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    Very much a huge IL2 fan. Flew all of the missions in the first release's campaign. First with external views then later on without.

    I flew a long time with a LW squad and still have friends from that time. My main love has to be LW aircraft. I now only fly with an RAF squad and we have a great time with co-ops. The friendships now come first and the game used comes second.

    Aside from that I've also been a mercenary in two USL (closed pit) campaigns, winning one. I have a number of nom de guerres which I'm not sharing here.

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    KNIGHTS OF THE AIR Multiplayer Server

    Good effort bedri - shooting 2 friendlies down in 1 mission. Use your eyes please. http://kotastat.com/en/sortie/17720/?tour=2 von Tom
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    American and British Voice "Actors" Needed ASAP!!

    Ooh yes! And
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    American and British Voice "Actors" Needed ASAP!!

    My view is - just do it. If it doesn't get used, it doesn't matter, but just do it then send it over. von Tom
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    Initial thoughts about VR vs 2D

    But the mod does allow 10x in the Rift. It really helps with identification. von Tom
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    Initial thoughts about VR vs 2D

    I quite agree, but for some of us time is pressing and as with all things, you can become far more proficient within limitations the more time you spend on something. For me I get between 1.5 and 2 hours a week on WoL or KotA - this isn't enough and I have no doubt that TIR/monitor would aid my kill/death ratio if I wanted to use it. But I don't. Edit: 1hr 10min in WoL in January. 😣 - http://il2stat.aviaskins.com:8008/en/pilot/2583/von_Tom/?tour=43 It isn't a criticism of any one viewpoint, just an observation. von Tom
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    Initial thoughts about VR vs 2D

    This is the nub of the matter. Some folks want to be competitive and Track Ir for example is far superior for ease of vision etc. Others just love love the immersion. Used to be I’d want the best chance of kill/survival but now it’s immersion all the way. Each to their own and choice can only be a good thing, which is what we have. von Tom
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    American and British Voice "Actors" Needed ASAP!!

    Just British Gunner left to do. How do I get them to you - Pilot zipped alone comes to 30+Mb at the requested settings. von Tom
  8. Hi SCG and II/JG11 it isn’t a pvp campaign but pve, so we’re not looking for opposition but for new members. But it might be a giggle to have a dogfight match one Friday though. We could arrange something on a small map with balanced planesets. pm me if you’re up for something like that and we can try and work it out. von Tom
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    American and British Voice "Actors" Needed ASAP!!

    Me British von Tom
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    American and British Voice "Actors" Needed ASAP!!

    Yes. Have a look at the Angels One-Five script - the film was made with advisors who served during WWII as group controllers. https://www.scripts.com/script/angels_one_five_2870 Where it says 15,000ft - that is conversation rather than control tower to pilot R/T. My understanding is that the phraseology stayed constant through to 1945 but I cannot point you at a primary source. Regarding mph or knots, as far as I can remember the RAF changed from mph to knots in April 1945. von Tom
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    Guess this aviation film I am looking for!

    Sky High probably. von Tom
  12. Faith doesn’t move mountains. People move mountains. Faith alone doesn’t do anything. von Tom
  13. Damn you're right that is undeniable. I mean she died of drowning through intoxication and that has never ever happened anywhere else. Hey, check out Kirsty McCall - she went on a boat once and died being struck by a boat propeller. Spooky! Crikey, I've been drunk in the bath, and on a boat. Once I was drunk in a bath on a boat! I'm doomed! von Tom
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    Lots of oddities last night - in a FW190 absolutely plastering a p39 but it only showed a small fuel leak, then shooting up an IL2 but then getting shot up by the rear gunner after I had passed over it and beyond where the rear gun traverses to. There were streams of data messages too. Is this part of the net code issue? If it was I thought that had been fixed? von Tom
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    Which DM do you like more - before 3.008 or after?

    I don't think this should be a question. What you should strive for s is the most accurate DM you can do regardless of whether we like it or not. That's what I trust you to do anyway. von Tom