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JunkoIfurita
02-01-2005, 09:07 PM
I was just popping up underneath a flight of Stukas in my Yak - I bounce up behind #4 and let a burst into his cowling, flaming out the engine.

He releases his bombs - and what the h3ll, the d@mn 250kg hits me straight in the nose and I'm nothing but fragments falling all over the Russian countryside.

Mid air bomb/aircraft collisions? The design of this game never ceases to amaze me.

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JunkoIfurita
02-01-2005, 09:07 PM
I was just popping up underneath a flight of Stukas in my Yak - I bounce up behind #4 and let a burst into his cowling, flaming out the engine.

He releases his bombs - and what the h3ll, the d@mn 250kg hits me straight in the nose and I'm nothing but fragments falling all over the Russian countryside.

Mid air bomb/aircraft collisions? The design of this game never ceases to amaze me.

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LEXX_Luthor
02-01-2005, 09:25 PM
Old Timer Noob here, but early on, when I was still a Newbie, one of the most surprising things I saw was AI Stuka with blown off left landing gear land. As the airspeed dropped the left wing dropped then dragged the ground making the Stuka spin to a stop in about 360 degrees. That was nifty.

JunkoIfurita
02-01-2005, 09:33 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif That is nifty!

Actually, I had a similar experience myself while landing a Rufe floatplane in PF- I'd lost both the left and middle floats to enemy fire, and I was pretty sure that I was a dead man because early IJN pilots had no parachutes. I came down shallow and slow, and to my extreme surprise I was (with careful compensation) able to land the thing on the right float and bounce along the water level until I was slow enough to sink the other wing and bail - close enough to the harbour to swim home for breakfast.

EnGaurde
02-01-2005, 09:33 PM
i used to play with the time slow feature, which i then became addicted to and consequently had my ar$e handed to me on a plate when i began playing online. I have since turned it off. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

i recall one of the early wildcat single player careers with the marines using the replacement campaign generator...

i was head on and slightly below with a few zeros, closing rapidly, i let fly with the four fifties, walking the rudder slightly to spray over the tight knit group of japper neez planes as they approached.

i was midly surprised to see that although i saw flashes of hits on all three none smoked or even deviated from their course.

I decided to run for home as i was sure they were turning to burn me... after i landed and quit the mission i viewed the track.

all three within seconds of the original attack lost their engines. Every one. No flame, no smoke, just stopped.

had i continued the game no doubt i would have had three kills.

i wonder at the intricacy of the dmg models that distinguish between smoked, flamed and just plain dead engines.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JunkoIfurita
02-01-2005, 11:04 PM
:-D Please tell me you have the track for that one, that would be something to see!

I wonder what the game modelled as damaged - maybe you shot their propellors to pieces and they had to cut the engines to keep the overrevs from blowing them up. :-P j/k, I think.

F4U_Flyer
02-01-2005, 11:32 PM
Its too bad you cant enable arcade for tracks , then you could see where your hits landed!

I had a head on with a zero and sprayed him and he blew up , i closed my eyes as i flew through the mess , when i opened my eyes i was through with not a scratch. This was before i knew about tracks , wish i had that one !

JunkoIfurita
02-01-2005, 11:40 PM
Heh heh, you were lucky. In the early days of FB when fragmentary damage wasn't modelled, you used to be able to get right up on their @sses with a Yak 1B and shatter them with rockets, flying through the fireball.

I had a hell of a shock when I tried that after the patch that added the modelling, and a piece of 109 fuselage sawed through my left wing. Took me a while to work up the guts to try rockets again.

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JunkoIfurita
02-01-2005, 11:42 PM
BTW Am I missing something here? Can you enable an arcade function that shows you where your hits land????

I've worked my way up to full real these days, but I'd like to try that to see just how bad my aim is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

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F4U_Flyer
02-01-2005, 11:47 PM
"BTW Am I missing something here? Can you enable an arcade function that shows you where your hits land????"

yes its in the config , you will find a setting that says arcade 0 . Change it to arcade1 and it gives arrows where your hits land . It only lasts a couple seconds so pause and get a good look !

Old_Canuck
02-02-2005, 01:39 AM
Good to see people enjoying this game for what it is: FUN http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I once had a track of a Fisler Storch that had spiraled down to the ice after the crew bailed out. The approach was perfect and it kept going in circles on the ice for the longest time. Probably would have eventually run out of gas if I hadn't killed the game first.

