PDA

View Full Version : Game never ceases to amaze me!



MadRuski
10-11-2006, 08:16 AM
well here we go, i am flying a 1938 Hurricane, it is mine and my wingmans job to shoot down a He-11 recon that is flying at 5000m, anyway as we are pounding him with bullets, my wingman gets struck and he goes down to a firey death, and here i am, with small amount of ammo and a Heinkell that is in good shape, so i take a few bursts into his engines and manage to get one lightly somking but run out of ammo, he is still flying straight and gains altitude, so instead of returning to base and getting a MISSION FAILED..i decide to down him the only way i could, i tried to clip his wing with the top of my Rudder at a fast enough speed so his gunners wouldnt get me, so after 3 atempts and some impressive acrobatics, i finally manage to clip his wing with my rudder, and watch him go down spinning as my plane is still intact, so i really carefully fly back to base and manage to pull off a beter landing than i would ushally do with a fully intact rudder (lol) after i landed i got so excited that after half a year of playing, i finaly felt more profesional by doing that manyouver, made me jump back into the cockpit again to fly the next mission.

that is why i love this game, so much new stuff can be done over and over and it really gives you the image of realism.

meimes1948
10-11-2006, 08:36 AM
Ruski

What a nice flag, maybe a very good sugestion!!
About the mission, well, this is the game! THE GAME!!

Walter http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JG52Uther
10-11-2006, 08:55 AM
I had an ai wingman say 'out of ammo,returning to base' a couple of days ago.Never heard that one before.

Chuck_Older
10-11-2006, 10:08 AM
I had a wingman who said "Roger, I've got you covered" once, and he wasn't lying for a change

Pollack2006
10-11-2006, 10:16 AM
I had an A.I. pilot tell me he was going to "Fire off my complete ammo load at a point in space 6 inches away from the enemy's tail" and stone the crows if he wasn't true to his word.

MadRuski
10-11-2006, 03:31 PM
lol well i was sorta expecting a differnt type of reaction but ok http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

MadRuski
10-11-2006, 04:01 PM
so was there any this kind of determination when WWII pilots faced bombers and ran out of ammmo, was this kind of stuff atempted by a mojority of pilots?

mandrill7
10-11-2006, 04:09 PM
Originally posted by MadRuski:
so was there any this kind of determination when WWII pilots faced bombers and ran out of ammmo, was this kind of stuff atempted by a mojority of pilots?

Russians would try it, especially in the desperate days of 41-42.

LEXX_Luthor
10-11-2006, 04:29 PM
And 1943.

Bf-109 pilot told a story of his unit covering Fw-189 artillery spotter plane over the Kuban in the spring of 1943. Soviet Spitfires climbed to intercept the Fw, but the Bf's engaged and the Spits ran out of ammo. One Spit dived and rammed the Fw, and as the Bf pilot told it, the Fw shattered into a million pieces. The point of course is that the Fw was giving accurate info to German Army artillery and was hurting Soviet troops pretty bad. I think the Spit pilot died along with the Fw crew.

Crimea_River
10-11-2006, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by MadRuski:
so was there any this kind of determination when WWII pilots faced bombers and ran out of ammmo, was this kind of stuff atempted by a mojority of pilots?

http://imansolas.freeservers.com/Angelos/Elbe_english.html

Bearcat99
10-11-2006, 10:10 PM
I was actually tailing a 109 once and and tore up his rudder with my prop..... and it was just enough to NOT hose my engine.. I havent been able to do that again without porking my engine.

Snodrvr
10-11-2006, 11:00 PM
I was flying a P-38 online once, Had a KI-43 come at me in a head-on pass. I fired at him, he fired at me, I hit him, but it didn't look too serious. As we closed, he began to break low, but kept firing, At point blank range he must have got a round into my number one engine, because it stopped dead.

I put the nose down and ran, expecting him to be on my tail, but after 30 seconds of waiting, I got the "Enemy Aircraft Destroyed" message. I knew I hadn't hit him that bad, so I couldn't wait to land so I could leave and check the track file to see what had happened from outside the plane.

Watching the track file I was shocked to see that he had broke away too late, and had brought his wing right up and into my engine. Funny thing was, I didn't even know I'd been rammed. The plane didn't shudder or shake, and there was no visible damage to the prop or engine. Meanwhile he was spinning helplessly into the drink.

