IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey achievements

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

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Defender of Stalingrad in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

Defender of Stalingrad16 (10)

Complete the "Battle of Stalingrad" chapter.

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Achievement Guide for Defender of Stalingrad

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Achievement won on 24 Jan 10
TA Score for this game: 511
Posted on 24 January 10 at 17:20
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This sounds like a pretty straightforward achievement since it's part of the campaign and you'd get it just by playing through the game normally, the last mission ("Hornet's Nest") is pretty difficult. In Hornet's Nest you have to shoot down a bunch of transport planes before they reach an airfield. If even one plane makes it through, you lose.

The best way to beat this mission is to play it on Realistic or Simulator difficulty: Arcade throws too many enemies at you and your wingmen are useless. Realistic and Simulator difficulty can be unlocked by playing through the tutorials.

Once you've unlocked Realistic or Simulator, start the Hornet's Nest. Enemy transport planes will appear from the South and will head towards the airfield at the North. Press down on the D-Pad to have your wingmen follow you, and when you get in range of the first group of transports, press right on the D-pad to target the transports and have your wingmen attack them. On the higher difficulty settings, the wingmen are much more effective and can take out lots of enemy planes.

While this is going on, hang back towards the North end of the level near the airfield, so you can pick off any stragglers that get past the wingmen. Once a group of transports is cleared, press right on the D-Pad again so the wingmen will attack the next group of enemy planes. Do this about five or six times and eventually you'll get a message to attack an enemy airfield with bombs. Get your wingmen to cover you (left on the D-pad) and bomb the anti-aircraft guns: there are eight, but you only need to hit a few.

After the bombing run is complete, you'll have to fly to waypoint on your map. Once you reach it, the mission ends. Achievement unlocked.
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