:confused: Ok... We all know this is a superb tank killer... but I always, ALWAYS have the greatest of difficulties when trying to shoot down aircraft, mostly fighters...This is mainly because there are no crosshairs, which is fine, but how do you people manage to use this tank killer to bring down things it was really designed to take down? Also, If your shot hits in the general vicinity, will the shell explode causingg the black shroud of shrapnel or ddoes it need a direct hit.. fuses/direct hits?
I don't believe you have to hit the plane right in the target, just somewhere in the general direction of plane, and it should go down it 2 a 3 hits ( or 1 if your lucky :) )
I usually just end up killing the pilot out of the aircraft leaving it virtually unharmed. It's mostly luck when it comes to fast moving aircraft.
I didn't make it!
Well if I'm in an 88 and aircraft come after me I hop out and run for cover! I can't use those things at all to bring down fighters. Large aircraft I can but not fighters. But you have to remember that the 88 wasn't designed to bring down fighters, it was designed to bring down high flying bombers, and even at that it was supposdly mediocre. It really came to shine as an AT gun, as it does in FH.
One thing I ask for the 88s in FH2 though, cover. I often find that the 88 is set up either in an obvious bunker, or in the middle of a field. How about some underbrush surrounding the gun so that it can be used more as an ambush gun, same with the PAKs and other AT guns.
Who_Flung_Poo?I usually just end up killing the pilot out of the aircraft leaving it virtually unharmed. It's mostly luck when it comes to fast moving aircraft.
Sdkz222?IT had a cage over it.
yea! more cover wold be a good thing.. entrenchments and whatnot.. when using the 88, i find myself switching views alot to see the blind spot...and those fighters move so fast that by the time im done siwtching back and forth ffrom the views, the fighter has shot down our beloved heinkel and has sped off into the blue yonder....:bawl:
EDIT: whoops, I just saw this thread on defenses http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?t=228014
Nishat...the fighter has shot down our beloved heinkel and has sped off into the blue yonder....:bawl:
Wow thanks for the compliment. Rumours of my death by 88 AA are greatly exaggerated. ;)
Lol! Does anyone know where I can get any info on the effectiveness of the 88 in the anti aircraft role? You said it was mediocre at shooting down bombers, I thought it would be very easy to shoot them down with such a high velocity round and a slow flying plane..
Typically, a faster round is worse than a slower round, (of course, this isn't always true, depending on the TYPE of round being fired). Lets use the concept of bullets. A high velocity round can kill, that much is true, but the problem is, its possible for a round to be moving so fast that it simply goes straight through the target, causing minimal damage to the victim. The same concept goes with tank rounds, and AA rounds. Not all AA rounds were designed to explode on contact, since the concept of flak is to pepper its targets with metal chunks. If you get a direct hit on an aircraft, its very likely that the round would simply punch a hole straight thru the plane, and, assuming the plane was hit in a noncritical surface, it would continue on. The reason it was deemed ineffective against aircraft when compared to a regular FLaK38 is because it just doesn't put out enough rounds fast enough to deal much damage at all.
I pretend I'm cooler than AzH
3rd September 2005
88s are effective when using the AA setting agenst infantry