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#4201287 - 12/01/15 02:41 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Fullofit, how do you like the Fee? In 1915 the Fee could be a real game changer.


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#4201352 - 12/01/15 04:46 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Seems like the Fee would be a top plane to me too at this date in the war. Leave some Hun for the other players!

#4201493 - 12/01/15 10:58 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I'm actually flying the Bristol. Picture was taken from my cockpit. The Fee was our escort - it's a mixed squadron. I flew Fee for one day when I transferred to RFC 6. Shot down a few Aviatiks, was promoted and moved to Scouts. In 1915 it is an excellent "fighter" when no one else can shoot at you. No more "aiming" your rear gunner by flying in front of the enemy. You can still do that, but why bother?


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#4201903 - 12/02/15 11:48 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Here's another set of News of the World for July 1915 - Intrepid Fliers:
July 1
The Battle of Otavi was fought between South African and German forces in German South
West Africa. The final battle of the South-West Africa Campaign ended with a decisive South African victory.
July 2
The British government formed the Ministry of Munitions and passed the Munitions of War Act which required compulsory arbitration of labour disputes and banned strikes and lockouts.
July 3
The Germans continued their advance into Poland along the Eastern Front.
July 5
Fierce fighting continued between French and German troops at Souchez, Arras and on the Meuse.
July 6
British and French ministers held the first Allied war conference at Calais.
July 7
The First Battle of Isonzo ended with a victory for the Austro-Hungarians.
The Italian armoured cruiser Amalfi was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic by the Austro-Hungarian submarine U-26.
July 9
German troops in South-West Africa surrendered to General Botha's South African forces at Tsumeb, 370 km north of Windhoek.
July 11
The German cruiser SMS Konigsberg was destroyed and sunk in the Rufiji river in German East Africa by British river monitors.
July 12
The German Government announced its intention to take control of the coal industry.
July 13
A new Austro-German offensive began on the Eastern Front.
July 14
The Canadian Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden attended his first meeting of the British Cabinet.
July 15
The National Registration Act became law in Great Britain.
July 16
The Battle of Krasnostav began.
July 17
Bulgaria signed a secret alliance with Germany, Austria and Turkey.
July 18
Following the conclusion of the First Battle of Isonzo earlier in the month, the Second Battle of Isonzo began on the Italian Front with heavier artillery support against the Austro-Hungarian army.
July 20
The Battle of La Linge began between French and German forces near the Vosges mountains of Alsace.
July 21
The Russian town of Ivangorod was invaded by Austro-German forces.
July 22
British forces captured Bukoba on Victoria Nyanza in German East Africa.
July 23
Austrian warships bombarded Ortona and the Tremiti Islands in the Adriatic Sea.
July 24
Rozan and Pultulsk in North Poland were captured by German forces.
July 25
The American steamer Leelanaw was torpedoed off the Scottish coast.
July 26
Italian troops landed on and occupied Pelagosa Island in the middle of the Adriatic.
July 28
Germans forces crossed the Vistula between Warsaw and Ivangorod.
July 29
The East Persia Cordon was established in order to protect British interests and prevent enemy infiltration from Persia into Afghanistan.
July 30
German troops used flame throwers for the first time against the British lines at Hooge In Belgium.
The Pope sent an appeal for peace to belligerent Governments.
July 31
The Battle of Strelcze was fought on the Eastern Front.

(From The Great War - Unseen Archives by Robert Hamilton)


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#4201904 - 12/02/15 11:51 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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November 1915 News for Warbirds Rising:
November 2
British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith declared Serbian independence to be an essential object of the war.
November 3
The first meeting of the newly constituted British War Committee was held.
The Third Battle of the Isonzo ended in a victory for Austro-Hungarian forces.
November 4
Lord Kitchener set sail for Galilpoli with the objective of gaining firsthand knowledge of the situation.
General Sir Charles Munro was given command of the British Salonika Force. Sir William Birdwood took command of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Galilpoli.
November 5
Bulgarian forces captured Nish in Serbia following 3 days of fighting.
Kitchener left London on a visit to the Near East.
November 6
The French offensive against the invading German army, the Second Battle of Champagne, ended in a stalemate.
November 7
The German cruiser SMS Undine was sunk by the British submarine E19 in the Baltic.
November 8
The Italian passenger steamer SS Ancona was sunk by an Austrian submarine off the coast of Tunisia, while sailing under the Austrian flag.
November 10
The Fourth battle of the Isonzo began as Austrian forces continued to resist the Italian bid to cross the River Isonzo.
November 11
Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced the composition of a new British War Cabinet; Winston Churchill resigned from the Government.
November 14
The North African Senussi order began hostilities against the British when they attacked an Egyptian post at Sollum.
November 15
Representatives of the Central Powers left Teheran as Russian forces advanced.
November 16
Bulgarian forces captured the Babuna Pass and Prilep in southern Serbia.
November 17
An Anglo-French conference was held in Paris to discuss aid to Serbia and the situation at Gallipoll.
British steam ship SS Anglia, which had been requisitioned for use as a hospital ship, hit a mine and sank in the English Channel.
November 18
In Britain new restrictions were imposed on the opening hours of London's clubs.
November 20
King Constantine of Greece and his Government assured lord Kitchener that Greece would never attack Allied troops.
November 22
The Battle of Ctesiphon began as Turkish troops halted the British advance on Baghdad.
November 23
The British Western Frontier Force began military operations against the Senussi.
The Allied Powers sent a Note to the Greek Government demanding non-interference with Allied troops and guaranteeing the eventual restoration of occupied Greek territory.
November 24
The Greek Government accepted the Allied demands of the previous day.
Field Marshal von der Goltz took command of Turkish forces in Mesopotamia.
November 25
The Battle of Ctesiphon ended with a strategic victory for the Ottoman Empire when the British retreated to the city of Kut-al-Amara.
November 29
Afonso Augusto da Costa succeeded Jose de Castro as Portuguese Prime Minister.
November 30
The Pact of London was formally signed by Great Britain, France, Russia, Japan and Italy: each country declared it would not make separate peace.

