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halodestroyed
09-03-2007, 06:51 AM
i was wondering what strange wierd and wonderful thinghs people have managed to do in IL2. only abot twenty minutes i was flying a campaign as the royal navy and killed a zero in a corsair using my bomb by acidently realesing it while flying in a loop, the bomb hit the zeros rear right aileron and snapped it off sadly i dont have a picture but i thought it was quite funny.so has anyone else had anything funny, strange or wierd happen?

halodestroyed
09-03-2007, 06:51 AM
i was wondering what strange wierd and wonderful thinghs people have managed to do in IL2. only abot twenty minutes i was flying a campaign as the royal navy and killed a zero in a corsair using my bomb by acidently realesing it while flying in a loop, the bomb hit the zeros rear right aileron and snapped it off sadly i dont have a picture but i thought it was quite funny.so has anyone else had anything funny, strange or wierd happen?

DrHerb
09-03-2007, 07:21 AM
Believe it or not, i managed to shoot a plane down http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

HotelBushranger
09-03-2007, 07:34 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

That's the annoying thing, when it comes times like these to recall your favourite event, you can never bloody remember! Annoying isn't it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Quenaelin
09-03-2007, 08:07 AM
Funniest thing in this game happened to me when I tried to bomb enemy runway from low altitude, I released bombs and didn't hit target, but what was even weirder there was no explosion, waited, nothing still happened!? Its like bombs just dropped to the ground and not exploding, I tought maybe they have been duds. Awesome simulator detail, there are even dud bombs in this game, then suddenly I heard huge explosions far away! I zoomed to gunsight mode and saw two smoking craters on the ground, then I remembered I had primed bombs for 10 seconds, much too long http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

VW-IceFire
09-03-2007, 09:20 AM
Was flying an IL-2 Type 3M with the big cannons hanging off the wings. Had a FW190 go head on with me and I had little choice but to fire back...hit the FW190 in both wings with the cannons...rippled the wings off and the body of the FW190 dropped just a bit below my nose. Incredibly close and utterly hilarious as both wings were missing!

R988z
09-03-2007, 11:06 AM
I was flying a Pe2 at full speed after attacking a target, 4 blue 109s where all chasing me down as I was the only idiot flying bombers and they were all shoulder shooting and trying to steal the 'easy' kill from each other. I figured I was dead meat and was just thinking of bailing while I still had the chance after receiving some heavy hits, when three of the suckers all hit each other! I've had two collide before, but three in one go is incompetance on another level. The last 109 zoomed in for a dead six to finish me off, however my gunner PK'd him and I dragged the wrecked crate back to base and crash landed because I was still laughing so much http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

general_kalle
09-03-2007, 11:27 AM
whenver i bomb somebody on the runway trying to take off.
thats is just frikkin hilerius.

verbaska
09-03-2007, 11:36 AM
Strangest thing? To remain alive after dropping a bomb on the ground, at the takeoff http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Jabout
09-03-2007, 11:54 AM
In Airforce War I shot a FW190 down, though it used all my ammo.

Then I had another 190 in my sights, to relieve the pressure on my squad mates I chased after the 190, rather lamely calling out "Bang, Bang".

But the 190 was rattled by me being on his six; he rolled too hard, stalled, crashed and burned, and my guns were empty all along.

Matz0r
09-03-2007, 12:03 PM
On an online server... I forgot which, I was attacking a cruiser ship flying a FW-190 using a SC500 bomb. I lined up the ship and started a run for a skip bombing, whilst I was approaching the ship I checked my 6 and found a spitfire closing on me. In an attempt to avoid the attack I pulled the FW-190 straight up into vertical climb, at the same time I realised I still had my SC500 attached so I disposed of the bomb and concentrated on getting aways from the spitfire. After some twisting and turning with the spitfire, a message showed up on my hud: "ENEMY SHIP DESTROYED" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif The bomb must have flown a huge arch up and then come down dead on the ship, one in a million..... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

(Spit still got me though IIRC http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif)

JG4_Helofly
09-03-2007, 12:11 PM
Once I flew dogfight with some of my squad mates. I had a fw 190 and attacked an enemy me 110. I came from behind and shot off his tail. He begun to spin towards the earth and because he was too low to bail out he simply expended all his ammo during the spin and guess what, one burst hit my plane and set my 190 on fire http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
This was realy a lucky shoot

Bremspropeller
09-03-2007, 01:25 PM
I shot down RBJ.

Ciapka_69.GIAP
09-03-2007, 01:28 PM
Well, I was flying a TB3 once and lost a wing to an enemy fighter, so I bailed. As I'm going down in my chute I see my plane in a flat spin next to me falling at the same rate. I hit the ground and the plane flops on the ground next to me, on it's wheels. It just sits there going around in circles. I watched it for five mintues spinning there, if I could've I would have gotten back in.

Swivet
09-03-2007, 01:50 PM
Actually got a "breather" kill using rockets with a P-40 the othernight http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.....And no he wasn't on the ground or in a slow moving bomber.He was in a Zeke and about 100ft in front of me..lol

Warrington_Wolf
09-03-2007, 02:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DrHerb:
Believe it or not, i managed to shoot a plane down http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I did that when I was experimenting with the X-4 missiles. I was in the Ta-183 and I shot off one missile, I missed the target (empty B-29s) and so I tried to turn the missile round for another pass. I fired off another missile hoping that I could guide two missiles (I would like to say at this point that I never bothered looking at the manual). Unfortunately for me the first missile was pointing directly back at me when I launched the second missile, next minute my plane blew up.
I thought that it was a bug so I watched the track to find out what happened, I could almost hear the B-29 crews laughing.

249th_Maico
09-03-2007, 02:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Warrington_Wolf:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DrHerb:
Believe it or not, i managed to shoot a plane down http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I did that when I was experimenting with the X-4 missiles. I was in the Ta-183 and I shot off one missile, I missed the target (empty B-29s) and so I tried to turn the missile round for another pass. I fired off another missile hoping that I could guide two missiles (I would like to say at this point that I never bothered looking at the manual). Unfortunately for me the first missile was pointing directly back at me when I launched the second missile, next minute my plane blew up.
I thought that it was a bug so I watched the track to find out what happened, I could almost hear the B-29 crews laughing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I would like to present you with the award for funniest post of the year. THAT IS SIMPLY AWESOME!!!

As far as my moment, I have had several in seven years of this sim. I flew between the bombs of an enemy bomber as he released them when I shot him down. Then there is bailing out and the plane lands on top of you. Blowing up when the train expodes. Remember the first time you bailed and the plane blew as you were about to deploy the chute? Weird. Putting TBF Avengers in a Pacific mission was the funniest. I expected to pick them off in my Ki-43 thinking "easy prey" There is something wrong with them... They fly like wasps after you. I could not beleive it. I was lauging my tail off.. That was funny.
Recently I flew the 163 Komet. I love this bird. I used up my ammo on the heavies and headed for home. For the second time, the T Bolts attacked me. I went vertical and just managed to suvive with minimum damage. Then suddenly without warning ran out of fuel in the middle of three T-bolts. I swallowed hard. At 1000meters there was not much I could do. Suddenly two D-9s dropped out of the clouds and I remember thinking "Here comes the cavalry". The T Bolts turned away. As I came out of the next cloud I saw the airfield right below me. I had a spring in my step the rest of the day.
I should have bought a lottery ticket....

AFJ_rsm
09-03-2007, 02:33 PM
the strangest, wierdest, funnyest thing (all in one) that has happened to me: (this was on an invulnerability off server where a bunch of friends were just having a laugh): I landed a tb3 on a carriers mast!

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Dagnabit
09-03-2007, 10:15 PM
A few of you guys have probably had this happen..I was I was in a Corsair vs Zekes fight.
Well I got on the tail of one and was getting a good run for my money, and it seemed to take forever to get A decent shot. Just as I get lined up and squeezed off about a 1 sec. burst, another zero crosses in front of me from 9 oclock the burst instantly flames him and he explodes. As I recover from this surprise kill literally out of the blue, I look around for my original intended target to find that there was no sign of him. I suspected what had happened but had to look at the track to see that both planes had exploded at nearly the same instant. I was able to note then that there were a few extra parts falling from the sky.
Another time I pulled a more or less suicide type move (though not intended)when I was divebombing a ship in an SBD. I became fixiated on the target and by the time I decided it was time to pull out it was too late. In my frustration I let go of the stick a couple of seconds before impact and watched as my plane hit the water and BOUNCED a good 400m or so back into the air....I couldnt believe it. Anyway I didnt lose anytime in grabbing the stick again and actually recovered control.
I didnt know it at the time but my son had been playing earlier in the day and had the options set to "invulnerable". I experimented a little and it seems the faster you go in the higher you will bounce, and still keep a surprising ammount of airsprrd.
Dag

Stew278
09-03-2007, 10:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Warrington_Wolf:
I did that when I was experimenting with the X-4 missiles. I was in the Ta-183 and I shot off one missile, I missed the target (empty B-29s) and so I tried to turn the missile round for another pass. I fired off another missile hoping that I could guide two missiles (I would like to say at this point that I never bothered looking at the manual). Unfortunately for me the first missile was pointing directly back at me when I launched the second missile, next minute my plane blew up.
I thought that it was a bug so I watched the track to find out what happened, I could almost hear the B-29 crews laughing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Now that's a Wile E. Coyote moment

crucislancer
09-03-2007, 10:52 PM
I was playing a mission in a Tempest, and came upon a flight of FW 190s, each with a bomb. I was on their 6, closing range, and when I got close enough they all dropped their bombs and tried to maneuver. One plane dove a little then pulled up right into the path of a bomb, and managed to take out his flight leader with the explosion as well.

Another one was when I was in a 190, with only a wingman, and came upon 2 flights of IL-2s and 2 flights of Yaks. I shot a Yak down, then got into a scissors fight with another. I got into position for the kill, and I got a little tunnel vision with him. I saw the tip of a wing just to the right of my gunsight. Thinking it was the Yak's wingman, I just ruddered over and fired, never bothering to check.......and I shout down my own wingman. D'oh! Of course, the odds just got worse, so I head for home with several Yaks on my tail. I barely made it.

The first time I played IL-2, I was working on the second or third IL-2 campaign mission, and while coming in low on a rocket run, I belly landed the plane right in the middle of the panzers I was firing at. They ignored me, and I had a front row seat to the ***-whiping my flight gave them.

bigbossmalone
09-04-2007, 05:39 PM
One day flying around an enemy airbase - I can't quite remember now, was either in a Spit or a P-51, looking to shoot up a few He111's in landing pattern. Was feeling a bit brave/crazy, so I'm heading up towards the first He111 coming in to land, from the opposite end of the runway, carve him up as he lands, he goes cartwheeling off to one side and explodes - great! Turn around for another pass, all of a sudden there's a freakin' FW190 on my tail. So, I'm like- to hell with it, I'm gonna try dodge his bullets and carry on making my run towards the next He111 approaching the runway. He's got his gear down, about 50m above ground, I'm heading straight at him with cannon/MG rounds from the FW spraying all around me - true as heck, the FW manages to take out the cockpit area of the He111. I go under the 111 and the 190 flies straight into the stricken Heinkel! The funny thing is, just before it happened, I had thought to myself - let's see if I can drag this pesky 190 into the He111, not really thinking it would happen - lo and behold, it did! Ahh, the classic moments that happen in IL2 are what makes it for me. After 7 years, it still manages to dish out something new every once in a while. Oleg has done more for my life than the Warner Bros, and other Hollywood types, for sure!

JG52MadAdler
09-04-2007, 07:38 PM
About three years ago during a recruit training
mission. Take a look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxJGNQLadC4

FlatSpinMan
09-04-2007, 08:16 PM
Just now I was taking on some Stukas in a mission for my new Hurric campaign. Anyway, I have been trying to get as close as possible due to the weakness of the Hurri's guns. So I have smoked two already, now chipping away at my thrid. I'm getting hits, bits falling off and am REALLY close. Suddenly I'm dead and there are aircraft pieces everywhere. I either hit the tank and it exploded, or hit the bombs it was carrying and it exploded.
The results -
my Hurri exploded
the Stuka exploded
his no.2 exploded
numbers three and four suffered mortal damage and went down in flames.

What price victory?
I have had a similar thing happen before but it still made me laugh.

FlatSpinMan
09-04-2007, 08:19 PM
JG52 - and that is what we call a clusterf*%k.

MrMojok
09-04-2007, 08:32 PM
That's a good one, JG52 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

ViktorViktor
09-05-2007, 04:24 AM
Several years ago while flying an offline campaign mission (via Forgotten Battles, I think) in a 109G-2, I spotted a flight of bomb-laden Lagg-3s flying line-astern, staggered vertically (I don't think AI planes fly this formation anymore). So the planes were flying behind each other, with the flight leader highest and the tail-end charlie the lowest.

I let them pass under me, then swung around and dove under them, 'surfacing' just under and behind the tail-end Charlie, who it must be remembered was flying the lowest in the line-astern formation. My plane's nose was pointed upwards at perhaps a 30 degree angle.

To my amazement, as I prepared to fire I noticed that all 4 planes were lined up behind each other in my gunsight in such a manner that all 4 were in the center of the gunsight simultaneously. I began to fire away with everything I had. The 2 closest Laggs went down almost at the same time. I had to adjust my aim very slightly to line up the 3rd Lagg and down he went. I used about 2-3 seconds to line-up a firing solution for the flight leader, but when I fired, my aim was dead-on. He spiraled into the ground, smoking heavily.

So I had managed to shoot down 4 fighters in the space of about 8 seconds by pure dumb luck. Haven't experienced anything like it since !

WN_Barbarossa
09-05-2007, 08:14 AM
I was flying a Bf-109 at low altitude (I know, I know...), chased by a lone Mustang. Suddenly another pair of Mustangs attacked me from 12 o'clock position. I had nothing to lose, so I opened fire to the planes front of me. An MK-108 round saw off the right wing of the leader, it went into a spin and collided with the other Mustang chasing me at my 6 o'clock low. It was quite a hollywood movie-style victory.

BTW my favorite - and repeatable - "trick" in Il-2 is to put 8-12 Pe-8 with the 5 tons loadout on the runway in the middle of an airfield full of planes, trucks, AAA batteries. While they prepare to take off, I dive on them in an Ar-234, with bombs with 10 sec delay, then hit the throttle and watch the fireworks. It has a nice tactical nuclear strike feeling.

pilotpimpf
09-05-2007, 02:00 PM
So theres three I-153 Tohayka biplanes after my blood ,I makes for the nearest nice big mountain.
Keeping close to the ground and climbing as hard as possible the three follwing I-153's then went straight into the side of the mountain!

As I cicled back to have a better look another I-153 that had been following me did the same thing.

http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/3526/tripleplusonecrashco0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Bearcat99
09-05-2007, 06:54 PM
To this day I don't know how I did it... but I shot myself down. Not by getting caught in my own bomb blast either... that would be there too though.. I have done that. It was an A2A engagement... and somehow... when I bought the virtual farm it told me that I shot myself down.

bigbossmalone
09-05-2007, 07:06 PM
Bearcat, no track for that, I guess? I also often have the weirdest things happen to me, only to remember later that I should have recorded it...
pilotpimpf, was that by any chance on the Crimea map? I did something similar after an intense dogfight between me in a Lagg3 and an ace Bf109. I only managed to inflict minor damage on him before my guns were empty. He'd conserved ammo, so now I was on the run. Came in towards the mountain from the sea, as fast and as close to the mountain as I could before hitting flaps and pulling up straight 90 to get over the mountain. He flew straight into it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Another weird formation incident, several years back, I think shortly after the Ace Expansion Pack - trying different formations at high altitude with my 4-flight of P-51's. We're flying diamond formation, straight and level, nothing fancy. I give the 'cover me' command. The outer two P-51's do a little half-roll, the left one to the right, the right one to the left! BOOM! The resulting explosion takes out the 4th plane. So, by giving the cover me command, I wiped out my entire flight....
Maybe I should try this again with the current version, just to see what happens... the AI is often more A than I.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

avimimus
09-05-2007, 08:30 PM
Interesting "Taran" attacks:
- I once took out a Ju-88 with a wingtip. This naturally put me into a spin and caused my second wingtip to collide with, and subsequently down another Ju-88. With no wings the airplane stabilised and I was able to bail out safely.
- I once rammed a FAB-5000. The Pe-8 was shot up in a head on run and dumped its load. I unfortunately tried to pass under the Pe-8 at the same time. It was head on. Took out the whole Pe-8 squadron and my FW-190.
- There was one guy (not me) who knocked off the Pe-8s rear 20mm in a ramming attack.

We should probably try to make a video of the crazy things (collage). Kind of like the old Torpedo vs. Me-323 video...

Btw. The craziest bug report that I ever saw submitted was someone who posted that, if you put a time delay on a bomb and then hit another airplane...

avimimus
09-05-2007, 08:31 PM
Hmmm.... Also making a ring of fire around the airplane, placing it on a train track and then sending three trains into it from different directions...

Skunk_438RCAF
09-05-2007, 09:10 PM
Tonight in a coop I ran out of ammo and then proceded to Taran attack the Il-4's I was chasing in my Me262.

In the attack I took out his wing, but I was expecting to have to bail out. After the attack I still had full control, even the throttle was responding. I then unlock the shift-F1 view I was in to recenter in the cockpit and there I see it. I'm missing my entire left hand nacelle. Anyway I was at 6000m, pissing fuel and eventually ran out of that too. I had an airfield about 10-15Km away from me. I decided to glide it out and try to reach base. And so I did, and in doing so I made the nicest landing I had ever done. No bounce, perfect flare and all. Man I was proud of myself. So I taxi off the runway with what little speed I have left and come to a complete stop...Then I get blown up by a bomber that had just been shot down from 7000m...the dang thing just crashed right on top of me!

Mercwolf2
09-06-2007, 08:13 AM
Flying on hyperlobby I was vulchered on the ground by a Spit who shot up my plane before I was even moving. I was pretty angered at this as there is a no vulching rule on the server. The person flew in front of my stationary plane and passed in my gunsight and I opened up on him with my cannons. His tailed was removed and he went crashing to the ground. What was even funnier was listening to him whine and cry afterwards considering he vulched and deserved what he got.

DuxCorvan
09-06-2007, 08:53 AM
I once shot down a Po-2. The crew bailed out. And the plane started to... fly backwards, steadily and level. I had to take myself out of its way. It went on and on flying backwards, then the fuel ran out and it landed perfectly and untouched in some plain grass.

And do you remember the helium zeroes? Sometimes you teared them apart, and the parts started to hover up to the sky, like antigravity, higher and higher...

The game physics engine does weird things sometimes.