HotelBushranger
02-02-2005, 02:31 AM
LOL I just played a few Il2 Orginal QMB, lol first time I zoom past a coupla Ju 88's, the second does me a favour and kills me first burts. This is average setting http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

So, next mission I do HIM a favour and I kill him, I would assume the plane kept flying, but the gunners didn't bail. No matter. Flew an La-5 against some 323's, they just dont go down do they!? Far out!

Now just then, Im in a La-5 against a coupla Li-2's. I pass, then come around and plaster the second, then the first and blow an engine off. I did zoom hhiiiggh up, and stall turn back to him. Now seeing he's engineless, hes losing altitude, so by the time I ready to shoot, im going 600ms STRAIGHT DOWN at the bloke. I missed with the cannons, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif and now I see myself zooming towards this bloke, so I close my eyes and expect to hear a big boom. As a matter of fact, all I heard with a slight sorta ripping sound...sorta like canvas ripping http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I open my eyes, and im flying perfectly, nothing wrong, so I control F2 to him, and hes without a full right wing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

With moments like these, who wants to complain? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

gmot_ka
02-02-2005, 03:11 AM
Nice stories!

There is my best story:

I was flying the BoB campaign. We (4 Hurricans) had to attac a pulk (is it english?hope so) of He111. I shot one out of the formation and was after him for a second shot. I got close, very close. Suddenly the $@&@! rear gunner shot my elevator. I could just turn to the right and hope not to crash with him. A second later I was still flying and the He111 was going down!

I saved the track and could see that I hit a wing of the He111 with my radiator! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Still have the track.

HotelBushranger
02-02-2005, 03:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I was flying the BoB campaign. We (4 Hurricans) had to attac a pulk (is it english?hope so) of He111. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Perhaps you mean bulk?

Nice story anyways http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

gmot_ka
02-02-2005, 03:49 AM
bulk, hmmmm...... yea... sounds gut (or was it good?) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Freycinet
02-02-2005, 08:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I was flying the BoB campaign. We (4 Hurricans) had to attac a pulk (is it english?hope so) of He111. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Perhaps you mean bulk?

Nice story anyways http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pulk is German for a group of planes... - In english it would be flight or group or gaggle or something like that...

Ijnpilot
02-02-2005, 10:25 AM
Stories like these are great.

A couple of times I was flying a Ki-61 in the QMB on the Okinawa and initiated a head on attack against a hellcat, and pulled up at the last second only to have the engine damage indicator come on. The prop stopped spinning (didn't come off, maybe that can be modeled in a future sim), but much to my joy my wingmates reported "He's going to hell!". I destroyed the Hellcat with my prop. I had enough altitude (~2000m) and airspeed to actually glide down and land safely back to base.

Now I don't know how realistic it was (I do have all the realism settings for the flight model on), but it was interesting to glide a plane down without taking a dip in the drink.

Capt._Tenneal
02-02-2005, 11:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Freycinet:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I was flying the BoB campaign. We (4 Hurricans) had to attac a pulk (is it english?hope so) of He111. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Perhaps you mean bulk?

Nice story anyways http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pulk is German for a group of planes... - In english it would be flight or group or gaggle or something like that... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You're right. IIRC, the Me-110's had an air mortar called the ' Pulk ' destroyer (loosely translated) meaning to detroy a gaggle or herd of B-17s.

Waldo.Pepper
02-02-2005, 11:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ijnpilot:
Stories like these are great.

A couple of times I was flying a Ki-61 in the QMB on the Okinawa and initiated a head on attack against a hellcat, and pulled up at the last second only to have the engine damage indicator come on. The prop stopped spinning (didn't come off, maybe that can be modeled in a future sim), but much to my joy my wingmates reported "He's going to hell!". I destroyed the Hellcat with my prop. I had enough altitude (~2000m) and airspeed to actually glide down and land safely back to base.

Now I don't know how realistic it was (I do have all the realism settings for the flight model on), but it was interesting to glide a plane down without taking a dip in the drink. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Perfectly realistic in my opinion. If you search for it you can find the story of a Ki-61 Pilot who brought down a B-29 exactly like this. (even to the inclusion of his Tony retaining the prop).

SeaFireLIV
02-02-2005, 01:08 PM
One of the beauties of IL2/PF is the fact that anything could happen in a dogfight. There are so many, but I had one instance where I shot up a 109 in my I16. The 109 swerved to left and down on fire - my I16 flew close over the top. There was a sudden BOOM as the 109 exploded. I felt and saw the I16 shake, her engine spluttered, coughed and died and I was left to glide down to earth...

