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  1. I know, so did I, one that I even suggested may be incorrect. My intention was not the hurt anyone's feelings, but just to draw attention to the fact that I didn't see much depth in the point put across, in a lighthearted fashion. I'm sorry if you find that demeaning. =============== That said, my take on the issue is this; Just because the aircraft has stalled, doesn't automatically mean that all control authority is immediately and utterly lost. This can be easily understood any time you start to taxi in an aircraft, or start your take off run.
  2. I feel that you need more that what you've provided if you want the developer to take this seriously in any way. I may be wrong, after all it's just a feeling I have
  3. Looks like the Panzerwaffe are employing the secret shadow shooting weapon there
  4. Not all all of them had this armament...I'd love a MKIV Edit; The lightning bolts on the score board are PAMPA flights, (meteorological recce) & the bombs are special ones that indicate pathfinder missions. For sure, they generally tried to avoid trouble or had escorts. The avoid trick didn't always work, as per that little technique I alluded to earlier... I managed to scan them so here are the relevant pages complied to a .pdf I took in a little bit either side for context and not to spoil a good story;Target for Tonigh selec
  5. I see the Hornet as an orgasm with roundels , but the Mosquito, while still very sexy was more refined to look at. In anticipation of the Mosquito arriving in BOX, I recently re-read a book I have called "Target for Tonight" by Squadron Leader D.A Braithwaite DFC Great read in general, but the author takes command of a unit that flies PAMPA missions, meteorological reconnaissance prior to the big bombers going in, for both RAF & USAAF. They fly Mosquito's among other stuff and he got caught by an Fw-190 on his way home once. To get away he th
  6. I was going to go with the Martin Baker MB-5, simply because it didn't make it past prototype, through no fault of it's own. But I though I'd go with the Mosquito MKIV bomber variant, as I prefer it to the MKVI and I'm almost sure we will never see it in BOX, but these aren't reason to hate the planes either of of them really. As a rule I love them all, regardless of how good™ or crap™ they are touted to be. ================ That said with regards to the op. It's an interesting idea and I agree with the general idea of the BoB and it's possibly overstated ro
  7. That's very interesting and a huge difference. A real work of passion ================ One thing that I noticed is the discrepancy between the "real original" and "game original" water gauges. Where the "real" ones have the same safe temperature range as the "real" oil gauge, ie., 40-80 deg. Yet the "game" water gauge is marked 80-110 deg. Anyone have an explanation for this?
  8. That's all sound advice on how to avoid a ground loop when landing, but that's not what the op was asking about. Interesting question. This idea had never occurred to me and I'm pretty sure I've managed to reverse them on more than one occasion. That said, it doesn't meant to they are not hard-scripted, but I really doubt that they are. Someone may have a hard scripted answer
  9. They may reply if the request was in English. I'll offer a quick translation for you; "Hello, could you remove the ban from my TAW account, please?" ======================= Они могут ответить, если запрос был на английском языке. Я предложу вам быстрый перевод; "Hello, could you remove the ban from my TAW account, please?" Yes, me too. I'm glad it's a test phase as I haven't been flying for so long I have lots of bugs to shake out
  10. I can't even get that far, the password I was given doesn't work for the server or TS and I don't appear to need it to get on the website anymore... ...any help would be appreciated. Update; never mind, after posting this I thought I would give it another try and bingo I'm in. Ping was pretty wild though for a bit it reached over 600 =================== Spoke too soon, after many tries I only manage to get the map to load once and it wasn't long enough to select a base before being disconnected. The ping was fluctuating wildly from 24 to 360 and
  11. One thing I forgot to add is that now the MK.XIV Spitfire is available, opponents facing a MK.IX Spitfire will have an added issue of identification, so this may help somewhat as it may cause some hesitation to engage.
  12. Largely from the historically standpoint @Digguncovered it, the late model MK.IXE Spitfire we have was pretty much relegated to the fighter bomber role by 2TAF in the BOBP time frame. That said, I personally don't think there is much of a problem going up against any 109 with a MK.IXE Spitfire, as the 109, while gaining some features as it developed through the G series and onward to the K, also lost some. The 109 F-4 and early G's pre G-6 being regarded by many as the best 109's. And the MK.IXE was certainly able to hold it's own against them, so why not the rest? Howe
  13. This webpage gives a broad overview of aircraft involved and a fairly accurate breakdown of Lufwaffe fighter losses for the Dieppe air battle. http://www.luftwaffe.cz/dieppe.html And this page give a fairly in detail account of the day and order of battle air side mostly for the allies. http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol015ms.html
  14. Pict

