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  1. Dear Friends, Our team has finished the development of the new update 5.004, and it is released. Sopwith Snipe and many updates. The year 2022 is drawing to a close and we did our best to bring you a new update on Christmas Eve. It bears the number 5.004 and adds the Great War Collector Plane Sopwith Snipe to our series. It is a late war aircraft equipped with the most powerful Bentley BR2 rotary engine, producing up to 234 horsepower. By comparison, the Sopwith Camel fighter's Clerget 9B engine produced 130 hp. At the same time, however, the Snipe is 200 kilograms heavier than its predecessor (more than a quarter). Overall, the new fighter is more stable in flight and has better speed and climb characteristics. Everyone who has purchased an airplane now has the opportunity to master it and use it in combat. In addition to the new vehicle, in update 5.004 we are releasing two AI armored vehicles for the Normandy and Bodenplatte projects - the M8 Greyhound and the SdKfz 234/2 Puma. You'll find new scenario missions for Churchill and StuG III in this update, they were created by community enthusiast super-truite and his friends. More than 80 improvements were made to the "Western Front, Spring 1918" map, which is in the early access phase and is currently being finalized. There are a number of other improvements and fixes to player controllable aircraft, tanks and artificial intelligence. A complete list of changes in the version 5.004 follows: 5.004 1. The Sopwith Snipe, a Royal Air Force collector aircraft from the final phase of the Great War, is now available to its owners; 2. Battle of Normandy AI armored vehicle M8 Greyhound added; 3. Battle of Normandy AI armored vehicle SdKfz 234/2 Puma added; 4. Scenarios for collectible vehicles Churchill and StuG III added (super-truite); 5. Mk.37 rig model for the 5'/38-gun Mk.12 on the Bayfield and Liberty ships updated; 6. Fixed a bug in the aircraft AI leading to incorrect maneuver choices and incorrect aircraft behavior in aerial combat, which was especially noticeable on WWI airplanes; 7. AI pilots correctly climb while maintaining formation; 8. AI pilots controlling high speed capable aircraft are less likely to use risky high-altitude maneuvers at lower altitudes (previously these could led to a collision with the ground); 9. AI pilots should better avoid collisions in some maneuvers, especially in a frontal attack; 10. The tail section damage texture has been fixed on all Bf-109s; 11. The placards were corrected along with other minor improvements on Bf-109 E7, He 111 H6/H16, Ju-87 D3, Spitfire Mk.Vb/IXe/XIV (Oyster_KAI); 12. Incorrect operation of GUI information bar in player controllable tanks has been fixed; 13. C-47A: a number of visual inaccuracies and technical problems with the aircraft model has been fixed, including the shape of upper air intakes on engine nacelles; 14. C-47A: phosphorescent cockpit instrument illumination restored; 15. C-47A: fixed a bug with a broken window when the landing door is opened for bailing out; 16. C-47A: fixed a bug in the bail out animation that caused crew members to visually appear outside the cockpit for a moment; 17. C-47A: added a feature to align engine flaps with the flow; 18. C-47A: a fixed bug with radio compass working on powered off aircraft; 19. Me 262A: fixed reflections in cockpit instruments; 20. Stug III Ausf. G gun now takes more time to reload if the loader is unbuttoned; 21. Crew gestures have been added for the Churchill IV and the Stug III; 22. Stug III Ausf. G - fixed an incorrect position of the machine gun after loader's death, if it was in anti-aircraft position; 23. Stug III Ausf.G. - corrected wrong animation of the side correction input control; 24. Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G - main gun reloading sound aligned with the visual animation; 25. Mission editor: skins which consist of several textures are correctly displayed in the skin list; 26. It is possible to shoot off the trunk behind the turret on Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.M, Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G, Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.H and Churchill IV; 27. It is possible to shoot off the commander cupola on the Tiger; 28. Range of smoke grenade launchers corrected for all player controllable vehicles; 29. Improved sorting of visual effect particles; 30. Western Front map, Spring 1918: Treizennes airfield added; 31. Western Front Map, Spring 1918: Clairmarais airfield moved; 32. Western Front Map, Spring 1918: Ferme airfield is renamed Filescamp Farm; 33. Western Front Map, Spring 1918: Droogland Airfield moved to square 0205-8; 34. Western Front Map, Spring 1918: removed second Epehy; 35. Western Front Map, Spring 1918: added bridge to the fortress in square 0408-9; 36. Western Front Map, Spring 1918: Hoog Huys manor added; 37. Map of Western Front, Spring 1918: added Ferme manor; 38. Western Front Map, Spring 1918: Removed flooded railroad track; 39. Western Front Map, Spring 1918: corrected railroad tracks in square 1202; 40. Western Front Map, Spring 1918: Hoog Huys Airfield moved; 41. Western Front Map, Spring 1918: Filescamp Farm airfield moved; 42. Western Front Map, Spring 1918: added homestead near Droogland airfield; 43. Western Front Map, Spring 1918: corrected wrong track crossing in quadrant 0305-8; 44. Western Front Map, Spring 1918: improved appearance of Thionville Steelworks East and Thionville Steelworks; 45. Western Front Map, Spring 1918: the village of Crochte has been renamed Merckeghem; 46. Western Front map, Spring 1918: Hondschoote village renamed Esquelbecq; 47. Western Front map, Spring 1918: Droogland village moved to square 0205-8 and renamed Winnezeele; 48. Western Front map, Spring 1918: Kemmelberg village moved to square 0207-5 and renamed Kemmel; 49. Map of the Western Front, Spring 1918: Aire is renamed Aire-sur-la-Lys; 50. Map of Western Front, Spring 1918: 25 obstructions on road network removed; 51. Map of the Western Front, Spring 1918: 15 wrong dead ends on the road network were removed; 52. Western Front map, Spring 1918: corrected 18 problematic entrances to railroad bridges. And to see the Snipe in action, check out our Youtube channel:
  2. Hello Pilots, Stormbirds summed up the new updates for Cliffs of Dover. A series of updates over the last several days have focused on the work that Team Fusion Simulations is busy doing turning IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover into a VR supported sim. That’s not all because they are also busy upgrading the visuals of the sim with higher resolution textures and TrueSky technology for new volumetric clouds. Here’s the latest! Try and find the bombers in these clouds Higher resolution textures, VR support, and volumetric clouds round out the headline features of a future visual update coming to IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Blitz and Desert Wings – Tobruk. These veteran sims are getting one of the most significant updates in the series’ history when it comes to core technologies and the inclusion of the new cloud technology, on its own, will likely be as transformative as it has been for other sims that have employed it. I couldn’t agree more with this statement from Team Fusion. Have a look at some of the screenshots below or check out even more 4K resolution images here. As of yet, no release date has been offered for this update and work appears to be ongoing on this project. Still, it seems like we’re getting closer to do the time when it will become available. It should be very interesting to check out when we get there. More to come!
