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  1. Bies

    Your Tiger I costs too much dude.

    T-34 suffered far bigger losses in all: absolute numbers, as percentage and as chance of crew member to survive the encounter. T-34 were true death traps. In average man mind it's opposite because American crew could complain about everything and it became established in the social consciousness. In USSR there were decades of Soviet propaganda of success, everything had to be the best T-34, PPSch, Katyusha, IL-2 etc - even if they were true death traps. Nearly no complains could did not have a chance to reach public opinion. Sherman being death trap bigger than i.e. T-34 was a myth of the past. cheers
  2. In less realistic servers people fly low because they want to find the action ASAP. In more realistic servers people fly high because they want to win and stay alive.
  3. So good to see such constant development. Mary christmas!
  4. Very welcomed improvements. Great job! Can't wait to test new damage model.
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    Developer Diary 212 - Discussion

    Great work, as always. Thanks!
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    DD today?

    You are thinking about Uhu or Storch?
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    What will counter the K4 up high?

    For honorable 1v1 duel the plane with better P/W and smaller wing loading will be better (namely Spitfire, Bf109). Nearly always. As it was in real life. In more realistic scenario with many planes involved K-4 will be somewhat crippled with small high speed manuverability and restricted visibility.
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    What will counter the K4 up high?

    What will counter the K4 up high? It depends what you mean by high altitude. If above 7km then Spitfire HF IX with Merlin 70. It is the only plane which can really manuver above ~8km, it can abuse it's big wings and high alt tuned engine. K-4 still can disengage, dive and run. After all pilot skill will decide as always.
  9. Community of the game is expnding. There is a need to have more options for different realism settings to please both sim and more casual players. It just because the product grows. The "middle" we have right now becomes too tight to fit everyone: on the one hand we have realistic modeling of many systems and cockpits, on the other hand we have tips more expanded than in some far less realism oriented flight games, rendering cockpits and gauges not practically useful, and this tips are available on every realism level servers. This reduces the experience for more sim oriented players. We just need an option to choose. Considering the support for this idea, could you @Jason_Williams express your opinion whether adding such an option for server administrators will be possible? cheers and have a nice day!
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    HS129 takeoff

    Using brakes during the first phase (before you have rudder authority) is a key. It's due to opposite engines rotation.
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    Posted Tuesday at 03:47 PM Update 3.007
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    P-47 Throttle

    Gyro gunsight's target range is set using throttle handle, similar to Spitfire IX. So it is changed and appears different. Idk about Bendix radio.
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    Steam Awards - Best VR Game of the Year

    + and to be honest IL-2 really is the best VR game.
  14. Wow. Just wow. The difference in price between his link with 25$ stick and whay you proposed is, i would say, substantial. Tycoon, you should specify how much you can spare, because you can buy gradually better equipement starting from, let's say 40$ to about 1000$ and possibly even more.
  15. I doubt the developers are denying 150 octane fuel - they told there was not enough time yet. Maybe they were under time pressure modeling Spitfire IX and complicated Thunderbold with turbocharger and now they became more efficient and modeling K4 - very similar to G14 - they have found some spare time to model also this rare engine. I wouldn't judge the effect when the game is being developed as an early access. Maybe it would be the best to model only the standard, most popular engine variants? It would made the game most historicaly accurate and would not generate "whining and fighting potential". That's the best PC game at this moment for me.