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Everything posted by StaB/Tomio_VR***

  1. McGuire didn't fail to jettison tanks, he just didn't. Who knows if he tried ? But jettisonning tanks meant to go back home earlier and less chance to engage more enemy and he was on a race with Bong so he ordered other pilots to don't do so without orders from him.
  2. Did i compare sim to real pilots ? What is true in WW2 remain somewhat true in our sim... Of course they can. When P-38 appearead in the Solomons in Feb 43, their pilots started to turn, losing few of them against Zeros before learning how to use better tactics... McGuire died because he tried to engage a lonely Ki-43 in a turnfight. Need more ?
  3. The P-38 allowed many aces to be born... in the Pacific and not in Europe and they didn't turn there for sure, using mostly their extra speed advantage over japanese fighters When McGuire (38 victories) and Rittmayer (12 v) met a plane as fast as them (the Ki-84), they died in the ensuing engagement. I think it was probably the first time they met the Ki-84 btw On the Western front, it was easy target with his size because he was not faster than german fighters and as a result was withdrawn of fighter role before the end of war because it could not compete with lastest german designs. In Europe, their most precious sucess was probably the death of german ace Walter Oesau in a 109 G6/AS on May 11th of 1944. He fought 4 Lightning for 10 mn alone from high to treetop before being killed. Otherwise P-38 pilots over ETO never had a bigger tally than P-47 and P-51 of course and was never much feared by LW pilots. In game the P-38J we have as nothing to do with the Il2 1946 surpringsly It turns in 20 seconds in BoS when it did in 26,01 sec for P-38J in 27,27 sec for P-38L in 25,75 sec for P-38 L late in 1946. (Il2 compare date for 4.11) Same with rate of climb with a maximum of 16,3 m/s in 1946 compared to the 20 m/s in BoS. All of this allows the current P-38 to outurn all era axis fighters which i found quite unrealistic. Seems it was more realistic in 1946 honestly ๐Ÿ˜• Sure the P-38 was turning great but for a twin-engined fighter only and it should not be able to outurn a late 109 for very long time because it is more twice more heavier, simple as that.
  4. Only a VR one xD More seriously, if there is a increased rear view ability, this one is marginal
  5. Well, i never noticed a better visibility in any sim with the bubble canopy ๐Ÿ˜•
  6. Does the Bubble canopy brings more protection for the pilot ? I mean the headrest which is way much bigger than the one on Anton series which is thinner... Because the plane is 1 km/h faster with the default canopy Thanks
  7. You turn crazy when you see a 262 doing crazy things hoping you can give him a burst... Result : catched by a K4 Looks like there was 2 Me-262 according your track ?
  8. Marseille didn't need to say that lol He was the proud of his squadron and comrades were fine to let him shoot at any opponent because he had exceptionnal aim and used very few rounds to down an aicraft in any position and everyone knew it. Inflicting the first loss between two groups who meet in combat gives a big advantage for the final battle result.
  9. How can the pool author could forget Battle of Mariannas ?? The biggest carrier engagement ever (15 USN ones vs 9 IJN) with some ground based aircraft on japanese side as well
  10. Got this too since few minutes after using launcher to disable VR in order to read tracks in full screen. I deleted update folder but it doesn't help like usually. I got this as well on my beta-tester installation which is located on another disk. HELPPPPPPP....
  11. Quite funny to see that you can report what you do yourself teufelhunden... On Oct.6, you killed me on the ground after that i landed a heavily damaged 262 resulting in losing a precious aircraft Proof below http://combatbox.net/en/sortie/log/112286/?tour=14
  12. New video made by Pienoir about two victories i had on Combat Box server Thanks to him !
  13. i understand it was a bit hard with... bombs xD
  14. It will. Flying P-38 or P-47 is just crazy as of now with K4 1.98 ata around. I'm not very aware of 150 octane service use Did all the allied planes really had it from march 44 ?
  15. Combat Box is good server but may i suggest to make some Summer 44 scenario because with all Bodenplatte planes available, everyone takes K4, Mustang and Tempest with boost... It starts to be a bit redundant/repetitive. Suggested Summer 44 Fighters Planeset : - 190 A8 - 109 G14 - P-47 - P-38 - P-51 (without 150 octane fuel) - Spit IXe (without 150 octane fuel) - Tempest (without 11 lbs boost) Suggested 1945 Fighters Planeset : - Me 262 - 190 D9 + A8 - 109 K4 + G14 - P-47 - P-38 - P-51 (with 150 octane fuel) - Spit IXe (with 150 octane fuel) - Tempest (with 11 lbs boost)
  16. Speaking about clouds... Double layer clouds were added some time ago but they are available only with "Heavy" weather. ๐Ÿ˜• It would be great to have them with every kind of weather...
  17. It was on Combat Box. The map is Battle for Eindhoven. WoL and Kota doesn't use yet the new map. Can't remember my trim setting
  18. I don't think so. Most of pilots cannot master this plane and will turn far too much in order to get a victory turning them into easy meat.
  19. The 262 has a weakness with tail. You can lose it without combat damage or G's I broke many of them and i never hear anything when it happens... I realize it only when looking behind. Here is an example how it can happen. Speed was fast but normal for the 262. Pilot and plane wasn't under high G's as everyone can see with pictures The track can be downloaded here. It happens at the very beginning after 20 seconds https://1fichier.com/?7ivlswkdhulp5szyo8sn 1- I get close of the P-51 but i cannot aim it properly 2- I overpass it on the right 3- Watching behind at him, we can see, i lost the tail 4- Half second before losing tail 5- The Tail has gone
  20. Indeed. You faced me in a 109K when you crashed this evening
  21. The 262 allows to dominate skies like never before therefore your title is quite wrong xD Good video howewer !
  22. Ivan Nikolaievitch Kodhezub shot down one. He is the only russian pilot who catched one flying La-7. There wasn't too many but they made few missions.
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