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Hello all,

 

I've got a fun question for you today: If you could have any propeller aircraft added to IL-2 real or fictional what aircraft would you pick? 

 

Alternative question: If you could take any propeller aircraft that made it past the prototype stages and make any kind of somewhat possible modifications to it, what would you do?

 

My answers: 

A) The XF-84H "Thunderscreech"

B) I would take the C-130 Hercules and shove so many M2 brownings into the front of it. you could probably shove like 20+ in there! It'd probably be pretty useless, but boy would it be fun.

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Flying Circus Era stuff from 1915-17 - Nieuports, Fokker E-Series, early Albatros, Spad VII variants, etc.

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Well, as we have the Tempest, and the Typhoon and Hurricane are on the way, I'd love to finish off the Hawker line with a Sea Fury.

 

 

 

Still, if wishes were horses we'd all be eating steak.

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I'm in the lucky position that basically all of my favourite aircraft are either in the sim or will be soon.

P-47D, Hurricane, Yak-9T, Mosquito. Battle of Bodenplatte, the recent collector planes and the Battle of Normandy announcements have been very kind to me!

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A. Fairey Swordfish.

B. Twin tempest (like the twin Mustang or 109z)

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Biggest thing missing from my favourites is a Beaufighter, which coincidentally would be perfect for the channel map we're getting

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Fictional: The Savoia S. 21

 

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Real: The Tu-2s

 

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Curtiss Hawk 75 (P 36)

 

Curtiss Hawk 81 (P 40A/B - Tomahawk)

 

North American F 82 Twin Mustang

 

Kawanishi H8K "Emily"

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A Bristol Blenheim, either mark I or IV would be nice for a potential Finnish front expansion. And if this wish fulfillment ignores any obstacles to large, 4-engine aircraft then I would love a Short Sunderland, especially since the Normandy map would provide the English Channel to fly it over.

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Don't know. Either a Bearcat or a Skyraider. 

Both are super interesting aircraft and never been done properly on any sim afaik. 

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Brewster B-239. 

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Any freak of nature built by Blohm & Voss.

 

More realistically I really want the He-219.

If I can't have crazy seaplanes I want twin-engined grasshoppers.

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Any variant of the 109 😍

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Ju 188 or FW 189. Do 217 wouldn't be too bad either.

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Other than the Zero, I would love to see the J7W In IL2. That thing looks wonderful.

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Pacific content....

 

Wildcats

Hellcats

Corsairs

TBF Avengers

Dauntless

b-24

b-17

 

Zeros

Oscars

Vals

Ki-84s

Bettys

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Grumman F7F Tigercat

P-51H or P/F-82

XP-72 Ultrabolt

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Fw 189. It saw extensive service on the eastern front, and it's a beautiful airplane with an enormous amount of glass in the cockpit.

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Single engine fighter would have to be P-36 and B-239.:drinks:

 

Twin engine would have to be the Bristol Blenheim Mk.I and IV because of the extensive use they had they would essentially fit most maps.;)

 

And, and, and, oh you know, build everything so we all get a favourite.

 

 

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

 

 

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1 minute ago, Charon said:

Fw 189......... it's a beautiful airplane ..........

 

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It'd be tempting to call for something sane...

a missing aircraft that was ubiquitous (e.g. Fw-189, Il-4)

or an aircraft that would fill a needed gap (a slow two-seater... e.g. LVG C.II, Caudron G.IV, Voisin V, Morane L) 

or to call for an aircraft that would open up gameplay we are unlikely to get otherwise (e.g. Lancaster for the C-6 to hunt)

 

But, I'd probably go for a Bristol Boxkite... excellent view, lovely handling, good for training WWI pilots...

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Of course, since that is actually a rational choice (relatively easy to model... historically relevant as a pre-war trainer...) - I'll have to up my game and propose the Blériot design with a similar aerodynamic layout but with a passenger compartment made by a stage-coach company and mica windows (yes, rock windows)...

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3 hours ago, smink1701 said:

Spitfire. 

Yes, Mk 21 please... 🍻

 

No, I´m joking, a Mk 21 would be lovely, but I´d like this lady here even more:

Sorry Spit... 

Does nobody want a B-26 Marauder or a Cat (a PBY that is)?

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20 minutes ago, ROCKET_KNUT said:

Does nobody want a B-26 Marauder or a Cat (a PBY that is)?

The PBY would be splendid!

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1 hour ago, SqueakyS said:

Handley-Page Hampden. So ugly. I want it.

And used by the VVS to good effect! Yes!!

 

 

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