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  1. Agreed! My 11th Kuban mission, and my flight of five 109s went to intercept six IL-2s with six Yaks flying cover. I went after the Yaks but six more of them showed up! I dived and ran for the coast with 12 chasing me. They went right through my other four guys without attacking them. Then five more Russians came from the south and joined the chase. Two went after my flight which I ordered home. Fifteen to one! I don't know how many flew into the trees (5?) or turned around but there were four remaining when one got me just above the trees. They were out to get me and no one else.
  2. Yes, 42 missions completed in BOS and now Kuban, 111 kills, and I'm still alive. I rarely attack Pe-2s or Havocs from behind; always head on and always when armed with 3 cannon.
  3. '...jumped, on my own and at low altitude, by a whole flight of 109s and shot to bits before I could flee." My third Kuban mission was to intercept IL-2s. I lead the flight at tree top level and shot down one Sturmovik. Through the armored glass headrest I saw a mass of fighters swinging in after my G4 so I hit the deck again and ran south. I turned on the map and saw at least 10 Lags in pursuit. They couldn't get close enough to shoot but chased me through the mountains where one, two, three or more crashed. Near Novorossisk, all but two remaining turned back. Flying through the
  4. I was flying out of Pitomkin with III./JG 52. The progress bar under my pilot's name was at approximately the 20% mark or 38 missions completed and the date September 28, 1942, when I was notified that the unit had been withdrawn. Therefore I transferred to II./JG 52 and commenced flying over Kuban. I've finally succeeded in surviving BOS but it was awfully short compared to other attempts when I've reached over 80 missions before being mercilessly ambushed.
  5. Interesting. I deleted the F-4 snap views but no change. Delicately using/gently but quickly tapping the Page Up, Delete, and End keys, I got respectable crosshairs although a little low and off center. It was good enough to aim and kill. But, when JG3 moved to Pitomnik and received G-2s, the gunsight reverted to it's normal view.
  6. IL-2 Sturmovik Great Battles\data\LuaScripts\snapviews Where is this file? BTW, pressing Number 5 key used to reset but does not now.
  7. 1. I did not inadvertently modify anything in settings. Instead of deleting the dead man's career, I restarted it. My Kuban and Rhineland views have not changed, only in Battle of Stalingrad has this occured. I have since deleted the "restarted" career and started two new careers but the "bug" is still there. 2. " (Or the update did the same.)" Eureka, you nailed it. I either left the game on overnight or was playing BOS during the update a few days ago. This was discussed in the Steam forum a month or two ago after a large update. Yes, I recall going into settings and cha
  8. No VR. I was (mysteriously) killed on my 17th mission. When I restarted the iron man career, without touching or changing any settings, the reticle was gone. This happened after an update 1-2 months ago, and I was able to switch it on from key settings. But now I cannot find the "toggle gun sight on/off" on the Weapons Control page. I have started new BOS careers but still no sight. But the reticle is present in Kuban and Rheinland careers! Hmmm.
  9. No, something else has happened. I corrected/raised the seat position with F9 but I still don't have aiming crosshairs. My Kuban and Rhineland views haven't been affected. Before Now
  10. Thanks Ghost, I'll give that a shot although I did nothing but delete one career and start another.
  11. "Clostermann is as close to being full of crap as you can get." Perhaps if we had combat experiences such as his then we would be in a position to judge him. Every move was a close call with Death. He describes writing from memory at the end of horrifying days in the sky. I choose not to cast the first or any stone. doc
  12. This is strange because up until now, for a year and a half, everything has worked well. Not only do I not have a working gunsight but I'm sitting very low in the cockpit as though I'm not sitting on my parachute. The seat needs to be cranked up.
  13. I started a new single player career and cannot reset or turn on my gunsight. I've forgotten the keyboard setting. Shift-F1 does nothing. Please advise, and thanks, doc.
  14. I, being a simple man, just don't get it. I once had a Spit Mk XIV "stimulator" that could be instrument-operated by using mouse controls. I recall moving the cursor and right clicking on buttons and levers for the cockpit controls, and that gave me an essence of actual instrument control. Actual flight was with my stick and rudder pedals. But using key mapping is crazy and nowhere close to realism. Why not just set your game to "Normal" instead of "Complex" or whatever and push the E button for start up and shut down?
  15. Yep, it's a game and it's fun. Been laughin since it happened but curious as to why and how. Back from the gulags, I started a new campaign in the November phase, flew 5 missions and ran up my kills. Then, while on a free hunt, I tangled with too many Yaks over the city and they got my engine. I was careless. Captured!! But no more Iron Man and gulags for me, and I went back for a second try and nailed a bunch of them. Flew a "ground troops cover" mission and got 3 fighters and badly damaged 2 A-20s (they shot the hell out of me and I bailed). I'm sure one of those Havocs wouldn't have
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