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    Flight Simulation games (of course!), World War Two History, Volunteer at Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia USA www.militaryaviationmuseum.org Check out our excellent collection of World War Two Era Soviet Air Force warbirds!

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  1. Piece of Junk? Why the P-39 was so hated "Although successfully used in the Soviet Union and in the Mediterranean, the P-39's Airacobra reputation in the Southwest Pacific was poor. To explain this, we need to look at the context of its use in the area." Focuses on USAAF use of the P-39 on New Guinea and at Guadalcanal. Good interview with Justin who does a CBI_PTO podcast. Fairly negative review of the P-39, to include how it was nicknamed "The Iron Dog". But one can only dream that the next IL-2 Great Battles DLC module after Battle of Normandy will be ground-based Southwe
  2. Hmm....surprised there are no comments about Flying Circus Volume 1 aircraft in this thread. I purchased FC Vol 1 during one of the recent sales and have been flying different aircraft in the module (Single Player using PWCG). There are two aircraft I really wanted to like but wound up disappointed and unimpressed: the SE5 and the Fokker DVIIF. From what I've read about World War One aviation in books, as well as watching a lot of documentaries, these were supposed to be two of the best scouts of the late war period. But I've found their performance and handling to be...meh. Try as I migh
  3. Since we are looking forward to the Battle of Normandy module release/completion late this year or early 2022..... https://battleguide.co.uk/product/d-day-omaha-beach/ D-Day – Omaha Beach £20.00 Battlefield Guide – Ben Mayne Tour Manager - Linus Klaasen Scheduled For – Sunday 4th April Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The date is June 6th 1944, Operation Overlord, the Allied landings on the coast
  4. Here is a picture of the Museum's Bf-109 configured as a G4 and here is a link to an article about the background and history of the plane: http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/gagens-messerschmitt-bf-109-airborne-again.html
  5. Bf 109: Flying an Infamous Adversary Guest Speaker: Mike Spalding Aviation Museum Chief Pilot Wednesday, March 17th @ 7 pm Eastern. Join Military Aviation Museum Chief Pilot Mike Spalding as he provides an overview of the systems and features of the Museum's Bf
  6. Question: When does the Fokker D VII become available as an aircraft to fly? Is it sometime in June 1918? Thanks. Swoose
  7. http://support.nationalww2museum.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=128257 Thanks to a generous gift from our sponsor Pritzker Military Museum and Library, The National Museum of World War Two in New Orleans is thrilled to offer the March 5-6, 2021, International Conference on World War II 100% virtually and completely free of charge. While we are grateful to have the Museum campus open to guests, we recognize that many are cautiously still waiting for an appropriate time to travel. This exclusive, one-time-only, free, virtual program will continue the tradition of bringing robust educatio
  8. Guest Speaker: Mike Spalding Aviation Museum Chief Pilot Wednesday, March 17th @ 1900h Eastern Join Military Aviation Museum Chief Pilot Mike Spalding as he provides an overview of the systems and features of the Museum's Bf 109G. Spalding will also discuss its notorious flying characteristics, and examine some of the aircraft's most advanced features, like its Fuel Injected engine! https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7384147881583199504
  9. Salute! Patrick Wilson! I'm experiencing the same problem as the quote. I've included Error Report and as many mission related files as I could find. I seem to have a problem locating the large .MIS file; doesn't seem to be in Data/Missions/PWCG folder for some reason. No48 Squadron RAF mission to attack Dompierre airfield 29 May 1918. I'm also having some other problems: (1) Selected bombs for basic loadout and, for modifications, twin Lewis rear mount and upper wing Lewis mount. Upon starting mission my Brisfit was OK but none of the other aircraft in the flight had bombs nor the extra
  10. @PatrickAWlson I got the error again. It happened twice as I was heading towards the Approach icon: at 23 km from the icon/37 minutes into the mission and 12 km/40~ minutes into the mission. I've attached the error file and the JSON file from the mission. Please take a look at them when you get a chance and give me your assessment. Thanks! Swoose Bristol F2B 1918202101212101493.zip Bristol F2B 1918 1918-03-22.MissionData.json.zip
  11. Salute! So I purchased FC at a great price during the recent sale and have been flying a lot of missions, mostly in the Bristol Fighter F2B. Very enjoyable and nice change of pace from flying World War Two aircraft. What's not so enjoyable is getting the "Object Unidentified" error frequently during my missions causing screen lockup. I did a search on "Object Unidentified" and read some of the threads from 2018 describing it. Seems to be related to incomplete strings in the mission file, such as line should be Carriages = G8 tender (as first car) but instead is blank or shows meaningless
  12. Famed Soviet Aviator and record setter Valery Chkalov died testing a Polikarpov I-180, a predecessor of the I-185, in 1938. This led to Stalin's growing dissatisfaction with Polikarpov and Polikarpov's diminishing role in Soviet fighter design. I think that played a role in the decision not to put the I-185 into series production.
  13. Merry (Western tradition) Christmas and thanks for the great update! I know it's always subject to change, but that's terrific news you plan to have the flyable Typhoon ready by late Spring 2021. Can't wait to do some serious mud moving in it!
  14. World War One is not my thing but very happy for those who enjoy Flying Circus and have been waiting a long time for this announcement. Hope it will include a Single Player career mode for you. @ShamrockOneFive Colin, any chance you'll write an article about this or be able to interview Jason?
  15. Yes, unfortunately, at both Iliarnovsky and Davydovsky airfields all the Hurricanes seemed to crash into each other after the tower would call "Rook, cleared to taxi". My first work around was doing an air start, but I preferred the second: changing the start option in PWCG configuration to start with engine startup. Then the planes would be all correctly positioned and, after engine start, would taxi one by one to the runway for takeoff. Took a little longer to get airborne, but the immersion was nice and it avoided the crashing problem.
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