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Fillmore
05-29-2004, 10:06 AM
I have two, both from single player dynamic campaigns from shortly after FB was released. I was playing iron man german campaigns, so I deleted and restarted if I died or was captured, and played FR+externals and sometimes speedbar.

-First mission of a new campaign, got involved in some heavy fighting, we seemed to do quite well. I saw some guy hanging in a chute and decided it was time for some target practice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif After the mission I saw that we had lost our Oberstleutenant. I looked to see what happened, turned out I had shot him in his chute over friendly territory http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif That really depressed me, and I never shot another chute after that.

-Flew a bomber intercept in another campaign. Got my plane shot up and was kinda lost. I finally thought I knew where I was, but my engine died and I had to fight for every last meter to get across this river into friendly territory. Just managed to skid across the river and bail out. Captured. WTF. I looked at the post-mission brief and it turned out that I had been in friendly territory the whole time, and those last few meters across that river had taken me out of friendly territory instead of into it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif

Fillmore
05-29-2004, 10:06 AM
I have two, both from single player dynamic campaigns from shortly after FB was released. I was playing iron man german campaigns, so I deleted and restarted if I died or was captured, and played FR+externals and sometimes speedbar.

-First mission of a new campaign, got involved in some heavy fighting, we seemed to do quite well. I saw some guy hanging in a chute and decided it was time for some target practice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif After the mission I saw that we had lost our Oberstleutenant. I looked to see what happened, turned out I had shot him in his chute over friendly territory http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif That really depressed me, and I never shot another chute after that.

-Flew a bomber intercept in another campaign. Got my plane shot up and was kinda lost. I finally thought I knew where I was, but my engine died and I had to fight for every last meter to get across this river into friendly territory. Just managed to skid across the river and bail out. Captured. WTF. I looked at the post-mission brief and it turned out that I had been in friendly territory the whole time, and those last few meters across that river had taken me out of friendly territory instead of into it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif

Rebel_Yell_21
05-29-2004, 01:16 PM
Those are classic.

Guess mine would be online, very low altitude, right behind a guy, desperately trying not to overshoot, killed the throttle, dumped full flaps, and hosed him good. He pops the canopy, its coming right at me, I reflexively yank the stick to avoid it, and already being right at the edge of the stall, snap roll and augur in. Damn, killed by a canopy. He of course, bailed out and lived.

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Dem4n
05-29-2004, 01:21 PM
Killed by canopy is lol!

I would have to say offline, in a high alt dogfight in which I stalled and couldn't get out of.
So I bailed, but my plane was so slow in falling, it hit me hanging in my chute and instanly killed me. Tough luck..

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F19_Gazoo
05-29-2004, 01:28 PM
Mine is, when getting to homebase and have the plane in a mess, makes a nice landing, finds out that my rudder is no more, mess up the base cause I cannot steer away from gastanks and stuff. Got a negative 300 points for that, and a big laugh! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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DeBaer.534
05-29-2004, 01:39 PM
lol, yeah, messing up my own base is one of my favourite hobbies.
well im a master of disaster anyway.
for today it was:
me landing after a successful raid on the enemy base, coming in perfect, waiting for the gear to toch the ground, realising i havent lowered it, losing my wing in the following crash landing, the wing flies around and finally cracks the gear of a taking off teammate.
now that was really embarassing.

FI-Aflak
05-29-2004, 01:42 PM
BF-110G2 campaign. cockpit locked.

We get bounced by high-energy P-39s. I go into "save my ***" mode and do all sorts of crazy maneuvers, and go into a cloud (even though the AI can still see me . . .I operate by the "if I can't see them, they can't see me" philosophy).

Anway, I come out of the cloud, re-orient myself, and find myself all by my lonesome. I figure that my friends, being AI, probably flew straight and level during the attack, so I get back on track and to the target altitude, cruising a little faster than normal.

