMataz
11-02-2004, 06:02 AM
I was back at me Il-2 campaign again last night and having finished the Kursk campaign I was assigned to the Kuban to go night-hunting string-bag U2s aka 'Night Witches'.

This should be a doddle I said, and seeing as I didn't do too well at Kursk I though I'd get a few kills instead of planes just damaged.

Well, I saw the buggers coming in over the coast and dived into them at over 400kph - BANG - single shot from one of them and I was killed outright...

Buggernuts, darn sniper gunners again! So I started again. This time I was just about to bounce one when another single shot hit my engine it caught fire no time to get out - BANG - plane blew up. I hadn't even open fire on the wretches!!!

Start again. This time I bounced one bueatifully, ha that's more like it. Then another one, I'm gonna get all four - NOPE! - Got so close to the third one that I had a mid air collision, although I bailed safety...

Replayed it several times but just kept coliding with the buggers - and I though it was gonna be easy!

Oh, well just thought I share that with you all. Hopefully better luck tonight http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

GazzaMataz
11-02-2004, 06:02 AM
I was back at me Il-2 campaign again last night and having finished the Kursk campaign I was assigned to the Kuban to go night-hunting string-bag U2s aka 'Night Witches'.

This should be a doddle I said, and seeing as I didn't do too well at Kursk I though I'd get a few kills instead of planes just damaged.

Well, I saw the buggers coming in over the coast and dived into them at over 400kph - BANG - single shot from one of them and I was killed outright...

Buggernuts, darn sniper gunners again! So I started again. This time I was just about to bounce one when another single shot hit my engine it caught fire no time to get out - BANG - plane blew up. I hadn't even open fire on the wretches!!!

Start again. This time I bounced one bueatifully, ha that's more like it. Then another one, I'm gonna get all four - NOPE! - Got so close to the third one that I had a mid air collision, although I bailed safety...

Replayed it several times but just kept coliding with the buggers - and I though it was gonna be easy!

Oh, well just thought I share that with you all. Hopefully better luck tonight http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Von_Zero
11-02-2004, 06:05 AM
get a mk 108 nose + 2 mg 151 gunpods and shoot at them from the other side of the Black Sea http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

GazzaMataz
11-02-2004, 07:05 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>get a mk 108 nose + 2 mg 151 gunpods and shoot at them from the other side of the Black Sea <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Actually the reason they were called 'Night Witches' was because they were often flown by women... perhaps girlies are better shots than men http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

Mind you they are funny looking women those Russian birds - they all seem to have moustaches http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Atomic_Marten
11-02-2004, 08:24 AM
I would never shoot at women. Ever. With bullets. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif Never.

JR_Greenhorn
11-02-2004, 08:29 AM
When I first got Il-2, I started by practicing in the QMB vs. U-2VS' with various planes.
Mostly I chose the biplane as an opponent because it looked unintimidating. I spent a long time being frustrated before it dawned on me that the speed differential, size, rear gunner, and low-speed manoeverability of those planes can make them challenging targets.
Its funny how such an unintimidating little plane like that can be such a bugger to bring down.

Von_Zero
11-02-2004, 09:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Atomic_Marten:
I would never shoot at women. Ever. With bullets. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif Never. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
don't hit a woman not even with a flower....
use the entire flower pot http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

GazzaMataz
11-02-2004, 10:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>don't hit a woman not even with a flower....
use the entire flower pot <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Don't tempt me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif