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JG53_Valantine
05-31-2007, 10:26 PM
Don't you just hate it when you get in behind a nice juicy enemy fighter, open up on it and it explodes, damaging or destroying yourplane, wounding or killing the pilot?

I was RCAF server yesterday and had a nice tally going on, id get in the air, shoot down one and RTB. However the one time i get confident and attempt to go for number 2 before RTB i shoot him and get him leaking fuel, shoot him again to bring him down and BANG my engines instanly inoperable, pilot lightly wounded and me having to attempt to glide back to base! Over the course of the time i was on HL this happened to me about 6 times with varying degrees of severity only once did it bring me down!

Anyhow, i wanted to share that as it seems to be the bane of my flying the past few days!

K_Freddie
06-01-2007, 02:14 AM
I think the manual says.. wait for the a/c to full your sights before shooting - not your cpit http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
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Philipscdrw
06-01-2007, 05:45 AM
One of the flaws of the Mosquito was that its wing-root radiators were vulnerable to damage from bits of debris falling off the bomber the Mosquito would be shooting at... it's a realistic problem I think!

rnzoli
06-01-2007, 07:36 AM
I share your pain:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/740...401098804#7401098804 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/7401098804?r=7401098804#7401098804)

JG53_Valantine
06-01-2007, 11:12 AM
It happened again earlier on today! I think i may have to change my convergence distance back to the way ive been flying for years and not go for those "closer, closer" moments!

Dived in on a B17 from the side, shot it and its port engines and fuel cells went up, by the time i passed by its wing its bomb load must have gone off as it took down me, and two other bombers in it's formation with barely anything left of any of us at all!

Daiichidoku
06-01-2007, 11:23 AM
its only one example, of course, and does not dictate the nature of the universe, but in
"BLUE SKIES: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CANADIAN SPITFIRE PILOT IN WORLD WAR II." by bill olmstead, ISBN 7737-2159-2.CIP ,

he states that during an air battle over belgium or holland, he blasted a 109 from 80 yards distance

the 109 blew up instantly, he recalls, and that he was very concerned...the 109 pilots body parts were striking the leading edge of his wings!
the leadign edges were dented in and blunted, but the spit recieved no other damge, despite the 'splodin 109 at 80 yards, roughly equivalent to 80 meters

in game, one can get completely taken out by enemy ac 'splodin at 100-200m!

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Divine-Wind
06-01-2007, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by Daiichidoku:
the 109 blew up instantly, he recalls, and that he was very concerned...the 109 pilots body parts were striking the leading edge of his wings!
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K_Freddie
06-01-2007, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by Daiichidoku:
in game, one can get completely taken out by enemy ac 'splodin at 100-200m!
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Funny never had this problem until the a/c (fighter) is less than ~80m (settings at 100%)
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Daiichidoku
06-01-2007, 11:58 AM
while in north africa, he took an old mkV, stripped all the paint off that he could, polished it, removed the armour, canopy, and the 303s

he used this as his personal mount for months, and it proved to be faster than the stock mk IXs, and climbed better too!

Divine-Wind
06-01-2007, 12:07 PM
Canadians... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Daiichidoku
06-01-2007, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by Divine-Wind:
Canadians... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif


canadians.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/Daiichidoku/elisha-cuthbert.jpg


sorry for OT...but i think i can be excused for this one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Divine-Wind
06-01-2007, 12:33 PM
I stand corrected. Well, sit corrected.

Warrington_Wolf
06-01-2007, 01:58 PM
The Zero is a pain in the arse for doing that. I got wounded or killed more times than I can remember, because the Zeroes explode so easily. It is a good thing when you are at a safe(ish) distance but it is a bloody nightmare when you are practically scraping his tail with your prop.