Just ran across an... odd encounter, if nothing else. Flying in Flanders in September 1916. We are currently making due with a Fokker DII / DIII combination. Second flight over the lines, we encounter 1 RNAS who should, according to our intel, be equipped with a Nieuport 11. We did see one of those, painted in French roundels, but we were attacked by two Sopwith Triplanes - hardly a fair fight in a Fokker DII model. Is the Tripehound supposed to appear that early or did I stumble across a bug?
Wow! That is fascinating gents. All of these years playing WWI sims and studying the subject - I had no idea the Tripe appeared that early. I actually smiled when I saw Dallas' name - I remember flying an RNAS campaign with him when I was a kid playing Red Baron.
I've definitely learned something new here - feels like the subject never really exhausts itself.
PS: Dallas shot my DII completely full of holes and wounded my pilot before I set down at a nearby field. Lucky to get away with that one!
Capt'n if you were close enough to see his name, you were probably too close to his guns
It's only safe to get that close to him if you surprise him by sneaking up behind, otherwise, run for the hills!!
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