Still getting familiarized with this bird. Fun to fly, but tricky to land. Still haven't had a good one yet. Grabbed this off of gog.com at a wonderful 6 dollar price tag! Took some fiddling to get the hat switch on my joystick to correspond to moving the gunnery reticle, but once that was done it was smoooooth sailing!
Starting off every time I love seeing how active the airfield is. Helicopters take off, people stroll around, aircraft take off. It's really great. Too bad the flight controller suffers from voice immodulation, and screams in your ear!
Take off was normal, a lot of yaw when power was added, but with speed comes windmilling, and it becomes easier.
Taking a look around on the way to the range.
On the inbound to the range, I make sure I try and maintain over 300 kmph and an alititude greater than 30m. The targets, a bunch of pallets, become visible on the horizon.
Hopping into the front seat, I look through the FLIR optics, so I have a more unobstructed view.
Was so busy bombing I didn't grab a great view of the bombs, but they smacked right into the pallets. You'll notice I still have four bombs. I wasn't sure I knew what I was doing (the rockets fire control surprised me) so I set it to unlimited ammo for this training flight.
I extend out and pull around for another pass...
Back in the gunners turret, keeping an eye on things...
Pickle (or whatever they say in russian)
Time to head home, with two successful bombing runs under my belt.
Arriving at base, I start decelerating and descending.
Gear down and locked (I've forgotten this a few times)
Remember what I said about active airfields? They have their downsides too. GET OUTTA THE WAY!
Despite ground control screaming in my ear out of nowhere, and making me jerk the stick, I did actually manage to land. First time I tried to land I caught myself in a vortex ring at low altititude and smacked into the ground. Learned not to do that pretty quickly.
Success! Take THAT pallets!
So far, awesome game. Loving every minute of it. This game is exactly my speed. Can't wait to start the campaign!