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  1. I keep balking at buying something high end; the price is just so high. I am wondering, through, which is more valuable, a high end joystick or rudder pedals? For comparison, I use a VKP Gladiator I, Crosswinds, and a CH six throttle quadrant.
  2. [80 years ago today] "• RAF Blenheims conduct low level shipping raids off Norway, damaging and sinking several ships over a five day period. " Blenheim attacking a 2,500 ton steamer off Norway
  3. What I would love to see are some ground targets that are large and red that are easy to see and easy to spot where your bombs/rockets hit. Otherwise, the QMB worked for me to learn the rudiments of gunnery.
  4. [80 years ago today] "• The Regia Aeronautica attacks the RAF base at Paramythia, near the Greek/Albanian border, destroying several British and Yugoslav aircraft on the ground. • In Greece, Luftwaffe bombs RAF airstrip at Larisa at dawn, destroying ten Blenheims on the ground. The Axis have command of the air and RAF aircraft are withdrawn to Athens. Abandoned RAF field in Greece
  5. [I don't want a separate thread for atrocities but I think some things deserve remembrance. 80 years ago today, as a result of the loss of France] " • The first mass arrest of Jews in Paris begins today. " "After the first roundup in Paris, French police escort foreign Jewish men from the Japy school to deportation trains at the Austerlitz station. Paris, France, May 14, 1941. (Bibliotheque Historique de la Ville de Paris via US Holocaust Museum)"
  6. [80 years ago today[ :• The US Army Air Corps orders 2,000 Vultee O-49 Vigilant light observation aircraft. The STOL plane is able maintain stable flight at 31 mph. Vultee Vigilant. 113 of these will be transferred to the RAF under lend-lease. Many will be converted to evacuate wounded from forward areas.
  7. You guys are all OUT OF YOUR F*CKING ELEMENT!
  8. [80 years ago today] "• Modern Yugoslav destroyer Beograd, four old Austro-Hungarian torpedo boats, and six Uskok-class motor torpedo boats have been deployed to Šibenik in preparation for a bombardment mission against Italian units at Zara (modern Zadar) and attacks on Italian shipping when the flagship is damaged by Italian bombers and the mission called off. JRM Beograd. The 12th "Jadranska" Infantry Division will advance on Zara but not be able to take it from the Italian garrison. - The remainder of the Yugoslav Navy stays in port for harbor defense, though Dornier-22 floatp
  9. [80 years ago today] "• The Nakajima G5N has its maiden flight. An attempt by Japan to create a bomber capable of reaching North America, it is based on the Douglas DC-4E airliner which has been clandestinely sold to Nakajima. Performance will be disappointing and the six aircraft built will be used as transports. A design by Kawasaki and a follow-on by Nakajima will not be pursued.
  10. [80 years ago today] "• Additional German air raids on Belgrade kill an estimated 13,000 civilians. - The National Library of Serbia is completely destroyed by bombing with the loss of more than half a million volumes, manuscripts, journals, and documents extending back thru Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman times Site of the National Library in 2008. - The Yugoslav Air Force has detailed a squadron of Breguet 19 light bombers to be on call to both Greek and Yugoslav units on the Albanian front. Bre-19s
  11. [80 years ago today] "• Continuous Luftwaffe and Regia Aeronautica attacks on Belgrade and Yugoslav airfields are at times being opposed by elderly planes like Hawker Furys and Ikarus IK-2s. " Ikarus IK-2 35 Grupa Fury, No.53, lined up together with other aircraft at the cessation of hostilities. No. 53 was the last licence-built Yugoslavian Fury to be manufactured.
  12. [80 years ago today] "• Germany launches the invasion of Yugoslavia, though units invading from Romania and Hungary are not yet in position. Italian units will begin a drive from northern Italy, while forces in Albania are holding position. The Yugoslavian defense plan provides for the defense of the entire length of the border. Almost the whole Yugoslav army - 27 divisions or 88% of all its forces - are to be deployed in defensive operations, leaving only minimal reserves. Very few Yugoslav units are at full strength due to reservists still drawing equipment and being in transit. The dispersa
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