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  1. 2 hours ago, Mobile_BBQ said:

    If I scroll through paintjob options in the hangar screen, the bug will flash in-between skin changes.  

    In the viewer too.

    For an unknown  reason (to me ;)), only on some P-51D skins, there is an "interference" on the wings upper surfaces with the internal structures (p51d15na_2.dds).


    1) no graphic bug with "Lollipoop" :



    2) graphic bug with B7-U of 361st Fighter Group :



    3) Internals seen through a "transparent skin" (any skin with a pure black alpha layer) :



    Maybe can we hope soon an hotfix patch from the developers ?


  2. 13 hours ago, Bo_Nidle said:

    Checked the Mustang after the latest 4.004 update and was horrified to find this!!!


    @Bo_Nidle  thanks for the fix of this graphic bug. It worked for me too.


    By the way, searching in the .gtp files, I found some interestings files confirming the drop tanks are coming, as recently announced by Jason !


    U.S. 75 and 108 Gallon and Luftwaffe 300 l. drop tanks skins below:

     Drop_tank_75Gal.thumb.jpg.345e473ded98d185db4cc776175b5167.jpg Drop_tank_108Gal.thumb.jpg.00a144e75599b60f651d9f850007b00c.jpg  Drop_tank_300l.thumb.jpg.9adc78d152166eedf34f8e3b77af72bf.jpg

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  3. 2 hours ago, Larry69 said:

    Fairey Battle


    Date: 19-MAY-1940
    Time: 10:45 LT
    Fairey Battle Mk I 
    Owner/operator: 12 Squadron Royal Air Force (12 Sqn RAF)
    Registration: L5538
    C/n / msn:  
    Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
    Other fatalities: 0
    Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
    Location: Horn Wood in Ménil-Lépinois, North-East of Warmeriville, Ardennes - F.gif   France
    Phase: Combat
    Nature: Military
    Departure airport: Echemines, France
    Destination airport: Echemines, France

    Fairey Battle Mk.I L5538 (PH-A) 12 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) when lost (failed to return) from combat operations on 19 May 1940. Of the three crew, one was unhurt, one was injured, and one died from injuries sustained. According to the official Air Ministry file on the incident (File AIR 81/434): "Battle L5538 crashed at Epernay, France, 19 May 1940. Sergeant B C Long, uninjured. Leading Aircraftman T O Burgess, injured. Pilot Officer J J McElligott, report of death from injuries". 

    Fairey Battle L5538 was one of five aircraft from 12 Squadron airborne at 10:16 hours from Echemines to bomb targets at various locations (Operation "Hannogne"). Attacked by six Bf 109s from 4./JG 52 near St-Fergeux, Ardennes, 12 km West-North-West of Rethel, France, so the pilot decided to get rid of his bomb load, and return to his base, but crashed into a wood, possibly at Horn Wood in Ménil-Lépinois, North-East of Warmeriville, Ardennes, some distance from where the attack took place. Pilot Officer McElligott died from his wounds. LAC Burgess claims to have destroyed a Bf 109, despite serious wounds to his arms and legs. Two 12 Squadron Fairey Battles were lost in Operation "Hannogne" - L5538 and N2178 

    Crew of Battle L5538:  
    Pilot Officer (Pilot) James Joseph "Jimmy" McElligott, RAF 40630, aged 24, died of wounds/injuries sustained 19/05/1940, buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France 
    Sgt B.C.Long (Observer) - survived uninjured  
    LAC V.C.Burgess (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) - Injured in the crash 


    Source : https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/227546

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  4. 22 hours ago, Finkeren said:

    The one major stopping block to making these heavies is their impact on performance due to the large number of AI (all gunners are separate AI) so making them AI-only will not solve the issue. 

    You are right, but Viermots would be amazing...

    Look at this 3D model of an incoming large scale plastic model !


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    Two different Yellow 6s of III./JG 54, both flown (at different dates) by Fw. Fritz Ungar, the second was belly landed on 6th March 1944.

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    I agree with PatCartier : look at this  better scan of the only known (by me) photograph of this Bf 109 G-6 flown by Oblt. Wilhelm Schilling, Staffel Kapitän of 9./JG 54, Ludwiglust, lost on 10th or 20th February 1944.

    W.Nr. 440141 according to Forsyth & Creek in the old "Defending the Reich" (Vol. 5 - Section 1of the Luftwaffe Colours serie.

    And "probably" W.Nr. 27068 according to the more recent Luftwaffe Gallery "JG 54 Special Album" by Mombeeck & Goralcyk.


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  7. 2 hours ago, Pierre64 said:

    Hi all,

    do you know what means the « + » frequently seen beside this factory stencil ? (And also on some P-38s and P-47s). Related to fuel load ?


    Answer maybe found in P-51-D-5 pilot's flight operating instructions : "All airplanes equipped with 85 gallon fuselage fuel tanks may be identified by a white plus (+) sign painted below the serial number on the left hand side of the fuselage."

    (Actually, not really a white cross on my examples…). End of the off-topic.


  8. Does Luftwaffe planes not (yet ?) included in game count ?

    If so, please, find below, some German aircraft with their official and/popular nicknames :

    Arado Ar 234 "Blitz",

    Dornier Do 17, fliegende Bleistift,

    Focke-Wulf Fw 44 "Stieglitz",

    Focke-Wulf Fw 189 "Eule" , fliegende Augen,

    Focke-Wulf Ta 152 "Moskito",

    Heinkel He 162 "Salamander",

    Heinkel He 219 "Uhu",

    Messerschmitt Bf 108 "Taifun",

    Messerschmitt Me 163 "Komet",

    Messerschmitt Me 323 "Gigant"; "Leucoplast Bomber",

    ...and many more...

  9. This  is an early version of the VDM logo (usually triangular as seen in game on official Bf 110s skins).

    Full text is :



    I made my own approximative version sometimes ago (using Arial font, not totally accurate) but the problem is the propeller blades are very small on the He 111 template,  even if 4K resized and when applied on it the logo looks like a white spot ;) 


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  10. 7 hours ago, -322FG-Magic_Zach said:

    I have a request for a fix for the P-51 template.  I've tried to paint the filtered air covers, and there is an issue.  The one cover (both actually, using one as an example) would be split between two different sections of mesh.  One the top/main half, I can paint on it fine.  But when I paint on the bottom half (on a different section of mesh in the template), the paint will lay over the holes in the cover.  Can this be resolved?


    this plate can be painted as you like on the skin with slight modifications on the alpha layer.

    If you want you can even remove the holes, as seen on some P-51s.


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  11. Bonjour,

    de mémoire, les parapluies symbolisent des missions d'escorte (cover) et les balais représentent des missions sweeps, attaque au sol de cibles d'opportunité.

    Exemple réel :

    California Cutie (dont ICDP nous propose une skin magnifique)

    (j’ignore la signification des hauts de forme ? Mais ça doit pouvoir se trouver...).

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