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  1. 410 BG. 2 pilots, 2nd lt Major Major and 2nd lt David Crosby flew straight to the target area, as we didnt have a flight plan,and searched for targets. We flew low level and located several groups of enemy forces. We then proceeded to drop bombs on them scoring 7 hits each. Not wishing to get shot at more than we needed to, we headed home and made safe landings at our home field.
    6 points
  2. Maybe some of you will find these useful... I have attached a Word document sheet and a downloadable jpeg each for Allied and Axis that shows, by type, the actions and default key mappings for each crew position. I found it really useful to go through the positions and try the mappings available to see what occurred. I found some interesting stuff eg. How to get the Su122 gunsight working Topic here KV1 commander operates the rearward firing machine gun from within the turret Lots of visor views The Sherman visors are height and horizontally adjustable so they fit your
    5 points
  3. Jason said Dear Pilots, Good news on all fronts this week as we continue our march towards completion of Battle of Normandy and ramp up work on Flying Circus II. We hope to have some pics of the first FCII plane, the Nieuport 28 soon for you, but today we’ll stick to WWII. As you already know, We have several aircraft in development and the closest, actually very close, to completion is the Spitfire Mk.XIV which is currently in beta testing. Below are a few pics. This plane is a beast with its Griffon engine and shooting down Doodlebugs with it is going to be a bla
    5 points
  4. Looks like this is a way to use the Su122 at last.... The gunsight has been a mystery. I have prepared some crew position/action/views/default keys sheets (will be on a different post) so I found this out whilst looking at the Su122. 1. Go into gunner's position Ctrl C 2. Take control of the gun T 3. Open hatch RAlt C This moves the gunner upwards to the top of the compartment 4. Open visor LWin C This opens the visors on the top so that the sight can see out of the compartment (see attached piccies) 5. Nestle to the gunsight LSht T Bang Bang!!
    4 points
  5. 402nd Debrief: 6th December 1944 A reconnoitre of the Zülpich area armed with 2x500lb bombs A mixed mission for sure and not without incident sadly. We flew as white and blue flights to 485th's red flight, in a show of force to jerry. As we reached cruise altitude blue one was seen to nose down violently by blue two and despite his frantic calls, never recovered from the steep dive. Suspected catastrophic control failure and the subsequent extreme negative G the likely cause of pilot incapacitation. 2lt Roger Over joined 402 only a few missions ago, but he quickly became a favourite of
    4 points
  6. Well, that was a bit of a game wasn't it! Glad we got the machine straightened out eventually.
    4 points
  7. Plenty of air to air excitement for the 485th this time and no pilots lost. Good show ! We were tasked with an air patrol to the North of Koln and so took extra ammo and 2x500lb just in case. As it happened we all dumped the bombs early on as we came across six FW190A before reaching the front lines. A head on assault from those fiendish Fokkers was avoided and we shared in the delights of shooting them all down. Mr Rox used his aircraft to heavily damage one of them as shown. He survived a crash landing I am pleased to say. Both Artage and Tonar were also forced to land at forward airbases me
    4 points
  8. 402nd Debrief: 3rd December 1944 Attack on trains and rail facilities in Krefeld armed with 6x500lb bombs With little AAA resistance encountered over the target area, the squadron dutifully attacked and naturalised the primary objective. Shortly thereafter, red leader and red two spotted an FW-190A8 with lights on to the NE, presumably in the pattern for Krefeld airfield. Both pilots landed hits on a head on attack, which was met with return fire. With the enemy aircraft now trailing grey smoke, red leader swiftly lined up behind and shot it down in flames. No other enemy aircraft were en
    4 points
  9. Numpad (10$)+ GoPro car suction cap mount (around $35 new). I bought this suction cap in a pawn shop for less (don't remember for how much, around $20), used it once and never again. I simply superglued the back of the numpad to it without any preparation. It's sturdy and the GoPro mount is for real (they put these on airplanes and sports cars and whatnot).
    4 points
  10. Lazarus Over reporting. As for the trick regarding the chalice, nylons and 20mm shell, that will remain a secret known only to me, the Lord Privy Seal and the Pope.
    3 points
  11. Hello Gents, Im back in the digital saddle again. Got DCS, and Box running. Ive taken the old HDD where BoX was installed and just moved it into the new rig. Had issues trying to get it running without re downloading the whole game (limited internet speeds) Launcher ruan but when I hit play I got a dll error. turns out it was DX11 needing an install. One would think by now Win 10 would come preloaded with it. just need to get ts up and looking forward to flying with you mutts again!
    3 points
  12. 2nd Lt T. F. Eccles has been posted to the 402nd
    3 points
  13. Very eventful sortie today 485th ! Set off as a four ship flight along with the 402nd on a combined Sqn air patrol mission over the front lines north of Zulpich. 2x500lb bombs were carried by all to suppress flak for 410th bomber Sqn if needed. From 15,000ft before we reached the front lines, what turned out to be a single Ju88 was spotted. Since the armorers had forgotten to load 2nd Lt Lucas Rockwell’s aircraft with bombs and the refuelling chaps had only given Capt Rea half full tanks, I sent them in as a bombless pair to despatch said Bosh bastard whilst 2nd Lt Artisan Well and myself kep
    3 points
  14. Multicrew does take it further.....it is another dimension to the game, a good one. Pooka, Swep, Painless and I, me hosting, went on the AAS map, the one that ends at the sea with the ship. We went German and ran with Panthers and Tigers, crewing them as a pair and went for driver, gunner and commander positions thinking that anyone could swap positions once in a tank. Quite soon we worked out that whoever chooses the tank from the spawn point is able to crew all positions except the one chosen by his partner so when operating as a pair in a German tank, whoever is going to drive al
    3 points
  15. Gee thanks chaps 😘. Sending you all some lube so you can “hide” your graphics cards 😳
    3 points
  16. Hello, from the other side! Thanks ever so much @Jabo for your assistance this evening, we got there in the end. New rig up and running, all drives sorted and now leaving it overnight to download all manner of sim-fliegen-goodness.
    3 points
  17. Well I finally got confirmation over the phone that I should have my order this Saturday. Have to say, I know they are stretched, but the service hasn't been exemplary. After they tried to get me to downgrade because my mobo wasn't in stock, I found it on their website under a new LN number on sale for cheaper than I'd paid for it! Anyway, minor refund on its way and everything now in stock and being stress tested as we speak. Just under a month from ordering.
    3 points
  18. Well, Matthew must be an expert on slow internets... his reply took 8 years to get here!
    3 points
  19. A little dissimilar formation flying with Fenrir, BluBear and Papabear on thursday,
    3 points
  20. Some Harrier fun, Hunting tanks with the Tpod and using IR guided Mavericks, Using Laser guided rockets (APKWPS's) and self lasing, And genuinely my first attempt at a Carrier landing in it, although had plonked in down on a few large concrete aprons prior to this. Bit of a bump, but happy enough! All in all good fun
    3 points
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  22. Salute, Save the Date! After much work and excellent contributions from @Perfesser and @Sweper I am pleased to announce that I will be running the first mission in my "Battle Of The Bulge" series on Saturday 24th April. It would be great if we could get as many of the regular "Tankies" on parade as possible. Now, start time?. Usually I would have said that I would have started the mission around 20:15 to 20:30 uk time but as we have just put our clocks forward I appreciate that this may be causing folks who do not live in the centre of the universe (also known as the UK) so
    2 points
  23. Bit more of an explanation - 'Arc view'. On the Su tank destroyers it appears that the sight view available for the commander enables him to direct fire within the gun's arc of fire up to 56 degrees in any direction. Could be used for direct fire ie. against visible targets or indirect fire ie. as an artillery piece. In game the reticule is movable using the visor adjust controls. In co operation with the driver and gunner the commander can place the reticule over the target and adjust the fall of shot accordingly. Brilliant. This game is really Tank Crew....the more I look int
    2 points
  24. Just seen the below in the IL2 forums. Explains the pips in the Sherman gunsight. Just raise the barrel until your required piper is on the target
    2 points
  25. Mission Date 06/12/44 402nd FS - Frontlines Armed Reconnaissance, Zulpich 485th FS - Fighter Sweep, Julich Sector 410th BG - Road & Rail Strike, Zulpich Debrief: 370th FG 402nd FS: (Courtesy of Capt. Sean O'Sullivan) Group COs note: Another solid performance gents, good work. 485th FS: (Courtesy of Maj. Mick Payne-Less) Group COs note: Glad to see the 485th getting their share of the air action, though the loss of 2nd Lt. Well is a blow, he was shaping up nicely. And a nice haul of ground targets to boot
    2 points
  26. I trust his judgement. It'll be worth the wait
    2 points
  27. Disappointing news from EDs Discord: NineLine — Yesterday at 5:20 PM I was just told that the Mossie has slipped back behind the Hind, sorry guys. NineLine — Yesterday at 5:25 PM I wont give any dates right now, but its slipped back a little NineLine — Yesterday at 5:27 PM Nick just wasn't happy with the external model, so that's a good thing, he knows what's good and what isn't DCS Well, at least it's still this year, hopefully 2nd Quarter....
