AE, latest patch, allies........Soviets activated in mid 42...... Oh yeh, playing against the AI. Anyways I saw all of those Sturmoviks sitting there and started licking my chops. I put them on ground attack, 1000 ft as that is what they were designed to do...and they were slaughtered by flak. True, the pilots were not very well trained, so I upped the altitude to 6000 ft. They still attract flak like magnets, more so than my other level bombers set at the same altitude. Also with 2 100 kg bombs, 80 or so IL-2's cause maybe 20 casualties, sometimes none. My groups are better trained now, should I move them back to low level again? What is the best way to use these beasts?
don't expect them to come any close to real life effect/use in the game. The only time I had the Soviets activated and could have used the IL-2 I had nearly no use for it.