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Breeze147
03-26-2004, 10:39 PM
Please forgive me. I'm a rank NooB but I have to share this. Stock campaign, IL-2. After 7 tries. I survived the attack and actually took out a tank. Got the snot shot out of me by AA. No hydraulics. No rudder. No landing gear. Instruments shot out. Oil all over canopy. Nursed the beast all the way back to the field. Managed to get lined up and set her down on her belly in the grass between the taxiway and the runway. Got credit for the mission and the tank. HOORAY!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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Breeze147
03-26-2004, 10:39 PM
Please forgive me. I'm a rank NooB but I have to share this. Stock campaign, IL-2. After 7 tries. I survived the attack and actually took out a tank. Got the snot shot out of me by AA. No hydraulics. No rudder. No landing gear. Instruments shot out. Oil all over canopy. Nursed the beast all the way back to the field. Managed to get lined up and set her down on her belly in the grass between the taxiway and the runway. Got credit for the mission and the tank. HOORAY!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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Udidtoo
03-26-2004, 10:51 PM
Well done commrade, enjoy your glass of Moskovskaya, then back to the front with you.

Oh,and commrade, Uncle Joe is watching, try to bring back the whole plane next time.

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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

dieadler
03-26-2004, 10:53 PM
Good job. I can barely land a 109 under ideal conditions. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

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Old_Canuck
03-26-2004, 11:11 PM
With action like that you won't be a noob for long. I remember the first time I was able to land during the "Checkride Mission." It was worth all the time practising http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Keep having fun ... that's what this sim is all about.

OC

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Zeus-cat
03-26-2004, 11:56 PM
Breeze147,

The IL-2 is a tough bird, but it sounds like you had your hands full on that landing. Way to go!

Keep practising, you'll get the hang of it. Sounds like you have a good start.

One thing to keep in mind is to make your attack and the get the heck out of there if there is a lot of AAA around. More than 2 or 3 passes and you are asking to be shot down.

Zeus-cat

Mitlov47
03-27-2004, 12:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Breeze147:
Please forgive me. I'm a rank NooB but I have to share this. Stock campaign, IL-2. After 7 tries. I survived the attack and actually took out a tank. Got the snot shot out of me by AA. No hydraulics. No rudder. No landing gear. Instruments shot out. Oil all over canopy. Nursed the beast all the way back to the field. Managed to get lined up and set her down on her belly in the grass between the taxiway and the runway. Got credit for the mission and the tank. HOORAY!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

With all the junk on this forum, it's nice to read a story like this. Good job on that landing--I've had similar hairy landings, and the accomplishment after walking away is just fantastic.

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resev
03-27-2004, 12:13 AM
Good job, now try my latest crash scenario:

P-39N1
No rudder
No right elevator
No left aileron
Engine failing (too much overheating)
Flaps jammed (they were open on combat position by the time they jammed)
Broken landing gear (i was going pretty fast on the first landing try, and all i had left was the frontal gear, wich i retracted to attempt a belly landing)

Oh, i was able to land allright, and i even leveled to the landing strip, but the momentum and bouncing got me out of course, and i ended heading straight for the hangars.
The crate stopped about 3 or 4 meters from an hangar.
Any further damage was only a bent prop.

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Eagle_361st
03-27-2004, 12:22 AM
Good job mate, I actually enjoy landing like that. But I am a Jug driver which means I am a glutton for punishment. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

~S!
Eagle
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