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    Any tactics for flying stuka? Whatsit good at and whatsit bad at? Do you guys recommend the book "Stuka Pilot" by Hans Rudel as interesting reading?
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    Any tactics for flying stuka? Whatsit good at and whatsit bad at? Do you guys recommend the book "Stuka Pilot" by Hans Rudel as interesting reading?
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mike8686:
    Any tactics for flying stuka? Whatsit good at and whatsit bad at? Do you guys recommend the book "Stuka Pilot" by Hans Rudel as interesting reading?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I did just one campaign in Stukas. It´s quite effective in dive bombing but once you have fighter opposition you´re in trouble, if you ask for help your squadron mates will dogfight untill the end of times or untill they are all shot down. I strongly suggest you start a campaign at least as a major to cope that and other issues.

    Warning: never choose the G model in campaigns, flawed AI low flying routines will make two thirds of your staffel crash in the way to the target.

    "Stuka Pilot": aside the fact that Rudel was a hard core Nazi, the book is a very good reading.

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    IMHO the Stuka is a very stable aircraft. Its slow in climbing and speed, but it is slow in dive too (good to control).
    When looking for some aircraft-trainer (learning trim, advanced engine-settings, etc), I'd go for the Stuka. Its great for learning all steps from engine-start, takeoff, climb, maintaining altitude and heading, descent and landing (nice view thru the little-window below the seat).

    For fighting: bad choice .. early war maybe, when not to many russian fighters would show up .. online sometimes fun when in COOP and the fellow fighters really work as escort. Its very vurnerable and will be ripped apart by any russian figter and the MG is a joke. But for a "bomber" it has an amazing turn-rate.
    On DF-maps with ground-war you can get some ground-kills with the G-version, but you have to be sneaky

    G-Version, best way to kill tanks: line up, dive very short starting from 1000-1500m (everything above will make target-recognition impossible), dive in steep angle from behind the tank, aim for the tanks rear and then one shot should kill the tank.

    [This message was edited by weasel75 on Mon September 06 2004 at 12:51 PM.]
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    Christ man, DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE A TOPIC ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT EVERY STINKING PLANE?
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    The best tactic to fly a stuka?

    Don't.


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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by meh_cd:
    Christ man, DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE A TOPIC ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT EVERY STINKING PLANE?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Seriously. I agree with Linsay...I mean Mr CD. This is definatly spamming the board. Why don't you fly the planes for a bit and figure out for yourself? I'm so sick of stuff like this- "GUYZ WUTS A r0xx0rz LOL GOODE TAKTIX FER TEH STOOKA? WUT DO U THINK OF TEH PLAEN?? CUUD DIVE BOMBING POSIBLEY WERK? LOL JG7 RALL R0xx0rz TEH BIG ONE111!"


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    Pure comical genius! I mean it!


    Spacer nad Berlinem!
    Spitfire = Technoblabble(Oleg/"Favors Recieved" from [wo]men)^PI(Magic 8 Ball)(amount of LSD Taken+Booze)(Position of the Earth Relative to the Sun)(Position of the Sun relative to God)^2

    "You must factor in the alignment of the planets for the day in which the equation is completed, because the Spit can harness the power of the Earth's rotation and we're working on harnessing the power of ALL rotating and revolving objects in our solar system, later the whole universe, thus boosting the Spit's top speed to r0xx0rz KPH." -Dr. Nathan Roberts

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    Don't expect less from Dr. Nathan Roberts!


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    quote:
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    Originally posted by meh_cd:
    Christ man, DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE A TOPIC ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT EVERY STINKING PLANE?
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    Seriously. I agree with Linsay...I mean Mr CD. This is definatly spamming the board. Why don't you fly the planes for a bit and figure out for yourself? I'm so sick of stuff like this- "GUYZ WUTS A r0xx0rz LOL GOODE TAKTIX FER TEH STOOKA? WUT DO U THINK OF TEH PLAEN?? CUUD DIVE BOMBING POSIBLEY WERK? LOL JG7 RALL R0xx0rz TEH BIG ONE111!"

    w/e, if it bothers u so much I dunno why you'd bother reading/replying to it. I guess I'll make sure not to bring up questions about IL2 aircraft in the IL2 forums...
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