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XyZspineZyX
06-05-2003, 08:25 PM
Hi!
I am planning to start a Fighter campaign (USSR), but im not sure about wich planes i should choose for each period/year. I do need some guidance for this, as Im not an expert on the different models between each type of plane.
I would appreciate if anyone with good knowledge on these russian planes would pick out for me the planes they would recommend. The * indicates the plane I would choose, but as I said im not sure. These planes listed here are those you can choose between in the periods. I would really like some good, serious answeres, because afterall I will use a good deal time on this campaign!

Notes: Im sick and tired of the I-16`s and Mig`s /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
Im using the diff-level: padlock on, externals and
minimap path.


Lvov 1941:
I-16 Type 18, 1939
I-16 Type 24, 1939
*LaGG-3, 1941
Yak-1, 1941
Mig-3, 1940
----------------------------------------
Smolensk, 1941:
I-16 Type 18, 1939
I-16 Type 24, 1939
*LaGG-3, 1941
Yak-1, 1941
Mig-3, 1940
----------------------------------------
Moscow 1941-1942:
I-16 Type 18, 1939
I-16 Type 24, 1939
*LaGG-3, 1941
Yak-1, 1941
Mig-3, 1940
Mig-3ud, 1941
Mig-3 2xUB, 1941
Mig-3 AM-38, 1941
Mig-3 2xShVAK, 1941
-----------------------------------------
Crimea 1942:
Mig-3, 1940
Mig-3 2xUB, 1941
Mig-3 AM-38, 1941
Mig-3 2xShVAK, 1941
LaGG-3, 1941
I-16 Type 24, 1939
*Yak-1, 1941
-----------------------------------------
Kuban 1942:
Mig-3, 1940
Mig-3 2xUB, 1941
Mig-3 AM-38, 1941
Mig-3 2xShVAK, 1941
LaGG-3, 1941
I-16 Type 24, 1939
Yak-1, 1941
*Yak-1B, 1942
Yak 7B, 1941
-----------------------------------------
Stalingrad:
Yak-1B, 1942
Yak 7B, 1941
*P-39N-1, 1942
I-16 Type 24, 1939
LaGG-3, 1941
Yak-9, 1942
Mig-3 2xUB, 1941
Mig-3 AM-38, 1941
Mig-3 2xShVAK, 1941
-----------------------------------------
Rzhev 1942-1943:
Yak-1B, 1942
*Yak-9, 1942
Yak-1, 1941
Yak 7B, 1941
P-39N-1, 1942
I-16 Type 24, 1939
LaGG-3, 1941
LaGG-3, 1943
-----------------------------------------
Kuban 1943
I-16 Type 24, 1939
LaGG-3, 1941
LaGG-3, 1943
Yak-1B, 1942
Yak 7B, 1941
La-5, 1942
*La-5F, 1943
Yak-9, 1942
Yak-9D, 1943
P-39N-1, 1942
(*)P-40M, 1942
-----------------------------------------
Kursk:
I-16 Type 24, 1939
LaGG-3, 1943
Yak-1B, 1942
Yak 7B, 1941
La-5, 1942
La-5F, 1943
*La-5FN, 1943
Yak-9, 1942
Yak-9D, 1943
P-39N-1, 1942
P-40M, 1942
-----------------------------------------
Now, the rest of the periods im quite sure about what i want to choose.
-----------------------------------------

In advance, thank you very much for answering this, it will be very useful for me /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



Additional questions:

1) What is droptanks?

2) Wich is the best plane in the La-series?

3) Wich plane is the best in the P-40/47/51-series?

4) Wich plane is the best in the P-39-series
(I know there is not really a "best" plane, it depends on the situation but i think you know what i mean)

5) What is the best prop. pitch when cruising at spd 80%?
What rpm?

6) Will there be possible to print out your stats after finishing a campaign?

7) When mounting rockets on your group fighters in a mission where the arnament is default, will the fighters not attack other fighters? Will they use the rockets on the fighters?

