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EagleDeer
04-11-2005, 01:48 AM
Hi:

Can anyone give advice one qa 1v1 merge in the same aircraft (no advantage)? What do you do to win?

Thanks

Jex_TG
04-11-2005, 03:16 AM
Once you merge you need to be the first to turn if you can. This can either be in the horizontal or the vertical. Sometimes going vertical can catch out an unwary pilot. Use the time he's looking for you to zoom down on him.

If you turn first, then theoretically you should have a slight advantage over your opponent. The use of flaps may help you out if the turning fight gets down to a crawl.

Robert L Shaw's Fighter Combat: Tactics and Maneuvering is a good book to read for ACM. This isn't something you can learn in a day though. There is a lot of study to be done, and practice. There's plenty of good sites on the web you can check for reference, some specifically for the IL2 series.

tigertalon
04-11-2005, 03:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by EagleDeer:
Hi:

Can anyone give advice one qa 1v1 merge in the same aircraft (no advantage)? What do you do to win?

Thanks <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same aircraft, same alt, merging? Well, common sense says, you have to be better pilot than your opponent. If there would be a magic formula, he could use it also, right? Watch him carefully and act accordingly - try to bleed less E than he does. This is ALL that can be said in such situation.

dieg777
04-11-2005, 04:20 AM
there is a lot of good information here

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/Tailspin/index.htm

here is a good start

http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_037a.html

good luck

EagleDeer
04-11-2005, 06:31 AM
Many thanks all

Atomic_Marten
04-11-2005, 05:08 PM
What tt says.. you must watch him at all times. Thats the formula http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

For instance, in initial pass, if he turns horizontal, you should try vertical; you should be in firing position in no time..

Happy hunting
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Badsight.
04-12-2005, 04:32 AM
pratice

there is no other way

you can be experienced as heck , & still perform badly

EagleDeer
04-12-2005, 04:34 AM
For practice, I've been setting up 1v1 QMB missions with AI at Ace. Any advice on not getting nailed in the head on pass. The AI seems to have laser guided bullets. If I can make past the merge, then I'm begining to hold my own.

Badsight.
04-12-2005, 04:38 AM
the very best display of skill youll see from the AI is in head-on merges

they are being controlled by the game , they hold a perfect gunsite & open up perfectly

dont try & out-perform them in a head-on shoot-out . Brains , in RL it took brawn as well but this aint RL