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#1 PA_Spartan-

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 22:34

One fast question. I've been reading a lot of combat narrations and they describe planes in flames very often. Is this modeled in the Sim? So far, I haven't seen any plane burning ...
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#2 Zooropa_Fly

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 23:27

I regularly 'flame' enemies. (Long time symptom of the fact my rounds never seem to make contact with the pilot).

 

I think this was affected amongst the infamous nerfings of a while back, to the effect that 'flamers' aren't quite as common as they used to be.

 

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#3 Panthercules

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 00:44

Yeah - early on almost everything was flaming, so they toned it down in one of the updates a few years ago - trying to make it a little less 'Hollywood" I guess.


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#4 BraveSirRobin

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:55

There was a WW1 historian who used to post here who pointed out, and had combat records to support it, that aircraft didn't catch fire as often as many believed.  The developers decreased the frequency of fires after that.


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#5 xvii-Dietrich

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 13:40

One fast question. I've been reading a lot of combat narrations and they describe planes in flames very often. Is this modeled in the Sim? So far, I haven't seen any plane burning ...

 

Screenshot from yesterday...

 

http://steamcommunit.../?id=1303498803

 

I caught fire mid air, but managed to set it down before being killed or the aircraft breaking up. I was lucky.

 

:icon_e_deadman:

 

I don't see flaming aircraft so often, but it certainly does happen in RoF. On very rare occasions, there can even be explosions (a few weeks back my Gotha bomber was hit in the fuel-tank which detonated, sending fragments everywhere). Personally, I think it has been done really well in RoF. It does happen, but not every single time like some movie. Unfortunately, the IL-2:BoX series is a bit too Hollywood-esque. I do hope they don't do the same in the upcoming Flying Circus.


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#6 JoeCrow

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 13:55

Well, It happened often enough to scare the crap out of some famous aces; to the extent that they carried a pistol in order to blow their brains out (Mannock). I would say that I see flamers at very roughly 1 in 10 kills but I have seen two in a row. It seems to be most frequent when I hit them in the cockpit area from above.
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#7 J2_Bidu

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 19:45

One fast question. I've been reading a lot of combat narrations and they describe planes in flames very often. Is this modeled in the Sim? So far, I haven't seen any plane burning ...

 

This does indeed happen every once in a while. Should your plane start burning, turn off the engine imediately and dive as hard as you can without breaking the plane apart (an 80 degree angle will do fine...) . This will put out the flames and you may be able to land safely. Just don't lose too much time thinking - do it as fast as you can.

 

A demonstration: 


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#8 PA_Spartan-

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 21:56

Great! You guy deserve a lot. Thanks for all the info and videos. On the other hand, I must be a very bad shooter  :mellow:

practice and more practice I need.


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#9 Plank

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 05:34

Ahem, gents.

 

My problem with planes exploding into flame is that it usually happens after I have hit the ground at significant speed.

 

[pwith at least three wings missing.

 

and red goggles.

 

and full of holes...

 

sigh!

 

Salute!

 

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#10 Arty_Effem

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 15:21

This does indeed happen every once in a while. Should your plane start burning, turn off the engine imediately and dive as hard as you can without breaking the plane apart (an 80 degree angle will do fine...) . This will put out the flames and you may be able to land safely. Just don't lose too much time thinking - do it as fast as you can.

 

A demonstration: 

 

Once safely on the ground, the pilot steadies his nerves by lighting-up a cigarette..


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#11 J2_PikeStance

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 17:15

That depends, if class, it should be a cigar, preferably a Cuban.  :icon_cool:


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#12 Arty_Effem

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 19:48

That depends, if class, it should be a cigar, preferably a Cuban.  :icon_cool:

 

He who blows himself up lighting a classy cigar, is nonetheless dead.


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#13 J2_Wulfe

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 04:59

I don't think I've ever caught fire in a Central plane, and I've only ever brought down 2 allied planes in flames...

 

In regards to the video, would side-slipping stop or lessen you burning in your seat at all?


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#14 J2_Adam

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 06:39

No you have to dive it pretty hard and also be aware rather quickly that you indeed are on fire. There’s not really any time to waste when you’re burning.
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#15 Chill31

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 14:14

I had a friend catch an engine fire in a WWI aircraft in flight and it did not end well. They just burn really well.
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#16 xvii-Dietrich

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 15:27

I don't think I've ever caught fire in a Central plane, {...}

 

My CL.II caught fire last night. :-\

 

Plus this W.12 example from earlier...  http://steamcommunit.../?id=1303498803

 

 

Maybe it is the bottle of Koskenkorva I keep under the pilots seat?  :wacko:


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#17 Zooropa_Fly

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 16:34

I've flamed about 6 planes today already.


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#18 PA_Spartan-

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 09:23

Finally I got a Pup in flames with my Dr I. It was nice, but I couldn't recorded ....

The Dr. I is extremely sensitive.


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#19 PA_Spartan-

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 09:24

Finally I got a Pup in flames with my Dr I. It was quite a view, but I couldn't recorded ....

The Dr. I is extremely sensitive.


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#20 US103_Hunter

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 14:01

I see very very few fires these days. It used to be that the camel would light up all the time....


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#21 Chill31

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 19:27

Finally I got a Pup in flames with my Dr I. It was nice, but I couldn't recorded ....
The Dr. I is extremely sensitive.


The real Dr1 is very sensitive as well and I am amazed at how difficult it is to aim
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#22 Panthercules

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 16:13

The real Dr1 is very sensitive as well and I am amazed at how difficult it is to aim

 

I wonder if maybe that helps explain how Voss could get shots on so many of his opponents in his final fight but couldn't put them out of commission.


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#23 BraveSirRobin

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 18:14

Most likely it's because there was another SE5 on his 6 before he could finish the job.  We used to have fights like the one with Voss all the time.  The Dr1 always loses.


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#24 Panthercules

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 06:40

Most likely it's because there was another SE5 on his 6 before he could finish the job.

 

Well yeah, that too.


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