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Old 08-15-2017, 07:56 PM   #31
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I'm stucked with the fulcrums. I'd been very close to suceed a couple of times but always something happens. They have better planes and weapons.

I ordered the oculus rift. Maybe with those will be easyer.
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Old 08-18-2017, 05:32 PM   #32
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VR should help with SA.

What we found worked was anticipating where the bandit is headed (so you can get your nose in front for a deflection shot) or making your turn at the merge early so you can get a tail shot as they go by.

Neither of which are easy but if you stick with it you will find a technique that works for you.
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I did it!
Still without oculus.
What Sabre said works fine. If you go to the headed bandid and forget about the one that is heading you, you got much more odds on your favor and with a liitle luck you got him. Afetar that 2 against one is much more easy to manage... Just don't lose the sight and you will be fine.
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I'm stucked with the fulcrums. I'd been very close to suceed a couple of times but always something happens. They have better planes and weapons.

I ordered the oculus rift. Maybe with those will be easyer.
They sure are hard to beat!!! Go for it!


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I did it!
Still without oculus.
What Sabre said works fine. If you go to the headed bandid and forget about the one that is heading you, you got much more odds on your favor and with a liitle luck you got him. Afetar that 2 against one is much more easy to manage... Just don't lose the sight and you will be fine.
Cool! I am being beat by Migs today. Next post will be about the Hornets.

I am still resisting about buying Oculus Rift... I don´t know...

Take care.

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Old 08-23-2017, 02:01 PM   #36
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Hi guys,

After so many nice things coming out for DCS, I finally took some time and came back to the ACM Campaign. Now it is mission 8, against 4 F-18C Hornets.

I had to practice that a lot. These guys turn a lot and easily get on your 6.

First engagement started as usual at 24kft, I sent my wingman to pincer left and when at 10NM range, I commanded him to engage bandits. I merged with the South guy and turned toward the North guy, the one engaging my wingman so we could bracket him. The problem is that the South guy would get on my 6 for sure. I just had to be fast.

The plan worked and I managed to put a sidewinder up his butt and broke hard left using flares to avoid being shot. Sure enough the south guy was already on my 6 and I kept slicing left. He changed his mind and committed to my wingie. In the process of turning, I got way lower than both of them.

They went pretty high and I tried to get to their alt but the started turning and burning and got lower as well. I managed to get on the hornet's tail. We turned some more but I saw it was going nowhere. I extended a bit so I´d be the bait. I did that but keeping an eye on him. The guy tried to shot me down with a Sidewinder but dropped a lot of flares and got lucky.

The enemy turned into my wingie and I moved in to get a tone. They went up in the sun, I got trigger happy and shot a missile on my wingman right at the moment blackjack said to terminate. I was lucky again and the missile didn´t impact. That was a close call.

Second engament was at 14kft, I tried the same opening move but got way too close to the north guy and had to go "TOPGUN" and switched to guns. The first shot was fair but lost the opportunity, then the pipper in range sign changed to foul. I didn´t notice during the engagement and nailed the guy anyway. I almost collided with his chute, after he ejected.

I was always dropping flares during the commitment to the north guy because I knew the south guy would try to get me. Sure enough when I saw the Tacview analysis, there was a shot on me with a missile but counter measures worked and I walked away from that.

After that, the South hornet changed his mind, like the first engagement, and went for my wingman. They went high again, but this time I had enough energy to go vertical, get a good tone and fire an AIM-9-P5 on the hornet. The missile tracked and impacted well. That was fast.

If you have the time, here goes the film of both engagements.



All the best,

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Old 08-23-2017, 06:38 PM   #37
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Guys,

Audio Levels were not good. I am uploading a new version with a better audio. Thanks for the feed back.

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