Classic.

cwojackson
02-02-2005, 01:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ijnpilot:
Stories like these are great.

A couple of times I was flying a Ki-61 in the QMB on the Okinawa and initiated a head on attack against a hellcat, and pulled up at the last second only to have the engine damage indicator come on. The prop stopped spinning (didn't come off, maybe that can be modeled in a future sim), but much to my joy my wingmates reported "He's going to hell!". I destroyed the Hellcat with my prop. I had enough altitude (~2000m) and airspeed to actually glide down and land safely back to base.

Now I don't know how realistic it was (I do have all the realism settings for the flight model on), but it was interesting to glide a plane down without taking a dip in the drink. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Perfectly realistic in my opinion. If you search for it you can find the story of a Ki-61 Pilot who brought down a B-29 exactly like this. (even to the inclusion of his Tony retaining the prop). <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I see a Mod voted "No" on your petition thread. A shame but thanks for trying.

Zarathael
02-02-2005, 02:40 PM
I think my favorite was when I was shot down, and then started just looking around with externals, and found a flight of 88's. I zoomed in on them and they were all armed with 4 of the big blue external bombs, (don't remember the exact designation for those). I then noticed that one of them had german graphitti scribbled on it, the common practice of all ordinance men during war, the world over. I then started looking at the other bombers, and noticed that there were a few others with the graphitti as well, but with different messages....

that's when I became the die hard fan of the series that I am today.

Capt._Tenneal
02-02-2005, 02:47 PM
It's about time the new fans of the PF merged version are introduced to the famous TB-3 pencil ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif They'll get a kick out of that one !

JunkoIfurita
02-02-2005, 04:22 PM
Great posts guys, we oughta keep this one going to see if we can rival the screenshots thread. And its got to be refreshing to be seeing something other than complaint threads.

Why I love the Hurri MkIIc, and its big mutha cannons: In a Tobruk 'sands of time' campaign (one of Lowengrin's), I was flying wingman to my mate against a gaggle of 109 Gs. He flies over slow as they dive head on to me, I start pulling the trigger when one of the G2s 108 pods saws off my wing. As I start spinning over, my mate yells out 'holy ****' - the spiral of cannon fire from my right wing has taken down the two lead 109s in a head on pass. It never felt better to be floating down on a chute.

I love the way these things happen, but its a pity all my best moments are absolute flukes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

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JG54_Arnie
02-02-2005, 04:37 PM
Nice stuff!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I remember one kill in a 109 campaign where I BnZ'ed an I-16. As I came up from behind at a shallow angle I pumped a few 20 mm rounds in his engine and it burst into flames. As my speed was quite high I flew right over him and right at that time when I was just above him I heard the explosion. I swear I could feel the shockwave in my chair. My cockpit moved as if hit by a shockwave, up and down in a very quick motion. I heard something strike my plane, sad thoughts crossed my mind, I thought I was done with, but to my surprise my plane was fine except for a tiny hole in my left wing. Man, that was the best kick I got in this game so far. beautiful! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

JunkoIfurita
02-02-2005, 04:43 PM
Not something I've tried personally, but I reckon this'd be a great kick.

Get a bunch of players together on a co-op server, 10 or so fighters and one flying a Mistel. Get everyone circling at about 1000m (3000 ft?) over the target area, then record (from a static camera) what happens to everyone when the mushroom cloud goes off.

Could have some pretty wild results http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

carguy_
02-02-2005, 06:15 PM
PFFFT you think if the Heinz Knoke routine wasn`t possible I`d still buy this game?!

gerhardius
02-02-2005, 06:25 PM
Great stories. I had some fun with 16 TB-3s once and best part was watching the myriad ways they met their end. Two spring to mind:

-one TB-3 with 2 engines out slowly descending to the ground, bouncing over hill tops, rolling on the ground, bouncing and on and on. The crew stayed with her and eventually bounced into a forest and blew up.

-the 2nd plane made the runway S of Smolensk (I think it was) and the crew bailed out on the runway. The plane then taxied down the runway and proceeded to drive along the ground bouncing and falling back to earth. It didn't last as long as the aforementioned TB-3 but it was hilarious in its own right.

