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Dear Pilots,

 

Today’s DD is short and to the point. We have WIP pics of the Arado 234 B-2 cockpit that is being built by Phil and one of our new modelers Vasily. It’s looking good so far! An interesting cockpit for an interesting and ground breaking plane.

 

Full text and visuals HERE.

 

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silvergun

The new clouds are spectacular 👌

 

Good job on fast 4.605b Hotfix 👍

 

And thanks to @ICDP for the 4K skins for Auntie Ju, there's only one left, the Yak-1 (b) series 127 💪

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JG4_Moltke1871

Did I spot a Lotfe in the 234 cockpit? Will it work?

 

Nice clouds… I wold appreciate to see the new warbird between 😜

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JG4_dingsda

I am really looking forward to the Arado (and the new clouds as well, of course). And this DD should put an end to the speculation whether it comes with a Lotfe 7k. :)

 

@JG4_Moltke1871Zwei Dumme, ein Gedanke! :biggrin:

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=621=Samikatz

The Ar-234's gonna be weird in VR with that fantastic forward view with glass right under your feet

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Manstein16

A sale, an update, and a DD? What a way to end the month!

 

Looking forward to having yet another twin-engine plane (and a jet at that!) in the game.

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Wonderful! Everything is wonderful! The new AQMB has air-starts near the target (making for fast missions)!

 

The WIP clouds almost make me want to ask for an inter-war glider simulator... D-30 Cirrus, Seeadler, Kupper Ku-4, Fliegermaus, SG-38 vs. MAK-8, KIM-3, MAI-3, Antonov A-1... alas, unlikely to be sufficiently profitable - still something to dream about though! Anyway, your clouds are dreamy.

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PainGod85

Arado Akbar intensifies, I guess?

 

Wings folded a thousand times with an unparalleled edge et cetera et cetera.

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Jade_Monkey

Very nice cockpit pic for the Arado! it will be a fun plane for sure.

 

Any changes to the water reflections? this looks different to me but probably just the angle:

Clouds_04.jpg

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Soilworker
22 minutes ago, =621=Samikatz said:

The Ar-234's gonna be weird in VR with that fantastic forward view with glass right under your feet

 

Yep, one reason why I like to joyride in the He111. 😊

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II/JG17_HerrMurf
34 minutes ago, Avimimus said:

Wonderful! Everything is wonderful! The new AQMB has air-starts near the target (making for fast missions)!

 

The WIP clouds almost make me want to ask for an inter-war glider simulator... D-30 Cirrus, Seeadler, Kupper Ku-4, Fliegermaus, SG-38 vs. MAK-8, KIM-3, MAI-3, Antonov A-1... alas, unlikely to be sufficiently profitable - still something to dream about though! Anyway, your clouds are dreamy.

 

I've always wanted to fly a real SG 38. There are a few replicas flying about on YouTube.

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Lord_Strange
20 minutes ago, sevenless said:

Lotfe is in. Very good!

 

 

How would the pilot use it? Head between the knees?

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The Arado is really something - I don’t know how much I’ll use it except to fly in through the Kuban Mountains- with that “bubble” nose & VR it should be quite an immersive ride! Just wondering will it show up in AQMB right away?

The new clouds will be a lot more useful throughout game play…any eta Jason?👻

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sevenless
28 minutes ago, Lord_Strange said:

How would the pilot use it? Head between the knees?

 

yep

 

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Can't wait for the Arado 234.

 

Clouds look great.

 

Thanks to all involved.

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itsbillyfrazier

Wasn't expecting a dd today given we got an update.

 

Thanks for the 4k skin for Ju-52 and those clouds look great....

 

Got me playing the Orb in anticipation....  ;¬D

 

 

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Missionbug

Arado cockpit looks amazing, not one I will fly but like the 262 I am glad to have it included, excellent work from the modeller.:cool:

 

First time I flew the version in the old game was quite something, the view and the almost Sci-Fi look of the thing was something to behold for a WWII aircraft, now in a modern high fidelity setting it will be even better especially up amongst those new clouds, congratulations to all involved.:drinks:

 

And to top it all of we have the Ju-52 in 4k, all great stuff.;)

 

Take care and be safe.

 

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

 

 

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FlyingNutcase

Nice to get an update on the Arado - looking forward to this as something a bit different.

 

Great skins as usual from Martin - makes me want to fly cargo again. :)

 

The clouds - fook me, stunning. The day the clouds are released is the day I'll buy BoN. Or the day the Mosquito is released, whichever is first lol.

 

Great work team - really and truly turning dreams into reality.

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For Just a blink of my eyes, I’ve thought that it was a flyable B-25 annoucement… 🥳😒😞😔🙁😩🥺

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Uufflakke
46 minutes ago, itsbillyfrazier said:

Wasn't expecting a dd today given we got an update.

 

Thanks for the 4k skin for Ju-52 and those clouds look great....

 

Got me playing the Orb in anticipation....  ;¬D

 

 

 

Time to dust of my collection of The Orb cd's. :)

And browsing through my books of cloud painters like Van Ruisdael en Constable in anticipation of what is coming...

 

 

Clouds.jpg

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2 hours ago, sevenless said:

 

yep

 

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Interesting discussion about usage of the Arado in bombing missions et al:

 

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Zinovy_Kolobanov
15 hours ago, Jade_Monkey said:

¡Muy bonita foto de cabina para el Arado! seguro que será un avión divertido.

 

¿Algún cambio en los reflejos del agua? esto me parece diferente, pero probablemente solo el ángulo:

Nubes_04.jpg

The reflections that the clouds make on the water, in virtual reality create a super annoying flickering effect, I hope that with the new clouds these problems are not reflected again

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Surprise DD...thanks

Great teasers- I  cannot wait to fly in that Ar 234 cockpit trough those clouds.

 

:salute: JLean

 

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AKA_Ramstein

in real life there were probably a few at best of some of those planes, at the end of th war, there was nothing but scrap... but there were a zillion B25's and B-26's flying... hint..hint**

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-=PHX=-SuperEtendard

Will we have the dive bombing sight? I can't seem to find something resembling a Stuvi or similar in there

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ZachariasX

Surprise DD!

 

Great update, clouds and… the Arado is coming along nicely! And thanks Martin for the texture upgrades. Looking great indeed!

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Great clouds and sky-formations. Hoping for fast development and a near release!!!!😍

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71st_AH_Mastiff
7 hours ago, =621=Samikatz said:

The Ar-234's gonna be weird in VR with that fantastic forward view with glass right under your feet

you haven't flown the JU88 or the HE111?

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dannytherat
6 hours ago, Lord_Strange said:

How would the pilot use it? Head between the knees?

My understanding is that at the beginning of the bomb run the Ar-234 pilot would switch on the autopilot. He would then disconnect the control yoke and swing it to the right, to allow him to operate the Lotfe and control the aircraft via the Lotfe bomb-sight (which was connected to the autopilot, similarly to the Norden sight in a B-17).

 

After bomb release, the pilot would then re-connect the yoke, disengage the autopilot and head for home.

 

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