8) How do you know wich "Zveno" is your group? When youre polkovnik you can command all groups, and you can accedentali command bombers to attack fighters etc. if you dont know wich "Zveno" is fighters, and wich is bombers.

9) In this forum, some is ranked as "V.I.P", or "New User", while others are ranked as "over 3000/1000/10 postings". Why?

10) Are you getting tired of all my questions?

11) Will there sometime be a possibility in IL-2 to lean out to the window in a fighter to get a better view?

12) I`ve been told to look after my squadron-mates, as they will become better if they live long. How do i take care ofd them in a good way?

13) What is the point with regestring the game when you install it?

14) Do you really have to land when succesfully completed a mission?

Again, thanks for any answeres. I hope the evt. answers will be at help for others that are wondering on the same things. Happy now Venganze? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I managed to conscentrate a skhitload of questions in one thread!

XyZspineZyX
06-05-2003, 08:25 PM
Hi!
I am planning to start a Fighter campaign (USSR), but im not sure about wich planes i should choose for each period/year. I do need some guidance for this, as Im not an expert on the different models between each type of plane.
I would appreciate if anyone with good knowledge on these russian planes would pick out for me the planes they would recommend. The * indicates the plane I would choose, but as I said im not sure. These planes listed here are those you can choose between in the periods. I would really like some good, serious answeres, because afterall I will use a good deal time on this campaign!

Notes: Im sick and tired of the I-16`s and Mig`s /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
Im using the diff-level: padlock on, externals and
minimap path.


Lvov 1941:
I-16 Type 18, 1939
I-16 Type 24, 1939
*LaGG-3, 1941
Yak-1, 1941
Mig-3, 1940
----------------------------------------
Smolensk, 1941:
I-16 Type 18, 1939
I-16 Type 24, 1939
*LaGG-3, 1941
Yak-1, 1941
Mig-3, 1940
----------------------------------------
Moscow 1941-1942:
I-16 Type 18, 1939
I-16 Type 24, 1939
*LaGG-3, 1941
Yak-1, 1941
Mig-3, 1940
Mig-3ud, 1941
Mig-3 2xUB, 1941
Mig-3 AM-38, 1941
Mig-3 2xShVAK, 1941
-----------------------------------------
Crimea 1942:
Mig-3, 1940
Mig-3 2xUB, 1941
Mig-3 AM-38, 1941
Mig-3 2xShVAK, 1941
LaGG-3, 1941
I-16 Type 24, 1939
*Yak-1, 1941
-----------------------------------------
Kuban 1942:
Mig-3, 1940
Mig-3 2xUB, 1941
Mig-3 AM-38, 1941
Mig-3 2xShVAK, 1941
LaGG-3, 1941
I-16 Type 24, 1939
Yak-1, 1941
*Yak-1B, 1942
Yak 7B, 1941
-----------------------------------------
Stalingrad:
Yak-1B, 1942
Yak 7B, 1941
*P-39N-1, 1942
I-16 Type 24, 1939
LaGG-3, 1941
Yak-9, 1942
Mig-3 2xUB, 1941
Mig-3 AM-38, 1941
Mig-3 2xShVAK, 1941
-----------------------------------------
Rzhev 1942-1943:
Yak-1B, 1942
*Yak-9, 1942
Yak-1, 1941
Yak 7B, 1941
P-39N-1, 1942
I-16 Type 24, 1939
LaGG-3, 1941
LaGG-3, 1943
-----------------------------------------
Kuban 1943
I-16 Type 24, 1939
LaGG-3, 1941
LaGG-3, 1943
Yak-1B, 1942
Yak 7B, 1941
La-5, 1942
*La-5F, 1943
Yak-9, 1942
Yak-9D, 1943
P-39N-1, 1942
(*)P-40M, 1942
-----------------------------------------
Kursk:
I-16 Type 24, 1939
LaGG-3, 1943
Yak-1B, 1942
Yak 7B, 1941
La-5, 1942
La-5F, 1943
*La-5FN, 1943
Yak-9, 1942
Yak-9D, 1943
P-39N-1, 1942
P-40M, 1942
-----------------------------------------
Now, the rest of the periods im quite sure about what i want to choose.
-----------------------------------------

In advance, thank you very much for answering this, it will be very useful for me /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



Additional questions:

1) What is droptanks?

