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Basic gunnery drill for beginners

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Hi, I've created a video for my mates for basic gunnery drill against AI bombers. Really recommended quick mission for beginners.

The mission is set against three Pe-2 and two IL-2 bombers. Enjoy  :salute:

 

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First of all I want to say that I'm noob in this game and I play BoS for a month or two. I was really struggling in the beginning with flying, shooting and almost everything in this game :D I made my biggest progress in the beginning in this quick mission where I have instant action with a little resistance from AI. So I think for beginners this is a really good approach, but if you know about something better I will be glad to hear that. 

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Everybody have to learn, nobody's born knowing so don't put noob etiquette on yourself. 

 

Here is my on topic advice - Basically, when attacking bombers you want to always be fast and keep them in your sight. Try to take parallel course with target at some distance and above. When target comes beside and below you, start your attack by turning into it and in shallow dive. Angle between your trajectory and targets trajectory should be between 45-60 deg. This should put your target in front of your nose for slight deflection shot at such high speed even most skilled gunners will have hard time aiming at you. After you pass target make some separation keeping your speed at all times, then climb again, at approx same height and distance as before first attack only on the opposite side. Looking from above it should resemble slalom-like trajectory, the difference is you are converting kinetic energy to height and vice versa.

 

Doing like this allows you to easily keep track of target and also makes you more difficult target for escorting planes. And if you catch someone on your six you'll always have energy/speed/height to disengage.

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This works nice if bober pilot fly in straight line , in our game you should expect them to break, suddenly change alt course,dive, turn and even try to shot you down with nose gun. still all hold up but it is not that easy as in drowning,best happens as first attack or when in group so bomber pilot have problems with his SA.

Never stay slow on bomber six. Make nice training mission (spawn above bomber formation) and practice aim.

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If bomber is not flying in straight line he can't drop bombs accurately, and you've done your job as interceptor  :biggrin:

 

Picture and explanation is for how to train. And once you get grip on it you do it instinctively, and almost always first strike is crippling or even kill. If bomber hits you with forward firing weapon you are to slow, didn't extend enough or both.

 

Video about that by Mr.X in Russian:

 

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Thanks guys for your points. I'll try this approach on bombers. Bad luck is that I'm playing liberty server almost always alone... it's hard to do anything without wingman because I have almost six after my first boom

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If bomber is not flying in straight line he can't drop bombs accurately, and you've done your job as interceptor  :biggrin:

 

Picture and explanation is for how to train. And once you get grip on it you do it instinctively, and almost always first strike is crippling or even kill. If bomber hits you with forward firing weapon you are to slow, didn't extend enough or both.

 

Video about that by Mr.X in Russian:

 

Pretty well perfect attack angles by this guy.  Great stuff

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