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Next airplane for OFF?

Next airplane for OFF?  

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  1. 1. Which airplane would you like to see next in BHaH?

    • Airco DH5
      21
    • Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.8
      8
    • Fokker D.VIII
      26
    • Gotha G.V
      25
    • Handley Page O/400
      22
    • Nieuport 28
      35
    • Pfalz D.XII
      10
    • Salmson 2a2
      14
    • Siemens-Schuckert D.IV
      16
    • Zeppelin Airship
      27
    • Other
      20


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Just for fun, I thought I'd start a poll asking which aircraft players would like to see next in Between Heaven and Hell. This poll is not meant to put pressure on the developers or to insist that any of these planes actually get put into OFF anytime soon. Therefore, please keep the discussion light, but serious. You may select more than one plane, but keep your selection to four or less. For other, please list your plane and explain why you think it should be in OFF before any of the other choices. Enjoy!

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I put "other", as in I'll take whatever OBD gives us. But I really hope it's more 2-seaters, like the Albatros C types, Rumplers, DH4s, and updated versions of the BE2 and FE2. You know, to flesh out the Flanders area. The French sectors need a lot more work in comparison, so I figure that's further down the road.

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I guess I started something with my Nieuport 28 thread eh? Hehe, well you know my selection then! All of those selections would be awesome though, but I loves me some 28s!

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Selfishly I would pick the DH 5

Morally I would have to pick the Fokker D VIII , WF2 has been waiting for it for ages .

Realisticlly I"ll take what ever I can get :)

 

Still what a great game we have chaps .

 

cheers

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i voted for every kind of two seaters.

main reason why airwar developed is because they were the eyes of the enemy. and small, armed aircraft went up to prevent them of doing that. and then the two seaters got escorted by other scouts or two seaters. every now and then a furball might occure between scouts, but the main target were always two seaters because they were the guys who hurt the soldiers by bombing them or noting their positions and directing their artillery...

so right now there are IMHO quite often dogfights between scouts, which didn't have any effect for anybody. there should be two seater formations as much and with as many types as possible in the future, because that is what airwar was all about. dogfights between scouts are for hollywood and audiences on the ground, or if simply two patrols run into another. but main target have always been the two seaters. so the skies should be filled more with them. priority should be two seaters to add or the really big guys like gotha, HP.... IMHO we have even right now scouts which are not too necessary because there were too few, and wich should be replaced by two seaters if the spots are limited, like two gun soptripes.

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Two-seaters, two-seaters and two-seaters. One craft that would be useful was the Morane Parasol which according to all was great to fly and was used in all roles up until May 1917.

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I'd have the DH5 and SS DIII (rather than the much later and hardly used DIV). I'd also love to see the much maligned RE8, and obviously the Albatros two seaters, plus maybe Aviatiks.

 

But I'm fully in accord with those posting above who say any two seaters, and that I'm grateful that the splendid people at OBD might wish to expand upon our current choices. To find such a combination of enthusiasm for the product and absolute professionalism is a lesson for other software houses.

 

Cheers,

 

Si

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Fokker D.vIII for me, of course.

 

I also like the Siemens-Schuckert D.IV too. But I say whatever plane the OFF team does come out with next, I should include one Allied and one Axis in the same release. They should also be matched performance wise and year of service wise too.

 

Just to be fair to everyone.

 

Just my opinion,

WF2

 

Very interesting Poll.

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Morane Parasol all the way

 

Those who've known me from the good old days back at SOH will attest to my penchant for the Morane Saulnier Type L Parasol. I do have a great admiration for French aviation design and innovation prior to and during WW1. So I have to agree with Gousy (who is also fond of the remarkable Se5a as am I ... so he's obviously a first class chap !). But I digress. The Parasol was a landmark aeroplane in my view. A high wing monoplane. Perfect for recon. Various Morane types were also fitted with Hotchkiss machine guns which fired through the prop using deflector plates attached to the prop to ... well ... deflect any bullet strikes. Crude but a step in the right direction. It was a little tricky to fly as anyone who's read Sagittarius Rising will understand but then it wouldn't be French would it lol ! I believe it was also built in single and 2-seater configurations for those who pine for more 2-seaters !

 

One of the more well known feats of the early years of WW1 involving the Parasol and resulting in a VC (Yes I am quite fond of the early days before it got really serious and deadly) is noted below. Coincidently {ahem}, my avatar is also the same gentleman.

