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  1. ICDP

    How to be a good escort?

    Oh absolutely, I could have elaborated in my post but just wanted to show that these were tried and tested tactics before the Allies adopted them. I would like to make clear that this would most likely not have changed the outcome of BoB. The real problem was lack of endurance for the 109E which became their principal fighter after Bf110 failed in its intended role.
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    How to be a good escort?

    I find the opposite. If you are on an escort mission in a career, you absolutely know 100% that any attacking fighters will come from direction of travel and co alt. So go high and become escort for your flight and the bombers. If you attack an enemy fighter and it dives away, let them because they will be out of the fight for a time. Though enemy AI rarely disengage after diving away, so be assured they will come back until you damage them enough, or kill them. Resist any urge to follow them to the deck because you will find it hard to catch back up to your bombers. Use the AI's total lack of imagination against them and you will rack up unrealistically high kills per mission. My most recent Mig3 Moscow career ended with me on 48 kills in something like 20ish missions. I died because I hit some bomber debris and bailed out over a forest, which resulted in death because I ended in the trees.
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    How to be a good escort?

    The same thing happened in BoB only thankfully the LW were much shorter sighted because the close escort tactics won out much to the detriment of the LW fighter force effectiveness. Flying slow and weaving was not effective.
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    P-39 Skins...

    P-39Q Airacobra from the 213 giap, 22 giad https://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/lendlease/p-39/misos/213giap-100/213giap-100.htm Skin Link here https://btcloud.bt.com/web/app/share/invite/BzM50V5kNX Please be sure to download the 4K normalmap for this skin as well. https://btcloud.bt.com/web/app/share/invite/h4v8wBpgR4
  5. I will get a look at this problem. It seems dropbox closed my free account because it wasn't being used according to them. A lot of my template packs are affected.
  6. I'm very proud to present my latest 4k template pack. P-39L-1 Airacobra (Battle of Kuban) template, generic skins and 4k Normalmap are ready for download. 8x Generic skins USAAF 1941 USAAF 1942 USAAF 1943 USAAF Tunisia 1943 VVS RAF Style camo VVS OD with Red Stars in white circle VVS OD Generic RAAF 4k Template link (including alpha layer template) https://btcloud.bt.com/web/app/share/invite/oJRJXaCFzB Skins link https://btcloud.bt.com/web/app/share/invite/Funo1gLweL Unzip the contents of this .zip file to: \IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\graphics\skins\P39L1 4k Normalmap link https://btcloud.bt.com/web/app/share/invite/h4v8wBpgR4 Unzip the contents of this .zip file to: \IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\graphics\Planes\P39L1\Textures Your original file will be overwritten but a folder will be created with the contents of the original normalmap file. If you wish to fly the P-39-L1 Airacobra (among other AC) and use these skins, please purchase Battle of Kuban here. https://il2sturmovik.com/store/battle-of-kuban/
  7. V2 is not out yet, find a V1 but I believe either should work when V2 is released.
  8. Do yourself a favour, save some money and get a used one from eBay or Craigs list and make sure it includes the power pack. Only one is required for sitting, 2 if you plan to use room scale. I have 2 but am only using 1 until I get my Vive Wands.
  9. If you want 6DoF then you will need a Vive Lighthouse. You don't need the controllers for seated games like BoX.
  10. Yes I use in game AA. Gamma level in game is standard, in PiTools brightness is set to low.
  11. It all depends on your hardware and what you deem to be minimum acceptable FPS, list your CPU and GPU please. I have a Pimax 5K+ on a Ryzen 2700X and RTX 2080 and at high preset, no mirrors (don't need em with wide FoV), no HDR, no SSAO. At these settings I get around 45+ FPS in career mode furballs. PiTools set to 1 for rendering quality, SteamVR SS is at 100%, FoV Normal. It is definitely easier to ID and spot than my old CV1 simply because the SDE is much, much improved. No amount of super sampling fills the SDE gaps, so less SDE is always better. Some other tips. Don't use sharpening in the graphics settings for the ground textures. It causes more shimmer and ground targets can get lost in the shimmer. Don't go too high on supersampling, it causes pixels to blur and blend in to the background.
  12. I tried it without FFR, Smart Smoothing on and 72Hz just now. Smart Smoothing on causes wobble and shimmering effects regardless of Hz settings. It is unusable and reminds me of how Rift CV1 looked with ASW on. I was sat behind an I-16 climbing towards clouds and literally could not get a clean shot because the I-16 was shimmering and wobbling so much. It is especially worse when looking at clouds through your prop disk. I much prefer sitting at 50Hz and no smart smoothing. At least it gives no artifacting.
  13. Yes it was on OK, at least the SmartSmoothing part was on because I was seeing the wobble effect ASW brings.
  14. I just tried the latest version with Spacewarp. FFR does nothing in BoS for me. Or if it does it is adding zero additional performance. SmartSmoothing causes serious articling and graphical anomalies. Anything other than 90Hz causes the much mentioned world movement. I am using an RTX 2080