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AIRMIKEY
02-22-2004, 01:48 PM
After three years of enjoying this sim, I am just now getting around to the IL-2's.. LOL

Which is the best all around bird in your opinion(s)..

Airmikey

AIRMIKEY
02-22-2004, 01:48 PM
After three years of enjoying this sim, I am just now getting around to the IL-2's.. LOL

Which is the best all around bird in your opinion(s)..

Airmikey

Hunter82
02-22-2004, 02:08 PM
one that doesn't have a rear gunner named Vasili that I'm sneaking up on http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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clint-ruin
02-22-2004, 02:18 PM
Il2-M Early is the best all-rounder as far as I'm concerned. The M Late differs mainly in being of mixed wood/metal wing construction rather than all metal, by the way, so it's not one of the good uns.

The early series - I/II/III/Field Mod - seem to be much better dogfighters than the later marks. And you can stick sixteen rockets on them, hee, hee hee. They're much better dogfighters, IMO, than the "I" interceptor variant.

The last mark [M3] has absolutely gobsmacking firepower but the recoil, speed and handling issues that result from it aren't so good.

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Covino
02-22-2004, 02:25 PM
The early models, without the gunners, are very manueverable and damn near stall-proof. I escorted my flight better with those than my lousy escort of I-16's.
The model barring 16 rocket rails is an awesome tank killer if you've got steady hands. Rockets are only effective with direct hits.
The one with the 37mm cannons, although hampered by weight, is by far the most effective tank killer but you should approach heavy tanks from the rear.
I remember back in the original IL-2, it used to take nearly the whole runway to lift off but now it's way too easy. But hey, I'm no expert.

Kamikaze_Gibbon
02-22-2004, 02:27 PM
I prefer the earlier marks of the Sturmoviks myself as they seem to feel lighter and more agile than the later marks with rear gunners.

In terms of which early mark - I think that I would be inclined to go with the 1941 3rd series since it carries the VYa 23mm cannons http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif The lack of a rear gunner can be a problem but in an offline campaign against the AI you can outturn a 109 at low altitude and its amazing stability at very low speeds allows for some long range (400m) shooting. With the armament of 2x23mm cannons all you need is to get a half second burst on target and any fighter will usually be reduced to a smoking wreck. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

All the Sturmovik versions are amazing for ground attack roles (it is what they were designed for after all http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif) but as I mentioned above it can be a very dangerous opponent for any AI pilots.

I cannot comment on its performance online as I exclusively fly offline.

Hope this random gibbering helps in some way. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif