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  1. Thanks for sharing, that is really great news.
  2. 😂 so you want us to believe its their fault for spawning in and getting pilot sniped... And totally reasonable of you to do it for said reasons. ...that's pretty childish. Its people like you who ruin games for others.
  3. Some ideas which many could be done with the Ju-52 as well: - Medivac Operations. Perhaps it restores a pilot for your team, or it gives yourself a slightly reduced chance of being captured next time you bail in enemy territory. - Liason. Transport a high ranking communications officer to or from the frontline - "Airlift" a pilot/driver into a closed/heavily damaged airfield to save/restore a very small number of aircraft (1), or trucks, or supplies. - Recon (ideally there'd be some incentive to take the Po2 over another aircraft). -Propaganda - Fly with a voice speaker around a city with some result. Conversly, one could fly a morale boosting entertainer/speaker to your own front. - I like Manu's idea about dropping off a spy or saboteur. They could reveal paradrop zones, or hidden supply convoys, destroy aircraft on the ground, or slow down production. All in all I mainly fantasize about landing off airport with her... just bought her and will give her a try here shortly!
  4. A26 is a real hotrod of an airplane. Wish it was more popular in flight sims.
  5. I would love to fly a Storch in game. I suppose with the po2 and tanks coming there could be some interesting mission types available making it more useful. It also would really mean a lot to me as my great grandfather was flown around Stalingrad in/out of Tatsy/Moro in one helping to set up communications. Once was flown into Gumrak or Pitomnik after they were encircled and was jumped by a couple yaks. He never had to fire a shot as the pilot was pretty good and timed his steep turns well enough the yaks never got a shot. I had the opportunity to fly a 2/3rds scale Slepcev Storch in Picton, Ontario around 2011. More fun than one should be allowed. ... And what would we give the Americans? Piper cub? Stinson L5? I'd love a Noordyun Norseman although they only take off with a load because the earth curves.
  6. My grandfather and great grandfather were in the Luftwaffe. My great grandfather was in Communications in both WWI and II. In 1941 he was on the eastern front in charge of the 22nd regiment, later the 38th (under the command of General Obst von Richtofen - nephew of the famous Red Baron). He spent a lot of time at "Tatsy" (Tatsinskaya Airfeild, BOS Grid 1602-7, and also "Moro" (Morozovsky Airfeild - Grid 1406-5 which based Ju52's and He111's respectively to supply Stalingrad) where he worked on setting up communications between the different airfields. He was flown around in a Fieseler Storch which he affectionately called "Olga." Once he was flown in "Olga" as observer/rear gunner over 100km of Russian occupied territory into Stalingrad and was jumped by two Yaks. The pilot was good and evaded the attacks until the yaks moved on. Lots of crazy and true stories came from this period of time, especially around his escape from Tatsy when they were over run by T-34s. I understand he was an Oberst with three regiments under his command before the end of the war. My grandfather on the other hand got his C badge on a Grunau "Baby" glider (Started on a SG38) but was too young to see aerial action. He was 1 of 2 out of forty in his group to survive the war, and is alive today at 91. There are a few occasions where he should have been killed. I will quote one of his stories of being strafed by a Typhoon: "We were being transported by a train when Hawker Typhoons flew over and fired explosive bullets at the train. The train stopped and people ran out just in time and laid flat out in a long single line. One of the typhoons overshot and instead of the shells hitting the train, they fell right along the line of people on the ground. One shell had just missed my head and hit theground ahead of me, and another shell hit the ground just behind me. I got pieces of shrapnel in the back of my neck. The pieces had to be scraped out of my skin later. It was frighteningly close close call. If the gunner had just hit the machine gun fire a fraction of a second before, they would have gotten every one of us. I would have been a direct hit and killed for sure." My Grandfather was also attacked by P-38's, P-47's on multiple occasions, and was "Bombed" by a P-51 (It was in the final days of the war and was actually just drop tanks). In April '44 he was asked to volunteer to fly a "Stummel Habicht" glider packed full of explosives, which were to be towed by Bf-109s above US bomber formations. They were then to dive the glider into the formation activating a five second time delay fuse. The whole idea was scrapped before any missions of that nature were ever flown. Later on his group was to fly the He-162 but the war ended before that, thank god. After the war the family escaped East Germany to West Germany. My grandfather did the scouting and crossed the border about twenty times. Escaping from captivity a handful of times. My great grandmother bribed the Russian guards with Vodka to get some of their stuff across the border. On a side note, after the war my grandfather became good friends with Oscar Boesch [flew Fw-190's on the eastern & western fronts, credited with 18 victories]. He kept a chunk of a wooden spitfire prop in his basement, which he shot down right over his airfeild. Here is a pic of Oscar with Erich Hartmann, which Erich autographed. I was lucky enough to fly with Oscar in a glider once. My stepdad's uncle [Max Guschewski] was also a 110 gunner, and was shot down in the Battle of Britain by a Polish Spitfire pilot Jan Zurakowski who later became an Avro Arrow test pilot. Lot's more info where that came from, if you're hungry for more. Fam' is workin on a life story and it's about 100 pages now.
  7. Looks Great! I am excited to try this. I am also excited to hear about the weather changing dynamically, realistic failures, and wear. The reward system/career system sounds interesting too, and would like to know more about it. I got a little bored after a while bush flying in FSX. I used to love flying around British Columbia with A2A's J3 in FSX with ORBX Scenery. I would love to see VR, and float planes as well, but that's asking a lot. At first glance... look's good! +Wishlist +Follow.
  8. Way to go, man. You remind me of myself, in the original Il2. I used to make screenshots, and eventually dabbled in Il2 comics. They sucked hardcore but I loved doing it. Looking forward to following your content somehow. Maybe an instagram or imgur account? IDK. Im not up to speed with photosharing/blogs and all that. Back in 2005 or so I had a geocities website with my screenshots, also deviantart was the best thing since sliced bread for us gaming photography geeks. I started to make comics: https://lethalhobo.deviantart.com/art/1944-Rhubarb-Comic-PART-3-19940229 Boy looking back at those, they sure did suck pretty hardcore. Im too embarassed to link part 1 or 2.
  9. IDK If it's been mentioned but I get a bug when I am making a flight plan, If I set a waypoint and change the zoom before setting another/final waypoint the interface crashes and I have to reload the website. Edit: Also I think it happens when I am creating waypoints and accidentally click on another target/waypoint (to edit) by accident.
  10. I dont get it. Im dumb. How do I install it? There's nothing to copy and paste over and replace in my main BOS folder. Autosetup doesn't work.
  11. Oh shoot, I voted but am not VR. I never use the pilot bodies, they just block instruments and take valuable dev time =) IMHO
  12. I promise you, if I played SP more, I'd be all over it!
  13. Hey bud. I started playing combat flight sims at 8, in 1997. Red Baron II. I started flying with a good wingleader, and I still suck to this day. https://youtu.be/4ciHwwRCeBw?t=843 coordinated turn practice - wwii training vid Seriously, try dutch rolls/coordination rolls as rudder exercises. Roll/bank 45 degrees back and forth around a point, keeping your nose on the same heading with rudder. Dont think about it, just do it.
  14. Thanks Dietrich!! I consider the first post 'complete' now, but will continue to add resources and updates of course here and there. I think I'm going to run with it, and have started a Seaplanes/Simulators/History youtube channel. One last thing for now; here is a pic of seaplane prop damage. It's unbelievable. This has developed over the summer, and the plane has only had a few moments of spray going through it as far as I know.om/RqKlehP.jpg
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