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  1. BMS Falcon 4.35

    The BMS portion is, yes. You can find Falcon 4.0 for sale still on eBay, or through GOG.com. Falcon 4.0 is included in their Falcon Collection (it's on sale at the moment, $5 is hard to beat for four games I think, if you include Falcon 3, Hornet and MiG-29 its five or six games) IIRC you don't want the Allied Force version of Falcon 4.0, just the original. Someone who knows more might need to correct me. https://www.gog.com/game/falcon_collection
  2. If you are referring to me, I appreciate that but I am most definitely not a producer - I'm firmly in the consumer camp. You can tell the real producers when you start downloading the excellent mods. There is some stunning work to be found here! I'm curious to know how your view limiting experiment goes. I haven't done the trick above yet, but I would imagine that the cockpit gets in the way of your view like it does in real life. The artificial limit on the cockpit view seems a little excessive; to me at least.
  3. I asked the creator of TacView if it worked in SF2. He said no, and there were no plans to.
  4. USN Vietnam Era Pilot Handbooks

    Version 1.0.0

    193 downloads

    F-8D, F-8E, F-8H, F-8J, F-4J, and A-4E pilot manuals / NATOPS for those looking to operate their virtual aircraft as close as possible to the real thing.
  5. USAF 1950s and 1960s

    Version 1.0.0

    239 downloads

    Attached are a collection of original manuals from the 1950s and 1960s, to help the simulator pilot accurately reproduce aerial engagements from the Korean War and beyond. The Boyd manuals were found on Mark Hart's website. Originally they were Air Force documents of course, but difficult to find and not in good quality. Mark painstakingly reproduced the documents to their original conditions. His contact information and how he restored each manual is included in the individual pdfs.
  6. USAAF WWII Fighter Pilot Gunnery

    Version 1.0.0

    63 downloads

    Training manual issued to USAAF pilots in WWII, all about making sure you hit what you are aiming at.
  7. Version 1.0.0

    39 downloads

    I found this manual on eBay, never had seen anything like before or since. It's a short document but helpful if you are making historically-accurate torpedo attacks in your favorite simulator.
  8. RAF WWII Air Combat

    Version 1.0.0

    110 downloads

    Included are three RAF manuals from WWII. "Bag the Hun" is fairly well known and available from other sources. The RAF "Manual of Air Tactics" was more difficult to find, I ended up reaching out to and paying for a copy from the British Archives. If you are trying to fly accurate tactics in a Battle of Britain mission this is for you. The last manual "Tactical Bulletin 15" is actually USAAF pilot Reade Tilley's "Hints on Hun Hunting, issued to allied pilots flying in the Mediterranean theatre, and marks the shift in tactics and formations from the Finger-Four to Line Abreast. Interesting stuff.
  9. USN WWII Air Combat

    Version 1.0.0

    192 downloads

    These manuals were one part of a training series put together by Jimmy Thach. There are various videos floating around the internet which match the titles of these manuals. Excellent stuff if you want to know how USN and USMC pilots flew and fought in the Pacific.
  10. USN Vietnam Era Tactics Manuals

    Version 1.0.0

    158 downloads

    For those who love the Phantom and Crusader.
  11. These are my thoughts, maybe someone else can help. I'm thinking of contemporary documents only here. Publications produced at the time for aircraft in service and the tactical doctrine published by various air arms during these conflicts. Reference Materials - Airplane Flying Manuals / Pilot Operating Handbooks -- WWII and Prior -- Jet Age through Vietnam -- Post Vietnam - Air Combat Tactics -- WWII and Prior -- Jet Age through Vietnam -- Post Vietnam - Miscellaneous (This would be the place for modern documents which analyze the past, or sim-specific tips and tricks)
  12. Hey Erik, Most of manuals I have are pdfs. The structure looks good, dividing it up in years is a good idea. Dividing it up further by country / service might be taking it too far. For example, regarding WWII - I have a bunch of USN doctrine/tactics manuals, and some from the USAAF, some British, and German stuff too. But lumping it all together by era might actually be easier. Lastly, nobody should be posting F-35 manuals or current doctrine, techniques or procedures, but I imagine that the people who have that stuff already know that. I'd be curious to know what everyone else thinks.
  13. I was speaking only of military flight manuals and associated tactics. Historical, not current tactics for obvious reasons.
  14. That's a great idea. I know way back when someone produced a program for IL-2 which took in game data and generated E-M graphs. You could compare any aircraft to another and determine if you would fight best with energy or angles. I don't have the skills to do anything like that at all. What might also be nice is a download area for files like the ones above. I have quite a few others and I can't be the only one interested in contemporary documents. It would be nice to have a place online to collect all of those documents - and not have them cost $10 each to download.
  15. Peace in the Middle East just in time for New Year

    שנה תובה, נשר And may this be but a first step!
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