  3. Update 5.003 Dear Friends, Our team has finished the development of the new update 5.003, and it is released. This time we will launch three new pieces of new content at once. The first object is the C-47 "Skytrain" we have talked about in Dev Blog #331. This big guy has been developed together with Yugra Media company which created the 3D model of the cockpit and updated the external model of this aircraft. It wasn't easy, but this plane is interesting to become familiar with. This most popular military transport plane of WWII is now available in Pilot's Career mode during the Normandy and Rhineland timeframes. You'll be assigned missions like Cargo Delivery, Special Forces Paradrop and Cargo Paradrop (the second and third mission types can occur both during daytime and nighttime in Normandy career). We're hoping you'll enjoy flying it. The second one is the Western Front 1918 map created for Flying Circus Vol. 2. At this time the flyable zone corresponds to the Rise of Flight map while the buildings and objects are placed in the two most important zones as it was planned for FC Vol.2: Amiens - Lille - Saint Quentin (North-West) and Thionville - Saint Dizier - Nancy (South-East). Both WWI maps, Arras and the new Western Front one are available to owners of either Flying Circus Vol.1 and Vol.2 as we have promised during the project announcement. We hope to continue WWI development in the future and complete the scene along the frontline. For now, the map is WIP even for FC Vol.2 and the development of Career and Advanced Quick Mission modes for it are ongoing. The Quick Mission mode for it is already available, while Yugra-Media continues improving the map itself. The third new arrival is StuG III Ausf.G - we have talked about this steel German beast in Dev Blog #333. The modeled assault gun was created by MIAG factory using the Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.M chassis produced by MAN factory. This combat vehicle is the popular Ausführung G version. The most mass produced modification, numbered around 7800 units. They were armed with the 75mm StuK 40 L/48 gun with artillery periscope and equipped with Schurzen side armor sheets, smoke grenade launchers and an infantry MG34 stowed in the fighting compartment which was operated by an unlucky loader who had to expose himself to fire it. The completion of StuG III allows us to present new Tank Crew editions: Premium and Deluxe. Tank Crew Premium Edition offers the complete Tank Crew - Clash at Prokhorovka experience by adding 4 Collector Vehicles to the already impressive list of 10 legendary combat vehicles. A detailed Prokhorovka map and two campaigns of the original Tank Crew. This Premium Edition is available on our website. The Deluxe Edition is available on Steam and includes Battle of Stalingrad in addition to all this. Either edition offers huge savings compared to purchasing its contents independently. Of course, this is not all. For instance, Steel Birds campaign has been updated to accommodate the new tactical numbers system and is now available on Steam. There are dozens of other additions and fixes and the work on improving Great Battles continues. The full changelist follows: Main Features 1. The "Western Front, Spring 1918" map is available in Early Access to all customers who pre-ordered Flying Circus Vol. 2 and to all owners of Flying Circus Vol. 1 as we promised at the time of the announcement. Quick Mission mode works already, the work on finalizing the map and implementing the Pilot's Career and Advanced Quick Mission modes for it continues; 2. The C-47 "Skytrain" transport plane is now available to all who have pre-ordered it. In addition to QMB and AQMG modes, this aircraft can be selected in Normandy and Rhineland Career mode timeframes; 3. The German StuG III Ausf.G assault gun is now available to all who have pre-ordered it; 4. AI-controlled tank Pz.Kpfw. V Ausf.G Panther added; 5. AI-controlled Morris C9B self-propelled anti-aircraft gun with Bofors 40/L60 cannon added; 6. AI-controlled Universal Carrier Mk.II added; 7. The variety and historical consistency of aircraft and tank tactical numbers in Quick Mission, Advanced Quick Mission, and Pilot's Career modes increased; 8. Added the ability to remove external fuel tanks on player-controllable T-34 and SU-122; 9. Smoke grenade launcher functionality added on player-controllable Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.M, Pz.Kpfw.V Ausf.D, and Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.H1; 10. Improved structure damage modeling of WWI airframes under load (their G-limit drop from rifle caliber bullet hits is not as drastic as before). Other Changes 11. The target distribution in AI aircraft groups has been adjusted. Priority targets like anti-aircraft guns are engaged by one to four planes in the group depending on the leader's AI level, other wingmen will choose other targets; 12. Steel Birds historical campaign has been updated. All flights are assigned tactical numbers according to the time period and specific unit, many other fixes and improvements were made;. 13. The animation of guns in turrets when switching positions has been corrected. 14. Turrets return to default positions when the crew leaves the plane. 15. The cocking animation when reloading the magazine has been restored. 16. Dynamic damage hit marks correctly appear on auxiliary armor panels on Fw 190 A-8, Fw 190 A-6, B-26B55 and others. 17. IL-2 mod. 1943: formation lights won't visually double at a distance. 18. USS Gleaves: torpedo launcher effects are aligned with its position. 19. USS Gleaves: torpedoes in the water are visible at a distance correctly. 20. Custom paint schemes won't have tactical numbers automatically assigned. 21. Normandy videos now have subtitles in Russian, Chinese, German, Spanish and French.; 22. Career ground attack aircraft escort missions won't be randomly generated in a corner of the map. 23. AI-controlled Ordnance QF 17-pounder gun now aims correctly. 24. Churchill IV gunfire sound replaced by a more suitable one. 25. PzKpfw IV Ausf.H is correctly visible at a distance. 26. PzKpfw IV Ausf.H model updated in many ways. 27. The PTK commander's panorama on SU-152 works correctly again. 28. Churchill speed indicators corrected. 29. Ferdinand gunner station now has a mirror for the bubble level indicator. 30. Ferdinand station notes (in-game help) updated. 31. Previews for T-34 mod. 1943 skins restored. 32. Fixed an error in submarines' torpedo launching algorithm, which sometimes caused the torpedoes to explode prematurely. 33. Radiator leakage effect excessive brightness has been reduced. 34. AI pilots won't sometimes taxi after landing in the wrong order. 35. AI pilots whose aircraft are unable to land will now be put at the end of the landing queue. 36. Tank fuel tanks can catch fire even if the engine is knocked out (previously this was blocked to prevent effects doubling). 37. In a case of MG misfire in a player controlled tank the cocking sound can be heard. 38. The disappearance of techno chat messages in Dogfight that could occur in a next flight after bailing out has been fixed. 39. Parachutes appear in multiplayer correctly when there is a wind. 40. The death animation of the A-20 top gunner has been corrected. 41. Yak-9 and Yak-9T: corrected the appearance of extended landing gear warning lights. 42. The rear landing gear of Flying Circus airplanes leaves a correct sized trail on the ground. 43. GUI: the operation of the armament panel in the HUD when there are multiple switchable positions has been corrected. 44. GUI: fixed HUD elements "blinking" at commander's seat. 45. Airco DH4 wreckage appearance has been corrected. 46. Damaged Gotha G.V. airplanes look correct at a distance; 47. Mission Editor: Entente and Central Powers units are displayed in blue and red respectively. 48. Mission Editor: Entente and Central Powers countries are correctly displayed in the Order/Opposition lists in the object properties of the Location type. 49. Mission Editor: the Move Camera to Object command for objects in the mission tree now has a keyboard shortcut Shift+RClick. The right mouse button click with Shift on an object in the mission tree will move the camera to this object. 50. Mission Editor: the Set on Ground command now works recursively for objects in groups and for groups within other groups. 51. U-2VS: a missing rocket on the left wing was added to ammo variants #20 and #29. 52. Tactical number colors were corrected in scenario campaigns. 53. Bomb and rocket aiming helpers won't jitter when enabled.
  4. Dear Friends, The work continues. At the moment we're working on the schedule of the new project, new techs, compiling design documents for the new aircraft and other objects - and along with all that we're developing the six Collector Planes, some of which will be released before the end of this year and some in the beginning of the next one. One of them is the British fighter Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIVe "Bubbletop". Unlike the Spitfire Mk.XIV already existing in the sim, this one has a bubble canopy without the dorsal fuselage spine. Many WWII fighters had such modification - the goal was the improved backward field of view. However, the dorsal spine wasn't there for nothing - it provided better aerodynamics via better airflow behind the canopy, reducing total drag of the aircraft. Nearly all pre-war aircraft designs had it because of a bit higher speed, but the actual war, as it usually does in human history, set the priorities differently. In the beginning of the war two Axis design bureaus tried a different canopy and rear fuselage design: there were Focke-Wulf Fw 190 designed by Kurt Tank and Mitsubishi A6M Zero designed by Jiro Horikoshi. They weren't the first fighters with bubble canopies and without a dorsal spine behind, but they were the fighters that were quite numerous and affected the air battles on either side of the Earth. The bubble canopy without the dorsal spine affected the aerodynamics negatively, but it gave the pilots much better view backwards - this was noted not only by them, but by their adversaries as well, since an air engagement was usually initiated by a sudden attack from a blind zone. Soviet engineers created bubble canopy modifications of the existing aircraft in the end of 1942 and in 1943 these models were produced on a massive scale. Their Western colleagues adopted it later and bubble canopy modifications began to emerge in 1944. Bubbletop Spitfire Mk.XIV appeared a year after the initial design, in April 1945. In Great Battles, Spitfire Mk.XIVe "bubbletop" will have two wing variations - with long (fighter) and short (photo recon) wingtips. As we always do, there will be other modifications included. Spitfire Mk.XIVe bubbletop will be released in the beginning of the next Spring, which is a bit symbolic, since, as we mentioned above, the real fighter appeared on the front during Spring 1945.
  5. Dear Friends, Today is a big day. IL-2 Sturmovik team is glad to report that after almost three years of development Battle of Normandy is out of Early Access and is officially released - 5.001 update is out! «You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.» Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. The official release also means that in addition to Battle of Normandy Premium Edition in our webstore there’s now Standard Edition without two Collector Planes - German jet bomber Arado Ar 234 and British fighter Spitfire Mk.XIV (they can be bought individually). On Steam the new module and its accompanying Collector Planes will appear in the coming weeks - please stay tuned while we work out the details. As usual, Battle of Normandy owners who have linked IL-2 and Steam accounts can access all the new content in the Steam version already. These years weren’t easy, but they were very interesting. During the development we have created many new technologies and approaches, did a lot of historical research, implemented new solutions. The last aircraft for Battle of Normandy were released in Early Access in August and today we add the last pieces - the map of the Northern France and Southern England, Pilot Career mode, Quick Mission Builder and Advanced Quick Mission Generator support for the new map. We have told about the Career mode and the new map in our recent Dev Blogs, but must point out again that they set the new record in terms of the work involved. New mission types, new airfield types, new airfields appearing on the map after D-Day - bringing their total amount to 100 airfields with historically accurate layouts! New objects created specially for the module - ships, ground vehicles, buildings, coastal defenses, V-1 buzzbombs and their launch positions, dozens of new aircraft paint schemes, etc. Battle of Normandy contains 10 player controllable aircraft (8 in the Standard Edition): - Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib – British fighter/bomber, - North American P-51B-5 Mustang – American long range fighter, - Republic P-47D-22 Thunderbolt – American fighter/bomber, - Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 Late – late version of the German fighter, - Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-6 Würger - German fighter, - De Havilland Mosquito F.B. Mk.VI ser.2 – British twin engine fighter-bomber, - Messerschmitt Me 410 A-1 Hornisse – German twin engine fighter-bomber, - Junkers Ju 88 C-6 – German twin engine heavy fighter, - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV – British fighter (Collector Plane included in the Premium Edition), - Arado Ar 234 B-2 Blitz – German twin engine jet bomber and recon aircraft (Collector Plane included in the Premium Edition). Each aircraft includes a slew of historically correct modifications - unlike other games where each modification would be counted as a separate aircraft model, in Great Battles you can freely select and combine them. For instance, Me-410 A-1 mentioned above has modifications that, when selected, make it a whole model lineup: 1. Me-410 A-1/U2, 2. Me-410 A-1/U4, 3. Me-410 B, 4. Me-410 B-2, 5. Me-410 B-2/U1, 6. Me-410 B-2/U2, 7. Me-410 B-2/U4, 8. Me-410 B-2/U4 field mod with four MG 151 guns. In addition to the all above, update 5.001 contains the results of the big work on the damage model improvements which are of course are applicable to all the modules as usual - as you can see in the long list below, it required many changes in various parts of the sim. The testing and tuning of these changes by beta-testers from the community took a lot of time. We think this is the big step forward for Great Battles series and hope you’ll enjoy it. There are many other fixes and improvements - for instance, the mission loading time has been reduced dramatically, several times less on some PC configurations! The pilot and tank crew AI got better, etc.: Main Features 1. All Battle of Normandy owners have access to Northern France and Southern England map in two variations (before and after the D-Day). As usual, in multiplayer mode the map can be accessed by all Great Battles players. 2. All Battle of Normandy owners have access to the mid-1944 Career mode (3 countries, 5 phases, 17 frontline states, 225 historical squadrons, 103 of them joinable by the player, many new mission types). 3. All Battle of Normandy owners have access to QMB and AQMG game modes on the new map for a quick action, also with many new mission types. 4. Numerous new aircraft paint schemes added, including different invasion stripes for various time periods of 1944. 5. PzKpfw IV Ausf.H. tank added (AI controlled). 6. Flakpanzer IV «Möbelwagen» SPAA added (AI controlled). 7. Gleaves-class destroyer added (AI controlled). 8. The loading speed of all missions on all Great Battles maps has been improved significantly. Damage Model Improvements 9. Aircraft DM: RHA equivalent of the aircraft skin has been reduced nearly three times to the previous (wrong) values. 10. Aircraft DM: an issue that made aircraft skin damage too severe for larger bombers and some fighters has been fixed. 11. Aircraft DM: like the previously released change for larger caliber ammo, now all projectiles in the game loose integrity and stability after penetrating a significant armor thickness which affects their remaining ability to penetrate armor. 12. Aircraft DM: the relative speed of the target is correctly accounted for projectile penetrations calculations. 