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TAW_Oilburner
06-18-2007, 04:42 PM
After you get over the initial hokiness, this is really a good video. It was produced by spectrum holobyte and is all about the F16 but the tactics apply just as well to IL2. Well worth watching.. (If anybody can find an mpg download of it please post here...googlevideo is all i can find).

http://video.google.de/videoplay?docid=1993928076381957728&hl=de

TAW_Oilburner
06-18-2007, 04:42 PM
After you get over the initial hokiness, this is really a good video. It was produced by spectrum holobyte and is all about the F16 but the tactics apply just as well to IL2. Well worth watching.. (If anybody can find an mpg download of it please post here...googlevideo is all i can find).

http://video.google.de/videoplay?docid=1993928076381957728&hl=de

Ed6269
06-18-2007, 05:00 PM
I saw it on emule file sharing not long ago.

BillyTheKid_22
06-18-2007, 05:11 PM
My friend Lt.Capt.Brian still F-16 at Peterson AFB, Colorado. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif



http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/web/070706-F-0000K-555.jpg

Tbag_13
06-18-2007, 05:52 PM
Nice find, thanks a lot.

Have the impression that I've seen it before, was it delivered with the game?

JG4_Helofly
06-18-2007, 05:57 PM
Nice video for modern jetfighter air to air combat.

Lurch1962
06-19-2007, 05:46 PM
It was released on VHS and was the companion to a book, both published by Spectrum Holobyte (?) way back in the days of Falcon3 in '93 or '94, I think. I bought it, and still have the pair lying about somewhere.

It is a good introduction to BFM, whether it be jets or props, and the book includes a number of multiple choice "exams". Back then I was playing Chuck Yeager's Air Combat, Aces of the pacific and Red Baron. And yes, I did play around with Falcon3 a bit, but the earlier periods have always held more fascination for me.

--Lurch--

rnzoli
06-21-2007, 07:07 AM
I would like to thank you for this excellent find. It's a refreshing no-thrill, down-to-earth explanation of basic concepts, perhaps 95% applicable to IL-2 as well (not the missiles of course).

I watched the whole 1 hour.

I loved the gestures the trainer was making every time, when he mentioned bleeding energy (he pretended spending money from his pocket with his hand).

I loved when he mentioned that with every 90 degrees of turn, you lose Situational Awareness.

I loved when he explained the hard truth that there is no magic move that can shake off an attacker on your 6, you can only buy time, but that's also useful, because many things can go in your favour as time goes during the duel.

I loved when he responded to questions about "maintaining your E" or using "high-yo-yos to turn effectively".

A really cool introduction to the most basics. If you hate that you can't post a simple question on these forums without people getting into the thread and confusing you with an escalation of more and more complicated answers, this is certainly worthwhile to watch.

I would include this link into the sticky posts. Please post it also onto Bearcat99's "Nugget's guide'.