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216th_Cat

dunkelgrun and 242Sqn_Cat. Used to do most online flying in SEOW using HSFX, but dabbled with other online coops and Spits v 109s too.

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Mm1ut1

I actually go back to “Klingon at sector 3-7 destroyed “, circa 1976. 
First flight sim on a trash 80.

I am living proof experience doesn’t equate with skill......

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Feathered_IV

20 years for me too and I don’t think I’ve missed a day.  

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LLv34_Flanker

S!

 

Flew original IL-2 since beta up to until around 2008 or so. Sporadically after that. Ventured to this iteration of IL-2, but on hold for now. 

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DD_Friar

The DangerDogz (www.dangerdogz.com) have been going since the early days of 46 started by Blairgowrie, who some of the older guys may remember him from "Joint Ops" (the online fighter school) and are still going strong. Problem is the average age of our members is now in the 60's.! 👴

We still are having a tremendous amount of fun in GBS with co-ops, dog fights, special events and now Tank Crew has broadened our horizons even more!.

 

We think its like being down the pub with your mates! actually my motto is "I love my computer all my friends are inside it" (I know, I should get out more...)

 

The IL2 series has been more than just a sim for me, it has been the glue that has given me life long friendships.

 

Salute

DD_Friar

 

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Aurora_Stealth

Yep, very fond memories of the Spits vs 109's and Zeke's vs Wildcats servers back on IL2 including what became the definitive 1946.

 

Think I was introduced to the game by a friend around... 2006... been an obsession ever since really. Have a few screenshots of it still sitting on my hard drive somewhere.

 

The name I used back then was Werner_Molders.

 

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I remember DD tag. Did you have a guy with nickname DD_Bloke? I think i flew with him few times in my early Tempest days.

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Higaluto

Its 2 decades. im still here. remember picking up IL2 at the store in 2001.

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BlitzPig_EL

Some shots taken long ago...

 

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And a couple more...

 

I think this one was from Spits vs. 109s:

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And another score screen from one I was hosting...

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DD_Crash
2 hours ago, Niah said:

I remember DD tag. Did you have a guy with nickname DD_Bloke? I think i flew with him few times in my early Tempest days.

Hi, I did see DD Bloke on our forums a week or two ago. He stopped flying with us as he was very strongly against mods and we had just started using a mod pack.

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Deacon33

My desk circa 2005 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Had IL-2 on a 17" laptop, Trackir 3, and X-52. Flew as RS_Deacon, then VA_Deacon on WarClouds. Now ATAG_Deacon. Been around offline & online since IL-2 inception in 2001.

 

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I./JG52_Woutwocampe

For people feeling intense nostalgia about IL2 1946, check out Fishyyy's channel on yt. Pretty awesome.

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AirWolves=CutCut
15 hours ago, chuter said:

I used Hyperlobby for Jane's WW2 (with the Bambi mod) and then IL2 when it came out, it was a big step up.


Janes WWII had the best soundtrack ever! 

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1 hour ago, ATAG_Deacon said:

My desk circa 2005 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Had IL-2 on a 17" laptop, Trackir 3, and X-52. Flew as RS_Deacon, then VA_Deacon on WarClouds. Now ATAG_Deacon. Been around offline & online since IL-2 inception in 2001.

 

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PB010012_Original.jpgHoly crap! I remember you Deacon! aswell as others from VA crew, VA - Kling , VA Eagle and few others whose nicks i have in the back of my head. Good to see you!

 

1 hour ago, ATAG_Deacon said:

My desk circa 2005 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Had IL-2 on a 17" laptop, Trackir 3, and X-52. Flew as RS_Deacon, then VA_Deacon on WarClouds. Now ATAG_Deacon. Been around offline & online since IL-2 inception in 2001.

 

~S~

PB010012_Original.jpgHoly crap! I remember you Deacon! aswell as others from VA crew, VA - Kling , VA Eagle and few others whose nicks i have in the back of my head. Good to see you!

 

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Deacon33

Hey Niah, great to see you again!

 

 VA_c2extreeme is flying on CombatBox a good bit, I am trying to get workky back online. The CIA guys, Elanski and Luth are on CombatBox as well. I think CB has the old WarClouds feel to it.

 

Kling is flying DCS WWII quite a bit I believe. Lots of old hands out and about!

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Avimimus

I first started reading the forums in 1999 and talked to Luthier1 and Maddox prior to release... but, alas, by the time I had an internet connection fast enough for online play things had largely moved on. Still, it is nice to see people who remember those days.

 

I first cut my teeth on SWOTL and I first flew a Mig-3 using a mod for it... I think I want the Fw-189 mainly because of the joy of the four missions featuring it in that SWOTL mod (otherwise I'd probably be satisfied with dreaming of a Ju-188 - as I'd be mainly into the cockpit visibility). But SWOTL taught me it is interesting to not always fly the best planes.

 

Also, my first air combat in Il-2 was a Fw-189 ...using the 37mm of a P-39 to knock off its engine while flying the demo with keyboard at my fiddle teacher's house (my home computer wasn't fast enough to run the demo - so all I could do was stair at the CD I'd bought with the demo on it)! My internet wasn't fast enough to even download the demo back then :)

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Jaws2002

Lots of old habds are still around. 

 I played with most of you here or there. 

 War Clouds, zekes Vs Wildcats, UK dedicated, greatergreen, TX-OC3, Danger Dogs, Aviar's and Crazy Ivan's coops. 

  Good old times.

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JG5_Schuck

I started off in Microsoft CFS back in '98',

I bought it in a kit along with a sidewinder precision joystick (which i still have!)

Originally flew as just Schuck, then i flew with JG5 for a year and joined the squad in 2005..... and that as they say is history!

We flew in  VEF Virtual Eastern Front server and VOW Virtual online War,

and had many great scraps with the EAF guys.

Unfortunately the mess that was BoB saw many loose interest, but recently a few of the squad have been flying together again in TAW and DED.

 

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TRRA15

Oh yeah. Most often 'Zekes vs Wildcats' and occasionally 'Spits vs 109s'.

 

The small group of me and my regular flying friends' specialty was skip-bombing in Ki61s, torpedo attacks in the B5n and the G4m Betty; we really crushed it. One of them figured out a great formula for high level bombing in the G4M and Ki21, using bombsight angle, throttle position and altitude, as they applied. We won a ton of maps that way.

3 hours ago, I./JG52_Woutwocampe said:

For people feeling intense nostalgia about IL2 1946, check out Fishyyy's channel on yt. Pretty awesome.

I second that. Some great missions there.

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raaaid

yeah this year is my 20th aniversary with flight sims

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Retnek

Yes, > 20 years now. Hyperlobby, SEOW, 242 Sqdr, HSFX - but soon there was not much spare time left, Real Life (tm), kids grew up during this time. How I miss flying the large bombers!

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6high
22 hours ago, LLv34_Flanker said:

S!

 

Flew original IL-2 since beta up to until around 2008 or so. Sporadically after that. Ventured to this iteration of IL-2, but on hold for now. 

Dito- some vital aspects of MP missing in this Il2 for me- Coop/HL.

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Heliopause

Still running ......

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J5_HellCat_

Yepper ... Red Baron 1&2 (and 3D) as well as Janes....when IL2 dropped it was every iteration of that since. One thing I really miss is Hyper Lobby I used to love jumping into those campaigns and coop's.  Thinking about how once in awhile you'd be sitting in the lobby waiting for your large coop to go and when it filled up it went and you where still sitting in the lobby alone 🤣 Funny now ....not so funny then 😏

PS

Goes for DCS as well LockOn modern air combat, Flaming Cliffs 2&3 , DCS

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Feathered_IV

For the 20 year veterans; Remember when people would write songs about the beginnings of Il-2?  :happy:

 

 

 

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Props

Yep, about 20 years of flight sims here too. Started with the MS combat sims, but quickly moved on to IL-2 (with some time in X-Plane and MSFS while I was taking real world flight training). Flew on Ghost Skies with the Axis guys and spent a lot of time in Hyperlobby on Spits vs 109s / Zekes and Wildcats servers. The PTO became my go to when I wasn't flying with squad. I used to practice escort takeoffs and landings almost every morning before work! 

