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On 4/3/2021 at 1:05 AM, Enceladus said:

Hope that guy's carrying Easter eggs in his side bag

 

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I hope they are an indication that infantry are coming for ground vehicle operations.

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Valid points, though we had people say that the planes in ROF were too expensive back when they were something like $8 for a scout at release, so there will be always be someone. 

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23 hours ago, CCG_Pips said:

In my squad, we almost all have the JU-52 and we will buy, almost all the C-47 ....😉

Why are you using the word almost all for the C47. They buy it, or they'll be fired from the squad. This is the way of the CCG Squadron. 😉

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6 minutes ago, Bernard_IV said:

Let's keep it to RELEASE THE SPITFIRE XIV ASAP!!!!!!!

Bruh...you haven't even bought BON 😂 no on has a free Spitfire XIV for you.

 

 

 

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21 hours ago, DBFlyguy said:

Bruh...you haven't even bought BON 😂 no on has a free Spitfire XIV for you.

 

Some people have a very hard time understanding that on their BoN anniversaire  :megaphone:

 

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IL-2 is a perfect simiulation game ever, but, with all my respect, needs a better sound improvements, firstly saying the engine´s procedure, as start, when give throttle, at the 3° person camera.........only this, bu the rest is perfect in all aspects.

 

 

   Many thanks for all developers.

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On 4/4/2021 at 2:06 PM, BlitzPig_EL said:

For the C47, or any non-direct combat aircraft to work in a sim/game environment it needs to be able to contribute via the game's scoring system to the eventual outcome, in the same manner that direct combat aircraft do. This applies to either single or multiplayer.  If not it's all just "feels" and the Douglas will find the same fate as the Junkers 52, flown a few times because it's new, then left gathering dust in the hangar.

 

The same thing happened in IL2 '46 when we got the C47 and Stinson "Grasshopper" via mods.  They were nothing but a slow flight to a smoking hole in the ground, even with careful mission making.  The compressed nature of simulation just does not work well for these aircraft.  Human players will seek them out as easy kills, and the AI, either in aircraft or AAA guns, will cut them to pieces.

 

I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade here, really I'm not.  But this has been the experience with transport/liason/observation aircraft in sims.  Then take into consideration that they will not generate sales numbers to offset their development costs, and, well, the writing is on the wall here.

 

It depends on the mission design. In the Finnish Server you need the paratroopers - DD Content !  :)  -  to get new tanks. And all of a sudden you see JU52s in the air again. It´s a pitty that the russian side needs the JU as well for that purpose. One day there might be a C47.

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Never played on the Finnish server.

I keep thinking about it, then I remember how bad my flying is these days.  Wouldn't want to drag my team down.

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16 hours ago, BlitzPig_EL said:

Never played on the Finnish server.

I keep thinking about it, then I remember how bad my flying is these days.  Wouldn't want to drag my team down.

 

With some of the chaos in the high traffic areas I don't think you'd be dragging it down any more than the rest of us. It's worth checking out for the combined arms experience if nothing else.

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I was wondering if we could have some Other paratroopers, like british and russian, that we could drop with British C47 or russian C47? 

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On 4/8/2021 at 7:51 AM, ShamrockOneFive said:

 

With some of the chaos in the high traffic areas I don't think you'd be dragging it down any more than the rest of us. It's worth checking out for the combined arms experience if nothing else.

 

Jumped on for a single sortie Saturday night my time.  Lots of action in the North and Center of the map, so I bombed up a P38 and went South... LOL!

Bombed a train station and accompanying "dugouts" and flew back home unmolested.  I forgot how hard it is to navigate without the map icon on a map I am not all that familiar with.  Got to the target in good order, but getting home was much harder, I landed at a base I did not take off from, but I think it was one that was low on aircraft, so maybe it helped?  In any case I blew up some valid targets, so I'll take it. 

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8 hours ago, BlitzPig_EL said:

 

Jumped on for a single sortie Saturday night my time.  Lots of action in the North and Center of the map, so I bombed up a P38 and went South... LOL!

Bombed a train station and accompanying "dugouts" and flew back home unmolested.  I forgot how hard it is to navigate without the map icon on a map I am not all that familiar with.  Got to the target in good order, but getting home was much harder, I landed at a base I did not take off from, but I think it was one that was low on aircraft, so maybe it helped?  In any case I blew up some valid targets, so I'll take it. 

Fantastic! Sounds like you had a great time on there!

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On 4/2/2021 at 4:25 PM, FlyingShark said:

Me too, together with a B25, B26 and the A20G hopefully one day.

Or whatever they come off with.

 

Have a nice day.

 

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...  and do not forget the Beaufighters  please !

 

The Beaufighter X would be a nice supplement for the Mosquito. Especially with torpedoes implemented to the game ! 😉

 

 

Mediteranean theater, Norway, Biscaya, Chanel, north Afrika or far east:   Beaufighters could be used everyhere !!!

 

THX for Your work

Cheers

 

Doc

 

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2 hours ago, Docholiday said:

...  and do not forget the Beaufighters  please !

 

The Beaufighter X would be a nice supplement for the Mosquito.

Yeah, those too.

2 hours ago, Docholiday said:

Especially with torpedoes implemented to the game !

And that also.

 

Have a nice day.

 

:salute:

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With the release of the BON, will there be a variant of the Spitfire XIV with the cut down fuselage and bubble canopy?

 

If not on release, would it be considered for future development? 

 

Here's why, also according to Adolf Galland, the Spitfire Mk.XIV (and not  the P-51D) was the best piston-engined fighter of WWII in Europe - The  Aviation Geek Club

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On 4/3/2021 at 11:13 PM, ragvard said:

and after i finish the Sea Dragon campaign

I couldn't because my AI squadmates keep on crashing into the hills.

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On 4/13/2021 at 12:16 PM, Docholiday said:

...  and do not forget the Beaufighters  please !

 

The Beaufighter X would be a nice supplement for the Mosquito. Especially with torpedoes implemented to the game ! 😉

 

 

Mediteranean theater, Norway, Biscaya, Chanel, north Afrika or far east:   Beaufighters could be used everyhere !!!

 

THX for Your work

Cheers

 

Doc

 

 

 

I love this photo.  It looks like the way my squad attacks stuff - total chaos with near misses everywhere. 

 

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The ANZAC Strike Wing attacks

Bristol Beaufighters Mk X's from No 455 RAAF Squadron and No 489 RNZAF Squadron (together these two Squadrons formed the ANZAC Strike wing) attack German ships with a mix of RP-3 Rockets, 20mm cannons and 303. machine gun fire.

13 aircraft can be seen in the photo, but more would've be present.

A rocket salvo combined strafing run from an off-screen Beaufighter to the left just misses its target, while to the top right a Beaufighter dives in for another run, despite trailing smoke.

The ship under attack is trailing a Barrage balloon that is being bobbled around the sky by the turbulent air stirred up by the attacking ANZACs, this would surely have a dangerous hazard for the low flying Kiwis and Aussies.


The ship on the left appears to have already been badly damaged, billowing smoke and on fire.

The ANZAC Strike wing also flew air-sea rescue missions, escorted convoys and anti-submarine work.

Photo taken by a turret gunner from a Beaufighter that just completed an attack run.

Colour By Daniel Rarity Color
RNZAF photo

 

von Tom

 

Edit:  I count 14.

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6 hours ago, Diggun said:

I'm afraid it's been basically confirmed we are not getting the bubble top :(

Oh well, it's going to be so fast that you won't need to look behind you anyway.  🚀🚀🚀

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It's too late guys, no DD today

 

  

On 4/14/2021 at 7:39 PM, Vortice said:

Oh well, it's going to be so fast that you won't need to look behind you anyway.  🚀🚀🚀

*laughs in 262*

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On 4/14/2021 at 5:12 PM, von_Tom said:

 

 

I love this photo.  It looks like the way my squad attacks stuff - total chaos with near misses everywhere. 

