View Full Version : Rockets make pretty good bomber killers...

12-25-2006, 03:24 PM
Had a bit of fun earlier.. I don't rate myself at all Air to Air so whereever possible I take a A to Ground option. Preferably Something like a P-38, Beaufighter, IL2, Pe2 or Me110. i.e. something that's fast or heavilly armoured and packs a decent punch and preferably has my favoured weaponload of rockets.

Which is where todays online fun and games comes in. 1943 themed map and the 12 rocket P38 is available in an online mission which pitches the Allies attacking due east of the UK ( Normandy map ) and the Axis coming due West.

In the course of the next 3 sorties I shoot down 8 JU88's, 3 with rocket hits.. initially ( and subsequent sorties I did ) I had intended to do Air-ground but met the 88's en-route. 2nd one I took out with my second rocket volley and with the engines smoking decided the 3rd 88 I could see would be a better target than continuing to head away from home.

Get the range/aiming right and they just explode - great fun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. Also bagged a 109 with normally gunnery - sadly got him after he'd shot down a teammate.

12-26-2006, 04:12 PM

12-26-2006, 04:19 PM
I was bagged by an X-4 from a Ta-183 from 2500 meters away. Those rockets are impressive.