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  1. Alright, alright, alright already. Enough. The devs deleted this video off the video thread because of a tsunami of butthurt, so I'm taking it off youtube before said tsunami erupts over here and the TAW thread gets shut down as well. Apparently many people loves them some WoL. Great. I'm not one of them.
  2. Just a between-campaign reminder to dissatisfied TAW customers - there are worse places to fly.
  3. Sorry, man. The patch destroyed half my footage, Kondor lost interest because of the negative issues that continue to be debated ad nauseum in here, and Jeeves and I switched to Red the last 2 maps.
  4. Ah ok I didn't understand the 10-20% throttle at takeoff thing in your original post. So alright, 10-20% throttle when starting engines, good to know. Thing is, I figured out pretty quick how to get past any delays imposed by cold starts by starting takeoff at 85% ATA and 85% RPM in the JU 88 and Pe-2. Normally they heat up halfway down the runway and you can then boost to 100% for takeoff. My other objection is when you're flying several back-to-back missions with less than a minute between spawn out/in, your engine wouldn't get cold. So 1st mission cold start would be fine, but not after that. But that's probably not easily coded right now.
  5. Here's a minute and a half-long argument why reviving cold start is a bad idea, a lesson easily remembered by any Red ground attacker during the TAW "Cold War Period." 0:00 - 1:35
  6. I'd like to point out that the Ju 88/SC 50 bombing technique is an advantageous single pass technique, when you don't have fighter escort and need to exit the area quickly, and/or the column AAA threat is high. It is also possible to pull off in the Pe-2, and of course the A20B. When the opportunity for multiple-pass attacks exists and flak is suppressed, the 37mm-armed Ju 87, Hs 129, 37mm-armed Bf 110G-2, and IL-2 are much more effective for column destruction. As I have pointed out in the past, the technique is considerably harder for Ju 88 pilots because of the rear-facing GAZ M4 guns in the Red columns. Accuracy in the best conditions is challenging enough, but the technique also requires a 700 kph dive speed to maximize GAZ M4 fire-avoidance during the attack dive. Changes over the past year have further degraded the effectiveness of this approach. The higher wind speeds implemented in TAW have doubled the possibility of an inaccurate drop. The new tank damage model, to my knowledge the specifics of which are still largely unknown to the community, have provided me and other StG77 members many anecdotal observations that tanks on both sides are much more resilient to near-proximity bomb blasts. Even putting the bombs down the middle of the road is no longer a guarantee of tank kills - which is probably more realistic. Additionally, the new damage model has made determinations of whether a tank is destroyed highly problematic. It is difficult enough to pick out the tanks from the trucks during a high speed dive, let alone to identify the ones with a damaged track. And finally, the patch put out about a month ago has made the Ju 88 less maneuverable at high speeds, which doesn't affect the attack dive so much, but limits evasive maneuver capability/responsiveness during egress while still within column flak range. Now it just hangs in the air and gets shot to shit. While the technique can still be effective, the culmination of the above factors have made accuracy and mission survival much, much less probable. To be honest, and this observation is confined to my narrow perspective of the overall TAW environment, the fact is I see this technique employed more often by Pe-2 and A-20B pilots than Ju 88 pilots. I see many making the mistake of attacking the Blue columns from the front, and getting torn a new asshole by the forward-facing Flak 38s.
  7. My youtube acct for the past 2 yrs has been linked to a parental gmail acct at my daughter's school, and suddenly this morning some twittwat in IT over there, obviously not an IL-2 fan, shitcanned my youtube account without warning. So I spent the day setting up a new one and reloading all the vids of the past 14 months. My apologies to the subscribers who got dumped - I will be searching you all out and re-subscribing to your pages. New Youtube page - https://www.youtube.com/user/gojazz321/featured?disable_polymer=1
  8. Jussi, Back when I first fired up the game, I was having the same problem and eventually discovered my Left/Right wheel brakes were inverted. You can push the brakes and look down to see if the virtual pilot's foot is pushing the same brake side that you are pushing. If they are inverted, you can click on the arrow box on the right side of the L/R brake boxes in Settings/Key Mapping/Plane Controls.
  9. Yep, and in inflation-adjusted dollars that 1990 monthly bill would be $384 per month in 2019, which I believe would just about cover every product 777 has for sale. So comparatively speaking, life is good, brothers. Make a donation if you got a spare ruble - - -
  10. 20 years ago if you wanted to fly online you had to PAY by the hour, and it wasn't cheap. In 2001 IL-2 changed everything. I'm very grateful for the game, and especially this server, that costs money and lots of work to maintain and develop.
  11. We got the most fighter cover in Campaign 16 we've ever experienced, and life was good. A sincere Thank You to 666GIAP, SCG - especially Polo, =PHX=-Geo, DirtyRotnFlieger, and last but definitely not least, the newly-formed =AVG=77, who provided some serious cover and hit many targets alongside StG77. Contents: Pretty Girls, Ground Attacks, Awesome Air Cover, some Serious A-20B Tank Slaying, and the usual plague of Suicide Jockeys.
  12. We got the most fighter cover in Campaign 16 we've ever experienced, and life was good. A sincere Thank You to 666GIAP, SCG - especially Polo, =PHX=-Geo, DirtyRotnFlieger, and last but definitely not least, the newly-formed =AVG=77, who hit many targets alongside StG77 and shot so many monkeys off our backs I can't remember them all.. Contents: Pretty Girls, Ground Attacks, Awesome Air Cover, some Serious A-20B Tank Slaying, and the usual plague of Suicide Jockeys.
  13. Nice job on that - I know the He 111 is certainly not the easiest aircraft to line up accurately for multiple runs like that.
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