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  2. Well I finally gave in and used Discord "because everyone else uses it" ... Having a blast the last few nights with people that take the game and the roles serious more or less. Captain permits the radio man to observe an enemy convoy. Last ship in the convoy aflame from deck gun fire. U-96 coordinating a convoy intercept with U-552, North Atlantic. (all human players, no AI)
  3. If this was on the DDay mission, then chances are you had just finished combat over Gold Beach and are now running away trying to RTB back to Hardjie Bie using your radio beacon. You've lined yourself up, you see an AF in front of you and deduced "surely that must be it" and "landed." Except kill log says you were shot down and DITCHED. How come?? Until you realize you may have just landed at the German AF objective (Grid 806)...NOT Hardjie Bie (Grid 0905) which, at a faint glance, bare a few similarities: Open fields, roughly same position, close flight times to/from Target area... Note how both AFs (objective and spawn AF) align almost on the same vector if you are returning from Gold (Grid 507-ish). All this may have happened to me the other night.
  4. I'm not familiar enough with allied squadrons to have certain favourites - but since the discussion seems to be open to Luftwaffe units as well: Hard choice - many interesting Jagdflieger units: JG 52 - produced many Experten including the most successfull at all JG 3 - Operating in many diffrent environments (BoB, Barbvarosse, MTO, Stalingrad, Defence of the Reich) and proofed quite successfull in all of them JG 26 and JG 2 for holding the West alone for a long time JG 27 for being very successfull in Africa against overwhelming odds JV 44 for sheer glory. A Jet unit created from some of the finest fighter pilots Germany had. Strategically nonesense (that experience could have been more usefull to train and lead the cannon fodder that manned the German fighters in those days - but at that time it propably didn't matter anymore anyways) but a very impressive unit nonetheless... On the other hand I always felt a strong affection for any serviceman of any branch and any nation, who without any glory or other reward served his country in the hour of need and did his duty no matter what the odds. In that fighter units with a similar understanding of duty like the tuskegee air men, who thought protecting the bombers more important then gaining airial victory, also have my admiration.
  5. Post-mission debriefing - Luftwaffe defensive CAP - Mission report. Mission: Intercept enemy bombers Schwarm: 4x Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-6 equipped with 1x 20mm cannon + 2x 13mm machineguns. As the sirens started blaring at about 10h00, the on-duty pilots of II/JG 52 were already strapped to their seats while the mechanics were doing that last-minute repair work. The day was calm so far, it was the second sortie for the Gruppe, as a few hours very early in the morning another Schwarm had took off but couldn't find any enemies during their patrol and had just landed from their sortie. The Eastern front was slowly taking its toll on the exhausted veterans and novice pilots that had just arrived from training. "As the refreshened pilots started scrambling to intercept, the ground control reported while the Schwarm was climbing heading South-Southeast: possible altitude 3500m, enemies coming from East, number unknown yet, but it wasn't a small number. While climbing, Oberleutnant Karl von Rümmingen, leader of that flight, started planning his attacks and its variants if the enemy were bombers or fighters. As they took off without external cannon gondolas to keep climb rate fast if needed, they weren't on exactly best weapon if the enemy were to be though bombers, but it was his tool and he had to take it." The first dots started appearing from East, spotted by Oblt. Karl v. coming slightly below the sun. The Schwarm was at about 4000m, south of the enemy formation. As Karl approached and positioned himself high and to the left of the formation, there they were: twin engined bombers, probable A-20s. His wingman, the recently comissioned Leutnant Werner Hauss was on his second sortie, but Karl trusted him a lot and started the first pass with a dive at their 8 o'clock. Confirmed: A-20s, about 12 of them and also smaller dots slightly to the north, possible escort fighters, but the priority was to defeat the bombers as they started the run to their airbase and nearby installations. The first pass was successful - somewhat. As Karl shot very close, debris from the crippled bomber started to disassemble and a good sized chunk of metal debris hit his left radiator, under the wing and also blown out the left flap. Oblt. Karl didn't have the time (nor the will) to abort his attacks and kept his speed high while the oil coolant temperature started rising. Carefully throttling back and forth to keep engine as smooth as possible, Karl checked around to see if his wingman was still with him, as he heard a lot of chaos over the comms. Second pass was good: another A-20 shot down to an out of control dive and plummeted into earth. At the 109, Oblt. Karl watched the oil coolant temperature rising to near critical levels, but kept pushing - the airbase must be safe. A third pass and the 3rd enemy bomber broke into flames, with the crew quickly jumping out of the burning wreck, 4 chutes accounted for. As Oblt. Karl was aligning for the fourth pass, suddenly a burst of metallic sounds rattled around loud, for a few instants overpowering the engine roar and a hole through the cockpit window appeared. On Oblt. Karl's words: "It was a La-5 behind and was a good luck his bullets didn't hit my head. But I was very close to my target, must kept pushing! My aircraft was starting to get hard to keep stable, instinctively I felt that it must have got some wing damage; anyway I got to keep my aim steady and very closely shot another burst of 20mm cannon shells that exploded on the enemy's tail. Rudder and both elevators blown away and that airplane departed an uncontrollable dive. Lt. Werner jumped on that La-5, making him break off my tail so I could keep my crippled plane somewhat flying for another last pass as the oil coolant was nearly depleted and engine started running very rough, and to help with the situation, Kommandogerat kept the remaining radiators fully open, adding a huge drag and making even harder to keep speed. To make the mess worse, the right leading edge slat was hit and stuck on the forward position, together with the missing left wing flap caused strong wing asimmetry, beside the small bullet holes on both wings. But the next target was worth a try as I had potential energy remaining for a last attack before RTB - if possible. As I dived in and landed a few shots, my aircraft started losing speed very fast, engine's roaring sounded even more sick than before and the plane shocked on a violent jolt to the left, silence and then I could only hear the wind - the propeller stopped! And that damaged bomber got away on a slight dive. Damn, I still have some shells left onboard!" Few moments later, Oblt. Karl von Rümmingen was making a forced wheels up landing on a grass field just short of the runway. Pilot was unhurt. Aircraft was a total hull loss. That damaged bomber was a confirmed kill a few hours later as some observers reported that they saw it hitting the ground and exploding just about 30 km north of the combat zone, probably due to loss of control and engine power. Confirmed kills: 5 (A-20) Intel staff developed the film of the onboard gun camera, as follows:
  6. Sur le A20, cockpit ouvert tu as le lance-fusée en main
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  8. Our P-40 is the one which fits into the late Moscow campaign. It would be nice if we had a later P-40, but then it would be nice to have many things 😎 Cheers, Dakpilot
  9. I used driver4VR a lot for my former Pimax4K. I do not need it now with my 5k+ because I have a Vive base, but I'll have a look.
  10. If you look closely at the Driver 4VR mod on the download page you can download for free. After it's installed it says you have a limited time to try it out. I just bring this up because someone may have better luck with it than me. Thanks
  11. They were one out of only three USAAF units operating the A-36 and put up a serious fight in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. That's not to disregard the equally eventful and interesting histories of 86th and 311th FBG.
  12. It was long believed that Fonck's spad cowl was blue (as can be seen on the default skin or on Eduard's instruction). But it was green, as we can see, thanks to this painting by JF Bouchor painted on the airfield in june 18.
  13. If this is true that would be a shame, but on the other hand I know Andre is Russian so I hope he is also active on the Russian forum.
  14. Hucky

