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    For ground pounding I mean. I read a thread about someone who dogfights in it.

    anyone?

    I have a blast with it now and then,



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    For ground pounding I mean. I read a thread about someone who dogfights in it.

    anyone?

    I have a blast with it now and then,



    "You do that again, I'll boot your bollocks till they ring like the church bells at St Mary's. Next time, Ding ****" -Fanny Barton in "A Good Clean Fight" written By Derek Robinson
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    I do when I feel like blowing something up . There's nothing else like it for ground attack.

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    I fly the IL-2 a lot, esp. offline. There's no other aircraft I feel as comfortable in at really really low level, like treetop alt.
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    Nothing better for blowing up ground targets. Will eat Tigers for breakfast and anything else.

    Biggest problem though, very vulnerable to AAA, so I like to take a Tbolt with bombs and nail AAA before I go in with IL-2.

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    I fly the IL2 about 1/3 to 1/2 the time on average. Part of the charm of the game is the ground action and your missing out if you don't "interract" with the ground units once in a while. Wish I didn't have to zoom in so much just to be able to see them (they disappear otherwise), but I guess that's a frame rate compromise.

    Last time I flew online (full real) it was kinda neat just to be able to find the target, blow up some ground units , get punded by an enemy aircraft, get rescued by my "little friends", and then have to use my "manual" gear extension ( I guess hydraulics were shot out) to be able to land successfully.
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    Every once in a while I go on a tear, but I'd rather make a fast strike with a P-47 and fight my way out. But being able to TnB my way out has appeal, too, especially if its short range missions.

    Btw, the IL-2I that the other thread is referring to was a bomber killer variant. "I" for Intercepter. Of course, they needed escorts in RL to take care of the fighters covering the enemy bombers.

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    Fly it a lot on weekends when my squad is on line. Forget the waypoints and NOE all the way to the target.

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    i am better at ground atck than to air to air dogfights, and yes, i kind of can take care of my self, yes il2 my favorite, but i love all ground atack, the onlything that onnoyes me is in how much time the stuka gets to 3k to do a nice and long dive bomb atack!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Farkitt_:
    For ground pounding I mean. I read a thread about someone who dogfights in it.

    anyone?
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    That would be my thread. For clarification, I was talking about dogfighting in the IL-2I, the *interceptor* model. It was built for air-to-air combat. It can't mount any rockets or bombs.

    In answer to your question, yes, I do occassionally use the IL-2 for ground and pound (just not the "I" model). I've been a long-time fan of strafing and rockets, and tonight I taught myself how to aim with bombs. I'm still having a bit of difficulty hitting tank columns with them (bridges are okay, but they're bigger and they don't move). Any tricks you've got up your sleeve?

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