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  1. In 18min all this player has done is kill 14 friendlys. Can they get perma banned? http://il2stat.aviaskins.com:8008/en/pilot/16209/Axekav/?tour=46
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    So who else is looking forward to P-38 ?

    Hopefully the devs will reexamine Allison's with release of the p38. I wish tempatures dictated engine management too but i dont see that changing. I know the p39 was fast down low but i cant keep it there for more than 10 seconds and the p40 always has the vvs pilot account of them ignoring the manual in interest of survival. I dont want balance, just accuracy but I think the allisons get shafted with their strict timers worse than any other fighter.
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    russian bombers

    I've almost aced in flights with pe2 gunners although ill chalk that up to opponent incompetence. If you keep your tail towards enemys in bf110s and pe2s you give your gunner the best chance of hitting and expose only your engines, you are quite resilient from dead 6 in both planes. I am also aware that a pe2 on 1 engine isnt going to far but those engines can go a long time with damage and ive made some pretty long trips leaking everything. However i do often ensure the kill, but id say the only thing im half decent at in game is shooting (deflection and long range) so it usually doesnt take long at all but the pe2 seems to be the most resilient, definently moreso than any il2 variant (the concrete a/c irl). Sure ive managed to make engines explode with mc202 12.7s and snipe the pilot in bnz's but usually when i go for them i check my surroundings good cuz i know its gonna be a while.
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    russian bombers

    Here was my last pe2 kill, 334 hits to kill http://il2stat.aviaskins.com:8008/en/sortie/4122092/?tour=46 My only problem with the pe2 is that it is that they seem to be in a class of their own for toughness. I've wiped out rail yards with the same ammo expended. The gunners are also very hard to kill. Ive had my bf110, il2, ju87, a20, ect gunners killed and have killed enemy gunners with ease but i have never killed a pe2 gunner before the aircraft and maybe had 1 die in countless sorties. I dont have a problem with the gunners themselves. People attack aircraft with gunners from stupid angles and act suprised when the usual happens.
  5. I ditched WT 2 years ago and havent looked back. Wish I switched earlier. Spotting is hard but if you look for clues like aaa/flak and tracers you start seeing paterns and later you can predict enemy routes. Could also start out doing ground attack too
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    Noticed something weird with accuracy

    I'm 99% sure they were part of the black sea floatilla objective and i got points for them. Im thinking my mk108 burst into the il2 were the 4 hits. Im kicking myself because it crossed my mind to record the sortie The damage log doesnt make it clearer: http://il2stat.aviaskins.com:8008/en/sortie/log/4093801/?tour=46
  7. Yesterday after destroying an il2 comming in low over one of the land bridges in the Crimea I swung out to sea to turn my mk108 on some of the small gunboats in the black sea. I destroyed 3, but i noticed something funny with my accuracy in the stats. It got me wondering because clearly the game registered my hits, is it simply just an issue with the way stats are recorded or are these small boats not supposed to be destroyable with 30-37mm cannon fire? Heres the stats: http://il2stat.aviaskins.com:8008/en/sortie/4093801/?tour=46 Hopefully this is the right place for the question, not sure if it belongs in multiplayer or bugs but I dont think its a game bug. Just currious whats going on
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    What planes have boost

    I16 has boost button. Mc202 does too, i use it on max continious as well
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    Strong cannons now weak?

    Yeah it sucks, feels like the wing .30s are necessary now. I know the mk108 has more power on paper but a m4 hit seems less than half as effective which cant be right
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    Strong cannons now weak?

    It feels pretty inconsistant now, ub 12.7s are much worse, breddas and m2 brownings seem untouched, 37mms are trash now and 20mms are weird. I've had 1 20mm remove the vert stab from and il2 and othertimes it takes half your ammo load. I know my oberservations are not scientific and im not saying the old model was perfect but i think somewhere in the middle would feel right.
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    When Do You Stop Shooting?

    I dont stop until the pilot leaves the plane or slumps over.
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    Too many problems

    Yeah I think they changed it. I remember looking about a week ago when I was having all those problems. I mostly play multiplayer on wings since north american weeknights its the most populated server but it has been discouraging lately. On top of the problems listed lately ive been discoing every other time i try to exit the bombsight view, but ill need to test that more.
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    Best aircraft for attacking ships

    I really like the he111h16 for its 8 250kgs internal, allows alot of ships to be taken in one go. The fw190a8 and k4 with mk108s and one 500kg bomb are also very nice because the mk108s can take out small gun boats. The allies pe2 and a20 are also good. I wouldnt bother using rockets against ships. Whenever I managed to score hits with any of the rockets I subjected my self to heavy punishment without seemingly dealing much in return and I've tried ros 132mms, br21s, and the p47 tubes.
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    Stay alive in multiplayer

    The password is on the taw website. The 109 turns better than yaks when the fight gets really slow, but then your an easy kill for enemy's. It depends on what 109 and the situation for throttle. Trimming the stabalizer is also important to control 109s, especially dive recovery and turn fights, in case you didn't know. Many good survival tips have been posted but I havent seen anyone say anything about how helpful clouds can be for fleeing and how helpful trees can be in clearing your 6.
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    What is your favourite plane

    Hard for me to pick between the twin engined twin verticle stabalizer aircraft pe2 and bf110, both are so versatile
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    BoS - Cannot shot down planes

    The yak's armament is not the best for a newer player imo, you dont have much to miss with. I'd reccomend a fighter like the la5, fw190, or bf109 where you have more firing time.
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    Red bombers can carry a max of 4 250s, 2 500s for pe2s or 4 250s and 8 100 kgs for the a20. You can carry 50s internally in the ju88 along with the 500s cant you? Blue looses because atleast when I'm on few germans attack objectives and communicate. I prefer the he111 and bf110 to the il2 and pe2 but when teams are often unbalanced and half the blue team is afraid to cross the front or fly below 3k i wouldnt expect much to change. I'm all for more unlocks though
  18. Better pilots than myself fly higher so I stay lower where I can jump people of my skill level or atleast drag a more skilled pilot lower for an easier kill for a teammate.
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    Need help

    Make sure both engines are selected using the 0, 1, and 2 keys, possibly none are selected
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    Need help

    I dont know what difficulty settings you play on but you may need to increase rpms. Does the gui show that you advance the throttle or does it not respond?
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    Was the U2Vs also used during ww2 ?

    I know the short comings of wikipedia but Google the po-2 or u-2vs and check it out. It was used for many roles : training, ground attack, recon, liaison, pysops, ect. They were cheap, available, and adaptable and therefore used for pretty much everything except as a fighter, but even then it is credited with a jet kill in Korea.
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    New to Great Battles

    The career mode follows historically what happened in each map, Moscow, Stalingrad, and finally Kuban. You can have the same pilot fly through all 3. You can also switch squadrons on the map to fly different planes or to get closer to the front. Kubans map is the best looking imo, but all of the maps are good. Pick the pack with the planes you like the most and go from there! I usually only do multiplayer or career so I cant speak on the campaigns but I'm sure there good.
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    Spitfire Mk.IX vs Bf109-k4

    I think the ix is a contender for the best fighter in game as it can currently absorb a nasty punishment (especially to the engine), and has top rate manueverability, climb performance and firepower. Visability and engine management are also nice. The only downside is it isn't going to win any races, but it accelerates and dives well enough to stay with opponents. The k4 is crazy fast and climbs even crazier but it has less manueverability and a more difficult armament to employ. I'm not claiming I do it right but the k4 is less versitile than other 109s because its heavier and so crazy fast you are more confined in your fighting style where the spit feels confident across speeds and altitudes and is huge to me. As has been said many times before and will be said many more times, what matters most is who's behind the stick.
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    The issues with engines across planes is not consistant. One answer will not fix all. What a p40 needs is quite different than the 109s issues.