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SeaFireLIV
06-28-2005, 03:55 PM
(Guess I should post here now I`ve transferred from the Eastern front after giving jolly Jerry a jolly kickin`.)

Recently started a new Campaign in the Pacific at Iwo Jima in `45, flying the Brit Corsair. It`s been quite an immersive set of missions and for all its faults, the PF side of IL2 is actually very good. I think the whines don`t really do the patched up Pacific Fighters justice. The effort is there.

Anyway, we`ve been on 3 -4 ground-bashing missions, trying to mash the Jap airfield into mush when I came across a juicy row of Japanese planes, the obvious red dots clear to see. I strafed them again and again, risking life and limb. Was badly hit and bailed out over friendly waters...

In the next couple of missions I tried again, braving heavy flak. Eventually I gave it up as a lost cause, I just couldn`t destroy those planes - my aiming must be c r a p in the new corsair or something...

A few more missions later, our buddies, the Americans, captured one airfield on Iwo and after taking some damage, I decided to land on it. On landing I could still see the enemy planes lining neatly in 2 rows along the runway...

And then I realised as I got closer -

Fake DUMMY zeros! Designed to waste my time and effort. Just like they did in real life. I can`t believe I actually got fooled realistically into wasting amunition and time on them!

Well done, Starshoy! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

SeaFireLIV
06-28-2005, 03:55 PM
(Guess I should post here now I`ve transferred from the Eastern front after giving jolly Jerry a jolly kickin`.)

Recently started a new Campaign in the Pacific at Iwo Jima in `45, flying the Brit Corsair. It`s been quite an immersive set of missions and for all its faults, the PF side of IL2 is actually very good. I think the whines don`t really do the patched up Pacific Fighters justice. The effort is there.

Anyway, we`ve been on 3 -4 ground-bashing missions, trying to mash the Jap airfield into mush when I came across a juicy row of Japanese planes, the obvious red dots clear to see. I strafed them again and again, risking life and limb. Was badly hit and bailed out over friendly waters...

In the next couple of missions I tried again, braving heavy flak. Eventually I gave it up as a lost cause, I just couldn`t destroy those planes - my aiming must be c r a p in the new corsair or something...

A few more missions later, our buddies, the Americans, captured one airfield on Iwo and after taking some damage, I decided to land on it. On landing I could still see the enemy planes lining neatly in 2 rows along the runway...

And then I realised as I got closer -

Fake DUMMY zeros! Designed to waste my time and effort. Just like they did in real life. I can`t believe I actually got fooled realistically into wasting amunition and time on them!

Well done, Starshoy! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

huggy87
06-28-2005, 04:18 PM
I'm an offline player, and although I really enjoy Pacific Fighters, I just can't get more than a couple of missions into a campaign. The Iwo Missions all start to look about the same and you begin to wonder how after several days the J's can launch several waves from the island and outnumber you. I think Pacific Fighters can be great with a couple of good scripted campaigns.

han freak solo
06-28-2005, 04:32 PM
This dummy shot at a few, too. Great concept of including these in the game! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JadehawkII
06-28-2005, 04:35 PM
Yup, I agree. I have played as a Navy Corsair Pilot flying the F4U1C 20mm Cannon armed version. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif After like 20 odd missions, I swear some missions are repeated again and again. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
I ended up shooting down 58 Japanese airplanes, totally destroyed all the enemy AAA and YES the Allied side captured one airfield and was told to LAND at that one.
Then the very next mission we started at the carrier again and the enemy AAA was back as it was before the previous mission! Sheesh! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

I gave up as I was getting bored after that. Dont ask me where the Japanese get their replenished aircraft from as I wonder that too myself. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Blackdog5555
06-29-2005, 12:48 PM
As you historians know Iwo was bombed and shelled for three days before the invasion. It was bombed and shelled to lunar landscape. japanese planes had all left the island before the shelling. I think it was land based B24s came in also. I read where some Japanes aircraft came in from other islands. But, Iwo is completely fiction...fun but fiction.

Tallyho1961
06-29-2005, 01:01 PM
From the HistoryLearningSite:

"America had vast reserves at their disposal. Iwo Jima was €˜softened up€ by bombing raids for more than two months before the actual amphibious assault. For three days prior to the attack, six American battleships had launched a continuous barrage on the island."

F19_Olli72
06-29-2005, 02:43 PM
http://www.philipgerard.com/new/images/decoy-plane_jpg.jpg

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

SeaFireLIV
06-29-2005, 02:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blackdog5555:
As you historians know Iwo was bombed and shelled for three days before the invasion. It was bombed and shelled to lunar landscape. japanese planes had all left the island before the shelling. I think it was land based B24s came in also. I read where some Japanes aircraft came in from other islands. But, Iwo is completely fiction...fun but fiction. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the initial bit of sarcasm, but I`m not so clued up on the PF as I am on the EF (or even Western Front). I must admit, that I did wonder where all these planes were coming from since the island was just one big bit of mud - I assumed some must have been flown in.

I was just impressed by being tricked with the dummy planes as happened in reality (Not specifically the location).

No doubt you are an imminent historian, but please try not to use your superior knowledge to prop your own ego up.