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#4160189 - 08/22/15 03:48 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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I Just luv the expression " Going Bristol " But what does it Mean ? popcorn

#4160233 - 08/22/15 06:29 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Going "Bristol" as in the BrF2b Brisfit. IOW acting like a two-seat fighter.

#4160286 - 08/22/15 10:06 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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#4160291 - 08/22/15 10:18 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Sgt, Clive Seville ( American flying for France)
Esc 12, N-10,s
Marne, France



On Patrol down by Riems with 2 a/c + 3 High Cover ( they never engaged too far back 1 or 2 NM ) when we almost ran into 2 2 Seat enemy machines. I had time to nose down and get of 19 rds fired then went pass. By the time, I turned around they and my wing-man was nowhere to be seen. I did the MudWasp as I landed and sure enough a small campfire appeared off my right wing damaging the machine. ( No campers duck ) After 2 hrs, the ADJ listed my wing-man as Missing.


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#4161805 - 08/27/15 04:14 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Lt. Robert Williams, 94th Aero
Verdun, Toul airfield
N28C-1

The 94th has spent April focusing much attention on the nearby enemy airfield of Thiacourt and RR yards nearby. While on patrol Robert came up against a savy Pfalz pilot who tested all that Robert has learned about flying his odd French plane. The Pfalz would attack in an amazing charge from below to which Robert would counter with a quick change of direction, often involving a half loop, and then try to get his eye behind the sidewinding left slug guns of his Nieuport.




This routine repeated several times. Robert should have gunned down this Pfalz, but his aim was a bit off on that day. Finally he caught the "Ace of Hearts" Pfalz at an apex in one his attacks.




That seemed like a good couple of bursts. At first he didn't see much effect on the Pfalz. Then it's prop stopped and it burst into flames.



#4161844 - 08/27/15 06:12 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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#4161925 - 08/27/15 09:34 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Really nice screen caps MudWasp!


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#4162449 - 08/28/15 08:45 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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I hadn't flown the early Fokkers since before the 'Balance of Power' addon was released. Decided to start a new early Fokker campaign and see just how hard life is now, before I fly one of my existing early Fokker pilots and likely kill him off. It is MUCH Harder now and it wasn't easy before the N10C-1s either.

Otto Bergmann, Jasta 15
Habsheim field, Alsace
Fokker E-1
December 28th 1915

Beautiful morning for a patrol up to Colmar with a sliver of a cresent moon still hanging in the sky.
Otto is leading two HAs, Willy Glinkermann and Rudolf Weingartner.




South west of Colmar airfield and near a factory Otto spots unknown aircraft above and off his right wing.


The two unknowns quickly become known as N10C-1s as they change direction and dive on the three Fokker E-1s of Jasta 15. Otto performs as quick a change in direction as possible and meets them head on. Yikes that was close!




Otto takes on one Nupe while Willy and Rudolf square off against the other.






Otto might have clipped the top of a conifer with the tail of his Fokker just before climbing and sending a long burst into the Nupe.




The N10C-1 crashes into the forest not far from the factory.



Otto's Fokker is flying super sloppy now. Probably tail damage from the top of a tree. He makes for the factory and spots a road leading up to it just as he hears a Nupe engine above, make that more than one engine.... He made a difficult landing on the factory road. Right after he came to a stop a bullet hit his left wing and three N10C-1s flew past above the conifers lining the narrow dirt road.




He was lucky to have survived that mission. HAs Willy and Rudolf were shot down. Otto filed a claim and had it confirmed as a French HA named Celestin Sanglier.

#4171118 - 09/20/15 12:14 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Well MW are certainly seeing the war from 1915 to 1918.
I like the Pfalz victory.
Out of curiousity how long till you stopped shooting till he poofed into flames?

