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..yes I wrote I wouldn't do one. But since Geezer is back and we'll get a Bleriot XI shortly (just kidding) I decided to go back into business. All the aces will be there no matter if it's historical correct or not: Arigi, Barracchini, Scaroni, Baracca, Fulvio Ruffo di Calabria, Brumowski.

If you've a wish, e.g. a special ace that should be included, I'll do the skin and adapt the campaign

 

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Excellent news Gterl!

May I make a plea for the (admittedly ahistorical) inclusion of the fictional Linienschiffsleutnant Otto Ritter von Prohaska? 

Yes yes I know this would be equivalent to including Biggles in a Western Front campaign*, but by coincidence I'm currently re-reading "The Two-Headed Eagle" by John Biggins. This is a fictional account of the adventures and misadventures of said Otto Prohaska, an Austro-Czech naval officer attached to the KuK Fliegertruppe on the Isonzo Front in 1916. Clearly grounded upon solid research into the period, it gives a dramatized but authentic picture of the Hapsburg Empire in its waning days. It is very far from dry though, with moments of high farce and moments of deep tragedy, all narrated by the protagonist with a stong sense of irony. It is the third of four novels in the Prohaska series, all very highly recommended!

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Mike

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*and why not? Biggles was quite “real” to generations of British schoolboys, inspiring many** to careers in the RAF.

**Including this one.

 

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As for Bleriot XI’s, we have one (original, from 1909) at Old Rhinebeck where I have the great good fortune to serve as volunteer groundcrew during the summer airshows. (Depending on the weather) it still gets daylight under the wheels at every Saturday show.

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5 hours ago, Mike Dora said:

Excellent news Gterl!

May I make a plea for the (admittedly ahistorical) inclusion of the fictional Linienschiffsleutnant Otto Ritter von Prohaska? 

Yes yes I know this would be equivalent to including Biggles in a Western Front campaign*, but by coincidence I'm currently re-reading "The Two-Headed Eagle" by John Biggins. This is a fictional account of the adventures and misadventures of said Otto Prohaska, an Austro-Czech naval officer attached to the KuK Fliegertruppe on the Isonzo Front in 1916. Clearly grounded upon solid research into the period, it gives a dramatized but authentic picture of the Hapsburg Empire in its waning days. It is very far from dry though, with moments of high farce and moments of deep tragedy, all narrated by the protagonist with a stong sense of irony. It is the third of four novels in the Prohaska series, all very highly recommended!

Mike -

Many thanks for the recommendation - the book is available on Amazon.  I've just started it but am enjoying it immensely. :biggrin:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004OR1Q4O/ref=pe_385040_118058080_TE_M1DP

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46 minutes ago, gterl said:

What type of aircraft does Otto fly?

So far (I’m at page 128 of 359, it’s now August 1916) he’s been on a Hansa-Brandenburg CI and a Lloyd CII of Flik 19F, based at Caprovizza near Haidenschaft at the east end of the Vippaco Valley.

Although a qualified pilot from before the War (see Biggins’ “The Emporer’s Coloured Coat”, the second in the Prohaska series), he initially at least flies as an officer-observer. I suspect though that he’ll end up flying a Lohner type L.

Mike

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Otto von Prohaska is now a pride member of Flik 51 'Kärnten' Squadron flying a Phoenix D.IIa with his personal marking ...LOL in other words he's now part of the campaign.

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Prohaska is right in the middle of it ..flying with his personal coat of arms :biggrin:

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