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Superjew1
06-24-2009, 11:35 AM
Ok lets hear some stories people, even if its virtual combat Im pretty sure you have had some amazing ones over the years.

Just earlier this morning I had something really odd happen to me in my F4U 1D Corsair, I was chasing down an AI zero, but practicing the boom and zoom tactics people had been telling me to try and I was coming up REALLY fast on him. I shot at him with my 6 .50 cals and I still wasnt getting a good bead on him. I came up so fast that it looked like I was about to run into the back of him and blow us both up but no, I flew just above him and then my engine quit functioning altogether.

I managed to destroy him when I look behind me his wing sheered off in half and I continued to fly but then my engine quit working altogether.

Not a scratch on my air plane or a bent prop blade or nothing, but the entire engine quit working. It sucked I had to crash land in the middle of nowhere in the ocean several miles from the nearest US Carrier (I was lost), I figure better to die in the ocean than die in the Bataan Death March.

Mr_Enjo
06-24-2009, 11:46 AM
Yup, it's happened several times to me... sometimes on purpose http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
You can use your prop to shave bits off other planes, once in a blue moon you'll get away with the engine still working http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SILVERFISH1992
06-24-2009, 11:46 AM
A long time ago in a galaxy far away, I fought against 3 ace AI P-39s. It lasted several minutes,
and my wingman had been shot down, it was crazy,
we did like 5 spiral climbs, and I managed to shoot 2 of them down, but that last one was hard, the battle was a tie! I almost made it out alive, but I had too much damage, and so did the P-39, we both crashed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

DKoor
06-24-2009, 12:42 PM
You wanna see a classic IL-2 dogfight?

Here you go mate;

http://www.esnips.com/doc/4f38...ialTargetP38L-WC-401 (http://www.esnips.com/doc/4f38df52-ede7-4051-9bd8-0388828510c6/HristoBf109G-vs-AerialTargetP38L-WC-401)

It's a Warclouds duel between some of the Il-2 lost Aces http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif , Hristo (FW-190 axis Ace, this time in Bf-109G) and Aerial_Target (P-38 allied Ace).
They were real good in their days, fearsome players.

TinyTim
06-24-2009, 12:49 PM
In the first Il-2 you could destroy enemy control surfaces with your propeller without damaging your engine or prop with slowly aproaching enemy straight flying bomber from behind. You had to be very careful though not to "touch" any other, much stronger parts of enemy plane with your prop (like stabilizers).

This was historically justified as props were very strong and control surfaces very fragile - and was a tactic used IRL too. However, it got changed in subsequent patches and stayed that way ever since.

Ba5tard5word
06-24-2009, 01:22 PM
Wasn't really dogfighting, but once quite a while ago I was in a Finnish Buffalo against a Russian TB bomber. I got too close and hit its wingtip with my wing. He went down into the drink and I knocked off a piece of my wing and my wingman said "number one, hit the silk!" but I could still fly and made it back to base.

KG26_Alpha
06-24-2009, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by TinyTim:
In the first Il-2 you could destroy enemy control surfaces with your propeller without damaging your engine or prop with slowly aproaching enemy straight flying bomber from behind. You had to be very careful though not to "touch" any other, much stronger parts of enemy plane with your prop (like stabilizers).

This was historically justified as props were very strong and control surfaces very fragile - and was a tactic used IRL too. However, it got changed in subsequent patches and stayed that way ever since.

It got changed because the dogfight server piot's kept moaning about being deliberately rammed and loosing all their points.

Superjew1
06-24-2009, 04:35 PM
You gotta admit it was a legitimate tactic in WWII without excessive damage to your airplane.

Quoted from Wikipedia.
One particularly interesting kill was scored by a Marine Lieutenant R. R. Klingman of VMF-312 Checkerboards, over Okinawa. Klingman was in pursuit of a Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu ("Nick") twin engine fighter at extremely high altitude when his guns jammed due to the gun lubrication thickening from the extreme cold. He simply flew up and chopped off the Ki-45's tail with the big propeller of the Corsair. Despite missing five inches (127 mm) off the end of his propeller blades, he managed to land safely after this ramming attack. He was awarded the Navy Cross.[53]

Blindman-
06-24-2009, 04:40 PM
One of my most memorable dogfights ended in my engine being shot out, but as the responsible party was whizzing by me I lifted my nose and shot a burst in desperation and sure enough I knocked his engine out too. Then as his buddy tried the same move a few seconds later I again lifted my nose (which I could raise just enough to get the shot) and shot him down too. I attribute both kills to shear luck, but it was a blast none the less.

Trefle
06-24-2009, 05:02 PM
The ultimate kill is if you manage to slice the pilot through his cockpit with your propeller , kinda gore though

jayhall0315
06-24-2009, 06:48 PM
I had a really good long dogfight about a month back with a high level guy in his Bf 109 G2 and me in a Corsair. We both had each other smoking all over, he caught fire at one point and then got the fire out and then I did too. Finally we both ran out of ammo and broke off to limp home after a 15 min long fight. I had almost no prop, was bleeding and had to land on the carrier in the wrong direction with not much aileron. It was epic in every sense of the word.

BillSwagger
06-24-2009, 10:51 PM
there's too many to name, but my better fights win or lose are usually at higher altitudes.

Yesterday i took on two P-47s escorting some b-29s, in a an F4U-1C.

I was expecting to just sweep the bomber, but these guys showed up and they traded passes on me. I was able to turn and dodge every shot. They had the zoom climb advantage so they remained above me, but i was able to turn better and even got a snap shot on one of them as he dove past me.

We disengaged when the bombers were out of reach.

Billy_DeLyon
06-24-2009, 11:50 PM
A month or two ago I started flying online again after barely flyng at all all winter. I was pretty rusty (and no ace to begin with).

So one of my first flights I'm in a 109F4, and I spot a P40 down low & slow, damaged and trying to sneak home over the lines. I dive down to finish him off, misjudge the closure, and crash into him. Arg! I'm an idiot. Chat "sorry!" He replies "no prob, it happens." Thanks.

Maybe an hour later, different map, I'm feeling a little better about my flying. I'm still in an F4 and I get into a really good fight with a La5. It lasts about 10 minutes and really seesaws back and forth as we fight from 5k down to the deck. It finally ends with us both crashing within about 5 seconds of each other and 200 meters apart. He gives me an "S! Good fight!" in chat, and what do you know, it's the same guy I accidentally rammed earlier that evening. That was a measure of redemption!