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3 hours ago, 216th_SilentEskimo said:

Hi Tip,there is some confusuion about the meaning of the new rule:

"14) Captured. New*** A 4 strikes and your either delegated to the Tank Corps if applicable or a Gunners Position is now in effect.
   Players who are shot down, bailout, crash etc. and are captured including within the mulligan period will have 1 strike applied."

Does that mean after being captured 3 times,including the mulligan,you are not allowed to take off again?

The captured strikes accrue from the beginning of the mission. After you are captured for the 4th time you have an option of spawning in as a T-34/Kv-1 if available or becoming a gunner. Basically the same as if you'd died after the mulligan had expired.

 

1 hour ago, Leon_Portier said:

Just got notice, that I have to free the Yak1-b. See you next time!

Copy that Leon. Thanks for the heads up.

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Okay Yak drivers 2 slots open.

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How long will this mission take? I'm off of work tomorrow and might be able to swing it before my band plays. Haven't flown online in ages might be fun to take up a bomber.

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2 hours ago, kestrel79 said:

How long will this mission take? I'm off of work tomorrow and might be able to swing it before my band plays. Haven't flown online in ages might be fun to take up a bomber.

It is fun Kestrel.

 

Missions run for 2 hours and 42 minutes and we generally get started as advertised at or shortly after 19:00 UTC.

Heinkel drivers are needed. I can send you an Axis Briefing Pack if your interested.

Tip

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Thanks for the info! It will have to be another time gotta be on the road by then sorry!

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I’m going to be able to make it. Stick me in a Heineken with Netscape. But don’t expect us not to perhaps get lost!  And it’s been a while since I’ve flown the beast. 

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Griphos,

tell me from where u'll take off, and where u want to go, 'ill try to help u. 😃

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Thanks, Razor.  The other Heinkel pilot didn't show, so I wound up flying the Junkers (and getting killed while loading wounded soldiers....is there no respect for the red cross anymore?!?! 🙂).

 

Great fun!  Thanks again Tip for these wonderful missions.  

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That's will be for next time. I've been shot down by 5 hungry G14...Nothing to do..

 

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Jizzo and I were about to do our best Maverick and Goose impression with a show-off fly-by in Indian territory but five spoilsports decided to interrupt our art so we had to shoot three of them down. 

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We had a great night with some mixed results during our sorties, but this was definitely the most exciting one. Thanks for the great evenin lads o7
 

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bonus tank clip
 

 

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8 hours ago, 216th_Lucas_From_Hell said:

Jizzo and I were about to do our best Maverick and Goose impression with a show-off fly-by in Indian territory but five spoilsports decided to interrupt our art so we had to shoot three of them down. 

I really should have flown inverted right above your cockpit showing the thumbs up, after we decided to do that stuff, to get the immersionfactor up to perfectionist levels! :lol:

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nice Event as usual, shot down some IL-2´s 🤩,see some pics from our perpective yesterday

II/JG11 says Thank you to all, especially Tip😀

 

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Just our luck - flying unescorted beneath 4x bomb-carrying 190s and their 5x 109 escorts! There was a mix-up with our escort assignments, apparently :wacko:.

Atlan, you don't appear to have our skins - I noticed it in last mission's pics as well.

Cheers.

 

Edit: the dropbox link is dead. I'll see what I can do.

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2 minutes ago, 216th_Cat said:

Just our luck - flying unescorted beneath 4x bomb-carrying 190s and their 5x 109 escorts! There was a mix-up with our escort assignments, apparently :wacko:.

Atlan, you don't appear to have our skins - I noticed it in last mission's pics as well.

Cheers.

IN DEED !

ok will download your Skins now!

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Yes, thay was us and then we saw yoi guys jumping in the middle when we engaged the il2s but from what I remember the il2s shot u down and not the other way around ... Am I crazy? Did you get all of them?

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7 minutes ago, SCG_Riksen said:

Yes, thay was us and then we saw yoi guys jumping in the middle when we engaged the il2s but from what I remember the il2s shot u down and not the other way around ... Am I crazy? Did you get all of them?

Terzerole shot down 2x il2s and was also hit and bailed out

me shot down 1x il2 and landed safely

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It was a blast to fly in eastern front after few months break. Big hand to Tip for arranging these events!