I've been using the Java Guncam utility lately and I find some nice shots there too. I caught an Oscar at the top of a loop and let him have it. The guncam had three frames of the Oscar getting hit, the fourth and fifth frames show an explosion, and the sixth frame on shows my windscreen covered in oil due to damage from the exploding Oscar. Question: does anybody know if an open canopy is taken into account or if the bullet proof windscreen is still factored in regardless of canopy position?

EnGaurde
02-02-2005, 07:07 PM
i tried a few aggressive maneouvers in the fw190 a6 to try and brush up on my skillz in this difficult but potentially great aeroplane.

i tried a stall and spin recovery at 3000 metres.

slow stall, preictable spin, not fast just rotating nicely slightly nose down.

i thought id hold it for a while....

bad idea. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

elevato down, aileron neutral, opposite rudder, power full.... nothing.

the nose lifted, i paused, switched to an outside view and the aircraft was perfectly flat and spinning.

this spin was ferocious.... flat, rotating faster and faster gradually, but the altitude ticking down was the most surprising factor.

i tried everytihng, no joy, this spinning fw just wanted to die and take my little virtual self with it.

in the end it ran out of sky and slammed into the ground, at the same attitude it had adopted at about 2000 meters. Nothing i did after that even made a scratch on what the plane wanted to do.

JunkoIfurita
02-02-2005, 11:02 PM
The day I figure out to fly a FW properly is the day I give up flying 109s :-P

I think I can help you on the spin problem, though - the direction of the spin affects the method you use to get out of it. Think about the propellor - it creates an awesome amount of torque in one direction. So if you're in a spin opposite to the direction of the prop, power up full, opposite rudder and flaps if need be, anything to get that speed back up above 160. If you're spinning in the direction of the prop, power off to ZERO, opposite rudder and flaps if need be.

I was pretty relieved when I figured that one out, I used to drop I16s into spins all the time, and would just flat spind until my tailbone carved a hole in the dirt.

Dragon66
02-03-2005, 12:07 AM
Great stories all!

I was reading this thread and thinking of a good story to add to the pack. I couldn't think of anything off-hand untill I got to the story of the FW-190 flat spin. That was when I remembered what happened to me one day while flying an FW.

I was flying a campaign mission where my flight was sent out to destroy some incomming IL2's. This was not long after I had started to learn to fly the FW and I was still a bit leery of the stall/spin characteristics of the 190. I had sighted the group of IL2's and started to vector in on them when I was suprised to find myself under attack by their escort squadron.
I managed to do some crafty jinking and was able to reverse onto the secondary element of the escorts and got two lucky kills right away.
As soon as I broke off of the second bogey the air next to my plane began to fill with tracers and I got completely spooked. I nearly cr@pped myself it startled me so bad. LOL! I must have given the stick a little too much because I did what I swear was a snap roll and immediately started to spin. I remember thinking I was done and contemplated bailing out, but right then I heard the woosh of an engine screaming by and decided to let loose a volley of cannon rounds just for the heck of it. In a total fluke I managed to score a impossible kill, while in the middle of a spin! Holy cr@p, I must have watched the track of that flight ten times in a row, from every possible angle after that. I must have spent a good hour just going over the replay.

I'm going to look for that track right now and see if I can't upload it somewhere for you guys. I'll let you know soon if I can.

Good Hunting.

Dragon66 out.

LEXX_Luthor
02-03-2005, 12:16 AM
Yes, that track would be great addition to the Archives somewhere...um ....we do have an Archive, don't we? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

JunkoIfurita
02-03-2005, 01:59 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.giflol yah we do have an archive actually, although I'm not exactly sure how you get a track posted there. [Edit:]Actually you send it to Extreme_One, who handles the community sections of the Pacific Fighters frontpage. pfsubmissions@ubisoft.co.uk

I'd like to see that one up there, that's niftier than my Hurri spin out (and I wish I'd saved that track!)

Ok, here's my latest total fluke. Flying a Beaufighter in New Guinea, we were (surprise surprise) jumped by a couple of flights of Zeros. For some daft reason I dump ordinance and try and dogfight them. I cop a few rounds to the wings, nothing too serious, and then end up in a head on with nowhere to run too.

Ok, I'm thinking, I've got good range and some heavy cannons, I can take him. But I drift to the left, and at the last second over compensate with the rudder. The whole aircraft shakes violently, and when I look out over my left wing, the whole engine is missing, ripped from its mountings. My wing is in perfect nick, and the Zero is fragments fluttering through the air. Either the Beaufighter is hardier than I thought or I was luckier than a snowball who finds hell's only freezer.

