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#4170413 - 09/18/15 12:54 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4170746 - 09/19/15 12:42 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Hey Banjoman - Just had a Jimmy Ethelstan transfer into 6 Sqdrn with Ambrose to replace a casualty - any relation to Arthur?

#4170755 - 09/19/15 01:06 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Kuroken; Alvin is becoming quite the ace! I'm enjoying your stories mate!


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#4170783 - 09/19/15 03:22 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Ken, you can make him my older brother if you want and I'll start adding some notes about him in my journal entries. I can't believe you've actually seen and shot down and Eindecker. After that Aviatik C1 I saw I haven't seen anything else but the usual Aviatiks. Man, I'm so jealous. I'm getting tired of the same old prey, I'm ready for something new.


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#4170877 - 09/19/15 02:44 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks, Robert!

Banjoman, I hadn't seen any Eindeckers from that first one around the same time you saw the C1 until this week. And I have yet to see a C1, which I'm looking forward to trying (probably get Alvin shot-up - with machine guns on both sides of the observer's position, it looks like there aren't many dead zones - gotta thread that needle VERY carefully to get into firing position with a Morane...might give it a shot, but I imagine I won't have much success until the Nieuports arrive).

I'll start including Jimmy in Ambrose's letters home - hopefully his plane doesn't blow up on one of these flights.

#4170883 - 09/19/15 03:00 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Ken,Banjoman, Achille tangled with 2 E-I's in his N10 this week as well. They handed him his butt on a platter due to some accidental keyboard presses. He will spend next week in hospital. It is getting more dangerous up there.


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#4170920 - 09/19/15 05:44 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Fullofit, it is...and I've decided I'm leaving C1s alone till I'm in a Nieuport.

First flight today spotted one low, rolled down behind him figuring I'd come up below him from behind...and couldn't catch him. They're faster than the Morane. Same altitude, and he slowly pulled away from me, so I finally broke off.

Second flight, saw another one, again low. This time I thought I'd swoop down fast, pass below him, and let my observer get some shots on him. Bad move. Before I was even below him, he was chewing at my plane. I broke off, and fortunately neither Alvin nor Holcombe got hit, but the plane was beat up.

So I think I'll stick to the low-hanging fruit of the B1s and the relatively low-hanging fruit of the E1s....at least for another month.

#4170923 - 09/19/15 06:12 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Kuroken]  
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Originally Posted By: Kuroken
Fullofit, it is...and I've decided I'm leaving C1s alone till I'm in a Nieuport.

First flight today spotted one low, rolled down behind him figuring I'd come up below him from behind...and couldn't catch him. They're faster than the Morane. Same altitude, and he slowly pulled away from me, so I finally broke off.

Second flight, saw another one, again low. This time I thought I'd swoop down fast, pass below him, and let my observer get some shots on him. Bad move. Before I was even below him, he was chewing at my plane. I broke off, and fortunately neither Alvin nor Holcombe got hit, but the plane was beat up.

So I think I'll stick to the low-hanging fruit of the B1s and the relatively low-hanging fruit of the E1s....at least for another month.


You could try a low frontal pass!


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#4170932 - 09/19/15 07:12 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Dang Ken, I don't see any of those planes. I just flew two missions and didn't see a thing.


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#4171022 - 09/20/15 12:50 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Originally Posted By: Robert_Wiggins
You could try a low frontal pass!

One of the observer guns on the C1 seems like it can shoot forward pretty well...There probably is a dead zone, but with a Morane, I have to get past the C1 before my gunner opens up...with very little margin for error on either side. I still have a vivid memory of Ambrose veering just a little to the left while stalking those Pfalzs and getting a wing full of lead...

Might give it a shot next time I see one. And be ready to dive very sharply if bullets start hitting me.

Banjoman, I run with labels on to aid my aging eyes (though I will only go after German planes if they're within a mile or so of me, to keep it at least semi-realistic) - looks like Jasta 1 is running C1s pretty exclusively. Our old pal Leffers will get a nice break - you've shot him down a dozen times, Alvin at least 7, and Ambrose the same.

#4171031 - 09/20/15 01:13 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I think Leffers is waiting for a new plane more than any of us. ar15


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#4171133 - 09/20/15 01:21 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Adjutant Tremblay's escadrille was moved across the river to Allonville yesterday morning - a puzzling move as there seemed no purpose for it. But who knows what the generals are thinking. The new digs are actually quite nice and the setting is very pastoral. Although, it is a bit worrisome taking off and landing towards the woods as having the engine conk or overshooting the field are both about a guarantee of an empty chair at the mess table.






Upon arriving at the new aerodrome the Capitaine congratulated Allard on his twelfth victory as word had come in while they were making the move that his latest claim had been confirmed. As of this AM's mission the Adjutant's log book looks like this:



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#4171171 - 09/20/15 03:33 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Lou, in my limited experience transfer like this signifies a new plane! Too bad WoFF does not include the N10A2, otherwise you'd be flying it now.


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#4171215 - 09/20/15 06:25 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Here is the status report for last week. CatKnight, Combs, and Carrick58 I haven't received a status report from you guys in a while, I hope that doesn't mean you left us, that would be a shame because our group would miss you guys.



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#4171471 - 09/21/15 01:27 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks for the updated chart Banjoman, you're a good egg.

Fullofit, quite right about a move to a new drome often signifying a new mount coming. But as there are none in the stable I don't think that is the case this time. But we can hope.

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#4171513 - 09/21/15 02:22 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks Lou, I'm really enjoying the Centenary DID campaign. I know it's going to be really long but for some reason it feels more real to me than the other DID campaign, probably because I came in late in that campaign. Anyway, I can't wait till I get a new plane, I've just about milked everything out of the old Morane.


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#4171516 - 09/21/15 02:29 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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And there wasn't much there to milk in the first place.

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#4171521 - 09/21/15 02:43 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Just think about how late those guys in RFC 3 flew that Morane, like into 1917...!

#4171526 - 09/21/15 02:53 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Yes, but by then most of their flying was straight down, in flames.

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#4171549 - 09/21/15 03:47 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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When I hear about things like that, I always think those British officers should have been tried for war crimes against their own men. I really don't know how they slept at night.


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