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Helpplease2006
03-07-2006, 12:35 PM

jds1978
03-07-2006, 02:11 PM
During attack missions in Warclouds i tend to fly a20's religiously....i almost always make it home and never man the gunner position....is that even possible in a DF server? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif

FI-Aflak
03-07-2006, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by jds1978:
During attack missions in Warclouds i tend to fly a20's religiously....i almost always make it home and never man the gunner position....is that even possible in a DF server? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif

You can do it, but its a very bad plan because if you are manning a gunner station and that gunner gets killed you are dead and can't switch back to pilot, so the plane crashes and thats the end of it.

Tully__
03-07-2006, 07:05 PM
In DF mode servers I sometimes man the gunner positions, but in Coop mode where the gunner can be occupied by players other than the pilot I only jump around the gunner positions if I chose one at the start of the mission and someone else is flying the aircraft.

jds1978
03-07-2006, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by Tully__:
In DF mode servers I sometimes man the gunner positions, but in Coop mode where the gunner can be occupied by players other than the pilot I only jump around the gunner positions if I chose one at the start of the mission and someone else is flying the aircraft.

Now thats a real blast...sticking a bunch of people in a B25 for a coop... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Zeus-cat
03-07-2006, 09:50 PM
Now thats a real blast...sticking a bunch of people in a B25 for a coop

If you want a REAL blast, get two teams to dogfight each other in TB-3s. We had about 16 guys spread across 4 TB-3s a few weeks ago. It was absolutely stupid watching two TB-3s take on two other TB-3s. People were laughing so hard they couldn't hit anything!

P.S. You have to turn on unlimited ammo. We used the mountain map too.

R988z
03-08-2006, 06:01 AM
TB3 dogfight that would be a blast, I've had B-17 vs Pe-8 dogfight before, it's actually better to get the enemy behind you!

tigertalon
03-08-2006, 06:27 AM
When flying Ju87, Bf110 or IL2, I always man the gun(s) myself. Mg81Z or UBS is a deadly and very accurate gun, so I try to pepper attackers engine from some 500-300m, but when he closes in I rather try to dodge his bursts. Works quite well for me.

Only problems on allied side are P47 and Lagg3 which seem to be indestructible, and of course Fw190s on blue.

On other bombers I only man the dorsal/belly/tail gun from time to time (can't hit **** with side/nose guns).

jds1978
03-08-2006, 06:51 AM
Originally posted by Zeus-cat:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Now thats a real blast...sticking a bunch of people in a B25 for a coop

If you want a REAL blast, get two teams to dogfight each other in TB-3s. We had about 16 guys spread across 4 TB-3s a few weeks ago. It was absolutely stupid watching two TB-3s take on two other TB-3s. People were laughing so hard they couldn't hit anything!

P.S. You have to turn on unlimited ammo. We used the mountain map too. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

YES! I've seen that...it's hilarious! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

msalama
03-08-2006, 06:53 AM
I sometimes try to. When I want to get killed that is http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

KG26_Oranje
03-08-2006, 07:58 AM
S!

I`m a online 100% bomber pilot.
Fly Ju88 , He111 , Stuka`s , Me110 , B-25 etc etc.
If i`m playing wiht the He111 , Ju88 and B-25 than its 50/50 , so Some time`s i man the gunners If i`m not over target aria.
On dive bombers or ground atack its more 75% not in gunners.
Till the 4.03 patch , A.I. gunners diht very well , now its a bit harder , A.I. is now a bit scared to fire lol.
Buht i still manige to get back alive and manige to bring formation back home alive.

S! I/KG26_Oranje

BaldieJr
03-08-2006, 08:14 AM
please explain this theory of bomber fly online.

JtD
03-08-2006, 08:48 AM
I usually switch them off. They just annoy me with their inaccurate fire. I rather rely on some aerobatics to evade and on fighter cover to get the bad guy. In fact, I'd love to dump the crewmen for some improved performance or added loadout. A B-25 could easily double it's bomb loadout.

WWSensei
03-08-2006, 10:39 AM
I man them because 99% of the pilots out there will simply park on your 6 about 100 meters up and back and let me nail them.

Then I get the usualy "sniper AI" comment to which I offer to post the ntrk showing ME doing the shooting and THEM doing the idiotic flying.

When I fly on Warclouds, of all the pilots that fly on there, it's always the same 2 or 3 that fly well enough to wipe me out consistently. Rest of the time it's the odd lucky shot or they die trying.

FatBoyHK
03-08-2006, 12:06 PM
anyone remember patch2death? this guy is crazy, he "fly" using one hand and man the gun using another hand, on a Bf110..... once he was on the No.1 spot of the WarClouds stat.

JG52-6High
03-08-2006, 12:08 PM
I like to see who rams me , so yes, i do use the gunners position http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

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jds1978
03-08-2006, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
please explain this theory of bomber fly online.

We're the guys that win the maps for the glory hounds http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

ATLAS_DEATH
03-08-2006, 05:26 PM
I sometimes do that... I'll switch to a gunner position and continue flying with the joystick.. but also use the mouse with my other hand.. it makes it easier to get a shot incase they go to high or low.