Anyway, I get to the airfield we are attacking, and there is something like 50 AAA guns, and 4 enemy fighters, and not another friendly in sight. I figure that I'm dead anyway so I go ahead with the attack. The AAA decimates my aircraft: removes #1 engine from wing, smokes the other. Kills airelon control, knocks my left rudder off my plane, etc. etc. I am limping away and the fighters kill me.

After the mission I realized that my entire flight (8+ aircraft) were shot down or damaged enough for an RTB when the P-39's bounced us early, and I flew to attack a heavily defended airfeild all by my self. I felt like a moron after that one. But I didn't play iron man, so when the P-39's iced my group the second time, I joined the survivors in heading for base.

JG7_Rall
05-29-2004, 01:49 PM
LOL @ original poster

One of mine was online where I tried a new server..I was so used to having axis/allied plane sets that when I was flying a G2 I spotted a Spit and shot it down...only later to receive a barrage of "WTF NOOB U SHOOT DOWN TEAMATE DUDE WTF!" messages. After checking the settings, I realized that only friendly icons were on and that I had shot down a spit WITH an icon!! D'oh!!!

Another one was one time I single handedly show down almost the entire enemy flight in a A5....i really thought I was something! So, we get home, and I do a low flybye and a victory roll...only to fly right into those pancake trees! lol good times good times

S!

"Son, never ask a man if he is a fighter pilot. If he is, he'll let you know. If he isn't, don't embarrass him."
Badges!? We don't needs no stinkin' badges!

Capt.LoneRanger
05-29-2004, 01:55 PM
LOL!

Great thread!

My biggest D'OH! was during an online-mission. I shot down 5 planes with my P40 and had all the time I needed for my approach it was perfect.

perfect?

Almost.... I forgot to lower my gear! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

I made a nice belly landing and got ZERO-points - LOL! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

greets
Capt.LoneRanger


Why is 6 afraid of 7? Cause 7 8 9!

Locust_
05-29-2004, 02:06 PM
- Once while landing a 109g10 Everything was perfect no problems put her down real soft & at the last second, I noticed the maker of the map had put these lil concreate thingys on the strip!!!

There was no time to do anything, I hit that speed bump lookin thing & my bird fliped right over onto its canopy & Kapow Pilot killed ....

I just sat there thinking now who would put thoes speed bumps on a runway http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif LOL

Some folks are rather creative.

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F19_Gazoo
05-29-2004, 02:08 PM
Well, I also got my plane in my head after hitting the silk.

and give us more stories, please !! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Locust_
05-29-2004, 02:15 PM
/// O I just rembered one...

Im landing on a large concreate strip, I seen a bandit TB3 over our base @ 3000+

So im thinking ok he cant hit me from there errr...

Im landing and rolling down the main strip in a p39 when all of a sudden many many parts from the TB3 are raining down to the left & right of me & then BLAMO a huge part of the TB3 lands right infront of me.

I was so absorbed by watching these TB3 parts rain down all around me I didnt even think of the posibility that its gona hit me any second LOL!!

DOHHHHHHHHHH!!

I wish I would ntrked that one

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Locust_
05-29-2004, 02:28 PM
PS all these were online stunts http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Im flying a fw190a9 with 500pounder

During the mission there had been many TB3's cruizing around, Im heading to there base @ 3500m or so, I see one tb3 primeing his engines getting ready to taxi and another in takeoff position sitting @ the end of the runway,

I start my dive & im thinking that would be awsome if I could somehow get bolth of them, Im watching the tb3 thats slowly taxying & keeping my other eye on the one thats ready to start his takeoff, & im thinking I better go for the one thats taxying @ that moment the other one starts rolling & im in perfect position to drop inbetween bolth of them (pure luck) So I unleash the bomb it has 1.2 sec delay, the bomb droped a lil long but right before it blew up a FW spawned in & Blamo... I killed all 3 with 1 bomb

the tb3 that was rolling only lost a wing & some parts but he couldnt takeoff http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif the other 2 were blasted into fire!!!

Ive tryed to replicate that drop but it hasent happened ever again Big DOhhhhh to the Tb's http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Probly never will

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Capt.LoneRanger
05-29-2004, 02:33 PM
Another story from a friend of mine. We flew together, when he suddenly began cursing. I was on his 5 and watched the canopy fly off, then he bailed out.

