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Tha_Truth #1 Posted 10 November 2018 - 04:13 PM

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i need to get the doolittle medal for a mission.

After google and searching all the pages, i am left with 2 questions"

 

For getting the medal and thus the mission, it is needed to get 400 capture points by destroying ground targets.

 

1: Does it have to be completed in a single sortie (so: without dying!)?

 

2: Can it only be achieved in a bomber?

 

 

 

 


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demostene #2 Posted 10 November 2018 - 04:25 PM

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The problem with dolittle medal is: you can use GAA or Bombers, but a battle isn't long enough to achieve the medal. You can try with the JU88a or premiums Heinkel 111, RB-17 (it seems perfect). The tier 6 DO 217 M has a problem, single bomb launch and no very high altitude bombing (it isn't accurate as the Ju88a and you need a single sortie). I prefer the Ju88a. Anyway you need absolutely a skilled pilot for more damage with bombs from high altitude and a good amount of luck.  

jss78 #3 Posted 10 November 2018 - 04:40 PM

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It's a hard medal to get. And especially hard to do on command.

Key problem is you need a long, even game. If either side gets an easy win, you run out of time. And all that is out of your control. Basically I hope to get a nice game myself but that my team mates suck just enough that the game lasts long. It's a weird thing to hope for but there you have it.

I managed it last night in the HE-111 premium, with a mad low altitude dash at the last minute to hit one more cap.

Single sortie is generally not the issue in a bomber, as you don't die much.

Tha_Truth #4 Posted 10 November 2018 - 05:04 PM

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thanks for the fast replies.

 

Indeed my problem is time. i have only 8 hours left to get it, maximum. that's not counting dinner time and such. So my actual time to get it is far less.

 

I was wondering if Ga could also get it.

 

I find the missions pretty doable, except missions like this one (for the new tier 7 usa bomber).

The plane will become grindable after all, so its pretty steep/high time investment.

 

Always nice to have mission and such. And i understand it has to be challenging and difficult for winnable premium aircraft.

but this is not a tier 7 premium... (hint hint)


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CheefCoach #5 Posted 10 November 2018 - 05:06 PM

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View PostTha_Truth, on 10 November 2018 - 05:13 PM, said:

 

 

For getting the medal and thus the mission, it is needed to get 400 capture points by destroying ground targets.

 

1: Does it have to be completed in a single sortie (so: without dying!)?

 

2: Can it only be achieved in a bomber?

 

 

 

 

For the first question: Yes, single sortie, no dying

Fir the second question: Yes, it can be achieved only in bomber


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View Postdemostene, on 10 November 2018 - 05:25 PM, said:

The problem with dolittle medal is: you can use GAA or Bombers, but a battle isn't long enough to achieve the medal. You can try with the JU88a or premiums Heinkel 111, RB-17 (it seems perfect). The tier 6 DO 217 M has a problem, single bomb launch and no very high altitude bombing (it isn't accurate as the Ju88a and you need a single sortie). I prefer the Ju88a. Anyway you need absolutely a skilled pilot for more damage with bombs from high altitude and a good amount of luck.  

 

If you don't know the answer, please don't add confusion. Doolittle is bomber's medal. Attack planes have Effimov medal. 

Fighters have Akamatsu, multiroles have Lambard, and Heavies have McGuirie. All have more less same requirement, 400 points in single sortie. 


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Tha_Truth #7 Posted 10 November 2018 - 05:10 PM

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ok  so only in bombers
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demostene #8 Posted 10 November 2018 - 05:27 PM

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My mistake for GAA!

 

Anyway Dolittle medal for this type of battle is almost impossible, but with this amount of new bombers, especially US very big bombers, it's necessary a new type of battles (as bomber escort mode) or big maps with more and new bases to bomb...

 

I got many Dolittle medals with my Ju88a during the Bomber Escort mode, because I had more bases and time...



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Best way is have enough tokens when you start the order.And just skip that Doolitle step, complete the others.

Isoruku_Yamamoto #10 Posted 11 November 2018 - 02:21 PM

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I'll make sure to update the wiki. The info on the medals is sort of out there (ive written a lot on this, but its mainly in one file on the forum)



gazzer21 #11 Posted 11 November 2018 - 03:28 PM

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Yea its a hard one , especially hard to do on command,

I have done it 16 times it seems, but I just skipped it as you need a lot of luck as well as ability

A-26B is a good plane to do it in.

RB-17 since its reload nerf is a hard one to do it in,

Bad/good enemy team or good/bad friendly and not enough targets and/ or game is over too quickly

you need a balanced team set up with lots of cap flipping



Tha_Truth #12 Posted 11 November 2018 - 09:06 PM

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Isoruku_Yamamoto

 

Thanks dude, i already read your great post about this. Good stuff.

 

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2S1_Gvozdika #13 Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:05 PM

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No problem @Tha_Thruth.... 

