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  1. I think the word for that is "zonk", at least according to "Way to the Stars" (1945) https://archive.org/details/TheWayToTheStars Quote is around the 50:15 mark. Good old movie, a classic.
  2. Don't forget the PTABs that are available on the later IL-2's, these little critters are highly destructive against tanks and stuff like that. When the Yak-9 was announced I was hoping for a 9B version as they also carried the PTABs...it would have been awesome
  3. I think what is being referred to is the way that every update resets the aircraft selection drop downs in the QMB. For allied WWII scenario this is the I-16. No way to prevent it that I'm aware of if that's the case.
  4. Great stuff, I'm thinking this will be part of the needed infrastructure for up coming the air commander, or coordinator feature that's been talked about? Will we now finally get a radio off switch, preferably pre-settable in the config too, so that we can enjoy the live comms without the looping spam in the background?
  5. No wonder they got to the moon
  6. I though as much, but figured that it might pull the wings off. Incidentally, was the elephant also intended as a payload to be collected after the bungee launch in a sort of perpetual motion great egg race fashion
  7. I know it was wartime, make do & mend and all that, but surely they could see that the elephant was way to fast for the walrus
  8. My take on this subject is that I don't do it myself, but I'm not interested on going on a crusade to stop it happening, simply as it's too large a task to enforce. I just about only fly offline on TAW and their rule allows for it. I'd guess that's because it really did happen and again it's too much hassle to enforce. If someone shoots me in my chute I think it says more about them than it say about me, so it's not really my problem ultimately but theirs. Anyhow, I'm far more concerned about getting smashed on the runway by others on my own side who don't use the taxiway or follow the pattern or land / take off against the wind because they are either too lazy or consider themselves too important to taxi around to the right runway, or both. But that's also hard to enforce.
  9. Whenever @=LG=Kathon pushes this; Then you can ring this; http://www.scramblebell.co.uk/
  10. It has been debunked, time & time again and then some, but like a discarded fishing net the odd cod swims wallop right into whats left of it
  11. Does he drink Guiness? You know what they say about Guiness, "drink Guiness and s**t your way to a finer figure" Even the wartime propaganda were onto it...
  12. Lot of good detail in this .pdf about RAF Culmhead. It's part of a collection of 26 .pdfs about airfield structures during WWII in all theaters and referencing most combatants. The whole file would weigh in at 136 mb and if your interested I could upload it for you? 43838d1181855673-airfield-structures-layouts-raf_culmhead-airfield-layout.zip
  13. Here's a nice spreadsheet detailing the RAF during WWII, all Squadrons, aircraft types and general location with date. No aircraft strengths unfortunately, but comprehensive other than that. Possibly a good base to work from for anyone with an interest. Authors name is Greg Appleyard. I can't remember where I got this and a quick net search turned up nothing. I just ran into an old hard drive full of stuff, much of it from over 10 years ago. I'm going to put up the better stuff as I get time. A cool photo of a Whirlwind re-fuelling was in the folder with the spreadsheet, so they might as well stay together here RAF_OrderOfBattle.zip
  14. You know what they say..."you're never alone when you're a schizophrenic" ...or was that just me
  15. “clipped, cropped and clapped” eh, the nickname they were given, the latter part referring to the amount of hours the air-frames already had in before conversion A lot of fun on the deck, at least in IL-2, not sure how hard you would want to have pushed one for real though. http://spitfiresite.com/2008/05/clipped-cropped-clapped-yo-q.html
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