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Offline Slade

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Killing 88's
« on: December 18, 2020, 07:42:15 AM »
Hello All,

Can any of you share recommendations on the best plane and techniques you have found to kill an 88 while you have a sharp shooter in one shooting at you?


Thanks for sharing,

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Offline Train45

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Re: Killing 88's
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2020, 09:37:29 AM »
if akmills is in it then your chances are slim, dude is crazy good in 88s. if hes at a base im attacking 88's become priority #1

best bet is to fly fast, erradically and launch rockets from far out and hope for the best. if im using guns then i never fly straight at it, come in turning all the way in

Offline Shuffler

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Re: Killing 88's
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2020, 12:22:41 PM »
Any plane with rockets
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Offline Mongoose

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Re: Killing 88's
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2020, 06:19:01 PM »
Rockets are definitely the best approach from a fighter.  Come in at a sharp dive and move fast. 

Offline Slade

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Re: Killing 88's
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2020, 11:53:26 AM »
Thanks all!  :salute
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Offline Vulcan

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Re: Killing 88's
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2020, 04:56:02 PM »
Yak-9T with the 37mm is a great de-acker.

Offline whiteman

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Re: Killing 88's
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2020, 01:45:06 AM »
Any US fighter with rockets. Learn the drop from long ranges, I can usually take out 4 or 5 guns on a pass if I lineup right just to de-ack.
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Re: Killing 88's
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 11:40:30 AM »
American Rides and learning the gunsights and rockets.
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