B17 Flying Fortress
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Success in B-17 revolves
around taking care of and learning from your crew. Take
time to notice how the computer-controlled gunners aim for
the fast moving fighters and try to learn from their techniques.
When you are being attacked, use 'Z' and 'X' to change to
an enemy fighter, then SHIFT-F1 to see the battle from the
fighter pilot's view.
Take care of your engines:
Make regular checks on the outside view to check your engines;
if your co-pilot has been hit you don't get any warning.
Fuel leaks can be critical to the success of a mission.
If necessary you need to turn off an engine or two and drop
out of formation to conserve fuel. If your engines are on
fire point the nose at the ground and try diving at between
350-400 mph - this is useful in later levels when one fire
extinguisher per engine isn't enough.
A healthy crew is a happy crew:
Make regular checks to ensure the crew is OK and that
the guns aren't jammed - it's easy to miss messages in the
heat of combat. Keep at least one pilot healthy because
the plane can end up in a spin if it's in a turn when the
pilot is hit, giving little time to bail out.
Make the radio operator send a MayDay message to improve
your chances of survival when you're bailing out over the
channel. Landing an engineless, bullet-ridden, flame-scorched
B-17 after a mission is risky and difficult. Bail out over
the channel to ensure mission success. Before landing, attempt
to heal injured crew otherwise they are hospitalised. Having
more than one crew member peform first aid on a casualty
increases the chances of success.