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Author Topic: Has anyone else flown the Lavochkin-7 in ECA?
bucky-s
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posted 01-12-2000 06:55 AM     Profile for bucky-s   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
The plane totally, totally rocks. It eats Long-nose Doras for breakfast. I regularly take out four, five Krauts at a time in campaign, with all realism and enemy skill cranked all the way up. Only minor bummer is that top speed isn't great. In the "Diver" patrols (remember, it's flying in place of the Tempest V in the sim), it can't catch anything, and you can only watch in hopeless, impotent dismay (hey, that's what Viagra's for, right?) as the nasty Doodlebugs rain death and horror all over London 1944. Other than that, this Babe of the Steppes is a honey, and I'm in love. I pushed Sue Paquin (untouchable in the previous year and a half I've flown the sim)right off the top of the Hall of Fame list and I'm still only in early January of the campaign!

One really freaky thing happened when our squadron moved to France in August, and Charles, I hope you're reading this. We were all formed up on the runway in neat little rows of Commies, waiting for the take-off signal when all of the sudden our AA opens up and starts chewing into our fighters (FW-190s done up in Sov paint). "BUG!!!" our pilots scream as their planes are turned into smoking scrap and shells rip their flesh. Luckily, as I'm already the Squadron Leader (bask, bask), I'm in the "pole position", so I have a chance to make an escape while everyone else is getting creamed. I gun my engine and start down the runway when suddenly "kersplat"; I'm in outside view looking at all that tomato soup splattered over the inside of my canopy. Boo-hoo. Had to re-fly, then punch out of the missions until we left France a couple of weeks later.

Weird.

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Nashwan
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posted 01-12-2000 12:48 PM     Profile for Nashwan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Check to see where your airfield is on the map. My Tempest squadron once got located to a German airfield. Seven losses on takeoff.
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bucky-s
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posted 01-13-2000 12:30 AM     Profile for bucky-s   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Now THAT would be pretty painful, wouldn't it?

Gotta remember to let the ground-pounders take the field for us first before we take it upon ourselves to move in, right?

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JG5_Jerry
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posted 01-13-2000 07:14 AM     Profile for JG5_Jerry   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I haven't tried this version of the ECA Panel - if it's flight-model has been done right, it should be pretty useless above a cerytain altitude (can't remember the figure). FYI, most Soviet pilots refused to combat the Dora-9...
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JWC
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posted 01-13-2000 10:57 AM     Profile for JWC     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I don't know what that figure is either, but according to EAW Aircraft Edit 1.06, these are the "altitude-related" figures for the ECA Control Panel 2.0 La-7:

Engine Best Altitude: 19,000 ft
Maximum Altitude: 34,500 ft


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