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HazeGrayUnderway #21 Posted 29 November 2018 - 06:00 AM

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Another thing with bomb drops on a dive, is that the faster the dive the bomb reticle shrinks and you get more precise.

 

On the flip side with high altitude level bombing, your bombs can easily go astray.  But I guess that's less of a problem for the heavy bombers and those massive bombs.



poppavein #22 Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:56 PM

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View Posttrikke, on 20 November 2018 - 05:36 PM, said:

i'm having some trouble hitting stuff while divebombing in the pe-2 m-something

 

i'm sure there's a trick to it, like clicking a string at the 'wall' 

 

hints?

 

LMG has some YouTube videos showing his technique. 

GonerNL #23 Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:45 AM

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I completely switched to dive-bombing with the Pe-2. Only on very rare occasion will I drop from alt.

You have to do a pretty steep dive for the circle to show up, slow down and wiggle a bit to throw the AA off aim. I also use seasonal camo for the extra 10% decrease in AA damage.

On occasion I managed to take out the main building on mining plant in one dive, but mostly damage it so much that the slower GA can finish it off easily.

 

Just researched the Pe-2 M-82, so I'll upgrade for the better guns and speed.

I would love to get these bombers to specialist for the extra slots, but with the "10 gunner kills" requirement that seems impossible ...


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LMG #24 Posted 02 December 2018 - 04:50 PM

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View PostGonerNL, on 02 December 2018 - 04:45 AM, said:

Just researched the Pe-2 M-82, so I'll upgrade for the better guns and speed.

I would love to get these bombers to specialist for the extra slots, but with the "10 gunner kills" requirement that seems impossible ...

 

Yea, the Pe-2's reargun basically shoots pebbles at the enemy, and the M-82's is stil too weak to reliably take out light fighters in a reasonable amount of time. On top of that the divebombing playstyle doesn't really make it any easier to achieve since you can't control your climb and the turrets at the same time :unsure:


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Captain_Underpants53 #25 Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:24 PM

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View PostLMG, on 02 December 2018 - 11:50 AM, said:

 

Yea, the Pe-2's reargun basically shoots pebbles at the enemy, and the M-82's is stil too weak to reliably take out light fighters in a reasonable amount of time. On top of that the divebombing playstyle doesn't really make it any easier to achieve since you can't control your climb and the turrets at the same time :unsure:

 

Actually you can, to a certain extent.  I set up joystick buttons for climb and dive while I am in the turret.  Not perfect, but it does work.
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Dru83 #26 Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:34 AM

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Thanks for all the comments. As Cpt Underpants, said you can sorta control your attitude in gunner mode by assigning pitch up and pitch down buttons. It is really annoying sometimes though, when you dive away from an enemy and try to shoot them only to find the game is trying to force you back to level flight. I did get the M-82 and am working on reaching elite status with it. The added speed is a bit of a help with running away after dropping bombs.




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