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Hello everyone!

 

I'm glad to inform you that Autumn has came!  :) The development of autumn and summer Stalingrad maps is almost complete and we need to finish only "Battle of Stalingrad, part 1" campaign. This new campaign includes several new cool features like new mission types "Attack river ships", "Cover river ships", "Attack river crossing" and new story missions at the beginning of each campaign chapter.
In addition, the development of Bf 109 E-7 fighter is close to finish, the only tasks that remain are flight model fine tuning and teaching AI how to fly it.
All these features are planned to be included in 1.104 update that is scheduled for end of October. We hope that we will complete this objective  :)
Stay tuned!
 

 

 

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Skipbombing YAY! Looking really awesome!

Do i see that correct? Is the Head of the pilot in the 109 moving according to TIR movement?

ROF features that and i was missing that in BOS up until today.

 

Compliment! Awesome progress!

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When I saw this post my first thought was "What the hell, is it friday?" :biggrin:

 

But that`s alright, looks awesome! Looking forward for summer, skipbombing and new campaign stuff!

 

Thanks for the DD and specially for those vids, good job :salute:

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I want that summer map NOW!!!

 

Great videos.

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You Developers surely know, how to keep my pump runnin 110% non stop.

 

Keep up the awesome work.

 

:salute:

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What a surprise, devs...

It looks great!

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Phisycs in this sim are amazingly real, the explosion on the bridge is outstanding

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That, was, AWESOME

 

That skip was fricken sweet!!!!!

 

Eagerly awaiting this update! 

 

And BTW the P-40 has renewed my love for the game!  Thanks guys! 

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Now you're talking, not only is the latest update amazing but this DD is out of this world, almost lost for words.

 

Thanks you!


just watched the videos again, simply jaw dropping!

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Phisycs in this sim are amazingly real, the explosion on the bridge is outstanding

AC are great, of course, but I thought the explosion looked unnatural. The shock wave(s?) was delayed or strangely timed, not to mention the smoke was orange. There seems to be flickering too, or the 'fingers' of the explosion disappear abruptly. Also, the ship wakes were extremely small and unnatural looking. I did like the little water sprays from the debris though, definitely cool. I thought the blue water for the cannon water hits looked really unnatural. Also, still tracer vapor trails all the time/low ALT?     

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Skip bombing,my most favourite activity over water in old sturm  :)  :good:

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Same aircraft nowdays:

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday 19th July 1943 Fw190 A-5 W.Nr 1227 'White A' took off on a sortie carrying a SC250 (550Ib) bomb. Airborne from Siwerskaja in aRotte on what was probably a hot summer day, 'White A' headed for the front line which was only fifteen or so minutes flight time away. Crossing the front line over the Dvina River, the Fw190 headed East, accompanied by the other machine. Whilst behind enemy lines, in an area called Voibakala, the 'Rotte' attacked an armoured train and reportedly suffered damage from flak. The loss report indicates the Fw190 crash landed due to this damage, although none was located on the airframe. It would appear that the Fw190 suffered a catastrophic failure of the BMW801, caused by a rag -sabotage is suspected as it was a new engine only fitted a few days before. The Fw190 was recorded as being 100% lost in the map reference co-ordinates of Pl.Qu.20124. This grid system based on 1:200,000 maps was used to identify crash sites, possibly for salvage, recovery of missing pilots or as the best way of identifying an area consisting of unpronounceable Russian towns, villages and large areas of forests and lakes. The more numbers the Pl.Qu. reference gives, the smaller the area of the location. 

The pilot Feldwebel Paul Rätz survived the crash landed behind enemy lines. He removed his leather flying helmet and retrieved the first aid kit from the rear fuselage and is thought to have headed West back to the front line only a dozen or so miles from the crash site. He was undoubtedly captured by the Russians and interned although the Luftwaffe loss report still classes him as 'Vermißt' (missing) in action.

This article -which has appeared in a number of places over the web uncredited- was prepared by Mark J. Sheppard and is reproduced here with Mark's kind permission.

In addition to documenting the original colours and the early restoration efforts, Mark undertook much research on the pilot (aided by Axel Urbanke in Germany). The pilot survived the crash landing and became a POW – returning to Germany in 1949. Paul Rätz died in 1989. Originally a ground crew member before becoming a pilot, Rätz flew with 1./JG54 and Nowotny  during 1942-43. He had survived three crash landings, returned a number of aerial victories and been awarded the Frontflugspange (Front line or combat pilot's flying clasp ) in bronze, silver and gold for over one hundred sorties flown. He was transferred to 4./JG54 on 9th July 1943 and reported as missing ten days later - the BMW 801 engine having suffered a catastrophic engine failure. The 190 came down in a sapling forest which then grew around the aircraft so that 40 years later "you could not see it from 20 feet away". The recovered airframe was 99% complete including ammunition boxes as well as the remains of the pilot leather skull cap on the seat. It was only missing two MG-17 machine guns, a few instruments and the master compass.

 

 

 

Also, S9+FS is very nice!

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As Han mentioned the summer/fall maps are coming along nicely. The gunboats look especially good. We're headed back to testing the new maps in the next beta again along with the E-7. Testing the P-40 over snow was just not as fun. Hopefully everything will go smooth and you'll see all this stuff soon.

 

Jason

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Testing the P-40 over snow was just not as fun.

For me - after these years I'm still prefer snow. And bears. And vodka. And balalayka. :)

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For me - after these years I'm still prefer snow. And bears. And vodka. And balalayka. :)

Bears or beer?

Edit: I prefere beer.

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AC are great, of course, but I thought the explosion looked unnatural. The shock wave(s?) was delayed or strangely timed, not to mention the smoke was orange. There seems to be flickering too, or the 'fingers' of the explosion disappear abruptly. Also, the ship wakes were extremely small and unnatural looking. I did like the little water sprays from the debris though, definitely cool. I thought the blue water for the cannon water hits looked really unnatural. Also, still tracer vapor trails all the time/low ALT?

If you won the lottery you would probably complain about how much you had to pay in taxes.

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Thank you everyone for good words for us. We hope that our work result will pleasure you.

Bears or beer?

Bears with beer. Or with vodka. I can't drink alone, I need company :)
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AC are great, of course, but I thought the explosion looked unnatural. The shock wave(s?) was delayed or strangely timed, not to mention the smoke was orange. There seems to be flickering too, or the 'fingers' of the explosion disappear abruptly. Also, the ship wakes were extremely small and unnatural looking. I did like the little water sprays from the debris though, definitely cool. I thought the blue water for the cannon water hits looked really unnatural. Also, still tracer vapor trails all the time/low ALT?

Agree explosions needs some love :)

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