Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Recommended Posts

So there I was flying my F-16A over As Sultan Yac'ub. The mission was to destroy some T-62 tanks that where harrassing our ground troops. I had made a few bombing runs on the tanks with my MK-82's. I managed to nail one of the tanks.

 

We then got a call over the radio that there where bogey's inbound. At almost the same instant I got a mission complete radio call from command. So I dropped my remaining A-G ordnance and went looking for MiG's. I spotted one MiG-21 at 12 o'clock high. He was about 1.2 miles away so I figured I would go for the lucky Python 3 shot. I took the shot and watched as my Python smashed into the MiG.

 

Splash One!

 

I then broke hard left and saw a MiG-23 flying away from us. I closed the distance and let loose with another Python 3. This one missed. And so did the next one! So now I was more determined than ever to take this guy down. One of my wingmen was closing the distance with the MiG as well. So I let loose with my last Python 3. I watched in dismay as the MiG broke hard and the missile lost lock and went ballistic.

 

The only thing I had left was guns. So I hit the burner and closed within 300 meters of the MiG. The guy started making lazy left and right turns which threw off my aim. My speed was about 80 knots faster than his so I was closing with him rapidly.

 

200m, 150m, 100m....I could not hit the bastard!! At this point I was nosed down relative to the MiG at about 50m. So I pulled the stick up hoping for a last second burst.

 

I never got the right angle again and passed within a few feet of the guy. All of a sudden I heard a "You got one!" call from my wingman...HUH?

 

Splash two????

 

I ended the mission and looked at the kill logs and mission totals. Here is what I found.

 

In this screenshot you can see that the mission was a success and that we all survived. One Netz was damaged....who's Netz could that have been? Note the two enemy aircraft destroyed.

 

1arrow.jpg

 

Here are my mission stats. I killed one MiG with a Python 3. And I got one additional kill with......N/A?

 

2arrow.jpg

 

At this point I was confused. So I look at the last few entries of the Log.

 

I found my first MiG kill with the Python 3 at 07:09:39.

 

4arrow.jpg

 

I then looked for this second mystery kill. It shows that I fired cannon rounds at the MiG 21 at 07:12:25. Those rounds didnt hit. Then mysteriously the logs says that I destroyed the MiG-23 at 07:12:34. But not with guns.

 

3arrow.jpg

 

I was at around 5 thousand feet during this chase, so a manuver kill is out of the question. I remember hearing the "you got one!" radio call a split second after I almost collided with the MiG.

 

But I didnt ALMOST collide with the MiG...I DID collide with it! I just have clipped some vital control surface on the plane or hit the engine or something because I destroyed the MiG right after I hit it. The flight characteristics on my F-16 where not affected in any way that I could notice. I wish I had thought of checking the exterior view before I ended the mission because this is the most bizzare kill I have ever gotten in a flight sim!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have gotten more than one like that.

 

You usually are smoking from somewhere after the encounter, but ofttimes you fly on like normal.

 

It happens more in FE than any of the jets sims.

 

I have also collided from a little too square of an angle and detonated, so these are, indeed, "near missles." :biggrin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I built an F-104 that had indestructable wings, nosecone and tail. If you ran out of guns and missiles, you could take them out melee style!

 

I have got a lot of MiG-23 kills with the wings of my F-14 in SFP1, too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I built an F-104 that had indestructable wings, nosecone and tail. If you ran out of guns and missiles, you could take them out melee style!

 

I have got a lot of MiG-23 kills with the wings of my F-14 in SFP1, too.

 

 

LOL, niceeeeeeeeeeee, USMC style, lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In Il-2 I've actually used my prop to cut off the tails of enemy planes when I was winchester without any adverse effects. Once or twice I've damaged the prop doing it, though.

Wonder if you could do that here?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Month ago, I collided whit the IL 28 in a Starfighter. Sliced of his wing whit my tail, whit no damage to me. Must be because my speed was 100 mph higher than his.

 

Coming form IL2 this hasn't surprised me at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..