View Full Version : Bit of genral combat help

01-24-2009, 02:01 PM
in regard to dogfighting 109 v Spits can anyone give me anytips on defeating them wothout getting shot up myself i found myslef going down with my iarcraft aparently in one pice just now so any help?

01-24-2009, 02:10 PM
Which version of each, and which are you flying?

This is crucial information becasue whereas the 109F4 holds most of the cards vs the Spit MkV, the MkIX Spit hold most of the cards vs the 109G6.

01-24-2009, 02:23 PM
I am agansta group of BF109's cant remeber the type of spit will check and get back to you

01-24-2009, 02:24 PM
the spit is LF mk V

01-24-2009, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by doogerie:
the spit is LF mk V
You still haven't told us which 109 your against...

01-24-2009, 06:50 PM
Is this offline or online?

They should be pretty evenly matched in turns and speed, you just have to get practice to become a good pilot. AI 109's will probably try and climb way above the Spits and keep zooming down on them.

01-25-2009, 03:10 AM
I think you said recently you are flying the Fortress Europe campaign, right? That one has you in a Spit LF Mk.V. It's set in 1942, so the Bf-109s you're probably against are F-4 and G-2 models.

As you're flying the LF model which is optimized for low altitude, stay under 3000 metres. Above that the performance gap between you and the 109s will increase very fast (in the enemy's favour). Below 3000m the Bf-109 is only marginally faster. Try to keep your speed up, so that you're in a good position when the enemy appears.

Spitfire is very good at turning. Still, use this ability with consideration, to defeat single opponents. When you're against a group of enemy planes, speed is critical and turning wildly will only waste all your speed and energy, and make you an easy prey.

This mostly applies to FW190, in case you encounter them too.