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Arctic Convoy Action

Yesterday, 03:38:28 PM

Posted by 33LIMA in Mission Reports
Re-fighting the battle for Convoy PQ13 in Atlantic Fleet  Of all the many dramatic photographs taken of the war at sea, some of the most haunting are of the last moments of what maybe minutes before was a fine warship in fighting trim. Pictures like this well-known shot of a Japanese escort sunk by skip-bombing. The crew cling to the capsizing vessel as what appears to be another bomb, dro...

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'The Baltimore Whore...

22 July 2016

Posted by 33LIMA in Mission Reports
Back to CFS3...in the Martin B-26 Marauder   I was - and suppose I still am - a fan of Microsoft's last fling in the Combat Flight Simulator series, CFS3. I didn't especially like the air-to-air combat - AI planes flying at empty weight meant that even heavier, more sluggish enemies could often prove frustrating foes. And there was the unfortunate fact that CFS3 ignored the strategic...

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Balloon busting in WoFF

17 July 2016

Posted by 33LIMA in Mission Reports
Taking on one of WW1's more dangerous jobs in Wings over Flanders Fields   One of the features of the often-static trench warfare during 1914-18 was the widespread use, by both sides, of tethered observation balloons, both to monitor movements and developments on the enemy side of the Lines, and to direct artillery fire. Naturally, the air forces regularly made efforts to inhibit the...

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