Under attack and landing. Should you continue landing?

il-2

#1

Below is a situation that i find myself in alot. Getting attacked while in the process of landing. Did i do right thing? what else should I have done?


#2

5 on 1. It is surprising you even got it on the ground in as good a condition as you did.
Outside of bailing out when you had some altitude I don’t see anything else you could have done.

Wheels


#3

Attacking aircraft in the landing pattern was a popular tactic in the real war too.
I guess it depends on how low you are, when attacked.
It’s a very precarious situation.

Every airbase should have AAA to scare off vulchers :slight_smile:


#4

Yeah i think that is really the only thing that could have saved the day.


#5

Yes. You could have drug the attackers over and through the AAA umbrella and let the ground dudes take them out.


#6

My tactic in DCS World. Flee like the coward I am into the umbrella of friendly air defenses!


#7

The consensus is flee, preferably into some AAA coverage, to live to fight another day…good advice, if you have the gas. :open_mouth:


#8

I like the idea of fleeing to AAA.

Dont think i would have made it to the safety of AAA this time though!


#9

If I may…

… your most excellent questions seem to have a theme, essentially, “I was combat and got into a disadvantageous situation.”

Fortunately, you have come to a forum that specializes in providing advice for such queries. :slightly_smiling_face:

That said, since you are working IL-2 missions, I might suggest looking for books from WWII pilots that describe their experiences. I am not that familiar with the air war on the eastern front, so unfortunately I cannot suggest any. (perhaps other Mudspikers can) My early focus was the Pacific theater in WWII. “God is my Copilot” and “Baa Baa Blacksheep” were a couple of my first books on the subject.

Speaking of which. Does anybody use “Pacific Fighters” anymore?


#10

I still fly 1946 regularly which incorporated the content of Pacific Fighters.

Wheels


#11

what type of planes is in this wildcats? carrier based aircraft?


#12

It was released some 14-15 years ago. It had a bunch of carrier based aircraft.
Here’s a review by Avsim.

A lot of IL-2 fans hoped the Pacific would be the next in the IL-2 Great Battles series, but it was put on hold for Bodenplatte. They haven’t given up on it though…


#13

Thanks for the review. I really liked Pacific Fighters…must be the USN in my blood. :sunglasses: However I did notice the cons mentioned in the review. I had this on an earlier PC and it didn’t “make the leap” to the 2014 upgrade. That was probably because I hand’t had TrackIR yet…it was a bit of a pain trying to use the hat switch to scan around the skies and cockpit. I should break it out and give it another try with TrackIR.

Actually, I think that the best WWII Pacific Theater flightsim was MS Combat FS 2. I got the strategy guide with it. It accurately described the strengths and weaknesses of the fighters and outlined the best tactics for each. I thought “yeah sure”, but in the sim the fighter models were pretty much as they were describes / actually were. I distinctly remember the tactics for the Hellcat, which were not to get into a turning fight with a Zero–you would lose–but to make slashing attacks, then extend and then come back for another.

Once I had practiced that tactic, I was nearly unstoppable…in a Hellcat. Other fighters had other tactics that I hadn’t mastered as well and things didn’t go so good…kind of like my Viggen record…:open_mouth:

So, getting back to the theme of this thread, I find it helpful read up on an aircraft. (Any good Viggen books?)


#14

In Swedish… I’ll check to see if I have any in english.