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civildog
03-28-2005, 08:23 PM
The Cobra gets no love http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif She is such a nice plane, has the cleanest lines and that big gun. All good pilots should play with the Snake as often as they can. It prevents cancer.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/civildog/hellsbelle.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/civildog/abndnallhope.jpg

If The Patch doesn't hurry up and get here I will be forced to start more of these threads. You have been warned...BWAH-HA-HA! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

civildog
03-28-2005, 08:23 PM
The Cobra gets no love http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif She is such a nice plane, has the cleanest lines and that big gun. All good pilots should play with the Snake as often as they can. It prevents cancer.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/civildog/hellsbelle.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/civildog/abndnallhope.jpg

If The Patch doesn't hurry up and get here I will be forced to start more of these threads. You have been warned...BWAH-HA-HA! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Bearcat99
03-28-2005, 09:59 PM
http://jupiter.walagata.com/w/bearcat/Oh_Baby-1.jpg

Sorry BC http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hristos
03-28-2005, 10:14 PM
hunting Cobras

http://free-kc.t-com.hr/nino/grab.jpg

p1ngu666
03-28-2005, 11:10 PM
unseen is the cobra low 6, ready to give our favourite luftbragger 37mm of pleasure in the behind http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Hristos
03-28-2005, 11:11 PM
Not a threat, check the Fw 190 speed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

SkyChimp
03-28-2005, 11:27 PM
The P-39 is a toy, and the Fw-190 is just another meal for the Mustang.

gombal40
03-28-2005, 11:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SkyChimp:
The P-39 is a toy, and the Fw-190 is just another meal for the Mustang. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey the chimp is back!!! that is good news

fherathras
03-29-2005, 12:04 AM
A lovely plane.
has alot more "feel" to it than the mustang.



http://www.itslearning.no/data/256/148/err.jpg

JG54_Arnie
03-29-2005, 12:23 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif



sorry guys, just got emotional, she's so beautiful. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif My favi when flying red. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

msalama
03-29-2005, 12:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>A lovely plane. has alot more "feel" to it than the mustang. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

YES.THAT.IS.TRUE. The Cobra is one baaaaaad muhfuh when you learn to handle her right (still a student of that meself but, mindya).

No but, there's like 2 planes I fly @ the moment, them being the IL-2 ser. 3 single-seater & the P-39N-1. Both plain out rock - you just _CAN'T_ ignore that firepower http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

PlaneEater
03-29-2005, 02:17 AM
Ok, I have to ask because it's bugging me.

WtF is that Cobra at the top doing wearing Operation Musketeer stripes?

JG54_Arnie
03-29-2005, 02:27 AM
No pretty skins, but a showcase of its firepower. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

http://home.student.utwente.nl/a.j.vansteenwijk/IL2/P-39/P-39%20vs%20FW.jpg
http://home.student.utwente.nl/a.j.vansteenwijk/IL2/P-39/P-39%20vs%20FW2.jpg
http://home.student.utwente.nl/a.j.vansteenwijk/IL2/P-39/P-39%20vs%20FW3.jpg
http://home.student.utwente.nl/a.j.vansteenwijk/IL2/P-39/P-39%20vs%20FW3a.jpg
http://home.student.utwente.nl/a.j.vansteenwijk/IL2/P-39/P-39%20vs%20FW4.jpg

Hristos came too late. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Hristos
03-29-2005, 02:28 AM
Not related to operation Musketeer, it is just a plane called Cobra dressed as a hornet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Aztek_Eagle
03-29-2005, 02:33 AM
il2 is the plane that had more effect on the war, not the mustang http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

MrMoonlight
03-29-2005, 04:21 AM
Agreed. I love the Airacobra. It's one of my favorite planes to fly in the sim. Once you get used to the quirks, it's a pretty deadly plane.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Harvest_Moon/Pac_Fighters/pf_67_FS.jpg

PBNA-Boosher
03-29-2005, 04:44 AM
THis plane was my first love in the Original IL2, but alas, she has fallen away. I now fly Yaks, P-40's, P-38's, and P-51's. However, just because I like other planes doesn't mean I like the Cobra any less.

Will edit with my Cobra screenie soon

BinaryFalcon
03-29-2005, 06:58 AM
Still my favorite and "go to" airplane when I really want to have fun.

Although sadly, I've not been able to play much at all in the last 4 months or so, so I'm quite rusty with it at this point. Last time I tried a week or so ago it took most of my ammo to take down a Zero in a Q1. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

But I've always done best with the 'Cobra. It is a bit touchy, but once you really get the hang of it it's one of the most deadly planes in the game, IMO. It doesn't really excel at any one thing, but it does most everything respectably well (except high altitude work), and is quite tough for a plane of its size, IMO.

Plus, it's got the cannon.

37mm love, baby! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

73GIAP_Milan
03-29-2005, 07:10 AM
I'm very very glad i took the time to learn how to fly the Cobra, by now i can drive it quite well, still i can use a few pointers
and i can't aim well with the cannon, only up extremely close http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

still i enjoy flying it and almost never spin out anymore, even in hairy dogfights..-- EVEN IN THE OLD IL2 STURMOVIK!! --

i just think this great plane is highly underrated, it has a nasty bite and it can be a real cobra to handle, still it's an awesome plane to fly once you've learned to fly it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Capt._Tenneal
03-29-2005, 07:51 AM
Does this include love for it's younger brother, the Rex too ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BinaryFalcon
03-29-2005, 08:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>i can't aim well with the cannon, only up extremely close <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Best advice I can give is to set a specific convergence for the cannon and then learn what that's like, and then never change it.