13. Aircraft DM: AP bullets and shells make slightly bigger holes in the airframe and aircraft skin. 14. Aircraft DM: powerful HE rounds explosions cause more damage to the airframe, aircraft skin and components. 15. Aircraft DM: small HE bullets cause less damage to aircraft skin. 16. Aircraft DM: it is now possible to damage radiators and fuel tanks when firing 7.62-7.92 rounds from more than 350 m distance. 17. Aircraft DM: bullets are less likely to ricochet from aircraft skin at low angles. 18. Aircraft DM: Bf 109 radiator collision model has been improved (previously its wrong shape could cause most smaller caliber bullets to ricochet when fired directly from behind). 19. Aircraft DM: the loss of the bullets energy hitting Bf 109 F-4 engine has been corrected. 20. Aircraft DM: an issue that caused bullets hitting Spitfire Mk.XIV MGs and guns to not lose energy has been fixed. 21. Aircraft DM: engine fire probability from bullet hits has been somewhat increased for WWI-era piston engines and jet engines. 22. Aircraft DM: engine fire probability from bullet hits has been reduced for WWII-era piston engines. 23. Aircraft DM: fuel tank fire probability from bullet hits has been reduced. 24. Aircraft DM: fuel tank fire and explosion probability from HE ammo hits has been reduced, now it depends on the HE power more. 25. Aircraft DM: it’s now harder to put out the fires by side-slip movement. 26. Aircraft DM: the several years old ‘crew health cheat’ (they required four point-blank 7.62 bullets in the torso or two in the head to be killed) has been removed. Now their ability to sustain damage is much more close to reality. 27. Crew DM: a random error that could cause a death from mild G-loads has been found and fixed, thus improving survivability rate during emergency landings. 28. Ballistics: ricochet tendency has been reduced somewhat. 29. Right wing MGs on P-51B can be correctly damaged. 30. P-51B and D fighters wings (middle-upper parts) can be correctly damaged. Me 410 Improvements 31. Me 410A-1: weapon panel placards corrected for WB 151 and MG 131 modifications. 32. Me 410A-1: missing rods from bomb doors to the forward window added. 33. Me 410 A-1: speed and timer gauges in the pilot’s cockpit corrected. 34. Me 410 A-1: altitude and speed gauges in the gunner’s cockpit corrected. 35. Me 410 A-1: bomb holders for 250 kg bombs and for SB 1000/410 look corrected. 36. Me 410 A-1: radiator fenders indicators light up when the cockpit light is turned on. 37. Me 410 A-1: the rear landing gear state affects air drag. 38. Me 410 A-1: technochat message warning about the gun overheating restored for the gunner. 39. Me 410 A-1: now the gunner can use the entire horizontal range of the guns for aiming. 40. Me-410 A-1: radiators can be correctly damaged by AP projectiles, resulting in coolant leaks. 41. Me 410A-1 intercept missions added to AQMG game mode. Tank Crew Improvements 42. M4A2, KV-1s, Pz.IV.G, Pz.V.D, Pz.VI.H1 hatches close when the turret blocks them. 43. The damage of the gun barrels base on Pz.III, Pz.IV and Pz.VI is calculated correctly when it is hit by fragments. 44. In multiplayer a guest gunner (who connected to someone else tank) won’t constantly hear the turret turning mechanism noise. 45. In multiplayer a tank owner won’t hear the gun or MG reloading sound when another player connected to his tank to the gunner or MG gunner station. 46. In multiplayer turning aircraft or tank turrets controlled by another player emit correct turning sounds. AI Improvements 47. AI controlled bombers keep formation a bit better during climb. 48. AI pilots will attempt to return to base in the event of an oil or coolant leak. 49. Me 410 pilots will correctly drop bombs in a deep dive. 50. Mosquito, Ju 88 C6 and Me 410 pilots will correctly drop underwing bombs. 51. Twin and 4x guns in AI controlled vehicles won’t judder during aiming. Other Improvements 52. Dropping an 1650 pounds bomb from Handley Page O/400 bomber won’t display an error. 53. A visual artifact in front of the right engine of Handley Page O/400 bomber has been removed. 54. An issue that caused guns and MGs to ‘float’ above certain breastwork has been fixed. 55. ‘No jamming’ difficulty option works correctly for aircraft turrets. 56. Me 410 is correctly counted in stats. 57. Visual bomb explosion effects has been corrected for cases when a bomb ricochets and goes off above the ground. 58. Proximity and CheckZone triggers in missions won’t erroneously count non-spawned and inactive objects. 59. External camera works correctly after flying beyond the map borders. 60. An issue that could lower the muzzle speed of an overheated MG before causing additional scattering of the fired bullets has been fixed. 61. Both P-47 have their idle engine RPM corrected (it was a bit too high potentially causing moving with brakes applied.
  6. Dear Pilots! Today’s Developer Diary is a continuation of last weeks with more pictures of the upcoming ME 410 release, this time of the very cool looking cockpit along with more images of airfields on the Normandy map. The ME 410 is the last of the player flyable aircraft from the Normandy plane-set to be released and the cockpit proved to be a challenge to create, especially with its unique defensive armament arrangement and complicated gunner controls. However, our modeling and engineering teams have once again created an amazing combat experience for IL-2 pilots. The ME 410 will enter beta testing very soon and testers can put it through its paces. We’re almost there Hornisse fans! A fun fact about the Normandy map is that there are 100 airfields total when you combine the airfields in southern England and Normandy regions. These pics are just a few. Work on the Normandy map, Normandy Career and remaining vehicles and ships continue full throttle as we march to release in the coming weeks. And just a reminder that BON still has it’s Early Access discount, but time is getting short. If you have not already purchased it, now is a great time to pull the trigger. Enjoy! The Sturmovik Team
  7. Dear Pilots! Today’s DD is all about the mighty Mosquito FB Mk.VI, which is nearing completion for Battle of Normandy! We are finishing her systems and flight model and preparing her for release. As you can see from the images, she is a really good-looking aircraft and there are tons of armament options. She packs one hell of an offensive punch with awesome flight performance. We think she will be an incredibly popular ride in Great Battles. Below you see the almost completed cockpit along with several armament options and skins that will be included. Unfortunately, some systems were not functioning yet, so I was unable to launch any weapons or engage in combat, but she will be entering Beta very soon where the testers will put her through her paces. Stay tuned for more as we get the “Wooden Wonder” ready for release! Enjoy! The Sturmovik Team
  8. View File Phillipines Campaign Update from "Partial Phillipines44" campaign, posted 7 27 21. It's working now - don't know why but when I deleted the A6M7, it seems to have fixed the issue. Hope you like it. ----- Re: This is an attempt to make a fictional 1944 campaign around Wrench's very nice Phillipines terrain. https://combatace.com/files/file/14171-phillipines-islands-1944-ww2-pto-terrain-for-sf2/ After reading 'Race of Aces' (great book - get it) I wanted to fly and fight many types of aircraft on that terrain. This is my first try at a campaign, and it uses a lot of gutting and reverse engineering from: Regula50's https://combatace.com/files/file/16491-tainan-kokutai-new-guinea-1942-campaignpart-1/ and -2 Pcpilot's https://combatace.com/files/file/13709-solomons-campaign/ Hope you guys don't mind - it's how I learn. Also much thanks to all the various aircraft downloads from this site I've used. This is a great community. If you don't have the various aircraft, just edit the ini's to ones you do have. Submitter bop1701 Submitted 04/19/2022 Category User Made Campaigns  
  9. Phillipines Campaign

    Version 1.0.0

    84 downloads

    Update from "Partial Phillipines44" campaign, posted 7 27 21. It's working now - don't know why but when I deleted the A6M7, it seems to have fixed the issue. Hope you like it. ----- Re: This is an attempt to make a fictional 1944 campaign around Wrench's very nice Phillipines terrain. https://combatace.com/files/file/14171-phillipines-islands-1944-ww2-pto-terrain-for-sf2/ After reading 'Race of Aces' (great book - get it) I wanted to fly and fight many types of aircraft on that terrain. This is my first try at a campaign, and it uses a lot of gutting and reverse engineering from: Regula50's https://combatace.com/files/file/16491-tainan-kokutai-new-guinea-1942-campaignpart-1/ and -2 Pcpilot's https://combatace.com/files/file/13709-solomons-campaign/ Hope you guys don't mind - it's how I learn. Also much thanks to all the various aircraft downloads from this site I've used. This is a great community. If you don't have the various aircraft, just edit the ini's to ones you do have.
  10. I'm doing a Pacific World War 2 install, and i kind of wanted to do it in the old school hard way (without HUDs). The instrument gauges are a bit problematic since some world war 2 cockpits have lower details in them so they are hard to spot but the even harder bit is actually locating the enemy aircraft since there are no search radars to compensate for the lack of HUDs. I always call the tactical air control center and ask then the location of nearby bandits every few dozen nautical miles but they just always give me the all-clear (even at the mission waypoint) so I try to manually locate enemies but still just spend minutes circling round and round without action. (having read a few books, i know this is actually quite realistic, world war 2 wise but meh ) I'm just curious how do you guys do it? am i missing something? please share some bits to me as I am a Sukhoi Flanker dude who's having way too much fun flying P-40s and Zeroes.
  11. Hi, I was wondering if someone could answer some questions on the implementation of WEP on the PROP_ENGINE system type? 1) Was this system fully implemented in SFP2 or have more recent patches broken it? 2) The WEPTimeLimit= parameter - does this actually work? I've been trying to figure this out by creating engines with almost zero "SLPowerDry" and giving a reasonable level of "SLPowerWEP". The hope is to test if WEP is actually working - the idea being to get the aircraft to takeoff and climb for a minute or two at WEP power before seeing power suddenly drop off as WEP runs out. All that happens is that the plane struggles to even move on the runway with almost zero thrust - WEP never kicks in, effectively giving a 0hp engine. If anyone has any clues or can even share the engine section from TK's P-51D as an example that'd be great. Thanks!
  12. View File Volkswagen Type 82 Kübelwagen for SF2 *DE-LURK* A small Christmas gift to the great community here keeping this game alive. Original model by JasonOwen found on Free3D.com https://free3d.com/3d-model/german-ww-2-car-kubelwagen-6723.html Polycount lowered and some re-texturing plus import into SF2 by me. INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS: 1. COPY THE KUBELWAGEN FOLDER FOUND HERE INTO THE "GROUNDOBJECT" SUB-FOLDER FOUND IN YOUR INSTALL'S "OBJECTS" FOLDER 2. EDIT YOUR TERRAIN'S "TERRAIN NAME'S_TYPES.INI" BY ADDING THE FOLLOWING AT THE END OF THE TARGET TYPES LISTED THERE [TargetType***]<=== IMPORTANT! UPDATE TO NEXT NUMBER IN SEQUENCE Name=Kubelwagen FullName=Type 82 Kubelwagen TargetType=MISC ActiveYear=0 TargetValue=10 UseGroundObject=TRUE GroundObjectType=Kubelwagen RepairRate=0.555 StartDetectChance=0 StartIdentifiedChance=0 IncreaseDetectChanceKey=0 MaxVisibleDist=5000.0 DestroyedEffect=SmallRocketGroundExplosion DestroyedModel=Jeep_Destroyed.LOD SecondaryEffect=VehicleFireEffect SecondaryChance=100 To have the object show up in game it will need to be manually added to the various areas in the Targets list by using something like Mue's TargetAreadEditor. Could work in SF1 with some fiddling with INI files but I'm not going to try. Released under the Combat Ace Fair Use Agreement. S! Steve T December 2017 *RE-LURK* Submitter Steve T Submitted 12/21/2017 Category Ground Object Mods  
  13. Version 1.0.0