2) Wich is the best plane in the La-series?

3) Wich plane is the best in the P-40/47/51-series?

4) Wich plane is the best in the P-39-series
(I know there is not really a "best" plane, it depends on the situation but i think you know what i mean)

5) What is the best prop. pitch when cruising at spd 80%?
What rpm?

6) Will there be possible to print out your stats after finishing a campaign?

7) When mounting rockets on your group fighters in a mission where the arnament is default, will the fighters not attack other fighters? Will they use the rockets on the fighters?

8) How do you know wich "Zveno" is your group? When youre polkovnik you can command all groups, and you can accedentali command bombers to attack fighters etc. if you dont know wich "Zveno" is fighters, and wich is bombers.

9) In this forum, some is ranked as "V.I.P", or "New User", while others are ranked as "over 3000/1000/10 postings". Why?

10) Are you getting tired of all my questions?

11) Will there sometime be a possibility in IL-2 to lean out to the window in a fighter to get a better view?

12) I`ve been told to look after my squadron-mates, as they will become better if they live long. How do i take care ofd them in a good way?

13) What is the point with regestring the game when you install it?

14) Do you really have to land when succesfully completed a mission?

Again, thanks for any answeres. I hope the evt. answers will be at help for others that are wondering on the same things. Happy now Venganze? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I managed to conscentrate a skhitload of questions in one thread!

XyZspineZyX
06-05-2003, 08:31 PM
I would reccomend you go with the Yak line of fighters all the way. The Yak 1 and Yak1b are absolute killers in 41 and 42, and the Yak 3 is so damn good it's almost too easy /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
06-05-2003, 08:39 PM
broder_balle wrote:
-

It's quite difficult to answer this. To each is own. I'm a NN Yakkie...so I tend to choose Yaks. But your choices are good enough


I'd stick to Yak 1B when you chose the Yak 9
-
-
-
-
- Additional questions:
-
- 1) What is droptanks?

Additional fuel tanks that can be dropped when empty (have to be dropped even) or when the situation asks for it (if you're attacked/attacking)

-
- 2) Wich is the best plane in the La-series?

La7 it seems. But I never really tried it.
-
- 3) Wich plane is the best in the P-40/47/51-series?
-

P51 is not flyable. P40/47 are of different era....

- 4) Wich plane is the best in the P-39-series
- (I know there is not really a "best" plane, it
- depends on the situation but i think you know what i
- mean)
-
Ask Smoke Jag or Gem. Maybe Q1

- 5) What is the best prop. pitch when cruising at spd
- 80%?
- What rpm?
-

This is particular to each plane. Look at the manual

- 6) Will there be possible to print out your stats
- after finishing a campaign?

Printscreen only is my guess


- 7) When mounting rockets on your group fighters in a
- mission where the arnament is default, will the
- fighters not attack other fighters? Will they use
- the rockets on the fighters?


They will attack fighters if the ennemy is close enough and might use rockets.

- 8) How do you know wich "Zveno" is your group? When
- youre polkovnik you can command all groups, and you
- can accedentali command bombers to attack fighters
- etc. if you dont know wich "Zveno" is fighters, and
- wich is bombers.

Look at briefing. Your zveno, afaik, is the first.


- 9) In this forum, some is ranked as "V.I.P", or "New
- User", while others are ranked as "over 3000/1000/10
- postings". Why?

VIP are former lamers given this title so they can brag. (It actually means Very Impopular Person).

