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Blue_Baron
05-06-2008, 08:32 PM
The Hurricanes were good for visual and photographic reconnaissance but were not unto par as a fighter against the Japanese Oscar and Zero fighters.

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/History/1940s/Hoshang02.html

You know, I am now convinced the Zero was under modeled in IL2.

M_Gunz
05-06-2008, 09:55 PM
It's not the plane that counts, it's the pilot.

Try that out online but those are the words more than one RL Ace has repeated.

I read part of that and it tells of a Dakota, a twin engine transport, eluding the attack by
"Japanese Oscars" and getting completely away by maneuvering an escape somehow.

Somehow I don't think that either side was exactly 100% elite pilots, IYKWIM. Just a hunch.

VW-IceFire
05-07-2008, 06:13 PM
Originally posted by Blue_Baron:
The Hurricanes were good for visual and photographic reconnaissance but were not unto par as a fighter against the Japanese Oscar and Zero fighters.

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/History/1940s/Hoshang02.html

You know, I am now convinced the Zero was under modeled in IL2.
Honestly...is that an argument or what are you getting at ?

Skoshi Tiger
05-08-2008, 01:29 AM
Originally posted by M_Gunz:
I read part of that and it tells of a Dakota, a twin engine transport, eluding the attack by
"Japanese Oscars" and getting completely away by maneuvering an escape somehow.


Maybe its indicitive of how artificial the world within a flight simulator is. (no critisism is intended towards the developers.)

Planes are very hard to see in the air even if you know where to look. As a trainee pilot you are taught scaning technique to help spot them.

If the Japanese pilot lost visual contact with the Dakota and the Dakota pilot managed put his transport where the opposition wasn't looking for him, held have a fairly good chance of evading a fighter.

I seam to recall Chuck Yeager crediting alot of his success in his system of systematically scanning the sky for the enemy.

I've also seen/heard interviews with BoB fighter pilots where they've talked about being in a mass dogfight with dozens of planes one minute, then being alone in the sky a few seconds later.

I've pesonally spent an hour flying around a full realism server trying to find another airplane ( http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif come on guys where are you! You can stop hiding now!)

M_Gunz
05-08-2008, 03:12 AM
More than one Oscar attacked and both lost him at the same time.

Think about how much easier to break combat it would be in a Hurricane as a Dakota.

Not exactly aces up there that day except maybe the Dakota pilot.
It's about pilots, not planes.

Wildnoob
05-08-2008, 12:59 PM
talking about the KI-43, I found a very interesting video of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDt6jOOIkpU&eurl=http://...e.com/user/reina1991 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDt6jOOIkpU&eurl=http://www.youtube.com/user/reina1991)

unfortnetly, I don't speak Japanase. but, looks like are trials with the aircraft.

place here to share it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

joeap
05-08-2008, 02:53 PM
Thank you very very nice indeed!!

DKoor
05-09-2008, 06:50 PM
I favorited it... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif