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harold x
08-18-2005, 10:11 AM
what is a barrel. how is it performed and what is its importance.

harold x
08-18-2005, 10:11 AM
what is a barrel. how is it performed and what is its importance.

diomedes33
08-18-2005, 10:16 AM
Try airwarfare.com (http://www.airwarfare.com/tactics/tactics_bfm.htm). There's a description of a barrel roll there, also take a look at the high and low yo-yo's. I use these three maneuvers the most.

It is an excellent site that has IL-2/PF tutorials and covers a lot of BFM and ACM maneuvers.

F19_Ob
08-18-2005, 01:45 PM
A quick explanation:
A barrel roll is a roll while at the same time pulling the stick a bit.
From outside the maneuver has a corkskrewing motion.
It's usually used for defense when an enemy is close behind.
The purpose is to throw the enemy off aim and If the enemy behind is flying fast relative to u the barrel roll may cause him to overshoot (= fly past u) because the barrel roll can bring down your speed fast while the enemy may not be able to break hard enough to stay behind U. Thus u end up behind the enemy.
Note that this latter is an optimal senario but usually its a good way to throw an attacke off aim.
I often use this if I get bounced (= attacked by an unseen enemy).

well, a quickie. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif