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Following quite a rush of new pilots, we still have some space for more. Currently doing a Co-op campaign based on the LW in Kuban flying 109's, 110's and JU88's.

Sunday evenings at 9pm UK time.

 

Don't miss the party, we have free beer and pork scratching's 🙂

 

Click and send your recruitment form in.

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All,

below is a sample mission briefing from a recent mission that the our Squadron flew. Each of our missions are lovingly created EACH WEEK and are unique by our team of mission designers. Join us, pass the OTU (4 training flights) and you could be taking part in these exciting missions each Sunday. In this mission we spilt into a group of JU88's and a group of 109's.

 

Come and see what we are all about !

http://www.tangmerepilots.co.uk/

 

S!

Bunster

 

 

05.20 - 22 Apr 1943

3./KG51 Bagerovo airfield
5./JG52 Anapa airfield.

BRIEFING:-

KG51:Today's will be a strike against the airfields at and bridging units around the towns of Krimskaya (1121-7) and Kyivskoe-1 (0920-1). [Kyivskoe-2 is believed to be closed at the present time]. Our aim is to destroy as much at each airport as possible and to crater the runways. Unfortunately there is quite a lot of high cloud, so we will have to attack from under the cloud base, at around 2200m. This will leave us considerably more exposed to flak than we’d like. Therefore we should aim to make one pass and one pass only at the target. Timing is also crucial. We’ll aim to strike at first light, which means 06:00. We’ll take off at 05:20, and head off for Krasnaya Strela (0715-2/3), climbing to 2200m as we do so. We will form up en route. At Krasnaya Strela, we’ll loiter and wait for our escort. ).

The flight to Krimskaya is about 62 km, and assuming a speed of 320 kmh, this will take us about 11 and 2/3 minutes. Therefore the first group should head out at 05:48. Kyivskoe-1 is about 49 and a half km, and – again assuming a speed of 320 kmh – will take around 9 minutes. Therefore the second group should head out at 05:51. Any damaged aircraft may divert to Gostagaevskaya (1016-7) or in extreme circumstances to Anapa (1115-3).

JG52:Gentlemen, for this mission we will escort the Ju-88s on a mission to bomb the airfields at Krimskaya (1121-7) and Kyivskoe (0920-1). They will be forming up off the coast here at Krasnaya Strela (0715-2/3) and we should rendezvous with them there at about 05:45. Be careful at take-off, we are expecting a flight of Ju52 supply aircraft to arrive at around 05:30. The safety of the bombers is our primary concern.

 

Recon Map:-

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INTELLIGENCE:-
The crack AAA unit from our last sortie should be assumed to in the vicinity of the targets, so exercise caution at lower altitudes.

METEOROLOGICAL REPORT:-
Heavy cloud at 2500m. Winds negligible

SIGNALS:-
3./KG51 – Adler (Eagle)
Ground control Bagerovo – Kiefer (Pine)
5./JG52 - Falke (Hawk)

Ground control Anapa - Linden (Lime)

AIRCRAFT
Ju-88 A4

Skin: TP Personal 3./KG51 campaign Skin.
Bomb loads 24x50kg, 4x250kg; 50% Fuel

 

Bf-109 G2/G4
Skin: TP Personal 5./JG52 campaign skin
Arming: Optional Glass Headrest (Not removed), 100% Fuel

MISSION SUCCESS:-
10 ground targets in each of the target airfields to be destroyed (1MP). A further mission point is available if over two thirds of the bomber force make it home or land on a designated emergency airfield.
Re-spawns are only allowed for technical issues or as detailed in JG52 briefing.

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I'm flying the four training flights so I'm not in Tangmere Pilots yet but since Easter was a non-official operation I participated.  What a hoot!  It was A-20's escorted by P-39's over the mountains, up the coast and up the river valley in an attack reminiscent of the original Star Wars  where Luke made the trench attack on the Death Star.  Here we flew up a winding canyon to hit factories and mine entrances.  Me-110's jumped us en route and flak hit us hard over the target.  

 

Much fun was had by all as we nursed the damaged birds to the alternate airfield.  There's great satisfaction in seeing aircraft after aircraft limp in, land and taxi clear.  Couldn't be a better bunch of fellows.

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Campaign update.

 

The current 'Defend the Goth's Head Line' campaign (LW) will end in early June. The following campaign will be flown as VVS and will included units from 219 BAD, 4VA flying A-20s and P-39s.

 

Anyone interested should apply on the forums as in Bunny's first post on this thread.

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Our latest recruit, Sparky, has just passed his 4 week OTU (Operational Training Unit) flights and joins our Fighter Squadron as Black 2.

Congratulations !

Feel like your missing out ?

Sign up flyboy........................

http://www.tangmerepilots.co.uk

 

Bunster

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It has been confirmed that the next campaign phase will commence on Sunday 10 June and will involve flying P39s and A20s of 298 IAP and 244 BAP respectively, both of 219 BAD, 4VA, VVS

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I flew military and the Tangmere Pilots would fit right in.  Tonight the holiday weekend kept some busy with relatives so we all flew Me-110's, divided into three flights to protect specific forward airfields on a moonless midnight. Everything was fun.  The nighttime takeoff, patrolling, engaging the Russian bombers, landing at a very short alternate airfield because our own field was rendered unusable by a bombing attack whilst we were flying our mission.  The alternate field was very short but these guys not only made it in, they landed on-speed right at the threshold and taxied off the runway after using perhaps 20% of its length.  I was impressed.  

 

The best part of Tangmere Pilots is the pleasure of their company.  Great fun.  TPRegBanner.jpg.d65fe6b74520d6d1a9bcf000b60d53b8.jpg

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Today we flew a mission where the fighters split into two groups, one of jabo's carrying bombs to hit an airfield while the other flight provided top cover.  The fighter strike was to distract Soviet attention from the Ju-88 attack on a high-value target. 

 

The fighter top cover did distract, running into a buzz saw of P-39's and Yak-7's.  When the jabos swarmed up some La-5FN's joined the furball but we kept them so busy that no Ju-88 was lost or seriously damaged by enemy fighters (or flak, for once).  

 

My sole contribution was scoring some hits on the wing and fuselage of a P-39 and forcing him to break off an attack on a buddy but I didn't leave him trailing smoke. A bit later I was hit in the cooling system and tried to nurse my Bf-109G4 home.  After crossing friendly lines and over some particularly rough, forested mountains the DB sound system mounted forward of the firewall became very quiet so I glided down as low as I dared and bailed.  

 

I write all this to show the varied, exciting, unpredictable fun missions we fly.   On our next campaign we fly P-39 and A-20 a/c from two intersecting runways at the same airport.  First, that eliminates the present wait for the bombers to arrive from their base in the present campaign.  Second, it can make for some interesting takeoff if fighters and bombers take off to the east where the runways meet!  Maybe take the bombers off first as they have more gas and then scramble the fighters.  It'll be fun.

 

The best part of Tangmere Pilots is the guys.

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On ‎5‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 2:43 PM, 9./JG52_Meyer said:

Ha!  Hello Girlie swots hope all is well at TP

 

Hals und beinbruch

 

 

All good - you bored with the channel yet?  Send a pm if you want to join us as a guest on a Friday night in WoL or wherever.

 

Cheers

 

von Tom

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All,

 

We are due to embark on our next campaign (Spasibo Amerika) flying the A20 or the P39 in Kuban.

We still have some places left to fill. Are you interested? If so, then get along to our recruitment office and sign up NOW!!!!!

 

You know it makes sense. We also have free KFC Bargain Buckets, just ask Tom !

Join us here:-

http://www.tangmerepilots.co.uk/

 

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On 5/31/2018 at 2:52 PM, von_Tom said:

 

 

All good - you bored with the channel yet?  Send a pm if you want to join us as a guest on a Friday night in WoL or wherever.

 

Cheers

 

von Tom

Hi Tom , no im not bored with the channel still enjoying it , however i will take you up on your guest offer

but i got to practice in this game first i got 200 hours logged since it came out what 3 years ago.

Nowhere near enough so i will give it a serious go just been arsing around really in single dog fight scenarios

for about 10 mins a sesh.

Have you lot changed your ts channel details i had one Merlin gave me but it seems to be defunct now

Hals und beinbruch

 

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On 5/30/2018 at 2:43 PM, 9./JG52_Meyer said:

Ha!  Hello Girlie swots hope all is well at TP

 

Hals und beinbruch

Girlie swots?

That can only be one person fro way back when. 😉

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4 minutes ago, 9./JG52_Meyer said:

 

 

pm'd you

 

I'll probably be online around 21:00 tonight.

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Good to hear from you again Stappers !

 

Please come and have a bash with us for old time's sake :-)

 

Bunster

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On 6/1/2018 at 11:56 AM, No145_Bunny said:

All,

 

We are due to embark on our next campaign (Spasibo Amerika) flying the A20 or the P39 in Kuban.

We still have some places left to fill. Are you interested? If so, then get along to our recruitment office and sign up NOW!!!!!

 

You know it makes sense. We also have free KFC Bargain Buckets, just ask Tom !

Join us here:-

http://www.tangmerepilots.co.uk/

 

 

The new Spasibo Amerika campaign will commence with an introduction mission this Sunday 10 June.

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Our Spasibo Amerika campaign is now into its 2nd mission, flying the P39 and A20 on the Kuban map.

 

Our last mission was flown in Sunday night, here is the Operational Briefing:-

 

07.45 - 09 August 1943

219 BAD Krasnodar-1 airfield.

BRIEFING
244 BAP:
Comrades! Recent intelligence indicates that the enemy is using two small industrial areas on the banks of Lake Vityazevskiy as rear staging areas for tanks, vehicles and storage. We need to destroy these resources. There are 2 primary targets ( 1 at Vityazevskaya - 1015-5 and 1 at Blagoveshenskaya - 0914-5) Both are primary targets and both should be destroyed. Buildings and enemy vehicles are priority. There is a single critical road running between the 2 industrial areas. Any vehicles or convoys on the road should also be considered. You will be escorted by the P39's of 298 IAP all the way to the target area and all the way back to home base. We suggest keeping to a height of less than 500m where possible. We are aware that the LW have stepped up their CAP in the area. You should also note that the enemy have recently increased the flak concentration around the airfield of Anapa and Novorossyisk. We have tried to plan your route to avoid as much of this as possible. Once your targets have been destroyed, head to home base and land.

TARGET 1
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TARGET 2
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298 IAP:
Our mission for today is to protect the Bostons of 244 BAP as they attack the industrial areas at Vityazevskaya - 1015-5 and Blagoveshenskaya - 0914-5. You are on the limit of your fuel capabilities this far into enemy lines. Fuel will be your main worry in this mission. This being the case you will be permitted to land at Gelendzhik -2 and refuel and continue your escort duties.
PLEASE NOTE that "refuel" means that you can re-spawn at Gelendzhik ONLY if you successfully land intact and safely. No point in refuelling an a/c if its damaged its propeller on landing.

You may engage any enemy vehicles or convoys seen on the main road between the 2 target areas. Priority, however, will be enemy fighters. Escort the bombers to home base and then land.

INTELLIGENCE:-
Increased flak and enemy CAP in the area will mean that the enemies defence capabilities will be strengthened.

METEOROLOGICAL REPORT:-
Heavy cloud at 700m. Winds 4-7m/s and gusty

SIGNALS:-
244 BAP – Chajka (Seagull)
298 IAP - Baklan (Gannet)
Ground control Krasnodar-1 – Akatsia (Acacia)

AIRCRAFT:-
A-20
Skin: TP Personal 244 BAP campaign skin.
Arming: Bomb load to be decided by leader, Bendix Radio, 100% Fuel
P-39
Skin: TP Personal 298 IAP campaign skin
Arming: Bendix Radio, 100% Fuel

MISSION SUCCESS:
244 BAP - 1 MP for each target area destroyed
298 IAP - 1 MP if over 1/2 the bomber force return safely to home base

Re-spawns will only be allowed for 298 IAP when landing at Gelendzhik -2 inact and safely. Other Re-spawns only allowed for technical reasons.

