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Esel1964
10-02-2006, 07:12 PM
Giving up hidden suprises that is.I was taking on a flight of B-24's in a 109 K-4,I took a few too many hits to the engine area,was limping back to base,engine gives out over lots of water,so I ditched.The nose immediately sank,leaving the rudder the only thing above water.
Just for kicks I bailed out(underwater) and sure enough,I popped up in my little raft,without a floating opened parachute canopy,just as it'd be IRL.Very cool!

Choctaw111
10-02-2006, 07:17 PM
I have seen this before also. I have always wondered how many other hidden surprises there are in this sim that you rarely see. I am sure that there are others as well.

heywooood
10-02-2006, 07:23 PM
once upon a time there was a thread that invited people to list all the ones they'd found...it was almost as long as my snake....what..My pet Boa, Reggie....filthy savages.

Oz_Canuck
10-02-2006, 07:31 PM
The AI have self preservation, too. My Hellcat wingman, with smoking engine, stayed with me until his engine failed then turned to a nearby island and did a nice deadstick belly landing on the beach. I stayed with him to radio his location, of course. Nice touch!

han freak solo
10-02-2006, 07:47 PM
Just two nights ago this happened and I was going to keep it to myself. Then YOOOOOOUUUUU started this thread Esel . . . .

I started a mission in a Me-262 campaign that's been sitting for a while. Did the usual, climbed to 4000 meters then just made out some IL-2s and LAGGs down around 750 meters. I flip over and dive.

I'm haulin' @ss by the time I come up on the IL-2s. I can't correct my aim to shoot because of control loss. I pull up to climb, but I pulled a bit too much and all of a sudden I get a "Bail out number 1". WTF? I ignored it.

I come out of the game's blackout condition in a uncontrolled loop. I finish the loop and can't nose down. I go to external view and I don't have any elevators. Stupid me.

To maintain altitude I have to roll inverted and back about every two seconds or so. The Me-262 is only climbing and won't descend at 80% power. So I keep that roll going all the way home to prevent looping constantly.

I get over home base, kill the engines and bail out at 3000 meters. While my player is drifting earthbound, the 262 keeps going. The best as I can tell, at the same altitude. My player finally hits the ground by the runway, and I get a double "cannons jammed" message on the screen.

That poor little 262 finally met its maker, probably porpoising all the way in its slow, slow descent.

Vanderstok
10-03-2006, 01:26 AM
What I like about this sim is that there is so much stuff to do and explore... by the time you have done all you can start all over again, because you forgot how it was like before: Yesterday, I made a mission flying an I-16 attached to the TB-3, attacking a bridge. It was so long ago the last time I did that, so the sensation felt all new...
And then all those little details; how you can see the radiator of the I-16 open and close; I pulled up to hard from a dive and lost one elevator. In any other sim you's probably have lost both elevators, but in IL2 you have that extra attention to detail that keeps you fascinated!

JamesBlonde888
10-03-2006, 01:35 AM
I popped a starboard aileron off of a La-5FN the other day. It actually made a popping sound too and not a regular bullet impact or damage sound. Very impressed. Just when you think you have seen it all this sim keeps delivering.

werla
10-03-2006, 06:01 AM
Hrmm, one day I was out flying, east of Moscow, when I spotted a German vehicle column.
I almost cutt the tretopps, heading towards ze Germans, and proceeded dump an entire load of hundreds of bomblets by the side of the column, not even harming a juicy fueltruck.

In shame I decided to jump and kill myself was the proper action next.

