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  1. While it's not directly related to this topic, I figure it's the closest and not worth making a whole new thread over. I only just now realized that you can arm the Ju52 and also fill it with paratroopers. Being someone who's very interested in the detailed way a plane takes damage, I wanted to see how many troopers would survive an average series of attacks before the crew decided to bail. Starting out in an I-16, I did a few passes with the 7.62s before a control rod failure forced the Ju52 down. Switching the camera over, I was surprised to see that all 12 paratroopers were alive and well. I assumed at this point that perhaps the 7.62's lacked the required power, so I restarted the mission with a MiG-3 armed with the twin .50's. I performed both a series of 'slashing' attacks, as well as some dead 6 shooting, at all times focusing on the forward fuselage where the paratroopers sit. Again, none of them suffered the ire of my .50's, although the pilots themselves were not as lucky. Finally, I decided to go for something entirely overkill. After all, there's no way even the most resilient of paratroopers can withstand a pair of 23mm AP rounds pouring into them from behind, right? And even if they do somehow, a nice long burst of 12.7 fired through the side windows from a rear gunner will surely finish the job. 12 paratroopers left the plane, rather annoyed at my actions but otherwise unharmed.
  2. A while ago I was on WoL, decided to take the Jabo 190 out for a run on a factory. Regrettably, I ended up hitting an already bombed out building. Feeling somewhat bummed, I decided to RtB for another 250. As I began my egress, I checked behind me and saw that a Russian fighter was diving on me. As low as I was, I decided that my best chance would be to scissor and hope my high roll rate could get me out of this. As I began my turns, I checked behind me again and noted, with some distress, that another Russian plane (an La-5) had joined the chase. Figuring that forcing an overshoot of the first Russian was only gonna set up the La-5 for an easy killshot, I decided to firewall the engine and try to ignore the rounds pinging off my fuselage. Convinced things couldn't get any worse, I looked backed back to see a third plane was now back there. However, my mood shifted once I realized that the third aircraft was a 109 that had just dived after our little Konga line. The 109 fired into the La-5, striking it's engine before blowing past it. The first Russian on my tail then got the same treatment, losing it's wing. The damaged La-5 peeled off to disengage, but I figured to turn around to finish the job the 109 had started. Honestly, I felt a bit bad as I fired from pretty much point blank just as his engine failed, but I wanted some credit of my own. After watching him go down, I realized two things: that I had inadvertently flown back towards the factory, and that there was a LaGG diving on me from my 12. Not wanting to get caught up in a dogfight with the damage that was done to my plane already, I committed to the head-on, coming the closest I've ever been to another plane without hitting it. A hit to his horizontal stabilizer broke it off and he plowed into the ground. And that's when yet another Russian fighter came at me, leading me to drop to below treetop levels and begin weaving through them. Unfortunately, I ended up snagging my wingtip on one and ended up skidding across the ground, broken but alive. Screenshots included. https://imgur.com/a/bod4v
  3. I had a pretty *oh shi-* moment on a multiplayer server a few days ago. I was in a 190, climbing away from a Russian plane who was approaching from my 3/4 o'clock. As he was reaching what looked to be his stall limit, I watched his nose erupt in muzzle flashes. I wasn't too worried, since he was at least 500m off and I figured it was a desperate shot. Then I heard a loud bang and realized there was no canopy around me anymore. I decided at that time it would be best to leave.
  4. I'm pretty new myself, and even after a month or so a vast majority of my kills are against unaware fighters or bombers. That being said, I'd recommend that you try to figure out what gets you killed the most often and adapt to that. Myself, I've found that I'm rather poor in a dogfight, so I started building my confidence through dirty (literally) tactics, keeping down at treetop level 15-20km between enemy airfields and objectives, pouncing on en-route fighters/attackers like so (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnMisUX2EGU shameless self-plug). Nowadays I've been trying more high-altitude flying with 109's and MiGs to learn the skills to do well up there.
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