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    Remember flying a long campaign in Aces of the pacific, I was an ace many times over and I was flying around Like i'm all that and a bag of chips, No AI pilot is gonna get me , then one mission I end up in a battle with a lone Zero who proceeds to hand me my ass quite handily! I remember as I was going down what flashed on the screen "You have been shot down by Nishizawa" I swore I heard him giggling as I went down in an uncontrolled spin! I was thinking well played Dynamix, well played! clipped my ears back! He had once boasted He would never be brought down in combat by American fighters and he was right, He ended up dying at the controls of an unarmed transport, ambushed by hellcats...
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    I'll be replacing the site with something much better later on. I have to brush up on my HTML and learn a bit more CSS before I go too far. Never too old to learn stuff, I guess. OG
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    I think I'll be Japanese for a while. At least I can fly better junk. OG
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    Review it. I'll publish it
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    $17.33 including shipping on Amazon.. wait till after Valentines and pop for it..Gotta focus on flowers and candy in next few days..
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    ha ha! my disks are all piled somewhere or wife has tossed them out.. probably end up repurchasing on from amazon used if they got it!
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    I sniped you after you killed the Jap...not before... I'm sorry, will get you before next time
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    I signed up yesterday. Downloaded the game stuff. That took some time. Today I set up my joystick and fiddled around with some other settings. Flew one P-26 mission. Found out my stick settings aren't right. My fault, not the game, as far as I can tell. Gonna go back in after a bit and try to fix the settings and explore a little more. I'm not sure I like the weird mix of aircraft types in the Battle arena. I guess we'll see. OG
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    just grabbed the last 3d pro from best buy, during lunch today $27 - my $10 best buy reward gift card so not bad for $17. Just need to have get together with one more client today and hopefully resolve his issue then I can have at it and try the joystick world.
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    enjoying it too, but I am still in the "honeymoon stage". investing in a joystick today. Wife goes out with her bus driving friends every Friday after work. At least that what she tells me ... Either way I may be able to get in a few hours of un-interrupted play!
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    yeah I will wait to pay as well, doing fine for free. i'll delve into some realistic battles. would love any BOB scenarios. been ready a few books on the BOB and now want to fly!
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    LOL Joker! I kind of miss Itchie and the NWO morons. At least they were good fodder for insulting.
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    I fly Cessna's and Beech's these days.
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    The Marines at Henderson could almost always count on Coastwatchers to report Jap air raids while they were still about an hour away. Sometimes the warnings didn't get through, but when they did, the F4Fs could usually be at altitude and bounce the incoming raid from above. Coastwatchers and Ultra often gave warning of surface ships headed for the 'Canal, as well, but for a long time there wasn't much that could be done about those attacks. The Navy fought a bloody series of night battles with the Japs in the area now known as Iron Bottom Sound and all around Savo Island. The Nips had much more experience at night combat and they had the Long Lance torpedo. US commanders took an unholy amount of time learning how to use radar as an effective tool for night engagements. Eventually, they DID learn and the Japanese tactical and strategic situation began to worsen. The Japanese failure to develop adequate radar equipment hurt them severely, although it's unlikely that even a crash radar development program begun in 1942 would have helped much. Japanese industry was already operating at near maximum when the war started. They were never able to bring modern weapons into play in sufficient numbers to make a measurable difference in their situation. By 1944 the US Navy and Air Corps were essentially two or three generations ahead of the Japs. All the sons of Nippon had left was fighting spirit. Sadly, they inflicted severe casualties before the end. Even more sad, their cultural inability to face reality and end the war cost them millions of young men. OG
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    I don't think there were any Allied aircraft that could out turn the A6M, at least up through the A6M5. Beyond the A6M5, the Zeke got heavier as weapons and armor were added, but engine technology and fuel quality did not compensate for the added weight. Older U.S. aircraft such as the P-39, P-40, and F4F could not out climb nor climb with the early A6M's, but the P-38, P-51, F6F, and F4U could climb with or out climb the A6M. I used this climbing ability to my advantage numerous times in IL-2 Sturmovik : Pacific Fighters and again in 1946. I would just put my F4U into a climbing turn, preferably to starboard, and watch the pretty tracers arcing well below my crate. That either gave enough time for one of my squad mates to find me and dispatch the Zeke or the bandit would be lured into higher altitudes where I had the advantage. That was one thing that the IL2 series got right.
