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aero6
04-28-2004, 10:38 PM
I was curious as to whether or not there is a universal guide to various "versus" scenarios.
Examples are Spit vs 109, or P38 vs Zero, where advantages/disadvantages and tactics for each aircraft are discussed (am I dreamin'?).

I've seen there have been various posts that individually cover various "versus" situations. Was hoping there is something a little more conveniant to use. Kind of like one-stop shopping. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Not a big deal, it would only save my lazy a$$ some time.

thank you

aero6
04-28-2004, 10:38 PM
I was curious as to whether or not there is a universal guide to various "versus" scenarios.
Examples are Spit vs 109, or P38 vs Zero, where advantages/disadvantages and tactics for each aircraft are discussed (am I dreamin'?).

I've seen there have been various posts that individually cover various "versus" situations. Was hoping there is something a little more conveniant to use. Kind of like one-stop shopping. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Not a big deal, it would only save my lazy a$$ some time.

thank you

JG14_Josf
04-29-2004, 12:17 AM
Fighter Combat (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0870210599/qid=1083219367/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-8743436-9971936?v=glance&s=books)

The above book is as close as you will get to a free lunch.

DeerHunterUK
04-29-2004, 05:33 AM
Aircraft Versus Aircraft (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1902304047/qid=1083238263/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/103-2418011-4237443?v=glance&s=books)

Isn't a bad read either. I picked up my copy on sale from the RAF museum, Hendon for 6.

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Bearcat99
04-29-2004, 07:50 AM
Tactics Table (http://tailslide.firelight.dynip.com/atchart.asp)

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BaldieJr
04-29-2004, 07:55 AM
Fighter Combat is what you need.

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Cajun76
04-29-2004, 09:23 AM
While some of these are good guides, I feel that flying by the numbers will limit your options. If not now, then later on. Get a feel for your a/c, learn it's strengths and weaknesses. Then learn the strengths and weaknesses of the opposing a/c|pilot combo and try to dictate the fight.

The link Bearcat posted is a good, quick reference, but don't take it as 100% right, for all situations. For instance, the standard maneuver for the Yak series is to turn, with anything opposed to it. But if I have superior energy/speed on a 109K4, he's going to get high speed vertical attacks designed to keep him low, and slow. Given the right situation, you can out turn a Zero in a P-47, even at low speed, or 'BnZ' a P-47 with a I-153. Energy, speed, situation, &lt;--which also means being aware of the enemies energy state, will all combine to give you the tools you need to enter, execute, and survive an engagement.

By all means, learn ACM, and learn some of those vs. scenario's, but remember to use your head, your guts, and possibly your opponents preconceived notions of what the fight should be (his 'superior' a/c in a superior position against your 'inferior' a/c), and turn it into the fight that will allow you to gain the advantage, or at least live to fight another day.

Hope I haven't sounded to cryptic, or vague, and that this can help you. Good luck, and

Good hunting,
Cajun76

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