(From The Great War - Unseen Archives by Robert Hamilton)


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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."
#4202164 - 12/03/15 04:22 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Marne, France.



Dec 3, 1915.



Dawn Patrol : 6 machines up and back. No enemy contact.


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#4202197 - 12/03/15 05:12 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Carrick58, things sure are quiet down where you are. Up in northern Flanders I see enemy planes on most missions. Be thankful, you will probably live longer working down there than I will up here.


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#4202298 - 12/03/15 07:08 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Dolf's transfer came through and he has a new mount, a Pfalz EIII






Lone Wolf mission



He encountered a lone Nupe near the frontlines. The Nupe put up a good fight until it's engine took some hits and it crashed into a wooded hill line. "No Witness" on the claim form, I wonder if it will be confirmed.

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#4202312 - 12/03/15 07:28 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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MudWasp, the Pfalz E.III is just like the Morane and can be quite dangerous if used properly. I'm sure you will have great success in that airplane. As far as your claim goes, I don't have any luck with claims when I do have witnesses. banghead


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#4202404 - 12/03/15 10:41 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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The Pflaz A1 is the Morane copy with the rear gunner. The EIII has a forward gun instead of a rear gunner.





That claim was confirmed!
Dolf has been promoted to Lt.

#4202505 - 12/04/15 04:10 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks for the info., I didn't know that. I bet it still handles like the Morane.


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#4202506 - 12/04/15 04:24 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Yep, handles about the same. Little less stick work to fly straight and level...maybe
Decent matchup with the N10C1

#4202654 - 12/04/15 04:10 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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The Pfalz E3 can dive a lot faster and can handle more G-Forces than the N10... but anyway, you should never go Bersek on the Steering or apply too hefty G-Forces. The Wing won't break as early as those of the N10 - but it WILL break sooner or later...
Climbing is superior, also.
Blip regularly - and listen. This Way, your Ears can compensate the blind Areas of the Plane.
Try to keep the Enemy below you. Climb first, attack later. You don't want the Enemy, where you can't see him. This is relatively easy, because most N10-Pilots dive early and stay low, once, they are there.
Stay directly above your Prey in tight Circles, and then dive in tight Circles without Power (just keep Ignition on long enough to prevent the Engine from stopping). You shouldn't have any Problems to stay behind him, for you can fly much slower than him without stalling.
Chicken Race: Steer down. You have a huge "Antenna" on top of your Plane, that is litterally indestructible. If he hits it, he will be spliced in two - and you even get a Kill for that biggrin

#4202725 - 12/04/15 07:19 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Nietzsche, you should join us in the Centenary DID we are having a good time flying these old planes. It's a lot of fun first learning to fly the plane and then learning the tactics of actually fighting with the old planes.


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#4202748 - 12/04/15 08:08 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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You are right: These Long-Term-Campaigns sound like a lot of Fun thumbsup
I was a bit intimidated by the long Set of Rules, first, but I think I'll get that managed ;-)

#4202751 - 12/04/15 08:16 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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We sure would love to have you in the group. To be quite honest, I really prefer my 1915 British character over my 1917 DID character because I'm having to try and figure out the tactics just like they had to do. It just seems to me that in the later war the planes are so good you can be a lot more aggressive, but in 1915 you really have to feel your way along. It's a very fine line that you are tiptoeing along in 1915.


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#4202771 - 12/04/15 09:14 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Dec 4, 1915.



2 A/c Patrol: My flight leader spotted a Recon type machine on the enemy side of the lines we gave chase. We followed and fired as we went in between clouds. It was during the second set of clouds that we lost him so RTB. I had only 10 rds of 303 caliber left. My wing leader had suffered light damage.

#4202902 - 12/05/15 11:29 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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It takes bullet damage way better than the Fokker E series. Have to remember the top mounted sword slash move...thanks Nietzsche


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Ouch. That'll need a hell lot of Scotch-Tape... eek

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