#4172179 - 09/22/15 10:10 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Sorry - I am not as eloquent as others on this thread so this will just be a snapshot of my last few days of learning this awesome sim

An N16 diving onto me



Hellshade saved my life here
I had just watched a vid of him, he watched an enemy EA dive behind him and waited to see if it was going after him, I was impressed by his SA
When this fella dived I was waiting for him to turn toward me

When he did I broke away and it ruined his shot

Thanks Hellshade smile2

My wingman got him but it cost him his life



Made it to October 1916 looks frosty down there



My first proper victory





Unfortunately I have no shot of him going down

My first Balloon Bust where we actually made it to the target
Beautiful flying weather too smile2

Too close for comfort



I think I have upset someone



Unlucky - game over



I have managed 8 hours 10 Patrols and 3 victories
Absolutely loving the Alb D1 - feel super confident in it - always have the feeling it will get me home
I have a feeling this is what is going to be my downfall



Good hunting everyone
salute








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Authority should derive from the consent of the governed, not from the threat of force

If the only tool you have is a hammer, pretty soon everything starts to look like a nail

#4172452 - 09/23/15 05:08 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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thumbsup Looking Good maxpeck

2nd Lt. William 'Billy' Smith
94th Aero, Toul airfield in Verdun
N28C-1




A crappy day for flying included rain and high winds. Billy and Marr patrolled the frontlines just north of Toul and almost flew right into a flight of three Alb DVa.

Main guns set to less accurate and the rough bouncy weather made for some up close and personal dog fighting.




#4172511 - 09/23/15 07:10 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: MudWasp]  
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Great stuff yourself MudWasp
I still haven't managed to shoot someone's wings off!

Bloody good show salute


Authority should derive from the consent of the governed, not from the threat of force

If the only tool you have is a hammer, pretty soon everything starts to look like a nail

#4172970 - 09/24/15 06:04 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Billy was sent out alone to attack an enemy RR yard and destroy as much of the supplies in transit as possible. Just a short hop to the north of Toul. He ran into a lone Alb DVa on the way there, well almost right above RR yard.

Billy figured it was a an injured craft heading to Thiacourt, the closest enemy airfield. Nice earth tone paint job on the Hun's Albatros.


One Hun down and on the RR Yard goodies. Crates and barrels of fuel were his targets and set over a handful of them afire before taking a few hits from a machine gun and RTB.

#4175251 - 09/30/15 06:04 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Well, a completely new experience for me! A new experience with, as you will see, an outcome that I have had dozens of times...
I literally have not played my Rick Rawlings campaign in months, imagine my surprise when 56 squadron was transferred to England on home defense duty! I eagerly clicked on the "Advance To The Next Historical Event" button to be greeted with this:

Finally! A chance to see all those Gothas I bought months ago! Taking off, my flight angled for the intercept route hoping against hope to encounter them over dry land...

So, yeah, pretty much what happens every time I go up against someone with a rear gun... I must have made a good enough ditch, because I survived...


Overall, my flight had a pretty rough time of it:

Still, I did get credit:

With time for my hospital stay, we were back in Flanders upon my return, so that will probably be my only Gotha for the whole war!
darkcloud


The older I get, the more I realize I don't need to be Han, Luke or Leia. I'm just happy to be rebel scum...
#4175367 - 09/30/15 02:38 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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That was a nice surprise mission, Rick.

cheers to your Gotha GIV

Did you know that the rear gunner has the ability to shoot down through a cut out near the tail?

#4175604 - 09/30/15 10:48 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Yeah, I thought a fast dive through would have me moving to fast for him to track well. I guess I could've pulled up over him, but then I guess they would've gutted the bottom of my plane. It wouldn't matter so much if I wasn't miles out over the ocean...


The older I get, the more I realize I don't need to be Han, Luke or Leia. I'm just happy to be rebel scum...
#4175630 - 10/01/15 12:12 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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I had my Gotha hit the water and I'd swear it created an oil slick.
Did you see anything like that?

#4175654 - 10/01/15 01:25 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Unfortunately, I was no where near him when he went down, there's none around me though, as you can see. That would certainly be cool, though!


The older I get, the more I realize I don't need to be Han, Luke or Leia. I'm just happy to be rebel scum...
#4175655 - 10/01/15 01:34 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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I've been a Gotha pilot and been shot down. My advice on hitting them is an attack outside their V from slightly below. The rear gunner bottom shooting arc is narrow.

You're screwed if you hit the middle of the V.

A frontal attack from 2 or 10 O'clock and slightly below is the weak spot. winkngrin

#4175678 - 10/01/15 02:38 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Nice, I'll probably never see one again but will remember the advice! salute


The older I get, the more I realize I don't need to be Han, Luke or Leia. I'm just happy to be rebel scum...
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