Spitfire Bombing

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I had heard a while ago that the ability to add bombs to the Spitfire was added but I have been so engrossed in the Viggen and practising case 1 recovery landings in the Hornet that I simply didn’t have the time to see how they were. It turns out they are a lot of fun to deploy.

So of course, I loaded the Normandy map and placed some Russian APC’s in a field not too far from me and gave them orders to drive about a bit and enjoy the countryside.

There are many bombing profile tutorials on YouTube etc,If you want to know how to do it properly but I didn’t bother with those and just kind of worked it out on my own. This highly technical approach involved me pointing the nose of the aircraft from height at the targets and then dropping them when I thought I was close enough. Straight from the manual stuff.

Indecently that “other thing” that you can see falling with the bomb is my left aileron that was shot off by the Russians.

Bombing Russian APC’s With A Spitfire.

Spitfire Convoy Strafe

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DCS Spitfire is a superlative module of the series. I have spent many hours practicing takeoff and landings and now have 75 successful landings logged. Now that I can get this outstanding aircraft back in one piece I have been trying my hand at some combat.

Using the Normandy map I had to blow things up. Those things come in the form of fuel trucks.

Spotting the convoy I roll in to set-up for the strafe

Spotting the convoy (which is quite difficult on this map) I roll into set-up for the strafe. After some practice you get a feel for the right time to do this but if you give yourself time and try not to rush you soon get good control.

I level off the wings gain some speed and then start to level out to line up the target.

A smoking target from my AI teammate marks the area nicely for me. The fuel truck is a few seconds away from getting a tank full of 20mm cannon and .303 calibre from my browning machine guns.

All guns ablaze the rounds rip through the truck with ease. You can’t help but have a massive grin on your face when you are letting rip in this phase of the maneuver.

A view from the office. Now it’s starting to explode. A successful mission. Time to fly back doing some barrel rolls, a good landing, and some tea.

DCS Spitfire.

Written by Phil on . Posted in DCS Spitfire

I just got an early Chrismas present from my wife. The DCS Spitfire. My Dad was in the Royal Air Force and as such, I grew up moving from one fighter squadron to another. We also had to watch Battle Of Britain on numerous occasions. I once lived at RAF Kenley for a year which was a pivotal station during World War 2. I’ve only took it for a quick spin to get the controls set up etc. Judging by my numerous crashes I can see that landing is going to be quite a challenge as it is in real life with a tail wheel.

Anyway, I wish whoever comes over to my humble blog over years all the best and a Merry Christmas!!! Cheers!!