"What happened?"

"Grrrr - I accidently hit the button for 'bail out'"

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I returned to base, watched him respawning and take off again. I was right next to him, when watching him raising his gear as something fell of his plane.

You guesssed it - the canopy again.

So he started again and this time, he didn't even get to the runway - he bailed out just after starting the engine. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Man, I had tears in my eyes from laughing.

greets
Capt.LoneRanger


Why is 6 afraid of 7? Cause 7 8 9!

RxMan
05-29-2004, 03:00 PM
Would that have been 6FT ??

Odranoel1
05-29-2004, 03:33 PM
Offline, I attacked a formation of He-111 from high 6 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif, hit the leader http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif and zoomed under him, very close http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif.
Much to my surprise ( http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif I died just after seeing "something" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gifin my gunsight.

I replayed the ntrk! the damaged AI plane had dropped its bombs and I collided into a 500 Kg baby! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif it landed right in front of my cockpit.
Unfortunately I dont have the ntrk anymore! I watched it so many times I thought I could safely delete it now! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

RACFrankenstein
05-29-2004, 03:39 PM
Online, flying a J8.

I got into a dogfight with a few other planes but managed to hold my own for a while (I even took down two of them) I managed to get myself badly shot up so I broke away from the fight and proceeded to look for a place to put down. I saw the aerodrome off in the distance and tried to glide it home, fighting the badly damaged crate all the way. I put down and came to a complete stop. Looking around I thought everything was cool.... until an enemy fighter spawned on the other side of the runway! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif ... tried to take off and get back to my own home base but got shot up and crashed http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I pay alot more attention to the map now.

PBNA-Boosher
05-29-2004, 03:43 PM
I don't know how many of you have tried my mission, Dawn at Sea. Here's the gist of the mission:

You are a group of 4 IL2-T's and 2 IL-2 3M's that are attacking a German intelligence ship (AAA Niobe Cruiser)in the Harbor of the Kuban, near the city of Novorissisk. The IL2-T's are to attack the ship, while the IL2-3M's are playing the part of escort and cleanup crew. Furthermore, since no good weather conditions have been met, the torpedo raid will be done even though there is thick fog over the ocean and harbor. The ship can barely be seen, and you must aim your torpedoes by sighting the gun flashes of the ship's AAA. However, The intelligence ship has become aware of your mission, and alerted the Wermacht and Luftwaffe. The elite German forces act immediately. The Wermacht places just under 50 Flak 88's within a 1/4 mile perimeter, near the IL2's third waypoint. The planes fly over this heavy concentration of guns, and then they come under fire by two Bf-110G-2's, armed with their main armament of 4 MG's, and an added BK 3.7 anti-armor cannon. The Germans want none of the IL-2's to get through. So along the coastline they set up additional Flak 88's, and in the harbor there are a few 20mm AAA cannons, as well as quite a few more 88's. Then of course, there's the ship's AAA to deal with. Can you say, Ouch? (I think around another 25, but spread out. Flak 88's are great because even on my 8 year old machine, they produce very little lag) However hard it may be, the mission CAN be accomplished, but it's incredibly hard, and a ton of fun.

Anyway, the first time I tried the mission, I set up about 150 flak guns in a 1/4 mile radius. The Il2's were flying low, about 50 meters off the ground, in close formation. I broke formation to get as low to the ground as possible, because the lower to the ground a plane is, the less effective Flak is. My comrades in arms flying the other IL2T's and 3M's were promptly almost completely blown out of the air. Within one second of the first Flak shells being fired at my comrades planes, I entered the gunners seat to watch the spectacle. A HUGE WALL OF BLACK FLAK SURROUNDED MY FLIGHT OF PLANES! I SAW A BIT OF RED, ORANGE, AND YELLOW LIGHT, BUT THE FLAK SWALLOWED THE COLOR. WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARED, THERE WAS ONLY ONE IL2-T LEFT, AND THE PLANE WAS SO FILLED WITH HOLES, THAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN PASSED OFF AS SWISS CHEESE!

