View Full Version : cant drop bombs ?

08-27-2006, 04:06 PM
i am new in il2. when flying with stuka or small bombers, i cant drop the bombs in the center. i am setting the joystick config correctly. i am sure. someone help me!

08-27-2006, 04:08 PM
Solution: Turn off unlimited ammo.

08-28-2006, 09:07 AM
Divebombing is more of an art than a science, lad. Just takes lots and lots of practice. Everyone has their own techniques. Stuka is a great diverbomber though so it shouldn't take you long.

I'm more of an SBD/Val type of guy and there some tips that should get you started in these threads:



Keep in mind I've since rescinded my rudder recommendations. Here's some quick and dirty advice to get you rolling:

Get high...minimum 10,000ft (3,000m) if not higher. When you're over your target throttle down, pull nose up, deploy your airbrakes, and roll onto your target. Let your plane free fall for a bit and just use aileron and elevator to line it up (I've found elevator trim quite handy for this). Now use your rudder to aim directly at the target. Release your bombs at around 2,500 to 1,500 feet...lower if AAA is light and you think you can pull out in time.

Happy hunting!

08-28-2006, 10:34 AM
Originally posted by arjunaone:...i cant drop the bombs in the center. i am setting the joystick config correctly...

Does this mean "I cannot manually release the bombs mounted at centerline"(a joystick controller problem) or "I cannot hit the center of the target with the bombs"(answered above)?

08-28-2006, 12:02 PM
Are you flying with unlimited ammo on? If so, You will always drop the smaller outer bombs and never be able to drop the big one in the middle.

08-28-2006, 12:41 PM
"...can't drop the bombs in the center..."

(slaps forehead)

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