Getting attacked when landing


seems a good tactic? pounce on a wounded target easy kill usually.

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A successful tactic during the real war as well…


Yep, even Chuck Yeager utilized the tactic.

He finished the war with 11.5 official victories, including one of the first air-to-air victories over a jet fighter, a German Messerschmitt Me 262 that he shot down as it was on final approach for landing



We used to call that vulching back in the day. As in ‘vultures circling the airfield’.


IMO that’s just cheap.

In a real life situation I can kinda understand it. It is war after all and that fighter might just kill you tomorrow. In a sim, especially in MP where the game is about having fun with other people? No.

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Right. It was a big no-no. Calling people filthy vulchers was about the most insulting thing you could do.


Hadn’t considered it being MP since it looked more like an AI attack to me.


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AI are all filthy vulching honorless maggots!


Lol, too true.


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Dropping the bombs before you landed the He-111 might have been prudent.

Can’t remember how often the AI strafed me in old IL-2 when I thought I was home safe. Would be taxiiing along all happy I made it home safely and then the screen would go black and the first thing I almost always thought was that the computer had a problem and not that my pilot got killed.



yeah, should have dropped them for sure, was abit concerned i might blow myself up ! :joy:


I’m a little late to the party but, although I agree with your statement, have you met the interwebz?

On a more serious note, if it’s a server that deducts resources/respawns per death, then I’d argue it falls back into the “valid tactic” territory.


I have indeed. Which is one of the main reasons why I rarely play online.

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