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skyhunter1972
07-25-2006, 05:09 PM
Wondering if any squadrons exclusively fly the thunderbolts, also im looking for some tactics
and training. thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

skyhunter1972
07-25-2006, 05:09 PM
Wondering if any squadrons exclusively fly the thunderbolts, also im looking for some tactics
and training. thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

leitmotiv
07-25-2006, 06:00 PM
Start by reading THUNDERBOLT! by Robert Johnson---the greatest T-bolt pilot of them all.

Cajun76
07-25-2006, 06:06 PM
Welcome! We love the T-Bolt. Check us out at http://56thfg.net/.

Jatiger, Shvak, Kestrel or Bmac are good candidates to talk to. I can try to answer any questions you might have, although I don't fly as often as I'd like or used to. Private Message me with an email you'd like to send in if you like.

Members can usually be found on HyperLobby (http://hyperfighter.sk/) Wednesday and Friday nights. Their handle will resemble mine, (56th)`SQUADMEMBER

We're relaxed and love to fly. I'm a bit rusty at the moment but I can try to give some pointers. Stay fast and high. Get higher than your enemies before the fight. Don't bleed a lot of speed trying to turn with your foe, make a pass and zoom back up to hit him again if you need to. Keep your head on a swivel and even find a wingman to partner with. You can out dive (terminal speed) just about anything, but don't sacrifice altitude for nothing, have a plan. Lead a pursuer to friendlies. If your opponent can't maneuver at high speed, get fast and reverse direction to help shake him. Speed is life, try to enter the fight at least 500 kph, no matter if your low, level or being attacked. Speed gives you options. Hope this helps, good luck and

Divine-Wind
07-25-2006, 07:53 PM
I'm no experienced Jug pilot (more of a Warhawk driver myself), but it's my second favorite plane, and I fly it quite a bit. Some basic tips are to try and keep your energy and speed up, and keep some altitude. The Thunderbolt is **** in turning fights (unless you're really really really really lucky, and/or good), but as a zoom & boomer, it rocks. Use your plane's diving capabilities to your advantage, and stay high enough to be able to dive, but still able to see those little black dots that zip around the sky. And your guns pack a powerful punch (even if they do sound puny http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif), 3-4 second bursts into the fueselage should do the job. If they hit the wings, there's a high chance they'll rip off and send your target into the ground.

That's about all I can give ya, I'm by no means an ace (I still trouble landing), or even a half-good pilot, but these basic tips have kept me in the air (most of the time anyways...).

TgD Thunderbolt56
07-26-2006, 07:37 AM
The Jambock guys are a skilled outfit in the jug. 310th_Diablo isn't too shabby a pilot either, but not sure about groups specializing in them.

If a P-47 is available in the planeset of the server I'm in I'll usually take one. If specific rules of engagement are adhered to the jug can be a formiddable opponent. As in RL, it is (next to the FW190) the ultimate pack-fighter and I can't say how many times I've simply outrun someone at altitude when unable to get into a position of advantage.


TB

WOLFMondo
07-26-2006, 07:45 AM
Its been a while since I flew the Jug with regularity but Jugs are best used in pairs.

stathem
07-26-2006, 08:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
Its been a while since I flew the Jug with regularity but Jugs are best used in pairs. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh aye! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

OD_79
07-26-2006, 09:59 AM
Check out www.79vraf.com (http://www.79vraf.com)

We have a dedicated Thunderbolt flight, though we fly in RAF markings for South East Asia when we are trying to simulate the real 79 Squadron, otherwise you will find us in War Clouds, Winds of War and UK dedicated 2. We've got members in the US, Canada, UK (Majority of us), Norway, Poland and Sweden.

OD.

zeno303
07-26-2006, 10:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by skyhunter1972:
Wondering if any squadrons exclusively fly the thunderbolts, also im looking for some tactics
and training. thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

See:

http://zenoswarbirdvideos.com/P-47.html

Cajun76
07-26-2006, 08:35 PM
Bump for the new guy.

danjama
07-26-2006, 08:40 PM
see my sig for link to our forums - we fly jugs