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- 10) Are you getting tired of all my questions?
-
At 10$ per answer, I'm getting rich. Keep them coming

- 11) Will there sometime be a possibility in IL-2 to
- lean out to the window in a fighter to get a better
- view?
-

Don't think so

- 12) I`ve been told to look after my squadron-mates,
- as they will become better if they live long. How do
- i take care ofd them in a good way?
-

Check their 6, clear their 6


- 13) What is the point with regestring the game when
- you install it?
-

Dunno (I'm not charging the 10 bucks)

- 14) Do you really have to land when succesfully
- completed a mission?
-
No. Once you have "Mission successful" on screen, you can stop the game. But it's less fun.

- Again, thanks for any answeres. I hope the evt.
- answers will be at help for others that are
- wondering on the same things. Happy now Venganze?



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XyZspineZyX
06-05-2003, 08:42 PM
broder_balle wrote:

I can't help you with the Campaign plane thing. This one you have to test each one of them in quick missions and chose the one you adapt the best. I personally like the LaGG.

- Additional questions:
-
- 1) What is droptanks?

External fuel tanks which you can jettison while in flight.

- 2) Wich is the best plane in the La-series?

Looks like it's the La-7, but I don't like La's too much.

- 3) Wich plane is the best in the P-40/47/51-series?

Depends on the pilot. I'd say the P-51 is the best overall, but the P-47 is good too (in real life) and awesome for some ground strikes.


- 4) Wich plane is the best in the P-39-series

IMHO the P-39N-1. I like the extra machine guns.


- 5) What is the best prop. pitch when cruising at spd
- 80%?
- What rpm?

It really depends on what altitude and fuel mix.

- 6) Will there be possible to print out your stats
- after finishing a campaign?

I don't know, I still haven't finished any FB campaign yet.


- 7) When mounting rockets on your group fighters in a
- mission where the arnament is default, will the
- fighters not attack other fighters? Will they use
- the rockets on the fighters?

I haven't tested that yet. But in the original IL-2 hey would attack fighters with it.


- 8) How do you know wich "Zveno" is your group? When
- youre polkovnik you can command all groups, and you
- can accedentali command bombers to attack fighters
- etc. if you dont know wich "Zveno" is fighters, and
- wich is bombers.

You'll know. Just read the briefing.


- 9) In this forum, some is ranked as "V.I.P", or "New
- User", while others are ranked as "over 3000/1000/10
- postings". Why?

Because the VIP's did something real good for the community once or many times. The new user is someone who has less than 10 posts. After that, from time to time, the number of posts you have are updated and give you that 'rank'


- 10) Are you getting tired of all my questions?

Nope... I'm a patient dude.

- 11) Will there sometime be a possibility in IL-2 to
- lean out to the window in a fighter to get a better
- view?

Beats me... bribe Oleg into modelling this /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

- 12) I`ve been told to look after my squadron-mates,
- as they will become better if they live long. How do
- i take care ofd them in a good way?

If anyone of them shouts something like: "Arrrrgh I'm hit!"
try to nail the enemy fighter behind him before he dies /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif


- 13) What is the point with regestring the game when
- you install it?

So some people can know you bought the original copy and because that if you don't do this, the FBI will set up a team close to your house because they suspect of software piracy /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

- 14) Do you really have to land when succesfully
- completed a mission?

I don't think so, but I always try to.



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XyZspineZyX
06-05-2003, 08:50 PM
The easiest planes to fly are the Hurricane for early war, and then the La5FN until La7.

The yaks are pretty good too for middle war, but especially the Yak3 for the end of war, which is as good as the La7.


broder_balle wrote:
- Additional questions:
-
- 1) What is droptanks?

They are external fuel tanks, that add to the range of your plane. Once they are empty, you drop them because they slow your plane and make it less manoeuvrable. If you get attacked by ennemy fighters, you also would be wise to drop them if you want to survive the fight.

