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MiGMan's tips for beginners in Flight Simulation.
Exhibit: MiGMan's tips for Flight Sim beginners

Air to Air Guns - the final moment Ok, you've manoeuvered to the MiG's 6 o'clock and you're ready to take him out.

At this point things will be happening very fast, so you need to know when to let rip. You will see something like this...

MiG-29 from USAF

Good job, young Jedi!
Even if you have a radar lock the Gun Pipper will probably be bouncing around a lot, and therefore will not be much help in aiming.

The Air to Air Guns pipper

The FDI (Fuselage Datum Indicator) is pointing ahead of the MiG...

Fuselage Datum Indicator

But.. I'm pulling nearly 3G so the shells will fall somewhere behind this marker...

G- meter

You won't have time to look at the G meter, but with a bit of practice you should be able to tell the G-load by the deflection of your joystick.

Unfortunately the gun discrete lets us
know that there are zero shells left!!!!

The gun discrete show how many rounds are left.

Perhaps I should have checked that first...

This example is from the Combat flight sims gallery - USAF .