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GazzaMataz
07-27-2004, 02:11 AM
I been playing Extreme One and Polymandos BoB campaign recently and was pleased with my performance, I was getting better results n the Hurri than the Bf109F2 in the original Il-2!

Anyway, this was until I got to the 10th July mission. I have done this mission LOADS of times and I always seem to get shot down!!! It's driving me nuts. I cannot seem to get past it. I try different tactics, but I always seem to get bounced - the Jerries must all be aces on this one. What doesn't help is the visiblity (rain), I find it is easy to get disorientated and you don't know whether you are up or down sometimes without looking at the artificial horizon. On top of that just when I thought I was doing really well last night (finally) I went into a steep dive and the engine stalled, just as I was trying to get it restarted WHAM!! Jerry got me I had to bail out and go back to refly...

Anyway, its starting to affect me this mission (as it probably did to pilots in real life) in that I am starting to put off playing it. So if an expert Hurricane pilots out there could give me some great evasive manouver tips I would appreciate it.

I am almost to the point of just flying past the action and hovering on the outside until it is over so I can move onto the next mission. But that's cowardly and just isn't being British is it!

Tickety boo...
Gazzamataz
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GazzaMataz
07-27-2004, 02:11 AM
I been playing Extreme One and Polymandos BoB campaign recently and was pleased with my performance, I was getting better results n the Hurri than the Bf109F2 in the original Il-2!

Anyway, this was until I got to the 10th July mission. I have done this mission LOADS of times and I always seem to get shot down!!! It's driving me nuts. I cannot seem to get past it. I try different tactics, but I always seem to get bounced - the Jerries must all be aces on this one. What doesn't help is the visiblity (rain), I find it is easy to get disorientated and you don't know whether you are up or down sometimes without looking at the artificial horizon. On top of that just when I thought I was doing really well last night (finally) I went into a steep dive and the engine stalled, just as I was trying to get it restarted WHAM!! Jerry got me I had to bail out and go back to refly...

Anyway, its starting to affect me this mission (as it probably did to pilots in real life) in that I am starting to put off playing it. So if an expert Hurricane pilots out there could give me some great evasive manouver tips I would appreciate it.

I am almost to the point of just flying past the action and hovering on the outside until it is over so I can move onto the next mission. But that's cowardly and just isn't being British is it!

Tickety boo...
Gazzamataz
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Friendly_flyer
07-27-2004, 05:52 AM
I went through that mission fairly easily. I flew around in that pea-soup like fog. Spotting an '109 that past me, I sent a few rounds after it, without much effect. Then, something hit me, and my engine staring belching oil and smoke. I put my nose down, levelled of at 100 meters and made for the nearest stretch of land and landed my badly mauled hurri.

Not my best mission, but I got mission complete and lived to fight another day.

Fly friendly!

Petter Bøckman
Norway

Groundbait
07-27-2004, 06:13 AM
I don't think there is too much shame avoiding a dogfight with AI that can see through concrete, let alone heavy cloud http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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GazzaMataz
07-27-2004, 08:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I don't think there is too much shame avoiding a dogfight with AI that can see through concrete, let alone heavy cloud<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
LOL! Yup, now I think of it it does feel like that...

I have actually been able to apply this mission only once (after numerous, I mean numerous, attempts). I know it is do able and I don't want to seem like I am whining - cos I ain't - it just feels like it is jinxed for ME (do I sound paranoid??? Who you looking at???)

Tickety boo...
Gazzamataz
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AWL_Spinner
07-27-2004, 08:30 AM
If it's the one where your airfield is being bounced then try and nail at least one 109 in the head-on as they're coming in to drop their bombs. They're very low so you can get into a firing position almost as soon as your wheels are up. Tell your wingie to attack fighters as soon as he's rolling.

The enemy AI may have good radar in the rain but so do your airfield gunners! Bear than in mind too, don't stray too far away from the AAA until you've taken a few down and the odds are in your favour.

That was a fun mission. There's a similar one with 110s over the Isle of Wight and that's a hoot too.

If that's not the mission you're referring to then sorry http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Cheers, Spinner

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trumper
07-27-2004, 10:37 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif I finished the campaign a while ago but decided to do it again on nearly full real and see how i got on.I was doing ok,surviving but not shooting alot down until i got to this mission http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif
I have tried everything ,sticking with your flight,abandoning them knowing they are in trouble and try to get some hieght to Boom and Zoom but as you stated the biggest problem is the fact that THEY can SEE you in cloud when you CAN'T see them and the fact you can't eveade as they shoot blind,[not a facility we have http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif]
I will perservere but i do get disheartened