IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey achievements

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

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There are 50 IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey achievements worth 5,050 (1,000)

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Soviet aircaft expert in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

Soviet aircaft expert152 (20)

Win one mission or match with each Soviet aircraft.

  • Unlocked by 152 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 7.59) 8,722  

Achievement Guide for Soviet aircaft expert

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Achievement won on 02 Apr 11
TA Score for this game: 3,615
Posted on 28 July 11 at 20:58, Edited on 28 July 11 at 21:00
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The planes required for this are:

I-16 Type 24


Before attempting this, I advise completing the campaign first, on any difficulty. This will unlock the majority of the single missions, many of which, by completing them, will unlock planes.

The single missions can also be completed on any difficulty. I would advise to complete all of these first as well before even attempting to get Soviet aircaft expert in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, Allied aircaft expert in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, and Axis aircaft expert in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey.

Also, boost the online. And yes, I said boost. You will NEVER, EVER unlock everything without boosting. I have run across exactly 3 randoms in my year of on/off boosting this. The community is dead folks. Anyhow, boost the online to unlock all of the planes at the very least before attempting this.

Why do I suggest all of that? If you go for any of the achievements related to winning a mission/match with X faction's aircraft before completing the story or single missions or unlocking them online, and you DON'T keep an accurate list, you're going to end up reusing planes, wasting time.

How to Get This Done Quick
Set up a single match against a single Po-2, with Anti-Aircraft set to Friendly. Any altitude, any map. Start at the top of the list I have posted here, and work your way down. All you have to do is kill the lone Po-2 and you win! That will count as a match. Move on to the next plane, and repeat. The achievement will pop on the stats screen after you have flown the final plane you needed for the unlock.

Getting a Po-2 Kill
This is definitely no fun and could take a little while. The ONLY weapon on this plane is a single machine gun on the back. Guess what that means! You can't shoot unless you switch to the rear gunner view. Meaning you can fly that well. The solution? Fly right underneath the enemy Po-2 going the exact same direction
as it is. Go a little faster than it and get out ahead until your gunner starts shooting, then match the enemy's speed as best you can. Just follow the path it takes as best you can (it may bank off, meaning you have to realign). eventually, your gunner will take the plane out. Just keep at it.

Completing this achievement with my method will put you part of the way towards
Test pilot in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

*Do note that you might end up knocking some of these out while boosting the online. You can choose to keep track of these if you'd like, but it is not necessary. It may be best not to keep track; you must complete a single mission with each aircraft anyhow to unlock Test pilot in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey.
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