Anway, even with such extensive damage, my friend and I raced as fast as we could toward the enemy ships. We both went to drop our torpedoes at very long range. I switched to an external view to watch our torpedoes hit the water before I hit the drop button. I gasped! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif

I HAD FORGOTTEN TO TAKE A TORPEDO!

I banked sharply to the right, but was then caught in a Hailstorm of Flak! My wingman dropped his torpedo, and it hit the ship! but it did not sink it. Then, having recieved a mortal hit in the engine, my wingman slammed into the ships hull, which did no further damage. The hailstorm of Flak stopped after I fell back behind the coastline, but then came the Bf-110's.

They promptly used their BK 3.7 cannons to send me off to Russian heaven.

Capt.LoneRanger
05-29-2004, 04:42 PM
ROFLOL

RxMan how did you know? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Didn't want to post names here, but we both had quite fun that day (as always!) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

greets
Capt.LoneRanger


Why is 6 afraid of 7? Cause 7 8 9!

Davinci..
05-29-2004, 05:04 PM
Im sure im not the only person who has done this but...

Was on Aviar's server, and a big furball had erupted, i was caught in the middle doing quite well, until i decided to sort of brag about a kill i had just made and i typed "I got one", only i must have missed the ~ key.

there i was in the middle of a big fight, with my engine off, and my gear down http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

SwingerSpecial
05-29-2004, 05:15 PM
Not really a D'oh, but an amusing moment anyways..

Online, I was flying a TB3 against my buddy who was in a Gladiator. After he had spent all his ammo he decided to just ram into my plane. He was successfull in busting my tail section apart. My TB3 went into a flat spin, and I couldn't figure out what the hell was going on. because I couldn't see that far back from the pilot's seat. I messed around with trim, engine speed, everything, it just kept going. After desceding slo-o-owly for about 1km or so I started to get worried. So, I decided to bail out. But thanks to the slow initial speed, and the large wing surface area of the TB3, it turned into a massive helicopter and LANDED ITSELF!! Sure the landing gear snapped, but that was it!

BS87
05-29-2004, 06:06 PM
Online once, i hard my vertical stabilizer shot off my D9. I promptly headed for home, but i'd never landed like this before so i had no idea what would happen. I landed a little hot, and when i slowed down to around 60-70 kph, the plane started to do severe 360s all aroudn the runway. She did about 5 360s before finnaly hitting a teammate http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Vortex_uk
05-29-2004, 06:20 PM
In a racing,after being in 1st position the whole way,having the finish line in sight,so what do i go and do??

Yup,i hit the ignition button,and my plane did cross the finish line...Last!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif

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Resident_Jock
05-29-2004, 07:09 PM
I was flying a coop once, 4 IL2's with cluster bombs targeting trains in the area, plus 2 LaGG 3's as escort. I was in the second IL2, getting ready for takeoff. At the same time, my friend called me on my cell phone. So I am waiting for the first plane to take off, and talking to my friend at the same time. Unfortunately, the cell phone slipped out from between my head and shoulder, and landed on the keyboard. The next thing I know, I hear *clickclickclickclickclick* and all the bombs fall out of my plane! Needless to say, the first 3 IL2's were totally lost. The fourth was so badly damaged by the explosions that he was disabled and couldn't take off. The LaGG's were also unable to take off, because they were laughing too hard http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Another time, I was dicking around with the I16 SPB's in QMB, on the Crimea map. What I had forgotten was that there are ships in that map that will shoot at your flight. So I reach the TB3 and hook up, and about 10 seconds later the entire bomber bursts into flames and disintigrates. A flak burst had blown it apart! I flat spun down to earth, still attached to the wing. Figuring I could still save myself, I detached. The only problem was, before I could right myself, the wing fell on me and cleaved my poor aircraft in half.