The longer I play, the more and more stories I get of some of the more interesting things that happen.

ytareh
01-21-2007, 06:42 AM
OMG!!!!!!I cant believe the 38 Hurri is flyable .......How did I not notice that after all these years ...or have I just forgotten it in the last few months due to addiction to those 12 guns in the IIB....Anyway Youve made my day!!!!(I was posting recently asking for it to be made flyable....duuh!

major_setback
01-21-2007, 06:46 AM
The trees swaying in the breeze at higher graphics settings.

Klemm.co
01-21-2007, 07:25 AM
Originally posted by ytareh:
OMG!!!!!!I cant believe the 38 Hurri is flyable .......How did I not notice that after all these years ...or have I just forgotten it in the last few months due to addiction to those 12 guns in the IIB....Anyway Youve made my day!!!!(I was posting recently asking for it to be made flyable....duuh!
And I told you that it is, down there where all the Axis Aircraft are, not where the other Hurricane II's are.
But well... sometimes even i miss some posts.
And the forum crashed shortly after posted this.
At least now you know that there is a Hurri MK I.

SeaFireLIV
01-21-2007, 07:34 AM
This is another `old` one, isn`t it?

MadRuski
01-21-2007, 07:54 AM
yes, yes it definatly is

M2morris
01-21-2007, 08:27 AM
Personally I am always doing that sort of thing too in this game, if I run out of ammo I always still consider the plane as a weapon made of alot of fast moving metal that can cause some damage to other AC. I have chopped off tails and wings and went in for dead-stick landings afterward or bailed out, or died. Once in a great while I even make it back to the carrier in one piece, but I am no kamikazi type. As of yesterday I am now a flight sim geek changed for life, because I have now entered the new world of IL2 1946, and it is awsome. Just loaded it up, I spent an hour chasing 2 of those Lerches around trying to shoot em down, no luck. I did by some miracle get 2 ME262 V tail jets with an F4U-1C, and then I took on my usual 4 KI 84s or 61s AI aces thinking I would win like usual, but I got wupt 5 times in a row. So I reduced enemy to 2 and I finally won and went back to the carrier for my 1st 1946 landing feeling cocky, I took off the right wing and crashed into the sea. It took some getting used to, my hot-shot feeling was put on hold for a while as I re-learned things, But I can land on carriers again. I like the new realism of the F4U, little things I noticed like when the chocks are toggled there is no jerking, the scenery looks better, oh ya and they fixed that wierd gear-down indicator in the F4U, the whole thing just looks cool. oh well, anyway good flying; nice job on that enemy recon plane, and the landing too. Any landing you can walk away from... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

HerrGraf
01-21-2007, 05:40 PM
Tryed a couple of single missions just to compare 1946 from the earlier versions. Noticed that you are getting air starts instead of starting on the tarmack.
Most interesting. Things seem to fly a little smoother than before and the scenery looks better to me.

Monty_Thrud
01-21-2007, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by ytareh:
OMG!!!!!!I cant believe the 38 Hurri is flyable .......How did I not notice that after all these years ...or have I just forgotten it in the last few months due to addiction to those 12 guns in the IIB....Anyway Youve made my day!!!!(I was posting recently asking for it to be made flyable....duuh!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

jensenpark
01-21-2007, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by major_setback:
The trees swaying in the breeze at higher graphics settings.

BlairGowrie swaying in the breeze at higher alcohol settings...

Bearcat99
01-21-2007, 09:54 PM
Originally posted by MadRuski:
well here we go, i am flying a 1938 Hurricane, it is mine and my wingmans job to shoot down a He-11 recon that is flying at 5000m, anyway as we are pounding him with bullets, my wingman gets struck and he goes down to a firey death, and here i am, with small amount of ammo and a Heinkell that is in good shape, so i take a few bursts into his engines and manage to get one lightly somking but run out of ammo, he is still flying straight and gains altitude, so instead of returning to base and getting a MISSION FAILED..i decide to down him the only way i could, i tried to clip his wing with the top of my Rudder at a fast enough speed so his gunners wouldnt get me, so after 3 atempts and some impressive acrobatics, i finally manage to clip his wing with my rudder, and watch him go down spinning as my plane is still intact, so i really carefully fly back to base and manage to pull off a beter landing than i would ushally do with a fully intact rudder (lol) after i landed i got so excited that after half a year of playing, i finaly felt more profesional by doing that manyouver, made me jump back into the cockpit again to fly the next mission.

that is why i love this game, so much new stuff can be done over and over and it really gives you the image of realism.

Ill never forget the firs6t and only time i shredded a 109s rudder with my prop..... and made it back to base. Everytime I have tried that since I cant get it right..I either crash into him or I kill my engine.