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Old 01-25-2007, 11:25 AM   #31
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If that video (which is good, by the way) is representitive of IL2, then I'm glad I've never played it, for two reasons.

1) There were no cannon-armed Spitfires in the Battle Of Britain. They hadn't solved the jamming problem with the hispano-suiza cannons and they didn't appear in service until the Spit II came along.

2) Spitfires were built with a multi-thickness spar running through most of the wing. It was impossible to have one wing come off, unless hit by some kind of rocket, or maybe a MK103 or MK108 30mm cannon, neither of which were operational that early. This was also a big error in the movie Battle Of Britain. Messershmitt Bf-109s on the other hand had modular bolt-on wings, and could lose one or the other.
You are Correct Steve,

the problem with IL2 is, that some planes are the latest models
you cannot choose a earlier version of it.
so yeah, ur stuck with the cannons
some planes have the Each year model. the BF109 has it as well the FW serie
and some russian models. the Spitfire and some american and finish etc etc do not have each Year model of the type.

the Theme in IL2 is the Eastern combat.
the German Vs Russian scene plays the main part of the total IL2 game . so they paid extra attention on them.

IL2 is one of the Best CFS out there.
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:32 AM   #32
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Those Spits I use in the vid are the earliest model available in the game. Spitfire 5b, 1941 IIRC.
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:28 PM   #33
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I must post some screenies from my beloved Falcon!!!













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Old 01-25-2007, 03:43 PM   #34
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Awesome pics guys. I've been looking for a good WW2 flier and was always skeptical about IL-2. Those that play it, can you give me some heads-up about it. I've had my eye on Forgotten Battles and was wondering if that would be the version to pick up as I'm most interested in air war over Europe. My skepticism lies in the length of time it's been since it was released...do a lot of people still play it as I would like to get involved with something online as well?

If any of you has First Eagles I'd like to hear a bit on your impressions as well. Personally, I've been waiting in the bushes for this game-- WW1: Knights of the Sky here: http://www.gennadich.com/id/69/
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Old 01-25-2007, 04:10 PM   #35
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Ooooohhh, SUBMAN1, pretty!

Really like the one with the Phantom.
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Awesome pics guys. I've been looking for a good WW2 flier and was always skeptical about IL-2. Those that play it, can you give me some heads-up about it. I've had my eye on Forgotten Battles and was wondering if that would be the version to pick up as I'm most interested in air war over Europe. My skepticism lies in the length of time it's been since it was released...do a lot of people still play it as I would like to get involved with something online as well
1) It depends on what you want from IL-2. What sort of game do you go for?
IL-2 is quite realistic and unforgiving. Its single-player campaign (at least the default ones) is so-so; the flight model is very good. There is a huge selection of aircraft to fly, but at the expense of detail (not in the sense of graphics but rather function - cockpits for each plane are beautiful but unclickable, meaning if you like to twiddle around, you won't get much of a chance to)

2) IL-2 has aged well. Don't worry about the 'length of time since it was released' - it's not a factor; the engine has been updated nicely and the game looks excellent.

3) Don't buy Forgotten Battles or Pacific Fighters. Buy the new collection DVD that includes everything through 1946. There is no sense in buying older versions that you wouldn't be able to take full advantage of online.

4) If you want to get involved online, there is no sim better than IL-2, because IL-2 is probably 10x more active than the next most active flight sim as such. There is a great community, running everything from serious online campaigns to just shoot-them-all dogfight servers. The game is very stable, runs well on moderate systems and moderate connections, and there are always plenty of servers to choose from (use HyperLobby - that's where a lot of these servers are)
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Old 01-25-2007, 04:33 PM   #37
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1) It depends on what you want from IL-2. What sort of game do you go for?
IL-2 is quite realistic and unforgiving. Its single-player campaign (at least the default ones) is so-so; the flight model is very good. There is a huge selection of aircraft to fly, but at the expense of detail (not in the sense of graphics but rather function - cockpits for each plane are beautiful but unclickable, meaning if you like to twiddle around, you won't get much of a chance to)

2) IL-2 has aged well. Don't worry about the 'length of time since it was released' - it's not a factor; the engine has been updated nicely and the game looks excellent.

3) Don't buy Forgotten Battles or Pacific Fighters. Buy the new collection DVD that includes everything through 1946. There is no sense in buying older versions that you wouldn't be able to take full advantage of online.

4) If you want to get involved online, there is no sim better than IL-2, because IL-2 is probably 10x more active than the next most active flight sim as such. There is a great community, running everything from serious online campaigns to just shoot-them-all dogfight servers. The game is very stable, runs well on moderate systems and moderate connections, and there are always plenty of servers to choose from (use HyperLobby - that's where a lot of these servers are)

Cool! Thanks for the input. I'm certainly in search of realism...it kinda removes the point of a warsim to seek otherwise imo. I'll have to check the going price of the IL-2 DVD you mentioned.
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:09 PM   #38
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4th Flight
Target: Enemy Airfield
Hour : 0:45
Plane : HE-111

On the way to our target, P31's shot down all of our Fighter Squad that was our defence

we got the the location without Fighter support and got hunted down by 2 LA7 russian planes

6 Planes lost
2 He111 Crew KIA
1 HE111 Crew MIA
1 HE111 Crew Unknown

I got shot down , couldnt bail out quik enought because the Pilot (Me) got wounded and didnt survive.



I Love this Game!
Got Flakked, Shot and Spotted by the searchlights at the same time...so cool.
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I think I need to start making composite shots again.
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:12 PM   #40
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Ooooohhh, SUBMAN1, pretty!

Really like the one with the Phantom.
Thanks! Yeah, I had to buzz the Phantom!

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Old 01-28-2007, 04:22 AM   #41
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-Going after some SA2 launchers in Falcon 4.0-
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:26 AM   #42
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I think I need to start making composite shots again.
:rotfl:Ow FFS Dowly,

I looked at ur sig,
then I looked at ur Avatar...
Mmm...can it be?

the pilot in the sig is very familiar!:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:58 AM   #43
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:05 PM   #44
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-Going after some SA2 launchers in Falcon 4.0-
Well that's ONE way to take on a SAM site

(I must be growing old and paranoid. I would never get this close to a SAM nowadays! - HARMs for the bastard, then let my wingies drop some clusterf@#k on them )

PS - oh wait, that approach makes it a true DEAD (Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses) mission:rotfl:
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Here´s a quick one from my current campaign.

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