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Everything posted by ACG_Alexmarine

  1. From what I saw the majority of bombers on the Eastern Front soldiered until 1945 with the venerable He-111 as soviet night fighters were scarce and the more modern types were required to face the better equipped western allied forces. The problem with the Ju-188 is that it was never able to supplant the 88 (the S model was even rarer) and some units which were at some times fully equipped with them even had to return to the 88s due to unavailable 188s. For good or worse the available bombers in game still represent the german bomber force well into 1944 even (by 1945 the bomber force just simply was disbanded/converted en masse to fighters). Another point is that online servers don't run night time so I see a reason why LW bombers are seen as lacking right now but my suggestion would be to pilots to stick to F-8s/jets if they want to even the odds in daylight post-43 scenarios (and to server owners to separate the pool of Me-262s in a limited fighter one and a mandatory-bomb-armed-two-guns-only one maybe...). Having said that I admit I would like a Do-217K/M more to differentiate from the Junkers and to represent additional KG equipped with them; also, Fritz-X anyone? 😁 (if possible of course...) Edit: Whoops, realised this is the Yak-9 thread but wanted to respond to @Bremspropeller @LukeFF line of discussion 😅
  2. This is only partially true: what the Soviet technicians usually removed were the gondola installed guns of the Q-series P-39 (and indeed Bell stopped installing them at the factories altogether for USSR-intended batches). The internal .303 guns of earlier K/L and N models were usually kept as the flight characteristics didn't changed much with them uninstalled.
  3. No, why bother with a Yak when you can have a La-5FN? this post was sponsored by the Lavochkin Gang
  4. Il-2 Battle of the Fjord about Operation Tungsten confirmed? Not that I wouldn't actually buy it as soon as it is announced...
  5. Units in the eastern front equipped with the He 111 flying mainly transport sorties appear to have survived into 1945 but indeed the bomber force ceased to exist in the summer/ autumn of 1944 with units being broken up to fill up fighter squadrons, being converted to fighters (both props and jets) or directly disbanded.
  6. Hopefully we can also retroactively have the same for the La-5FN in Kuban
  7. @catte As the career mode is aiming to recreate the historical experience of units depicted in it modifications which were not used/not available to that unit in those periods are locked. Obviously in all other modes you have them available to you (except the case of them being locked by server owners due to balance/mission/preference). The system is just like the one in scripted campaings where you have a certain type of plane to fly with only certain modifications available/enforced.
  8. This is particularly puzzling to me as RoF (which as far as I know was built on the same engine) clearly had in the mission generator more AI getting spawned and running their own missions, often having an impact on the mission generated for the player unit (random fighter sweep/ recon flight) or responding to it (fighter spawning on the airfields to intercept player flight). At the same time on both sides there were always truck convoys/trains/tanks assaults going on the ground... More than the game engine itself (which surely also had some initial problems compared in the transition from RoF, remember the 10km fog?) I still think that the AI-demanded resources are what are bogging down the missions so easily...
  9. There is also in BoK but really underused...
  10. Racks were available, indeed they were used to mount the fuel tanks needed to fly all the way to target, especially for the 109s units
  11. Looking at the 3D model it seems that they mount the oil radiator dust filter, will it be a modifications for the base Hurricane? Also, base +12 boost with +14 boost modification?
  12. More like 42/43 with the MkII... So hope you know how to fight against Focke Wulfs A-3 and A-5
  13. Not sure about that, in my Bodenplatte career allied 109s are basically cruising at 0.9ATA and 2000RPM at low altitude and at short ranges....
  14. I know that "FREE" is a word that has the magic power to lower the perception of those who read/listen it but please, try to read @The-Doctor updated post before he is swarmed with multiple requests by the same people
  15. NO And I am not voting up because as it is you are forced to still respond to the second question. Maybe OP should pay to open poll so to guarantee they actually make sense through personal support...
  16. Not really. All soviet fighters outfit were employed in ground attacks. Even more so with the lowering numbers of german fighters encountered by mid-1944 / 1945. The P-39 was never truly an exception to that and was used as a fighter thoroughly
  17. What I noted is FW units tends to fly really slow in career, with speed usually capped at 450km/h due to the speed set by the waypoints. Bf109 careers with units away from the frontline had similar problems with planes being forced to fly at 350km/h, but in this case I suspect is because internal fuel of 109s is not enough to cover the entire flight time from their bases to the frontline and back unless flown at fuel saving engine settings...
  18. @TheWarsimmer @RedKestrel Yet you both managed to miss the fact that is a LaGG the plane depicted there and not a Yak
  19. Depending on altitude (from around 4000m) the RPM should not go below 6000-8000 otherwise the engine will stop
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