View Full Version : Have any tips for the Me-262?

06-09-2008, 06:52 PM
I've been trying to fly the Me-262, and I was just wondering of anyone had any tips. Any suggestions are welcome, especially to do with engine management. Is it best used as BnZ fighter? It seem like the engines really overheat when manuevering.


06-09-2008, 07:03 PM
Get the tips from the real users:


06-09-2008, 07:29 PM
Don't turn.

06-09-2008, 11:10 PM
Don't ever slow down.

06-10-2008, 12:50 AM
You can turn and manoeuver, as long as you stay above 500kph.

Only non moving targets are easy to shoot at (heavy bombers), but you can manage an occasional deflection shooting on an unsuspecting target. You have no real chance to hunt a prop fighter who knows you're there, though, unless you're a pair.

When reducing engine power, go verrrrrrry slow under 80%, same when increasing. At higher settings you can move throttle faster.

06-10-2008, 01:52 AM
When reducing power, you can slam it from 100% to 0% in one fast pull without fear of exploding your engines. However, restoring power takes time after so doing.

06-10-2008, 02:14 AM
I'm playing the Army Group North dynamic campaign and I see that the squadron will receive the Jets in 1945.

But I'm also pretty sure that we will be sucking our socks that time. I just can't figure out how my AI mates will sustain against Yaks if they fly the damn thing like it was a prop-plane.

Sorry I'm just cynical.

06-12-2008, 10:43 AM

I was told this some time ago by a chap by the name of meteor...

0) always load 100% of fuel
1) select left engine
2) swith on left engine
3) unselect left engine
4) wait 10 seconds;
5) select right engine;
6) swith on right engine
7) unselect right engine;
8)select all engines
9) wait 10 seconds, while you set flap to landing
10) VEEEERY slowly bring throttle to 100% while holding brakes (B)
11) release brakes, take off and fly straight at low level (do NOT climb or turn now)
12) close gear and flaps, at 280 Kmh reduce throttle to 85%, always fly straight and low to build speed
13) at 400 Kmh bring throttle to 90%
14) at 500 Kmh bring throttle to 94% and start climbing sweetly, try to not lose speed. You gain height with speed, not with AoA
15) in cruise hold 94% throttle because above 95% you trail smoke and you may be spotted (if flying online, of course) use 100% only when it doesn't matter if they see you (i.e. when you press the attack)
16) take your time to pick and destroy enemies, do not hurry. Nobody can attack you as long as you maintain speed. Never turn, if you miss the 'boom' just extend, regain height and go for another run. You are at risk only if you lose speed.
17) in landing approach keep speed to about 200 Kph and never go under 10% throttle (you may flame out).

Hope this helps, I know it helped me.

06-13-2008, 03:08 AM
Learn how to shoot without gunsight - from "normal" and not "shifted" (Shift-F1) view. Aiming point is exactly in the centre of your windscreen, which allows you to see and aim for incredible deflection shots - almost like wonderwoman.

But still do use the gunsight when attacking an unwary enemy from dead 6.

06-14-2008, 03:56 PM
In single player, try this:

1) Turn off engine overheating. The AI pilots never overheat; why should you?

2) As has been said, don't turn with enemies. At all. Keep your airspeed ridiculously high, extend several kilometers away, and make another pass. Repeat until targets are all dead or you run out of ammo.

3) I find it's helpful to set your gun convergence distance fairly high when attacking bombers. They're so big you can easily score hits from 400m +, and firing from farther away will give their gunners even less opportunity to shoot you.

06-16-2008, 06:19 PM
My advice is this:

a. Once you take off keep it level and gain speed before climb.

b. Put throttle to 92% (no smoke trail).


d. No tight turns KEEP SPEED HIGH.

e. Kill EVERYTHING http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

f. Only reduce throttle(gently) for landing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

g. ENJOY http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

06-16-2008, 07:23 PM
Same as the 190 but leave out the rolling part. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif