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Dear Pilots,

 

I am wrapping up another trip to our Moscow studio where we discussed the current successes and future challenges that face our team and IL-2 Great Battles series. As always, we have a strong team and the will to keep powering on pushing the limits of ourselves and our products. Battle of Bodenplatte is coming along nicely along with the PO-2 which we will officially rename the U-2 to be more historically correct. This cool little bi-plane is finally nearing the final stage. Matter of fact, we had a real pilot who has experience flying an actual U-2 test our FM. He really liked it and gave us some small pointers that we will incorporate into the FM...

...Before I catch my flight back to the U.S. here are some pics of the skins that will ship with the P-47 D-28 “Jug” and the updated faces of our American USAAF pilot and our WWI Entente pilots. Per your feedback we have made them look younger. Quite a rugged, good looking fellow custom fit for the part.

 

Full news - here is the full text and visual materials.

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You've got a day one order from me for that there U-2!

 

The new pilot models look fantastic too! Will we eventually see pilot and gunner models for BoS/BoM modeled with the same detail?

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Not the first one again!!! :crazy:

 

The P47 is going to be something. The nose art is coming too, I wish at some point it could be made in decals  to put it as an additional part of the plane.

Great job devs!

Will the U2 come in the same patch or a bit later?

 

Without offending the P40 (which bravely held the line), finally, the Americans are entering the virtual war! :drinks:

Thanks

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Looking forward to the "Nähmaschine" (sewing machine)! And the P-47 and all the other great stuff!:drinks:

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1 minute ago, sevenless said:

I love it!

 

 

Jug_11_Skull.jpg.d1485b32324e4ba5ac6454823f65d494.jpg

 

 

OK, OK, OK . . . . I think I'm finally excited about the P-47

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5 minutes ago, catchthefoxes said:

OMG!! THE TESTERS WILL BE SOME LUCKY BASTARDS !!😧

 

Yes 😊 Thunderbolt is darling 😍

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2 minutes ago, Tony_Kito said:

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My wishes for a Brazilian P-47 have come true.

I can safely say I'm a bit closer to heaven now :, )

 

 

We need the Mexican skin as well. :)

 

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I’m loving the new fidelity of pilot models that keep coming out! We need an update of current ones too :) 

 

 

Fun fun keep it up devs!

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super awesome, the aluminum panels look amazing

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Awesome update. I think the American fighter pilot looks much more American. And love to see the P47 jockey wearing a mask!

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8 minutes ago, Tony_Kito said:

Jug_10_Brazil.jpg.db110a03d9712ef3b79c69025673860b.jpg

 

My wishes for a Brazilian P-47 have come true.

I can safely say I'm a bit closer to heaven now :, )

Senta a púa!

:salute:

 

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The P-47 wasn't something that I'm particularly looking forward to, but doesn't she look a beast! May have to give her a thorough going-over after all! Cheers.

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4 minutes ago, smink1701 said:

Awesome update. I think the American fighter pilot looks much more American. And love to see the P47 jockey wearing a mask!

 

Pretty sure we've already showed the mask and goggles.

 

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Jason

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Great update, now when can we fly her? I don't know how much longer I can wait.

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2 minutes ago, smink1701 said:

Yes, but haven’t seen in cockpit!

 

I'm afraid you need your eyes checked Smink.

 

Jason

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Great update this week. Love the pictures, love your enthusiasm and I hope this sim will prove to be the standard for many years to come.

Have a save trip home and a great weekend for you and the dev team. My weekend is already splendid this way.

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35 minutes ago, sevenless said:

I love it!

 

 

Jug_11_Skull.jpg.d1485b32324e4ba5ac6454823f65d494.jpg

 

is that 2x1000lbs on wings and 1x500lbs underbelly or 3x500lbs ? it can take on whole airfield by it self 😄

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11 minutes ago, PainGod85 said:

Does it come with the option to retrofit the fin fillet and dive flaps?

Dive flaps were never retrofitted, the fin was though.

1 minute ago, 77.CountZero said:

 

is that 2x1000lbs on wings and 1x500lbs underbelly or 3x500lbs ? it can take on whole airfield by it self 😄

It could carry 2500lbs of bombs so maybe it's two 1000s, plus one 500. Certainly looks like it.

 

I'm really glad they went with bazooka tubes and not hvars (as far as we know) since it's more accurate.

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3 minutes ago, 77.CountZero said:

is that 2x1000lbs on wings and 1x500lbs underbelly or 3x500lbs ? it can take on whole airfield by it self 😄

 

2 x 1000 lb bombs + 1 x 500 lb bomb +  6 rockets. :) Be prepared to do some major damage with this thing. 

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3 minutes ago, 77.CountZero said:

 

is that 2x1000lbs on wings and 1x500lbs underbelly or 3x500lbs ? it can take on whole airfield by it self 😄

 

Looks like it. And it has the rocket tubes which also come in handy. Should be a lot of fun flying ground missions with the jug. Hope we get it for Halloween.

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