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  1. the upcoming "1917" has my attention. I heard an advertisement on the radio this morning with the clip: "If anybody wants to back out, now is your chance....We all want to fly sir" 🙄
  2. I am curious but fine. I will not probe.
  3. I had the same issue a few years ago. They set me right up through my new email address. 10/10, would forget to update profile email accounts on time again.
  4. How did this topic slip to page #2? For shame. We almost certainly will get no DD this week now.
  5. Are you saying that: "You would be just as effective (spotting, tracking, aiming,) through a parascope vs a firing station with unobstructed views " Or "Its not worth addressing (due to the subjective nature of relative turret effectiveness or other reasons)" Because I agree with statement number 2, but it still seems like you are arguing statement number 1. Which is ridiculous. Sure the crews had radios - but - have you ever been with somebody who points out, shall we say, a deer in the woods? Only you don't see it. Your friend describes where it is, points at it, you have an unobstructed view and the exact same viewshed. But it still takes you an embarrassing amount of time to spot it? Imagine doing that through a parascope (which, incidentally, disoriented people to the point of sickness), with the stress of battle, with only auditory help. No way in hell would it be just as easy to spot, track, and aim. Not a chance. I have an idea. We will put you in a blindfold, give you a gun and a headset. Then a crew will call out apples for you to shoot off of imaginary heads. Don't worry, the apples can't move or shoot back.
  6. I bet Pict is tons of fun at parties🤥 It should be quite obvious that a gunner using a gun fired upright, without a parascope, in a glass turret, will have (to a degree) an easier time spotting, tracking, and aiming than a gunner using a remote turret with a parascope. Even assuming the turret never got the poor reviews which it certainly did. It is also quite obvious that the gunners use the same AI to track, aim and fire, no matter what gun position they use. However, I think trying to address the discrepancy opens a can of worms which is likely not worth the effort to clean up. The belly turret might be the most glaring drawback of using the same AI for all gunners, but where does it end if we decide to try and model the AI more precisely? it raises so many questions: open sights vs reflectors? Visibility effects? How about the Peshka waist gunner which tracks targets just as well as the Halberstadt gunner with severely limited visibility? It is a valid observation, and totally worthy of discussion, but trying to address it raises so many questions about how far down the rabbit hole the devs should go, and will likely serve little purpose other than creating controversy.
  7. Those are actually regular sized drop tanks in a miniature model of a blimp hangar. The matchstick used for scale is cropped out of the photo.
  8. Reminds me of a Beatles song Cry baby cry Make your mother sigh she's old enough to know better so cry baby cry The king was in his Dora Looking for a Po-2 to boom and zoom But his dive was too steep it put him to sleep Racing toward his certain doom Cry baby cry etc...
  9. Has anybody got a screenshot of flames inside the cockpit? I am curious how it looks, but have not caught fire since the update.
  10. Did you hear the joke about the midget with the 40 lb testicles? they say he was half nuts 🤪
  11. This gets 11/10 on the irony scale.
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