Btw, where I can find a link to download 216th and II/JG11 skins? ..and of course rest of the squads also.

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1 hour ago, II/JG11ATLAN said:

Terzerole shot down 2x il2s and was also hit and bailed out

me shot down 1x il2 and landed safely

Nasty surprise for us IL-2, this mix-up with blue fighter-bombers ruined the first flight. Poor motherland needs more fighters! Those 109s were surprisingly effective, impressive shooting or some 30 mm boosters?

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24 minutes ago, 216th_Retnek said:

Nasty surprise for us IL-2, this mix-up with blue fighter-bombers ruined the first flight. Poor motherland needs more fighters! Those 109s were surprisingly effective, impressive shooting or some 30 mm boosters?

we both have MK108 30MM:salute:

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4 minutes ago, II/JG11ATLAN said:

we both have MK108 30MM:salute:

I see, thx. This is a relief somewhat, that's why our sturdy IL-2 gave up that soon.

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The 109, 110 and 190 got considerable fighter capabilities also and make the balance tricky . just the way it is, I gave my JU 52 to griphos so i did not fly myself

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The poor old Il-2s don't stand a chance against the 30mm. Whereas we used to be able take masses of damage and keep going now one or two hits take the wings or tail straight off. A very effective weapon indeed. How did the VVS fight against it? Or do we create an artificial situation in BoX in that too many fighters are down low, having no high altitude targets to go for? I realise that combat on the Eastern front was primarily at lower altitudes than in the West and we have combats that don't really reflect reality because of the game's limitations, but I wonder.

 

Edit: just came across this - interesting. https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2015/11/06/il-2-combat-operations-during-1943-1944/

 

However, the successes of attack aircraft combat operations were accomplished with great losses. The Luftwaffe Command claimed that the Russians lost 6,900 Il-2s in 1943 and 7,300 in the following year. Although these figures exaggerated the losses by a factor of 2 to 2.2, they were substantial nonetheless. In 1943 one loss corresponded to 26 Il-2 sorties, and to even fewer in certain operations. Approximately half of those lost were shot down by enemy fighters, the other half falling to anti-aircraft fire of ground-based guns. Assessing the main reasons for such great losses, the Air Force Commander, A Novikov, considered that poor training of the crews and units was not to blame, but attributed them to flawed tactical procedures in attack aircraft operation. On almost all fronts the pilots adopted a peculiar scheme of approaching the target at 3,300 to 4,900ft (1,000 to 1,500m) altitude without considering its nature, then gliding down and recovering after the attack with a turn, to port. The enemy therefore knew the ‘attackers’ manoeuvres beforehand, and prepared all of his anti-aircraft defences, taking full advantage of relief features, forest, bushes etc, before their appearance over the battlefield.

The German Bf 109 and Focke-Wulf Fw 190 attacked successfully when the Il-2 gunners were inattentive and the formations were broken up. A damaged and lagging Il-2 often became the victim of fighters. However, attack aircraft pilots could sometimes use skilful defensive tactics, and gunners mastered aggressive fire techniques.

 

A loss rate of 1 in 26 sorties would do me! At a rate of 3 to 4 sorties per FNBF then you Luftwaffe fighter guys would need to leave us alone for at least two months! :biggrin:

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1 hour ago, 216th_Cat said:

The poor old Il-2s don't stand a chance against the 30mm. Whereas we used to be able take masses of damage and keep going now one or two hits take the wings or tail straight off. A very effective weapon indeed. How did the VVS fight against it? Or do we create an artificial situation in BoX in that too many fighters are down low, having no high altitude targets to go for? I realise that combat on the Eastern front was primarily at lower altitudes than in the West and we have combats that don't really reflect reality because of the game's limitations, but I wonder.

