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Developer Diary, Part 196 - Discussion

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1 hour ago, IAmNotARobot said:
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Hello everyone!

Our Early Access program for Bodenplatte begun recently with its first two aircraft having become available - the Bf-109 G-14 and Spitfire Mk.IXe. They both have unique features – the G-14 has a water-methanol mixture injection system MW 50, and for the Spit has an optional G.G.S Mk. IID gyro gunsight.

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To mix the nice visuals in the hard science of the today's blog, here are the first in-game shots of the two new planes.

First of them is German fighter/attack plane Fw 190 A-8/F-8 which is part of Bodenplatte planeset.

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The second aircraft is in development and will be ready this Autumn - Po-2VS Collector Plane,

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Full news - here is a full text and visual materials

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Wooowwwww!!  Thanks a lot for your so splendid  work.

 

I am in love with the Po-2 😍

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Damn that’s one extensive write-up about the gyro sight, impressive amount of research you guys have done. 

 

The A8/F8 looks great, can’t wait to unleash its fury on unsuspecting ground targets.

 

But the real star of the show is gonna be that Po-2. Damn does it look nice fully skinned and flying in the sim. Hope you will get to expand the array of available missions in career before she arrives.

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That Po-2 is a real show stealer. Those 3rd party guys have done an outstanding job. I look forward to their Li-2 and whatever else they may bring.

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This makes me hope even more that we'll get the EZ-42 for the 190 D-9. #GermanyCanIntoGyro

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Excellent write up and research regarding the gyro site!   It’s amazing that you guys have tried to model functionality in game  same as the real thing, you’d think it would just be a 3D model then some code to make it work... outstanding!

 

as for the po-2,  I can’t wait to see how the bi-planes will fly in this sim.... and even so, it will be nice for some cross country flying....  be cool for post battle recon missions.... and whew, loving that naked radial :)

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Out of curiosity, for the third party developers, will this potentially be expanded to allow for more developers to do the same (a bit like DCS) if all goes well or are you just planning for only the current ones to do their PO-2 and Li-2? 

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Ah, the Po-2. A slow bi-plane to easily be shot out of the sky in. Sounds like fun. Perhaps useful as a preview of the upcoming Flying Circus module planes.

 

Personally, my eyes glazed over after reading all of the gyro information. Still, the developers seem to be doing their homework. 🙂

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And another very informative DD - thank you Devs! :pioneer:

 

I was surprised about the WGr. 21 being included the first time I saw the G-14, made me hope for the Panzerblitz - and there they are, Panzerblitz I!!! :yahoo:
The U-2/Po-2 again looks very promising. Just out of sheer curiosity, might you guys want to explain why you decided to go with Po-2 instead of U-2? In my opinion U-2 would be more accurate, but you surely put a lot of thought into it.

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Il-2 team is supplying us every week with fantastic news !!!!! Thanks IL-2 Team :) 

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Modeling of the new systems, the most important thing, is fantasic!

Having both MW50 and Gyro gunsight so realistically modeled in first two planes - you could say the most similar to previous planes - is a blast!

I can't wait what future will bring. The work of the team is just great. Thanks.

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Such a nice write up about the gyros, I have enjoyed it a lot!

That A8 is looking nice and I am going to get that Po-2

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Epic DD I would never have known the detail of the gyro simulation with out this thread. I would have just assumed it was modeled similarly to the arcade aim assistance. 

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Wonderful work guys 

thanks to you and also to the third party developers 

 

can’t wait for the Fw-190 A-8 

 

not very interested in the po-2 but i’ll definitely give it a try 

 

 

guys your enthusiasm is amazing 

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When will they optimise the game so we don’t have to run 4K ticked etc ? 

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Very interesting DD, even if I will have to read it again very slowly. I understood how it computes range easily enough, but always wondered how the thing could compute deflection.

 

Very much looking forwards to see how a biplane reacts to the BoX environment.      

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Noice, A8 and little Po.

 

Wonder if there will be a Night Witch campaign one can fly in the Po ))  Coffee and cat included.

 

The fidelity you guys are going into for systems like the gyro sights is wonderful.  Amazing the tech they had developed at the time given the state of computing.  And I thought Battle Ship targeting computers of that era were pretty impressive ))

 

Anyway, I'm just smarting from a intense bomber intercept in the Kuban where my wingman and I intercepted 9 A20's with Lagg 3 escort and then got in a tangle with Il2's with their P39L escorts and who knows where they came from but we also had Yak 7's in the mix.  I think there were 6 109's up against all that, it was intense.  4 A20's down and wouding of a Yak 7, low on ammo with VVS all around, I ran for the clouds and zig zagged my way through the clouds till I was sure my 6 was clear and no sign of VVS.  Then RTB where I met up with my wingman who was on approach as I arrived.

 

This sim just keeps on getting better and better.  Thanks Devs. 😊

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3 часа назад, 6./ZG26_Asgar сказал:

This makes me hope even more that we'll get the EZ-42 for the 190 D-9. #GermanyCanIntoGyro

 

Yes, you will

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That FW is simply amazing, cannot wait to fly it. I also love how much effort you guys are putting into this sim.

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The Po-2 doesn't do much for me either. Given its contemporaries it just isn't an attractive airframe to me. I'll give it a ride probably to sight see with. The model is impressive looking non the less.  More planes in this sim are always welcome additions.

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5 minutes ago, -=PHX=-SuperEtendard said:

Will the Fw 190 F-8 modification come with the blown type canopy?

Dora model we saw has blown type canopy so possibly F8 also.

 

If other new systems like turbochargers or jet engines will be as realistic and in depth as the gyro it will be a haven.

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50 minutes ago, IAmNotARobot said:

 

Yes, you will

RAF definitely need 150 grade fuel if this is the case...

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Again amazing work!

 

Love the models of the 190 and the Po-2. And the 4k textures really show on that plane! I was not very interested in it before but now I'm really getting the likes of it..

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