- 2) Wich is the best plane in the La-series?

La 7 of course /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

- 3) Wich plane is the best in the P-40/47/51-series?

I think it will be the P51, but really it's hard to tell and they all have their major strenghts and weaknesses. For instance the P47 is an excellent fighter/bomber, good energy fighter, while the P51 is a superb energy fighter.

- 4) Wich plane is the best in the P-39-series
- (I know there is not really a "best" plane, it
- depends on the situation but i think you know what i
- mean)

No idea I don't fly them.

- 5) What is the best prop. pitch when cruising at spd
- 80%?
- What rpm?

I don't know.I think the best prop pitch is the one that brings you to the optimal RPM of the engine. For that you need to know it. There are some charts of this, but I don't know the links. I like around 70%-80% in the planes I flwon so far... I tried by testing at best RPM and seing which one would get me the fastest.

- 6) Will there be possible to print out your stats
- after finishing a campaign?

Don't know sorry

- 7) When mounting rockets on your group fighters in a
- mission where the arnament is default, will the
- fighters not attack other fighters? Will they use
- the rockets on the fighters?

Don't know

- 8) How do you know wich "Zveno" is your group? When
- youre polkovnik you can command all groups, and you
- can accedentali command bombers to attack fighters
- etc. if you dont know wich "Zveno" is fighters, and
- wich is bombers.

Still dunno

- 9) In this forum, some is ranked as "V.I.P", or "New
- User", while others are ranked as "over 3000/1000/10
- postings". Why?

The rank is made according to the number of posts you made. In the GD, VIP is for former moderators. In other lounges, VIP is for people with over 5000 postings.

- 10) Are you getting tired of all my questions?

Not yet

- 11) Will there sometime be a possibility in IL-2 to
- lean out to the window in a fighter to get a better
- view?

Yes the day you will be able to bring a bimbo to sit on your lap during the fight.

- 12) I`ve been told to look after my squadron-mates,
- as they will become better if they live long. How do
- i take care ofd them in a good way?

Well try to hang around them as much as you can, and don't hesitate to break a fight even if you're close to score a kill in order to shake a plane from their six. A good way is to jump in the fight before them and try to attract the opponents on your six, and let them pick on the opponents you dragged.

- 13) What is the point with regestring the game when
- you install it?

Customer support I guess, or a marketing tool for UBI which collects info about you.

- 14) Do you really have to land when succesfully
- completed a mission?

I think yes. I'm not sure though

- Again, thanks for any answeres. I hope the evt.
- answers will be at help for others that are
- wondering on the same things. Happy now Venganze?

I'm not Vengeance sorry /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
06-05-2003, 08:51 PM
OK here's what i'd do:



- Lvov 1941:
-
- *LaGG-3, 1941
-
- yak is very good i just like the LaGG better
-----------------------------------------
- Smolensk, 1941:
Yak-1, 1941
-
-
-----------------------------------------
- Moscow 1941-1942:

- Mig-3 2xShVAK, 1941
-
------------------------------------------
- Crimea 1942:
-
- *Yak-1, 1941
-
------------------------------------------
- Kuban 1942:
--
- *Yak-1B, 1942
-

-
------------------------------------------
- Stalingrad:
- Yak-1B, 1942
-
- LaGG-3, 1941
-
- Yak-9, 1942
-
- Mig-3 2xShVAK, 1941
-hard choice depends on what you want to do and which plane fits you as i said i like the LaGGs
------------------------------------------
- Rzhev 1942-1943:
- Yak-1B, 1942
-
- *Yak-9, 1942
-

------------------------------------------
- Kuban 1943

-
- LaGG-3, 1943
-
-
------------------------------------------
- Kursk:
-
- *La-5FN, 1943
-


