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#1 1./KG4_Ben_C

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 18:53

Hello,

 

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

 

KG4 is a new bomber focused squadron aimed at flying co-op level bombing missions primarily in the He-111.  The goal is to provide a relaxed, adult environment that doesn't take itself too seriously but still flies in a (semi!) professional manner.

 

The aim isn't to gather up the biggest roster but to bring together some like minded pilots to fly the 111 online as a group.  If you enjoy the challenges of flying the 111, navigating to a target (preferably on servers using expert settings), carrying out the bomb run and returning home again then hopefully KG4 will interest you.  This is also an opportunity to help get a new squadron off the ground (pun entirely intended there).   

 

In order to give KG4 an online presence I have set up a temporary website with an attached forum and also a TS server.  Should KG4 develop successfully then a more permanent web presence will be arranged.  

 

If you'd like to know more then please drop me a line here or via the KG4 website https://bencollins81...ixsite.com/kg-4 . The website also has a link to the KG4 forum where I have posted a bit more of an overview of what I envisage the squadron being about.

 

*Edited to clean up the post a little.


Edited by I./KG4Ben_C, 15 April 2017 - 21:51.

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#2 6./ZG26_Loke

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 20:04

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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#3 1./JG54_Uwe

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 20:59

Great to see! Best of luck to ya!
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#4 216th_LuseKofte

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 21:25

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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#5 F/JG300_Egon

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 00:45

Good luck mates !


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#6 10.N./ZG1_SPEKTRE76

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:50

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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#7 1./KG4_Ben_C

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 08:55

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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#8 1./KG4_Odessa

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 07:36

I can only say that a beginner some me I learn much to fly with He 111 + Teamwork with 1./KG4
That is fun  :)

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#9 1./KG4_Blackwolf

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 23:15

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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#10 1./KG4_Blackwolf

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 00:59

Spectre, ya'll will cover us right? :)


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#11 1./KG4_Ben_C

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:00

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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#12 216th_Retnek

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 16:25

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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#13 1./KG4_Blackwolf

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 19:10

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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#14 1./KG4_Blackwolf

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 00:11

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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#15 1./KG4_Odessa

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:13

We get better at it  :rolleyes: 148948970507415700_resized.jpg148948970984967300_resized.jpg148948971237134500_resized.jpg


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#16 Ledair

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:04

Excellent idea,

 

Looks like a really fun squadron


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#17 1./KG4_Odessa

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:31

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   :)


Edited by 1./KG4_Odessa, 04 April 2017 - 11:33.

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#18 4./JG52Neun

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 13:24

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


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#19 Ledair

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:35

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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#20 4./JG52Neun

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 14:05

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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#21 =TBAS=Sshadow14

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 21:17

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, 05 April 2017 - 21:18.

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#22 1./KG4_Blackwolf

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 03:50

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!:

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#23 Ledair

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:31

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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#24 1./KG4_Blackwolf

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 21:18

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, 07 April 2017 - 01:41.

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#25 I./KG4_MurderFalke

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 14:33

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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#26 1./KG4_Ben_C

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 18:16

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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#27 1./KG4_Blackwolf

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 21:34

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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#28 I./KG4_MurderFalke

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 19:50

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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#29 1./KG4_Blackwolf

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 20:49

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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#30 1./KG4_Blackwolf

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 21:42

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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#31 1./KG4_Blackwolf

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 04:01

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#32 1./KG4_Blackwolf

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 04:07

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, 10 April 2017 - 04:08.

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#33 1./JG54_Uwe

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 01:18

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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#34 1./KG4_Blackwolf

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 04:45

Yeah, I will get up with you on TS tomorrow night and we can find a good time for everyone.


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#35 Richard_Husky

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 00:52

An He-111 squadron is exactly what I've been looking for! You guys have room for one more?


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#36 1./KG4_Blackwolf

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 03:31

Sure do! Join us on our discord channel That's where we meet up and plan, then we jump to TS and go to work. Where are you from and what days/nights are you free?

https://discord.gg/gfZxx46


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#37 I./KG4_MurderFalke

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 16:01

Would be glad to have you along Husky. Look forward to getting acquainted


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#38 1./KG4_Odessa

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 16:57

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


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#39 I./KG4_MurderFalke

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 17:38

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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#40 1./JG54_Uwe

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:40

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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