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JJaguar
05-26-2004, 12:25 PM
I'm fairly new to IL-2, so forgive me if this is a stupid newbie question. Are there random targets of opportunity on the ground? I'm playing a fighter offline campaign in FB and when returning from bomber escort missions deep into enemy territory I'm wondering if it would be worthwhile to drop to ground level to look for targets to strafe. Occasionally I'll come across flak and I'm sure I could find the flak battery if I just looked for it, but are there other things besides that, like truck convoys and such?

JJaguar
05-26-2004, 12:25 PM
I'm fairly new to IL-2, so forgive me if this is a stupid newbie question. Are there random targets of opportunity on the ground? I'm playing a fighter offline campaign in FB and when returning from bomber escort missions deep into enemy territory I'm wondering if it would be worthwhile to drop to ground level to look for targets to strafe. Occasionally I'll come across flak and I'm sure I could find the flak battery if I just looked for it, but are there other things besides that, like truck convoys and such?

Sturmvogel66
05-26-2004, 12:36 PM
They aren't very abundant, but usually there is a convoy or two around, you just gotta keep a sharp eye, for they are hard to spot. But, I have run into a few targets of opportunity on occasion. Just keep huntin.

Friendly_flyer
05-26-2004, 12:36 PM
Sure, there are occasional ground targets. If you enable maps, you'll see vehicles, artillery etc marked as icons on the map. I would be a bit sceptical about hunting Ac-Ac with a fighter though, it can be rather detrimental to your plane, not to mention campaign. Apart from that, ground targets are fair game in IL-2, and you do get points for it as well!

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Fly friendly!

Petter Bøckman
Norway