 

Edit: just came across this - interesting. https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2015/11/06/il-2-combat-operations-during-1943-1944/

 

However, the successes of attack aircraft combat operations were accomplished with great losses. The Luftwaffe Command claimed that the Russians lost 6,900 Il-2s in 1943 and 7,300 in the following year. Although these figures exaggerated the losses by a factor of 2 to 2.2, they were substantial nonetheless. In 1943 one loss corresponded to 26 Il-2 sorties, and to even fewer in certain operations. Approximately half of those lost were shot down by enemy fighters, the other half falling to anti-aircraft fire of ground-based guns. Assessing the main reasons for such great losses, the Air Force Commander, A Novikov, considered that poor training of the crews and units was not to blame, but attributed them to flawed tactical procedures in attack aircraft operation. On almost all fronts the pilots adopted a peculiar scheme of approaching the target at 3,300 to 4,900ft (1,000 to 1,500m) altitude without considering its nature, then gliding down and recovering after the attack with a turn, to port. The enemy therefore knew the ‘attackers’ manoeuvres beforehand, and prepared all of his anti-aircraft defences, taking full advantage of relief features, forest, bushes etc, before their appearance over the battlefield.

The German Bf 109 and Focke-Wulf Fw 190 attacked successfully when the Il-2 gunners were inattentive and the formations were broken up. A damaged and lagging Il-2 often became the victim of fighters. However, attack aircraft pilots could sometimes use skilful defensive tactics, and gunners mastered aggressive fire techniques.

 

A loss rate of 1 in 26 sorties would do me! At a rate of 3 to 4 sorties per FNBF then you Luftwaffe fighter guys would need to leave us alone for at least two months! :biggrin:

 

22 of those were vodka runs though...

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Friday Night Bomber Flights Mission September 14th: "Pounder!" AAR

 

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Axis:

 

Destroyed 2 Factory Sections. 6 Factory Warehouses. 1 Fuel Bunker. 2 Ammo Bunkers. Ust' Labinskaya.
Destroyed 4 Warehouses. 1 Fuel Bunker. 2 Ammo Bunkers. 2 Barracks. 3 Control Towers. Guriyskaya.
Destroyed 1 Kv_1 Armored Column. Saratovskaya.
Destroyed 6 T-34/76. 6 Air/Action.
Engaged and Destroyed 3 T-34/76. 3 Tank/Action.
Destroyed 4 Kv_1-42 Anti-Tank/Action.
Engaged and Destroyed 5 Kv-1. 5 Tank/Action.
Destroyed 2 T-70. 2 Air/Action.
Shot Down 6 IL2-43. 4 Air/Action. 2 Flak.
Shot Down 6 Yak1-B. 6 Air/Action.
Shot Down 6 A-20B. 6 Air/Action.
Shot Down 3 Spitfire MkIXe. 3 Air/Action.
Shot Down 2 Pe-2 s.87. 1 Air/Action. 1 Flak.
12 Flak/Vehicles. Guriyskaya. Ust' Labinskaya.

 

Ju-52 Operations:
17th Army Lines Ryazanskaya Supplied via Field Cargo Deliveries.
Wounded Transferred Korenovskaya Field Hospital to 17th Army Hospital Krasnodar

 

Losses:

Dinkskaya Fuel and Ammo Depot Destroyed.
Ryazanskaya 17th Army Lines Falling back with Heavy Losses.
Saratovskaya Anti-Tank Line Destroyed.
9 Fuel Bunkers. 4 Ammo Bunkers. 2 vl_Factories. 1 Supply Hanger. 2 Dugout Complexes. Dinkskaya.
4 Dugout Complexes. 4 Ammo Bunkers. 2 Fuel Bunkers. 1 Control Tower. Ryazanskaya.
1 Bridge. 2 Ammo Bunkers. 2 Barracks. 2 Control Towers. 1 Supply Hanger. Saratovskaya.
4 PzMkIV-G Destroyed. 1 Air/Action. 3 Anti-Tank/Action.
3 Pak-40 Destroyed. 2 Air/Action. 1 Anti-Tank/Action.
2 88mm Anti-Tank Guns Destroyed. 2 Anti-Tank/Action.
1 Tiger MkVI Engaged and Destroyed. 1 Tank/Action.
5 Bf109G-14 lost. 5 Air/Action.
1 Fw190A-8 lost. 1 Flak.
5 Bf110G-2 lost. 5 Air/Action.
5 Bf109G-6 lost. 1 Air/Action.
3 Ju-52 lost. 3 Air/Action.
25 Flak/Vehicles. Dinskaya. Saratovskaya. Ryazanskaya. Vasurinskaya.
5 Pilots/Gunners.
1 MIA/Captured
 