-
-
-
- Additional questions:
-
- 1) What is droptanks? additional tanks carried under the wings to have more fuel. when empty or you meet fighters you drop them
-
- 2) Wich is the best plane in the La-series? No7
-
- 3) Wich plane is the best in the P-40/47/51-series? You can't fly the P51 so i'd say 47 but i'm not an expert those ones-
- 4) Wich plane is the best in the P-39-series - (I know there is not really a "best" plane, it
- depends on the situation but i think you know what i
- mean)
-
- 5) What is the best prop. pitch when cruising at spd
- 80%? depends on your speed, hight, and and and. you have to find out for each plane
- What rpm?

i usually stay around 2500 but i fly german planes there was a list of RPM for each plane somewhere but don't ask me where. Go to www.mudmovers.com (http://www.mudmovers.com) they have nice tutorials for tactics, pitch, RPM and stuff
-
-
- 6) Will there be possible to print out your stats
- after finishing a campaign?
-
- 7) When mounting rockets on your group fighters in a
- mission where the arnament is default, will the
- fighters not attack other fighters? Will they use
- the rockets on the fighters? usually they do
-
- 8) How do you know wich "Zveno" is your group? When
- youre polkovnik you can command all groups, and you
- can accedentali command bombers to attack fighters
- etc. if you dont know wich "Zveno" is fighters, and
- wich is bombers.

when you command all of them No1 is ALWAYS yours. You can find out who are the others by looking at their markins. you have outside view turned on anyway. or you just click thru the different planes(shift plus F1) you are plane No1 then you can count planes and look who are the others you command
-
- 9) In this forum, some is ranked as "V.I.P", or "New
- User", while others are ranked as "over 3000/1000/10
- postings". Why?

depends on how many posts you have
-
- 10) Are you getting tired of all my questions? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
-
- 11) Will there sometime be a possibility in IL-2 to
- lean out to the window in a fighter to get a better
- view?

try to put a wind machine in front of your scrren. gives you the right feeling lol or ask RBJ he can tell you how to use leaning outside of a window on a slider.
-
- 12) I`ve been told to look after my squadron-mates,
- as they will become better if they live long. How do
- i take care ofd them in a good way? try not to split your group. don't attack from a bad position
-
- 13) What is the point with regestring the game when
- you install it? you have to register it?
-
- 14) Do you really have to land when succesfully
- completed a mission? when you have instant access on NO. or you can turn on autopilot and speed 8x.


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XyZspineZyX
06-05-2003, 10:33 PM
Ok, thanks all for the answeres guys, but I still needs a lot more views on which planes i should choose ( not that youres were bad Gershy /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif ) but as I said I need more views and comments

NeroMoura wrote:
If anyone of them shouts something like: "Arrrrgh I'm hit!"
try to nail the enemy fighter behind him before he dies

lol /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Gershy wrote:
13) What is the point with regestring the game when
- you install it? you have to register it?
-

yes i got asked about i, nd dint do it at once but i did it later.. i dont think its that important anywat


NN_verka wrote:
6) Will there be possible to print out your stats
- after finishing a campaign?

Printscreen only is my guess

Thanks, never thought of that!
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XyZspineZyX
06-05-2003, 10:43 PM
I had 2 Russian fighter campaigns, One i flew the LA-5FN to the LA-7B20 (i like the third cannon), My second campaign i flew I-16 Type 24 to start with, This is a very good manueverable plane with good firepower, Even though Cranking up the landing gear manually gets tiresome use it till the Yak-1 becomes available, Then go for the Yak 1B, Then the Yak 9 series (my personal favorites was the Yak-9T & Yak-9K), Then the Yak-3 when it becomes available, Between both campaigns i scored more kills in the Yak campaign (253) but for some reason i enjoy flying the LA-5/7 series better (only 118 kills)/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif , Test a few planes out in quick missions against a variety of targets first.

"An attack against a unit of Flying Fortresses was something like controlled suicide...Sometimes 50, Sometimes 80 machine guns were firing at you... You attempted to close your eyes & continue to fire, Frightened to death, Frightened to death."

