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mattebubben

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  1. For me it will depend on the Modifications. If the Yak9 only models the base Yak 9 (Late 42-Early43 model) i will probably pass as it was produced in pretty small numbers (460 or so i think) but if it includes modifications that turns it into additional models (Yak 9D for example) then i would be more likely to get it. Otherwise i would probably wait for the Yak9T that saw use in larger numbers.
  2. Nice. I was just holding out pre-ordering waiting to know the exact variants/modifications. But this is exactly what i was hoping for. And this will be perfect for a Number of historical Scenarios for the Normandy map. In particular the Operation Cerberus (The Channel dash) and Operation Jubilee (Dieppe Raid). As we have most of the German planesets for those battles and with the Hurricane Mk II in addition to the Spitfire Mk Vb and with the A-20C (Standing in for the Boston III) we have a pretty complete planeset for the RAF also. Edit: Pre-Order has been placed.
  3. Personally i think there needs to be some sort of limit ingame. Just to encourage players to fly in a realistic manner instead of flying at 100% at all times. But this limit does not have to be the sort of hard time limit we have now. Personally i think they should remove the current time limits (other then Water injection limits and MW50 / C3 etc) and handle it through the score system instead. How many points you get in MP is already calculated based on if you get back or not with almost no points if you die, 50% if you bail our or crash land and 100% if you land at base (if i remember correctly). My suggestion would be to add another level to this as regards to engine status. If you return to base without having exceeded the manual engine limits you get a bonus 25% (125% score) (except for aircraft without time limits like the Yaks or aircraft with very leniant limits like the German Bodenplatte fighters etc) If you exceed the manual limit but do not double it you get no bonus (100% score) But if spend more then twice the permitted time in WEP or Combat power you get a 25% penalty (75% score) So if we take the P-51D as an example it would look like this. Less then 5 min in Wep (or 15 in combat) = 125% score on landing, 5-10 minutes in Wep (or 15-30 in combat) = 100% score on landing and more then 10 minutes in Wep (or 30+ in combat) = 75% score on landing. This would leed to a more realistic balance as pilots would be encouraged to cruise on continous to save WEP and combat power for when needed, but at the same time allow players to break the time limits if needed in order to either secure a kill or to save themselves and this is what was done historically. (Since its better to return to base with a kill but having broken the time limit by a minute or two then to return without a kill and its better to get home with worn out engine then not getting home at all) This would not be the perfect solution as there would be players that would exploit this and run on wep for the entire flight but i think its better then the alternatives of either having the current time Limits or just removing all limits completely. (As pilots spending the entire Flight in WEP is not very historical either) Maybe there could be a hybrid model where they was a hard limit for wep at 20-30 minutes just to dissuade the players trying to exploit it. (Since historically it would be extremely rare that pilots would have to spend that much time in WEP)
  4. If i get it it will be purely for the Razorback P-47 =P As i love the Razorback. Other then that im not that excited. The German planeset is not that interesting to me as the G6 Late does not differ enough from a G-6 early or a G-14 and similarly for the A-6 when it comes to the A-5 and A-8. Im not really interested in the heavies either (Ju-88C,Me-410 and AR.234). I was hoping for Either the pacific for the Italian theatre to add some more variation to the Axis planeset. But this was more or less what i expected. And Since i primarily (90%) play MP and most of the Bodenplatte planeset also fits MP scenarios for the Normandy map so if i get it will be purely for the Razorback =P. So probably depends on which version it is and if it gets 150 (as it should, and hopefully the D-28 will also get 150 octane before the launch Normandy). Though the map will certainly be nice for MP scenarios as it can replicate everything from D-Day-1944 to fighting over the channel in 1941. Since we have all the German airplanes needed and the Spitfire MK Vb and Hurricane MK II will be perfect for 1941-1942 scenarios such as operation cerberus (Channel dash) or Operation Jubilee (Dieppe) and the A-20B can simulate the Boston III. And im probably more excited for scenarios like that then i am for D-day itself. So all in all while its not my preferred choice the possibilities it gives are numerous which is probably the reason why it was chosen.
  5. Now with the announcement of Battle of Normandy and a P-47D (Razorback) the P-47D-28 will hopefully get 150 octane. Will also be interesting to see which D model we are getting (a Early model like a D-5 or a late D-23 etc) and how it will compare with our P-47D-28.
  6. Well there will still be 150 octane use as that was already standard for the 8th airforce by the time of D-Day. If anything it will have more 150 octane use seeing as it was used by Units based in the UK by not by units based on the continent post D-Day (So US and British Units stationed on the Bodenplatte map should primarily have 100/130 octane as only aircraft based in the UK used 150 octane at that time)
  7. The G-14 and A-8 are still very Dangerous aircraft and personally i prefer the G -14 over the K-4. (And will take the G-14 over the K-4 on all missions) The G-14 is still amongst the best climbers in the game and is not that much weaker then the K-4 in that area. (Especially a K-4 with the standard DB engine) So just get above the enemy and boom and zoom and there is little they can do about it unless you let them. The A-8 is indeed weaker in terms of performance but is an excelent strike aircraft and can still be an effective boom and zoom aircraft due to its powerful armament. And if anything having success in these aircraft should be more enoyable then it would in the K-4 or D-9 as you know you did not have all of the advantages.
