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  1. Varibraun, Thanks so much for your kind gift! What a pleasant surprise to find in my e-mail. Will be taking my Macchi C.202 out for a spin later today, my first Italian aircraft!
  2. Just reread the classic "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," a surprisingly straightforward account given it was written during the war. Having met many of the Doolittle Raiders when they held one of their reunions in my small town in coastal Connecticut, I have an interest in the Doolittle Raid. Thank you for your kind and generous offer. I'll take #7. I'd be interested in the MC.202 Series VIII.
  3. Thanks for the nice comments! But did no one notice I totally got the name of the software wrong in my video?! It should be "IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Bodenplatte" not "IL-2 Sturmovik: Operation Bodenplatte." Sorry Jason!
  4. Thanks for the tip! That definitely would've helped in a few areas. And yeah, how could I forget the Spit after all it's done for us?! So ungrateful... I was very worried the video was way too long. Guess I could have put a bit more in.
  5. It's amazing how many people died in little known events during the war. My relatives live in Pforzheim, Germany. On February 23, 1945 a Lancaster raid on that town killed 17,600 people! Can you imagine how much news coverage a catastrophe of that order would get today? Yet it is basically an unknown event. It' hard to wrap your head around the casualty counts of WW2.
  6. Agreed, the Tempest got short shrift as the video ran long. Maybe I can insert some footage of them after the Dora pancakes.
  7. I probably spent way too much time editing this, but it was fun and I'm reasonably pleased with how it came out.
  8. Love the distinctive look of the P-38 and the graphics of this game! Nice camera and editing work! Thanks for sharing.
  9. Coming along very nicely. Can't wait for the finished product!
  10. BlackHellHound1, Thank you, thank you, thank you for the new P-51 skins, in particular E2 S!!! When I was about 11 or 12 years old (I'm 57 now!) I spent a long time painstakingly building a Revell 1/32nd scale P-51D that perched proudly on the bookshelf in my bedroom until the infamous garage sale that took place while I was away at college. A year or two after building my model I picked out a book "The War in the Air" by Major Gene Gurney, Major USAF with forward by General Curtis LeMay, for my birthday. Leafing through the pages I was very excited to find a photo of my P-51D, E2 S flying among a formation of other P-51's. Even the serial number on the tail was identical! So it was personally very exciting for me to see that you had skinned that very plane. Only one problem- you used olive drab whereas the Revell model used dark blue. Doing some research I found that your skin showing olive drab paint on the engine cowling and upper fuselage was correct and the Revell model was not. Although I still like the dark blue paint scheme, I prefer authenticity, and it is a thrill to be able to finally pilot my late beloved E2 S serial number 413926 in virtual reality. P.S. My parents were moving house so I forgave my mom for the infamous garage sale. And yes, they did leave me a forwarding address.
  11. Thanks for your missions, Jade! Really enjoy them, the lend an atmosphere of real world activity to the game. Going to reload your 3.201 compatible missions. One specific mission I'd like to try but not sure if it can be done in the mission editor is Baron Jean de Selys-Longchamps rogue mission against Gestapo headquarters in Brussels. Sure he was flying a Typhoon, but the Tempest is pretty close. The Gestapo had tortured his father to death. Longchamps had escaped to England, become a Typhoon pilot, and was sent on a mission to attack trains at Gent. He completed his primary mission then told his wingman to head back to England. Longchamps then proceeded on alone to Brussels, his hometown, and strafed Gestapo headquarters at No. 453 Avenue Louise. Amazingly, he managed to kill the SS security chief and a number of other SS personnel. Longchamps also dropped Belgian flags from his plane as he flew over Brussels. For this mission he was demoted AND given the Distinguished Flying Cross! He was killed at Manston returning from a mission in August 1943. I don't know if there is a way to highlight a particular building as a target in the Mission Editor (I don't believe so). Still this would be a fun historic mission to try and recreate. 20th Jan 1943
  13. It better be released today. I took off work for this. I postponed my wedding. Missed my grandmother's funeral. We were promised. Maybe not exactly. But we all knew what you meant and you let us believe it. I want my Bodenplatte money back. Or maybe a discount on a collector plane. Ok, I'll settle for a sneak peak. Another video? This is so unfair.
  14. I'm getting more excited than I expected! I remember in the early days of flight sims thinking "Wouldn't it be fantastic if someday PC flight sims looked as good as those multimillion dollar simulators the airlines and military have?" Now, we have sims like BoBP that look much better than the top of the line simulators did a generation ago, and with VR, I've come closer to experiencing my dream of flying a WW2 fighter than I ever thought possible. Great work guys! You're doing something that has never been done before!.
  15. With the amount of research that has gone into presenting a high fidelity simulation of this nearly extinct warbird, I feel like you and your team are doing as much as any museum to keep its memory alive for future generations. I feel like the purchase of BoBP offers such an embarrassment of riches that the hardest thing will be deciding where to start. Great job team!
  16. Ah yes, a bit of the ol' Ludwig Van...
  17. Great video! I watch IL-2 videos on YouTube and they always make me feel like the least competent pilot here. Nice to watch others share some of the same frustrations! Love the music choice too, though I'm partial to this version of Nessun Dorma:
  18. Had a similar issue. My Alienware PC crapped out just after the One year warranty expired due to overheating from a faulty cooling system that claimed many other's computers. Alienware (Dell) refused to acknowledge this defect. Thought I would be up and running again after awhile, but due to financial reasons I only had a slow lap top that could not run IL-2. It ended up being three years plus before I could get my current gaming PC. Now my flying time is very limited, but Oh the Joy of being able to take to the skies in VR! Hang in there, the wait will be worth it!
  19. Same problem here. On the main menu I get: "#1. No connection with authorization server. #2. Your connection to Master-Server was temporarily lost. Check your internet connection." I can Login Offline only and play in Non-VR mode (yuck!). No problem connecting to Steam with my other games, both VR and non-VR.
  20. The first thing I was going to do when I flew her was jam the throttle forward and watch her engines disintegrate. Once I got my hands on her, she was so beautiful I couldn't bear to treat her that way. I managed my throttle carefully, set her down gently on the runway, and then overshot by a mile and destroyed her. There will never be another just like her. Good thing she has so many sisters...
  21. Ok, finally some video of the motion simulator rig in action. Kind of low res, but you get an idea of just how violent aerial combat can be: https://youtu.be/izwSfpPqKXk?t=60
  22. Thanks for the update! My guess would be the debut of the 262 will occur at the Sim convention followed immediately, if not simultaneously, with release to IL-2 customers. I must confess, the first thing I plan to do with my beautiful new Schwalbe is to jam the the throttle forward and watch the fireworks ensue. I just won't be able to resist the temptation! I don't know yet if I will then bail out or try to dead stick it home.
  23. Totally removed the partial excerpt from the 1939 song that was triggering the copyright protection. And one more time I present for your viewing pleasure....
  24. I'm removing the excerpt from a song from 1939 that keeps triggering the copyright protection. Oddly, there is a YouTube video of the entire recording that is not blocked at all and not by the recording company. Odd how these things work. I will remove it completely and repost the video after work today.
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