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  1. Hi, loving the server and planning to spend quite a lot of time flying here next month. Is there a way to add points to the statistics for players who fly the resupply sorties? I flew a couple yesterday thinking I'd get a small reward but instead our 109 pilots just jumped in the new planes and flew off into the sunset
  2. I'll upload it again - sorry! Second attempt to answer (broken link before) - the para drop zone on this mission is pretty small and you have to be in the right place. The beacons cant be seen very well at all and it was only by opening the mission editor and looking at the map that I learned how to do this. Link to the video of my wing of three Ju52s in action posted below - but from your screenshots you were over the clearing but not far enough 'west' for the drop to count... https://youtu.be/oYTt5e7buQU
  3. Type of improvement: Sound Explanation of Proposal: I love to see the addition of two audio cues to the game. The first would be some sort of sound to acknowledge when the paratroopers are actually being dropped from a Ju-52. The second is a call from a gunner when an aircraft starts/stops contrailing in cold weather or at high altitude. Benefits: not all players have the luxury of flying in formation with a wingman that can tell them the paratroopers are jumping so this audio cue would really help and would add more realism/drama to the drop (something as simple as a German voice saying paratroopers jumping or the sound of the jump leader banging the back of the cockpit wall). Similarly when flying alone it’s odd that all those gunners would sit in silence as the aircraft starts to contrail and give its position away.
  4. Any of the "Black Cross Red Star: Air War Over the Eastern Front" series by Christer Bergstrom - Volume 5 covers Kuban and Kursk and was published only a few weeks ago. Amazing overview of the air war, loads of photos and pilot testimonies.
  5. Please can we have the server stats page back? It's been down for three days now
  6. Had a lucky break on the Wings of Liberty server where I was left alone in my Pe2 long enough to engage a unit of eight panzers. Pe2 was carrying 10x 100kg bombs. Video might be useful to anyone struggling to knock out small targets with the Pe2 as the technique I use is very accurate - usually
  7. Ah it's down as a fighter. Trying to use it as a ground attacker but it keeps generating air patrol/intercept type missions.
  8. I'm probably being dim but what parameters do I need to use to start a Tempest campaign?
  9. Yes definitely - I think I’d get a few more tank kills because currently trying to hit a moving tank with a 50kg bomb on a 5 second fuse is pretty challenging - whilst hitting one with a 500kg is not really that difficult If I miss strafe an enemy AA then waiting for those 5 seconds of fuse with a panic bomb can make a difference between life and death. The main difference for me though would be tactical flexibility. That said my online kill tally on WoL is not too bad at the moment I appreciate it’s a change that would only be of interest to a small minority of ground attackers.
  10. Hi, I fly ground attackers quite a lot and wonder if it would be possible for a small change to the bomb fuse settings. Currently you can only pick one setting for the whole payload but as a 110 pilot I fly a lot with 2x500 and 4x50. I’d love to be able to set my 500kgs with 3/5sec fuses as normal but also be able to set my smaller bombers to ‘contact’ fuses. For me this would really increase the flexibility of my payload especially when trying to take out moving targets
  11. Hi, Just got attacked over enemy target flying a bf110e2 on the Wings of Liberty server. Not sure what enemy plan hit me but I saw a message saying turret malfunction. From that point on my rear gunner would ‘sit down’ and for the rest of the flight all I could here was the sound of the rear gunner firing (even though he wasn’t).
  12. Hi Patrick, Most of your questions have been answered I think but here's my tuppence worth 1. Yes, tapping the brakes until you build up speed is the only way to steer this beast to start with. Use the turn and slip indicator to predict what is going to happen rather than looking out of the window. You can also take-off by sitting in the front gunner position but that is quite scary! 2. For take off I use 100% oil and water radiators and 100% throttle and RPM. Don’t forget to change the pitch to around -50%, it makes a huge difference! I rarely carry more than 900 litres of fuel and that gives me a flight time of about 50 minutes. I don't use flaps, even with 2x1800kg bombs. If the air temperature is high or you are using a short runway then line up just off the runway for a few extra feet and power up to 50% with both brakes on - release the brakes just as the plane starts to move of its own accord. If you get neat the end of the runway and its looking bad then drop about 10% flap just at the end. Lowering flaps early actually causes drag. 3. After you are airborne and flown level for a few seconds use 92% throttle and 86% RPM and you'll be good for 30 minutes of climbing (aim to maintain around 220-230kmh). Use the tiny 'mission clock' below your main clock to make sure you don't go over 25 minutes at this setting. Once comfortable at altitude drop to 77/77 rpm/throttle. The engines will surgge as you pass 3000m when the supercharger switches over, climbing 2600-3000m will be quite painful but better once you pass it. 4. Set your bombing computer while you are still on the ground waiting for your engines. This means planning the route in advance. saves a lot of bother later on. For spotting targets makes sure you flick between bomb view and the map with your bombsight set 'fully up' at about 75 degreees ahead. If you tick the graphics setting 'long range buildings' or something like that you'll see the target area render in very early ie from 30-40km away as dark patches. Hope it helps
  13. Just another note to say I’ve played some more of the new maps you’ve recently added. They are really good fun for us ground attackers! Congratulations to the team that created them!
  14. Wow! The P38 quadrant looks perfect for what I’m after! Take my money already!
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