    B-25 Poll

    No trouble at all. I found the photos and uploaded them for you, or anyone who might be interested. It's a 61.25 MB zip file, here's the link https://workupload.com/file/VEuZpuw6rdw There's also a few shots of the small part of the Anson cockpit that was on display in the Australian War Memorial (AWM) in Canberra I took as well. Both are indoors and the light in the AWM is really not great for taking photos. But I'm sure you will find them interesting none the less. =============================== The Mosquito coming with BoN is an
  15. Pict

    B-25 Poll

    Yes I must agree with you, $25 would be the absolute tops I'd pay for a flyable B-25. Although I'd pay that for a Mosquito MK.IV before an B-25 model any day of the week The prices of all the collector planes have been set set for a long time and none of them are over $25. I have no idea where the OP gets $50 as a benchmark or even up to double that as options for this poll. That said an Avro Anson would be cool. I imagine they were indeed mostly used as trainers in Canada, as they were in Australia, but they saw regular front-line use in the UK with Coastal Command. They were al
  16. The profile above for NH 649 gives with 3W.F code at RAF West Malling in June 1944. And this webpage states that the change over was some time in late June 1944 https://www.wikiwand.com/en/No._322_(Dutch)_Squadron_RAF It also states that the Squadron moved from RAF Hartford Bridge to RAF West Malling on the 20th of June 1944. Not wishing to jump to any conclusion without solid proof , but it would make some sense that the code change happened around the same time. Photos of 322 Sqn MK.XIVc Spits at both RAF Hartford Bridge and RAF West Malling if
  17. Great news update I've said this before but I'll say it again, IL2 BOX is streets ahead of lots of other game software in the way they don't just add new content, but retro-fit and upgrade existing content to meet the new standards. Which is a mammoth task (tusk) and one that get bigger and bigger. The example in this update that really appeals to me is this: Great job, great work and much respect. Thanks.
  18. That's good to know, thanks for clearing that up for me. I very much look forward to taking part in the next TAW as although I had registered for the last two as usual, life got in the way with some sad family news that then involved a couple of extended international trips in the middle of ever changing legislation and border closures. All up it meant that virtual flying went by the board for quite some time. Hopefully I will get a chance to make up for lost time and get shot down more often than before
  19. I really must be getting old...used to be that the present is now and the future hasn't come yet, or was that past that hasn't happen yet???...whatever spins your dial kid 😵 Thanks, yes I kinda figured that, it's not like you can ditch it really is it? I was more talking about registration and being able to take part. Could be I just read it wrong, but I got the impression that stuff was now or in the future to be handled on this new dangled Disco thing I confess you lost me with that. I'm starting to feel like Joe Biden here So, to r
  20. Discord. The one you mentioned above. The one I already asked you about yesterday, above. TS I use and have used in one version or another for well over 10 years, without a problem. Discord on the other hand I cannot envisage myself installing on either my PC or my phone. Thanks.
  21. Cool...any info regarding the communication software mentioned above, to be specific, will it be a requirement to register and take part in the "New" TAW or will we be able to continue as before?
  22. Is that was the "move to space" is all about? Well, if it is, it's their ball and they can take it home as and when they want. If it was my ball, I would just let people run with it and let others do the judging. After all you can and will be judged on what you say and do, won't you. If you're gagged, nobody will know what kind of clown you are or are not. Additionally, if people are getting silly with each other, I would introduce the time honored duel. Choice of weapon and duke it out in the virtual sky before being allowed to make a clown of yourself on the forum aga
  23. This hadn't occurred to me and you're right in that it would be better than TS resource wise as it wouldn't run on the PC. That said I also have the option to run TS on another PC so that kind of cancels that bonus out. However TS doesn't have access to my phone book or my sms's or my camera etc., nor would it even ask for permission to do so. Can that be said of this "app"? Good point and no I didn't, nor would I forget such a significant historical event. It's not mentioned in the video above though and it should be I think. I'm more into
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