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I just wanted to post a few tips to you all when it comes to dealing with the N.17.
Tip#1 When you are flying in the world of ROF never, never, never fly alone. Always find a friendly to pair up with even if he's not on comms. There's safety in numbers and numbers is really the only way to defeat the NME.
Tip#2 When you are flying with your wingman and you spot an N.17 and he latches onto you, this is what I've found that can work the best to get him off your 6. First depending on which plane he chooses to attack you need to go on the defensive asap. The plane that he is attacking needs to bring him down as close to the deck as possible. Do this by turning downward and using your rudder, bring him down while the other plane stays higher. 100-200 meters from the deck works best, as soon as you have reached your height set him up for a drag. Let your wingman (the higher plane) know which direction and altitude you are going. The higher plane must keep his sight glued to the NME. As soon as the N17 straightens out in the drag the higher plane should immediately drop gaining as much speed as he can with throttle back so you dont over rev the engine. Now in order for this to work the front plane which has the N17 on his 6 must do a short series of jinks left to right just to keep him fixated on him getting the killshot, this way he won't look over his shoulder at the other friendly plane making the bounce. Once you have the N17 low and following you his advantage is gone in the sense that he cant get altitude to get away. His only strength now is to turn fight low and hope his friends spot him. Once you get him to commit to the turn fight the plane that was being attacked comes back around to do hit and run passes on him. I did this 3 times in a row with another pilot Black knight on the SYN server against another pilot Alyseche which is known to be really good. Each time we did this she could not get up to gain altitude because the attacking plane kept her low in a turn. Each time we met the fight lasted about 5 mins with the N17 getting shot down or crashed due to stalling out. Most importantly for this to work you must be comfortable with your ability to stay alive. Anyway just my 2 cents. If anyone has any tips to offer please post. Hopefully the Albie is the next plane that gets an FM correction, cause this plane is much better that what 777 has set for it in its current condition.
"Know your enemy and use it against him."
As we saw the last few nights the guy doing the drag MUST jink. If he does not he will (A) be an easy target if the the 17's pilot is a proficient shot and (B) not be doing enough to keep the advisory busy/preoccupied. As Wolf has said the key here is to get you advisory on the deck and preoccupied with the thought that he will have an easy kill. This is one of the basic tactics that you will see and learn from Wolf in our weeknight group. As we use it more and more we are seeing some nice results. Again I encourage members to join us on the ROF TS channel weeknights starting at about 8:30 (EST).