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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 10:40 AM
There we were me an two other I-16's in formation coming back from hitting a train. Being last in line I still had a good deal of ammo left, and was scouring the horizon for a target.

Then when I had lost all hope there it was at 10 o'clock low. A german convoy roving down the road. I cut throttle, and dropped down. I rolled in on them at their 4 o'clock diving in on the trailing tank.
I hammered the convoy as I dove raking my guns down their line. Men went scattering out of their vehicles for cover, and as I looked back from my cockpit I could see the dust kicked up from my prop blast as I began my climb back to rejoin formation.


Hehe ok had to put it in story format. Thats one of my most memorable events from playing the campaign. The detail of it all was scary, and felt very realistic. At least enough that I could really get into the game.
Playing online in the land of constant dogfights it's easy to forget many of the great things this sim has.

Every take-off is optional, but every landing is mandatory!

XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 10:40 AM
There we were me an two other I-16's in formation coming back from hitting a train. Being last in line I still had a good deal of ammo left, and was scouring the horizon for a target.

Then when I had lost all hope there it was at 10 o'clock low. A german convoy roving down the road. I cut throttle, and dropped down. I rolled in on them at their 4 o'clock diving in on the trailing tank.
I hammered the convoy as I dove raking my guns down their line. Men went scattering out of their vehicles for cover, and as I looked back from my cockpit I could see the dust kicked up from my prop blast as I began my climb back to rejoin formation.


Hehe ok had to put it in story format. Thats one of my most memorable events from playing the campaign. The detail of it all was scary, and felt very realistic. At least enough that I could really get into the game.
Playing online in the land of constant dogfights it's easy to forget many of the great things this sim has.

Every take-off is optional, but every landing is mandatory!

XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 11:14 AM
Yeah, i like stuff like that... makes you feel as though your survival is actually important, instead of just you vs the other guys and that's it.

I usually use a target of opportunity in IL2 missions... the campaign generates a mission miles behind enemy lines and our flight of eight gets bounced by 12 110s and 109s on the way. Makes completing the actual objective rather impossible. Often i'm the only one to return home /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 11:43 AM
Yeah, this game rules!
BTW, how can you see people runnning away from the vehicles? I,ve tried many times, but I´m too fast while straffing to see anything a part from the column of vehicles I´m trying to wipe out...

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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 01:12 PM
It's real easy just get so low that you leave a dust cloud behind you, and slow down when strafing. I typically start my attack on any AAA trucks or tanks they may have. Then I can roll around on a second pass flaps down throttled back, and just cut them to shreds.



Every take-off is optional, but every landing is mandatory!

XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 01:35 PM
Then there are the exciting stories from more inexperience fighter pilots like me, where you fly for about an 1/2 hour, shoot at bombers until you run out of ammo without destroying any /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif , only to fly back and rush the landing and crash! Now those are the real sweet memories to tell the grandchildren /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

P.S. After flying the I-16, my newly assigned P-40 is much better in the air but because of it's speed I need to learn to be more gentle in the landing (and when will I learn to not rush my landing sequence, grrrrr).

Notwithstanding, lots of great fun! I am really enjoying the campaign.

I have a lot of respect for those who are playing with full realism and engine management. Perhaps in my second campaign I will limit some (all?) my external views. Right now, unless I am flying to and from the combat area, I don't use the no-cockpit view, but use the fly-by and behind the plane view (especially for take-offs and landings). I also use the map icons. Tried taking off in the cockpit several times and landing once or twice. Was successful but much harder indeed.