FiF 2017 Fall, phase B3.
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:05 PM
FiF 2017 Fall, phase B4.
Winging up with Razwald, Maus, Baron, Hans and Stefan to escort our bombers to safety, then later to protect our Arty Spot mission, then some action on our side defending our trenches against attack. Enjoy!
Posted 09 January 2018 - 04:52 AM
Last RoF flights with JG1_Barton, plus our regular crew. A demonstration of how NOT to climb through clouds. Some pretty intense furballs being attacked by multiple enemies (I don't think they liked that red tail). See me get credited with some kills that I didn't deserve. A great setup for the King of the One-Pass Kills. Top it all off with an unfortunate and completely unnecessary death due to collision with a squad mate at the very end of the night.
It all sounds pretty bad, but actually it was extremely fun and memorable, and if nothing else, the best I could muster to say good-bye to a great friend. S!
Posted 09 January 2018 - 04:11 PM
Posted 09 January 2018 - 04:46 PM
You showed some excellent flying here. That bout with the SE5s was genuinely impressive. I would say that it validated my evaluation of your skills but I feel that I underestimated you.
The biggest thing you need to improve on is your gunnery. I think your biggest problem is being uncomfortable taking shots that require an amount of lead that partially hides the enemy under your nose. Your long shots on the low 2 seater we were attacking were just about dead nuts on. However, you shots at some of the SE5s were consistently just behind. If your aim had been just as far in front of the SE5 as they were behind in that 2v2 bout with him and the tripe that SE wouldn’t have lasted 10 seconds. Get comfortable with shooting at a plane you can only partially see and you’ll be 5x as deadly.
Was a bunch of fun flying with you Luft! ~S~
I know exactly what you're talking about. The truth is, in the situation with the S.E.5a, I knew where I had to hit him, but my plane just wouldn't pull up any harder. I knew my shots were missing, and were going to continue to miss, until I could get my pipper where it needed to be; but because I knew I was about to be on target, I just said "screw it" and kept the trigger held down, so when I did draw on target, I'd hit him as many times as possible and blow him apart (then hopefully go on to the Tripe). And in fact, I thought I did hit him pretty hard a couple of times during that whole process, and was surprised he didn't come apart....then Hell's Angel entered the fight right at a critical moment (as he's known to do) and screwed up my whole plan. My other excuse is, although I love the Pfalz D.IIIa, it does have an extremely narrow shot picture, which limits how much you can see to judge your lead....actually I use that skin because it has the two dots on the upper wing that I use almost as a gun sight, so I can instantly start firing when he appears below the wing, or even before.
Truth is, I wasn't really on my game that night, and could have done better, which I think you zeroed in on with your accurate comments. I could have done better! But just about anytime I fly, I end up saying that. In that case, I should have had less to drink before the flight....but I was going to fly regardless, because it was my last chance to fly with you in RoF.
Thanks for your insightful comments, they're spot-on as always! And I'm glad to have at least had that chance, and all the fun we had, regardless of how I screwed up. I value times like that because if I can have fun like that and end up laughing and having good memories about the whole thing, in the end I feel fine about it and would do it all over again.
S! and Thanks!
Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:10 PM
Here's the latest Thursday Night get together which took place on Cuban's server. Pfalz D.XIIf's vs. SPAD XIII's, with a few others thrown into the mix. Thanks to Hotlead, Labroisse, Kliegmann, Vikner and everybody who winged up, and of course US103 Hunter and friends for the great opposition. S!
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