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Cleo9

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  1. Sea Dragon was one of the first, if not the first scripted campaign I completed a year and a half ago. I performed poorly (in terms of targets destroyed) but truly enjoyed the campaign, although some missions are repetitive. I decided to replay it recently and just completed it tonight. Did much better, but nothing to write home about I guess. At least I was only shot down 3 times I think, lol... AAA is deadly, you want to avoid it as much as possible. I was pleased to see that my accuracy with rockets and bombs had improved from 18 months ago. But my favorite weapon was the VYA-23, what a bea
  2. To my knowledge, no... May be the probable was initially credited as a firm kill, and then the decision was overturned, based on different evidences... This happened, but generally the other way around... Again, thanks for the skin and the historical research.
  3. Strangely, but may be not, the site "acesofww22" reports that all of his kills occurred between June 7 and July 17, 1944 (second tour ?) when he was flying the Spit. The claim painted on his Hurri was quite likely the probable Bf109 of 18 sept 1941. Still, great pics and skin, thanks !! He was nicknamed "Robbie" Robertson. No, I'm not talking about The Band's lead guitarist here. Same name, both Canadians, but one generation apart... not even related , lol https://acesofww2.com/can/aces/robertson.htm
  4. IMHO, as far as AI is concerned, E/A behavior may have improved a little more than that of friendlies. At least, when you're on their six, they just don't stand there like sitting ducks waiting to be shot. They take evasive actions and are much more difficult to shoot down than in the past. And when they chase you into your territory while RTB, they eventually abandon the chase if you manage to put some distance between you and them. You will still attract them like a magnet though, the moment they spot you, and they will spot you...Specifically...Re friendly AI : it seems like sometimes there
  5. Bonne Année à tous nos cousins français !! Et à toute la communauté IL-2 en fait !
  6. I concur. Gotta give my vote to the FW190A3. Heavily armed, fast and agile
  7. Description : Career mode, hurricane, BOM... Squadron's airfield is located in enemy territory... Detailed description : Those screenshots tell it all... More detailed comments : Ok guys, I'll sound like a whiner again, but I can assume it, because some things seem obvious to me ; let me say first that I love this sim and the Hurricane, a joy to fly...But, cause there is a but.. : I know that the MP community is very vocal here, but why are you guys releasing a plane or an update if it is not well implemented into career mode ? This is the 3rd
  8. Brief description : BoM, Hurricane career, no reinforcement Detailed description : I'm 6 operational weeks into this career (early December 41 - mid January 42). My squadron has obviously lost pilots and planes. None (0+0) have been replaced since the beginning of the career. For more than 2 operational weeks now, I've been stuck with 8 pilots and 3 planes... Miraculously, nobody is getting KIA anymore, no planes are total loss anymore...Seems like a bug...
  9. Brief description : Bomber run within held territory Detailed description : Hurricane career, Moscow. Bomber escort missions are often within held territory. No "pockets of resistance " involved here... just plain f***??up. It happens regularly. Out of 10 or 11 missions so far in career mode, it happened 3 times. You will understand obviously that in such missions, nothing happens : you escort the Pe-2's to the target... They bomb the target... And you return home... There are no E/A to be encountered. Zzzzzzz...
  10. I'll probably make a Borat out of myself, because English is not my first language, but here are my first impressions about the good old Hurri, in career mode. I have started 2 different careers, BoM and BoS. Moscow is frustrating; the .303s don't pack much of a punch, but I did get one kill after a few missions. Now... When you fly BoS, you have the option to modify with 2 BS and 2 ShVAK; they deliver, believe me, it turns the Hurri into quite a beast. Ammunitions are few, you have to get close and personal, but you will shoot down those F4.