Oberst Johannes Steinhoff (176 kills)

XyZspineZyX
06-05-2003, 10:46 PM
To help ur wingmen, try to always stay in altitude and never follow a turning fight untill you reach ground level. That way you can pounce on people who attack your wingmen, while if you're too low, you won't be able to catch up on the fight in time.

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XyZspineZyX
06-06-2003, 01:33 AM
The Lagg-3 is actually quite tasty. It's seriously, seriously durable, and you can lure an AI Jerry into a turning fight quite easily, and mash him with your nice cannon armament. It's also great for taking down bombers, for precisely the same reason.

XyZspineZyX
06-06-2003, 01:42 AM
I'd definitely go for Yaks. They're insanely superior to the german hardware.

XyZspineZyX
06-06-2003, 11:46 AM
bump

XyZspineZyX
06-06-2003, 03:30 PM
I like the La series. I´ve ended one campaign with them and did ok, I´m planning to start a Yak campaign, but already think that they have (except 9T&9K) a weaker armament and lesser ammo, anyway I´ll give it a try.

Be carefull with the Mig, good perfomance but prone to catch fire.

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XyZspineZyX
06-06-2003, 05:50 PM
bump bump

XyZspineZyX
06-06-2003, 08:12 PM
Hi again, Sorry i'm logging late again but my chief loves to give me a lot of work on friday's morning.

About your question i can tell you that i'm just starting anew Russian Fighter campaign and my choices are so far in order of appeareance:

Mig3, Lagg3 1941, Mig3 Am38, Mig 3 2xShVak,Yak 7b, Lagg 3 1943, La5fn, Yak 9d and then i alternate between La 7 and p30q10.

I must say that i prefer to chage a lot of planes between maps so i won't stick to the same model even if he's the top fighter plane. About your choices, try to fly the models you're choosing ind the QMB and see how they respond against different targets and how easily you fly them.

Remember this isn't an arcade flight sim so you should read a bit the manual that comes in CD 2, but as i said before the more important advice is your own. For example when i flew p39 in the original IL2 i really hated its tendency to stall, but know in FB with far more experience i can master it pretty well.

Now let's get to your questions:

- 1) What is droptanks?

Already replied
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- 2) Wich is the best plane in the La-series?

La7
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- 3) Wich plane is the best in the P-40/47/51-series?

Prefer p47, i hated P40 (she's one of the prettiest babes in the air but dammed too slow)
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- 4) Wich plane is the best in the P-39-series

The one with the more firepower, but i prefer the latter model as American and russian designer took the suggestions made by pilots and improved the airframe resistance and dimished the tendency to stall at slow speeds.
-
- 5) What is the best prop. pitch when cruising at spd
- 80%?
- What rpm?

I have no idea i just try to get as soon as posible to my target
-
-
- 6) Will there be possible to print out your stats
- after finishing a campaign?

Already replied
-
- 7) When mounting rockets on your group fighters in a
- mission where the arnament is default, will the
- fighters not attack other fighters? Will they use
- the rockets on the fighters?

You know that your wingmen are artificially I....idiot or intelligent (hard to tell) so expect the unexpected

- 8) How do you know wich "Zveno" is your group? When
- youre polkovnik you can command all groups, and you
- can accedentali command bombers to attack fighters
- etc. if you dont know wich "Zveno" is fighters, and
- wich is bombers.

Well i already replied this to you and so far it has worked fine for me
-
- 9) In this forum, some is ranked as "V.I.P", or "New
- User", while others are ranked as "over 3000/1000/10
- postings". Why?

Don't know and i just don't care, someone could just post 1 reply and help you more than a guy that has 345218 posts. This forum is a community and the whole is much more than the sum of its parts.
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- 10) Are you getting tired of all my questions?

No, i once had the same problems and i always (almost) found someone to help me
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- 11) Will there sometime be a possibility in IL-2 to
- lean out to the window in a fighter to get a better
- view?

