38 single player missions here, but more will be added weekly...
All include self installers and uninstallers for easy, uhm, installing and uninstalling! Just download the Mission Megapack for ALL missions.
Megapack currently includes - historical missions (see below for examples), offline tournament missions (LW and RAF), Stuka mission pack, Operation Sealion Mission Pack.
Here are some examples:Aces Mission 1 – Douglas Bader – Big Wing
Few men become legends in their lifetime. Bader lost both legs in an accident in 1931 but fitted with aluminium replacements he returned to the air and by 1940 was squadron leader with 242 Squadron flying Hurricanes. He was the leading proponent of the Big Wing theory that massed attacks by RAF fighters were needed to stop Luftwaffe raids getting through.
Bader led a Big Wing into action for the first time on September 7, 1940, against a large German formation heading for London. Having been scrambled late, the wing was underneath the bombers and their fighter escorts when they intercepted them north of the Thames. All 242 and 310 Squadrons could do was attack as best they could while 19 Squadron's Spitfires tried to hold off the attacking Me-109s.
Bader himself got a cockpit full of bullets and the right aileron shot off his Hurricane. This is your chance to test the Big Wing theory for yourself.Mission 2 – Alan Deere – Deere over Dunkirk
A reprise of a favorite mission from the Deere IA mission pack. Alan Deere was one of the most famous pilots of the Battle of Britain, serving with 54 Squadron and going on to the rank of Air Commodore before retiring in 1967.
On May 23 1940 Deere recorded the first ever victories over Bf109s by a Spitfire, when he shotdown two Bf109s in fighting near Dunkirk. Can you help the troops on the beach at Dunkirk by driving off the marauding 109s?Mission 3 – Howard Mayers – Scramble! 110s!
Howard Clive Mayers was one of Australia's lesser known Battle of Britain aces. During the battle he won a DFC and was credited with 8 kills. He went on to score a total of 12 kills, fighting mostly over Africa before being lost in action at Quattara Depression on 8 July 1942.
Early on 13 August 1940 with 601 Sq Mayers claimed a Bf110 damaged. After a scramble later the same day, he destroyed another Bf110 and was then shot down himself. Mayers baled out, was fired on by a Bf110 but landed safely in the sea off Portland. He was picked up by an MTB and treated for shrapnel wounds at Portland Hospital. His Hurricane, P2690, crashed into the Channel off Weymouth.Mission 4 – Sailor Malan – Malan vs Molders
South African ace Adolph 'Sailor' Malan is at the center of one of the most hotly disputed encounters of the Battle of Britain, with many claiming it was he who brought down Luftwaffe ace Werner Molders on 28 July 1940.
74 Squadron was in action between Manston and Hawkinge and Malan had just downed one Bf109 from JG51 when he saw Molders on his six. He turned toward him and battle was joined. Molders aircraft was badly damaged and though he nursed it home to Wissant he was so badly wounded he took no part in the conflict for the next month.
Malan himself made no claim that it was he who damaged Molders, and other sources say it was a Hurricane of 41 Squadron. You can fly as either!Mission 5 – Josef Frantisek – Frantisek vs Wiggers
Czech ace Josef Frantisek achieved in just 27 days the title of highest scoring RAF pilot of the Battle of Britain, with 17 confirmed victories in Sept and Oct of 1940. A lone wolf, his commanding officers found him impossible to control, but loathe to lose his abilities in the air, he was made a 'guest of 303 squadron' so that he could continue to fly and fight during the Battle. His short career ended on October 8 in an unexplained accident following an uneventful patrol.
September 11, 1940, was a day of glory for the largely Polish 303 Squadron. Fifteen minutes after being scrambled, the squadron in full formation intercepted a German raid. Thanks to a determined attack, the pilots scattered the German formation but ran foul of the determined escort fighters of JG51. One Bf 109, shot down by Sgt. Frantisek, was piloted by Hans Wiggers, an ace with 13 victories to his credit.
Mission 6 – Arty Holmes – Ramming Speed!
Though not strictly an Ace, Ray 'Arty' Holmes warrants inclusion for one of the most memorable victories of the Battle. Holmes entered the history books when he attacked a formation of
Do17s over London on Sept 15. In a classic case of the 'red mist of battle' taking over, Holmes chose to ram one of the Dorners with his Hurricane and at a closing speed of 400 mph he cut through its tail section like butter.
Unfortunately he also totalled his own machine.
The attack was immortalised on film by a camera-crew, who filmed the Dornier crashing into the forecort of Victoria Station, while Holmes floated down to the streets below, close to where his Hurricane cratered the crossroads at Buckingham Palace and Pimlico roads!
Your challenge (fly as Red2, Holmes famous TM-B Hurri) in this mission is to repeat Holmes attack and bring down a Dornier without firing your guns! Remember to set air-air collisions=on in your options. Will you live to drink a pint with the fire brigade afterwards, as Holmes did?Mission 7 – Ernest McNab – Fog of War
Canadian Ernie “Pee Wee” McNab scored the first Canadian air victory of World War 2 while attached to 1 Sq RAF. When 1 Sq (Canadian) was officially formed in June 1940, McNab took the reins. The squadron first entered the fray on August 24 1940.
1C Squadron scrambled 12 fighters, led by McNab, to patrol at 10,000 feet. Having earlier observed a combat in progress, they spotted three Ju88s approaching below. McNab led the attack.
After the engagement the jubilant Canadians claimed to have destroyed one Junkers 88 and “probably destroyed” a second. Canadian newspapers quickly trumpeted the success:
London, Aug. 25 (CP Cable reporter Harold Fair) Roaring into action together as a unit for the first time the first Royal Canadian Air Force fighter squadron to reach England proved itself Saturday by downing two German bombers.
A brief Air Ministry news service bulletin said: "The first Royal Canadian fighter squadron to reach England went into action yesterday for the first time. Flying their Canadian-built Hurricanes, the pilots yesterday afternoon shot down two Dornier bombers."
No further details were given out for the moment.
There was just one problem...Mission 8 – Carl Davis – Letter to Mrs Davis
The RAF in 1940 was bolstered by pilots from at least 14 other nations, among them several Americans. One of these was US Ace Carl Raymond Davis, DFC, a US RAF volunteer, who died 6 September 1940 with 9 victories.
The British Battle of Britain monument lists 9 US airmen who served in the RAF, either as US citizens, or claiming to be Canadian. Davis received his DFC after shooting down two Ju88s, a Bf109 and a Stuka in the space of three days.
A witness to his death wrote a moving letter to his wife, “Dear Mrs Davis, I hope you will not mind receiving this letter from a stranger, one who saw the air battle in which your husband gave his life on Friday morning last...”Mission 9 – Adolph Galland – Galland vs Allen
Adolph Galland is possibly the most famous of the Luftwaffe Aces, finishing the war with 104 victories from 705 sorties. An entire mission package could be built around just this one flyer. This mission recreates one of the many sorties where Ace clashed with Ace and only one flyer survived.
On 24 July 1940, Galland led III./JG 26 over the north coast of the Thames Estuary. Here they engaged Spitfires and Galland was able to shoot one down to the north of Margate.
He had shot down the British ace P/O “Johnny” Allen of 56 Sqn, who at the time had 7 confirmed and 5 Mission 10 – Erich Groth – Hammerhead
Groth, in his famous 'Sharkmouth' Zerstorer, was the top scoring Bf110 ace, with 12 BoB victories - no mean feat in a machine outclassed by both the Hurricane and Spitfire.
Groth used the 'Hammerhead' turn in the Bf110 to great effect - diving away then zooming up until at the top of his climb he would stall and kick the rudder to turn the pursuit into a head to head game of chicken, letting him bring his 4xMG17 and 2x20mm cannons to bear on his unsuspecting 'attacker'.
This mission recreates August 15 1940. A black day for Groth's ZG 76/II unit, which lost no fewer than 8 aircraft in one fighter sweep. Losses like these resulted eventually in the Bf110 requiring its own escorts, and it was eventually dropped from the air to air role altogether, except as a night fighter.Mission 11 – Eduard Tratt – Erpro 210’s opening blow
When he died in 1944 Tratt was the leading Bf110 ace with 38 victories, 10 of them achieved during the Battle of Britain as part of the elite Erpro 210 experimental bombing unit.
In one of the opening blows of the Battle of Britain Erpro 210 attacked the British RDF system on August 12.
The attacks put Dunkirk, Pevensey, Dover and Rye stations off the air but were judged by the
Luftwaffe to be a failure as they were apparently back on air again later the same day. Len Deighton in 'Fighter' notes the attacks were more effective than Luftwaffe intelligence had judged though, with two of the stations effectively crippled having been put back on the air with false signals to fool the Germans.Mission 12 - Helmut Wick – Big Day Out
Helmut Wick became the leading Luftwaffe Ace of the Battle of Britain, and stayed in the lead until his
death in November 1940. He emerged from the Battle of France with 12 kills, took over JG2/1 (7) in Jagdgeschwader 2 'Richthofen', and finished the BoB with 42 kills. The mission represented in this pack technically falls outside the dates of the Battle, but is too impressive to ignore.
October 5 1940: In the aftermath of the Battle, Wick flew an afternoon patrol near Bournemouth andencountered Hurricanes from 607 Sq. He personally accounted for three. Returning to France to refuel and rearm, he patrolled the area of the Isle of Wight at sunset and ran into Spitfires of 238 Sq, downing two and bringing his total for the day to 5 RAF aircraft! The feat earned him oak leaves for his Knights Cross