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2 minutes ago, Han said:
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Dear Friends,

It's the middle of Autumn already and the work on the project progresses well. For instance, the AI-controlled transport plane C-47A Skytrain (Dakota) for Battle of Normandy is almost ready and you'll get it in the next update.

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The second hero of the day is the upcoming Collector Plane - the British Hawker Hurricane Mk.II fighter.

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The work on Tank Crew is continuing as well.

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Full news - here is a full text and visual materials

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"This legend will be finally reconstructed in our project, even if it is an AI only aircraft for now."

 

Half-Life 3 confirmed! Wait... 

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Dakota ! 

How I wish I had the skill to write missions, with that plane and the BOBP map having Arnhem, Eindhoven, Nijmegen  I'd be looking at creating Operation Market Garden even if I could only escort the Dakotas.

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Want to make sure I understood... the AI C-47 and Hurricane are coming in the next update - is that right?

 

If so, when is the next update?

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Could you provide Hurricane's performance data before release so I can decide whether I need to buy it immediately?😝I mean, performance is really a big factor in an immediate purchase. 

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No mention of the fix for canted VR displays?  I thought that would make into an official update.  As Jason brought it up on another thread, it is exciting news to he sure for those of us affected as this should allow us to make more effective use of our headsets, which is newsworthy in and of itself. 

As for the Dakota news, I was not expecting to hear about this so soon, but I can see where it is an integral part of the Normandy product and I'm excited to see it utilized.

Finally, what else can we say about the hurricane that hasn't already been said?    It's addition to the franchise is as much a boon as any spitfire or 109 model.  Great work!

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Ready for the Hurricane , but I am also eager to get aboard the C-47! I assume the U,S. ( Brit?) paratrooper will be of the same quality as the Falshirmjaegers in the Ju-52?

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Really looking forward to the C-47 and the Hurricane, it has been a long wait, seems so at least, at last, party time soon.:drink2:

 

Thank you very much for the DD, really appreciated.;)

 

Take care and be safe.

 

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

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15 minutes ago, =GW=seaflanker819 said:

Could you provide Hurricane's performance data before release so I can decide whether I need to buy it immediately?😝I mean, performance is really a big factor in an immediate purchase. 


With the original engine spec at sea level it would be slightly faster than the I-16, if you starting putting cannons on top of it it can end up slower though. Wtih the extra boost modification (1942 timeframe) the speed increases a good bit and with machine gun only armament it ends up very similar to P-40E speeds using 42" at low altitude.

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I just realized that not only do I hope to see one Finnish skin for that Hurricane, but what are the chances of the plane being available to the "blue" side as well?

(edit: meaning with appropriate armament and not fantasy stuff - but I suppose that's for others)

...slightly better than a snowball in hell?

 

To quote Emperor Palpatine in The Empire Strikes back:  "Can it be done?"  :)

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46 minutes ago, LukeFF said:

I see two different gunsights there on the Hurricane.

I hadn't noticed that yet.

Thanks for pointing out.

 

Have a nice day.

 

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Cargo drops in Career mode make me hopeful that the German airlifts over Stalingrad and the Kuban will finally be portrayed in singleplayer properly.

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8 minutes ago, JG51_Beazil said:

I just realized that not only do I hope to see one Finnish skin for that Hurricane, but what are the chances of the plane being available to the "blue" side as well?

(edit: meaning with appropriate armament and not fantasy stuff - but I suppose that's for others)

...slightly better than a snowball in hell?

 

To quote Emperor Palpatine in The Empire Strikes back:  "Can it be done?"  :)

 

The only usage of Hurricanes that I know of by the Axis is the handful of Mk Is sent to Finland. I mean sure, yeah, slap a Finnish skin on it if you want, but it's not going to the entirely correct variant.

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10 minutes ago, JG51_Beazil said:

I just realized that not only do I hope to see one Finnish skin for that Hurricane, but what are the chances of the plane being available to the "blue" side as well?

(edit: meaning with appropriate armament and not fantasy stuff - but I suppose that's for others)

...slightly better than a snowball in hell?

 

To quote Emperor Palpatine in The Empire Strikes back:  "Can it be done?"  :)

Well the Finns only had a single Hurricane Mk.II (a Captured Soviet hurricane).

 

So they had more of other Soviet types (I-16 etc) then they had Hurricane Mk.IIs.

The Hurricanes they bought from the Britts were 10 Mk.Is (They ordered 12 but 2 did not make the trip).

And Romania also flew the Mk.I (That were bought from the Brits before they joined the Axis)

But i dont think any Axis power flew the Mk.II (Except for the odd captured aircraft).

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Great update!. Love the screenshots, they really show the wonderful work that where all looking forward to.

Those models look amazing. I really like the Dakota, hope we get to fly it in the future 🤞.  Ai improvements in TC will ad to the immersion for sure.

Thank you for all the continued hard work and the sharing of good news.

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Just now, LukeFF said:

 

The only usage of Hurricanes that I know of by the Axis is the handful of Mk Is sent to Finland. I mean sure, yeah, slap a Finnish skin on it if you want, but it's not going to the entirely correct variant.

No, but the MkII with 8 guns is a close approximation.  

I suggested it because I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one who'd want to use it in that role, but heck, I'm just thrilled to see that bird in game.  And really, to me it's like getting six different versions!  Appreciate your comments tho Luke, as always.  S!

Edit:  I agree with other posters, it may not be the best, but in absence of a MkI version, blah blah blah.  *reads mattebubben's comments again*

 

You've convinced me.  A Mk II isn't appropriate.  

Derail over.  😄

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Nice update...but it has been a while since there was any update for FC.  Is this forgotten or is there something in the works...

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Thanks for the update.

 

Considering it has been a full 40 Developer updates and nearly 1-1/2 years since you mentioned a new Luftwaffe aircraft here maybe you can give some news about that soon?

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