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  1. photog95661

    Tank Crew Screenshots and Videos

    Thanks for the assistance.
  2. photog95661

    Night fighters over the Kuban

    At first, the speed difference limited my success rate significantly. I have adopted the following tactic while flying these missions: 1.) Fly at a medium air speed until I find a target. 2.) Fly directly toward the target at 3/4 throttle. 3.) Identify the target and adjust airspeed accordingly. (U-2s are highly reflective and present a different silhouette than other aircraft. If a U-2, cut the throttle and bleed off airspeed.) 4.) Get as close as possible to the U-2 before opening fire. (U-2s are quite fragile and break/burst into flames quite easily.) 5.) When available, get extra gun pods to increase firepower and use a full burst. 6.) If above a U-2, circle around until below or at the same altitude as the target as it will not move very far. 6.) After firing, take evasive action. The preceding will yield greatly improved success. It is all about marksmanship and low speed. I have to admit that getting very close to a U-2 will result in defensive fire. They are, however, lightly armed.
  3. photog95661

    Tank Crew Screenshots and Videos

    Many great screen captures. I am, however, at a loss to find where these posts are coming from. Where are these events being played? I would to participate. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  4. photog95661

    Night fighters over the Kuban

    Thanks for a spectacular campaign! Great idea to turn off the object markers. Doing so raised the degree of difficulty a couple of notches. To answer your question, the campaign is not overly difficult. Conversely, it is not easy. It is definitely not for beginners and it will challenge experienced players. I thought I was ready for this campaign after flying the night missions in Ivan's War. Not so! Night flying is a very different experience and will test one's flying skills as well as adaptability. I will wait as patiently as I can for the aircraft switch. You knocked this one out of the park!
  5. photog95661

    A-20 Throttle Control Issue

    Spot on! I modified my custom settings and everything appears to be working as expected. Thank you for your advice.
  6. photog95661

    A-20 Throttle Control Issue

    Based on advice from -IRRE-Therion I modified my "Realism" settings by deselecting engine management aides. I now have throttle control. Kudos for his assistance. 
  7. Brief description: Any A-20 mission, either Quick Start or Scripted Campaign, does not respond to manual throttle input. Detailed description, conditions: I have a problem with manual throttle control while flying the A-20. Basically, the sim does not respond to manual throttle input at the start of a mission in a scripted campaign or a quick mission. I have tested throttle control in the simulation's Quick Mission section. There are seven multi-engine aircraft in the section (not counting differing variations). There is even one aircraft which contains three engines; the Ju52. In each test, I started with the aircraft parked and needing to taxi to the runway. With the exception of the A-20, all multi-engine aircraft responded precisely to manual throttle input after starting the engines. I was able to observe and hear engine RPM changes. The simulation also displayed throttle percentages on the right side of the screen. I was also able to taxi and take-off in each aircraft. I needed to engage the autopilot to taxi and take-off in the A-20. While in flight, I was not able achieve discrete throttle control, but the engine's settings would remain where they were when I turned the auto pilot off. In a scripted campaign, I could obtain throttle control only in the presence of an adversary whether in the air or on the ground (after taking off and cruising in autopilot). Aircraft speed would change, engine RPM would change and there was a corresponding change in engine sound. Also, the manual throttle control remains active until the mission is complete. I do not have any problem with single engine aircraft throttle control. I have checked and re-saved all appropriate control settings.  Additional assets (videos, screenshots, logs): N/A Your PC config data (OS, drivers, specific software): Windows 10, ThrustMaster T-Flight HOTAS Thank you in advance for any advice or assistance.
  8. I have a problem with manual throttle control while flying the A-20. Basically, the sim does not respond to manual throttle input at the start of a mission in a scripted campaign or a quick mission. I have tested throttle control in the simulation's Quick Mission section. There are seven multi-engine aircraft in the section (not counting differing variations). There is even one aircraft which contains three engines; the Ju52. In each test, I started with the aircraft parked and needing to taxi to the runway. With the exception of the A-20, all aircraft responded precisely to manual throttle input after starting the engines. I was able to observe and hear engine RPM changes. The simulation also displayed throttle percentages on the right side of the screen. I was also able to taxi and take-off in each aircraft. I needed to engage the autopilot to taxi and take-off in the A-20. While in flight, I was not able achieve discrete throttle control, but the engine's settings would remain where I turned the auto pilot off. In a scripted campaign, I could obtain throttle control only in the presence of an adversary whether in the air or on the ground (after taking off and cruising in autopilot). Aircraft speed would change, engine RPM would change and there was a corresponding change in engine sound. Also, the manual throttle control remains active until the mission is complete. I have checked and re-saved all appropriate control settings. I am using a ThrustMaster T-Flight HOTAS. Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  9. photog95661

    Havoc Over the Kuban - RELEASED

    Thank you for the advice.
  10. photog95661

    My First Tiger Skin

    A belated thank you. I appreciate your response to my question. I really need to check back more frequently.
  11. photog95661

    How to skip over missions that crash?

    Glad I found this topic as I was experiencing the same problem. How many hours did I spend looking for the correct value to change? Too many! Many thanks.
  12. photog95661

    Havoc Over the Kuban - RELEASED

    This looks to be an outstanding campaign! I am especially enamored with the low altitude aspect of the missions. Please accept my thanks for your work in creating this. Everyone who enjoys this sim should open the mission editor and create a very simple mission. It is a very humbling experience. Again, my thanks and kudos for your hard work.
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    My First Tiger Skin

    I have a quick question. Where does one place the dds skin files for tanks? I know where and how for aircraft, but I have not located the folder for tank skins. Thanks in advance.
  14. photog95661

    Impending Update

    I am looking forward to the impending update as patiently as possible. At the same time, however, I am anxious about the extent of damage it will cause. Past updates have wrecked the scripted campaigns and single missions that I downloaded from this web site. The updates did the same to flight records I had made. I would prefer to know in advance what I can do correct any such damage in advance of the update. I am comfortable in using the Mission Editor to re-save affected campaigns and missions. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  15. Found the trick to avoid being hit by AA. Attack your ground target, then exit the area by flying in the weeds at full throttle. Works every time!
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