Spitfire Convoy Strafe

Written by Phil on . Posted in DCS Spitfire

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!!