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Flying germany, have tried, easy and moderate mission settings and flight settings from normal to expert.

I saw one or two allied aircraft on the first couple of missions, after than nothing. In game its September 9, 1942 and im flying a bf 109-f4

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Are you following your flight path? if you are when you get to the red combat area hit auto pilot and if there is any enemy a/c in the vicinity it will take you to the nearest one.

 

Also bear in mind not all missions encounter enemy a/c. 

 

Also Crtl/F2 will show you if there any Enemy a/c on the map somewhere.

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I wish that was the way my careers went. I’m tired of encountering opposition on virtually every single mission (except for ground cover missions, but we know those are bugged)

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Yes i was following the flight path and iirc those were ground cover and ground attack missions. How are ground cover missions bugged?

I just flew a bomber intercept mission and there were plenty of bombers and yaks, so maybe it was an anomalous string of missions i got.

 

Thanks for the replies, i didnt know if it was something historical or a bug or what.

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1 hour ago, fogpipe said:

Yes i was following the flight path and iirc those were ground cover and ground attack missions. How are ground cover missions bugged?

I just flew a bomber intercept mission and there were plenty of bombers and yaks, so maybe it was an anomalous string of missions i got.

 

Thanks for the replies, i didnt know if it was something historical or a bug or what.

 

Not all sorties result in enemy action. I actually enjoy flying in formation, and enjoying the view. I always get nervous over enemy lines though, and my head is literally all over the place wearing the oculus rift. Gives me a thrill every time I fly, I can't imagine ever getting bored of the career mode.

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5 hours ago, =FEW=Herne said:

 

Not all sorties result in enemy action. I actually enjoy flying in formation, and enjoying the view. I always get nervous over enemy lines though, and my head is literally all over the place wearing the oculus rift. Gives me a thrill every time I fly, I can't imagine ever getting bored of the career mode.

 

Well you've certainly got a very different threshold to boredom than me.  I grew so tired of the same six missions per-type, merry-go-round AI and abysmal radio calls that I had to set the game aside. 

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12 minutes ago, Feathered_IV said:

 

Well you've certainly got a very different threshold to boredom than me.  I grew so tired of the same six missions per-type, merry-go-round AI and abysmal radio calls that I had to set the game aside. 

 

I think radio communications between AI and pilots are the biggest flaw with BOX singleplayer. IL-2 1946 made the AI feel alive with all the radio chatter.

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10 hours ago, fogpipe said:

Yes i was following the flight path and iirc those were ground cover and ground attack missions. How are ground cover missions bugged?

I just flew a bomber intercept mission and there were plenty of bombers and yaks, so maybe it was an anomalous string of missions i got.

 

Thanks for the replies, i didnt know if it was something historical or a bug or what.

The ground cover missions seem to result in no opposition more often than other missions. Sometimes there's just a legitimate 'no enemies' thing. However, the 'bug' seems to be that the enemies only spawn at the instant you've got the 'Mission Complete' message and you're on your way home. 

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3 hours ago, 6./ZG26_McKvack said:

IL-2 1946 made the AI feel alive with all the radio chatter.

 

I just want the "Hello little friends!" line back, it made me really attached to the bombers I was escorting

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1 hour ago, RedKestrel said:

The ground cover missions seem to result in no opposition more often than other missions. Sometimes there's just a legitimate 'no enemies' thing. However, the 'bug' seems to be that the enemies only spawn at the instant you've got the 'Mission Complete' message and you're on your way home. 

 Wierd as I just flew a river crossing cover mission for Luftwaffe in Kuban and we had 2 squadrons of Yak 7's and a squad of P39 L's mixing it up against 2 squads of 109's on our side.

 

Plenty of action and it was air carnage for both sides.

 

Sometimes you get nothing, other times you get the kitchen sink and yet others like a soft column strike I had recently, I led my flight past a flight of LaGG's in a shallow dive and they didn't bother with us but as the soft column was near a VVS field, we had incoming B20's and P39 escorts to play with after we dropped our ordinance on the trucks.

 

Yak 7's are a bit of a challenge for us 109's, must remember to set trim properly when engaging.

 

Not come up against La5FN's or 5's for that matter yet.  Nor Pe2's. In Kuban that is.

 

Not boring and leading a flight is fun.

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1 hour ago, =621=Samikatz said:

 

I just want the "Hello little friends!" line back, it made me really attached to the bombers I was escorting

I like that line too, though i didnt miss the yelling german man, who seems to have found continued employment in this incarnation.

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1 hour ago, =621=Samikatz said:

 

I just want the "Hello little friends!" line back, it made me really attached to the bombers I was escorting

 

Absolutely amazing what major impact these little things can have when it comes to immersion.

 

My personal favorite was the reply of the German bomber crews upon the arrival of their fighter escorts:

 

"Holla, die Jäger! Wir sind froh euch zu sehen! Danke für das Geleit, Ende!"

 

Which roughly translates into:

 

'Hooray, the fighters! We are glad to see you! Thanks for the cover, over!'

 

I really wish we could have things like this back on our ingame radio.

 

And now I'll stop derailing this thread, promised.

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13 minutes ago, blitze said:

 Wierd as I just flew a river crossing cover mission for Luftwaffe in Kuban and we had 2 squadrons of Yak 7's and a squad of P39 L's mixing it up against 2 squads of 109's on our side.

 

Plenty of action and it was air carnage for both sides.

 

Sometimes you get nothing, other times you get the kitchen sink and yet others like a soft column strike I had recently, I led my flight past a flight of LaGG's in a shallow dive and they didn't bother with us but as the soft column was near a VVS field, we had incoming B20's and P39 escorts to play with after we dropped our ordinance on the trucks.

 

Yak 7's are a bit of a challenge for us 109's, must remember to set trim properly when engaging.

 

Not come up against La5FN's or 5's for that matter yet.  Nor Pe2's. In Kuban that is.

 

Not boring and leading a flight is fun.

There are pe-2s in the stalingrad campaign im on, il-2s as well.

How does a 109 pilot set trim for a yak 7?

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1 hour ago, fogpipe said:

I like that line too, though i didnt miss the yelling german man, who seems to have found continued employment in this incarnation.

 

The germans in 1946 were very shouty, but I quite liked that? If you were being shot at you'd yell too!

 

Then there were the weird line combos where a pilot would very calmly mention his number, and then scream bloody murder about being attacked!

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33 minutes ago, =621=Samikatz said:

 

Then there were the weird line combos where a pilot would very calmly mention his number, and then scream bloody murder about being attacked!

 

We have the opposite here.  Ive noticed there is one Russian voice in BoX that screams his number and then talks normally afterwards.  

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11 hours ago, 6./ZG26_McKvack said:

 

I think radio communications between AI and pilots are the biggest flaw with BOX singleplayer. IL-2 1946 made the AI feel alive with all the radio chatter.

 

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I have only played about 10 missions and two of the protect crossing missions consisted of circling the target area with no oposition. 

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11 hours ago, fogpipe said:

How does a 109 pilot set trim for a yak 7?

 

In general when engaging bandits I set trim from 1 to 0.

More nose up  and use it with limited use of flaps like 20%

 

Standard 109 trim (on the trim wheel to the left of the pilot) is set to 1 for cruise speed of 450kp/h

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18 minutes ago, blitze said:

 

In general when engaging bandits I set trim from 1 to 0.

More nose up  and use it with limited use of flaps like 20%

 

Standard 109 trim (on the trim wheel to the left of the pilot) is set to 1 for cruise speed of 450kp/h

Thanks good to know. I need all the help i can get flying on expert :)

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