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#4557993 - 02/27/21 04:36 PM Some historical help, please  
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Looking for a Camel (had it been introduced yet)? Sopwith Pup or Tripe squadron that was either in the thick of 1917 Bloody April or any other time when the skies were filled with large numbers of aircraft in their sector. Your studious counsel is greatly appreciated.

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#4557994 - 02/27/21 04:46 PM Re: Some historical help, please [Re: Hellshade]  
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54 might be a good fit (Pups), having gone through Bloody April myself in the latest DID campaign.
There was plenty of action even with regional air activity set to medium.

#4558000 - 02/27/21 05:26 PM Re: Some historical help, please [Re: Hellshade]  
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Yes, 54 Squadron is a good shout, as is 66 Squadron which arrived in Flanders in time for bloody April, 1 RNAS and 8 RNAS were both helping the RFC out at that time.

April 1917 is too early for Camels but 54 and 66 will be flying Pups and the RNAS squadrons should be Triplanes or maybe Pups for the lesser ranks.

By the summer of 1917 the sky over Flanders should be really filling up with the Camels appearing in the Autumn. 70 Squadron changed to Camels at that time I know.


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#4558011 - 02/27/21 08:54 PM Re: Some historical help, please [Re: Hellshade]  
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10 Sqn RNAS would be good for early to mid 1917.

#4558052 - 02/28/21 12:57 PM Re: Some historical help, please [Re: Hellshade]  
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46 Squadron were flying Sopwith Pups during at least part of April 1917 (they were replacing their Nieuport 12's with Sopwith Pups during this period. The Sopwith Camel only became operational with frontline squadrons from July 1917.


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#4558177 - 03/01/21 12:09 PM Re: Some historical help, please [Re: Hellshade]  
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Seconding the above, Nos. 46, 54 and 66 Sqns RFC or No.10 Sqn RNAS.

It's difficult to make an accurate judgement from autobiographies because they're subjective, but comparing 'No Parachute' (No. 46) with 'Sopwith Scout 7309' (No. 66) - from memory only, mind - No. 66 seemed to be a bit more 'in the thick of it' with their Pups than No. 46, though that may be because their CO, the ace J. M. O. Andrews was an aggressive leader in the Lanoe Hawker mould, having served under Hawker in No. 24 Sqn. - which wouldn't necessarily be reflected in the sim (although it wouldn't surprise me if OBD's AI had an over-arching 'aggressive squadron' parameter).

'If you join No. 10 Sqn. RNAS in August I can say from experience that you'll see a lot of action and you'll also have the twin Vickers Tripe.

Can't speak to the squadron's activity prior to that to the same degree but in 'A History of No. 10 Squadron Royal Naval Air Service in World War 1' Mike Westrop lists 50+ claims between beginning of June and end of July '17 so I guess they were busy. And of course, you may get the chance to join 'B Flight' - the famous 'Black Flight'.






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Oh that I was back in the dear old PBI.
With no more Triplanes on me tail, nor tracer tracing by.
And no more flames and clickerty-clack and no more blooming sky,
And only a couple of feet to fall whenever I want to die.

No. 56 Squadron Song
#4558196 - 03/01/21 02:32 PM Re: Some historical help, please [Re: Hellshade]  
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Thank you very much, gentlemen! I have been flying on the German side of things in beta during "Blood April" (see the latest video in the appropriate thread) and it is amazing indeed to see the combined flights and furballs that ensue. I shall a try RFC 66 and perhaps RNAS 10 in Augusr when next I fly. Twin vickers in a tripehound does sound glorious. All I will say so far is having that many planes in a furball is indeed more dangerous for all the obvious reasons.


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#4558244 - 03/01/21 08:03 PM Re: Some historical help, please [Re: Hellshade]  
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Hellshade,

You probably want to join 10 Sqn. RNAS before August for more Tripe exposure, because No. 10 get Camels in early September.

If you want to get a gist of what my pilot's life was like in No. 10, you might like what I've PM'd you over at CombatAce (couldn't attach it here).


Oh that I was back in the dear old PBI.
With no more Triplanes on me tail, nor tracer tracing by.
And no more flames and clickerty-clack and no more blooming sky,
And only a couple of feet to fall whenever I want to die.

No. 56 Squadron Song

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