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Really glad the Canadian squadrons present are going to be represented. 126 Wing had a pretty big impact. Plus, first jet job downed by the 2nd TAF, so it'll be nice to recreate that ;)

 

Great work, IL-2 Team!

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2 hours ago, HBPencil said:

Good to see Article XV will be included, I hope 485 and 486 RNZAF will be among them?

 

Yes

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Knowing the amount of research and actual gfx work for a project like this ('cause I made most of the german emblems in CloD) all I can say is Kudos, Spektre! 🤘

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3 hours ago, csThor said:

Knowing the amount of research and actual gfx work for a project like this ('cause I made most of the german emblems in CloD) all I can say is Kudos, Spektre! 🤘

 

 

Thanks, I completed No.122 Wing's emblems just now. And also No.33 and No.74 SQN's. 74's looks awesome! Plus the motto is cool too "I Fear No Man".

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18 minutes ago, 429FS_SPEKTRE76 said:

 

 

Thanks, I completed No.122 Wing's emblems just now. And also No.33 and No.74 SQN's. 74's looks awesome! Plus the motto is cool too "I Fear No Man".

 

Awesome.

74 has a great lineage; McCudden, Ira Jones, Caldwell among others

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10 hours ago, Blooddawn1942 said:

I sense somebody just saw Bohemian Rhapsody these days. 😎👍

 

Sorry to disappoint you :)

 

My favourite version of Bohemian Rhapsody is that police-tape of that drunk dude in the backseat anyway ^^

35 minutes ago, 429FS_SPEKTRE76 said:

Thanks, I completed No.122 Wing's emblems just now. And also No.33 and No.74 SQN's. 74's looks awesome! Plus the motto is cool too "I Fear No Man".

 

Guess the backside of that emblem/ patch would say "...but my wife" :P

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Wondering if you'll be adding in the 334, 335. and 336th Fighter Squadrons. Originally the 3 Eagle Squadrons they went on to claim many victories and firsts, most notable the first to penetrate Germany, escort bombers to Berlin, and first to shoot down a jet fighter. They claimed 1,016 enemy aircraft, more than any other unit of the 8th Air Force.

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I can’t reveal anything that you haven’t already seen I don’t think. I’ll let Black Six or Jason answer this question. 

 

 

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Hi All,

 

Question, will the RNZAF squadron 485 be included in Bodenplatte? Which played a part at Maldegem.

 

Cheers

 

O_Smiladon 

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1 minute ago, O_Smiladon said:

Hi All,

 

Question, will the RNZAF squadron 485 be included in Bodenplatte? Which played a part at Maldegem.

 

Cheers

 

O_Smiladon 

 

Answered up above already.

1 hour ago, Antares789 said:

Wondering if you'll be adding in the 334, 335. and 336th Fighter Squadrons. Originally the 3 Eagle Squadrons they went on to claim many victories and firsts, most notable the first to penetrate Germany, escort bombers to Berlin, and first to shoot down a jet fighter. They claimed 1,016 enemy aircraft, more than any other unit of the 8th Air Force.

 

No. They were never on the Continent.

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3 hours ago, LukeFF said:

 

Answered up above already.

 

No. They were never on the Continent.

 

Thanks, Luke had my man eyes on lol.   Awesome a bit of Kiwi Represent!!!! 

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Any reason the Polish squadrons have French colours on them ? I did a little research but couldn't find an answer

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On 11/16/2018 at 4:25 PM, Finkeren said:

That 365th squadron insignia... The pun, it hurts!

 

Compare the 365th Thunderbolt patch pictured in Spektre's wonderful display (thanks!) with the present squadron's new patch.  They changed after the war to the National Guard's 163rd Fighter Squadron and used a long succession of a/c from P-51's through F-16's but in 2010 they resumed flying the Thunderbolt [II].

 

Okay, the they fly the Warthog, but I use the never used official name in reference to the original and present patch which you'll notice is based on the original Bolt design.

 

163rd_Fighter_Squadron_emblem.jpg.900255e771d63780f661eafcaf8980e1.jpg

 

 

 

365th_Fighter_Squadron_-_World_War_II_-_Emblem.png

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32 minutes ago, poy said:

Any reason the Polish squadrons have French colours on them ? I did a little research but couldn't find an answer

 

I believe that is supposed to be the tail color insignia found on the RAF birds as it is flying in that direction. I'm pretty on the other side of the bird the colors are reversed from what you see in my emblem. Meaning if the arrow was reversed, the colors would be red / white / blue instead of what you see now.

 

300px-Ray_Flying_Legends_2005-1.jpg

 

 

10 minutes ago, TP_Sparky said:

 

Compare the 365th Thunderbolt patch pictured in Spektre's wonderful display (thanks!) with the present squadron's new patch.  They changed after the war to the National Guard's 163rd Fighter Squadron and used a long succession of a/c from P-51's through F-16's but in 2010 they resumed flying the Thunderbolt [II].

 

Okay, the they fly the Warthog, but I use the never used official name in reference to the original and present patch which you'll notice is based on the original Bolt design.

 

 

 

Compare the 365th Thunderbolt patch pictured in Spektre's wonderful display (thanks!) with the present squadron's new patch.  They changed after the war to the National Guard's 163rd Fighter Squadron and used a long succession of a/c from P-51's through F-16's but in 2010 they resumed flying the Thunderbolt [II].

 

Okay, the they fly the Warthog, but I use the never used official name in reference to the original and present patch which you'll notice is based on the original Bolt design.

 

163rd_Fighter_Squadron_emblem.jpg.900255e771d63780f661eafcaf8980e1.jpg

 

Compare the 365th Thunderbolt patch pictured in Spektre's wonderful display (thanks!) with the present squadron's new patch.  They changed after the war to the National Guard's 163rd Fighter Squadron and used a long succession of a/c from P-51's through F-16's but in 2010 they resumed flying the Thunderbolt [II].

 

Okay, the they fly the Warthog, but I use the never used official name in reference to the original and present patch which you'll notice is based on the original Bolt design.

 

 

The Warthog is my country's middle finger to all nations that puff their chests out. 🤣

 

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7 hours ago, Tyberan said:

What RAAF sqns were there during bodenplatte? 

 

There were not any there, though 453 Squadron will be on the map for a while before that time.

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11 minutes ago, 429FS_SPEKTRE76 said:

The Warthog is my country's middle finger to all nations that puff their chests out. 🤣

 

 

Amen, brother.  The Warthog is the best all-around airborne ground-attack system in world history.  Nothing else comes close.  Lower speed and higher loiter time like the SPADS of Vietnam for supporting front-line infantry.  Night vision and precision weapons capability.  Good for low-intensity anti-insurgency or high-intensity anti-massed armor.  No pretense.  No BS.  It just gets the job done at 110%.  They oughta take every general that tries to replace them with F-35's out and make them burn crap barrels for fifteen years.

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54 minutes ago, LukeFF said:

 

There were not any there, though 453 Squadron will be on the map for a while before that time.

Cool thanks, looks like it moved back to the UK at the time.

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25 minutes ago, Tyberan said:

Cool thanks, looks like it moved back to the UK at the time.

You'll be able to fly with No. 453 Squadron RAAF from Sep 17 till Sep 29, 1944.

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Excellent artwork SPEKTRE76, really appreciated, looking forward to seeing it in game.:cool:

 

 

Wishing you all the very best, Pete.:biggrin:

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5 hours ago, poy said:

Any reason the Polish squadrons have French colours on them ? I did a little research but couldn't find an answer

 

A combat history tribute. When the 302nd was created in UK, it was mostly based on flight and ground personnel who managed to get out of falling France, after fighting as 1/45 Fighter Squadron over there. Hence the number and colours.

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2 minutes ago, Art-J said:

 

When the 302nd was created in UK, it was mostly based on flight and grond personnel who managed to get out of falling France, after fighting as 1/45 fighter squadron over there. Hence the number and colours.

 

Interesting, well I guess it's only fair to recognise every part of a squadron, from the pilots to the ground crews :)

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9 hours ago, Art-J said:

 

A combat history tribute. When the 302nd was created in UK, it was mostly based on flight and ground personnel who managed to get out of falling France, after fighting as 1/45 Fighter Squadron over there. Hence the number and colours.

Interesting, thanks for that. 👍
Just as an aside, not just for you but for others as well as I see this a lot, the RAF and Commonwealth airforces don't use ordinal indicators (e.g. -st, -nd etc.) so it would be called No. 302 Squadron rather than the 302nd Squadron.

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15 hours ago, Tyberan said:

Cool thanks, looks like it moved back to the UK at the time.

 

Yes, most of the RAAF fighter squadrons saw service either in North Africa / MTO or the Pacific. 453 Squadron was one of the few exceptions to this, in that they served both in the Pacific and NW Europe. In fact, they were the squadron that was supposed to provide cover for the Repulse and Prince of Wales, but a total breakdown in communications meant the two ships were left to fend for themselves. 

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Very cool collection of the Arts. Thanks Spectre!

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On 11/17/2018 at 12:46 PM, LukeFF said:

 

No Typhoon squadrons are planned - only authentic Tempest units.

 

I bought BoBP mainly for this. Always loved the Tempest esp after reading Clostermann's book. 4 x 20mm hispano should be fun. 

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Hi, we had a patch after the p47 came in yesterday for me,  was woundring what the patch in todays intailed was for  of a 138 mb, as for the p47 she sounds

mean, she looks mean, and with the payload she can be mean, great job really , as for the duh ?  i probley asked for that ,but you got your finger out and we now have her,should keep me happy for a while ty.

 

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8 hours ago, SDF_Falcon said:

Seeing that the airport (woensdrecht) is already on the map, why isn't RAF (Dutch) Squadron 322 on the list? There are some great pictures and video's of them! Would be great to see them flying in spitfires again in the Netherlands
https://www.defensie.nl/onderwerpen/vliegvelden-tijdens-de-tweede-wereldoorlog/vliegveldenoverzicht/woensdrecht/multimedia

 

Would make sense to include them. November 1944 to October 1945 Supermarine Spitfire XVIe. Switched to the continent 3rd January 1945 from Biggin Hill.

 

3 January 1945  to 21 February 1945 

RAF Woensdrecht (B.79) 
21 February 1945 to 18 April 1945 
RAF Schijndel (B.85) 

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