    2 points
  28. We had a session this morning with two tanks each with two crew. Great fun swapping roles on respawn. Comms were busy even with only two tanks, separate channels will be a must. You have to constantly talk to each other as a crew. With a two man crew in a Panther or Tiger...... Driver picks the tank and spawns in, unlocks all “gunner” positions. Next crew slot is commander. Driver then drives looking through the gunsight in gunners position because the view is much better than through the visor. Commander gives directions, scans for threats and spots for the gunner/driver. Three man crew wo
    2 points
  29. Mission Date 03/12/44 402nd FS - Road & Rail Strike, Krefeld 485th FS - Fighter Sweep, Mönchengladbach-Cologne Sector 410th BG - Infantry Position Attack, Geldern Debrief: 370th FG 402nd FS: (Courtesy of Capt. Sean O'Sullivan) Group COs note: An incredible total of 44 ground targets destroyed in a single mission! Superlative work 402nd! 485th FS: (Courtesy of Maj. Mick Payne-Less) Group COs note: Well done 485th! Not just mud movers after all, eh? Excellent haul gents. Though, Major Payne-Le
    2 points
  30. Here: Dev blog #89 / IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles In case if the oxygen system is damaged it is highly recommended to avoid high-g maneuvers and descend to 3km and lower. Here it is fellows, As in my situation. Oxygen failure at high altitude.
    2 points
  31. While it is possible to transfer everything, Windows and GBS and DCS, I'd rather install all from fresh - on a new system. After installing it, copy the relevant files/folders with settings over. (Though there's a chance your game controllers on the new motherboard's USB ports may require some extra attention ... not sure. Partitions? One could argue to have Windows on C:-drive, and the rest somewhere else. I have that. But not sure why. Sure, if one needs to re-install Windows, it might make it easier to only format C:-Drive and leave the rest alone. Still, one might need to re-ins
    2 points
  32. I havent given up hope just yet.....
    2 points
  33. I would like to report a new German wonder weapon - their scientists seem to have come up with a way of attaching a rubber band - or bungee rope to their aircraft, which can then be fired at yours, backwards if necessary, and on making contact it sticks to your aircraft and pulls their aircraft into yours to destroy you in one swoop via a collision. The German pilot goes down too with this weapon - but in a blaze of glory, and is posthumously awarded the Knights Cross with Cabbage Leaves and Broccoli for the successful destruction of an Allied Aircraft using the "rubber band" method.
    2 points
  34. I shall be inserting myself gently, but firmly into my cockpit tonight - in other words, reporting for duty
    2 points
  35. I should be there tonight. I have my second covid jab at 6:57 pm tonight so I might be late if they are a bit behind sticking needles in people.
    2 points
  36. Salute, Apologies for posting this in the general GBS forum but I wanted to catch all of the Dogz that may not read the Tank Crew threads. I am now starting to think about building the mechanics and guts of the "Battle of The Bulge" missions and although the first mission is still a good number of weeks away, I wanted to get an idea of the numbers that may / could consider wanting to take part. Outside of the people listed below (who I am already including) who have been regular "Saturday Tankies", do YOU think you may want to take part? The missions will run on a Saturday eveni
    2 points
  37. Dear Friends, As some of you who frequent our forums already know, Jason has recently announced that we're developing a new tech called DVD and invited you to guess what that actually means. There were different guesses and some of them were near misses. The answer is, DVD means Dynamic Visual Damage. In a nutshell, it places an impact mark where a projectile hit. Among the many neat possibilities this tech brings, the size of the mark corresponds to the caliber of the projectile and/or explosive power of the shell if it was of the HE variety. They also look
    2 points
  38. Yes Colin, Go to Quick Mission, Select Stalingrad winter and then click the tank icon to the Northwest of Stalingrad City. Simples
    2 points
  39. My pc has just done a windows update. When I checked the optional driver updates, saw this...
    2 points
  40. Muti-Crew for this event. If you are wanting to take part in this event as part of a multi-crew please could you let me know your crew please, or put yourself forward as a willing crew member and we can then make some crews up. There are up to 3 positions available for each tank, driver, gunner and commander. If you want to fight on your own, no problem.
    1 point
  41. Did another two man crew mission in a winter village this morning. It was very different from an open terrain battle where multi crew gives you no real advantage. Having two pairs of eyes trying to spot concealed enemy tanks amongst buildings was a big help but more importantly the driver can react quickly to an enemy tank turning its turret in our direction by driving the tank behind cover quickly once we had fired a shot at the target which did not knock it out first time. The driver needs to concentration on driving only, always keeping a rapid “take cover” manoeuvre in mind. When we got it
    1 point
  42. Different Eccles - Anyway Tom has reinstated my previous persona (as it was lost due to a technical problem) so Eccles' travel warrant has been suspended.
    1 point
  43. Thanks for the update Sid, adds to the knowledge base. Would be interesting to have a 3 man crew in a battlefield scenario, then no swapping required and see how that goes...
    1 point
  44. All valid points FT A fresh Windows install is best IMO on a separate drive from everything. Once I have it set up with everything I make an image of it, just in case the HD or Windows itself crashes. Then it's simpleton to bring a new drive back up and running all your stuff again from the image. The Space thing is Spot On 🤣
    1 point
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