Way back when I was not banned on New Wings I had a predilection for " hit and run" on AF's.
( They were set far back behind the front so you had to do quite a bit of flying to get there.)
Fly in fast really low, avoid all AAA etc and then slashing attack on taking off planes and then running away.
In an N28. brbrbrbrrrrrbrrrrbrrrbrrbrbrbrbrrrrrrrrbrbrbrbrbrbrrrr ARAARRRRRRRRRRRRRR....etc
Chances of RTB was slim to none. If I collected a couple of planes they would follow me back across the mud. Shooting the whole way. if I had TS and a squad they could have jumped the tailing planes.... but no. lone wolf etc.
Was it cricket? no idea.
To be honest the N28 is fast ish but not that fast and it's no turner. If I was bounced by anything higher than me I
was a goner.
Is it vulching? Maybe. It certainly was exciting. ( Removing twigs from the under carriage etc if I made it home for tea )
Essentially I decided that planes were decidedly slanted towards the Germans. This is a contentious stance.
and in response I decided to take things into my own hands and hit the germs where it hurt with the least significant
plane in our arsenal. Our best turner took way to long to ferry over to the action and all our other planes were either
out gunned or just could not turn enough etc etc . So I settled on ram raiding their officers club.... with the flying lawn mower.
A thing I found quite amusing was flying under all the german planes flying towards the front.
They just didn't bother looking down.
Now if we had a fast turner that could zip across the mud and keep it's wings on and had two guns... heck.
oooh that sounded like a whinge.
Air field raiding is fun. Defending is also fun.
Many a night was spent on War Grounds defending the low and fast Gotha attacks. No idea what mission it was.
At times it was totally bonkers. Get shot down, get back up, attack get, shot down ad infinitum etc. As the bombers
got closer this process would speed up until you literally took off shooting....
Ram raiding ( N28 ): Chance of return low, chance of kills low, excitement high. and the fuss! what fun. : - )
Sorry for the waffle!