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29 minutes ago, von_Tom said:

It also fits the Normandy map if a ‘41 or so version of that map is released. 
 

The images don’t show the IIb with 12 .303s but I presume that’ll be modelled. 
 

It is fugly though. 
 

von Tom

When it was announced IIRC the 12 gun configuration was one of the mods mentioned so I presume that is still happening.

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I’m happy for all of you that have wanted this aircraft for so long. I’m sure you’ll have a blast with it. Plus it’s an early war crate and we need more of that. 

 

For me personally - one step closer to the Mosquito.

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1 minute ago, EAF19_Marsh said:

Clostermann claimed (get my excuses in early) to have eacorted them on a No-Balls mission (contender for most Ironic missions name) in early ‘44. Sounds a bit odd - were they still ETO front line that late?

 

No, not a chance. 

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25 minutes ago, Gambit21 said:

I’m happy for all of you that have wanted this aircraft for so long. I’m sure you’ll have a blast with it. Plus it’s an early war crate and we need more of that. 

 

For me personally - one step closer to the Mosquito.

 

You are just the guy I imagined would jump right into designing a campaing for the Hurricane. 

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10 minutes ago, danielprates said:

 

You are just the guy I imagined would jump right into designing a campaing for the Hurricane. 

 

I’ve never been enamored with it.

In order to subject myself to the protracted pain of a campaign build, I’d have to be.

 

 

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1 hour ago, von_Tom said:

It also fits the Normandy map if a ‘41 or so version of that map is released.

 

It isn't out of place for the Normandy '44 map, though not in a role this sim plays well to. They were used as postal planes, with goods stuffed into the rear fuselage or in underwing pods. One of the Air Dispatch Letter Service's Hurricanes was the first allied airplane to land in Allied-held Normandy and return to Britain

 

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Looks quite fetching in invasion stripes, I think. Sort of looks even chunkier in them, hope we get a livery

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Back in the days when we got our hands on BOM it always irked me that it came along with the P-40 as the collector plane instead of the Hawker Hurricane.

 

Now, seeing the screenshots of this high quality model Hurri and hearing about the tons of modifications we'll be receiving with a single purchase, I feel like all the years have been worth the wait, easily.

 

Big THANK YOU to the devs, I'm looking forward to this release.

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36 minutes ago, KW_1979 said:


There were a handful of Hurricane IVs (basically similar to a IId) lost attacking V1 sites early in 1944.  3 lost on Jan 6th, another on Feb 8th, all from 184 squadron.

164 Sqdn were equipped with MK IV's as well until Febuary '44 when they converted to Typhoons. 

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40 minutes ago, Gambit21 said:

 

I’ve never been enamored with it.

In order to subject myself to the protracted pain of a campaign build, I’d have to be.

 

 

 

Think of the Hurricane as your favorite dog; kinda weird, not a purebred, but totally loyal and would chew on Hitler's one remaining testicle at the mere hint of your command.

 

I just bought my Hurricane. Really looking forward to it. 

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48 minutes ago, keeno said:

Totally iconic, I've wanted this since BoS, looks amazingly fugly but an absolute "must have!"

 

I feel the same way about early 1980's Cadillacs!  😄  

 

I'm very interested in seeing whether the mods will stick to factory-only specs or try to cover better-known field mods as well.  

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Think of the Hurricane as your favorite dog; kinda weird, not a purebred, but totally loyal and would chew on Hitler's one remaining testicle at the mere hint of your command.

 

 

Mutts are the best dogs!  

 

"Who's a good boy? Why YOU'S a good boy!!!"  

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Finally. A great OTU training plane.

Just kidding, I'm looking forward to this release as much as anyone.

I have a feeling that it may well be the definitive Virtual Hurricane for years to come.

 

I was in Canada years a few ago, when about six pilots with the Canadian Harvard Association

got a chance to fly a Hurricane that had come to their annual airshow.

They stayed up all night prepping, learning the Hurri system.

The post flight debrief was always the same: "A lovely plane. Far easier than a Harvard to fly."

Ahem . . . having said that, how about a Harvard/T6 Texan?

Hard to do WW2 without one, ya know.

'The Pilot Maker'

Maybe AI only for training scenarios.

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As soon as I saw the words Hurricane and pictures, I had to step in the bathroom here at work. Then I looked and witnessed 'plane porn' in one of its' purest forms. Now I am looking for a cigarette and I haven't smoked in over 20 years. :cool:

She is looking beautiful team!

Great work, cannot wait!

 

SBlade<><

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4 hours ago, Enceladus said:

Unless I’m wrong, I don’t think the trop variants were used other than in the MTO, so out of curiosity why spend the effort?

 

 

I thought the same thing Sir. Maybe we are going to Malta, Carrier ops and the north side of the Med next.:popcorm:

 

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24 minutes ago, BladeMeister said:

I thought the same thing Sir. Maybe we are going to Malta, Carrier ops and the north side of the Med next.:popcorm:

 

S!Blade<><

 

That would be awesome, and since there is CoD I think that is more possible. I would though myself take Battle of Britain, or Battle of France and Poland most preferable.

Shame CoD does not work in my computer.

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3 hours ago, Gambit21 said:

I’m happy for all of you that have wanted this aircraft for so long. I’m sure you’ll have a blast with it. Plus it’s an early war crate and we need more of that. 

 

For me personally - one step closer to the Mosquito.

It actually made me hope for more early war. That is my thing. 

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2 hours ago, CanadaOne said:

 

Think of the Hurricane as your favorite dog; kinda weird, not a purebred, but totally loyal and would chew on Hitler's one remaining testicle at the mere hint of your command.

 

I think of it more like a mean girl with a mom butt...but horses for courses.

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3 hours ago, EAF19_Marsh said:

Clostermann claimed (get my excuses in early) to have eacorted them on a No-Balls mission (contender for most Ironic missions name) in early ‘44. Sounds a bit odd - were they still ETO front line that late?

 

Hurricane production ended in June or July 1944... but operational types would have been the Hurricane Mk IV in 1944, and all Hurricanes were withdrawn from active service in March 1944... except for the Postal Squadron runs at Normandy.

137 Sqn retained at least one Hurricane after Normandy. It was destroyed when the Jerries hit Eindhoven in January 1945.

 Mk V came next but never saw active service

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44 minutes ago, ]LH[Tony_Kito said:

I can't wait to confine the German twin-engined aircraft to oblivion with this beaut.

 

My favorite aircraft as a young lad playing IL-2 Forgotten Battles simply because I could evaporate anything I sneezed at 😈

 

Coming straight down from 12 o'clock and showering the cockpit with 12 x.303. What a satisfying and guilty pleasure. 

 

I'm pretty sure the Hurricane cockpit is going to be a beauty.

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16 minutes ago, HBPencil said:

Great to see that she's coming along nicely 👍
I don't have VR but I imagine her cockpit will look awesome in it, 

 

It will I'm sure, and4K was well.

One of the things that I love about this sim is the constant "level up" that we see with the aircraft models, textures, attention detail.

 

 

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