Originally Posted By: Rick_Rawlings
Olham, just as a quick tip, I find flying steady does not necessarily contribute to the likelihood of your gunner actually opening up. I was never able to predict when he was going to shoot so I just flew as unpredictably as I could and hoped for the best. At least they had a hard time hitting me!

Rick, I found it helps if you go to the observer seat and see what his field of fire is. I would swerve in the FE and the observer would not fire. I am thinking, "shoot the bloody thing, you idiot." Not until I put myself in his shoes did I realize I was taking him out of his field of fire. With that plane anyway it is very limited, but now I know if one is one my tail in that plane how to give the observer the best shot.

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