I pulled my Il-2 in a vertical climb (with Crazy Ivan screaming in my ear) and jumped.
When my chute popped, it ripped of the rear fuselage of my aircraft;
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/Homer70/Jump01.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/Homer70/Jump02.jpg

and then my gunner jumped;
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/Homer70/Jump03.jpg

appaerently the fueltank caught fire;
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/Homer70/Jump04.jpg

I am dead;
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/Homer70/Jump05.jpg

Don_Karnage
10-03-2006, 06:51 AM
lol! thaty parachute story complete with pictures made me spit coffee on my monitor

stathem
10-03-2006, 07:12 AM
Originally posted by Esel1964:
Giving up hidden suprises that is.I was taking on a flight of B-24's in a 109 K-4,I took a few too many hits to the engine area,was limping back to base,engine gives out over lots of water,so I ditched.The nose immediately sank,leaving the rudder the only thing above water.
Just for kicks I bailed out(underwater) and sure enough,I popped up in my little raft,without a floating opened parachute canopy,just as it'd be IRL.Very cool!

You mean you never tried to land on a carrier when PF first came out? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/griffnav/Gallery/HellDiverDitch.jpg

han freak solo
10-03-2006, 07:19 AM
Look at that preferential treatment.

Raft for the pilot, mae west for the gunner.

For shame! Fix it OLEG!!!!!!!!!1

marc_hawkins
10-03-2006, 09:40 AM
maybe they can take it in turns?

Only the other day there i was being impressed with the jettisonable rocket booster thingys on the Ar-234 when a thread on Sim HQ informed me that the gigant glider uses them right now for take-off too. Really must nose about the full mission builder more often really....

slappedsilly
10-03-2006, 09:48 AM
One of the little things I noticed in the sim is during the testing of dlls for the water options people posted complaining about artifacts in the wakes behind ships. After a new dll release I looked closely at a ships wake to see if it was still there only to see a wooden crate floating behind the ship for those who looked. Nice touch.

F6_Ace
10-03-2006, 12:19 PM
An opening parachute tore an Il-2 in half?

I'm not sure that fits into a 'this sim is good' type of thread http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
10-03-2006, 12:34 PM
Biggest bug-bear of mine, that titanium parachute modelling. Well, that and the firm's recent predeliction for unauthenticable jet planes that never saw service over twin piston-engined fighters from Somerset.

However, in keeping with the 'nice touches' vibe of the first post, I haven't seen those little guys running away from vehicle convoys lately - are they still there?

joeap
10-03-2006, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
Biggest bug-bear of mine, that titanium parachute modelling. Well, that and the firm's recent predeliction for unauthenticable jet planes that never saw service over twin piston-engined fighters from Somerset.

However, in keeping with the 'nice touches' vibe of the first post, I haven't seen those little guys running away from vehicle convoys lately - are they still there?

Oh yea, flying the IL-2 lately and yes the little dudes are still there.

Esel1964
10-03-2006, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
Look at that preferential treatment.

Raft for the pilot, mae west for the gunner.

For shame! Fix it OLEG!!!!!!!!!1

Hey,you're right,I never noticed that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Esel1964
10-03-2006, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by werla:
Hrmm, one day I was out flying, east of Moscow, when I spotted a German vehicle column.
I almost cutt the tretopps, heading towards ze Germans, and proceeded dump an entire load of hundreds of bomblets by the side of the column, not even harming a juicy fueltruck.

In shame I decided to jump and kill myself was the proper action next.

I pulled my Il-2 in a vertical climb (with Crazy Ivan screaming in my ear) and jumped.
When my chute popped, it ripped of the rear fuselage of my aircraft;

and then my gunner jumped;

appaerently the fueltank caught fire;

I am dead;


That's too funny. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Esel1964
10-03-2006, 07:07 PM
Originally posted by stathem:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Esel1964:
Giving up hidden suprises that is.I was taking on a flight of B-24's in a 109 K-4,I took a few too many hits to the engine area,was limping back to base,engine gives out over lots of water,so I ditched.The nose immediately sank,leaving the rudder the only thing above water.
Just for kicks I bailed out(underwater) and sure enough,I popped up in my little raft,without a floating opened parachute canopy,just as it'd be IRL.Very cool!

You mean you never tried to land on a carrier when PF first came out? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah,many times-over and over...
But I never tried getting out of a submerged plane,I always just hit esc in disgust. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif