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Sillius_Sodus
11-14-2008, 03:33 PM
Hi,

I've been playing the RAAF Bomber campaign that came with IL2. While I like the destructive power of the Beaufighter, in every mission every other Beaufighter gets shot down. If this keeps up I'm going to have a cyber-mutiny on my hands! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
They'll probably roll a grenade into the latrine the next time I have to go! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Anyone else experiencing this? Thanks.

Sillius_Sodus
11-14-2008, 03:33 PM
Hi,

I've been playing the RAAF Bomber campaign that came with IL2. While I like the destructive power of the Beaufighter, in every mission every other Beaufighter gets shot down. If this keeps up I'm going to have a cyber-mutiny on my hands! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
They'll probably roll a grenade into the latrine the next time I have to go! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Anyone else experiencing this? Thanks.

Zeus-cat
11-14-2008, 07:45 PM
In my opinion, IL-2 missions are created to be interesting, not resemble reality. Most fighter missions were search or patrol missions, not direct combat. This is not how they play out in the typical IL-2 campaign.

Bomber missions are probably closer to reality, but even these are optimized to make them interesting and survivable.

Enforcer572005
11-14-2008, 08:39 PM
Ditto what Zeus says. This depends alot on the design of the misns, timing, skill level of AI etc. There are alot of variables that affect this that can be changed in the FMB, but you need to know what you are doing when using that thing to modify misns. Besides, it could be the intention of the author to have this effect.

TSmoke
11-14-2008, 08:42 PM
I have to agree with Zues-cat IL2 missions are for pure playability,missions based on reality would bore most of us to tears.

However for your Beaufighter losses there are a case or two that ended in bloody disaster, ie.Black Friday. So there does seem to be some common ground.

The url is for a raid in Norway to get one of the few remaining german destroyers, Canadian, British,and Australian crewed Beaufighters had their lives cut short just for a stinking tincan.

http://ww2chat.com/forums/war-air/1913-wartime-plane-cr...locations-found.html (http://ww2chat.com/forums/war-air/1913-wartime-plane-crash-locations-found.html)

It isn't a well known raid just because of the losses incurred but chit happens.

Sillius_Sodus
11-14-2008, 10:24 PM
Thanks for the replies, upon further examination I realized that it's just your run of the mill ai stupidity that is getting them killed. Slow flight in flak infested areas and following the programmed flight altitude right into the terrain.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif Dumba**es!

Divine-Wind
11-15-2008, 01:10 AM
Il-2 AI is some of the best entertainment in the world, if you ask me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I remember mission I flew during a campaign in the PTO as a P-40 pilot. (First mission of the campaign, actually) After succesfully knocking out the attacking Betties and Zekes, Red One then proceeded to ditch his plane, even though it had suffered no damage, at least cosmetically. So of course the rest of the flight followed after him. Luckily I had noticed this just in time to switch off autopilot and save my plane, not to mention my career!

jensenpark
11-15-2008, 04:32 PM
good post TSmoke.

Funny enough, on the History Channel last night they showed the story of the Brit diver and his team locating several of the Beau's in that fjord...and bringing one of the surviving crew back for a tour.

Waldo.Pepper
11-15-2008, 09:28 PM
http://www.history.ca/ontv/titledetails.aspx?titleid=117505

I am posting this documentary
to alt.binaries.multimedia.aviation either tomorrow or the day after for any interested parties.

Great losses incurred to the Beaufighters that day.