Lesson's Learned...

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  1. beaupower32

    beaupower32 Well-Known Member

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    Here is a thread to tell your lesson learned stories. I'll start.

    Had 3 things happen to me last night that I learned not to do again.

    1. When engaging the enemy, make sure to check six. ( im good at keeping aware of my soroundings, but I had brain fart and didnt look behind me. 2 Yak's on my 6 at about 200 meters, shot my ailerons out and I bailed.)

    2. When attacking a plane, make sure you dont have 7 of your buddies behind ya firing at your target. (We were just taking off when we were bounced by a flight of 3 Yaks. We all made it off the ground, and the flight leader downed one, and I downed another one. The last one probably realized he was in a world of hurt cause he started doing all kinds of things to get away. He dives in a right hand turn and I fall in behind him. I close to him to about 150 meters and all of a sudden I start seeing tracers all around me. Most of my guys are behind me shooting at my target. I get my ailerons shot again, go figure, but I manage to shoot the Yak down. Tried landing, couldnt control it, so I bailed.)

    3. When shooting at a I-16, try to do it at more than 20 meters. (We were escorting Ju-87's and came across a flight of 4 I-16's. I tell my flight to attack, and I get very close to the flgiht leader. Well, too close, I just open up with my 20mm to hopefully get a quick kill, and something happened cause it took out my oil radiator. I tell the rest of the flight to attack and my wingman to rejoin. I make it back to base, drop gear and flaps, and the engine quits. I make a perfect glide in so the ground crew will be able to fix the plane.)

    So those are my Lesson's Learned, and there will be more to come. Hope you enjoy and get a few laughs. And BTW, share your Lesson's Learned.
     
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    Well here is one lesson from 1st grade, make sure NOT to play tag in the house and make sure you push the door open when running, not run through it.

    Yes I ran through a glass door while playing tag, it was so clean I though it was open and I got 48 stitches in my right arm and 12 in my knee.



    This is from my video game, Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII. Don't get into a turning fight with a J7W Shiden while you in an Me-262. After several loops the J7W will pull a firing angel on you.
     
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    Bloody hell Harrison, that's more stitches than arm - I hope you're OK otherwise

    tut tut with the turn fight dude, should have known better
     
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    :D At the time I didn't have any feeling in my arm but now it's about 80% back.
     
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    First rule of engagement when flying in a Me262: do not get into a turning fight!

    Second rule of engagement when flying a Me262: do not get into a turning fight!

    I've been flying them for enough years that I can pretty well figure out when and where to mix it up with fighters, and I've been known to turn and make a stand when I know I'm low on fuel and must get back to base without my "shadows". That never ends well for 'em, either :)

    Always use your speed to keep you out of harm's way, either when engaging, or when it gets too thick, and it's time to get out of the area :thumbleft:

    Only thing I can think of, that was a "lesson learned" when flying IL-2, is that the AI has incredibly accurate gunners aboard thier aircraft. Like Olympic quality marksmen gunners. That took a little getting used to!

    So I've learned to adapt or else get hosed at remarkable distances! :lol:
     
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