View Full Version : Killing He 111's with 303's what tactics best?

02-24-2006, 07:01 AM
Hi all

I have been playing new campaign Hurricane Season, its excellent. However when attacking He 111's you can sometimes empty the whole mag into them and they still won't go down.

Appart from head on attacks which can sometimes kill the pilot what other tactics do you use?

They seem pretty difficult to set on fire http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif


Blues http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

02-24-2006, 07:13 AM
High side attack, 2-10 o'clock at 90? to flight path and slahsing from high to low. Aim for the cockpit and engines.

02-24-2006, 07:20 AM
Most important thing is to open fire from convergence range, preferably less than 175 meters... I usually use around 150 in Hurricane IIb... and dont get stuck in their rear gunner fire, but slashing attack, aim for the wing root if you want to set it on fire relatively easy..

02-24-2006, 07:24 AM
I don't kill He-111's, I kill their attackers. . .

02-24-2006, 08:13 AM
I think the He-111 we've in game is post BoB armoured so .303s would be less effective from astern against crew and engines. Do as Jetbuff recommends and also go for head on shots against engines and crew. That glass house at the front is a nice big target for a stream of .303s.

02-24-2006, 08:18 AM
I almost exlusivly use head ons and they work quite well. Not only occasionally.

02-24-2006, 10:43 AM
Closing from behind, I prefer to drop straight down on top of it from at least a 1000m advantage. Takes a millenium to build up that energy, however.
Head shots are fine....when it's an option http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

02-24-2006, 10:56 AM
He111's hate 303's in the elevators

02-24-2006, 12:54 PM
Head on and slightly high, the nose gun on the He-111 cannot go higher than horizontal!