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TFS 5.0 Leander and Leipzig class cruisers - First look WIP images

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WIP images of the Leander and Leipzig class cruisers. 

 

Our upcoming desert war expansion will feature a number of new ship classes, including capital ships!

 

The level of detail going into these ships is incredible, not just visually. They will feature a huge array of firepower of varying sizes and types, multiple damage areas and damage modelling, armour plating of various thickness. All designed to be as realistic, and difficult to attack and sink, as they were in reality.

 

Players will also be able to set up sea battles, along with naval gun support of land based operations/missions.

 

For those looking forward to attacking the these ships flying solo, and getting in close, will most likely result in your virtual death or taking a swim in the warm med waters. Their collective firepower is intense, terrifying and awesome to watch.

 

Study real life tactics and employ them, if you want to get home.

 

In the near future we will showcase these new ships in action. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the screenshots of our Leander and Leipzig class Cruisers.

Images by Larry.  

 

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Hi Res images: https://ibb.co/album/XxPfY9

 

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Leander Class Light Cruiser.jpg

Leipzig-Class Cruiser1.jpg

Leipzig-class cruiser2.jpg

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Truly superb - and you will have something that none of the other main combat flight sims have - genuinely excited by the prospect - many thanks!!!!!

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Interesting!

 

One comment: I've often wanted ships with a few small objects on deck that can get damaged by strafing (i.e. purely cosmetic damage).

 

The same goes for some mechanic for suppressing anti-aircraft guns (similar to ZloyPetrushkO's old mod).

 

There are lots of accounts of aircraft strafing ships (sometimes aircraft with a single machine gun)... and many aircraft were up-gunned with one or more cannons for this purpose - so there must have been something to hit on the decks ...even though the survival of the ship itself wouldn't be threatened.

 

I also hope that some future sim (TF6.5 in 2024?) will give us catapult launches and correcting fire for shore-bombardment ;) Anyway, one can dream eh?

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We're waiting 5.0 from 2018.... Amazing screenshoots, but it's time to play it, not watch it. 

Afrika is a winning map, in my opinion one of the best war theatre, a naturally balanced planes' list with equal performances. 

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Excellent work as always guys, always great to have the other game assets covered as well as the aircraft, all adds to the immersion.:drinks:

 

 

Take care and be safe.

 

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

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Nice and wait what is that, a Heinkel 115? As an AI plane? Fantastic!

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8 hours ago, sevenless said:

Nice and wait what is that, a Heinkel 115? As an AI plane? Fantastic!

On 5/20/2020 at 8:39 PM, 71st_AH_Mastiff said:

hmmm wait a minute? new boat plane?!!!!

 

It was in the game since the beginning.

 

 

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Keep up your great work 'ATAG_Pattle', I'm watching every update with very high interest, you and your team are doing a fantastic job and it can only enhance the whole IL2 Sturmovik family of WWII flight simulation, which is the best!

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22 minutes ago, InProgress said:

 

It was in the game since the beginning.

 

 

 

Lol. Never encountered that. Well hidden. Thanks for the heads up.

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Superb. Now make both those seaplanes there on the pics flyable ... pls?! hehe

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Thanks for these images, and looking forward to the videos of other ships as well.

 

Ships were very lacking in IL-2 1946 (and still are). You can't really portray the Hunt for the Bismarck  accurately; you can portray some parts of it, but many ships are lacking from the game like Tribal, Kent, Nelson, Repulse (for the last one, what's the point of it not being there, when the Prince of Wales is in the game).

 

PF was even more an embarrassment ship wise, the American side was "okay", but we were missing light cruisers and battleships like the USS Iowa, and had only 1 Heavy cruiser. The Japanese side was much, much worse: a few Carriers and destroyers?

They tried to pass off the King George V class as a Battleship place holder, which is totally wrong and pretty much a comedy. I wish that they had included the Queen Elizabeth class BB as well. That would be better suited for a BB place holder than the King George V.

 

Again, thank you Team Fusion for giving us a large variety of ships in this expansion and hopefully in upcoming expansions if you make it there. I don't expect to see all of the ships mentioned in this post to be in the game.

