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    Old_Canuck's Avatar Senior Member
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    For now I have a burning online goal. To fly a TB-3 to an enemy base, drop the bombs and fly home. After many attempts, I finally made it almost half way to the blue base on TX-Zen's server and a team-killer [known on this particular server as "@sshat"] made several lame passes which eventully sent the beast into the trees.

    Regardless, give an old man a break, any protective cover would be appreciated. Vodka's on me back at the base.

    OC

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    Old_Canuck's Avatar Senior Member
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    For now I have a burning online goal. To fly a TB-3 to an enemy base, drop the bombs and fly home. After many attempts, I finally made it almost half way to the blue base on TX-Zen's server and a team-killer [known on this particular server as "@sshat"] made several lame passes which eventully sent the beast into the trees.

    Regardless, give an old man a break, any protective cover would be appreciated. Vodka's on me back at the base.

    OC

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    Whenever a bomberpilot asks for cover ill try to assist (if im not tied up in a fight already). And im sure that goes for many others too, by calling out position coordinates at intervalls on teamchat you can help the escort to find you more easily. Good luck!
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    Used to be back in the day people would gladly lend a hand to cover the bombers on their way to the target, thats one thing that made the server such a great place to fly.

    These days it seems the crowd is somewhat different, even with scripted objectives it appears that most people just want to furball and the objectives are not really taken seriously.

    I intend to try and get more stick time in on the server and be there first hand to encourage people to help each other out like they used to. Meantime my only constructive suggestion is to keep harping on your teammates for help...sooner or later hopefully someone will lend a hand.


    Sorry to hear that OC, I'll see what I can do.

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    If I'm in my P-51 or a Yak-9U I'll be certain to lend some cover to our bomber formations. I've run forward sweeps and direct cover for many of the bomber pilots on TX.

    See if you can get a fellow TB-3...dual defensive fire always help.

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    p1ngu666's Avatar Senior Member
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    stay low ?
    i wont shoot at tb3's online if theyve gone far. considering the time taken to get anywhere, i dont wannna ruin there fun.
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    I use to fly the bombers alot online, ai would always get at least 1 kill now its like your flying with crosseyed gunners and makes flying the he111 and tb3 pretty useless becuase you really have no chance even with 2-3 escorts, even a group of 5 tb3s can all get shotdown by 1 g2, same with the he111s 1 hit nomore wing.

    To me its not very fun at all and you dont see many people at all flying them as much as you use to. Even the stuka people just take a 109 with a bomb. But the il2 still gets alot of use because of the massive ammount of damage they can take.

    also 1 aaa gun will shoot down a whole flight of 5 tb3s because they move so slow,


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    I love escorting bombers - If I see ya and I'm on the right side - I'm there - if I'm on the wrong side I'll switch or at least stay off your case.
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    You will never survive on a server with external views. People will cycle through the views until they see exactly where you are, then hunt you down. Even if you shoot them down, they will likely have time to take-off and do it again.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LeadSpitter_:
    To me its not very fun at all and you dont see many people at all flying them as much as you use to. Even the stuka people just take a 109 with a bomb. But the il2 still gets alot of use because of the massive ammount of damage they can take.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Do I need to dig up your thread about the Stuka being impossible to shoot down?

    --AKD

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