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Night fighters over the Kuban - Bf-110 G2 campaign


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On 3/18/2020 at 11:01 PM, DN308 said:

Ok, thank you

Yes, please

Check for NJG when selecting a skin inside BoS, these are the nightfighters like the one that's piloted by Johnen, Heget and Lent. 

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1 hour ago, DN308 said:

Honestly, I found out by myself but I was thinking about a black style paintwork.

The use of black nightfighter camo was abandoned after 1942, when it was discovered that it made the aircraft too visible on moonlit nights and against clouds.

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48 minutes ago, Maty_fr said:

Hi all!

How do you fire the flare without ripping the cannopy out? When I press the open window command nothig happens and if I open cannopy it flies off... Amazing job that campaign!

You don't have to open the canopy to fire a flare.

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1 hour ago, Maty_fr said:

How do you fire the flare without ripping the cannopy out? When I press the open window command nothig happens and if I open cannopy it flies off... Amazing job that campaign!

I think the flares were fired by the radio operator. You only select the color of the flare, you want to fire and shoot the flare pistol.

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4 hours ago, Maty_fr said:

Hi all!

How do you fire the flare without ripping the cannopy out? When I press the open window command nothig happens and if I open cannopy it flies off... Amazing job that campaign!

 

Like @Yogiflight posted, you don't. Here are the flare gun ports.

 

Seen from your gunner's POV

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Viewed from outside your 110.

 

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 I wanted to add my thanks for this campaign too.

 

 I'd just finished reading Hajo Hermann's "Eagle's Wings" so night fighting was very much at the front of my mind. Add to the fact that, despite nearly 40 years with flight sims, I've never done much night flying (At least without FLIR or NVG) and spent very little time with the 110. All told, that's made this campaign a treat on several levels.

 

 I've still got the last mission to do but overall found it challenging but fair. Had some tough times with the Night Witches who seem to have some very good tail gunners. Only mission where I blew it (though still passed) was mission 9 where I was patrolling far too low and, in an effort to gain height, burnt out an engine. Nobody to blame but myself and a valuable learning experience.

 

 Thanks again and I'll be watching out for more of your work

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6 hours ago, Karl_Marxxx said:

Quick question @Juri_JS 

 

Are the camera views locked on this campaign?  I was trying to edit together some videos from my missions but I'm not able to flip between the different views. 

Views for ground units and AI aircraft are locked. This happens automatically when the mission editor option to disable object icons is used by the mission designer. Views for the player aircraft should work.

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8 hours ago, Juri_JS said:

Views for ground units and AI aircraft are locked. This happens automatically when the mission editor option to disable object icons is used by the mission designer. Views for the player aircraft should work.

 

I'm surprised it carries over into the flight recordings.  Not having those exterior views of enemy aircraft is a downer when trying to edit together a video.  Especially so as this has been my favorite campaign by far and it feels like my videos don't do it justice.  :(

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1 hour ago, Karl_Marxxx said:

 

I'm surprised it carries over into the flight recordings.  Not having those exterior views of enemy aircraft is a downer when trying to edit together a video.  Especially so as this has been my favorite campaign by far and it feels like my videos don't do it justice.  :(

You can edit the missions if you want to make a video.

 

Here's what you have to do before you record a track:

1. Open a mission from the campaign in the mission editor.

2. Select one or more AI aircraft.

3. In the "Name" section of the "Plane Properties" menu delete the text "NOICON".

4. Save the mission.

 

Afterwards the camera views should work for the planes you have edited.

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38 minutes ago, Juri_JS said:

You can edit the missions if you want to make a video.

 

Here's what you have to do before you record a track:

1. Open a mission from the campaign in the mission editor.

2. Select one or more AI aircraft.

3. In the "Name" section of the "Plane Properties" menu delete the text "NOICON".

4. Save the mission.

 

Afterwards the camera views should work for the planes you have edited.

 

 

Outstanding!  Being able to track the aircraft was the problem, I was able to use the free cam to line up shots for ground objects.

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This is an interesting campaign; in career mode, you can fly a "night fighter" Bf110 squadron (BOK), but actually you only fly... Day missions !!! And 3 times out of four you end up going after 8 A20s escorted by 3 Yaks. It becomes a bit boring after a while. That's why I ultimately stopped playing this career after 15 missions or so. 

 

Only did one mission of this campaign so far, but I'm curious to see what's next. Good work. 

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@Juri_JSJust finished the campaign, and man was it amazing. As a night fighter fanatic I truly enjoyed Night Fighter Over the Kuban. I only play multiplayer as single player is too boring for me, but this campaign was the only mission/campaign that I've truly enjoyed. I was wondering, as I am an 99% allied player, and with Normandy coming, do you plan on making a Mosquito Campaign. I know you've talked about one for the Me410, but what about the Mosquito?

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1 hour ago, SBD_Midway said:

 I know you've talked about one for the Me410, but what about the Mosquito?

 

I’ve got you covered.

 

Juri - this campaign is on my short list when I get back to flying once again. 

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Wow, just finished third mission and I haven't been this immersed in games for a long time! Stalking enemy bombers in darkness and waiting for the searchlights to light up, definitely scratched that night fighter itch I had. I hope some day we'll get proper radars implemented to the game. Such tools could bring much variety to the missions.

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04.01.2019 в 16:55, Juri_JS сказал:

I am proud to present the first night fighter campaign for Il-2 Sturmovik Great Battles. In 10 missions you can fly the Bf-110G2 as pilot of 10.(NJ)/ZG1 during April to June 1943.

 
Thanks for the campaign! A delightful experience.😎 And also thanks for the idea that you can play with the 0.8 gamma. So much more like night.
 
 
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