 

Salute.

 

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List of ships:

 

Royal Navy

 

Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat

U-Class Submarine

Tribal Class Destroyer (1940 and 1941 versions)

Leander Class Light Cruiser

Revenge Class Battleship

Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship

 

Regia Marina

 

Spica Class Patrol/Destroyer Escort

San Giorgio Class Armoured Cruiser  (pre-WWI Cruiser used as Tobruk Harbour AAA defense)

Zara Class Heavy Cruiser

 

Kriegsmarine  (adding to the Minensuchboote in the original game)

 

Schnellboote Torpedo boat (also used by the Regia Marina)

Type VIIB U-Boat

Type 1936 Destroyer

Leipzig Class Light Cruiser

 

Neutral  (adding to the small boats and the large Tanker in BLITZ)

 

Small Coastal Freighter

Coastal Freighter

Sea going Freighter

Older Steam Freighter

 

We have focused mainly on ships which saw action in the area shown by the map... so no Italian Battleships... they were absent after getting spanked at Taranto and Cape Matapan.  The Italian Heavy Cruiser is included to spice things up a bit.  The German ships are added in case someone wants to do an Operation Seelowe invasion of Britain with the original map.

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Vosper motor torpedo boat

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U-class submarine

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Tribal-class destroyer 

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Revenge-class battleship

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Queen Elizabeth-class battleship

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Spica-class destroyer escort

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San Giorgio-class armoured cruiser (scuttled in Tobruk harbour, 1941)

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Zara-class heavy cruiser

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Schnellboote
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Type VIIB u-boat

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Type 1936-class destroyer

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btw, are you gonna put crew on these guns? Just like ground AAA. It's really missing in clod. Empty ships with new crew around the guns.

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8 hours ago, InProgress said:

btw, are you gonna put crew on these guns? Just like ground AAA. It's really missing in clod. Empty ships with new crew around the guns.

The AAA guns on the ships will eventually have crew.  May not be there for the launch depending on the date.

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hi buzz

Looks a pretty healthy and lethal list, especially to attempt an assault on.

have you tried experimenting how many you can get in a fleet and still have a reasonable number of aircraft flying.  At least without a cray in living room.

The AA from 2 or 3 of them must be pretty hard going for a machine.

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On 5/26/2020 at 2:11 PM, 56RAF_Stickz said:

hi buzz

Looks a pretty healthy and lethal list, especially to attempt an assault on.

have you tried experimenting how many you can get in a fleet and still have a reasonable number of aircraft flying.  At least without a cray in living room.

The AA from 2 or 3 of them must be pretty hard going for a machine.

We have had our effects guys work hard on optimizing the framerate hit from AAA on ships... and have improved that considerably.

 

And yes, we have done quite a bit of experimentation with ship numbers and AAA... you can put a lot of ships on the map and make attacks and still get good framerates.

 

Of course, if you put a dozen battleships on the map and group them close together and then attack with 100 planes you will have a problem... but those are not historical numbers for the North Africa 1940-42 scenario.

 

Historically at most you would see 2 battleships, escorted by 3-4 destroyers as a bombardment force...  or a couple Cruisers with destroyers... more often air attacks on naval forces involved Merchant ship convoys of 3-4 ships, escorted by a couple destroyers or destroyer-escorts... with a flight of fighters as CAP and an attack force of 1-2 flights of bombers escorted by a flight of fighters.

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On 5/26/2020 at 9:10 PM, Buzzsaw said:

The AAA guns on the ships will eventually have crew.  May not be there for the launch depending on the date.

Hi Buzzsaw, if the player chooses the HumanActor=1 (or similar) does this just automatically populate the gun as it does now? 

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On 6/1/2020 at 11:31 PM, Mysticpuma said:

Hi Buzzsaw, if the player chooses the HumanActor=1 (or similar) does this just automatically populate the gun as it does now? 

You need to have the appropriate hooks placed on the object for the humans figures to spawn with the ship.

 

Those hooks are not yet present on the ships.

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