Spitfire IX at 27,000 feet. IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad
High altitude is where its at. BUT Im finding that to do it successfully, requires knowledge of the engine management. For example, you cannot operate the FW190D-9 Dora above 7000m without power problems, unless you firstly adjust the thermostat to 100% and once you do you are good to zoom up to 9000m +.
Same same with the Spitfire IX. Affter mucking around for hours, I have settled on 100% power, radiator manual mode and full open. That has enabled me to fly the Spit 27000 feet at full power, for the duration of the dogfight! If you dont full open the radiator you can last about 3 minutes at 80% power before you experience power problems. AND Once the Spit IX is producing that kind of power, it is fast enough to defeat the Bodenplatte axis fighters in this vid.
Battlefield V highlights
Here is a highlight reel of today’s Battlefield V action. I graduated to level 13 on Assault, which means I get to use the STG44! Its not as powerful as say the Gewher 43 but its very fast firing and its pretty effective. I also flew some planes and drove some tanks. Also: I figured out how to hitch a artillery to a vehicle, tow it unhitch it and fire it – a great way to mobilise HUGE firepower if you dont have a tank and you want tank-level firepower.
P40 online – IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad
A series of clips from my flying the P40 online earlier today.
Probably my most epic onlne PVP multiplayer mission ever. Mostly I kept the throttle at 64% and the radiators at 100% open. Basically I took off in the Bf110E-2 and flew South towards the closest enemy airfield. I was carrying around 50% fuel, and in fighter configuration. I saw a 109 shooting up some AAA so I joined in and took out a AAA and then strafed the train. Then a LA5 intercepted, but my ai gunner was accurate and the La sustained an engine fire and crashed out. By the time I jumped in the gunner’s seat the fight was over. Then on the way home, I saw two big planes in formation moving slow, turned out it was two IL-2 and I attacked and unfortunately got into a turn fight, I fled and went auto level and jumped in the gunners seat and I used up ALL the 7 ammo drums for the gunners gun and I did manage to get both IL-2s smoking from all my attacks. THEN some Bf109s from the airfield attacked the IL-2s and got one and I circled around and pursued the remaining IL-2 and caught up and gave it a burst. I dunno if it survived or not. Then home for a landing. What an epic flight!!!!!!!!!!
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad
P40 online – IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad
Highlights from tonights 3 hour session of learning how to manage the engine in multiplayer and a bit of combat action too. As you can see I started off barely able to takeoff and constantly overheating, then I got into some messy fights and then finally at the end Id learnt how to takeoff, cruise and not overheat, and fight ground and air targets and I even shot down a Bf110 and almost got a Bf109 head to head.
P40 engine management – What I know so far – IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad
P40 engine management. How to stop the engine overheating in online multiplayer. Watch this vid to find out. Top things to consider: Know beforehand what key combinations operate the radiator lever, the propeller RPM and know to look at the Manifold Pressure guage, the coolant guage and the RPM guage to see if their needles are in or out of the green range. You can exceed green range manifold pressure on takeoff for a little while but dont go very high for very long – maybe up to 43 HG manifold pressure for 30 seconds. Also very important: keep the throttle movements nice and easy.
A Bf110 online flight. I destroyed a Pe2 and cirlced around to the airfield again and I was stalking two planes taking off and going back for my second kill, when this Airacobra attacked. My strategy is to basically fly to the enemy airfield and loiter outside the AAA range and look for enemy planes there. Its risky because the AAA could easily get you and also theres usually a fighter or 3 very high above doing top cover BUT the benefit is ypou can almost garuntee action, whereas online when you just fly around you might fly for 2 hours without finding a fight. IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad
I took this Jeep for a spin, its pretty awesome.
Flying the P47D at 27000 feet, escorting two A20B formations versus around 7 FW190D-9. The 47 isnt as late-war as the Dora therefore is not as good, however it IS in its element up high because the P47 is a high altitude aircraft, so it operates very well at 27000 feet.
Here are two short clips from my online battles.
P39 AIRACOBRA VS BF110
P39 vs JU88 – IL-2 BOS
D-9 wont work above 7000m unless you adjust the radiator thermostat to 100%. And THEN it works perfectly.
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The Doolittle Raid on Tokyo took place on 18 April 1942. 16 B25 Mitechl medium bombers took off from an aircraft carrier, the USS Hornet and proceeded to successfully complete the mission over Tokyo and then on to China where they ran out of fuel and parachuted into the night. This was a spectacular success in a very dangerous and risky mission. There were some casualties, and the material effect was negligeable, it was more a morale booster and showed that the USAF could reach Tokyo. Who was Doolittle? Before WW2 he taught himself really good navigation by flying a small plane in tough areas (I think Alaska) and repeatedly navigating without looking outside, only using map wrist watch and compass.