 

 

 

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Reg Warneford

 

 

Sub-Lieutenant Reginald Warneford, 23, was awarded the Victoria Cross for outstanding valour when, like some real-life Indiana Jones, he single-handedly took on the pride of the German war machine.

 

In 1915 the First World War had been raging for a year. Britain had suffered a series of demoralising defeats and then, in May, German zeppelin airships began bombing London.

 

The capital was unprepared and unable to stop these silent assassins. Radar and anti-aircraft guns were yet to be invented. And the fledgling British air force could rarely reach the high-altitude airships. There appeared no way to stop the enemy crippling London.

 

Sub-Lieut Warneford was born on October 15, 1891, in Darjeeling in the foothills of the Himalayas, where his parents were in the colonial service.

By the start of the war his mother had moved back to Exmouth. She was living at 2 Morton Road when her son joined the Royal Naval Air Service - the forerunner of the Navy's Fleet Air Arm.

 

Warneford had completed a dozen solo flights when, on June 7, 1915, he was ordered to a join a four-plane midnight attack on the zeppelin sheds in occupied Belgium.

 

He was flying a single-seater Morane Parasol, armed with just a carbine gun and primitive bomb rack bolted to the fuselage. Warneford had never flown in the dark before and quickly lost his fellow pilots. Alone, he chanced upon an LZ-37 airship cruising at 7,000ft and kept airborne by 953,000 cubic feet of highly flammable hydrogen.

 

The 521ft ship boasted a 28-man crew and was protected by four-machine gun posts along its sides.

 

Warneford fired off a few rounds from his service revolver before the German gunners strafed his wings.

 

He tried another few attacks, firing the carbine gun to little effect while the juggernaut airship gave chase.

 

Warneford's foe then soared to 11,000ft, and he tried in vain to climb above the airship.

 

Then the zeppelin made a fatal mistake. It dropped back to 7,000ft to find a gap in the clouds.

 

Warneford manoeuvred his plane so that it was 200ft above the zeppelin.

He dropped his bombs and a gigantic explosion ripped through the airship. Warneford's plane was enveloped in flames as chunks of burning metal exploded all around.

 

The ship crashed to the ground, killing all but one of its crew. Warneford's plane spluttered out of control and he crash-landed 35 miles inside German lines.

 

Warneford discovered that only his fuel line was broken. He fixed this with a cigarette holder and took off for home.

 

By the time he returned to base at 10.30am the next day, his exploits were being celebrated across the Empire. George V awarded him the Victoria Cross that day, while France followed up with its Legion of Honour.

 

But Warneford was to enjoy his fame for only 10 more days. He travelled to Paris to receive the French accolade and was to return to base in a new biplane yet to be fitted with safety belts.

 

Immediately after take off, the plane inexplicably bucked and he was thrown out in mid-air and killed.

 

Warneford was buried at London's Brompton Cemetery. His VC is on display at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton.</H5>

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Personally,

 

I will be lobbying Pol and Winder heavily for more Early War planes, mostly 2-seaters. French, British and German.

 

I know we all have needs, but there are plenty of scouts to go around. We need a lot more Early War stuff for the 1914-1916 guys. :)

 

OvS

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.................................................................................... :good:

 

Sopwith Dolphin with her .... FOUR MACHINE-GUNS .... very nice!

 

WF2

Edited by Womenfly2

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Personally,

 

I will be lobbying Pol and Winder heavily for more Early War planes, mostly 2-seaters. French, British and German.

 

I know we all have needs, but there are plenty of scouts to go around. We need a lot more Early War stuff for the 1914-1916 guys. :)

 

OvS

 

Actually, I agree with this more than my beloved Nieuport 28. I am a big fan of the early war stuff. Much more character in the plane design and in the historical accounts from the period. Plus it feels wrong to start the war somewhere in the middle :P

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Personally,

 

I will be lobbying Pol and Winder heavily for more Early War planes, mostly 2-seaters. French, British and German.

 

I know we all have needs, but there are plenty of scouts to go around. We need a lot more Early War stuff for the 1914-1916 guys. :)

 

OvS

 

I voted for the heavy bombers, but I absolutely agree with OvS! I'd love to fly some two-seaters(even unarmed ones) in 1914 and '15. Maybe you devs can rig up something, using the already in place gunner system, to fire a single shot field rifle at an enemy observation crate? That'd be cool. Just throwin' out ideas here, dont mind me.

 

-Rooster

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