I think I have mine set to about 250m, which gives it a certain, but not extreme loft to the shells.

When I'm at my best I can be stupidly accurate with it. I think my most notable long distance kill with the cannon was a head on pass against a 109. He decided he wanted to do a straight run at me from way far out (a couple of km), so I aimed above him as much as I figured I needed and fired a single shot from the cannon at 1.2km out.

Instant PK. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

He didn't try that again.

It is possible to be accurate at long range with it, but you almost have to think of it as an indirect fire weapon rather than a direct fire gun. I've found that overall, aiming it has more in common with aiming rockets than it does your machineguns.

But the main thing is to settle on a convergence setting for it and then practice. Once you get a good feel for how much it drops you can place your shots very effectively.

Endrju
03-29-2005, 09:50 AM
CivilDog, you sentenced the pilot to death or GULAG after landing. English words on the fuselage of a soviet aircraft is enough "evidence" that the pilot is American or British spy!

crazyivan1970
03-29-2005, 10:22 AM
Are you guys bored? Can you keep image size down if it`s not too hard to do.

JG54_Arnie
03-29-2005, 10:31 AM
Size as in resolution or size as in "size"? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Will try. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

crazyivan1970
03-29-2005, 10:37 AM
hehe, thanks

VW-IceFire
03-29-2005, 11:00 AM
Apparently spring time makes people go all nutty!

Capt._Tenneal
03-29-2005, 12:56 PM
Man, all these churches sprouting up with their missionaries trying to convert me -- the Church of the Cobra, the Pony, now the Spit ? What's a believer to do ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

73GIAP_Milan
03-29-2005, 01:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BinaryFalcon:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>i can't aim well with the cannon, only up extremely close <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Best advice I can give is to set a specific convergence for the cannon and then learn what that's like, and then never change it.

I think I have mine set to about 250m, which gives it a certain, but not extreme loft to the shells.

When I'm at my best I can be stupidly accurate with it. I think my most notable long distance kill with the cannon was a head on pass against a 109. He decided he wanted to do a straight run at me from way far out (a couple of km), so I aimed above him as much as I figured I needed and fired a single shot from the cannon at 1.2km out.

Instant PK. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

He didn't try that again.

It is possible to be accurate at long range with it, but you almost have to think of it as an indirect fire weapon rather than a direct fire gun. I've found that overall, aiming it has more in common with aiming rockets than it does your machineguns.

But the main thing is to settle on a convergence setting for it and then practice. Once you get a good feel for how much it drops you can place your shots very effectively. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Got my MG's set to 250M and the Cannon to 100, as following the advice from someone in this community - forgot who though, i'm sorry..
I always seem to apply too much or too less lead on all guns, sometimes i smoke someone instantly but mostly i need to really stay and hang with someone to do damage..
so it's really my gunnery i suck at..

But i can improve that...

Would love to see some flying tips from the pro's like Civildog seems to be http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Stuff like flapusage during turns, and strengths weaknesses vs other craft..

Anyway, the Cobra is one of my favoured rides http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

adadaead
03-29-2005, 01:19 PM
This arguments are pointless. Man mustang is way overrated. Its a shame all those other great (better) planes get overshadowed by Americanist's-our staff is bets in the world.

BSS_Goat
03-29-2005, 01:34 PM
I agree..... I think .....no I dont.....WTF did he say?

civildog
03-29-2005, 01:40 PM
I didn't even realise we were arguing about anything - I thought we were in perfect agreement.

SpartanHoplite
03-29-2005, 05:17 PM
It IS all about the Kobra, baby.

SH

civildog
03-29-2005, 08:16 PM
Our Cobras aren't marked as the British planes were in Operation Mouseketeer...and they aren't kitted out to look like Hornets, either.

Those are the colors of the 58th AVG "WannaBees" and the most noble bee on the tail ought to tell you that. The bright stripes are to aid target identification in a knifefight so we don't singe our wingie's tailfeathers.

See, and this (to Endrju) also explains the english lettering on the noses. The WannaBees came from a group of cargo plane pilots who flew the first leg of the Alaskan-Siberian Land-Air Bridge to supply the Soviets with Lend-Lease material.

Fired up by mama's borscht, non-tariffed Russian vodka, and boozy nights listening to weepy gypsy music and trying to dance the kopak, these guys decided to try out for fighter duty. Unfortunately they wear glasses, get airsick during BCM, or have other issues which prevent them from playing reindeer games with the "real" propjockeys. So they decide to take a cue from the Flying Tigers and put together a propposal to form a volunteer group to fight for Mother Russia.

The other pilots called them "wanna-be's" in a derisive sort o' way so our plucky heroes took that term as one of honor for themselves.

The Soviets made them welcome, first giving them I-16's to fight with, then an assortment of Yaks and MiG's until the first Cobras started to appear.

The Cobras had the red stars on them, and they looked snappy! The Bee was slapped on the tails and the recognition stripes on the wings. The true WannaBees were born!

Eventually the WannaBees left, but their Bee remained. While it's true that the Bee appeared on the Skyraiders of VA-176 (a mere case of insignia convergent evolution), but lesser known is the MiG-29A agressor squadron far in the northern wastes of Russia that wears the same Bee on it's planes as it trains the PVO Strany to spank the enemies of Mother Russia in the future.

They are the true descendants of those brave, if myopic, volunteer pilots from the steel belt of the American Heartland. They, too flew where the angels fear to fly.