    52 downloads

    *DE-LURK* A small Christmas gift to the great community here keeping this game alive. Original model by JasonOwen found on Free3D.com https://free3d.com/3d-model/german-ww-2-car-kubelwagen-6723.html Polycount lowered and some re-texturing plus import into SF2 by me. INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS: 1. COPY THE KUBELWAGEN FOLDER FOUND HERE INTO THE "GROUNDOBJECT" SUB-FOLDER FOUND IN YOUR INSTALL'S "OBJECTS" FOLDER 2. EDIT YOUR TERRAIN'S "TERRAIN NAME'S_TYPES.INI" BY ADDING THE FOLLOWING AT THE END OF THE TARGET TYPES LISTED THERE [TargetType***]<=== IMPORTANT! UPDATE TO NEXT NUMBER IN SEQUENCE Name=Kubelwagen FullName=Type 82 Kubelwagen TargetType=MISC ActiveYear=0 TargetValue=10 UseGroundObject=TRUE GroundObjectType=Kubelwagen RepairRate=0.555 StartDetectChance=0 StartIdentifiedChance=0 IncreaseDetectChanceKey=0 MaxVisibleDist=5000.0 DestroyedEffect=SmallRocketGroundExplosion DestroyedModel=Jeep_Destroyed.LOD SecondaryEffect=VehicleFireEffect SecondaryChance=100 To have the object show up in game it will need to be manually added to the various areas in the Targets list by using something like Mue's TargetAreadEditor. Could work in SF1 with some fiddling with INI files but I'm not going to try. Released under the Combat Ace Fair Use Agreement. S! Steve T December 2017 *RE-LURK*
  14. View File RAF-style mirror object addon to match Stary's early WWII cockpit This mod is for WWII themed SF2 installs. It uses Fastcargo's Fake Pilot and seat method to attach a new RAF-style rear-view mirror LOD that matches the shape of the one in Stary's Early WWII pit to the aircraft of your choice. Instructions on how to do this are provided. I'm releasing this under the Combat Ace Fair Use Agreement. Submitter StephenM Submitted 11/30/2017 Category Other  
  15. Version 1.0.0

    34 downloads

    This mod is for WWII themed SF2 installs. It uses Fastcargo's Fake Pilot and seat method to attach a new RAF-style rear-view mirror LOD that matches the shape of the one in Stary's Early WWII pit to the aircraft of your choice. Instructions on how to do this are provided. I'm releasing this under the Combat Ace Fair Use Agreement.
  16. They have said they will be working on the HAWK and P40F, but they aren't developing anything else specifically for DCS. However, it seems they are interested in releasing further products down the line for DCS after they are launched on other platforms. They still have their Typhoon stuff on the website but I don't think the site has been touched by them since that update. But I'd guess that they'd continue their work on that. Source: http://veaosimulations.co.uk/veao-news/
  17. Trucks on a bridge Falaise Gap WW2

    Hi guys trying to lay some trucks on a bridge but cant seem to get the trucks on the bridge can get lined up with bridge is there away to adjust the height of the object in the position line of object in a mission file or targets file so it gives the impression the trucks are on the bridge if you know what I mean Running SP1 Cheers flightdude
  18. WW2 Looking Back

