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i just started my mission to intercept a group of Tu-16's.

suddenly a Tupolev get's behind my and shoot's me with his main gun.

this seems a little weird to me because a fighter suppose to shoot down a Bomber right?

 

this is the mission data of the Tu-16 that has shot me down:

 

[MissionData]

NationName=SOVIET

ServiceStartYear=1958

ServiceEndYear=1975

AircraftRole=BOMBER

AircraftCapability=DAY_AND_NIGHT

Availability=VERY_COMMON

Exported=TRUE

ExportStartYear=1974

ExportAvailability=RARE

PrimaryRoles=STRIKE,SEAD

SecondaryRoles=RECON,CAS

NormalMissionRadius=1033

MaxMissionRadius=1950

Ceiling=13600

MinBaseSize=LARGE

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You probably got zapped by the forward upper turret ... them cannons ain't friendly to aircraft structural metals...

 

Happens all the time....those turrets ARE for self-defense, after all!!! It has nothing to do with the mission data section of the data ini at all. Built into the game's AI routines.

 

Want a real good time???? Go up against a squadron of B-29s in a Tony or a Nick....hell, any of the WW2 bombers vs any WW2 fighter!! And watch the sparks fly!!! :rofl:

 

Even Beagle's will shoot at you with their tail turret.

 

Wrench

kevin stein

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"Even Beagle's will shoot at you with their tail turret" Ain't that the truth! I made the mistake of getting too close to a what I thought was a defensless bomber(Beagle) from behind, only to have some green tracers(a lot) sent my way :blink: Now I used a much different angle and direction when tasked to take them down. :biggrin:

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I remember taking down a flight of 12 jap bombers in a P-40... I got 6 and my wingie got 3, but I had to crash-land because of all the holes I took. Good times...

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Today in WOI, I'm flying the F-14. I use my AIM-54s and AIM-9s. Wingie is being dumb. Ramrod 13 and 14 are busy killing MiG-23MS. So, I go in for guns, flying at 740 kts. Somehow, that bastard got me. Luckily for me, my left wing hit him and killed the Badger (well, atleast put it in a flat spin)

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those beagles got me too when i first saw it in WOE, now i never underestimate the tailgunner (just like in memphis belle where the b-29 shot down a bf109).

 

try shooting those bombers down by diving at them from high altitude or attack them head-on

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I do believe I read somewhere that one of the many "field mods" for some USAAF heavy bombers during WWII was rigging up a couple of forward firing pilot controlled 50 cals.

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those beagles got me too when i first saw it in WOE, now i never underestimate the tailgunner (just like in memphis belle where the b-29 shot down a bf109).

 

try shooting those bombers down by diving at them from high altitude or attack them head-on

 

OT - but I think you meant B-17...

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had fun when flying an iL-28 and the tailgunner managed two kills...so why doesnt the #2 - #4 fighters manage anything but a guy eating a sandwich in the back of an airplane swacks two?

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had fun when flying an iL-28 and the tailgunner managed two kills...so why doesnt the #2 - #4 fighters manage anything but a guy eating a sandwich in the back of an airplane swacks two?

 

Hell, Sparko...

 

If I were your wingman, I'd shoot you down, just on GP. :biggrin:

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I still find it freakin' dificult to take on a B-35/49 in a knife fight! Even a flying tank like an Il-2 or an A-10 looks like a crumpet in the end...

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Hell, Sparko...

 

If I were your wingman, I'd shoot you down, just on GP. :biggrin:

 

the hardest part of being a wingman is not shooting your lead down when he does something stupid or insults your sister over the radio or even threatens to shoot you down. jeez...

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