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#4373043 - 08/06/17 08:36 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Originally Posted by Robert_Wiggins

If it works, then all you would need is a new allied skin.


Well, I'll be....it worked quite well by my estimation; better than I thought it would! The only real concern for me is that I can see the pilot's goggles from inside the cockpit the way I usually sit (all "[" and all "cntl-enter" possible), but this is a fairly easy adjustment with the eyepoints....good enough for base ball!



I have not used the mission editor at all, so a question I have (and will investigate): Can a British player use German planes? Of course, it happened in real life, especially with the Germans using captured French and British planes semi-regularly.

Another question I will find the answer to: How many Morane L craft used forward firing machine guns? Did the British have and use them? So many questions, lol

...and that poor Bosche wingman didn't have a chance! And I got a stern warning too, never to destroy my wingmen again rofl

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#4373050 - 08/06/17 09:39 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Way to go Jeff!! But I really think you need to find a head tracking device. Once you try one you will never go back.


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#4373054 - 08/06/17 10:17 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Originally Posted by Robert_Wiggins
Way to go Jeff!! But I really think you need to find a head tracking device. Once you try one you will never go back.


I actually like the mouse tracking for some reason...but I do have to figure out how to get rid of the cursor....just found out that cursor elimination in games is NOT native to Nvidia Geforce recording.

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#4373082 - 08/07/17 01:42 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Ha ha, well, I solved the mouse issue by creating a tiny black dot for a cursor...of course, it can be a bit difficult to navigate around the menu screens, but it is about the size of an in game fly (or smaller)...nothing like workarounds wink ...ask Hawker and Strange about that biggrin

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#4373101 - 08/07/17 04:03 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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George Lyons
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Thirty-eighth mission Sunday 9 May PM...a bombing mission to the front with 'Bay' to the east of Loos

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...he scored a few, Intell says I scored none.

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#4373194 - 08/07/17 09:01 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Thirty-ninth mission Monday 10 May AM...a recce mission to the Houplin aerodrome. Nothing much happening there, however, on the way back, we happened upon a burning Hun Aviatik aeroplane flying back over the lines to their side of things. Not sure the physical state of the pilot, but the amount we viewed them they seemed to be fairly in control of their burning up crate.



Of course, I decided not to give chase because those poor bastards were about to burn up anyway, and 'Bay' and Reinard were not following him either. This was the first enemy aircraft I have seen in the air since the start of my flying career.

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#4373247 - 08/08/17 04:38 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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(Note: a four-fer!)

Fortieth mission Monday 10 May PM...a recce mission to the front just southeast of the ruins of what was once the town of Arras. Fairly uneventful.

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Forty-first mission Tuesday 11 May AM...an art obs with Lt. Ken Breton at the helm of Captain Reinard's machine this time. But our crate was not to make the destination, as first there was some spluttering at 21oo feet, and then next thing petrol was on the windshield

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...fortunately, we were right above Merville aerodrome, and we glided down to a landing after I shut the engine off to avoid a fire.

Forty-second mission Tuesday 11 May PM...after catching a ride back to Chocques and the ack emmas getting together one of the reserves for me to fly, I was back up doing another art obs mission just to the east of Loos. Great visibility and high clouds and no threats made for a nice flight.

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Forty-third mission Wednesday 12 May AM...a three crate mission to bomb our colleagues at Houplin! We breezed in so quickly that they seemed to not notice us coming! No archie until we were done bombing and almost out of range...even the klaxons were late to sound! Hope the Bosche always sleep late; it would certainly help this war go more quickly.



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...for once, 'Bay' didn't score, and the new guys got most of the hits.


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Jeff



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#4373272 - 08/08/17 12:31 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Jeff you are getting lots of flying time in thumbsup


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#4373314 - 08/08/17 04:47 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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@ Robert_Wiggins....yes, well I do use a lot of time compression, and that helps to speed things along. Once the flying gets fast and furious (kind of like what you are experiencing!), I will not be able to get as many flights in.

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George Lyons
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May 1915

Forty-fourth mission Wednesday 12 May PM...aktion! What shaped up to be a routine recce mission over the area southeast of Loos became a heart-pounder as I spied two crates heading over the lines...and this time they were Bosche! Of course, we have all heard of the exploits of Péguod and then Garros from the French side of things. In addition, Intell has told us that the Aviatik B-type do not have regular armament, just the occasional rifle that has been shown to be wildly ineffective. So, we fought! They probably did not notice us at first, and they were headed southwest, not at full revs (most likely a recce mission of their own); we managed to catch up to them. Not having practiced this sort of flying much before, I decided to get in front of and below them to give Halifax a good shot.

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...he did, and then I heard some whizzing and crumpling of fabric! Did they have a gun after all?!? No, I think that Halifax actually hit our own craft (we will keep that one a secret to this record), or perhaps Reinard in the other plane hit us? Either way, once the shooting commenced, the Huns headed back for their side of the lines. They were now at full throttle, and also being a bit more dangerous to fight them over their side, we let them go. Based on what Halifax and Reinard said, they both got some hits in, but not enough to cause major damage to the enemy, and ultimately this meeting was a draw. Meanwhile, our craft took “moderate damage” and will be in the shop for two days...time for another reserve.



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Jeff


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#4373396 - 08/08/17 11:33 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Forty-fifth mission Thursday 13 May AM...A glorious morning to lay some eggs on Douai!

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...and indeed 'Bay' and I did, so says Intell. As a matter of fact, they had some of those new monoplanes out on the field that I managed to hit

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(Note: I know, not the 'super-best' pic, but it shows the visceral carnage! wink )

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...while 'Bay' started some fires to their structures, all in all a good show!

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#4373437 - 08/09/17 04:24 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Forty-sixth mission Thursday 13 May PM...still good flying weather, although the wind picked up a bit. A recce mission to the southeast of Loos once again that was fairly uneventful, save for the moment we chanced upon a craft headed east. Turns out it was one of ours, although a bit unusual to see just a single aeroplane. Perhaps dropping off or picking up a spy?

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#4374099 - 08/13/17 05:06 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Forty-seventh mission Friday 14 May AM...Bombing, and then action! A bombing mission to the front at one of our usual places just to the southeast of Loos. Just after the bombing was completed (and I had a delayed release of the bombs, perhaps because of a kink in the release wire), I viewed what I believed to be another Morane L-type heading towards the east. I could not confirm that, and then just about a minute later, I witnessed a biplane heading west...this one an Aviatik B-type! Once I got close enough to confirm, another one appeared. I broke formation to attack, and while I did receive a bit of a dressing down once I arrived back at base, I was also given congratulations as our action managed to drive both Bosche craft back over the lines. This time, Halifax expended over 2oo rounds, but with little success

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...then we got caught in a rather large cloud and lost about 5oo feet before righting ourselves and losing the prey. Once this happened, I caught a bearing and realized we were a fair bit over the lines. I then decided to head back to base with inconclusiveness being the order of this flight, as our bombing also resulted in zero hits according to Intell.

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#4374172 - 08/13/17 07:59 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Forty-eighth mission Friday 14 May PM...a routine recce to the northeast of Loos. Uneventful, except it seems we were not over the front for very long.

Here is a view of our takeoff:

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#4374190 - 08/14/17 12:10 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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...as 15 May came, I was granted a 48-hour pass! Having planned this for the last three weeks (since my last pass to Loos was a dud), I hit the sights of Paris!

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I then made it back to base in the early morning hours of 17 May, catching only a few hours sleep. Upon awakening and heading to the duty room, the message was posted “due to poor weather, all flights canceled for 48 hours”

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...so back to bed I went! Indeed, the skies opened up and it rained for two days straight, so much so that on 19 May, flights were canceled again, but only until 20 May. I have been at this more than a month now, and I must say that the pace is grueling and exhilarating at the same time.

Forty-ninth mission Thursday 20 May AM....I was a bit concerned about being a bit “rusty” after not flying for five days, and today was certainly a day to be aware! Perhaps all of the air services felt the need to get back out in to the air at the same time, because I have never seen the skies busier than I saw them on this mission. 'Bay', Simmons, and I (with our respective Officers) were given a bombing mission to the front lines just east of the River Lys and a bit west of the occupied town of Lille. The runway was soggy but we managed to get in the air without incident. As we reached altitude and headed towards the lines, two crates appeared in front of us. These were BE2s and seemed to be headed back to a friendly aerodrome.

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Then right before we bombed the enemy front, two other planes appeared, and these were Bosche! Aviatik B-types!

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However, after my dressing down from the last time I broke ranks (which even Halifax gave the go ahead, but I was too eager), and especially carrying bombs, I stuck right to formation and let the Huns go. Then, after we bombed, two more Aviatik appeared!

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I wasn't sure if they were the same ones we saw earlier (probably were), but either way, 'Bay' and Reinard in their lead crate did not go after them; at some point, they got close enough for observer 2nd Lieutenant Jeffrey Alden (fine chap!) to shoot a few rounds at them with no discernible result however, we maintained formation all the way to base. It seems to me, since we have some of the best and most armed aeroplanes in the skies, we should be going after our enemies when the situation presents itself, and I will do this when I am flight leader and I get permission from the observer/leader. However, when I am not leader, I will from now on not deviate from the formation unless we come under attack, and attack from the sky is not likely based on reconnaissance showing only one or two squadrons of Pfalz A.I in our area (these are copies of the Morane L we fly). If we only had a Vickers Gunbus at our disposal (Note: wink ), although I hear they are rather ungainly, but at least they have a forward firing gun that could give us an advantage in the skies.

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Jeff


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#4374360 - 08/14/17 10:46 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Fiftieth mission Thursday 20 May PM...we were cleared to bomb the factory at Perenchies just to the west of Lille. However, only our aeroplane made the target as we got lost in the clouds and then separated.

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It also seems that 'Bay' and Reinard's crate could not drop their eggs! They had to land with bombs on the rack, always harrowing. Ours dropped and hit nothing, although Intell says we were not too far away. Also, this particular factory has already been rather devastated, but it was revealed that there was an archie post there.



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The saga continues!

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#4374560 - 08/15/17 09:00 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Fifty-first mission Friday 21 May AM...a routine recce mission over a familiar spot just east of Loos, but not without a bit of trouble. Our plane was the leader (Captain Halifax as usual), and the other plane had Captain Reinard as observer with a different pilot, Lloyd Cromwell. 'Oily' as we call him is a bit fidgety but gets the job done.

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Nonetheless, as we were over the front, I noticed that he was a fair bit lower than we were,

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...and getting lower.

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After pointing this out to Halifax, he gave the go ahead to head back to base as we did not want to strand them over the front or worse. Upon arrival, Cromwell and Reinard explained that their aeroplane was just sluggish for some unknown reason...perhaps the engine needs an overhaul? (Note: WOFF:UE is great to simulate situations that are outside of tight flying formations!)

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Jeff


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#4374625 - 08/16/17 01:25 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Jeff,

These reports are fantastic. Can't tell you how much I've enjoyed reading them and how much I'm looking forward to getting in some flight time myself - it's far overdue. I hope to be posting in the boards again in short order.

Cheers!

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@CaptSopwith...thanks much for your kind words.....now get out there and get some flight time in! wink

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George Lyons
Sergeant
3 RFC
Chocques, Flanders
May 1915

Fifty-second mission Friday 21 May PM...we were tasked to bomb the Phalempin aerodrome for the afternoon flight. The weather turned on us, and while there were peeks of blue on occasion, there was also thunder and lightning.

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Lieutenant Ken Breton was piloting Reinard's craft, and Halifax and I followed right behind him as is my bombing trick. This time, not so many hits, but enough to damage one of their headquarter buildings.

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Moderate archie, and made it back without incident.

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Regards,

Jeff

P.S. Lyons is still my main pilot, but I have started a DiD Centenary pilot over at that forum...he will be my "fun" pilot wink


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42 inch Sharp Aquos LCD TV with 120hz refresh
Very old (over 20 years now) Aiwa Receiver/Amplifier
Very old giant stereo speakers with newer sub-woofer
Very old Logitech Wingman joystick with two buttons and a throttle slider
Very old CH Thurstmaster analog footpedals
Manhattan analog/USB converter
W10
#4375425 - 08/20/17 01:50 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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George Lyons
Sergeant
3 RFC
Chocques, Flanders
May 1915

(Writre's note: a two-fer, and my DiD campaign is a bit stalled waiting for the calendar to catch up)

Fifty-third mission Saturday 22 May AM...A bombing mission to one of our usual spots, the front lines east of Loos.

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Still haven't managed to score any hits on the Bosche installations at the front.

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Also, we were what I considered to be a bit low at only 5ooo feet (Writer's note: actual WOFF:UE assignment), but fortunately no machine gun fire nor archie to speak of. Ah yes, and then just as we were landing, a splat of petrol landed on my windshield! Ack emmas tell me that a fuel line had become severed (again), but it was an easy fix and there would be no need for extended maintenance on our machine.

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Fifty-fourth mission Saturday 22 May PM...an art obs with 'Bay' and Reinard leading the way, and Halifax in our bus of course. We tried a new formation, I guess it could best be called an in-line formation, where I followed right behind 'Bay' and his machine, however, a couple times we got a little too close to one another, and we will likely go back to chevron style, except for bombing when right over a target.

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Otherwise, Reinard saw some targets and dropped a couple of bags, and we headed home.

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Regards,

Jeff


WOFF:UE Computer Specs and set-up:
Homebuilt Computer!
Intel i5-3570k mildly overclocked to 3.8ghz
AsRock Z75 mobo
Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB (EVGA one fan version)
16 GB RAM
42 inch Sharp Aquos LCD TV with 120hz refresh
Very old (over 20 years now) Aiwa Receiver/Amplifier
Very old giant stereo speakers with newer sub-woofer
Very old Logitech Wingman joystick with two buttons and a throttle slider
Very old CH Thurstmaster analog footpedals
Manhattan analog/USB converter
W10
#4375442 - 08/20/17 03:59 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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(Writer's Note: ha, my schedule opened up a bit more this evening, so I accomplished two more missions!)

George Lyons
Sergeant
3 RFC
Chocques, Flanders
May 1915

Fifty-fifth mission Sunday 23 May AM...a bombing mission to Houplin that was not to be for our crate...not too far east of Merville, our engine started clanging like the Dickens...of course, we had eggs on the rack! I heard of an unfortunate incident that happened to some poor blokes over at Escadrille MS 12...they landed with eggs on the rack after engine failure, and their bombs went off and blew them and their bus to pieces! So, we were close to the River Lys, therefore I flew over it, checked to do my best not to hit anyone on or near the river (Writer's Note: ha, there is NO ONE around except for airbases and the front, lol), and dropped my bombs into it with a mighty explosion and splash ensuing. We then made Merville and said a quick hello to the chaps of 2 RFC, many of whom we have met before.



Our crate was hauled into the shop, and we caught a ride back to Chocques.

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Fifty-sixth mission Sunday 23 May PM...our regular crate will be in the shop for a few days, so we hopped in a reserve Morane for our next mission, a bombing of the front southeast of Loos. I still have not got the knack of it, and neither we or our mates (Sgt. Bill Falkland and Captain Reinard) scored any hits.

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The saga continues!

Regards,

Jeff


WOFF:UE Computer Specs and set-up:
Homebuilt Computer!
Intel i5-3570k mildly overclocked to 3.8ghz
AsRock Z75 mobo
Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB (EVGA one fan version)
16 GB RAM
42 inch Sharp Aquos LCD TV with 120hz refresh
Very old (over 20 years now) Aiwa Receiver/Amplifier
Very old giant stereo speakers with newer sub-woofer
Very old Logitech Wingman joystick with two buttons and a throttle slider
Very old CH Thurstmaster analog footpedals
Manhattan analog/USB converter
W10
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