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  1. Double Visual Distance - the enhanced next-gen sim-engine displaying double the details over double the distance with double as much users!
  2. Beautiful! The attacking planes were Japanese - that's one part of the evil. Those grey guys in leather are Wehrmacht or SS, then?
  3. Wise decision not to go further North. Going W from Canada there's bad weather all the time, neither the Gulf of Alaska nor Bering Sea allow a proper sight-seeing. IF there's good weather, the landscape is overwhelming beautiful. But there nearly never was. Insisting to fly I learned a lot about de-icing, NDB-navigation and the calming comfort of an ILS-approach. And how about those local US-/Canadian air-pressure mystifications? Faint memory - the difference might be important less than 100 feet above sea-level and still no waves in sight. Can't understand the Japanese in WW2 - why conquering
  4. This series is a gem - thx for pointing on it! btw: it still is a golden chance for 777-studios to start the ambitious journey to the PTO carrier-ops with a test-bed. Build some RN-(escort-)carriers and add scenarios in the Northern Atlantic and Mediterranean. After that proof-of-concept we're all ready to take on the PTO. RN-carriers
  5. I'd like to see this http://www.rafhornchurch.thehumanjourney.net/History/Rodeos.htm or that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_offensive "... These were usually formations of 20 to 30 bombers escorted by up to 16 squadrons of escort fighters. ..." That's the usual relation in numbers between bombers and fighters we see on the online-servers, too. But today's Circus is 1 escort for 16 bombers.
  6. Ging es hier echt Mal um's IL2-GB-Fliegen? Die Bandbreite der Themen hier ist groß, immer wieder spannend und nützlich - aber zusammen fliegen, echt?
  7. I was tempted to ask to be kind and fair with you - critics on the whole by a beginner, obviously. But telling us you're "stuck with this sim for years" and pointing on Youtube as a source - how that? There are hundreds of well done lectures telling you in detail how to successfully handle any allied aircraft in IL2-GB. Even the use of the P-40 as a fighter has been demonstrated - if you take your time and learn to handle it.
  8. And +1 for servers offering recon missions, too! There has been a time with setups like "no recon - no targets", long ago. Somehow that kind of realism does not attract the dogfighting majority.
  9. Our group is at 11.8.1 now - came from 11.5 or even more early. Last Hurricane-campaign started Moscow 1941 with seamless transfer to spring 1942 at the Stalingrad-map. Now and then we had missions with no enemies or dserver-overload etc. But one sub-version later usually all went smooth again. We used "high" air activity and "medium" at ground. Dead-is-dead, so we had to change lot of virtual pilots, too. When wounded, we used to leave some days - and so on. We changed a lot of variables and experienced all kind of incidents. Both, using PWCG and while flying the missions. Most senior pilot s
  10. We have some experience with hosting PW Co-op missions. From time to time there are drop-outs, more often after an important release. Roughly 80% of the missions are smooth as silk and 20% are somewhat difficult. Only a few missions (below 5%) are that overloaded the players (4 to 6 usually) will see a drop in FPS or stuttering of objects. But poor dserver is down on it's knees and produces those overload-warnings. This happens on recent hardware, too. One or two minor releases later the problems are gone. Looks like PW permanently balances the code, mostly successful. Won't blame your CPU for
  11. Ground pounding Co-op-mission, went fine, but at the end the server freeze and some messages "objects missing" showed up: Hurricow202012062212385.zip Next mission was a scramble for airfield defence, no other planes than our four showed up at all: Hurricow202012062212345.zip Thx
  12. I grew up near the Möhne-dam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Chastise). Standing below that massive wall as a kid is impressive enough to become a civil engineer. Just there a relative told me the story of the raid and the following disaster - one bomb? Below one plane? What a might! Most important for me: in the early 1970s it was so obvious even for a kid to see and feel the impact that war had on the grown-ups. The civilians "at the home-front" still were shaken to the bone - 30 y later. During that time my uncle took me to a RAF-flight show at one of the airfields in northern Germ
  13. It does matter - many leaders of Waffen-SS-units accepted horrendous losses each and every fight they went into. That's not "elite", that's a war crime and stupid from a professional military point of view, too. The standard Wehrmacht-army-divisions often were able to stay (more or less) intact at the front-line for some month. They had to, because there was no reserve and so the army-leaders usually operated with cause. Those SS-units sometimes had to be completely re-established after a few days of fighting. Waffen-SS often operated like there was no yesterday or tomorrow. The myth of "elite
  14. Hello PW, first a note on a (hopefully) little problem during our Hurri-coop-campaign (11.8.0 this one) near Moscow: Pilot "Kat" (online-user "Cat") for the second time shot down one Ju-87 during the mission and was credited with one Ju-88. He's not that young no more, but still capable to tell the difference between those two planes. So there are reasons to suspect an error. Thx again. Hurricow202012030012869.zip Second: our first mission with overcast & snowfall went fine in general. But the server had to A LOT more to do with this missions. Before all was fine under light o
  15. For a certain kind of player the mission / campaign to fly is immersive if it is done somewhat historically believable and has a REASON. Railroad-transport has been the most important factor for logistics in Europe in WW2. So there is a lot of reason for IL2-GB in simulating a supply system worth to attack and defend via air force. If you're mainly interested in dogfight-gamers as customers leave the rest of the simulation as it is - a kind of decoration often enough. Please announce it that way and you no longer mislead engaged mission builders into dead ends.