You mean you want to get your head out of the cokpit and spit in the windshield of the pilot you just shot down....(this is the only reason that would make such modification worthy)...just use external view (helpfull and pretty).
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- 12) I`ve been told to look after my squadron-mates,
- as they will become better if they live long. How do
- i take care ofd them in a good way?

When you see an enemy plane behind one of your mates just dive in and shot down its aggresor, sometimes your presence is just enough to force the aggressor to back off
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- 13) What is the point with regestring the game when
- you install it?

Don't know since i don't intend to do it
-
- 14) Do you really have to land when succesfully
- completed a mission?
-
If you selected the difficulty setting of "takeoff and Landings" the answer is YES, if that's not the case just wait the red message "mission completed", but try always to quit the mission above friendly territory (just in case)

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XyZspineZyX
06-07-2003, 03:19 PM
Hi mate

11) Will there sometime be a possibility in IL-2 to
- lean out to the window in a fighter to get a better
- view?

Jagaetev wrote:
You mean you want to get your head out of the cokpit and spit in the windshield of the pilot you just shot down....(this is the only reason that would make such modification worthy)...just use external view (helpfull and pretty).
-

No, I dont mean to get the head outside the plane, what I mean is that if you could stand up/ lean agaisnt the windshield to get a better view. Like, if you press your face into the window, you will get a bigger view if you know what i mean.. stand up, bend over and look over the nose on the plane and so on, but lol forget it

XyZspineZyX
06-07-2003, 03:24 PM
broder_balle wrote:
- ... stand up, bend over ...
-


That sounds REALLY strange when taken out of context... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

XyZspineZyX
06-07-2003, 03:36 PM
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XyZspineZyX
06-08-2003, 01:45 PM
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XyZspineZyX
06-08-2003, 01:48 PM
thnks mate

XyZspineZyX
06-08-2003, 06:10 PM
JamesT73J wrote:
- The Lagg-3 is actually quite tasty. It's seriously,
- seriously durable, and you can lure an AI Jerry into
- a turning fight quite easily, and mash him with your
- nice cannon armament. It's also great for taking
- down bombers, for precisely the same reason.
-
-

Have to agree, tho haven't flown Yaks much.
The biggest problem with the Lagg3 1941 sems to be getting your pilot killed from deflection shots. If they are sitting right behind you you can take a lot of punishment.

Between the cannon and the .50 mg can can hurt bombers very quickly. i use the mgs at long ranges to hit Me109s in the cockpit or coolant tank-just takes one lucky hit & he's out of action. Then save the cannon for 200 meters or less killing shots.
think i wil give the Yak a try now tho /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Very good set of questions IMO !


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XyZspineZyX
06-09-2003, 05:30 PM
Hi again

Well maybe i'll post this twice but my computer just hung out while posting my first reply. I flew a lot this weekend and i must sadly say that the Mig3 (one of the best looking plane....) just sucks at low heights. I just couldn't control him while trying to loose two bf109 at my six at 50 m high, the plane just crashed by himself (maybe they managed to damage the engine) not even the autopilot could make him regain altitude. This happened the four times i tried to fly the second mission of the campaign. My advice is that this plane is a great high altitude interceptor but really sucks while flying low, so change it by any member of the Yak Family as they can easily loose any pursuers just setting throttle back and deploying flaps, your enemy just flyies over you and sets in the middle of your gunsight (..well you must play a little too with your stick ...sorry this sound pretty bad out of context but you all understand what i mean !), it almost makes me feel sorry for shooting them this easily, but that's the way life goes...

So far i got 5 medals in the russian fighter campaign and i got two golden star (don't remember the exact name) is this a bug or they give just twice the same award ?

Good flight to you !

XyZspineZyX
12-15-2003, 02:43 PM
BUMP for transference

Good flight to you !

XyZspineZyX
12-15-2003, 03:02 PM
BUMP for transference purpose to new server

Good flight to you !