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KG4, A new bomber focused squadron

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Hello,

 

I'd like to announce that KG4 is open for recruitment of UK/Europe based flak magnets.

 

KG4 is an established bomber focused squadron (We've been active since Feb 17 so we're not 'new' anymore) aimed at flying co-op level bombing missions primarily in the He-111 (H-6 & H-16).  Our goal is to provide a relaxed, adult environment that doesn't take itself too seriously but still flies in a (semi!) professional manner.

 

KG4 exists to bring together like minded pilots to fly the 111 online as a group.  Our ethos is not to be concerned with personal scoreboards but to fly as a group and to enjoy the challenges of flying the 111 in formation, navigating to a target (we prefer servers using expert settings with no map icons), carrying out the bomb run and returning home again.  If that sounds like your kind of flying then hopefully KG4 will interest you.

 

We do not have a set squad night nor do we have a set attendance.  KG4 members have real lives, real jobs and real families and those always come first. We use discord to arrange flights and generally take the piss out of each other.    

 

If you'd like to know more then please drop me a line here or via the KG4 discord https://discord.gg/gfZxx46 . 

 

*Edited to bring the post up to date 19/11/2017.

Edited by 1./KG4_Ben_C
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Hi Ben_C.

 

Good luck with your bomber squadron. I once lead a bomber squadron too, called the "Wrecking Bombardiers" in the Old Il-2 '46.

 

Remember: Fighter pilots make movies, bomber pilots make history!

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Good luck with the new squad, very welcomed. Take a look at FNBF and make relations with the many serious fighter squads around. They are more than helpful to escort you.

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Best of luck boys! I'll be re-forming my unit to fit the historical timeline since II./ZG1 went to Italy during Kuban.

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Thanks for the encouragement, much appreciated.

 

Starting a new group, especially in an established community that IL-2 has, is always a challenge.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

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Spent about four hours flying with the KG4 group. It was nice to fly with some like minded bomber guys.They know the SOP for how to conduct bomber op's, fly in formation and so on. Something I have been missing since the 20thBG dissolved. I'll join up if they offer. They are very good about holding formation,dropping on target and staying on target even if they are getting shot at. Thanks guys, that was the best fun I've had in a while! Look forward to more flights with ya'll.

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Thanks for the kind words there BW.

 

You are more than welcome to join us, look forward to flying with you again.

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Much more a pleasure to fly with you then trying to bomb you and the 20th-BG away from Worthy-Down! I'll be glad if we can fly in a Wellington-squad one fine day!

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Hehe..We had to move, we were sure Blue knew right where we were! Maybe one day we will get the Wellington! I won't park it at Worthy Down. :)

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And Yeah much better flying with you for sure Retnek. Last night was a lot of fun. I fly Blue bombers now!  :o:

I went to the darkside. Well they had cookies, punch and pie too.

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Well done 1./KG4.  I'm sure you will have recruits coming into your ranks.

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Ledair we use most  discord chat to find days to fly together just click KG4 website https://bencollins81...ixsite.com/kg-4 . to read more here an click comms   :)

Cheers,

 

I checked out the web page.Good stuff.

Atm I'm really new to all this and just battling to keep my bird in the air, engine management is doing my head in but early days yet.

 

Practice, practice, practice

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Joining with a group of guys that know what they are doing is the fastest and most efficient way to master those controls.  Real time communication makes engine settings just a question away.  

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Great post op..

Good to see more bombers coming into the mix..
so many games im all alone as only LW bomber in team with 30 fighters


RE:
In the 111 there is no engine settings but only 3 really.

Take off
Full power (can be run 1 minute then allowed to reset 5 mins and run 1 minute again when needed)

Climb
85% power 85% prop for normal cruise climb
or 90% power and 88% prop if you climb around 5m/s @ 320kph with 3.6T (Both can be run 30 minutes non stop)

Cruise
75% power and 75% prop for normal cruise (tho often little point and just run 85% 85% for full 30 mins on most maps)
 

Edited by =R4T=Sshadow14
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A few from our last missions:

Loosing fuel Ben brings it home, runs out of gas on final but makes it.

