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  1. Been here for four years and still can't "like" anything Should we tell the admin(s)?
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  2. Ladies and Gents, the next big thing his here!* The Community Universal Patch (CUP) for IL-2 1946 is available, all-encompassing, and amazing! CUP integrates the Dark Blue World and Compressed Full Monty mods as well as makes many of the other popular mods compatible with each other and IL-2 4.12.2. Additionally, CUP itself comprises three eras (separately downloadable and easily selectable): Dawn of Flight (WWI), World at War (WWII), and The Jet Age (Post WWII - Present). It also includes a boatload of new maps (many of which incorporate shaders and lighting of the new graphics engi
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  3. hard fought 4th place up from 11th place start. car and driver in one piece! youngest daughter's boyfriend in 8th
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  4. Zhat ist likely zhe vork of zhe Emperor! He probably zent Dark Helmet to schtop up zhe zewer line. Dark Helmet ist vell known fvor hiz ability to klog ein zewer.
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  5. Happy Resurrection Day, y'all! HE is risen!!!
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  6. No need to accept Windows 8/10/whatever; I’m developing on Windows 7 and I won’t upgrade in the foreseeable future. (… and TFXplorer still supports Windows XP, doesn’t it? )
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  7. Thanks, Whizzer! I, for one, will be honouring (note the Canadian spelling) this day by donning my favourite toque, saddling up my horse, and hunting the elusive, and yet savage, big horn beavers. Then, I will smuggle some whisky across the border to all my Loyalist American friends, who, sadly, are prohibited from enjoying such basic comforts due to the pervading Puritanical correctness down there. Then, on to Washington to burn down the White House. Finally, I will end this day with a bracing swim across the St. Lawrence river back to my homeland where I will satiate my manly Canadian a
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  8. Those Gigants were so big and slow a fat kid on a Aeronca L-3 Scout plane could have shot it down using a slingshot and a rock.
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  9. Oggie! Good to hear from you! How are you and the family? Ya gotta stop by more often!
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  10. U.S. Defense Bonds Poster April 1-21, 1951: Operations RUGGED and DAUNTLESS take Eighth Army line slightly north of the 38th parallel, where it prepares to defend against the expected enemy offensive. April 1-21, 1951: The 1st Marine Division advances north to the Hwachon Reservoir. On the following day, Chinese Communist Forces launch an all-out "Spring Offensive." The Marines halt the Chinese breakthrough of IX Corps, and by 27 April, the situation is stabilized. Mamie Van Doren April 11, 1951: President Truman relieves General MacArthur for insubordination an
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  11. U.S Navy Recruitment Poster-1960's April 1, 1965 - At the White House, President Johnson authorizes sending two more Marine battalions and up to 20,000 logistical personnel to Vietnam. The President also authorizes American combat troops to conduct patrols to root out Viet Cong in the countryside. His decision to allow offensive operations is kept secret from the American press and public for two months. April 7, 1965 - President Johnson delivers his "Peace Without Conquest" Speech at Johns Hopkins University offering Hanoi "unconditional discussions" to stop the war in return for
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  12. My Dad never made it over.. Truman dropped the bomb and the rest is History! He was one happy aircorp crewman!
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  13. I had a great uncle who fought in the ETO and he survived to tell the tail. Took a look at the photos, they are great!
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  14. Although I never had one of these, I did have one of these. I even found some videos of this toy working. Rather simple, but for a kid surrounded by western style cap pistols, this thing was the battle stopper.
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  15. Air/Land Battle 2000 The Video Game war. “When I am called to be a diplomat for my country, I practice diplomacy. When I am called to be a soldier for my country, I make sure we win by force first then by diplomacy.” General Buster Glossen US Air Force Commander of Campaign planning US Central Command 1991 The one man responsible for unleashing a lot of hell upon the Iraqi military from January 17th to February 28th 1991 was Air Force General Buster Glossen. The veteran F-4 pilot who flew combat missions in the mire tha
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  16. Don't all laugh, but I've recently become hooked on WoT (World of Tanks) which is quite good fun. It has a fairly easy learning curve and just the thing to relax you after a hard day trying to improve the profit picture of your Company! I initially scoffed at it, thinking it a haven for repressed teens and the like but was not only impressed with the graphics, (I have a medium range Win7 64bit) but that the starter level battles only last about twenty minutes and it's interesting how fast you pick up Tanker Tricks, like lurking in doorways, etc. My kill rate is abysmal right now, but hopefully
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  17. It's very nearly possible to obtain all your programming via the Internet, especially if you don't mind watching some programs after they've been broadcast on cable and satellite TV. The biggest hangup at the moment is sports coverage. I'm about to dump cable completely and use a combination of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon for our TV watching. I may go back to enjoying sports on radio. The announcers are better anyway. They have to talk about what's going on in the game instead of filling the airwaves with other crap. Cable and satellite providers SHOULD be under heavy competitive pre
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  18. S! My condolences and prayers to you and your family, Joker.
