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Lancaster model and references

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Hello, 

 

I was once a dev on the original IL-2, I built the Pe-2 cockpit. After that I built a Lancaster MK. III in regular and dambuster config to IL-2FB spec. 

 

It's currently up on TurboSquid, but I'm happy to provide the model for free, and include the references I gathered from visiting the MK. X in Ottawa to the dev team. At least the textures will surely need an update to modern spec, and it needs LODs and a damage model, but if it helps move IL2 forward I can help do that too. 

 

Here is the TS listing 

https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/lancaster-iii-3d-model/513311

 

I also have a fully built radioman cabin for the Pe-2 that was never used in IL2FB. The gameplay value is.. Limited, but it's an interesting space. Would love to see it implemented. 

 

Happy to discuss, if there is interest. 

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8 hours ago, Loki_v2 said:

Hello, 

 

I was once a dev on the original IL-2, I built the Pe-2 cockpit. After that I built a Lancaster MK. III in regular and dambuster config to IL-2FB spec. 

 

It's currently up on TurboSquid, but I'm happy to provide the model for free, and include the references I gathered from visiting the MK. X in Ottawa to the dev team. At least the textures will surely need an update to modern spec, and it needs LODs and a damage model, but if it helps move IL2 forward I can help do that too. 

 

Here is the TS listing 

https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/lancaster-iii-3d-model/513311

 

I also have a fully built radioman cabin for the Pe-2 that was never used in IL2FB. The gameplay value is.. Limited, but it's an interesting space. Would love to see it implemented. 

 

Happy to discuss, if there is interest. 

That's music to my ears.  Salute.

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9 hours ago, Loki_v2 said:

Hello, 

 

I was once a dev on the original IL-2, I built the Pe-2 cockpit. After that I built a Lancaster MK. III in regular and dambuster config to IL-2FB spec. 

 

It's currently up on TurboSquid, but I'm happy to provide the model for free, and include the references I gathered from visiting the MK. X in Ottawa to the dev team. At least the textures will surely need an update to modern spec, and it needs LODs and a damage model, but if it helps move IL2 forward I can help do that too. 

 

Here is the TS listing 

https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/lancaster-iii-3d-model/513311

 

I also have a fully built radioman cabin for the Pe-2 that was never used in IL2FB. The gameplay value is.. Limited, but it's an interesting space. Would love to see it implemented. 

 

Happy to discuss, if there is interest. 

 

I live 20 minutes away from the Canadian Aviation & Space Museum in Ottawa. If ever this works out and any one needs someone close to scan more documents or materials just PM me, I would be more than happy to help. 

 

Cheers😃

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I would definitely love to see what can be expanded upon or improved from this proposal.

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Loki, you should send Jason a PM. I am not sure the devs still read this forum section regularly.

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It would be better if its late B-17 model, didnt brits bomb only at night late in war, but even as AI only it would be good to have one 4 engine bomber.

Only 3 gunner position also look like it would not be more demanding for game then B-25 that is coming with BoBp as AI only.

 

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@Loki_v2 although it has been stated many times that 4 Engine aircraft are not possible at this time with current game engine limitations - it really would be fantastic to have a Lancaster in the game at some point. A B-17 would be icing on the cake. I just wanted to say, as no-one important, just another average player type of guy - your offer of help is inspirational.

 

Thanks Buddy!

Kind Regards,

MDS1 

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34 minutes ago, 77.CountZero said:

It would be better if its late B-17 model, didnt brits bomb only at night late in war, but even as AI only it would be good to have one 4 engine bomber.

Only 3 gunner position also look like it would not be more demanding for game then B-25 that is coming with BoBp as AI only.

 

Other than a few rare daylight ops, my understanding is that British strategic bomber doctrine throughout the entire war was night time bombing. In a few special circumstances they conducted daylight raids, most commonly during the cross-channel raids in 41 to 42, conducted with light and medium bombers and fighter escort and occasionally during the Normandy campaign when air superiority was assured. 

 

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2 hours ago, RedKestrel said:

Other than a few rare daylight ops, my understanding is that British strategic bomber doctrine throughout the entire war was night time bombing. In a few special circumstances they conducted daylight raids, most commonly during the cross-channel raids in 41 to 42, conducted with light and medium bombers and fighter escort and occasionally during the Normandy campaign when air superiority was assured. 

 

It's not a well known fact, but from late August 1944 to late April 1945 Bomber Command carried out a daylight bombing campaign with over 150 raids. The Lancaster was the most used aircraft type in these raids.

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3 minutes ago, Juri_JS said:

It's not a well known fact, but from late August 1944 to late April 1945 Bomber Command carried out a daylight bombing campaign with over 150 raids. The Lancaster was the most used aircraft type in these raids.

I stand corrected then! 

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Then they can go full steam ahead and make it AI only for start, and 262s have something to crash into at max speed 😄

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34 minutes ago, 8./JG5_seaflanker819 said:

So Jason just think this model is unqualified and refuse to use it?

 

It's been explained 10 thousand times why they aren't building 4-engined bombers. 

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