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XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 03:53 PM
i couldn't hit the broadside of a barn with these damn machineguns

.. can anyone recommend some good reading / practice techniques to improve my 'jam it up his tailpipe' technique once i'm sittin on bad-guys' six?

I've been steadily reading through shaw's 'fighter combat: tactics and manuevering.. an *Excellent* read but i find the section on gunnery techniques a little lacking..

XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 03:53 PM
i couldn't hit the broadside of a barn with these damn machineguns

.. can anyone recommend some good reading / practice techniques to improve my 'jam it up his tailpipe' technique once i'm sittin on bad-guys' six?

I've been steadily reading through shaw's 'fighter combat: tactics and manuevering.. an *Excellent* read but i find the section on gunnery techniques a little lacking..

XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 03:57 PM
The RAF Gunnery .pdf was superb, really helped my kill rate. All about deflection shooting.

I'm not sure of the link to it tho, sorry.



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XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 04:17 PM
<font size= 2> Here is the link to the <a href="http://www.greatergreen.com/il2/files/RAF%20Gunnery%20School.zip"><font size= 2>RAF GUNNERY SCHOOL MANUAL<a/><font size= 2>.



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michapma
08-14-2003, 04:23 PM
Shaw's first chapter is rather good, but no subsitute for practice. Have you watched the training tracks provided with the game?

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XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 04:23 PM
Fly in QMB. Follow the game manual's advice about flying against friendly bombers to practice gunnery. As you fire press pause and go external to see were your bullets are going. You can also slow down the time compression to get a better feel for when to aim.

Turn on Arcade mode. In the conf.ini you will see a setting like this: Arcade=0. Change the 0 to a 1 and you will see little arrows on planes that have been hit. These arrows represent bullet strikes and will give you a better Idea of where you are hitting the target.

Practice. It just takes time to get good.




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XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 04:47 PM
Excellent thread... Yes, I'm that bad at firing...Thanks to all for the feedback... Since the majority of kills were made using my super gunners in bombers, now I am forced to learn how to shoot... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Stef

XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 04:51 PM
Hi,

you may as well give this place a quick look:

http://www.icaghq.com/icaghq/weaponsschool/gunnery.html

Cheers
Snip

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TM 1-210, Elementary Flying, US AAC, 1942

XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 04:51 PM
Different weapons also fire at different velocities (ie the speed of the bullet is different). You'll have to adjust your deflection shooting accordingly, so its best to stick to one type of gun when first learning.

XyZspineZyX
08-16-2003, 04:04 PM
Yeah,I know what you mean, it's difficult in my case to fly just one plane, I want to try them all but obviously like you said, I find it very tough to fire 1 30mm cannon compared to 6 ,303 rounds... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


Stef