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    STUKA BOMBING, I haven't really been serious about bombing too much, but just recently I decided to try a hand at it, and may I say it's GREAT. I never thought I could have so much fun dive bombing at an armored column. Now I have been dive bombing with Stuka's,190's, 109's, P-47's and P-51's. Getting accurate, it will just take a little time,also getting better at gunning enemy planes behind me taking them out of the fight rather quickly! When online I don't like to vulch very much, but in my Stuka, I will attack a plane taxing to take off. When I hit them with a 500 pounder, watch the explicatives fly ! If you guys haven't tried it (which I'm sure most of you have) you need to try it because it is a blast!

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    STUKA BOMBING, I haven't really been serious about bombing too much, but just recently I decided to try a hand at it, and may I say it's GREAT. I never thought I could have so much fun dive bombing at an armored column. Now I have been dive bombing with Stuka's,190's, 109's, P-47's and P-51's. Getting accurate, it will just take a little time,also getting better at gunning enemy planes behind me taking them out of the fight rather quickly! When online I don't like to vulch very much, but in my Stuka, I will attack a plane taxing to take off. When I hit them with a 500 pounder, watch the explicatives fly ! If you guys haven't tried it (which I'm sure most of you have) you need to try it because it is a blast!

    S!

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    Don't forget the Val and SBD!

    Ground-pounding in general is almost a "niche" society and the guys that are good at it are REALLY good at it. I took some time to learn some of the bombsight setup in the bigger birds and decided I'd stick with occassional divebombing as well. A long, slow flight into enemy territory only to get rammed in the middle of my run was just too much after the 50th time.

    These dive-bombers can be quite challenging to sneak in, climb to alt, line up on the target, hit it and get out fast. They're easy to fly, but a challenge to fly well and get back home.


    TB
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    sunflower1's Avatar Senior Member
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    Don't forget the Sturmovik, Me 110, Beaufighter, A20.......
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    Well said Thunderbolt. I've havent really took the time to use the medium bombers (B-25, He-111) How could I forget the Dauntless , havent used the Val, I'll have to make a mission and add it in the planeset. Flying Jabo's into enemy territorry isn't very bad if you have an escort, but getting back to home base is definetly a challenge!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The190Flyer:
    Well said Thunderbolt. I've havent really took the time to use the medium bombers (B-25, He-111) How could I forget the Dauntless , havent used the Val, I'll have to make a mission and add it in the planeset. Flying Jabo's into enemy territorry isn't very bad if you have an escort, but getting back to home base is definetly a challenge!

    S!

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    Level bombing is a lot of fun too. The B25 is really easy to do it in as the bombardier has a TAS indicator in his station. I love seeing the explosions walk all over the target.
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    Hate to say it but the Val is a blast as well...some reason I like it better than the Dauntless.

    Was on the Wildcat/Zero server last night with it and some good/smart Zero drivers actually escorted me out of a few hot zones so I could blast some Red ships. It was great - they followed me to a safe spot then turned back to help others.

    I've always liked the Ju 87 and had lots of fun on some missions on GG with it.
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    I have the most fun sniping tanks with big guns. Flying Il-2 M with 37mm, Stuka G, or 110 with only one Bk3.7 is a blast. Online is cool to win a mission with one or two planes just blasting tanks. Buy the time the enemy fighter jocks wake up is game over.
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    p1ngu666's Avatar Senior Member
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    yeah i gotta spend some more time in stuka

    i dont mind being vulched by a ground attack plane, but its lame if its a fighter
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    Oh yeah, the Stuka, my favorite ride!

    That was the first plane I learned to fly, dive bombing was the first skill I learned, and my first 3 months online was spent flying the small bombers exclusively.

    The Val and SBD are nice too, but the Stuka is the purest expression of the 90-degree screamer class (heck, it even has a siren )

    Taking a Stuka online is a challenge, but really satisfying when you survive a mission. And if you can avoid fighters on the way in, a well-placed 1,000kg bomb or too can really make your score look good (and dive bombers do nothing if not place bombs well )
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