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matttaylor817
03-24-2007, 02:56 AM
i just got this PF and am installing the patches in hopes i'll be able to fly the b-29 bomber. do you ever get to? and i was also wondering how to look up your bombing viewer? i have horrible ai with these bombs....can't figure it out......some advice would be nice. thanks guys

matttaylor817
03-24-2007, 02:56 AM
i just got this PF and am installing the patches in hopes i'll be able to fly the b-29 bomber. do you ever get to? and i was also wondering how to look up your bombing viewer? i have horrible ai with these bombs....can't figure it out......some advice would be nice. thanks guys

x6BL_Brando
03-24-2007, 05:03 AM
Unfortunately none of the four-engined bombers are flyable in PF. There is only one rather ancient, open-cockpit, 4-engined bomber flyable in the whole IL2 series - the TB3. Otherwise they are all ai.

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Xiolablu3
03-24-2007, 05:46 AM
B25 is probably the closest you will get to the B29.

The fact is that in the close combat in the game, a B29 would destroy a massive area, and IL2 is more of a battlefield situation sim, with fighter bombers, rather than big STrategic bombers.

You CAN fly the B29 on the Ukded2 server on some of the maps, but there is no comckpit and you can only fly from the outside view, which is very tricky to say the least. Still a lot do it successfully. Dive bombing with the B29 in order to hit the targets http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif (there is no bombsight view obviously).

Buy the recent complete 'IL2 1946 ' edition which contsains everything, then get online on some of the better servers. You will get to do some great bombing runs and help your team massivley in the process.

With so many people wanting to be fighter pilots, bomber piots are very well respected online.

XyZspineZyX
03-24-2007, 05:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by matttaylor817:
i have horrible ai with these bombs....can't figure it out......some advice would be nice. thanks guys </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm not sure what you need help with here. Do you need to know how to access the bomsight? You must define keystrokes for that in the controls menu

Xiolablu3
03-24-2007, 05:57 AM
Some screenshots fom a Stuka raid online.

Big thanks to THOR. The whole set can be seen at :-
http://www.battle-fields.com/commscentre/showthread.php?t=13333
http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/5024/14yv3.jpg

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/2047/113bh3.jpg

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/5797/116kg6.jpg

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/3327/114gc7.jpg

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/3559/115ok6.jpg

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/7499/24rh6.jpg

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/7507/122mg5.jpg


http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/1930/124rn1.jpg


http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/5929/128is5.jpg

Xiolablu3
03-24-2007, 06:21 AM
Lancasters (Pe8's really but they look similar) attack and sink the Tirpitz.

http://www.battle-fields.com/commscentre/showthread.php?t=13573

matttaylor817
03-24-2007, 02:00 PM
well yes basically......what is the name of the control you use for the bomb sight? i know how to change the velocity and altitude and all that......but don't know how to find the sight. is it the default "Q" button? please if you guys could help....thanks again.

drose01
03-24-2007, 02:12 PM
Awesome screenshots Xiolablu!

Skycat_2
03-24-2007, 04:52 PM
You have to move to the station in the bomber that has the bombsight. When you're in the proper station, Shift+F1.

(I just edited after checking)

Xiolablu3
03-25-2007, 06:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by drose01:
Awesome screenshots Xiolablu! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

TY Drose, they re not by me, but I was hoping to show Matt how much better online bombing is compared to single player http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

matttaylor817
03-25-2007, 10:13 PM
hey thanks a lot sky cat. that's the awnser i was lookin forward to. so i've been getting better at this. need to get the bombing figured out. but hopefully after the campaing missions i'll be joining you guys online. thanks. oh and thanks for the pics. they look good. makes me wish i had a better video card on my laptop.

FrenziedAU
03-26-2007, 02:40 AM
There is a great movie floating around taking you through how to level bomb in a B-25.

I think this is it: B25 Level Bombing Training Video (http://www.darts-page.com/movies/B25_Training_Video_for_IL2.zip)

tigertalon
03-26-2007, 05:01 AM
This is an essential:

Level bombing manual by T.H.O.R (http://www.erinnavy.com/downloads/LEVEL_BOMBING_MANUAL_v1.1.pdf)

GRIMREAPER_204
03-26-2007, 05:50 PM
can't you fly the B-29 in multi player
i have the game but it doesn't work and makes me
mad slash sad slash confused because it says
error (0x0000142) and it wont let the game start
i am sad oh yea sorry i like slash the old Guns N' Roses guitar player

Machine817
04-12-2007, 10:32 AM
thanks again fellas. appreciate the help. that video was awesome.