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#3980804 - 07/14/14 05:26 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart ***** [Re: Hasse]  
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Originally Posted By: Hasse
A whole day without casualties in MFFA 2! I'm happy. smile

Good, Hasse! Now I will try and see, if I'll experience the same...


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#3980907 - 07/14/14 08:26 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Offzstv. Bernhard Harms, Kasta 18, Pronville, 14. Juli 1916

After nine days in hospital and days of bad weather, my first sortie put me in command
of our flight of three Rolands. We had to reconnoitre the front line around Bapaume.
Arriving near the town at 2200 Meter, we sighted Flak, and then 2 Bristol Scout.
I was about to ignore them, as they were 500 Meter lower and could not reach us.
But then Kaemmler, our rearmost flyer, dived down to engage them.
And when he got into trouble, Seifert also went down to help.

I was terribly angry about Kaemmler and could have strangled him - but then he fell;
a thick black column of smoke over east Bapaume was all that was left of his Roland.
Now Seifert and his observer had one Scout under fire, and the craft went down with
a trail of smoke.
I had a dance with the other Bristol, and twice I had almost been "smearing off"
in our tight turns, but then I hit the Englishman at 700 Meter altitude, and passing
him, my observer Palz also gave him some with his Parabellum.
The Bristol spiralled down and the pilot made a bumpy landing on our half of the line.

Now we were too low for our mission task, and so I followed Seifert, who was heading
back home. But from the north more Bristols came down to chase us. Seifert decided
to land at Bertincourt, while I made it back to Pronville.



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#3981141 - 07/15/14 12:20 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Good Job on that mission, Olham, love the "Jaws" look too

#3981150 - 07/15/14 01:07 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Yeah, my new paintjob!
Must find out, which skin part is the nose bottom, so I can complete that.


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#3981153 - 07/15/14 01:12 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Looks a bit like 112 squadron RAF in WWII in the Western Desert!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._112_Squadron_RAF

and somewhere I have a picture of a JU87 with a similar shark mouth.

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#3981171 - 07/15/14 02:06 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Well, many may think the "nose-arts" were invented by Allied WW2 pilots.
But they weren't - several Roland C.II had mouths and eyes painted on -
friendly "Smiley" type, or "shark mouths".
The Roland in the second pic is called "Meerkatze", which directly translated means: "Sea Cat",
but in English the animal has nothing to do with cats and sea; it's a vervet monkey.








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#3981205 - 07/15/14 02:55 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Great! It's nice to see photos that I haven't seen many times before.

The Roland seems to have great structural strength with few wires. I don't suppose the pilot could see much downwards, although that was a problem with all biplanes of that era.


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#3981232 - 07/15/14 04:14 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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The Roland feels rugged and stable, and is quite easy to fly in WOFF.
I just shot down a Nieuport 11 in her, and then we managed to run away from more of them.

The downward vision is quite bad.
You have a window left and right, and curved cutouts in the upper wings, but still...
If you want to land, you approach the field wagging your wings to check ot wether the runway
in front of you is free, then you balance her out, reduce throttle and "sink into the field".
You now watch through your window and cutouts, how the grass is coming nearer 'till touchdown;
or you look sideways, like I do, and get the right impression from the airfield hangars.
But if ever a mad cow should have the idea to walk onto our field in the wrong moment,
we would have minced meat for burgers!


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#3981256 - 07/15/14 05:23 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
The Roland feels rugged and stable, and is quite easy to fly in WOFF.
I just shot down a Nieuport 11 in her, and then we managed to run away from more of them.

The downward vision is quite bad.
You have a window left and right, and curved cutouts in the upper wings, but still...
If you want to land, you approach the field wagging your wings to check ot wether the runway
in front of you is free, then you balance her out, reduce throttle and "sink into the field".
You now watch through your window and cutouts, how the grass is coming nearer 'till touchdown;
or you look sideways, like I do, and get the right impression from the airfield hangars.
But if ever a mad cow should have the idea to walk onto our field in the wrong moment,
we would have minced meat for burgers!