I got home too, I wonder what the ground crew thought about the Japanese canvas tangled in the engine block?

Dragon66
02-03-2005, 11:15 AM
WTF?

"Track file *****.TRK Version not supported"

Anyone know a fix or workaround for this? It will be hard to find the track I want without being able to view them all.

Dragon66 out.

Old_Canuck
02-03-2005, 11:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dragon66:
WTF?

"Track file *****.TRK Version not supported"

Anyone know a fix or workaround for this? It will be hard to find the track I want without being able to view them all.

Dragon66 out. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's a bit of work but if you know the version and patch number you have to re-install to the version then re-record the .trk as an .ntrk. Even if this works, there might be some anomalies during playback such as shooting at thin air and other things that didn't happen in the original.

I feel a bit sheepish telling this to someone with more time on the forum than me but then you've probably been concentrating on the online aspect of the game all this time while us wallflowers have been playing movies http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Bearcat99
02-03-2005, 01:57 PM
By my left nut (The bigger one) .... I love this sim!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

JunkoIfurita
02-04-2005, 06:39 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif Yeah I don't know what sort of twisted Norse fascination influenced my naming of this thread.

Perhaps I've reread the Dirk Gently novels too many times.

Anyway Bump http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

muaBDnuerF
02-04-2005, 08:31 PM
I set up a mission in QMB against a single B17G.. shot its tanks to pieces, but they got the better of me before I could down them. I stayed in game, though, to watch them go down slowly and burn in hell, but I didn't take the stubbornness of the crew into account.
They dived to about 10m, then all of a sudden pulled up, turned 30? to the right, climbed 100m and, dropped to 10m and returned to original heading, turned 30? etc, and repeated ad nauseam. That was on the Crimea map, and they were flying southwards no less, towards the open sea (and the "end" of the map), with leaking tanks. After 10 minutes on 8x acceleration I got fed up with those guys and quit. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hiriyu
02-04-2005, 09:05 PM
I recall a QMB session from quite a while back, where I was flying and playing around with a P51-B on the Smolensk map, doing bridge runs, aerobatics, etc. At some point, I had managed to injudiciously slam part to full throttle at several thousand meters, and the resulting torque snap (along with whatever other stupid inputs I was making) put the 'Stang into a flat-spin.

Being at fairly high altitude, I had plenty of time to try control input to correct, but nothing seemed to help. By the time I hit a thousand meters, I figured that I'd need to bug out and duly ejected. Watching from my chute, and much to my surprise, the plane immediately nosed down and regained aerodynamic authority of its own accord.

The Mustang then went on to fly a lazy ascending spiral, gently reaching stall and self-correcting, to about five thousand meters all by itself over the course of the next fifteen minutes or so, when I escaped out of the mission.

Moral of the story? To do that to a plane which was perfectly happy to fly uneventfully on its own, I must be an exceedingly poor pilot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

EnGaurde
02-04-2005, 09:53 PM
baah hahahah just like a bad horse to kick the rider.

earlier this morning i joined a mob trying to kill an f4f on the zeke v wildcat server.

he was doing quite well, a series of stall turns with everyone dutfully following him thru it.

i managed to pull a bit tighter, did a kind of low yo yo to get some extra knts and zoom climbed...

he was just past the balance point of his wing over , i was on the point of stall, i clicked in full flaps and throttle just to stay there one extra moment, and sure enough my nose fall ran perfectly in line with his descent.

I fired all guns at once and watched the cannon explosions stitch along his upper fuselage, past the cockpit and the pilot name was etched up with the word "killed" in it, and i ended up blowing the rudder off.

the plane nosed into the sea.

best
kill
ever.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

one other time I was losing a chase battle with a P40, when he somehow banked hard to the left. I cut inside his turn, and in almost the mirror image of the previous engagement we crossed flight paths.

I clicked both gun buttons just once, like you would press a key on your keyboard.

the convergence was set at 100m and sure enough, the single mini burst neatly clipped off about 3 feet of his port wing.

