this sort of concerns vanilla more, when ever i play battle of britain, and im either in a spit or me, i swear only about 1/10 bullets actually impact.
I mean its rediculous, im shooting at a dam bomber i can see the tracer going right through the wings with no recognition that its getting hit!
is it lag or something because its bludy hard to get the server to realise im shooting something sometimes :mad:
or are the bullets that weak?
not so much a problem on fh for some reason, i think due to the cannons so they go down pretty quick anyway...
the other maps play out ok, and its really fustrating that this one map with tonnes of planes screws up =(
How's your vanilla's Coral sea?
I have the same problem on a fighter. I never seem to hit anything or cause damage.
On the other hand, the enemy always shoots me down with only a 2 second strafing, which leaves me on fire. I never understood that.
Well, you have to lead the plane a lot more then you'd think you would. You shouldn't see tracers actually impacting it because then they are technically behind it....if that makes any sense. Just shoot in front of the plane untill you get a hit indicator, then hold it steady.
How come I take so long to shoot anyone down, and they shoot me down in 2 seconds?
im gonna go with the part of the plane they hit you in, its all fine and good to go for the wings and tail, but you get the most effectiveness out of hitting the cockpit/engine, next time try aiming for the cockpit and watch wat happens...:D
My personal favorite planes are the F4F Wildcat and the P-40 Warhawk. Both use bullets as their sole armament, which I prefer over cannons in most situations. Strafing people on the ground becomes a challenge with cannons, as there would be small explosions all around your target, but yet it doesn't die. Machine guns are a sure kill for pretty much anything with 2 legs. On El Al, the P-40 is deadly to German tanks too. If you can concentrate a couple hundred machinegun rounds into a Marder II, or a Panzer IV, you'll take them out. It is really gratifying when the commander of a PIV starts screaming about how he just died to a fighter plane. Also, I noticed that cannons, even 20-30 mm can't seem to hurt tanks very well. So I'd take my .50 Cal every day over a cannon.
Ok thing is that everything depends on plane.For example if you fly a dive bomber and try to shoot it down with a fighter then you probably are succesful because of fighters superior speed and so on.Bombers can be hit with ease no mather what you flying, only bug I've noticed is that sometimes I can't shoot down a single spitfire or hurricane without wasting all the ammo on my BF109E.The best plane in shooting down everything is Me262 for me.Also very effective against ground targets with its 30 mm cannon.The plane is not common however with more avlaivable aircraft I would probably use Spitfire or Hurricane or BF110 maybe. Also notice that I couldn't fly well in vanilla BF1942.
i tried coral and its was slightly less messed up, then i tried both on single player and nailed all the bots so i guess it is sort of lag.
i tried leading the targets too and that worked.
on the subject of best planes, the german one on bocage with the cannon and machine guns is a beast for strafing infantry with, i personally dont like the hellcat/wild cat (the us plane on that map) its like flying a bucket >_>
and i love cannons, ok they are junk at taking out armor but the rarity that you come across a truck or jeep its toast,
It's P47 and yes it is junk:lol: but the P38 is good. That Jerry plane was Me109 F I think.