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XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 12:09 AM
..right, so here I was flying in the Sturmovik pilot Lvov campaign.
We got the mission to attack german supply trais.
so we takofff toghether with our escort 3 mig3 and 3 Lagg3. I was #3, so i started the engine, and took off before my leader.
I got some alt, over the airfield, and then went with my squad to the objective.
on the way, w met 4 Bf109 F2(#1,#2,#5,#6), 2 attaked the escort and 2 my flight.
all the migs were shot down and one lagg,
i dived on a 109(#6)and separate it from the rest.
for the next 20 min, i kept folowing and attacking the 109, while my leader also destroyed two(!!!!)109 and the laggs another one.
When we reached the target, I had only a short burst of mg's an cannons(besides my unused rockets).
the fuuny thing was that over the target area there were 2 109 patrooling wich were promptly shot down by the Lagg's(!).
Now basically we, the assault flyers, had to fight alone.
What could be the explanation for the horible frestation of the escort?
the fight took place at about 300m.
did they had some bad period or something?
it's beyond my power of understanding......

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XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 12:09 AM
..right, so here I was flying in the Sturmovik pilot Lvov campaign.
We got the mission to attack german supply trais.
so we takofff toghether with our escort 3 mig3 and 3 Lagg3. I was #3, so i started the engine, and took off before my leader.
I got some alt, over the airfield, and then went with my squad to the objective.
on the way, w met 4 Bf109 F2(#1,#2,#5,#6), 2 attaked the escort and 2 my flight.
all the migs were shot down and one lagg,
i dived on a 109(#6)and separate it from the rest.
for the next 20 min, i kept folowing and attacking the 109, while my leader also destroyed two(!!!!)109 and the laggs another one.
When we reached the target, I had only a short burst of mg's an cannons(besides my unused rockets).
the fuuny thing was that over the target area there were 2 109 patrooling wich were promptly shot down by the Lagg's(!).
Now basically we, the assault flyers, had to fight alone.
What could be the explanation for the horible frestation of the escort?
the fight took place at about 300m.
did they had some bad period or something?
it's beyond my power of understanding......

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XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 12:14 AM
Well,I know early model Migs and LaGGs weren't exactly stellar,but then again,neither was the weak armament of the 109F2./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 01:26 AM
Well war isn't all that fair tho. Some runs out me and my squadron manage to nail the whole Russian squadron as we go past and other times they get most of us...or its a duel as both squadrons vie for superiority.

These things happened...entire squadrons wiped out in a matter of minutes...you'll find that some missions you are on the winning team with no losses at all and other times out its a near slaughter of you and your wingmates.

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XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 03:20 AM
Who had the alt advantage? Were the 109 pilots vets? Was there any ace? Were the MiG dudes rookies?
And there is the luck factor /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 03:48 AM
And never forget: escort is HARD. It is possibly the most demanding mission, demanding real discipline to really do right from start to finish.