****, that server dishes up the best number of flight / kills ratio ive ever had.

EnGaurde
02-04-2005, 10:05 PM
....and, has anyone noticed in the midst of a turn fight against multiple enemies how quickly your fingers work on the stick, rudder, view keys and throttle?

i remember reading a jet pilot book about how hotas was likened to "...playing the piccolo"

i think the least amount of view i ever manage in the xero is out the front glass.

i'm always trimming, throttling, sometimes mixture, view view view view view, pitch/roll/yaw, it HAS to be good for hand/eye or something. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

hmmmi should go for a run. I think im due to see some sunlight round about now...

Dragon66
02-04-2005, 10:46 PM
"you have to re-install to the version then re-record the .trk as an .ntrk"...?

Uhhh.... ok, hmmm, well then *scratches head* perhapse this track resides on my previous box (hopefully). Hadn't considered that... it may be resurection time. lol

Thought I had seen the last of that machine. PII 400, Voodoo 5, 428 mb, SB 64AWE. IL2 still ran great on that thing! What a gem lol.

So Canuck, can you elaborate on the re-recording step? I'm fuzzy on that.

Thanks,

Dragon66 out.

Saunders1953
02-05-2005, 01:12 AM
Dragon66, I think you can play the .TRK and hit the in-game record--"s" key is the default (or did I just bind it to that key--I forget). You're recording a recording. I haven't tried it with .TRK files because I only use .ntrk, but it works .ntrk to .ntrk. It's a nice feature 'cause you can just hit the record at the beginning of a mission, and basically edit it when viewing later.

Ijnpilot
02-07-2005, 09:50 PM
Just to show the detail of this amazing sim some more:

I managed to get on a Wildcats tail and kept firing. It exploded, causing shrapnel to only fly through the cockpit killing me leaving the rest of the Zero intact. Not only did the debris kill the virtual pilot, but he was still firing the machine guns and cannon until ammo ran out!

The detail never stops amazing me.

EnGaurde
02-07-2005, 10:05 PM
ha nice one.

i attacked a b25 in my trusty Zero earlier, running along under it to avoid the gunners, and pulled up into a vertical climb to get whatever rounds i could into its wings before making off, Saturday Night Fevering the zero to avoid being disassembled.

I was to close to the wing, id misjudged my approach, and jammed the stick forward to avoid the port wing from chopping me off at the engine.

instead, somehow, the zero slipped in front of the leading edge, and i ended up taking the port wing off from the nacelle out.

i expected to spin, seeing i must have taken the tail assy off too, but no dice. Down the b25 went, wing fluttering along after.

all control inputs responded.

not a scratch.

and i didnt record that track, as usual.

carguy_
02-08-2005, 03:48 AM
Hahahah

I was in me FW190A6 when I spotted green laser tracers 6km bearing 30deg from me.Went to check it out and saw two yaks@500m straffing columns.I was at 4000m.I dove down and with 730kph I have gotten on one of yak`s six.Unfortunately my wing hit his tail when I was passing him with over 300kph advantage.The yak pilot was in a h@ll of surprise.

His trusty delta wood shot down another Luftwaffe machine.

HotelBushranger
02-08-2005, 06:18 AM
Hahaha nice

Earlier today, I was up high when I saw a formation of Betty bombers, and after making my first pass I came round from the left, firing on all 4 aircraft as I went. I then came up under the No. 2 aircraft from below and left, and after firing guns and cannons into its fuselage and wing with no effect, I was going so fast I wasn't able to break contact. A little bump, and I saw my propeller in pieces, I look back, and the Bettys falling to earth in two, Memphis Belle style! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

As for the pilot killing shrapnel, wow I didn't know it could get THAT detailed!

VW-IceFire
02-08-2005, 10:40 AM
Here's my funny online story. Happened a long time ago.

I think it was version 1.01. Flying on the UBI.com service...when Sprax used to run a server there. It was good fun.

Anyways, I was flying a FW190D-9 and I had two P-39s on my tail. This was when the 39 was pretty unbeatable and I hadn't yet learned the intricacies of the FW190. Anyways, I'm over the main target area and I'm screaming for help like usual (and like usual almost nobody pays any attention). But I was saved....the most funny sight awaited me when I looked back at the bandits...

From the top of the screen, a He-111, at less than .25 away from the bandits trailing me, drops down on them with the forward gunner blazing away. Both bandits broke off their pursuit...and I and the He-111 made it home.

JunkoIfurita
02-08-2005, 04:12 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif If I'd been piloting the P39s, and saw a HE111 Boom & Zooming me, I'd run like hell too! It'd be such an unorthodox sight that I'd be afraid that the Luftwaffe had some new uber-weapon happening.

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