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#4179703 - 10/10/15 02:36 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: October 9, 1915
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I do believe our beloved and trusty Morane L's have about given all they can give in this nasty little war. I haven't seen hide nor hair of a Hun since September 25, but I saw one today. We were returning from an artillery shoot down near Loos and off to the west I spotted one of the new Aviatiks. I signaled the flight and we began to position ourselves to attack. The Hun wasn't having any of that and simply flew away, my poor old Morane couldn't keep up. I don't know what more we can do with these outdated machines. The old man stated on our return, 'that we should be getting new kites in less than a fortnight'. I certainly hope that is true because it's hard to fight a war when your enemy can simply run away.


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#4179766 - 10/10/15 11:54 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Banjoman, I haven't seen BI's in the air for a while. It's all CI's now. Come to think of it I've never seen the BII's in the air. The easy pickings are over.
Has anyone seen any German HA other than Gustav Leffers so far? He seems to be the only one (and almost exclusively flying alone). What gives?


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From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4179768 - 10/10/15 11:59 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Basil in No16 RFC has seen quite a few BII's, a few C1's and only 2 EIII'S thus far. Granted that there are few squadrons along the whole front, and that Huns fly mostly once a day may explain why so few are seen.

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#4179773 - 10/10/15 12:48 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Lederhosen, glad that at least some of us see some variation. thumbsup


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From out of my arse take the camshaft,
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#4179825 - 10/10/15 03:49 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Two Fokker EIIIs already?

#4179829 - 10/10/15 03:56 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Wait a minute, are the EIII's out already? I only saw some news about EII's being out and bagged EI, but no EIII's.
Lederhosen, are you flying with the Fokker Scourge add-on, or without?


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The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4179839 - 10/10/15 04:22 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Probably a typo.

But yeah, with no Fokker Scourge add on EIIIs are out there now in squads like MFJ I .
At least that's how I remember WOFF without the Fkker Scourge add-on.

I had an Aviatik CI pilot enlisted before the Fokker Scourge came out who then reverted to BIs after the install

#4179843 - 10/10/15 04:30 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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MudWasp, that was my thought. Either a typo, or no add-on. When are the EIII's supposed to show up?


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The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4179849 - 10/10/15 04:44 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Fullofit]  
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Originally Posted By: Fullofit
Has anyone seen any German HA other than Gustav Leffers so far? He seems to be the only one (and almost exclusively flying alone). What gives?


Ambrose has shot down Leffers 18 times (one time twice in one day, morning and afternoon flights). Alvin only 6 times. I imagine there are other HAs, in the Verdun or Marne sectors, but from Albert north, Leffers seems to be it going into October. We'll probably see others when the KEKs start deploying.

Haven't seen a BII, or any Eindeckers other than EIs yet (and not a lot of them) with Alvin. Just CIs, and with Leffers in a CI now, he's safe from Alvin at least till 1 RNAS gets into Nieuports. Then maybe he'll get to shoot Alvin down, cause right now, Alvin stays away from the CIs after a couple of bad experiences.

#4179854 - 10/10/15 04:57 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Yup, CI's put Alfred in hospital once already and that was in the Scout. Not so easy to kill them now. Losing wingmen left and right. They're still used to easy kills.
I expect Boelcke and Immelmann will show up along with the EIII's?


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The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
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#4179855 - 10/10/15 05:02 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Fullofit]  
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Originally Posted By: Fullofit
MudWasp, that was my thought. Either a typo, or no add-on. When are the EIII's supposed to show up?


MFJ I is all EIII in January,




Some squads like Jasta 15 don't start to get them until late March 1916.
Jasta 1 has EIVs by then for top rankers

#4179862 - 10/10/15 05:22 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4179865 - 10/10/15 05:31 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: MudWasp]  
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Originally Posted By: MudWasp
MFJ I is all EIII in January,

I'd be happy with just a few more EIs or even some EIIs for Alvin. Those long flights from St. Pol get tedious when the only enemy planes you see are too dangerous to go after.

At least Ambrose is having fun in his Bristol Scout. Nothing to worry about for him except fire, collision, and forced landings gone wrong. It's unfortunate that I never see any Pfalz Morane copies anymore. I'd like to try the Scout against one.

#4179866 - 10/10/15 05:31 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I guess we're safe for now. Thanks MW. I find it a little strange not to see the Eindekkers in greater numbers. Aren't we in the middle of Fokker Scourge?


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The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4179870 - 10/10/15 05:37 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Fullofit]  
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Originally Posted By: Fullofit
I guess we're safe for now. Thanks MW. I find it a little strange not to see the Eindekkers in greater numbers. Aren't we in the middle of Fokker Scourge?


MFJ I is the only all EI squad I know of at this time. Bagging an EII would be a rare bird trophy.

Just my opinion, I see no scourge at all in the Fokkers favor as far as flying WOFF is concerned.

#4179872 - 10/10/15 05:40 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I know what you guys mean, I'm going to get the Fokker Scourge addon just to see if that spices it up a bit.


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#4179882 - 10/10/15 05:55 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Banjoman, the add-on doesn't increase the number of planes. It just lets you fly the earlier models, or shoot them down. So far, I've only encountered 2 EI's and no EII's - not much of a Scourge. Even when flying for the Germans, the EII type is a rare bird and appears for a short time.


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The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4179887 - 10/10/15 06:05 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Fullofit, I went ahead and got the Fokker Scourge add-on, will it take effect in an ongoing campaign?


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#4179908 - 10/10/15 07:05 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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It will, did so in an Aviatik campaign of mine. My squad went from CIs to BIs

#4179912 - 10/10/15 07:17 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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What MudWasp said. It works with your current career. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to fly the N10 C1.
Congrats on the add-on. You should still get some use from it and down a few EI's / EII's before the EIII's take over. Let's see who'll bag the first EIV. winkngrin


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From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
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