 

quick question, could you explain me how to do the mentioning stuff? you mentioned me in the post above, but i don't have a clue how to do that lol (and i consider myself to know my way around the forum haha)

 

P.S. This is me, I_Y, but logged in on the wrong acc :S


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klbergmen #14 Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:05 PM

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Doolittle is not that hard. You need a balanced match but you can also influence it. Do not try to win, try to make the battle last longer. Just don't cap MB or CC because they will take away targets and be careful with factories because they shorten the match. If your team is too fast stop completing caps. Attack mainly basic caps. Try to get the most out of each pass and if in one cap there are only small targets left go to the next cap. Plan which cap to attack next to reduce travel time (do not go to caps that are close to switch - you might be too late or not have enough targets)

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View Postklbergmen, on 12 November 2018 - 02:05 PM, said:

Doolittle is not that hard. You need a balanced match but you can also influence it. Do not try to win, try to make the battle last longer. Just don't cap MB or CC because they will take away targets and be careful with factories because they shorten the match. If your team is too fast stop completing caps. Attack mainly basic caps. Try to get the most out of each pass and if in one cap there are only small targets left go to the next cap. Plan which cap to attack next to reduce travel time (do not go to caps that are close to switch - you might be too late or not have enough targets)

 

This is not quite so explicit in my guides, but most of these medals really rely on not winning the battle too quickly. 
I kind of disagree on the base turning thingy though, for doolittle its best to see if you can get it in a battle you'd normally lose really badly. See if you can get maximum efficiency out of your weapons- steal that main section of a mining plant, throw down AA mounts with 1 bomb etc

P.S. Again me, Isoruku_Yamamoto, logged in on wrong acc. 

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View Post2S1_Gvozdika, on 12 November 2018 - 04:08 PM, said:

 

This is not quite so explicit in my guides, but most of these medals really rely on not winning the battle too quickly. 
I kind of disagree on the base turning thingy though, for doolittle its best to see if you can get it in a battle you'd normally lose really badly. See if you can get maximum efficiency out of your weapons- steal that main section of a mining plant, throw down AA mounts with 1 bomb etc
 

 

I agree that it helps a lot to have a bad match but I would not rely on stealing kills or killing targets with only one bomb. If you do this then you rely very much on luck but you need a lot of cap points. Probably your luck will run out before you get them.

Yes, if your team is loosing badly you should not delay turning caps. The point is to keep both teams in balance to make the battle longer.


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View Postklbergmen, on 13 November 2018 - 08:37 AM, said:

 

I agree that it helps a lot to have a bad match but I would not rely on stealing kills or killing targets with only one bomb. If you do this then you rely very much on luck but you need a lot of cap points. Probably your luck will run out before you get them.

Yes, if your team is loosing badly you should not delay turning caps. The point is to keep both teams in balance to make the battle longer.

 

Well, if you really need such a medal you can try to work together with a friend. Your friend takes a GA, preferably something like the IL-20 or IL-2(t). He should be able to partially take out targets, while leaving a part standing, at which you can drop your bombs. This is easiest for larger sections such as mining plans factories, command center radars, barracks buildings, but you can even do it on tent camps (just shoot 3 out of 4) and AA mounts (shoot all unarmoured stuff and 1 out of 2 bunkers). 

Never actually focussed it this hard for doolittle, but im quite sure i could make it work. 

I still want to know how to tag people on the forum though. 

svadilfari #18 Posted Yesterday, 11:28 AM

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my recipe for earning easy doolittles:

pick tier IV-VI. at those tiers most aircraft can´t reach you if you keep above 2500m.

if you see a heavy fighter at high altitude lurking around your potential target, pick another target. staying alive is key.

max out your bomb accuracy. the higher you fly, the less accurate your bombs are (less important on bombers that drop multiple bombs per click)

max out bomb damage by pilot skills and even premium consumables if you have any.

make sure to completely destroy ground targets. partially destroyed targets don´t award any capture points.

focus high altitude AA first. high altitude bombing makes you slow and unmaneuverable, thus easy picking for flak.

 



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These medals requiring 400 capture points are actually very important as they teach you about key point in this game, namely capture points. At the post game stats table if you want to see who really contributed most to the victory or loss of your team, do not look at aircraft grade achieved or at personal points achieved. Look at his capture points achieved. Most probably the player with most capture points earned contributed most. Many times you can see somebody with 10k+ personal points with like 12 kills but only with 120 capture points or so. At first glance you would say he played great. However unless he defended against enemy bombers or killed the planes after squall line he was not that useful as he destroyed only 3 (regular enemy) or 4 (defence aircraft) planes over enemy bases that actually helped to cap these bases. Capture points (and especially for attacking the sectors) are real gems you can be proud of when you get them.     

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I think the first thing you can do is to tell us which bombers you do have and which you feel the most comfortable with. 




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