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    The P-400 had a 20mm cannon instead of the 37mm in the P-39. The Soviets loved the 37mm gun. It apparently was the perfect weapon to attack vehicles with, including Panzer through at least the Mk IV. Soviet pilots loved American planes for lots of reasons, but I've seen one mentioned several times. Heaters. Not only did the US planes have heaters -- they worked. OG
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    Depending on what you read, 2nd Lt. William Fiedler, Jr, was the only American ace flying an Airacobra. He flew in the 68th FS and 70th FS. On 13 January 1943 the AAF units on Guadalcanal became part of the Thirteenth Air Force. The situation on Guadalcanal itself was no longer so desperate, and the P-39 was most likely to be used to support attacks on Japanese bases across the Solomon Islands or for low level interceptions, where its problems over 15,000ft were not relevant. This period also saw the first signs of a decline in the quality of the Japanese pilots, as the early losses began to take their toll. This period also saw 2nd Lt. William Fiedler score five victories in the P-39, making him the only American air ace to become an ace in the Airacobra. Aerial Victories Officially Credited to Fiedler: January 26, 1943 - 1 x Zero Mark 2 (Hamp) February 4, 1943 - 1 victory June 12, 1943 - 1 victory June 16, 1943 - 2 victories TOTAL = 5 victories Fiedler was killed at accident, on June 30, 1943. While in the cockpit of his Airacobra on the ground, he was hit by a P-38 that suffered an engine failure, and both aircraft exploded. Fielder was pulled from the burning wreckage unconscious and was burned beyond recognition, and died hours later. On another site I found this from the book 'P-39 Airacobra: Aces of World War 2' (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 36) "Around a dozen AAF aces scored five kills with the P-39, although this total was far outstripped by the Soviet Red Air Force, whose pilots rated the Airacobra as one of the best lend-lease fighters of the war."
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    Hey there. I had a similar problem last week, but apparently it doesn't happen to everyone. Try accessing the downloads through a proxy like this one http://eu.smarthide.com/ Don't forget to change the file extension of the download.. it will be downloaded as a "browse.php" with 262Mb.. change it to something that ends in ".exe".
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    Congrats, sailor! Seeing that pic of their Graduation took me back a couple of years to my own Passing Out Parade in the RAF, back in 19**. Same looking hangar, same eager fresh faces all looking to make their mark! Young 'uns, don't ya' love 'em?
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    Nice! Congrats to the new swabbie. P.S. Liked the "matriarchal guided missles" line
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    Hats off to Jimmy! Thanks for your service to your country son!
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    Welcome, meditek, and thanks for the kind words. There are plenty of people on and off this forum who have contributed to TAW 2.0; for my part I am mostly an integrator. We'd love to get you online with us sometime. We're a friendly and laid back bunch (I'm probably the most intense guy there, and that's only when I'm being shot at ), and we have not problem helping you to re-learn the game. Besides, I want to hear some Hunter stories! I'm also wondering if you've tried the Strike Fighters 2 series; Hunter variants are prominently represented in that game. You're also right about my Cougar profile. It makes extensive use of S3 and logic flags (i.e. tap versus hold a button). There are a few other guys on the forum with the Cougar. I know Wombat1940 doesn't like my profile either for the same reasons; he might offer you his profile. Again, welcome. Hope to see you active and up to speed shortly!
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    TCat!!!! Long time no see! I can always use a little back up when dealing with vermin. If nothing else, you can help with the body count.