Want to join us ? Space still available. We fly Tuesday, Friday and Sunday nights (Sunday is our Official Operation night)

 

Sign up here:-

http://www.tangmerepilots.co.uk/

 

Bunster

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All

 

Tangmere tends to only accept applications from chaps based in Europe.  We hold great affection for our American and other far-flung cousins but have found that apart from the very rare exception that the time difference makes participation too difficult.

 

Carry on

 

Tom

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I put an app in even if I dont make the cut I wanna say you have an amazing website. I was very impressed with it.

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We've had several new fellows apply.  They had lots of flight sim experience (I had none, just RL flying) and seem to breeze through the four OTU flights.  

 

My favorite thing about Tangmere Pilots is the people but second is the wealth of experience and willingness to teach.  The teamwork developed between these guys over the years is fun to behold.  

 

There's a fighter squadron and a bomber squadron (OK, technically Soviet 'regiments' in this campaign).  You can switch between the two at certain designated intervals but I stay with fighters.

 

That said, mission designers occasionally put us all in Me-110s or each regiment all in P-39s with a single A-20 to photo recon a couple airfields or a special summer break STOL A-20B mission to a super-short bomb-damaged airfield.  On practice nights we often fly our campaign a/c for a while then jump into anything from Ratas to 190s to 110s to Spits for dogfights or old missions or go onto Wings of Liberty or Finnish Air War or Total Air War.

 

Now might be a good time to apply as we are on summer holiday.  If the OTU instructors are available you might be mission ready by the time we resume normal operations.  We have four more P-39/A-20 missions and then (if we follow precedent) we will fly Axis aircraft for the next campaign.  The last three campaigns involved the Battle of Kuban using Spitfire V and IL2 1943 and then 109s and 88s before our present P-39s and A-20s.  Before those were campaigns based on Battles of Moscow and Stalingrad and many, many before that in the era before IL2 Battle of Stalingrad.

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On 8/3/2018 at 10:54 PM, Gamington said:

I put an app in even if I dont make the cut I wanna say you have an amazing website. I was very impressed with it.

Well thank you, I am glad you like it 🤩

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SLAG asked [in another thread] “…(H)ow sim squadrons operate.  … does your squadron concentrate on 1-2 planes, or … fly everything and anything….?  [How was] the squadron … originally conceived?"

 

Tangmere Pilots operate in the spirit of The Few who flew from Tangmere in the Battle of Britain.  The online squadron’s advanced through IL2, IL21946, and Cliffs of Dover, to the new IL2 series.  Our present campaign has a few more weeks flying P-39s and A-20s in the Kuban.  Our last campaign was Bf109G and Ju-88s in Kuban for 16 weeks defending the Goth’s Head Line.  Next we’ll go back in time to Moscow and 109E’s and 110s and perhaps Ju-88s. 

 

We alternate sides on each campaign.  After the IL2 Western Front campaign is released we’ll go there for a while.

We divide naturally into dashing, heroic fighter types and intelligent, reasonable bomber pilots, about a dozen each and we’re gaining members.  You select your type at campaign start.  It’s been said there’s opportunity to change at mid-campaign but I’ve not seen it. 

 

We learn our specific aircraft thoroughly and practice up on training nights before beginning new campaigns.  Sunday night at eight o’clock p.m. is mission brief and then we fly our (amazing) missions.  Sunday attendance is mandatory. I never cease to wonder at the mission designer’s creativity.  I’m continually surprised by the cool wrinkles and hair-raising surprises.   

 

Squadron members are a delight to fly with.  Their teamwork’s developed over the years and they never hesitate to help a new guy.  On Sundays we try for radio discipline.  Tuesday and Friday night “training” often starts with mission-related flying like taking 109E models into a public server to practice for the next campaign but after a while we might fly on a public server in Spits or 190s or 110s or dogfight each other in our practice server over Kuban.  On training nights we might get a wild hair and fly I-16’s or whatever but it’s just for fun and if someone doesn’t own an aircraft they substitute.

 

The flying is fun but the rich, generous, funny personalities are even more appealing.  These guys evoke the camaraderie of The Few who lounged around Tangmere in August and September, 1940 waiting for a scramble.  I served as an infantry officer and as a military pilot and these guys would have fit right into my squadron. 

 

If this sounds appealing, check out our website.  We’re nearing the end of our summer break which allowed some new pilots to get through their training flights quickly.  Contact us and join us in the sky.

 

Sparky

flight sergeant, Press Officer

Tangmere Pilots

Tangmere Pilots website

 

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On 7/9/2018 at 4:15 AM, von_Tom said:

Tangmere tends to only accept applications from chaps based in Europe.  We hold great affection for our American and other far-flung cousins but have found that apart from the very rare exception that the time difference makes participation too difficult.

 

Unfortunately, this.  I would love to join you guys - you have nearly everything I'm looking for in an online squadron; many Co-op campaigns, lots of active pilots, etc.  But unfortunately I'm US Central time zone and your flight times happen in the middle of my work afternoon.  :(

 

Are there different flights / Co-op campaigns scheduled for different times / days by chance?

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Unfortunately mate even our midweek fun flights and re-flies of missions tend to be at around the same time GMT. We have a number of members who reside in British time +1 and +2  that mean that we would find it very difficult to accommodate both ends of the scale. We often fly on a training server starting at around 8pm UK time and then  move across to one of the public servers or our own Ops server come around 9pm. For further info please feel free to PM or email one of our responsible adults :)

 

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On ‎8‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 6:00 PM, cerebus06 said:

 

Unfortunately, this.  I would love to join you guys - you have nearly everything I'm looking for in an online squadron; many Co-op campaigns, lots of active pilots, etc.  But unfortunately I'm US Central time zone and your flight times happen in the middle of my work afternoon.  :(

 

Are there different flights / Co-op campaigns scheduled for different times / days by chance?

 

 

As Silk says, no other times.  It is a real shame but we have found historically that only those who have the luxury of time to join midweek tend to stay.  Others start with the best intentions but then life gets in the way especially when it is lunch time or afternoon and being out in the sun is more fun than being a virtual pilot.  That or you get OberKommandaderWife stamping on your genitals.

 

von Tom

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Tangmere Pilots stand down for a couple months every summer for holiday and family fun.  Thanks to Merlin and Silk’s overtime efforts in training and mission hosting/design the OTU (Operational Training Flights) proceeded with several new pilots completing their qualification and joining the ready roster for resumption of regular operations this Sunday, September 9th.

 

Over the summer break many of us flew on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays and it was fun to try unique missions.  Bunny designed another Vicious Carrot adventure where everyone (fighter jocks and bomber boys) took A-20s and flew cargo into a crater-shortened (very short!) runway to supply the troops, then turned about and made an opposite direction takeoff. Then we flew to bomb German destroyers, danced around the flak, and flew out across a beautiful, lake-strewn afternoon landscape with anxious eyes on our fuel guages.  Some reached the refueling airfield on fumes whilst others found the smoothest looking scrub for an off-field landing when fuel ran out.  

 

Those who’d lost their A-20 spawned La-5FNs at the refueling field and flew cover for the bombers trip home.  The Bf-109’s we fought in the deepening twilight were darned difficult to see against the dark landscape below.  As we fenced in the murk, the bombers touched down safe at home and we soon followed them in.  Another great Vicious Carrot Production, Bunny!

 

On Tuesday we jumped into the Knights of the Air public server, attacking the Soviet fleet with FW-190A5 Jabos and tangling with the Spitfires protecting the fleet. Great fun and kudos to the Spit pilots.  That’s my favorite flying, air combat with squadron buddies coordinating defense and attacks with radio calls, “Sparky, break!” or “You’re tail’s clear.  Take him.” Or, “Turn right and pull that 109 in front of me.”