    WW2 interesting photos and facts The first American serviceman killed in the war was Captain Robert M. Losey. He was serving as a military attache and was killed in Norway on April 21, 1940 when German aircraft bombed the Dombs railway station where he and others were awaiting transport. The first German soldier killed in World War II was Lieutenant von Schmeling, who was a military advisor to the Nationalist Chinese (China had been at war with Japan since 1931). He was killed while leading a Chinese infantry Battalion of the 88th Division of Shanghai in 1937. Suicide Submarines Japan employed multiple types of suicide attacks during the war, including suicide submarines called Kaiten ("the turn toward heaven"). Approximately 100 of these were used, the most famous of which was used in the sinking of the USS Underhill. Finnish snipers were some of the deadliest in the world. During the Winter War (November 1939 - March 1940), the Soviet Union invaded Finland hoping to gain Finnish territory and create a buffer zone for Leningrad. Because of the inexperience of Soviet troops and the incredible effectiveness of Finnish snipers, the USSR lost 40 men to every Finn that was killed. Massive Submarines In 2005, dive researchers from the University of Hawaii discovered the remains of a massive Japanese submarine, I-401. This behemoth was basically an underwater aircraft carrier and was built to bomb the Panama Canal-it carried three folded up bombers inside its watertight hangar. The huge submarine could sail 37,000 miles, or one and a half times around the world. Three of these subs were captured at the end of the war. They measured 400 feet long and 39 feet high, and could carry a crew of 144 men. According to the AAF Statistical Digest, the U.S. Army Air Forces lost 14,903 pilots and crew in the United States. These men died as a result of more than 50,000 accidents during the course of the war. Another 1,000 planes disappeared en route from the U.S. to foreign countries. Air losses were so staggering during 1942-43 that it was statistically impossible for bomber crews to complete a 25-mission tour in Europe. More than 41,000 American servicemen were captured during the war. Of the 5,400 captured by the Japanese, half died. About 10% of those captured by Germans died. The youngest U.S. serviceman was just 12 years old. Calvin Graham lied about his age to get into the service and was later wounded at the Battle of Guadalcanal. He was given a Dishonorable Discharge for lying about his age, though his benefits were later restored by act of Congress. Some baffling bits of irony: 1. The insignia of the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry division was the swastika (the 45th was part of the Oklahoma Army National Guard and the swastika was a tribute to the large Native American population in the southwest) 2. Hitler's private train at the start of the war was named "Amerika" 3. At the time Pearl Harbor was attacked, the top U.S. Navy command was called CINCUS (pronounced "sink us") 793 German U-boats were lost in World War II. Of the nearly 40,000 men onboard those subs, 75% died at sea. More men died in the U.S. Air Corps than the U.S. Marine Corps. It is estimated that while completing your required 30 air missions, your odds of being killed were 71%. And fact #30 about U.S. troops is even more sobering. The power grid in Germany was more vulnerable than the Allies realized during the war. Some experts speculate that if Allied bombers had dropped just 1% of their bombs on power plants instead of industrial factories and targets, the whole of Germany's infrastructure likely would have collapsed. There was really no such thing as an average fighter pilot-you were either an ace or machine gun fodder. One of Japan's top fighter pilots, Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, shot down over 80 planes during the war but died while a passenger on a cargo plane. One of Germany's top aces, Oberst Werner Moders, died as a passenger on a plane that crashed. In their guns, fighter planes loaded every fifth round with a glowing tracer to help them aim correctly. This turned out to be a big mistake, since tracers took a different flight path than regular bullets-if your tracers were hitting their target, odds are 80% of your regular rounds were missing. To make things worse, including tracer rounds immediately told your enemy he was under attack, and it let him know which direction you were coming from. Perhaps worst of all, pilots would load a string of tracer rounds at the end of ammunition belt to let them know when they'd run out of ammo. Unfortunately, this also let the enemy know they were out of ammunition. It is said that pilots who stopped using tracers saw their hit rates nearly double and suffered less casualties. Russian pilots destroyed hundreds of German aircraft by ramming them in midair. A few famous Russian pilots were able to eject after ramming enemy planes and survived to fight in future battles. Germany also began using aerial ramming near the end of the war. Because of its massive number of troop transports, the U.S. Army actually had more ships than the U.S. Navy. When the U.S. Army landed in North Africa, they brought along more than troops and equipment: they also set up three complete Coca-Cola bottling plants to keep troops well supplied. Korean Soldiers Some of the first Germans captured during the invasion of Normandy weren't German at all, they were Korean. These soldiers had been forced to fight for the Japanese army until they were captured by the Russians, who forced them to fight for the Russian army. They were later captured by the Germans and forced to fight as German troops. Germany officially declared war on just one nation in World War II: The United States of America. The Dachau concentration camp first opened in 1933, six years before the start of World War II. The Dachau camp system grew to include nearly 100 sub-camps. 20% of Poland's population died during World War II, the highest percentage of any nation. Japan occupied U.S. territory for more than a year, invading and holding two islands in the Aleutian Island chain, which is part of Alaska. Nearly 1,500 American troops were killed in 13 months of fighting to retake the islands. Polish Catholic midwife Stanislawa Leszczynska delivered 3,000 babies at the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust in occupied Poland. Only 20% of the males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 survived the war. Adolf Hitler's nephew, William Hitler, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II No Surrender Hiroo Onoda, an Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer who fought in World War II, held his position in the Philippines and refused to surrender until 1974. His former commander traveled from Japan to personally issue orders relieving him from duty. More than 16,000,000 American troops served in World War II. Of these, 405,000 were killed during the war. Ladies of the Hitler Era One shudders to think what happened to them in 1945. Total casualties for World War II are estimated between 50 and 70 million people. 80% of those came from just four countries: Russia, China, Germany, and Poland. "A Free People Ought Not Only Be armed And Disciplined, But They Should Have Sufficient Arms And Ammunition To Maintain A Status Of Independence From Any Who Might Attempt To Abuse Them, Which Would Include Their Own Government. - George Washington
  19. File Name: The Continuation War Pt. B File Submitter: ShrikeHawk File Submitted: 18 May 2016 File Category: User Made Campaigns The Continuation War Pt. B (see part A for a complete description). Click here to download this file
  20. File Name: The Continuation War Pt. C File Submitter: ShrikeHawk File Submitted: 18 May 2016 File Category: User Made Campaigns The Continuation War Pt. C (see Pt. A for a complete description). Click here to download this file
  21. File Name: The Continuation War Pt. A File Submitter: ShrikeHawk File Submitted: 18 May 2016 File Category: User Made Campaigns Admin: This is complete install without any Campaigns. I didn't know where else to put it. The Continuation War was fought between 25 June 1941 and 19 September 1944 between Finland and the USSR. This was a true David and Goliath battle. Finland cobbled together a small airforce from the obsolete aircraft of other countries and faced a colossal Soviet Sir Force. Finland should have been overrun within weeks, but that's not how it worked out... This is a tribute to the tenacity of the Finnish armed forces. This is a complete install of the Continuation War. It is built for the benefit of those "without access" to the more diverse ww2 resources of the Development A-Team (DAT), though anyone is welcome to use this Continuation War install. In no way is this intended as a competing product for the A-Team's Winter War. Rather, it is an alternative for those unable to access DAT. This is an informal install. It is not offered as a final product, merely as something to get you flying in the region until further resources are available at CA. If some brave soul will make a Karelian Isthmus terrain, I'd be eternally grateful. In this install you get: - New skins - Skins "adapted" for use over the battlefield. - New Flight Models (FMs) with Aggressive AI. - Sounds from AvHistory and others. - New Menu screens and sounds. Finnish Aircraft Include: - Hawker Hurricane Mk I - Curtiss Hawk 75A-8 - Morane Saulnier Ms.406 - VL Myrsky II - Messerschmidt Bf-109G-2 - Messerschmidt Bf-109G-6 - Junkers Ju-88A-4 - Dornier Do-17Z Soviet Aircraft Include: - Hawker Hurricane Mk IIa - Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 - Polikarpov I-16 Type 24 - Bell P-39N Airacobra - Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk III - Tupolev Tu-2 - North American B-25C - Yakolev Yak-1B - Yakolev Yak-9T - Yakolev Yak-9D - Yakolev Yak-9U CREDITS* Awesome Terrain: gillg (JonathanRL's TSF team) Models: Veltro2K, Raven, Pasko, MontyCZ, Cocas, Wolf257, and Others Cockpits: Stary, Kesselbrut, and Others Sounds: AvHistory, and Others FlightModels: Baffmeister, Charles, ShrikeHawk, and Others Skins: Charles, Raven, ShrikeHawk, Spinners and Many Others EnvironmentSystem.ini: Stary 3-D Clouds & EnvironmentSystem mods: ShrikeHawk Guns & Weapons compiled by: Wrench Thanks to Wrench in general. He had a hand in a lot of this stuff. He keeps the props flames burning, and answers a LOT of questions. Much appreciated Wrench. * This compiles so many different projects over so many years and so many missing readme's, that there are many more people deserving credit than are listed. If you've been missed, I apologize profusely. Please let me know and I'll put your name in. A few comprises were made to get this going. The Swedish terrain (produced by JonathanRL's TSF team) is modern Sweden. However it has an old world feel to it that plays well in a ww2 install. Pasko's Yak-9P stands in for the Yak-1B, Yak-9T, Yak-9D, and Yak-9U. There are minor differences between the versions so visually, the Yak-9P is an excellent stand-in. There is one "What If" included. The Fiat G.55 did not fly for Finland. In reality, Germany was very impressed with the G.55 and collected up to 42 examples for study. What happened to them after that? Well, they might easily have been donated to Finland like so many other aircraft. INSTALLATION: - Download all three parts - Create a new Theater-Specific install. Best choice is SF2:Europe. Create it with this name exactly: StrikeFighters2 ContinuationWar Good instructions on this are available here: http://combatace.com/topic/74835-creating-the-eratheatre-specific-ww2-install/ - Go to your new Mods Folder main directory. - From download Copy & paste the folders: Flight, Menu, Sounds, Terrains. - Go to mod folder's Objects Folder. Empty the Aircraft Folder, and the GroundObjects Folder. - From your download, copy & paste the aircraft in the Aircraft folder into your mod folder's Aircraft folder. Do the same with GroundObjects. - From your download, copy & paste the folders: Decals, Guns, Pilots, Weapons into your mod folder's Object folder. ____________________ This install should not include any A-Team files or assets per agreement. If it does, this is a mistake. Let me know and I will remove those files. Click here to download this file
  22. Version 1.0

