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  1. Hi, yesterday I was unable to catch a F-80C with a MiG-15bis. looking into their data.inis I found strange climb-rate-values: F-80C: 247 (real 35 m/sec) MiG-15: 242 (real: 51 m/sec) F-86F: 238 (real: 46 m/sec) So I need some help concerning the units in which some aircraft parameters are measured in the respective ___data.ini: CruiseSpeed= meters per second ? ClimbSpeed= ???? CornerSpeed= meters per second ? MaxSpeedSL= meters per second ? thank you for your help. cheers sokol
  2. if you look into the climb-speed of various stock-aircraft made by TW things get very strange: B-52D: 249 F-4E-72: 268 F-15A: 268 Lightning: 348 MiG-21PFM: 268 MiG-23MLD: 378 P-51D: 77 some third-party-aircraft offer the following data: B-47: 268 FW-190A4: 192 MiG-29: 181 ... climb speed does seem NOT to be connected to cruisespeed (or cornerspeed), most of the time it is higher than either of them the value-units are still unclear: they are most probably metric, but certainly not meters per second. so, which units are used ? what does climbspeed reflect if not real-life data ? cheers sokol
  3. hi did you try the unfolded span of the Yak-38, something like 7.02m? I have no access to my installation right now, but I remember seeing Yaks onboard of the Kiev. cheers sokol
  4. Hi Wilches, wonderful pictures & textures. will those skins be available here at Combatace ? which models are these Japanese fighters ? cheers sokol required screenie
  5. sorry for not looking closely, itis sf2. but how did you manage that cloud layer ? thx
  6. Soulfreak, wonderful picture may i ask: which model/texture ? which sim ? FSX ? cheers sokol
  7. japanese fighters over Burma
  8. bonjour, ça marche pour moi - windows10, sf2 north atlantic, stock / standard. s'agit-il d'une installation standard ? ou as-tu utilisé un mod ? sokol
  9. should read: from Asia with love ...
  10. Ye-8 / miG-21 derivative - is this a "what if" ?
  11. WIP o Trabajos en progreso

    me too, very much so. i always liked those soviet heavy interceptors. cheers sokol
  12. hi Wrench, there are pictures of il-14 in vietnamese colours around (google for 'il-14 crate vietnam'): https://travelforaircraft.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/blog-il-14-wp_000379.jpg?w=584 cheers sokol
  13. strange video. footage from il2 tank-crew (first video): very strange behaviour of the AI. those soviet tanks sit right on the ridge, waiting and doing nothing, except presenting their vulnerable side-view to the Tiger ... only to be shot up one after the other, lol. strange hype around the Tigers in general. they were prolly one of the larger mistakes of the german arms industry. powerful gun / weapon - yes. strong armour - yes. tactical mobility - reduced. strategic / operational mobility - very reduced. relation cost / effectiveness - very bad. they should have gone for more Panthers, or a copy of the T-34. much more punch for the money. cheers sokol
  14. Hi, one of my favourites here is the "continuation war" mod, compiled and done by Wrench himself (iirc), the conflict Finnland vs. the USSR in the 1940ies. there is another site out there (is it allowed to call them by their name ?). I know many people have difficulties with that site, so had I, but they do have good all-inclusive-mods for the ww2-aera.. cheers sokol
  15. Hi Erik, sorry if I misunderstood your sentence "dispite Russia's insistence that the engines were removed...". Russia had no part in the sale of the former "Varyag" to the Chinese, who rebuild the ship as "Liaoning" (cv16). The original "Varyag" was not "ordered" but built by the Soviet Union, since the Ukraine was an integral part of the Soviet Union. again, sorry for any misunderstanding ;-) may these ships always have a handful of water under their keel, but may there never be a war between the superpowers USA and Red China. Sokol
  16. hi, cv-16 / Laioning was acquired by China from the Ukraine, and not from Russia. both Chinese ships belong to the Soviet Kuznetsov-class, though markable improved and without the Kuznetsov's ship-2-ship-missiles. this class is in no way comparable to the USN-attack carriers, since the Kuzemntsov's main task is not power projection around the globe (and attacking various countries by doing so), but defense of the fleet, i.e. of the strategic submarines. cheers sokol
  17. Logan has given us a real christmas-gift in advance: the Mikoyan Ye-8. Today I tried in vain to paint a natural-metal-finish. I did use different combinations of specular, glossiness, reflection, some of them very succesful with other aircraft, but they did not suceed on this one. No shine, no real metal look. There is a "fuselage-spec" file included which presumably should support the job (a la FSX and other sims), but how does it work ? Any help is greatly welcomed. cheers Sokol
  18. thank you, gentlemen. moving the _spec-files to specific subfolders (i.e. those with camouflage-skins) - and deleting them from the main folder - did the trick. cheers sokol
  19. my setup looks like this 1) username/savedgames/thirdwire/strikefighters2 Vietnam/ ... <=== this was created automatically by running the game, it includes an option-file 2) whatever_you_want/sf2_mods/... <=== this one is created by me, at whatever place and whatever name i like, and this includes all the relevant folders with add-ons, modifications etc. including a terrainS-folder (note the S: it is plural instead of singular in the sf1-series) which includes the different locations (vietnam_sea, salomons etc.) i link to no.2 in the option-file (down low, mods-folders-name) which resides in no. 1) ;-) not quite sure if this helps. sokol

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