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  19. Fair winds and following seas, Sir! Would that many more men had turned out like you. My condolences to you and the family, Joker. That smile will be waiting for you some day.
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  20. A B-29 flew over Fort Collins twice this morning. There is an airshow at a local airport featuring Fifi and a C-45 called Bucket of Bolts. I heard the rumble of engines and walked to where I could see the sky better. And there she came, no more than 5,000 AGL, heading north. About 20 minutes later she flew over again, this time from east to west. About an hour later I saw a C-45 in military colors. Cool! OG
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  21. Hey, Oggie! Long time no posting, glad to see you are still among the living. I hope everyone had a great Easter.
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  22. Happy Resurrection Day, y'all!
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  23. Ok...had to look that one up... Full Definition of FETTLE: State or condition of health, fitness, wholeness, spirit, or form —often used in the phrase in fine fettle. Examples of FETTLE: A visit to the relatives on the other side of the state revealed them all to be in fine fettle. Happy Easter Oggie and hope you and the family are all well...I mean in fine fettle! Same to all my friends here at CSIM! Happy Easter!
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  24. And how bout that word "Vicissitudes"! BOOM Rotatiga!
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  25. I don't know for sure, Stans. You've died in gory fashion is SO many tales. OG
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  26. 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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  27. My step-son, that is. After dating a truly wonderful young lady for well over a year, tonight, February 14, 2014, he asked her to be his wife. She accepted his offer! After months of seemingly endless bad news, we finally have something to celebrate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  28. I think I'll be Japanese for a while. At least I can fly better junk. OG
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  29. Got my stick problems mostly sorted out. Turned out all the fiddling I was doing was wasted. The default "joystick" is evidently a mouse and keyboard, even though I specified a joystick when I first got on board. Anyhow, I reset it to my real stick and things are a lot better. Still not happy with some of the views, but now that I have the right stick to work on, it should get better. Words of wisdom: Don't tangle with a flak cannon -- at least not in a Buffalo. Ouch! OG
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  30. The 4.12.2m http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,38443.0.html We also have the Modact and HSFX mods. Can't run them together but makes the game ohh so nice.
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  32. 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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  33. You might be on to something OG on plane performance using joystick, Some planes fly like a bus, But I jump into an early Bi-plane and it flies like a dream. need to do more testing. Biggest thing I have to get used to is to be more delicate
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  34. really don't like LaGG I was having a hard time flying it, till I read it's history and found the Russian pilots called it the ceramic coffin! The plane was made of wood and other non strategic materials and coated in laquer. It was under powered and prone to stalls and spins. I think they modeled that into the plane because it is a bear to fly. At low level a widow maker!
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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. Hey Joker, how are the other gamers in the realistic scenarios? I was wondering if the gamers were more serious and not so forgiving of nubes like me. Biggest thing I learned is collisions are a big no no, though sometimes not avoidable!
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  38. Donnie, I think all are multiplayer, training you are alone. Highly recommend trying it, but first watch the "mighty jingles" youtube videos he will get you hooked. My online name is "cobraj59". we should see if there is a way to get a few of us together to fly, It would be great to be back together in the virtual skies.! So far I like it and most of the time the other online gamers are pretty cool, haven't had any bad experiences, but I'm sure there are times there have been. But It is pretty good when you are learning in the early parts of the game you can at least have fun, without getting
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  39. Joker, I never flew World of Warplanes, but I did fly that new War Thunder MMO. That game, well, sucked. Beautiful graphics, and very sophisticated plane settings, but the thing was really designed to be a console shooter. Joystick control of the planes was horrible. Couldn't draw a bead and hold it steady fer love nur money. Apparently the developers encouraged players with joysticks to use their mouse for better control. Ha!
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  40. I'm probably the only one left on this board, next to Gunny, who gets this.
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  41. 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, pre
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  42. 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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  43. 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 t
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  44. Morning all. 27F under fair skies. High of 40F today. Well I got Lottie's cold she brought back with her from Pennsylvania. Feel like crapola. Congrats to the Alabama Crimson Tide for beating the living shit out of Notre Dame in the BCS College Championship Game last night 42-14! I thought that Notre Dame was way to overrated. Only reason they were in that game was the fact they were undefeated, but against inferior opponents mostly. Should have lost the game against Pitt a couple of times but lucked out in the like 3rd overtime. Not to take anything away from Alabama, as they would have
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  45. Nice! Congrats to the new swabbie. P.S. Liked the "matriarchal guided missles" line
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  46. Please, Rota-whatever, take your self-righteous, kookie, juvenile, statements to some other site that appreciates them, will you? If you haven't noticed, this is called "COMBAT-Sim" which means we enjoy banging heads and kicking the butts of those that offend us, or our country, and don't really get too excited about whiny statements about the environment, etc, etc. Go away and save a snail darter, or something, OK?
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  47. 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
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