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Ben, Odessa and me inbound to target:

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Odessa found the flack!:

2017_3_18__19_58_25_zpsxj37igrw.jpg

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Great post op..

 

Good to see more bombers coming into the mix..

so many games im all alone as only LW bomber in team with 30 fighters

 

 

RE:

In the 111 there is no engine settings but only 3 really.

 

Take off

Full power (can be run 1 minute then allowed to reset 5 mins and run 1 minute again when needed)

 

Climb

85% power 85% prop for normal cruise climb

or 90% power and 88% prop if you climb around 5m/s @ 320kph with 3.6T (Both can be run 30 minutes non stop)

 

Cruise

75% power and 75% prop for normal cruise (tho often little point and just run 85% 85% for full 30 mins on most maps)

 

 

Do you mean Power = Trottle  and Prop = RPM ? or something else?   

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Yes Throttle and prop pitch. We will go over all that with you.

Ben won't be on until after Friday but you might catch me and or Odessa on discord before then. I'm in the US so it may be too late on a week night for you by the time I get home from work.

Edit: Oh look for Retnek as well, he is on discord a bunch too.

Edited by Blackwolf

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Very interested in signing up fellas. Been out of the loop with BoS for a long time (a year or 2) and looking to get in to it tenfold with a decent group. 

Drop me a line here or PM let's get this ball rolling haha

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Very interested in signing up fellas. Been out of the loop with BoS for a long time (a year or 2) and looking to get in to it tenfold with a decent group. 

 

Drop me a line here or PM let's get this ball rolling haha

 

Feel free to jump over to our discord chat, we're using that more than forums for arranging flights and general chat.

 

https://discord.gg/gfZxx46

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Very interested in signing up fellas. Been out of the loop with BoS for a long time (a year or 2) and looking to get in to it tenfold with a decent group. 

 

Drop me a line here or PM let's get this ball rolling haha

Jump on in have a flight or two with us and see what you think. S!

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Just finished my first flight with Kampfgeschwader 4 and all i can say is i had an absolute blast. Great group that knows their S**t, cool under fire and a great sense of humor to boot. Some harrowing experiences but you get a great sense of security being in "The Formation" though. 10/10 will fly again!

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Welcome MurderFalke! 

 

 That was a lot of fun. I grabbed a few shots inbound to target.

Pilots on this mission: 

Ben_C

BK (Blackwolf)

Odessa

MurderFalke.

Watch out Red's, we are gaining strength and numbers. It won't be long before all your bases are belonging to us! :P  

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 And another..

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KG4 had a busy day, 15+ sorties. Here are a few shots From Ben_C and MurderFalke:

The drop:

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The result:

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And Back home..

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We were Joined today by no other than =RT4=Sshadow14, Great to wing up with other bomber pilots and I'm going to call him the guru of the He-111. I learned a lot about the plane I didn't know. Thanks Shadow, It was great to meet and fly with you! Any bomber pilots that are looking for a good squad to fly with and learn from..we are hiring! The pay sucks and you have to fly a bunch of long sorties but that's what Heavy drivers do.

S!

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Another good flight tonight. Sorry no pictures I was way too into it and didn't think about taking a shot or two..next time I will.

Edited by 1./KG4_Blackwolf

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Thanks for reaching out to us Blackwolf.

We'd really love to have a bomber squadron to escort. Here's hoping we can all shift our times around to make it work out.

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Of course Richard we lose always pilots on bomb runs  so we need more pilots   :biggrin:

This is why we need tighter formations! haha  :biggrin:

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No that's why you need fighter formations ;)

Great flying with the reps from KG 4 tonight! Thanks for coming with us and giving us a reason to fly.

Like I said if we can find a time that's convienient for both groups I'd love to make it a regular event.

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