 

Last Sunday, Andy gave us his first mission design, a non-combat combination navigation exercise, puzzle solving game, and air race.  In Me-110s pilots and observer/navigators flew to a series of waypoints identified by clues (some simple, some less-so) and photograph them from close range.  Timed from engine start to engine shutdown, faster completion of the course added points to your score so we didn’t waste lots of time circling to see if another object fit the clue better.  Take the picture and run. 

 

It was great fun.  Good show, Andy.  We’ll probably do a similar mission at Christmas or some other weekend when we don’t have an official mission.

 

To ready for squadron regular operations resuming Sunday, September 9th we flew P-39s on our own server this week.  Our P-39/A-20 campaign has four more weeks and the 39 has interesting handling qualities.  After four weeks everyone will be in Bf-109Es for the 1941 drive on Moscow.   I can’t wait to see more than two dozen fighters in formation!

 

Sparky
F/Sgt, Press Officer
Tangmere Pilots
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Tangmere Pilots Website

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I will be preparing the mission getting us back to ops on the 9th. I will post details after we fly it. Generally I try to throw a surprise or two in.

 

Stay tuned.

The mission from last Sunday a long mission for the A20's while the fighters were kept busy with a few twists thrown in for added mayhem

 

18.00 – 18th Aug 1943
219 BAD Krasnodar-1 airfield.
BRIEFING:-
244 BAP:
Comrades our mission today is to conduct a long-range raid on the III./JG52 base at Taman’ (0810-9) and the supplementary airfield at Zaporozhskaya (0612-8). Follow the waypoints at medium altitude (above 2,000m) and level bomb the airfields. Target buildings and revetments. 298 IAP will be on hand to escort part way out and back as they have their own objective.
Low level bombing at the discretion of the Bomber Commander due to hellish AAA avoid being ‘Anapized’. “bon appetito”
298 IAP:
2 elements to the mission. 
1. Escort 244 BAP to the waypoint then commence Armed Reconnaissance to the patrol area marked on the map. [Ref 0918]. Priority targets are to destroy any fuel dumps using bombs then seek and destroy any transportation.
2. Re-Fuel/Re-Arm at Slavyanskaya (0721/0722). Follow standard protocol land in a good condition or you will be sent to the political officer to discuss the issue and miss the next leg. Rv with bombers in good time over the lake near Kurchanskaya (0717-5) and escort back to Krasnodar
INTELLIGENCE:-
P39’s note: Make good use of your bombs to destroy Fuel dumps as a priority
METEOROLOGICAL REPORT:-
Light cloud at 1000m. Winds 3m/s from the South West.
SIGNALS:-
244 BAP – Chajka (Seagull)
298 IAP - Baklan (Gannet)
Ground control – Akatsia (Acacia)
AIRCRAFT:-
A-20
Skin: TP Personal 244 BAP campaign skin.
Arming: 20x FAB100, Bendix Radio, 100% Fuel
P-39
Skin: TP Personal 298 IAP campaign skin
Arming: Bendix Radio, 100% Fuel 1 * 250kg bomb and extra ammo

MISSION SUCCESS:
P39’s 2 MP for destruction of sufficient fuel dumps
A20’s 2 MP for causing significant damage to airfield infrastructure
1 MP if 50% of both 219 BAD and 244 BAP reach Krasnodar and land in good condition
2 secret hidden MP available

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Announcing our next campaign - Unternehmen Taifun

 

Unternehmen Taifun - Operation Typhoon - was the German plan to push East through the Soviet Union and capture Moscow in the Autumn of 1941.

 

This campaign will mainly follow the exploits of II.Schalchtgruppe/Lehrgeschwader 2 flying in Bf 109 E-7s as they moved back and forth across the battle space but will also take in some action with II./ZG26 in their Bf-110 E-2s.

 

The campaign will be flown over the same period in 2018 as it took place in 1941 and I hope to provide a sample action from each week wherever possible for our Sunday Ops schedule.

