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My guru, we still have some plane left to release, and one of these is the wonderfull and deathfull Rumpler C.IV. Here goes some sites for those who doesn´t know this plane yet.

 

- http://scaleplasticandrail.com/kaboom/index.php/all-things-aviation/132-135-scale/132-kit-reviews/1146-132-rumpler-civ-from-wingnut-wings

 

- http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/047442.html

 

- http://www.wwiaviation.com/popup/rumpler-c-4.html

 

- http://www.idflieg.com/munchen_rumpler_civ.htm :salute:

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Rumplers (both CI and CIV) are very needed and among my favourites too .Be patient, friends! more (very beautiful) two seaters are coming for you :clapping:

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Now that is good news! I HOPE if a Rumpler CIV is coming, it will be the blunt-nosed version (as in the Deutsches Museum) because the spinnered version looks too much like the DFW CV we already have.

 

A few more 2-seaters - from 1915 through to 1918 - are what FE needs most now, plane-wise. Or even some 3-seaters like the Letord 4 or 5:

 

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My hopes would be that at least some of the following will come, someday (thinking of the main types needed to fill the biggest remaining gaps and/or provide a minimum of variety):

 

German: Albatros BII; Albatros or Rumpler CI; Albatros CVII; LVG CVI; Rumpler CIV or CVII; Halberstadt CV (and improved Albatros DII and Fokker DII or DIII)

 

British: BE2c (later) or 2e; AW FK8; DH9 (and an improved Elephant, and a BE12);

 

French: Dorand AR1; Letord 4 or 5; Caudron GIV.

 

Hopefully with a reasonable polygon count, as some like the DH4, tho lovely, are a bit of an FPS hit.

 

It's nice to dream!

 

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Don't forget Farman F 40, Halberstadt CLII and Roland DII (and proper Austrian Albatros).....We all are overwhelmin poor Stephen. If there are other modellers, I can make FMs for them too.

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I have a Rumpler C.I almost finished. And I have a DH9 started. I'll also do a DH9a and DH4 since the only difference from the 9 is the fuselage. I have about 12 other planes on my list of requests. I'll get to them all when I can. So many planes...

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Isnt it amazing how many planes were developed at such an early age of flight itself?! Considering what was available in 1914 and then what was available at the end of 1918 it is just amazing. Skinning is just a bottomless pit too. BTW that DH-9 and DH-4 that stephen is creating will be the mainstay to my "Independant Air Force" campaign from mid summer 1918 till the end of the war. Look it up, it was quite an active campaign. Cant wait stephen1918 :grin: !

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It seems that sometimes, dreams come true! :good:

 

I feel rather guilty about making suggestions for stuff I can't really help with apart from my library and beta testing but am delighthed that Stephen at least is making such a massive contribution to the future expansion to the planeset of what's likely to continue to be one of the best WW1 flight sims available, if not still the very best, for some time. And for the contribution of folk like Ojcar and Quack, in bringing this content to life.

 

An Independent Force campaign with a DH9 would be another great campaign addition - not least, some suitable action for the excellent SSW DIII we already have! I recently got a copy of Alan Morris's 'First of the Many' that I'd last read in my teens and look forward to being able to fight it out in FE2!

 

The sheer variety of aircraft types that could be encountered, even at a single point in time, is one of the defining features of WW1 air war and the RB3d mods delivered this. As for FE, it's great that a sim that started out with such a basic planeset has already surpassed this and is within a dozen or so planes of having covered its subject to an extent that will leave very little to be desired and that will probably never be surpassed. Long live First Eagles and its mod community!:drinks::drinks:

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In my IAF campaign the SSW D.III will be used mainly with the Kests ( Home Defense units). Doing a little reskinning for the package. Lots and Lots of skins for this one too. Just like the Austria Italy campain. I will release them all when the campaign is ready.

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Looking forward to that, Quack. :drinks:

 

With a new more FPS-friendly DH4 coming from Stephen, I wonder if it is possible to have the name 'WE Johns' in the 55 Squadron roster, for us old Biggles afficionados? :grin: (for those who aren't, Biggles creator 'Capt' WE Johns flew DH4s with that unit and was shot down in one)

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Look at #7 33LIMA. They didnt last long so I just randomly selected names for 55 and all the other squadrons. And I had to create Azelot Aerodrome on the map. Along w others.

 

 

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Nice one, Quack! Now all you need is to work out a way to make a 'Nine' 'wash out' from a raid every ten minutes or so :grin:

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