VVS:

 

Destroyed Dinkskaya Fuel and Ammo Depot.
Ryazanskaya 17th Army Lines Falling back with Heavy Losses.
Destroyed Saratovskaya Anti-Tank Line.
Destroyed 9 Fuel Bunkers. 4 Ammo Bunkers. 2 vl_Factories. 1 Supply Hanger. 2 Dugout Complexes. Dinkskaya.
Destroyed 4 Dugout Complexes. 4 Ammo Bunkers. 2 Fuel Bunkers. 1 Control Tower. Ryazanskaya.
Destroyed 1 Bridge. 2 Ammo Bunkers. 2 Barracks. 2 Control Towers. 1 Supply Hanger. Saratovskaya.
Destroyed 4 PzMkIV-G. 1 Air/Action. 3 Anti-Tank/Action.
Destroyed 3 Pak-40. 2 Air/Action. 1 Anti-Tank/Action.
Destroyed 2 88mm Anti-Tank Guns. 2 Anti-Tank/Action.
Engaged and Destroyed 1 Tiger MkVI. 1 Tank/Action.
Shot Down 5 Bf109G-14. 5 Air/Action.
Shot Down 1 Fw190A-8. 1 Flak.
Shot Down 5 Bf110G-2. 5 Air/Action.
Shot Down 5 Bf109G-6. 1 Air/Action.
Shot Down 3 Ju-52. 3 Air/Action.
25 Flak/Vehicles. Dinskaya. Saratovskaya. Ryazanskaya. Vasurinskaya.

 

Losses:
2 Factory Sections. 6 Factory Warehouses. 1 Fuel Bunker. 2 Ammo Bunkers. Ust' Labinskaya.
4 Warehouses. 1 Fuel Bunker. 2 Ammo Bunkers. 2 Barracks. 3 Control Towers. Guriyskaya.
1 Kv_1 Armored Column. Saratovskaya.
6 T-34/76 Destroyed. 6 Air/Action.
3 T-34/76 Engaged and Destroyed. 3 Tank/Action.
4 Kv_1-42 Destroyed Anti-Tank/Action.
5 Kv-1 Engaged and Destroyed. 5 Tank/Action.
2 T-70 Destroyed. 2 Air/Action.
6 IL2-43 lost. 4 Air/Action. 2 Flak.
6 Yak1-B lost. 6 Air/Action.
6 A-20B lost. 6 Air/Action.
3 Spitfire MkIXe lost. 3 Air/Action.
2 Pe-2 s.87 lost. 1 Air/Action. 1 Flak.
12 Flak/Vehicles. Guriyskaya. Ust' Labinskaya.
13 Pilots/Gunners.
8 MIA/Captured

 

Pilot Stats*
Thanks Marta!

 

Great Time and Well Flown All.
Participation makes it Happen.

We'll look into a new mission after the next update.
Tip

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so many Russian tanks lost in ground action... i wonder what happened there 😄 

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Hi motoadve. Due to time constraints FNBF is no longer a weekly event, but will take place now and than. Since the creative head behind FNBF has escaped the treadmill of weekly deliverance ,  FNBF missions will be even more elaborated and precious. :)

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I do not mind it , really, But might I suggest a little change in the plane set while at it. I really hoped to fly last time, but due to no HE 111 pilots we ended up with 3 JU 52 pilots for 2 JU 52 available .

Now I would not mind flying Co pilot but sitting in gunner position is a bit off. Can we have a plan B next time. If a similar thing happens next time can we use more on one type of airplane if all slots are taken, and numbers are to few to make two flights? As said earlier the fewer FNBF the more precious 

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Next Friday Night Bomber Flights Mission to be October 12th @ 19:00 UTC: Roadstead!"

 

Plane set, mission info and signups will be next Sunday Oct. 7th.

See ya's,

Tip

 

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50 minutes ago, [DBS]Tx_Tip said:

Next Friday Night Bomber Flights Mission to be October 12th @ 19:00 UTC: Roadstead!"

Yepeee! yet another fantastic mission! thank you so much Tip! I know it is a lot of work!

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