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#4462886 - 02/25/19 04:34 AM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Trooper117]  
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Originally Posted by Trooper117
I like the flak representation in the game biggrin
Have to say though, in all the bomber escort missions flown, not a single bomber has been shot down or properly targeted by the enemy.
The fighters all go for my flight, nothing else... During the actual BoB, weren't bombers the main target aircraft, if I remember right.


Yes the focus was on the Bombers. All in all, the Hurricanes would concentrate on the Bombers and the Spittys also, but the Spittys would also tangle with the Escorting Fighters to try to clear the Hurricanes to concentrate on the bombers. Of course if attacked either would have to break off any attack to survive, but the main focus was the bombers. I haven't tried a 109 Campaign yet, but this might be something that needs looked into? Great AARs and pics Trooper.

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#4463124 - 02/26/19 09:39 PM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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LETTER FROM MAX STADLER
CAMP No2 GLEN MILL
OLDHAM
LANCASHIRE

Kameraden...

It is now 2 months since that fateful day on 2 Sept that I was shot down and captured.
I am in good health generally, and although I was wounded, I have recovered after a three week period in hospital.
Since then I have been on lighter duties and have not been required to work in the fields.

I am taking this opportunity to write and give you a short account of why I am here... there is talk of moving us to Canada soon and I am not sure when I will be able to do so again.
The mood is not good in the camp... no one is looking forward to being sent to Canada on a long voyage across the sea.
Locked up down below with the obvious dangers that lurk out there... I'm sure you understand what I mean.
There have already been a near riot and protests but it looks like the British will send us.

Anyway, let me return to my account of my last mission.
We were escorting bombers to Swingfield airfield... the weather was again stormy with heavy cloud.
Again, watching the large force heading over the channel, I could not help but think how much longer the English could endure this kind of punishment.
It was an impressive sight.

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As we ran into the target area, there were calls of a large force of enemy fighters approaching, and very quickly we were mixing it with them.
I was with my Rottenflieger, Quant... but lost sight of him and ended up in the fight of my life with a Hurricane pilot that was no novice.
Three times I had my sights on him and he seemed to know just when I was about to fire, then he was gone...
I was on him again, climbing hard and I did register hits on his port wing on the third attempt, but again he evaded.

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Me... I stalled out!
I was at 4000m and spun through the clouds and only got control again at 1500m...
Unfortunately, I had fallen through the cloud base and immediately became visible to every #%&*$# AA gunner on the island!
Flak was bursting all around me and my aircraft was hit...

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I looked around the cockpit, I knew I was wounded, my head hurt, everything was muffled...
My instruments and cockpit were spattered with blood.

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I was wounded, loosing power, something electrical was burning somewhere, also loosing height....
I didn't need to think twice, this time there would be no chancing my luck over the sea... time to get out!

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The next thing I knew, several angry looking civilians with shotguns and pitchforks were grabbing hold of me.
I'm not sure what might have happened, I certainly was in no shape to resist, but a policeman turned up and took control, and now here I am!

Good wishes to all!
If you get a move on and finish the job, you just may stop me going on a little trip to Canada.

Hals und Beinbruch!

#4463157 - 02/27/19 01:23 AM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Mission 13.


3 Sept 1940.


Swingfield: Escort and attack in poor weather



Hq at Air fleet must be crackers, what good can 6 109's due as an Escort and attack an AF ? Over Dover, We loss sight of the bombers in cloud then we started catching Flack . Over the target , It got very bad. I nosed over firing and keeping the airspeed up to 300
made the one pass the did a Blue Max Low and fast up and over Houses and trees till Feet Wet. Finally, the Flack stopped. The flight loss was 4 out of 6 machines that morning. What a Mess.

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#4463169 - 02/27/19 03:08 AM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Oh no, Trooper! At least you will survive to sample the sweet, life-giving-and-affirming taste of Lowenbrau again! carrick...um...no pressure?

#4463199 - 02/27/19 08:51 AM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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lol!... It has been good fun Rick. I knew with so many close calls that I would probably get it before the end... I'm surprised I have lasted this long! wounded
And keep at it carrick!... but don't be a hero... not long now to the end of the challenge!

#4463429 - 02/28/19 10:44 PM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Mission 14 Cancelled.


No Flights as the Staffel has only 3 a/c.

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#4463718 - 03/02/19 07:13 PM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Well, that's all she wrote! Please update the pilot questionnaire one more time so we can declare our winner! (Although I have a sneaking suspicion who it is!)

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#4463769 - 03/03/19 01:16 AM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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It was a blast Rick! Thanks for putting this on.


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#4463884 - 03/03/19 11:03 PM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Good Fun and a hard challenge.

#4463893 - 03/04/19 12:13 AM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Looking over the results and running a few back-of-the-envelope calculations (literally!) I see that MFair just ekes out a win over carrick by 3 points! winner

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Congratulations MFair and please contact me with info for your prize!

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carrick, special congratulations for surviving the affair! I am especially jealous!

Thank you to all who participated! Have a good night! You don't have to go home but you can't stay here! beercheers bottles

Rick



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#4463896 - 03/04/19 01:09 AM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Congratulations MFair and Carrick. clapping
Thanks for organizing this Rick. salute
Wish I could have survived longer.


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#4463897 - 03/04/19 01:23 AM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Stache]  
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Originally Posted by Stache
salute
Wish I could have survived longer.


Yeah, this was a rough one!

#4464101 - 03/05/19 07:36 PM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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What! I was out of touch for a few days and look at this. Did it snow in Hades! Has the second coming happened?! Never in my life did I think I would ever win a Rick Rawlings Challenge. Congratulations to Carrick for surviving and to all who participated. Thanks again Rick!


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#4464198 - 03/06/19 07:52 AM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Rick,
Let’s try “The Most Dangerous Enemy.” Now that I’m retired I have a lot more time for reading. If you need my addy:


XXXXXX
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[Pol: Edited out address, send any addresses or personal info always via PM only please, and then delete from PM too once the person has it]


Thanks again Rick,
Mark

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#4464203 - 03/06/19 10:06 AM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Congrats Mark, one thing best send that to Rick PM please, probably bad idea to post your address - I can edit it out ?


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#4464228 - 03/06/19 01:36 PM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Copied it, Pol, please edit out!

#4464233 - 03/06/19 02:05 PM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Done


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#4464345 - 03/07/19 01:21 AM Re: What's that you say? A Rick Rawlings Challenge?!? [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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This is the 1st challenge that I lived thru. Albeit, I was out of a/c most of the time so couldnt fly. Congrats on all who flew this ruff one and thank you Mr. Rawlings.

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