 

Took a big break from flying from about mid 2013 till 2020 due to job moves, life changes, and a lack of dollars. But I retired a couple of years ago, am living comfortably now and splurged this year on building a high-end PC so I'm baaack!!. Soon I'll be ready to get back online as I am about all caught up and ready for human vs human dogfights which is always more exciting than AI.

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SvAF/F16_Goblin

Yep, been in the IL-2 series since the first day.

Flew with JG301 Wilde Sau squadron from Germany callsign "HaJa"

Also have all CD's and DVD's on the shelf.

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ITAF_Rani

Me and ITAF guys started to play IL2 since 2001...great times...and now all continue in IL2 GB

 

IL2 is definitely a piece of heart

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Spinnetti

Since Day one.. Got me fired up enough to build a flying FW190 replica at 50% scale lol. Sold it to a guy in CA.

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pilotpierre
On 3/19/2021 at 9:26 AM, Trooper117 said:

20 years ago too, bought everything Oleg put out!

I was Trooper117 with EAF then.

IL2. Hyperlobby, great online squadron, large online wars... great times!

 

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Ditto me, I think I was just Pierre back then

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10 hours ago, Props said:

Yep, about 20 years of flight sims here too. Started with the MS combat sims, but quickly moved on to IL-2 (with some time in X-Plane and MSFS while I was taking real world flight training). Flew on Ghost Skies with the Axis guys and spent a lot of time in Hyperlobby on Spits vs 109s / Zekes and Wildcats servers. The PTO became my go to when I wasn't flying with squad. I used to practice escort takeoffs and landings almost every morning before work! 

 

Took a big break from flying from about mid 2013 till 2020 due to job moves, life changes, and a lack of dollars. But I retired a couple of years ago, am living comfortably now and splurged this year on building a high-end PC so I'm baaack!!. Soon I'll be ready to get back online as I am about all caught up and ready for human vs human dogfights which is always more exciting than AI.

 

👍

 

Retirement is a pretty good gig isn't it? Especially for a flight simmer!

Coming up on 5 years for me.

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JG7_RudeRaptor

Been around since the beginning (2001) 

 

 

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On 3/19/2021 at 1:33 PM, JG5_Schuck said:

I started off in Microsoft CFS back in '98',

I bought it in a kit along with a sidewinder precision joystick (which i still have!)

Originally flew as just Schuck, then i flew with JG5 for a year and joined the squad in 2005..... and that as they say is history!

We flew in  VEF Virtual Eastern Front server and VOW Virtual online War,

and had many great scraps with the EAF guys.

Unfortunately the mess that was BoB saw many loose interest, but recently a few of the squad have been flying together again in TAW and DED.

 

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I remember MetalG, Emil and Thijs from JG5. We teamed up alot during VEFI and VEFII. 

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Furni

I’ve had IL2 from the beginning actually bought a PC for it as before that I was using an Apple Mac for work and at home. The first flight sim I used was Hellcats over the Pacific for Apple Mac back in the 90’s also Falcon 4 but never really enjoyed the modern jet sims! After I got the PC I used and enjoyed Mig Alley about the only jets era I like, do remember that being really good with sun light hitting the canopies of aircraft etc.

 

Had time away for a few years as normal life got in the way but kept popping back to see what was happening liked the development that was going on and purchased IL2 BOS, mostly play SP but may venture into online when I get more time - like retirement 😂

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E69_Qpassa_VR

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Screenshots from 2010/2011 , the last one was a spanish multisquad mission where we trolled a bit on the hyperlobby

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Heliopause

E69  rings a bell  😀

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DD's too 😀

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Wow, I remember a lot of these callsigns! And some real fine dogfights from back then. I recall that a few VBF-12 flyers gave me some quick deaths in Zekes and Wildcats back then. It's good to be flying again.

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DD_Crash

DD Artie and DD Fruitbat are still flying with the DangerDogz

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