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  1. BV-183... the last time I flew one of those was 7-8 years ago using Silent Hunter III. This Murmansk proposal has seaplanes, so of course this gets an upvote from me. It also has Norway and Finland, so that's even more votes from me. Yes, I would definitely would go for such a campaign!
  2. Does IL-2 GB need to return to the Eastern Front? YES!! Unternehmen Silberfuchs Kirkenes/Petsamo Offensive Leningrad–Novgorod Offensive Acrtic Convoys to Murmansk/Archangelsk The Lost Karelia (incl. Isthmus, Lagoda, and East Karelia) For me, the only reason to go to the Pacifc would be seaplanes, but you could have them on the Ostfront too.
  3. The Fi-156 is an amazing aircraft, and I would love to see it get good treatment in a combat flight game. However, I really don't think it is a good match for BoX. As has been pointed out, you can do ground spotting in a Ju -87, Hs-129 or pretty much any other aircraft. There is no dedicated recon mechanism in BoX, let alone medi-vac, artillery spotting or liaison. The Ju-52/3m has a limited role, with a plain SP campaign and "no points for transport"... so it would be all the much the worse for an Fi-156, which would require a host of new mechanisms. The devs have said they'd not consider a campaign for bombers (REF), let alone transport, so even more let alone a recon/spotter. And, given how long it is taking the Po-2/U-2 to be realised, an Fi-156 doesn't really make sense from a development-work perspective. It is still a really cool aircraft though, and I would consider getting it, should it ever come out. Far more a Fi-156 than the U-2 (unless the latter had floats!). By the way, I found this neat video about the Finnish Fi-156.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBfhFZiCQO4
  4. CAC Boomerang... e.g. at 3:03, again at 3:17, etc., etc.
  5. What about Finland then? Fokker XXI, Brewster Buffalo, MS.406, Blenheim Mk.I and IV, Do.22 Kl etc. on the Finnish side and Hurricanes, IL-4, DB-3M, etc. on the Soviet side. Most of these could be used in other parts of the Eastern Front, or by servers and individuals interested in setting up scenarios for specific encounters on other fronts. A map from Kirkenes/Petsamo to Murmansk would be neat. And, there is a community team already researching a map of the Lost Karelia... https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/37961-il-2-battle-of-finland/?do=findComment&comment=677216
  6. Tolles Video. Ich möchte gerne Ihre Meinung über der HD.2 erfahren... mein Lieblingsflugzeug (außer dem erhabenen W.12) in RoF.
  7. I suspect the team is already aware of this reference. Yet I couldn't find a mention of it anywhere on these forums. So I figured I'd post the link in case others are interested in it. http://www.karjalankartat.fi/ -- historic online mapping service covering the Lost Karelia.
  8. I've been looking forward to Deadstick since it was first announced. This is definitely a dream simulator for me, and I am so pleased to see a decent bush-plane sim on the way. It covers most of what I want in a sim (just need a floatplane and water-handling-physics and it will be utterly perfect!) They are adding VR post EA. The video that @InProgress posted above explains their plans for VR. Direct link to the relevant section of the video here: https://youtu.be/K6N9UfndQ3Q?t=8m35s Also, the developer comments on multiplayer and VR earlier this year at FlightSimExpo2018: https://youtu.be/Nvvx6G4kRvE?t=3m14s Also in the video posted are comments on the physics, damage model and wind/weather elements. Current progress looks very promising. Check that posted video link for details. Aircraft The first aircraft they are releasing is fictional, but the developers say it is based on real aircraft, specifically the Husky, S-7 and Super Cub. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviat_Husky https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rans_S-7_Courier https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_PA-18 The reference to where the Deadstick Developers discuss their plans for the aircraft is here: https://youtu.be/Nvvx6G4kRvE?t=4m1s The Developers have said that they are keen to provide the API to allow 3rd-party development and to allow community mods via Steam Workshop. Ref: https://youtu.be/Nvvx6G4kRvE?t=5m51s No doubt, that will lead to development of real aircraft, although the devs say they are keen to introduce real aircraft anyway. Map The initial map is fictional based on Alaskan/Canadian back country. The devs explain this decision, as part of the initial stages of developing the platform. There are two maps, the one they are currently working on is 2500 sq.mi.
  9. Very nice. And obviously, this can be supplemented with the existing Bf 109 G-2 and G-6 or Ju 88 A-4 aircraft for a scenario set during the Continuation War. Just out of interest, why the Blenheim Mk.IV and not the Mk.I? The only major omission from your list seems to be the MS.406, but I really can't see what should be removed to accommodate it. Everything that is already included looks rather critical. Perhaps the MS.460 could be the "collector plane"? PS: Personal note... I'd like to see the Do 22 Kl 🙂
  10. I'd certainly like to see a Channel Map... although, I have different aircraft in mind. Albatros W.4, Sopwith Baby, Friedrichshafen FF33 and FF49, Short-184, Hanriot HD.2, Donnet-Denhaut-DD.8, FBA-H, Felixstowe F2a, Curtis Model R-3 and Model R-6, Hansa-Brandenburg W.12, W.29, W.33, etc., etc..
  11. I have the same issue. I got one reply, but it was for something I didn't even ask for (they sent me a dserver key; I've no idea why). On the other hand, I'm guessing that it is summer vacation time, they are probably overworked and there is no doubt a massive backlog of these things to sort out. Just be patient for a few more weeks and then, if still nothing, perhaps try submitting another ticket. Keep it really simple (or write in Russian). Others seem to have had a positive experience, so I'm sure it is just a matter of waiting.
  12. This was a very interesting video to watch. It really gives an insight into the entire bomber operation (which is much more than just the bomb drop or the fighter intercepts). The long flight times and distances should certainly be food-for-thought for those campaigning for human-flyable Lancs and B-17s in IL2. I also really like the style of the documentary. Calmly narrated. Matter-of-fact. No dramatics. No epic music. Plenty of time to absorb the information and take in the scenes. I wish more documentaries were made like this. Possibly next time post it in the History->Aviation forum? https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/forum/14-aviation/
  13. Nice poll, @Avimimus with good photographs and supplementary material to go with it. Definitely a vote for the Ar66C from me... because it would lend itself to an Ar66B collector plane to follow 🙂
  14. Seaplanes. I definitely prefer the European theatre (Do 24, Ar 196 or Ju 52/3m W for instance), but I'm guessing either the Pacific or maybe FCv2 (v3?, v4?) is realistically the best chance for getting a seaplane into this game. If the Pacific, then any of E13A, SO3C, E7K, OS2U or F1M would be excellent, but there are some nice flying boats too, such as the Sunderland, H6K or Catalina.
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