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actionhank1786
05-29-2004, 08:02 PM
i've got one. One time, using the FMB i made a map, B-25's fly in, and attack some Artillery, and then fly away, me in my Bf-109Z, i'm trying to shoot down the Il-2s attacking my German tank friends, while a Pe-8 at about 10000 feet is carpet bombing the place, so i get in behind this Il-2 and he jinks a bit, i finally line him up, and just before i pull the trigger...the damn thing explodes, and i have no idea what just happened, no tracers from anyplace, no nothing...so i record the track and go back, turns out one of the FAB-100's from the Pe-8 just happened to hit the fusalage just forward of the vert. stabalizer...
god i laughed a while about that
~Aaron

Fillmore
05-29-2004, 11:23 PM
Ok, triple D'OH from an online war our squad had recently begun participating in. I have keys set up to switch channels, ctrl-L, ctrl-J, ctrl-H, ctrl-G, ctrl-A, ctrl-S. G was the agressors' channel and I had never flown aggressor in training, so I had never used it.

-This mission I was free escort on H channel. We also have close escorts and defenders. As I went out I saw enemy planes crossing the lines, so I hit ctrl-G to switch channels and let our defenders know position of incoming attackers. My landing gear drops http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif fortunately I wasn't going too fast, so no damage. Then a bit later I get word that our defenders are heavily engaged and our attackers still havn't seen any enemy, so I make the call for the free escorts to switch to defense. I turn around and dive to get on defense fast, I tell my wingman I am switching channels, *crunch*, landing gear damaged http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

-So i retract what's left of my damaged gear and dive into the action, down below I see two of us, two of them, I see one of us shoot one of them down, the other of us is getting chased and fired at by an enemy (I am 109G2 with ETC rack-had droptank but let it go earlier, other friendlies are FW190A4, enemies are La5). I am diving to the deck fast and tell the guy to hold on and go straight, I will clear him in a few seconds. But my brain is thinking FW190 diving to the deck and holding speed, but my plane is a 109 with damaged gear and an ETC rack, so I lose speed like mad http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif. The other 190 tells the guy to break as I realise i'm not getting there in time, but it's too late and he is shot down. The other 190 finally passes me and makes it to the enemy (I never would have reached him myself) and gets him to turn so I can catch up.

-End of that mission. We are over our field, all of our bombers have landed, three of us fighters still up, one on landing approach. I say, "well, I can't land anyway, so I will just bail right now" and bail out. As I am coming down in my chute I see two enemy planes come in, looking for landing aircraft to vulch http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Fortunately the other fighter that was up was able to drive them off, but I sure felt stupid for having bailed before everyone was down http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

[This message was edited by Fillmore on Sun May 30 2004 at 02:26 AM.]

Fillmore
05-29-2004, 11:26 PM
Hehe, oh and the aftermath of this was that I switched my key to raise/lower landing gear from "g" to "l". Only to discover on my next flight what happens when I am flying and hit ctrl-L to switch to the Lobby channel on comms http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

Resident_Jock
05-29-2004, 11:44 PM
I just had another D'oh! moment not too long ago. I was flying a P38 L and came in behind a 190 that was on the tail of a spitfire. was in teamspeak at the time, and told my friend in the spit to break hard right. After the did so, the 190 presented himself to me, and I fired a high deflection shot, scoring hits right behind the cockpit with my .50's, so he broke off and dove for the deck. I followed him through the dive, but once I got to dangerous altitude I began to suffer compression. I pressed ctrl+ B for my airbrake, and all I heard was "switched channel." Naturally I slammed into the ground at 690 km/h...

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Henkie_
05-29-2004, 11:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fillmore:
I have two, both from single player dynamic campaigns from shortly after FB was released. I was playing iron man german campaigns, so I deleted and restarted if I died or was captured, and played FR+externals and sometimes speedbar.

-First mission of a new campaign, got involved in some heavy fighting, we seemed to do quite well. I saw some guy hanging in a chute and decided it was time for some target practice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif After the mission I saw that we had lost our Oberstleutenant. I looked to see what happened, turned out I had shot him in his chute over friendly territory http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif That really depressed me, and I never shot another chute after that.