    320 downloads

    The Continuation War Pt. C (see Pt. A for a complete description).
  23. Version 1.0

    314 downloads

    The Continuation War Pt. B (see part A for a complete description).
  24. Version 1.0

    360 downloads

    Admin: This is complete install without any Campaigns. I didn't know where else to put it. The Continuation War was fought between 25 June 1941 and 19 September 1944 between Finland and the USSR. This was a true David and Goliath battle. Finland cobbled together a small airforce from the obsolete aircraft of other countries and faced a colossal Soviet Sir Force. Finland should have been overrun within weeks, but that's not how it worked out... This is a tribute to the tenacity of the Finnish armed forces. This is a complete install of the Continuation War. It is built for the benefit of those "without access" to the more diverse ww2 resources of the Development A-Team (DAT), though anyone is welcome to use this Continuation War install. In no way is this intended as a competing product for the A-Team's Winter War. Rather, it is an alternative for those unable to access DAT. This is an informal install. It is not offered as a final product, merely as something to get you flying in the region until further resources are available at CA. If some brave soul will make a Karelian Isthmus terrain, I'd be eternally grateful. In this install you get: - New skins - Skins "adapted" for use over the battlefield. - New Flight Models (FMs) with Aggressive AI. - Sounds from AvHistory and others. - New Menu screens and sounds. Finnish Aircraft Include: - Hawker Hurricane Mk I - Curtiss Hawk 75A-8 - Morane Saulnier Ms.406 - VL Myrsky II - Messerschmidt Bf-109G-2 - Messerschmidt Bf-109G-6 - Junkers Ju-88A-4 - Dornier Do-17Z Soviet Aircraft Include: - Hawker Hurricane Mk IIa - Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 - Polikarpov I-16 Type 24 - Bell P-39N Airacobra - Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk III - Tupolev Tu-2 - North American B-25C - Yakolev Yak-1B - Yakolev Yak-9T - Yakolev Yak-9D - Yakolev Yak-9U CREDITS* Awesome Terrain: gillg (JonathanRL's TSF team) Models: Veltro2K, Raven, Pasko, MontyCZ, Cocas, Wolf257, and Others Cockpits: Stary, Kesselbrut, and Others Sounds: AvHistory, and Others FlightModels: Baffmeister, Charles, ShrikeHawk, and Others Skins: Charles, Raven, ShrikeHawk, Spinners and Many Others EnvironmentSystem.ini: Stary 3-D Clouds & EnvironmentSystem mods: ShrikeHawk Guns & Weapons compiled by: Wrench Thanks to Wrench in general. He had a hand in a lot of this stuff. He keeps the props flames burning, and answers a LOT of questions. Much appreciated Wrench. * This compiles so many different projects over so many years and so many missing readme's, that there are many more people deserving credit than are listed. If you've been missed, I apologize profusely. Please let me know and I'll put your name in. A few comprises were made to get this going. The Swedish terrain (produced by JonathanRL's TSF team) is modern Sweden. However it has an old world feel to it that plays well in a ww2 install. Pasko's Yak-9P stands in for the Yak-1B, Yak-9T, Yak-9D, and Yak-9U. There are minor differences between the versions so visually, the Yak-9P is an excellent stand-in. There is one "What If" included. The Fiat G.55 did not fly for Finland. In reality, Germany was very impressed with the G.55 and collected up to 42 examples for study. What happened to them after that? Well, they might easily have been donated to Finland like so many other aircraft. INSTALLATION: - Download all three parts - Create a new Theater-Specific install. Best choice is SF2:Europe. Create it with this name exactly: StrikeFighters2 ContinuationWar Good instructions on this are available here: http://combatace.com/topic/74835-creating-the-eratheatre-specific-ww2-install/ - Go to your new Mods Folder main directory. - From download Copy & paste the folders: Flight, Menu, Sounds, Terrains. - Go to mod folder's Objects Folder. Empty the Aircraft Folder, and the GroundObjects Folder. - From your download, copy & paste the aircraft in the Aircraft folder into your mod folder's Aircraft folder. Do the same with GroundObjects. - From your download, copy & paste the folders: Decals, Guns, Pilots, Weapons into your mod folder's Object folder. ____________________ This install should not include any A-Team files or assets per agreement. If it does, this is a mistake. Let me know and I will remove those files.
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