    Endlich IV

    Einen schönen Guten Morgen
  15. Le pistolet, c'est pour les avions première guerre mondiale, et je crois le chef de char. Pour les avions WW2, ce n'est pas fonctionnel, ce qui est logique.
  16. I opened your mission, and there is something which is wrong for me. You use several Attack area for the same AA. For me, you can have only one attack area. Gambit, he uses the repair from the command Damage which worked (i didn't test it since a long time), not the features from airfield. I'll run some test if i have time.
  17. Brief description: slow download Detailed description, conditions: Hi, not sure if this is the correct place. But, I'm new to IL2, just bought BoK. Now the installer is downloading at a very slow rate of around 1 - 2 MB / sec. Have searched the forums; couldnt find anything except the advise to restart a couple of times. However this doesnt improve the download rate. (And, the download starts all over every time the launcher is restared). Is this normal? I have a 250MBIT conncection, turned seeding on. Additional assets (videos, screenshots, logs): none Your PC config data (OS, drivers, specific software): low-end i7 laptop, Win10 updated. Latest NVIDIA drivers 840M.
  18. While I want this for completely different reasons, I'll just point out that in my experience, anyone complaining here is wasting their time for the most part. You need to speak Russian and do it on the Russian forums for maximum effect.
  19. Another indication of what the V1710-39 was good for 56" for 5 min. As tabled by Allison in Sep 1942. From the book Vee's for Victory The story of the Allison V-1710 engine. So further evidence that even the -39 was not quite as soft/delicate as it would appear in the Sim. Though Fuel is 100/130
  20. Very Cool Video, Glad you Guys liked the mission !!! Drag & Bag it's a lot of fun when it works to your advantage ~ S Blue Skies.OG
  21. OFM

    Endlich IV

    Going Weserberschland.....
  22. Roger that! Well, any loving is good loving, so we'll take what we can get...
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