-Flew a bomber intercept in another campaign. Got my plane shot up and was kinda lost. I finally thought I knew where I was, but my engine died and I had to fight for every last meter to get across this river into friendly territory. Just managed to skid across the river and bail out. Captured. WTF. I looked at the post-mission brief and it turned out that I had been in friendly territory the whole time, and those last few meters across that river had taken me out of friendly territory instead of into it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you are the same guy in the P63 on the Greatergreen, that I saved from a Ki84. you must not forget that D'OH moment there.

Because as thanks that I saved you, you shoot over my shoulder, disable my elevators, while I was firing from very close in the dead six at the Ki. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

cu http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

EAF274_Henkie

Fillmore
05-30-2004, 03:32 AM
Hehe, that wasn't really a D'oH moment though, because I never saw you behind him. In fact I saw my cannon round go directly into his plane, and you were nowhere in sight.

It was more of a http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif moment hehe.

Monty_Thrud
05-30-2004, 09:52 AM
Many months ago while on a server i frequented regularly on the Ubi site, the opposite team had some ...er...Rookies who had only just got IL2fb were asking which keys to press to see the enemy planes...no one replied so i thought i would assist...http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif...i didnt think he would fall for it but gave it ago anyway http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif...i suggested he pressed the Ctrl + E ...seconds later five people bailed out of their planes http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif...of course i appologized ...but still it was funny.
Funnily enough, half an hour later someone else tried the same and ...yup...same thing happened http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

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A130
05-30-2004, 10:57 AM
Question: what happens when everyone is lining up their heavily-loaded IL2's on the runway, starting their engines, and A130 (the tailend charlie) has forgotten to reset his stick's throttle to 0% from the last mission, instead leaving it at 110% on engine startup and not noticing in a timely manner?

Answer: many small explosions, a couple of very large ones, and a flight of Sturmoviks spread over a square kilometer of airfield...not to mention some very annoyed team mates. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Fortunately I only ever pulled this stunt once, although I've forgotten to reset the throttle a few times since then -- I've just gotten better at catching it in time.

I've finally broken myself of my target-fixation/bomber-ramming habit, and anyone who's flown on Ubi has probably already seen me do this. (I never did it on HL for some reason.) Too many times to mention, and it was only really funny when the collision took out more than one.

Vogler_3.jg51
05-30-2004, 01:29 PM
D'OH-
I was flying a bf109-g6 on the normandy map, I was ahead of my teamates somewhat approaching the Allied Controlled Island when I encountered a P47. I engaged the 47 quickly maneuvering to his six for a kill, I thought this would be an easy one. He spotted me as I moved into firing position and broke to the left. I felt so good as I stayed glued to his six. I pulled the trigger and nothing happened. (I had been practicicing some aerobatics earlier and set weapons to none). Embarassed, I informed my teamates of my situation on teamspeak. I advised them that I could stay on this guy's six and look mean for a while, but he is very likely to figure me out soon. There was much laughter on the team speak frequency, but through that my team was able to come and save my ***. I hit the deck, and slunk home with my tail between my legs.


Fly Safe Guys.

Vogler

AirBot
05-30-2004, 01:34 PM
These are all hilarious!
My contribution is nowhere near as entertaining as some here, but here goes anyway:

I got into quite a fight in a DF server and had the tar shot out of me. Although unpleasantly damaged, I managed to get away and make it back to my airfield. Feeling quite satisfied with myself for bringing my crate home, I turned to final, positioning myself for a nice long landing run, with my plane fully configured for landing. I reach the threshold and pull up gently, bringing my plane to a satisfying 3-point attitude. It settles down perfectly when... *Screech* *Bend* *Bam" - I slide across the runway on my belly, undercarriage apparently still safely tucked away inside my plane, finally arriving at a screeching halt.

Lesson learned - check the bloody gear indicator before touchdown. Apparently, the damage to my plane prevented the gear from deploying properly. I couldn't help but think that a few more presses of the 'G' key and rocking my wings a bit would've brought me to a safe landing. D'oh! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif