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#1533097 - 09/22/04 05:40 PM Re: Some updates...  
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Thanks! \:\)

We're at the moment adding features to the Skyhawk FM, like control surface's efficiency decrease at slow speeds and its deadly spin behavior - although it is not that deadly at the moment, I was able to recover several times given enough altitude. We should later ponder about the best way to cut engine power in a enduring spin (flameout).


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#1533098 - 09/22/04 05:43 PM Re: Some updates...  
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A little remark: on this pic...



... the black line seems larger and more to the left and the deck dirtier with brownish dirt areas.

#1533099 - 09/22/04 05:54 PM Re: Some updates...  
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"and its deadly spin behavior "

Ah, I can't wait to crash myself in the A-4, or even better, in a vicious Mirage III spin \:D

#1533100 - 09/26/04 04:04 AM Re: Some updates...  
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Thanks for the remarks and the photos, CHDT ! Marcfighters is already aware of this and I'm hoping to see this skin ready still this weekend.


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#1533101 - 09/27/04 08:31 PM Re: Some updates...  

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Cant wait to get my hands at Mirage/Dagger controls \:D !

Im deeply proud about the Brazilians and Latin Americans doing this most promissing jet sim around ;\) !

#1533102 - 09/28/04 10:34 PM Re: Some updates...  
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Re the Sea Harrier-

One thing you all might want to think about is that the British forces also used the GR.1 Harrier variant in the Falklands conflict. The Atlantic Conveyor offloaded several before it was sunk. As I recall, the GR.1 and the American AV-8A are very similar.

Miao, Cat


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#1533103 - 09/29/04 09:57 PM Re: Some updates...  
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Good job guys and gals. Wanted to be politically correct! \:D


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#1533104 - 09/30/04 04:37 PM Re: Some updates...  
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Can't wait for this sim.

What I'm hoping for most is for accurate modelling of the crappy weather and massive swells


#1533105 - 09/30/04 04:46 PM Re: Some updates...  
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Hey Cat - I am pretty sure it was the GR3 Harrier (with the Laser targeting in the nose) that was used in the Falklands



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#1533106 - 09/30/04 11:06 PM Re: Some updates...  
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I bet the weather was so bad down there, that the pic of the guys on the carrier deck was actually a colour photo..lol

#1533107 - 10/04/04 12:26 AM Re: Some updates...  
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I know they used RAF Harriers b/c there weren't enough Sea Harriers to go round. You're probably right re the type, tho.

Miao, Cat


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#1533108 - 10/07/04 10:56 AM Re: Some updates...  
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Yeah I remember that - remember we got pretty close to running out of spares and replacements after Atlantic Conveyor got sunk as well - there is a good account of the air war on the link below as well as a link to a British squadron leader's diary of the conflict

http://www.britains-smallwars.com/Falklands/index.html


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#1533109 - 10/08/04 10:10 PM Re: Some updates...  
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Cat, the sea Harriers although equipped to drop ordinance were primarily there to provide air defence where as our Gr.3's were to provide tactical recce and ground attack. Although both aircraft carried the sidewinder on the Gr.3 it was a purely defensive weapon where as the Sea Jet used it as its primary offensive aid. Intrestingly the Sea Harrier was the last british Harrier Type to carry working gunpods... ;\)


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#1533110 - 10/09/04 03:51 PM Re: Some updates...  
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I'll enjoy flying them both. I have Hastings & Jenkins's book on the war, good read. Type 42 is still one of my favorite DDs.

Miao, Cat


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#1533111 - 10/11/04 08:05 AM Re: Some updates...  
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Pretty mouthwatering stuff.

What kind of missions, aside of Air-to-Air, did the Harriers fly? Any CAS/Ground Attack?

It's really a most excellent subject for a sim - and refreshing to strap on a british plane for a change from all the american jets.

#1533112 - 10/11/04 08:45 AM Re: Some updates...  
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the Sea Harriers...FRS1 performed the F=Fighter R=Recon,BDA and S=Strike. They performed well under very difficult conditions. The Phantom would have been much better suited to the roll but the Carrier was not in service in 1982...a real shame.

The Argie pilots also performed very well...can't remember the exact figures but most of the Brit task force was hit in some form or another...if it was not for faulty fusing on the bombs ( the Argie pilots flew very low and the bombs did not have a chance to arm ) then the Brits would have been in big trouble.

Certainly a very intersting theatre of war...a definate buy for me...anyone like reading? Try Green eyed Boys...not sure on the author but a good read about the 3 para in the final phase of the campaign.

HMP

#1533113 - 10/13/04 08:50 PM Re: Some updates...  
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Colonel, the Harriers did try some strikes over BAM Malvinas (argie base at Port Stanley.) But AAA prouved to be quite heavy, so they did not continue to attack it. Besides some counter inteligence was formed by the Argies, painting a crater over the runway thus making Biritsh inteligence thint that the runwaty was not operational, when it actually wa till the end of the war.

I dont think there was any CAS since Argentina did not have any AFV in the islands, and infantery was scatered all over the place with no concentration visible from the air. And we had no arty, onlly two 155mm Howitzers. Thus the fleet pounded the argenitnian positions almos every day. In fact those shipd where the primary targets for the Airforces A-4s, since we had an aproximate position. Argentinas Airforce attaked the ships on Bombardment and the radar piquets, since they wehre teh onlly ones we could fix on our radar based at the islands. We wouldalso determine the position of teh carriers based on where the Harriers apeared and desapeared ;\) .


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#1533114 - 11/01/04 12:08 AM Re: Some updates...  
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Work In Progress for the HMS Invincible 1982 model for JT (thanks to all people who kindly submitted info and photos of this ship!) ;\)






Also if I got luck tonight I will see here the complete HMS Hermes sailing in the JT's engine for the first time - I'm doing the integration of the 3D model and in the meantime optimizing it heavily so we can place many Sea Harriers and Sea Kings over its deck and still keeping good fps with good looks in our dev computers \:D )


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#1533115 - 11/01/04 04:53 AM Re: Some updates...  
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It's 1:33 AM here now but I've successfully integrated the Hermes for its first appearance in inside JT's 3d engine - realtime for the 1st time \:D - I've buzzed it a couple of times and everything seems ok, although it is missing all its functionality like deck elevators, rotating radar masts and stuff like that, because Steve is needed to program these things \:\)





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#1533116 - 11/01/04 09:38 AM Re: Some updates...  
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Superb !!

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