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I didn't like the area around the airfield yet. Thatswhy i changed the tiles around the airfield, played with the Croydon tile and so it looks now:

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The TOD houses of the stock London City tiles are still WIP. Dont care that they have windows in the roof.

 

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Dont care that they have windows in the roof.

"all the better to see the rain"

love the airfields. how are you getting around the 3W need for specific airfield inis, with respect to taxi, take-off and landing positions? Did you have to build custom inis for each airfield?

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Costum inis i made so far for Hawkinge, Lympne and Croydon, the other are modified airfield3 inis with mass take off mod. So i only must adjust the position of parking planes.

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I had not known, that the british side had camouflaged some airfields during Battle of Britain.

Here is an air footage from 1940 of RAF Tangmere

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Thatswhy i have experimented with a camouflaged tile for airfields:

RAF Tangmere:

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What do you think about this airfield tile. Should it stay in terrain or should i use the old (not camo) green version?

 

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i'd go with the 'open space' version, even if it's not historically correct. It's easier to work with when targeting

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Nah, go with the camo version, the more diverse the terrain the better, most large important structures ie factories etc also got camoflaged in some way, walls and roofs were usually done green and black, hell they even filled in a lake near me to prevent the bombers from using it as a navigation point for the nearby Crewe works/railyard and Rolls Royce factories.

 

More instances here....

https://heritagecalling.com/2019/10/07/the-story-of-camouflage-during-the-second-world-war/

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RAF Westhampnett, a small reserve airfield during Battle of Britain.

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RAF Kenley, an airfield of the second defence line close to London.

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Heavy Flak fire over RAF Kenley

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RAF Biggin Hill

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I had to move the airfields of Kenley, Biggin Hill and Rochford a little bit, to place them on a more or less correct point on the map.

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I just wish the larger versions of stary's hangars had an open version, so you could 'put stuff' in them

This is looking REAL good, Gepard!! :drinks:

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Hope you give the same treatment on german airfields. The game's default runways are so unrealistic for the period.

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My memory is not the greatest but I think Biggin Hill got a couple of short paved runways in early 1940, prior to the fall of France. The airfields are looking very good! :good:

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This is an air footage of Biggin Hill during Battle of Britain.

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Biggin Hill was camouflaged, so that the runways were difficult to see. I dont know what they used for camouflaging the runways. Perhaps they painted them green or so. The contours of the imaginary fields were made by distribute tar on the meadow. I dont know wheter this kind of camo would be successfull to beat the Mk.1 Eyeball sensor of the bomber pilot, but on black and white footage the result is impressive.

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So RAF Biggin Hill will be in game:

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The camoflaged runways are better to seen in this screenshot.

 

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What size are your tiles? for grass runways you could just paint them on, although it would mean different tiles for each airfield.........hmm, maybe not, just thinking out loud.:stars:

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I just wish the larger versions of stary's hangars had an open version, so you could 'put stuff' in them

any use ?   kev chk ur pm

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definately good for post-war!

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13 hours ago, russouk2004 said:

any use ?   kev chk ur pm

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Nice shelter. IIRC it was invented in 1938 and was used at satellite airfields like RAF Rochford.

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