Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Tips FAQ Help Tricks Hints Cheat Codes Strategy Gui
Got the game a couple of days ago and, like everyone else seems to have, got stuck on this one.
After a few goes I worked out a strategy for it which worked for me. The transport planes are trying to get into the centre of the map to make the drop and your job is to stop all of them from getting there.
They usually attack in either a formation of 4 or two close formations of 4. If you attack them from the side (as opposed to behind or head on) you should be able to take each formation out with one pass.
For the double formations, do the first pass but rather than doing a full 180 turn, do half a loop till you're inverted and the ground appears above you and then a semi barrel roll to get the right way up which should just about set you up on the second of the two formations.
Keep an eye on the radar for the next group to appear and when you see it head towards them at full power, closing the gap as quickly as possible as they're heading head on to you too, but at a slight angle away to be able to turn in and attack from their side again. Don't bother with the rockets or ground targets, a couple of decent blasts on the guns will easily take each of the planes out.
Think there's 6 or 7 waves of JU52's to take out but didn't have a chance to count!
With a bit of practice you should be able to get the attack in and be on to the next group before they're anywhere near the target zone.