 

The text taken from FB is:

 

The ANZAC Strike Wing attacks

Bristol Beaufighters Mk X's from No 455 RAAF Squadron and No 489 RNZAF Squadron (together these two Squadrons formed the ANZAC Strike wing) attack German ships with a mix of RP-3 Rockets, 20mm cannons and 303. machine gun fire.

13 aircraft can be seen in the photo, but more would've be present.

A rocket salvo combined strafing run from an off-screen Beaufighter to the left just misses its target, while to the top right a Beaufighter dives in for another run, despite trailing smoke.

The ship under attack is trailing a Barrage balloon that is being bobbled around the sky by the turbulent air stirred up by the attacking ANZACs, this would surely have a dangerous hazard for the low flying Kiwis and Aussies.


The ship on the left appears to have already been badly damaged, billowing smoke and on fire.

The ANZAC Strike wing also flew air-sea rescue missions, escorted convoys and anti-submarine work.

Photo taken by a turret gunner from a Beaufighter that just completed an attack run.

Colour By Daniel Rarity Color
RNZAF photo

 

von Tom

 

Edit:  I count 14.

 

It's a great photo - but my first thought was actually that it had been Photoshopped....! I've looked at it again and again now and still it looks so crazily busy. Assuming it is genuine.

 

It's amazing actually. Seems like the biggest danger would have been colliding with another friendly.

 

 

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On 4/14/2021 at 11:17 AM, Amraam67 said:

With the release of the BON, will there be a variant of the Spitfire XIV with the cut down fuselage and bubble canopy?

 

If not on release, would it be considered for future development? 

 

Here's why, also according to Adolf Galland, the Spitfire Mk.XIV (and not  the P-51D) was the best piston-engined fighter of WWII in Europe - The  Aviation Geek Club

 

Excellent taste, it's Jerry Boucher's aviation art. 

https://www.the-vaw.com/

He is in my opinion the closest 3d artist to the vintage box art feel (Roy Cross, Jack Leynwood, Roy Huxley), his art doesn't have that "this was made by 3d software" feel that modern box art has.

 

Anyway, back to the topic, excellent work with the update! Thanks for your work.

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3 hours ago, Asgar said:

*laughs in 262*

Mk_14_01.jpg

 

*growls in griffon*

 

Oh, I see, you mean the thing with all the holes in it?

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3 hours ago, Vortice said:

Mk_14_01.jpg

 

*growls in griffon*

 

Oh, I see, you mean the thing with all the holes in it?

You know these picture are just staged, right? This would never really happen 😛😉

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Tell it to the guy in the 262 in old IL2 that I shot down while flying the Brewster.

 

Be sure.

 

😁🍻

 

 

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On 4/11/2021 at 12:08 PM, BlitzPig_EL said:

 

Jumped on for a single sortie Saturday night my time.  Lots of action in the North and Center of the map, so I bombed up a P38 and went South... LOL!

Bombed a train station and accompanying "dugouts" and flew back home unmolested.  I forgot how hard it is to navigate without the map icon on a map I am not all that familiar with.  Got to the target in good order, but getting home was much harder, I landed at a base I did not take off from, but I think it was one that was low on aircraft, so maybe it helped?  In any case I blew up some valid targets, so I'll take it. 

I also flew my first multiplayer sorties this weekend after playing il2 a long time single player. My first flight I ended up dive bombing a group of 3 Sherman tanks, one survived and shot me up, and I got shot down limping back to base. Additional flights were all fun and exciting. The element of navigating the terrain adds a lot to it I think

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31 minutes ago, Relic said:

I also flew my first multiplayer sorties this weekend after playing il2 a long time single player. My first flight I ended up dive bombing a group of 3 Sherman tanks, one survived and shot me up, and I got shot down limping back to base. Additional flights were all fun and exciting. The element of navigating the terrain adds a lot to it I think

 

Good to hear you guys are enjoying the experience online :cool:, I find the navigation side of things can often come down to identifying decent landmarks... most often certain shaped lakes, roads, large towns etc on the map. Sticking to a given heading is great - until you end up having to mix it up in combat or you are trying to stay low and fast and can't see out far enough.

 

Which is why I consistently get lost on many of the Russian maps because what I see half the time is endless forest lol.

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