Not that I want to flex, but I want to flex hahaha This is from when I achieved #1 and #17 in a ToD (tour of duty.. such a challenge to remember the acronyms!): I had developed a formula for success. The secret was to compound sortie scores. The more you scored and landed, the more points your next sortie would be worth. So the formula was to start in the Ki43. A slow TnB plane (turn and burn, remember?) with 2 MGs. You would be furballing and getting BnZ'ed (Boom and zoomed.. keep up!). When the enemy was approaching, you would turn to be 90º, so they face your side. Then, at the last minute, you would do a half loop downwards, and their fast plane would not be able to point further down and to the opposite side. They would miss and zoom back up. The Ki43 was so maneuverable that you would then turn again and shoot at the enemy flying away. And I would get many PKs (pilot kills) with a few MG shots to the cockpit. It was really maneuverable and aiming at the cockpit wasn't that hard. Then I would upgrade to the Ki61. The same rules applied, but things would get a bit faster. Then came the switch to the Bf109F2, and you would exploit that climb rate all the way. That means BnZing, but just one Boom, then one Zoom. No risks. When things got tight, you would just climb until the enemy gave up. Keeping that compounding score means taking off at the other field, and going back in any sign of danger. High enemies were a problem, because the Bf109 can't run from many red planes. Hunting zones were more tense because of this risk. Then came the Fw190s. Here I didn't have the climb rate, so flights had to be much better planned. On the other hand, if there was ever a higher enemy in the hunting zone, I would be safe. Just dive. The last step, of course, was the Me262. The secret was to be super safe, maintain ultra SA (situational awareness) and be 100% rational with 0% emotion. Many sorties were wasted. Some even with RTBing (returning to base) because of fuel. So much safety that I would fly for a long time without finding enemies. But every kill began to compound, and I would get 60k+ points per sortie near the end. One death meant starting back at the beginning, so running away like a coward at the slightest threat was worth it. And this process was quite stressful and sometimes boring. That's why you see my red puzzle alias, which I used to play more relaxed. I'm pretty sure you could reproduce it as red, using perhaps Spitfires, Yaks, LaGGs, LA5s and/or p51s. ---pap was keeping me busy, progressing very quickly too. tigrao had an impressive ToD as a bomber (!!!), but you can tell he spend a LOT of time in-game haha. I'm curious to know how he made so many points in bombers. And I admit this ToD had a low #1 score. Lucky me! Did you guys ever find a good secret?