Il-2 Sturmovik: 1946
* Originally authored by N3uRoTiC *
Anyway I slowly move in for the kill, get a couple of shots in to him, the next thing I know my canopy is black and I can’t see very well, my engine sounds like it’s about gone, you know, the putt putt bang bang sound. So I check my map to see where I am, bugger thats a long way back to base, I turn around and start heading back, think to myself;
“my engines sounding like a damn bucket, I better throttle off a bit”
Ok, everythings going good…
About 5 mins from base my engine dies!
Ok not everythings lost. I’m nice and high, I start to wonder;
“can I glide this baby home?”
As I very slowly descend, I keep checking the map. I finally see my base out to the left, have to turn nice and careful, plane wants to stall if I turn too hard, finally all lined up with the runway, still a little to high, drop the nose a little. Ok, going good, flaps, landing gear, check and check, speed, a little too fast, ok can slow up as i’m about to land. Just over the runway I pull the nose up a little to lose some speed, perfect, drop the nose down again, and thud, great i’m on the ground, perfect landing with no engine for over 5 mins.
I breathe a sigh of relief.
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