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Everything posted by Hokum

  1. That wouldn't be the HHA would it?
  2. Shame, I suspect the A-1 is probably rarer then the Mustang these days? I wonder if the Tang lost elevators? Looks like the A-1 hit the Tang right where it hurts. http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=287&t=37273&start=80 The control wires are right in that spot!
  3. WW2 Cannons

    I've read a fair bit about the Mossie and the P-61, overall the Mossie was a hotter bird but the size of the P-61 made it a stable gun platform. The P-61 usually had the turrts removed in early models and the later models didn't have it at all. The issue was the turret masking the elevator in nose up flight. Overall the P-61 was a late comer and so SHOULD of been better. I think many believed the RAF when they under played the Mossies abilities, some USAAF pilots suspected it was due to the RAF not wanting to divert aircraft to US hands as they shouldn't get enough for themselves. Between a P-61 and a NF 30 Mossie I'd prefer to be in the Mossie... The germans hated them with the Uhu pilots feared the NF 30's.
  4. Wasn't ravenclaw working on a Banana?
  5. Modernized military Hardware

    True but I don't think the Apache was in the running in the first place! I think it was VS the Mongoose and the Rooivalk. Shame they didn't get the choice of the KA-52!
  6. The UK Military to face large cuts...

    My main beef is the Trident replacement... Why do we need one? It’s a nuclear deterrent... TO WHO?! It is unlikely we are going to be attacked by a state or nation who is sane enough to feel that us having nukes is a deterrent. The people/countries who would use nukes at us/ our allies are those who wouldn't care of return fire! Let’s take North Korea for an example, if they wanted to fire a nuke, us having missiles or not isn't going to scare them. Our armed forces would be in a much better state if we didn't have to buy new stuff I honestly don't think we need... I think it would make a bolder statement to the world becoming a non nuclear state than it would be to keep up with the joneses,
  7. Modernized military Hardware

    The trouble is that the Mi-24/35 is a JOAT design. As a gunship it's big cause of the troop/cargo hold, and as a troop transport it's not much better than a cheaper Hip bar better armour, making it heavier and less suited for landing stoops in tight areas. I don't know why people would buy them these days. Didn't Brazil buy some recently?
  8. Modernized military Hardware

    The hind looks similar to the one in Blood diamond. SA do alot of mod stuff and some of it is rather good!
  9. Looks to me thet he didn't have enough beans and plain stalled it. The aircraft looked a little unstable just after he nosed up. Glad the pilot escaped ok and didn't land in his own wreckage!
  10. Concorde to fly again...maybe

    Would be very cool if they did. Would be worth them talking to the XH558 people i believe both use Olympus engines (the vulcan ones don't reheat i believe).
  11. Not sure if this video is new or not? But here it is anyway.
  12. With people talking about standalone installs for different "mods/theaters" i'm assuming this is SF1? As an SF2 user is it possible to have multiple installs for different theaters? Or would it just be easier to have multiple thirdwire dir's in my user profile and rename them depending on what i want to fly? Also are the aircraft currently being worked on for SF1 or 2? I have a few like the westland whirlwind, which is a good mod, but it seems a little weird in SF2. Thanks for the help.
  13. f-4 phantom II air intake

    I think he means this bit, i think it's to slow air intake speed at MACH?
  14. Wikileak Apache video

    Sorry 4:16 not 4:19
  15. Wikileak Apache video

    I'm many things, one of which is a photographer. At 4:19 you can clearly see a head and an SLR camera with attached 300mm f2.8 lens. I maybe pushing it but i'd say an Canon 300mm f2.8 L with attached black lens hood.
  16. The old banana bomber is one of my favourite FAA and RAF aircraft. I've searched about alot here and on line and it seems popular but no models? Is there a reason for this?
  17. Dassaults Assault

    Agreed, the Gripen is probably one of the most capable (and cheap) 4th (4.5?) generation fighters about. I like them so much i'd prefer that we had them over the Eurofighter or F-35...
  18. So what does it add to the merged game? Other than the new flyables, any new AI? New features?
  19. The Harrier is a real special bird. I lived near Yeovilton for about 9 years, i remember a demo done by two of the new FRS2's in i think 93/94 the day before the airshow, side slipping nose to nose down the runway, then rotating about a point between their noses at the end of the runway, then bowing and transitioning to horizontal flight down the runway. I also remember a GR 3 scorching the Conker trees in our street during a combat exercise dodging US F-15's but thats another story... and don't start me on the A-10's! KB, didn't you mention you were stationed at Heron for a while?
  20. F4D Skyray, Pros: Early radar which works very well, Missile and gun armament, good rate of turn and climb, multi-roll Cons: Limited to IR missiles, no Sparrows. Guns prone to jamming, limited range without tanks or load if using tanks. Still one of my fave aircraft in the game (yes its a added aircraft), a real shame this never saw proper combat as it is a lovely aircraft to fly. Capable of slash attacks on MIG 15s and true dog fighting with MIG 17s With a modified SF2V campaign a squadron of these managed to get a ratio of 12-1 in air combat, only let down by the rubbish sidewinders. I run a modified Skyray in my merc campaign over the desert, with semi active missiles and great success even on A.T.G. missions running iron bombs.
  21. Xclusiv, do a search for VTOL on the forum, there have been some large discussions about this. The upshot of the discussions, is that its a balancing act between load and range. Also the game doesn't model the "wet" rating of the engine, only dry thrust. In short set the nozzles 60 or 45 and do running jumps, i found it the most realistic. OR you could cheat a little and edit the engine output in the ini ;)
  22. Sniper pod

    Will that lens fit my D700?
  23. One very big @$$ bomb!

    Ahh so that is what a modern version of the Grandslam would look like...
  24. Saabs Cobra

    What FC said... But going back to the Draken love-in we have going, its a shame the Germans picked the starfighter over it. I still believe the Draken was a superior aircraft in almost every way...

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