  16. Ship? Ship! Why not ships, some big ships? Since data for some planes of the PTO are difficult to get, why not building a few carriers for the Atlantic and Mediterranean? Where the planes are already done (Hurricane, Spitfire) or well documented at least (Swordfish, Martlet, Avenger). One Royal Navy fleet carrier of the Illustrious-class and a dual-use escort carrier, Avenger- or Bogue-class. Finally the Graf Zeppelin as a collectors ship. This would be useful as proof of concepts for the PTO, too. Together with maps of coastal parts of Norway, Murmansk and Toulon it will keep the huge carrie
  17. Finally I found that series of articles again - "Tuskegee Airmen Studies" https://www.afhra.af.mil/Information/Studies/ Now facts matter again ...
  18. That movie is a Hollywood-movie ... like it or not. This you should not miss: Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War
  19. https://www.calum-douglas.com/pre-order-ww2-engines-book/ cite: "This is NOT a print-on-demand book, and there will be no e-book; so this is the best chance to obtain a copy and ensure the printing press keeps printing!"
  20. But it attracts pilots. If clouds and rain shy away the mere shooters there are two reasons to go that way more often.
  21. Confirmed! Had it twice, with the Me-262 and the 109 K-4. One time I went off the runway at the end of the landing, the other time I remained on it. No obvious reason for that, maybe the runway is just too loong.
  22. Pat, we had some strange mix-up between two pilots named "Cat" and "Cathaior". Looks like an error of a logic just looking for the first three letters of the name. Success and defeat were distributed wrongly between those two. Hurricow202011112211640.zip
  23. So isses, wo man hinschaut: viel Fluggerät für pubertierende Jungs. Nichts gegen eine gepflegte Balgerei, doch Flugzeuge für echte Aufgaben sind bei DCS Mangelware. Mich wundert ein wenig die Modellpolitik, 90 % Jägerei, ca 10 % (leichter) Erdkampf und Beiwerk. Meinem Gefühl nach interessieren sich nur so 10 - 20 % der Sim-Piloten für taktische Bomber, Aufklärer usw - ist eben so. Aber wären dann nicht wieder deutlich mehr an den wirklich großen Vögeln interessiert, von Tu--95 bis B-52? Es fliegen zig Tausend Sim-Piloten die 747 ... es braucht ein schönes Cockpit, den Rest macht die die KI. Da
  24. Sinnvolles Set an Flugzeugen? Ich würde mich über richtige Flugzeuge freuen, zwei Motoren, Funkstation, Peiler, eine Besatzung mit echten Aufgaben, nicht nur MG schubsen. Nachtflug bei Wind und Wolken ohne befohlenen Suizid. Oh, die Männer mit den Steinen ... Ju-88 S, KG 66, Y-Verfahren, Egon
  25. Ich wäre davon breit, täglich! Aber müsste nicht nach GEE und Oboe auch eine He-219 dazukommen? Um dem Mosquito-Piloten 9000 m über Duisburg den Schlaf auszutreiben, damit jener wieder konzentriert seinen Morsesignalen folgen kann? Breitensport pur! Hilfsweise folgt ihm auch eine um jedes Gramm erleichterte Wilde Sau ... Endlose Debatten in den Foren: kann eine A-8 derart gepimpt werden, das eine Mossi nächtens das Fürchten lernt? Gab es doch ein Sonder-Sonderkommando, welches die D-9 oder eine K-4 dazu eingesetzt hat? Wo ist das belegt?
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