MMMM minced pie to augment the nightly meals!

Nice mission Olham and yes I like the kite paint job as well.
Must get to work on one for my Strutter.

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#3981263 - 07/15/14 05:38 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Originally Posted By: Robert_Wiggins
Nice mission Olham and yes I like the kite paint job as well.
Must get to work on one for my Strutter.

Ah, now I guess I know where you will fly - RNAS?


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#3981274 - 07/15/14 06:07 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Thank you Olham for your welcome.

I have discovered WOFF few months before, after flying many years with ROF (which I enjoy to continue to fly with it sometimes ...). As I really focus on the role playing aspect of the game, in the way to manage my virtual pilots, I am really glad to join you in the Did campaign, which make me feels not alone in my offline flights ... (for me it's always more challenging to survive to the war as trying to get victories at any price...)

Thank you very much for the job done, and long way to all virtual pilots community ...

#3981291 - 07/15/14 06:30 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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piedro, if you like, send me a PM with your hometown and country - I will add you to our (W)OFF Forum Pilots Maps then.

My last sortie gave me the chance to gain my 5th victory - a Nieuport 11.



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#3981292 - 07/15/14 06:31 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: piedro606]  
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Hey Piedro, the wonderful thing about flying the WOFF DID Campaign is that you don't really compete against other pilots but you can see how well you are doing. The thing is to see how long you can stay alive. And if you die you can rejoin as another pilot and carry on. It sort of joins us together even if we fly for different sides... And if you want you can change sides though most don't do that. In fact I don't think any pilot has done that.

But, as you say, in the DID campaign you are not alone. But try to avoid meeting Olham because he is dangerous!


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#3981318 - 07/15/14 07:10 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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And an ace now. Well done Olham!

Welcome aboard Piedro!

#3981347 - 07/15/14 07:51 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Welcome to the madhouse, Piedro! smile

Maybe Olham stops flying the Albs now that he's doing so well with the Whale? biggrin

I went over 20 hours today:



There has been very little glory and a lot of death, but finally I've been able to fly a couple of missions in a row without everybody getting slaughtered. Does wonders for immersion!


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#3981357 - 07/15/14 08:03 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Hasse]  
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Originally Posted By: Hasse
I went over 20 hours today:


Very impressive considering the plane you are flying. Very!

#3981364 - 07/15/14 08:13 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Hasse]  
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Dangerous - me? I am always getting hunted down like a dog, Jim!

Originally Posted By: Hasse
Maybe Olham stops flying the Albs now that he's doing so well with the Whale?

STOP flying the Alb? It's not even THERE! Once it is there, I will BEGIN flying it - and never STOP!
Mmuahahahahaaa!!!

Originally Posted By: Hasse
I went over 20 hours today

Congrats, Hasse! And furthermore good luck!


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#3981371 - 07/15/14 08:58 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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long time no talky.
Basel has moved to 3.RFC, more detail later.
Been having a lot of..well, short runs. Lots of missions but not much time being logged. Still alive though.
Had a few close runs with EIII's but escorts seem to do thier work.

A nice run this evening, started out as yet another dry drop and run show. Bombs gone, not much happening...then.
Dots all over and all heading to us..yikes!
To late to run. But I end up with a freaken armada on the leg home. 3xN11 + 3xFe2B + 5xDH2 all stacked one a top the other, all the way home till we land. Never seen that before in any sim.

Boom Boom, HA HA HA HA


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#3981374 - 07/15/14 09:05 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Hi gentlemens from air,

I am glad to present you Scottish sergeant Alf Field from 60 Sqnd RFC, who succesfully achieved is 3rd mission today ... He is smiling on the picture, for moment he is convinced that the war will be short ... "In my defence God me defend"




P.S: Olham please keep him alive for his 4th patrol, it will be so nice from you smile2

#3981391 - 07/15/14 09:59 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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@Piedro606 :

You might have missed something when reading the rules : we fly in WOFF the same day as in reality.
Which means today you should be flying on the 15th of July 1916

I guess we could consider you have done your training hours on the Morane ? I will let the staff decide.


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