  8. I thought i would revive this thread as this is still unresolved. And im just sick and tried of the Wings getting ripped of most flights (and even the MG 131 can rip wings with prolonged burst and ive even done it with the MG 17). The P-47 was famed as the most rugged single engine aircraft of ww2 where as right now i would say it might be the most vulnerable of the allied fighters. Here is some more examples of why this should not be the case.
  9. One thing i think they could do is limit the number of Tempests or P-51s able to carry bombs (or remove the ability from the Tempest all together as i think there was only 1 mission during ww2 where the Tempest carried bombs) and maybe limit the P-38 numbers slightly also to encourage (Force) people to instead use the P-47 as the standard fighterbomber as it was historically (as an example in June 1944 the 9th airforce which was the Airforce in charge of Tactical operations/ supporting the ground forces in in northern europe Operated 3 P-38 fighter groups, 2 P-51 Fighter groups and 13 P-47 fighter groups, and by Febuary 1945 only 1 remained with the other 2 having converted to the P-47 and P-51 in January and Febuary so the P-38 was pretty rare in comparison to the P-47). And due to its slower cruising speed its more vulnerable to interception then P-38 (and even more so then the Tempest)
  10. I dont understand how people mix aircraft up either. Atleast not to the point of Friendly fire occuring. If you are not 100% sure about what you are shooting at (atleast to the point of being sure if its German or not) then you dont shoot but instead fly closer or try to get a different angle such as approaching form behind / below since that way you will be able to close the range and get a better look at this wings / engine etc without him seeing you. Since sure its normal to misidentify something for a second or two forcing you to double take before you have the correct ID. But there is not excuse for people who sneak up on (Slowly approach) and open fire on a friendly. And if somebody has difficulty Identifying aircraft they should simply do some styding on their silhouette etc. Im just amazed that this is still a thing and also the excuses people make. The other day (on WoL) i had a friendly Yak approach from behind, i become worried he might attack me so i flash my lights and when he keeps approaching i turn hard and we do a full 360 degree turn. Only for him to continue after me and open fire... His excuse was that he thought i was a 190... I was flying a Yak 7b... People are just way to trigger happy...
  11. Brief description:The P-51 MP Skins issue. Detailed description, conditions: The P-51 now has the same issue regarding Skins in MP that the LA-5FN used to have. (Can not change skins on MP servers that have Custom skins turned off, Even the Offical Skins can not be selected). Hopefully this can be fixed quickly now that they now how to solve the issue as they were able to solve this issue regarding the LA-5FN in the 3.201 Patch. Additional assets (videos, screenshots, logs): This was taken on Wings of Liberty (First time ive encountered the issue as the other servers i play on allow Custom skins)
  12. There are a number of P-38 skins in this thread for those interested. (Bottom of the page) Including 2 skins for a 9th airforce P-38 (9th Airforce P-38s were the only present in Rhineland map area in late 1944-early 1945)
  13. Nice! 😃 it looks amazing! Finally a 9th airforce P-38 This was a P-38J-10-LO. belonging to 485th FS, 370th FG,9th AF. piloted by LT.Jack M. Jarell. that was based in Florence Belgium December 1944. He was shot down on the 15th of december and was never seen again. https://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemetery-ardennes-j/47538-jarrell-jack-m-jr Thanks for this skin and keep up the good work. Also if you wanted to release a post D-Day version of this skin (the way it would have looked when he was shot down). After the battles in normandy they pained over the white stripes ontop of the wings to reduce the visability from above using olive green spraypaint (but the Black stripes were kept), this repainting was done after they re-based to france on July 22 1944. The skin is perfect as it is just thought if you wanted to release a August-December version.
  14. Well due to the small size of Midway it would probably be pretty simple to make so they could probably make a number of island maps. In addition to Midway such as, Wake island, the gilbert islands,Marshall Islands and other similar islands etc which would give added depth to a campaign. On the other hand while making such maps would be very quick and easy as the islands are very small and the maps would be 99+% water and as such would be quick and simple to make we also need to consider the amount of work the team would have to spend on adding all of the ships needed and the carrier operations functinality etc. But again even if they just provided a Midway map and a open sea map (They could name it Coral sea) a large number of scenarios & battles could be simulated such as the battle of the Coral sea ,Battle of the Eastern solomons and Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands in addition to the battle of Midway itself (all major 4 carrier battles of 1942) But if they added some smaller islands such as the previously mentioned etc then we would be able to simulate a majority of the carrier battles / raids occuring during 1942 giving significant depth as most of the carriers saw action in several of these and there would also be plenty of missions outside of the large carrier clashes (such as intercepting scout aircraft or sinking lone ships etc)so campaigns could span from late 1941-early 1942 all the way to late 1942 Guadalcanal might also work but its a much larger map (large island more land) thus requires much more work and there is also the fact that most Japanese aircraft during guadalcanal did not fly from carriers but rather flew from land based airfields such as at Rabaul which are 1000km away from Guadalcanal with several large islands inbetween them so it would be impossible for them to make a map that spans all the way to Rabaul. So there would most likely be no Japanese land bases on the map. So either it would have to be semi-historical with alot more Japanese Carrier activity during the battle or else all of the Japanse aircraft would have to be air-started/Landed etc which might work fine for the US side of a campaign but would work less for the Japanese side. Then we also have the fact that guadalcanal needs a larger planeset as it saw the presence of both US and Japanse airforce aircraft (Ki-43 and P400 etc) so you cant fit all aircraft needed inside the normal setup of 4 standard and 1 collectors aircraft per side. They will do corsairs when they get to 1943-1944 battles... Since they are extremely unlikely to just do one Pacific expansion. (if they are able to make any) If there is one Pacific Expansion there will most liklely be several. It would not be logical to add the corsair to a Midway expansion just like it would not make scense to have added the P-51 for the Battle of Moscow expanion. And with the small number of planes included in each expansion they should not be wasted on aircraft that dont fit the scenario / timeframe.
  15. Nice 😃 looks beautiful and i just love the Green P-38s. Hope you keep doing P-38s as there is a lack of P-38 skins atm. In particular i hope you do some 9th Airforce P-38s (474th FG, 370th FG and 367th FG) as those were the only units still operating the P-38 in northern europe at the time of operation bodenplatte (since all 8th Airforce P-38 units such as the 20th FG that "california cutie" belonged to converted to the P-51 during the summer of 1944).
  16. I was pretty much expecting the new collectors aircraft to be for the Eastern front in order to balance out the new additions showing they had not completely abandoned the russian front (as the Russian community is very large and many of them might be less interested in the Western front) and in terms of the eastern front the Yak 9 and the Hurricane Mk II and very logical editions as they both played significant roles on the Eastern front and were two aircraft that were missing from the 1941-1943 eastern front aircraft roster.
  17. Nice 😃 we can always use more P-38 skins 😃 This particular aircraft / pilot also has an interesting story to it for those who are interested. http://www.1stfighterassociation.com/story-of-maloneys-pony.html I hope you are planning on doing more P-38s in particular 9th Airforce P-38s (474th FG 370th FG and 367th FG) as those were the only Units P-38s operating in Northwestern europe during December 1944. Keep up the great work.
  18. Nice ! 😃 The more the merrier! Keep up the amazing word.
  19. Nice finally a 9th airforce bird =). Hope to see more 9th airforce aircraft (51,47 and 38) as the 9th fits better with the map (Since they were the onces being based on the continent where as the 8th was based in the UK)
  20. Well for the MK.IX its historical for 1945 Scenarios. As historically units on the continent were supplied with 150 octane starting in Jan 1945. Where as to my Knowledge no US units on the continent did. But yes for any 1944 scenarios it should be limited to 100 octane. (Unless simulating Spitfires stationed in the UK)
  21. I also hope they add 150 fuel. Since if the P-51 gets it then the P-47 should too. For the P-38 it could be argued that its historical for this Timeframe not to have 150 octane fuel as the only P-38s in the area at the time of Bodenplatte were part of the 9th airforce and as such they were all based on the continent (and units on the continent did not have 150 octane fuel). P-51 units located on the Continent (9th airforce) also did not have 150 octane but 8th airforce P-51s based in UK did, this might be their logic for giving the P-51 150 Octane. But if that is the case then the P-47 should also get 150 octane. Since while the primary user of the P-47 in the area at this time was the 9th airforce there were still some P-47s in the 8th airforce (in particular the 56th fighter group) they even saw action during the Battle of the bulge (23rd of december they engaged German fighters while escorting bombers supporting Allied ground forces), and the P-47s operated by the 8th airforce did have 150 octane. So in my opinion they should either give the P-47 150 octane (allowing it to simulate 8th airforce P-47s) or they should remove it from the P-51 (Having it Simulate a 9th Airforce P-51)
  22. Yea i also hope they add 150 fuel. Since if the P-51 gets it then the P-47 should too. For the P-38 it could be argued that its historical for this Timeframe not to have 150 octane fuel as the only P-38s in the area at the time of Bodenplatte were part of the 9th airforce and as such they were all based on the continent (and units on the continent did not have 150 octane fuel). P-51 units located on the Continent (9th airforce) also did not have 150 octane but 8th airforce P-51s based in UK did, this might be their logic for giving the P-51 150 Octane. But if that is the case then the P-47 should also get 150 octane. Since while the majority of the P-47 in the area at this time belonged to the 9th airforce there were still some P-47s in the 8th airforce (56th fighter group) they even saw action during the Battle of the bulge (23rd of december P47s from the 56th FG engaged German fighters while escorting bombers supporting Allied ground forces), and the P-47s operated by the 8th airforce did have 150 octane. So in my opinion they should either give the P-47 150 octane (allowing it to simulate 8th airforce P-47s) or they should remove it from the P-51 (Having it Simulate a 9th Airforce P-51).
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