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08-24-2004, 10:40 AM
What are the favorite tactics, to move in on an enemy's six, or to evade an enemy from your six.

08-24-2004, 10:40 AM
What are the favorite tactics, to move in on an enemy's six, or to evade an enemy from your six.

08-24-2004, 10:42 AM
favourite tactics is to use russian planes and not german, lol!

08-24-2004, 10:58 AM
shot down the other guy befor he can get on your six

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08-24-2004, 11:11 AM
since I only play offline, my favorite evasion tactic is a hard turn-dive-turn and hit Tab-7 a few times.

fighting AI, you rarely are able to maneauver your way onto a (comparably maneauverable) plane's six (the AI have Godlike powers of SA), so you have to either catch them chasing someone else, or in a passing/crossing shot.



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08-24-2004, 11:16 AM

Hit and run - this is *especially* satisfying when someone moans that you keep running off..!


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08-24-2004, 11:17 AM
if you want to escape, use the j8a


08-24-2004, 11:34 AM
Bombers and fighter-bombers such as the Me110 seem to have tailgunners with uncanny skills. It's a tricky maneuver, But going into a steep dive about 500m behind the 6 of the plane , preserving energy into a climb, firing at the engines from underneath can be effective. You can hit 30 degrees flap and aim fairly precisely, but risk a stall.

08-24-2004, 11:55 AM
To escape, hit the ESC key, press quit button real fast.

08-24-2004, 11:57 AM
don't be a rear gunner. the pilotv will crash


08-24-2004, 03:46 PM
I find that by crashing in a very spectacular manner, followed by a HUGE explosion that the bad guys die laughing.

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08-24-2004, 04:47 PM
Favorite tactic when chasing an aircraft with more speed than my own is to fake a break away and make him think I am not interested anymore, as soon as he sees me start to peel off he makes a hard turn to to try and come around on my six. Problem is I only turn a few degrees and make him commit and then turn into him. If done correctly I have more energy than he does and I can pull into the vertical and get him in closer for a shot.
An experienced pilot will not fall for this and continue to extend, but you can grab rookies all night long with it. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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08-24-2004, 04:53 PM
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08-24-2004, 08:46 PM
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08-24-2004, 09:47 PM
The Barrel roll combined with a split ess is a powerful defensive maneuver for both my P-38 and Yak-1.

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08-25-2004, 01:21 AM
Hide (in clouds) and then....RUN! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

08-25-2004, 02:09 AM
Hi all,

Well i fly jerman planes most and also offline most of the time. My tactic is move in very close and fire away with the 30mm canon, it's just awesome and sometimes my ride would get damage by the explosion.

As for ranging shots the 190's, Ta152 or 20mm weapons powerful enough but everytime i use ranging shots and lining up i feel that it's taking too long and would imagine somebody doing the same on me.

So I still prefer hit and run, violently! And if the target go evasive i'll just sit back and wait for the right time to pounce again.

As for evasion i almost always use full power whichever direction i go. Correct me of i'm wrong but i found that doing full power loops and then moving to 45 degrees loops on to 20 degree (not tight loops) will make the enemy on my six stalled or unable to follow me for long because the enemy is trying to turn inside me.

08-25-2004, 02:10 AM
Having good SA is the key I find, if you start an engagement knowing where you and your oppenent are then you are good to go...you gain the advantage, get careful/cocky etc.. its when you lose SA it can all turn to custard.

08-25-2004, 06:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The190Flyer:
What are the favorite tactics, to move in on an enemy's six, or to evade an enemy from your six.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Drop from 10K down onto someone at 800kph and hit and run.


08-25-2004, 07:13 AM
stay at airbase.. drinking coffe at Officer's lunge.. and eating donuts.

If brute force does not solve your problem... you are not using enough!

08-25-2004, 07:27 AM
Drinking beer while flying is a good tactic. 'Cause the AI pilot doesn't have any beer and it makes him angry. That affects his flying.

Also, diving straight(!) down from 12 oclock high into a formation of bombers and straffing the bejesus out of them before using all that lovely energy to climb way back up and do it again.

Great fun, good tactics.

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08-25-2004, 01:06 PM
Fly above or with more speed then an enemy contact which didn't noticed you. You move in such a way that he can't see you at all. Then you move under him on his 6 so he can't see you even when checking his 6 and you follow him for a couple of minutes and still gaining slowly. Then you get close and at 250 meters from the enemy you cut the throttle to zero and still gaining on him. And then from 50 meters or even closer you shoot with all your guns and he goes down without having seen you for 1 second. That are my fav. kills/tactic's.