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Your flying in a bomber formation, when you realize your going down in flames. Something got you by surprise! It might be a sneaky fighter, but it could be something else. A tank? That '''Can't''' be possible, can it? In AH you will recinize that there are many other dangers in AH, but this danger is a tank. The Ostwind has a 37mm flak gun that can be deadly at any time. This means there can be dangers lerking about when a plane sees a Ostwind and attacks. The Ostwind should survive.
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The Ostwind is one of two mobile AA guns based on the Panzer IV chassis. It is armed with a 37mm FlaK 43 L / 89, firing 150 rounds per minute. The other anti-aircraft platform based on the Panzer IV is the Wirblewind and that is armed with quad 20mm.
  
 
===Fighting in the Ostwind===
 
===Fighting in the Ostwind===
The Ostwind is very rare, but some people still use the Ostwind and make a kill. You should use the 37mm flak alot if you want to create shock at the enemy. The Ostwind also has a 7.9mm machine gun on top for anti-tank emergencys. But you will find when in the Ostwind that it
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The Wirblwind is more common overall, as you have a higher volume of fire and better ballistics, but you're about as likely to see an Ostwind at a V base, or at a spawn being attacked by B-25's, or Il-2's (both are slow aircraft, that can absorb enough damage to make the osti useful). You also have a 7.62mm (.30 cal) hull gun, but this is never usefull unless you're turreted and see troops running. You're unlikely to escape well aimed bombs, so you're best bet would be to find some thick trees and reverse into them. This will shield you strafing, and bomb blast to a limited extent.
doesn't need the Flak and Machine guns. It already has great speed and steering. This means that Ostwind's can escape 100-500lb bomb droping from 1500ft and up. Unforunatly the Ostwind can not escape the area of 2000lb bombs. But it should try to kill the bomber before the bomber gets the bombing sight on the Ostwind.
 
  
 
===Fighting against the Ostwind===
 
===Fighting against the Ostwind===
  
This may be the hardest thing to kill, but if you do it right you may be the survivor! If you try to get a Ostwind with your rockets, that may do it. You see Ostwinds are very bad at long range killing. Rockets go 3x the range of the Ostwinds flak gun, makeing you have the upper hand at exicution. This may be your lucky day.
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Two things to remember when combating an Ostwind while in an aircraft: although the Ostwind is not easy to aim it only takes a single hit from that 37mm to rip your aircraft apart. Ostwind players who have learned the trajectory are very dangerous. If possible, try and drop a bomb anywhere near it and it will damage the turret.  Also, strafing runs with aircraft guns will usually destroy the turret as well. The turret armor is only really useful against small arms fire from the ground.
  
===Trivia===
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===tips===
*Even with rockets on your plane, be carefull for Ostwinds.
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-The ostiwind is unlikely to hit you at even 1000yds, as poor balistics and low rate of fire make finding the right lead a problem.
*The Ostwind serves as a moveing flak gun.
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-B-25's, Il-2's, and other large aircraft should be cautious of the ostiwind, as just a few hits will be enough to seriously damage or kill you.
*Be calm, you could kill a Ostwind if you don't jump to inclusions!
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-stay clear of multiple flackers in close proximity, the volume of fire makes hits near guaranteed.
*Ostwinds have bad armour.
 
*Never straight level bomb an Ostwind!
 
  
 
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Ostwind
Type Self propelled anti-aircraft gun
Crew 2
Max Speed 20-30mph
Aces High II Main Arenas
Earliest MA Mid War
Typical perk cost 0 (Late War)
ENY value 25 (Late War)
Available on carrier no
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The Ostwind in Aces High II[edit]

The Ostwind is one of two mobile AA guns based on the Panzer IV chassis. It is armed with a 37mm FlaK 43 L / 89, firing 150 rounds per minute. The other anti-aircraft platform based on the Panzer IV is the Wirblewind and that is armed with quad 20mm.

Fighting in the Ostwind[edit]

The Wirblwind is more common overall, as you have a higher volume of fire and better ballistics, but you're about as likely to see an Ostwind at a V base, or at a spawn being attacked by B-25's, or Il-2's (both are slow aircraft, that can absorb enough damage to make the osti useful). You also have a 7.62mm (.30 cal) hull gun, but this is never usefull unless you're turreted and see troops running. You're unlikely to escape well aimed bombs, so you're best bet would be to find some thick trees and reverse into them. This will shield you strafing, and bomb blast to a limited extent.

Fighting against the Ostwind[edit]

Two things to remember when combating an Ostwind while in an aircraft: although the Ostwind is not easy to aim it only takes a single hit from that 37mm to rip your aircraft apart. Ostwind players who have learned the trajectory are very dangerous. If possible, try and drop a bomb anywhere near it and it will damage the turret. Also, strafing runs with aircraft guns will usually destroy the turret as well. The turret armor is only really useful against small arms fire from the ground.

tips[edit]

-The ostiwind is unlikely to hit you at even 1000yds, as poor balistics and low rate of fire make finding the right lead a problem. -B-25's, Il-2's, and other large aircraft should be cautious of the ostiwind, as just a few hits will be enough to seriously damage or kill you. -stay clear of multiple flackers in close proximity, the volume of fire makes hits near guaranteed.