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08-01-2003, 08:26 PM
Whats the best way to engage and kill an enemy? i try getting on their tail, but is the best way to attack?

08-01-2003, 08:26 PM
Whats the best way to engage and kill an enemy? i try getting on their tail, but is the best way to attack?

08-01-2003, 08:49 PM
Depends on the plane.

Method 1: Boom & Zoom. Attack from above at an angle. Repeat as necessary.

Method 2: Deflection shot. This is harder and takes practice. Set up a QMB w/friendly planes, (they don't shoot back). Try bombers. Then fighters. When you get good at it, make them enemy planes. (They will shoot back). It takes a lot of practice. Don't expect to be succesful right off the bat.

Attacking from the six is ineffectual. Small target, good armour or defence. Go for the motor, pilot, wing roots and fuel tanks.

Avoid headon attacks unless you are a samuri.

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Message Edited on 08/01/03‚ 12:54PM by rexcarrs

Message Edited on 08/01/0312:54PM by rexcarrs

08-01-2003, 08:54 PM
awesome, thanks for the info

08-01-2003, 08:57 PM
rexcarrs wrote:
- Avoid headon attacks unless you are a samuri.

I must be a samuri.



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08-01-2003, 09:35 PM
Ill just quote G√ľnther Rall on the question how he preferred to attack: "You dont always get to choose your position. Your in, you have to see how to get out." /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

08-01-2003, 10:09 PM
Always attack from advantage. I.E. Above and Behind..preferably to one side or the other(high Six to the left or right). Dive in at an angle aiming for his nose or leading a little in front of his nose which will place your shells in the engine or cockpit depending on how fast you shoot. Go Back up and repeat, however if done right you'll probably kill him in the first pass.

If you find yourself behind a bogey don't sit right behind him or he may see you. Use a "YoYo" manuever. Dive slightly so that you are in his low six where he can't see you..pull up shooting into his belly.

Always remember to attack at an angle, shooting from a dead six position gives you less of a percentage of hits as the enemy profile is very slender. If you aim for his sides, his top, or his belly you have a much larger target. Remember always that you are Never to shoot before 300yrds. It is just a waste of ammo.

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