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Zayets
08-16-2003, 08:01 AM
Went to bed last night at 3:00AM. Played the "new" FB till I weared out my rig. And one thing is for sure , ship AAA was not toned down at all. Took a mission I've had before and tested it.First of all , I was pleased that my torpedo bombers were not shot 25 miles away. That was good. Thank you Oleg for that.But!None of my 4 planes reached 2-3 miles range. Lowered them to almost 0 altitude , this time they got closer but still none of them launched , all of them being killed. So , that was about AI. Mind you , I was trying to sink only one ship , a Russian destroyer , that is. So , I took control of the flight , lost my mates while we were about 1-2 mile away from the target. I was jinking my plane like hell and when about to release the present , boooom! Million pieces. That was for every mission I've tried.
I don't think I have to give steps how to reproduce that.
Someone can try a German QMB over Crimea map , but this is harder , there are 4 ships , you'll die fast. Instead use FMB , put a destroyer and try to sink it.
So , my question , what a heck I'm doing wrong?


Zayets out

Zayets
08-16-2003, 08:01 AM
Went to bed last night at 3:00AM. Played the "new" FB till I weared out my rig. And one thing is for sure , ship AAA was not toned down at all. Took a mission I've had before and tested it.First of all , I was pleased that my torpedo bombers were not shot 25 miles away. That was good. Thank you Oleg for that.But!None of my 4 planes reached 2-3 miles range. Lowered them to almost 0 altitude , this time they got closer but still none of them launched , all of them being killed. So , that was about AI. Mind you , I was trying to sink only one ship , a Russian destroyer , that is. So , I took control of the flight , lost my mates while we were about 1-2 mile away from the target. I was jinking my plane like hell and when about to release the present , boooom! Million pieces. That was for every mission I've tried.
I don't think I have to give steps how to reproduce that.
Someone can try a German QMB over Crimea map , but this is harder , there are 4 ships , you'll die fast. Instead use FMB , put a destroyer and try to sink it.
So , my question , what a heck I'm doing wrong?


Zayets out

XyZspineZyX
08-16-2003, 08:45 AM
I tried the destroyer example and killed it with a FW190F8, and then again with a IL-2s.3 w/BRS-132.

In 1.0 the ship AAA was a steady stream directly to the target plane. Now the ship guns fire in a roughly +/- 3 degree cone. Its more accurate than it was in beta08, but still much less accurate than 1.0. Its probably still way more accurate than real life, but oh well.

So now you can mill around far away from the ship with impunity, but they will still hit you fine if you come very close.

So you have to stay far away, limit exposure to close range fire, and do small evasive moves as long as possible.

Heres a video (divx, 1.75mb). In this one I lofted a torpedo to stay farther away. Of course you'd never do that in real life, but it works great in FB.


<embed src="http://members.shaw.ca/fennec/torp.avi">

http://members.shaw.ca/fennec/torp.avi




Message Edited on 08/16/0301:49AM by StG77_Fennec

eskimo-FHmod
08-16-2003, 09:09 AM
nice 'lofting' skills http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-16-2003, 09:26 AM
Cool Video! The ship did not sink though?!?

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XyZspineZyX
08-16-2003, 11:21 AM
Destroyer needs 2 torpedo hits to sink.

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XyZspineZyX
08-16-2003, 06:15 PM
I find the ship AI a bit less savage. At least now I can get a few shots in before I'm fish food. A torpedo hit isn't that hard but I usually take it in the six (oh my!) on departure.

Mind you, unless you've got some wingies to devert the ships AAA attention, you are prime rib for every gun aboard. Put some fighters a thousand feet above you and have one or two AI buddies on the ship attack. Jink, sway, weave and bob, come in low and fast or a steep dive. You'll get 'em.

Besides, I'm sure most attacks on ships of that size in WWII were a multi-plane affair. Not fair for you if you're the only guy in the sky.

XyZspineZyX
08-16-2003, 06:21 PM
ship are easy to take out with fast fighters, like a P-40 wit 1000lbs bombs , sure you will get hits , butt you have to fly smart , come in high , dive , get airspeed 400+
make sure your bombs have dely, and drop em like 20-30 meters off the ship , break away, don't go high , stay low

you can easely take out most russion cruisers and battleships

the real though ones are the german coastal defense ships , you'l need many planes for these babies


also , i think its a shame ships don't burn , c'mon pppl , that would be so cool


cheers,

FC6

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