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  1. I bought BoBP mainly for this. Always loved the Tempest esp after reading Clostermann's book. 4 x 20mm hispano should be fun.
  2. Honestly, I would have loved for 1C to focus on 1943 - the beginning of daylight bombing, fighter sweeps across the channel, anti-shipping strikes, medium bombing raids, etc and the constant battles between the 109/190 and the Spit IX, P47, P51B, P38. Or even the Med/North Africa (Italy, Malta, etc).
  3. ah ok thanks mate. I haven't hit purchase on BoBP as yet until we get an a/c (or map) that I'm after (particularly the Jug or Tempest). Will wait a bit longer
  4. Sorry I've been away for a while - exactly where are we at with BoBP? I know the P47 is coming soon (which I'm eagerly awaiting) and we have the FW and BF109. Is the map complete as yet?
  5. The original posters question is: "Does IL-2 GB need to return to the Eastern Front? Answer: Hell no, we haven't even bloody left it yet!!! BOS, BOM, BOK - thats the only released battles so far are ALL based in the Eastern Front. And you want more?? We need to keep this title alive for the future...and that means moving west or to the Pacific to bring in players who don't particularly like the EF.
  6. its disappointing that the devs aren't going to the Med. that would (IMHO) be the next logical step esp given the Luftwaffe a/c are pretty much already developed. What they do need to do is let CLOD die or redo it. The graphics look pretty good until you get close to land - then you see how ugly it is.
  7. After seeing the new Bodenplatte map, I rubbed my hands in glee going 'man this is going to be awesome for ground attack and medium bombing'....then I thought to myself, hang on what are we going to use for medium bombing? Then i realised the BoBP plane list is just full of fighters. This is the plane list: 2 Collector Planes (P-38J and Fw 190 D-9) 8 Battle of Bodenplatte Aircraft (P-51D, P-47D, Spitfire Mk.IX, Tempest Mk.V, Bf 109 G-14, Bf 109 K-4, Fw 190 A-8 and Me 262) Umm....those are all fighters. Given, yes the P47 did a lot of strafing and dive bombing, however where is our equivalent to the PE-2 or IL2? When we fire up TAW for Bodenplatte (in lieu of a proper MP dynamic campaign), are we only to use the A20B (even though the USAAF operated the Havoc)? During this period of the war, we had a lot of twins/medium bombers that operated eg. de Havilland Mosquito, B25 Mitchell, B26 Marauder, A20 Havoc (C/D versions i believe), Beaufighters, etc. Where are our bombers?
  8. oh man I would LOVE a Mosquito. Something about having 4 x 20mm hispano and 4 x browning .303s in the nose (assuming we do the F version) makes me all hot and sweaty. I've watched numerous videos of Mossies doing antishipping strikes at 50ft. can't wait for that!!
  9. The way 1C works is they release things one at a time or a bunch at a time - I quite like this process. As long as you've purchased BoBP then when they release the individual a/c (eg. Spit, P47, etc) as part of a patch, you should be able to use it. Heck..I'm wondering whether this would be incorporated into current maps...should be.
  10. lol you mentioned that twice. I know Luftwaffe engines are finicky but they're not hard to manage. Just make sure your radiators (all of them) are open if applicable and control your RPM. With the 110, I think its just radiators. Keep a close eye on your ATA and she'll be right mate
  11. Thank you. FINALLY...someone realises who REALLY won the war. Sheesh.
  12. Yeah fair enough - i thought you could swap as well...maybe its just the pilot only
  13. Ok my apologies - should have used the search button. doh!!!
  14. Yes and no. I do agree we get way too much good weather. Overcast can work both ways - yeah it'll give us somewhere to hide but it'll also blanket the target and unfortunately we don't have proper bombardier/navigators who can estimate when to drop based on time/distance/etc. That'll require us to go below the overcast to drop which makes us easy pickings for the deadly AAA. Having said that, i dropped a load over an enemy airbase on a mission yesterday, then got attacked by 2 BF109s, one which hit my left wing/engine (damaged but not significant). I thought I was done for until I spotted a layer of cloud at 3000m (my bombing alt) so I managed to hide in there - went 90 deg left as soon as i got in there...eventually lost both fighters. Landed and just before stopping my landing gear gave way. Weird thing is, the TAW website listed me as shot down and then ditched. http://taw.stg2.de/pilot_sortie.php?id=35208&name=[ASOR]Pharoah How can i be shot down and then ditched at my own airfield at the same time? Plus I don't think i got any xp for the flight.
  15. thanks mate..how in the world did i miss that???
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