 

Further details are available on the Tangmere Pilots website in the Operations Room for members and recruits.

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Two full squadrons, twenty four or so fighters in formation will be impressive. 

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Spasibo Amerika campaign has now ended and Unternehmen Taifun campaign is about to commence this Sunday 7th October.

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We began our new campaign, switching sides and flying Bf-109E7 Jabos in proper squadron livery in autumn 1941's Operation Typhoon.  We'll also fly Bf-110's at some point.   Eighteen 109s flew out, patrolled for trains and ships, bombed and shot them up, engaged Soviet IL2s and fighters and returned home with three KIA.  I learned the new explosion effect is spectacular when you destroy a fuel tanker railroad car but the vertical fireball also took out my 109.  

 

One of our pilots took seriously Air-Vice Marshall J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson, RAF's dictum to "Use speed.  Get close.  Get closer and make every bullet count."

 

 

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Just some of the things our recent new pilots have said about us :-

 

"I got free beer"

"the best sex I have ever had"

"I learned how to start my engine in just a few short weeks"

"best to avoid Hatter"

"who knew you could do that in an A20 !"

Tangmere Pilots. Never taking ourselves too seriously, unless we have an aircraft in our sights....

Sometimes it's even an enemy aircraft.....

Don't miss out....

Join the coolest outfit in the virtual world. It's the most fun you can have for free.....

Bunster

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On 9/2/2018 at 11:15 PM, von_Tom said:

 you get OberKommandaderWife stamping on your genitals.

 

11 minutes ago, No145_Bunny said:

"the best sex I have ever had"

 

Does the latter take place before or after the former?  I have to ask as I can certainly remember the former but can't quite place the latter.....:(

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We still have space for new and experienced pilots. Come and see what we are about.

We are currently flying 109E7s in a jabo campaign. 

Bunster

 

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One thing I can say is that, as long as scheduling permits your participation, where you live is largely not an issue - as my above posts suggest I'm U.S., but being able to make the Tuesday flights and the Sunday campaign flights allowed me to get into TP... and it's been great.  Awesome bunch of fellows, and combined with a lot of real talent in the mission design department it makes for some interesting and fun flying.

 

Our last Operation Typhoon mission had us flying 110's deep into enemy territory to attack two bridges and a Russian airfield.  Our initial strike nearly destroyed everything in just a couple minutes, after which we were jumped by incoming I16s which developed into a furball low over the airfield.  The action was furious enough that 2 of us collided attacking an enemy plane.  Some of us scattered as a result of the combat... half heading east to land at a German field near Kalinin, one ditching in enemy territory, one landing at a German field out of gas (me - my engines sputtered and stopped pretty much just as I came to rest at the edge of the runway), and two others chased by MiGs which they managed to evade, landing safely soon after.

 

Great fun - if this interests you, then by all means check us out!

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We are soon to embark on a new campaign (after Christmas) flying Migs and I16 for the VVS. You have a chance to start the OTU (Operation Training Unit) assessment flights (4 of them) now and be ready to fly on Ops for when the new campaign starts !! Join us now !!

 

Did I mention the free sex and beer ?

 

You know it makes sense.......

 

Bunster

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Join now, get through OTU training flights and this next campaign (Operation Typhoon, 1941, flying Soviet fighters, perhaps beginning with the Soviet counter-attack) and you'll be old hands by the time our Bodenplatte Campaign begins. 

 

Our mission designers have researched this all this year awaiting release of the Bodenplatte aircraft and map.  I'm not sure if we'll shift between Axis and Allied or switch German aircraft to simulate individual raids but I know from hints dropped along the way that there are very special ideas being considered.

 

The timing means I go online around 2pm Central time US to putz around the sky with some of the guys until the required 3pm brief for Sunday operations and the same for the non-required Tuesday and Friday practice flying.  It's a bit like being in a 1940 British fighter squadron with the banter and the flying without the wet wool and 20mm cannon shells putting off your weekend plans.

Edited by TP_Sparky

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