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  1. I think you may now realize there's one tempest and two spits {top pic}. Sorry, couldn't resist 😘
  2. Normandie Niemen They went to help save Stalingrad, delays had them be part of the victory offensive until the very end. They fought bitterly (half the first squadron, including its leaders, died inthe battle for Kurk), germans had them assassinated when they had to bail or crash on ennemy held territory, they flew the great Yak fighters, they had our most victorious pilot (Marcel Albert), their Yak 3 with grey livery and french cocarde on the propeller hub, with the side arrow just look fantastic. As solid N°2s (ex aequo), Squadron 3 RAF (they had, for a while, our most famous ace -pierre clostermann- with his iconic JF-E Tempest) , 357Fg, 363fs, for both the paintjob on its late Mustangs and its two legends, Bud Anderson and Chuck Yeager, and last but not least VMF 214, for both its inverted gull wings and its alcooholic catch referee.
  3. Sioux city showed that THIS Dc10, with THIS payload and initial conditions, could be flown with engines only. The sheer talent of crew made it possible to manage a not 100% fatal crash landing, but I can guarantee that most crews won't be able to achieve that much, talented or not, due to initial conditions of failure. It's basically the same for OP question. It is possible, yes, for sure. But most pilots will possibly crash, at landing or earlier, depending on initial conditions.
  4. It' more the loss of all flight controls (inc, crucially, elevator) than the loss of stab that caused the crash of japan air 123, if that's the one you think of.
  5. Clostermann was a flight lieutenant, and while he boasted being squadron leader (acting) and wing commander (acting), french historian claims he never was. Whatever he wrote and did, what cannot be disputed is that he fought a dangerous war, shot some planes and ground targets, survived and wrote great books about it. Discussing what is really true is irrelevant, as in Desmoulins' , Rudel, Galland and many others' cases.
  6. To slow down you can also try to cross controls, apply full rudder to one side and ailerons to the other.
  7. This won't work on a tail dragger, if it's modelled accurately.
  8. Just started to read, looks like I'll get very useful infos in there, thanks a lot for sharing 👏
  9. What you're dong wrong for a landing:too high speed, too steep dive. But then again I understand you do this because you want no delay from your starting high position until landing, in order not to be shot down while approaching at the right speed and correct flight path. Easy fix: imagine a runway that would be nearer from you when you land. Let's say it would be roughly at 2 runways lenght closer to you. Do the same manoeuvers you do, but in relation to this imaginary runwayinsted of the real one. When you flare over this imaginary runway, hold your trusty heinkel a few meters above the ground with engines idle and let the speed drop. You should then touch down at approximately 120/140km/h on the real runway, with a fast slow down at very low altitude which gives any lurking vulcher little time to shoot you down, and you can always crash from low alt with high chances of survival.
  10. That's indeed very bad news. At its peak (more like 8 years ago)46 on HL had 1500 players logged in at the same time, with 1000+ playing. Happy days gone by.
  11. I'm pretty sure it must have been mentioned already but let me insist: 1/Typhoon will be badly missing, since tempest didn't deliver ground armament (except their guns, ofc) until very late, and bombs only IIRC. 2/lack of flyable bomber is reallly sad, we have it on russian front, why not on western ? I suggest B-26 and a late He111 version (less work probably) or a Ju88-C (more work but more original) as opposition. Can be premium planes. 3/B-25 as AI bomber seems strange to me, most intercepted med bombers seem to have been B-26s, even if B-25 were still there, B-26 is more iconic imo. Otoh B-25s are suitable for later pacific BOX and russian front. 4/we need at least one AI 4 engines, be it either B24 or B17, and a C-47, they're iconic of the era.
  12. Hi all, dear devs, Mig-3, as most if not all airplanes in the game, has this phosphorescent green color on needles and numbers of most important instruments at night. On the RPM indicator though, only the needle is phosphorescent, numbers are invisible at night, unless cockpit lighting is switched on. I can't search for "rpm" word with current forum search (4 letter words at minimum) so I don't know if this has been reported yet. Have a nice day.
  13. Thanks for all these, fascinating subject indeed Thing is, in game there's 0% damage after a loop with fully loaded 111, I don't necessarily expect wings to come off, but some hinder to flight characteristics would be more realistic, I once flew a bent aerobatics aircraft and it handled... not exactly well.
  14. Thanks, I have read the same kind of account on a B17, but it didn't mention aircraft as still loaded. However, this Lanc got "help" with an explosion to complete the loop, and "has amazed both RAF and production expert". Any "in control" loop ?
  15. You got my interest, any url for these several reports ?
  16. I wonder why they didn't use the looping as standard ? 500ft alt diff', 30° course change, pretty violent for a Lancaster, still far from a loop. http://www.lancaster-archive.com/lanc_corkscrew.htm
  17. Especially with a fully loaded medium bomber like the He111, a pure aerobatic plane
  18. In BoS I can loop a fully loaded (4 SC250 + 1SC500 and 100% fuel) within 3mns after take-off. He111 is a pure aerobatic plane too
  19. Rall flew the 190D at war's end, and AFAIK, most if not all his victories he got on 109. http://www.historynet.com/aviation-history-interview-with-world-war-ii-luftwaffe-ace-gunther-rall.htm Same for Barkhorn, 2nd best between Hartmann and Rall. Most succesful aces flew the 109, but yes there are 190 aces in the 200+ league.
  20. Mwahaha ça va bientôt sentir la naphtaline ici, c'est pour quand les pif pafs ?
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