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  1. Matt

    What version is the most active?

    No you don't need BoS to use any of the others.
  2. Matt

    U-2VS or Not?

    You should keep in mind that except from sight seing and goofing around, it can basically just be used as a slow, light and very vulnerable bomber. So if that's your thing, then you should consider buying it. I think it's well modelled and it's worth the money.
  3. Matt

    Me 410 and Mosquito

    If we're getting a scenario the Me 410 might fit it, i'm pretty sure it will be part of the regular planeset of that expansion anyway. So while i don't think that a collector plane must've been historically present during one of the currently avaliable theaters, i don't think it needs to be added as a collector plane. Mosquito + Ar 234 would be a better fit imho.
  4. Italy is not in North Africa. And he didn't rule anything out and he mentions that he plans to do Pacific next and not do the mediterranean at that point (which was two years ago...). So like i wrote, plans can change, Pacific isn't next. Meanwhile TFS has not released anything yet (i don't blame them) and when they do release their 1940-1941 North Africa sceneario, it doesn't conflict with a 1943-1944 Italy scenario at all (whicht won't be released before 2020-2021 anyway) and if the TFS expansion will be profitable, they would have even more reason to think about the mediterranean (and i don't mean North Africa with that).
  5. No, just go ahead and post a quote from an official ruling out Italy. But even if you manage to do that (which would supprise me), plans change. Pretty evident from the fact that we're not in the Pacific yet.
  6. Interesting question. My personal interest in a Korea scenario is at 0 and i definately wouldn't buy it. I think they should add another European expansion next. I would prefer Invasion of Sicily + Italy scenario. Would work to close the gap between BoK and BoBP a bit. It could make use of some of the current planes and they could also start implementing carriers. Then they should move to the Pacific as originally planned. Then maybe they can move back to the Eastern Front, but they already spend 5 years on the Eastern Front now and that's a very long time. And i'm not sure if the current engine can just be upgraded over and over. So maybe they'll have to move to a different engine by the time they decide to go back to the Eastern Front.
  7. -1.000 = 150° 0.000 = 60° 1.000 = 30° So you basically have to create a curve diagram and extrapolate the value from that. So based on that, 80° FOV is around -0.280.
  8. I agree that the Allies could need a transport plane (Li-2 would make the most sense), but again, i doubt it will sell well enough and that more people would buy a Li-2 than the Ju 52. Maybe if it would be a combined Li-2/DC-3 release it would sell as good as the Ju-52, but that would also increase developement costs. But even then, you could add planes like the Me 410, which was used in the recon role, in addition to being a fighter bomber (and of course intercepting, even though that's probably of limited importance with the current plane set). I don't think a dedicated recon and/or spotter plane like the Storch would be very useful now. It makes more sense to add multi-role planes which would appeal to a wider audience.
  9. Imo, it would be wasted, if it doesn't turn a profit. Of course it's too early to tell, but the U-2 costs $19.99 a piece and it didn't get produced for free. This is not a charity and wanting every niche plane might make a few people happy for a short while, but in the long run it might lead to a bitter disappointment for everyone when all of the sudden no planes get released at all. Not that i would rather have another 109 or 190 than a Storch, but there are plently of planes (and i don't mean just fighters) around that imo would probably be more sucessful than a Storch. Besides that, at least for now, there's very little you could do with a Storch besides flying around a bit. So with no proper missions and mechanics avaliable, fun will wear off even for Storch fans.
  10. Or maybe just set combat power to indefinate, keep the current WEP timers and make the current continuous mode add a reserve on the current time limit. Say you fly with continuous mode for 1 minute, you get 30 seconds on top of the current WEP time limit (or some other ratio). Would probably make people fly with continuous mode even if combat power would be indefinite (without actually forcing them to do so), because you might benefit for the extra time. Would also kind of simulate the pilot trying to prevent unnecessary engine wear when they don't need combat power or full power. I'm not saying that this would be realistic.
  11. Matt

    Do guns in FC jam?

    Yes, guns "jam" (as in they can misfire) in FC and yes, you need to hit reload button to unjam them (left_alt + R by default i believe). It will automatically reload the jammed gun only, if you have more than one gun and it will also unjam both if both are jammed.
  12. I'm running 3440x1440p with a GTX 970 and get 70+ FPS most of the time in Il-2. So i think you'll be fine with your 1060 on 2560x1440 and can probably save that money or spend it on a better monitor. I personally wouldn't consider a monitor with TN panel or without G-Sync (but then i don't expect to switch to AMD anytime soon). VA panels are OK but i pefer IPS myself.
  13. Complete nonsense. You can fly for 50 minutes at 100% easily. I think you're confusing ATA with ATM.
  14. Matt

    Thread to gather your suggestions

    Type of improvement: Controls.Explanation of proposals: Separate key assigments to feather propellers Benefits: Right now, if you want to feather a propeller, you need to select that engine only, then feather the propeller and then unselect the engine and select the engine that's still running. It would be way more convenient to have seperate controls so you can easily feather a propeller by pushing one button. It's less complicated and you would no longer run the risk of feathering the wrong propeller (or both propellers) by mistake and you wouldn't need to switch back and forth between engines.
  15. I'm not aware of any times limits for the Fw 190 D-9 or Me 262. Some Jumo manual states 30 minutes for combat power, but i'm not sure if that would apply to the Jumo in the Fw 190 D-9 we're getting. P-51 should have 5 minutes WEP and 15 minutes combat power. Couldn't find anything for the P-38, atleast the manuals which i could find do not specify time limits. However, i did not spend a lot of time on that. So based on what i could find so far and if the devs go by operating manuals (which the devs are not doing, even though some people here assume that and seem to enjoy it) : Fw 190 D-9: WEP until MW50 runs out, possibly 30 minutes combat power. Me 262: Full power until fuel runs out. P-51: 5 minutes/15 minutes (neither recoverable, if we go by operating manuals). P-38: WEP until fuel runs out. Again, this is all what i could find for now, so it's probably not correct. And i'm assuming none of this will actually happen (except perhaps for the Me 262) like this.