  11. Yes, that's what I thought... Tks...
  12. Since the Hurricane is about to be released and playable on the Eastern front, I have a question for those more knowledgeable than I am : How many Soviet pilots achieved ace status with the good old Hurri ? I only know of a few : Pavel Gavrilov (Пётр Миха́йлович Гаври́лов), 152 IAP, who was KIA on March 22, 1943. He was deployed on the Karelian front and only one of his kills (with the Hurrri MkIIB) can possibly be confirmed with a certain level of certainty, based on German / Finnish records http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/soviet_gavrilov.htm Petr Sgibnev, w
  13. This is an interesting campaign; in career mode, you can fly a "night fighter" Bf110 squadron (BOK), but actually you only fly... Day missions !!! And 3 times out of four you end up going after 8 A20s escorted by 3 Yaks. It becomes a bit boring after a while. That's why I ultimately stopped playing this career after 15 missions or so. Only did one mission of this campaign so far, but I'm curious to see what's next. Good work.
  14. I obtained the same results (reactivating all missions) using the "Convert mission to binary" option
  15. Please to hear that; where can we find your application ?
  16. It's probably related to the newest update. All 3rd party missions are not functioning anymore and get that message, unless you use the editor (go to the tool tab : convert to binaries for new campaigns or resave all missions for those already in progress). It works for most missions and campaigns, but not all of them.
  17. 3rd party missions and campaigns are not operational anymore... Of course the "old trick" of converting missions to binaries using the mission editor still works, so you can bring them back to life in most cases, but seriously, guys, do you think I wanna lose time doing this ?? ... As a member of the career mode/single player community, I feel a bit let down, despite the beautiful Tempest campaign. I understand that you can not offer any guarantee regarding 3rd party missions and campaigns, because.. well... they are not produced by you.. But you have to understand, no offense, that the SP com
  18. @oc2209, I'm off topic a bit, but since you are completing a FW190A3 career, can you confirm something I have observed systematically ? (I tested it with five or six pretend careers) : Missions conducted by AI pilots (missions that you are not a part of) generate no kills at all. No ground kills... No air kills... But on those missions you fly, the pilots flying with you will get kills. This is the only plane that seems affected by this little bug in career mode. Btw, the A3 is my favorite plane. Fast, agile, with a lot of firepower. The extra 20mm in the outer wings will affect performance, b
  19. Hi, may be it's been reported before, but I only noticed this bug recently, since 4.008 probably : burning structures/buildings on the ground emit intermittent smoke: one moment it is there, then it disappears slowly and reappears. Here is a .trk file to illustrate the whole issue. In this instance it occurs as I am about to take off, but this problem can also be observed from the air, in-flight. I could not find a way to play the .trk file using vlc; I do not know what converter/player to use. tempest mkv - rat catchers.2020-08-22_23-43-19_00.rar My vide
  20. @-DED-Rapidus; hi, I posted a couple of days ago; any additional file/info that you would need ? I only uploaded my gen.mission file
  21. Brief description: Kuban Yak career; my pilot's name is removed from 2nd and 3rd mission of the day. Detailed description: I have recently started a Yak-9 career and halfway through (after 2 months of operation probably ?), I stopped being awarded medals despite some obvious achievements and I got no promotion. I also noticed that it is impossible to retrace my achievements for a given day before a certain date (in the "Planning Room"; the screen just freezes). The most significant issue : if my pilot is not scheduled for the first sortie of the day, I can't fly, because the name o
  22. Thanks for your kind words of encouragement, but my PC runs smoothly at max settings, so I guess I'm just a poor shot, lol 😄. Well, that's not really true, in fact I'm quite good at deflection shots, but I'm an average virtual pilot; you gotta know how to handle those planes and I'm still learning. Regarding over-claiming, the average level of corroboration is between 50-80 % for exceptional pilots, at least in North Africa, so depending on the pilot, it's more than just a few kills you need to subtract. In the case of Marseille , with a level of corroboration of 65-70%, this would mean 102-11
  23. Gee, I feel embarrassed a bit, the most I shot down was 5 during a scripted P40 mission created by the devs for BOM (3 Bf 110 and 2 109). I also shot down 4 I-16s during a mission of a scripted campaign (10 days of autumn). As far as career mode goes, I shot down 4 with the FW190A3, the Tempest (all FW190A8) and the P-51. I fly with custom settings (which includes no aiming assist, no padlock, no alternate visibility; I also prefer to fly with complex physiology and of course limited ammo & fuel). I use a moderate level of difficulty. Nothing to write home about I guess, but still, those
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