Obvious to few but not to the majority therefore i'm sharing this tip on how to down a Pe-2...
This plane as everyone knows is a hell to shoot down. Strong and very fast combined with hum... AI gunners
I consider myself that everytime, a russian side player takes a Pe-2, you can delete one german fighter because it takes more than one fighter on average to down the Peshka.
The weak point of those two planes is THE TAIL.
You just need to destroy 2 of the orange parts in the image below to shoot down it.
FEW HITS is needed of course and if you succeed, you will know it immediately because you will notice the missing parts and the Pe-2 will start a 45° degree dive straight to the ground.
If you don't manage to down the Pe-2 in one pass, keep trying as this part get weaker every time and doesn't sustain a lot of damage unlike wings.
As everyone knows, this plane can sustain huge damage if you hit a bit everywhere therefore it is essential to focus on something especially with few guys in comms
I tried to hit on one engine, then cockpit but the best results were achieved when focusing on tail.
Unless you kill the pilot which is harder (much smaller zone to aim), this is the best way because if you light fire, it still can fly one minute and drop his bombs if over targets
Note that you won't hit the tail part from straight behind as needed because you need some angle to clearly see the stabilizer surface when firing.
The more angle you have, the better it is
For this reason, you may not be able sometime to hit this part if the Pe-2 is flying too low as you can't go under him
Also, the best moment to attack a Pe-2 already bombing is right after his drop when it turns for a second pass and show itself his tail to you.
On this moment, the AI gunner isn't efficient as usual but for very few seconds.
While slower and somewhat easier to down, it works as well with the Il-2 and is essential to use if you have only one cannon (like the 15mm on 109 F2)
For training, i suggest to practice with Il-2 model 1941 or 1942 without gunner but without shooting from right behind as you won't be able to do so when there will be a rear gunner