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vyrago

Woah! I did...something good!

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I've been playing OFF for almost 8 months now, and never done/seen anything like this!

 

should I feel proud?

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Well done, old bean!

 

Of course, it should actually be the Military Cross, but let's not nitpick! How many hours does that pilot have?

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Congrats vyrago on your first official award. This of course means you buy the drinks tonight.

 

:drinks:

 

 

Si, you are quite correct that it should be the Military Cross as the DFC did not come along til mid-1918. I change the entry in my pilot logs to show the MC when I'm presented the DFC before it's available.

 

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This pilot has exactly 8 hours of flying time, and yeah I know about the DFC not being available until 1918. I think the medal was awarded for a mission from a few days ago: I was flight leader on an airfield strike when we got jumped over the trenches by what looked like 2 different Jastas. There was my flight of 5, and another flight of 4 against I believe 11 or 12 Albatrosses. I took down 4, including a german ace. (cant rememeber his name, but his plane was black with orange.) I also managed 2 more assists with my dwindling ammo before I decided to turn back and live to fight another day. we never made it to our target. In the end, I claimed 3 kills although 1 was rejected. the 4th kill was a team effort so I left it out. I guess I should mention that i'm playing with default realism, no cheats.

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Lordy! With a combat record like that, I'm surprised you only have five victories! I break out the Moet if I manage to not shoot down members of my own flight. This probably explains why I now have, as an RFC pilot, more Hun decorations than Entente ones...

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To be honest, I think pure luck had a big part to play. I'm often good for 1 or 2 kills per sortie when you consider ammunition and squadmate kills. Flying for RFC 56 means that my squadmates can hold their own and have even 'stolen' a few of my hard won kills. In the above mentioned scrap, the enemy planes just seemed to drift right into my sights at close range. I suspect one or two of those kills were outright pilot kills, meaning I saved ammunition which carried on the next kill. I also credit the lovely SE5a, no wonder it was called the "Ace maker". Even before the viper engine, it's a well powered little machine and a very stable gun platform.

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