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XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 01:38 AM
Well, the Axis powers are on the run. We (the glorious Soviets!) are now threatening Berlin in the Leningrad campaign.

Anyway, we were tasked to intercept some transports. Well, there were over frankfurt an de Oder after a quick tussle with couple of 109s and I get the call "Bombers!" Hmm, why didn`t they include a "transports" speech...

I gunned my LA7 forward, ordering the other planes to stick with me so they don`t rush and kill the JU52s before I can get a shot in and what do I see?

SIX 6-engined Me-323s! It`s the first time I`ve ever come across these lumbering Behemoths in any campaign. I thought perhaps they were missed out cos Oleg couldn`t get them to work with the AI except in QMB. But there they were!

Knowing how tough they were I ordered everyone to attack- I was like a kid in a sweet shop. We flew in and around them like angry wasps. One I was on flew so low he hit the ground and exploded in front of me. A piece of wing (or flap?) flew straight over my cockpit, narrowly missing me! Priceless!

Together we shot 3 down with one burning. We all had run outta ammo.

An excellent and unexpected mission! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



"Tis better to work towards an Impossible Good, rather than a Possible Evil."

SeaFireLIV.

Message Edited on 09/07/0312:40AM by SeaFireLIV

XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 01:38 AM
Well, the Axis powers are on the run. We (the glorious Soviets!) are now threatening Berlin in the Leningrad campaign.

Anyway, we were tasked to intercept some transports. Well, there were over frankfurt an de Oder after a quick tussle with couple of 109s and I get the call "Bombers!" Hmm, why didn`t they include a "transports" speech...

I gunned my LA7 forward, ordering the other planes to stick with me so they don`t rush and kill the JU52s before I can get a shot in and what do I see?

SIX 6-engined Me-323s! It`s the first time I`ve ever come across these lumbering Behemoths in any campaign. I thought perhaps they were missed out cos Oleg couldn`t get them to work with the AI except in QMB. But there they were!

Knowing how tough they were I ordered everyone to attack- I was like a kid in a sweet shop. We flew in and around them like angry wasps. One I was on flew so low he hit the ground and exploded in front of me. A piece of wing (or flap?) flew straight over my cockpit, narrowly missing me! Priceless!

Together we shot 3 down with one burning. We all had run outta ammo.

An excellent and unexpected mission! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



"Tis better to work towards an Impossible Good, rather than a Possible Evil."

SeaFireLIV.

Message Edited on 09/07/0312:40AM by SeaFireLIV

XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 02:07 AM
Sounds fun! Back in the original IL-2,I had some escort missions with those giants. As I was on the German side,I didn't have the option of shooting any down,though./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 07:05 AM
I saw them all the time in the Finnish campaign (pre-patch).

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XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 11:28 AM
cuski wrote:
- I saw them all the time in the Finnish campaign
- (pre-patch).

Funny that. I always wanted to see them, but I`ve been playing for months and nothing till yesterday! Also this was with the buggy Final patch (which I can`t be bothered to uninstall until the corrected patch comes out).



"Tis better to work towards an Impossible Good, rather than a Possible Evil."

SeaFireLIV.