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  1. 7 points
    Firefly

    Firefly's video archive

    When I said days, I meant minutes... Czechoslovakian film on road base operations, 1980. MiG-23s and 29s in Czechoslovakian service. Another road base video, though this time filmed from a private VHS camcorder. Polish MiG-23MFs of the 28th Fighter Aviation Regiment, early 1990s. Here's one for the rotorheads - Czechoslovakian Mi-24D instructional video, exceptional quality. The final flight of an old warrior - Polish MiG-21 flight from Zegrze Pomorskie to Krzesiny, right before the type was taken out of service. \ How to fly a MiG-29 in an air show, demonstrated by Poland's Adrian Rojek. I was there to watch it live, it was an absolutely spectacular display.
  2. 6 points
    Hi guys. I'm back again! Thanks for all tips and especially for Squamish. We had a great time. We have visited most of the locations here mentioned and sooooo much more. The nature in Canada and Alaska is amazing and I think we will visit them again.
  3. 6 points
    Vonrd

    FiF mission Author?

    🍺
  4. 5 points
    US103_Larner

    A Present

    Salute, all! I have a little present for you all. Seeing as 1C have been painfully slow in releasing 4K templates for FC, I decided I would 'retexture' the old RoF templates to 4K standard. Now, I haven't 'officially' put this out for public use yet, but I thought that I'd drop it off here a little early Introducing: The (un)Official 4k Albatros template! The template comes complete with: Completely new weathering to make the aircraft look like a real warbird! Retextured and recoloured wood, designed to match the Albatros on display at the RAF Museum, Hendon. Retextured and recoloured Metal surfaces, also matched to the RAFM's Alby. New textures to cover parts of the 3D model that didn't exist in RoF. Two interchangeable textures for the wings: 5-Colour Lozenge & Two-Tone Camouflage. Weathering folder's visibility can be altered for more / less weathering, depending on your tastes (Default is 85%). Edited Alpha Layer to eliminate reflective shine from wing surfaces. No Skinning expertise required. Just open it up in Photoshop and paint away! While I was at it I decided to give you something a little extra, and prepared four extra templates with the historical markings of your individual Staffeln, so that if you decide to make any new personal paint schemes, you can jump right into a template with your Squadron markings already in place! Jasta 4: Jasta 6: Jasta 10: Jasta 11: One last thing: Unfortunately, I only have the file in .PSD format. I hope that's not a problem! Owing to the new 3D parts of the FC model, the template can be a little tricky to paint up, simply owing to there being parts scattered all over the 2D image! I'll do my best to explain where all the new parts are here: DOWNLOAD LINKS: Albatros Template: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pDTzWr0sBXx_AG_Y9TGUmUilSE74FqYX/view?usp=sharing JG1 Default Templates: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lZn91LmrPgUZRLwTmoYgv9cMVYiDcJjN/view?usp=sharing
  5. 5 points
    Firefly

    Firefly's video archive

    Genossen, I've decided to start this thread to share some of the Cold War aircraft videos from my YouTube favourites. Hope you'll find them both educational and entertaining. Enjoy! S! Firefly. First up - glorious cockpit cam video taken from a Marinefliegergeschwader 28 (MFG-28) "Paul Wieczorek" Su-22. Includes some formation flying, sea skimming over the Baltic and target practice. This was taken mere months before the LSK/LV was disbanded, its assets taken over by the Luftwaffe. Compilation video of various MiG-21 variants in East German service. Includes footage of F-13 and PF variants (the latter was called PFM in East German service, which is why the actual PFM was designated SPS by the LSK). Moving on - MiG-21 operations in mid-1990s Poland, Gdynia-Babie Doły airbase. Hungarian MiG-21F-13s in the mid-70s. Love the clean lines of this machine. Czechoslovakian MiG-15 instructional video. Solid quality for such an old tape. Czech (not Czechoslovakian) MiG-21MFs on operations. Features a glorious soundtrack by Nena. And now for something entirely different - Drakens, Drakens everywhere! F 10's J 35s in the mid-1990s. More to follow in the coming days.
  6. 5 points
    Labroisse

    Me109 In Cockpit Sounds

    This is really interesting: https://youtu.be/--2H9Dj9eMY
  7. 5 points
    S! All Update is out Many bugs fixed. FM modified for FC. enjoy
  8. 5 points
  9. 5 points
    Luftritter

    Lewis machine gun video

    For those who may not have seen anything like this before, this is a great video, although very long. It has everything! LOTS of history, detailed explanations, excellent animation, field demonstration, slow motion. I looked this up because I wasn't quite sure exactly how the Lewis drum actually worked and fed rounds into the gun, and man did I learn a lot.
  10. 4 points
    Lipfert

    Offline - Renovations

    Kameraden, I moved everything out of the basement, carpet removed and underpad pulled up. Next I pull everything out of my office, prepare to start installing this: Most of this work is happening on the weekends and I'm travelling on business for two weeks mid June. S!
  11. 4 points
    Firefly

    Why Legos are great

    So I paid a visit to my big sister's family today. Of course her boys (2,5 and 4) were all to happy to invite me to build some Legos. Guess what uncle Firefly built... 🤣 If I ever have kids of my own, I am going to consider a steady supply of new Lego kits my absolute priority. 😁
  12. 4 points
    S! All, The following JG-I pilots are being recognized for their actions during the Operation: Red Alert event (flown on 16 June 2019 on the Cold War server), as well as long term service to the squadron. Congratulations! . . . Distinguished Service Medal of the National People's Army in Silver Oblt. Johann (Jonne) Engel, 2.Jagdstaffel (16 June 2019), for continued outstanding merit and personal readiness in support of the increase of combat capability and combat readiness of JG-1 [for outstanding leadership, tactical planning, and esprit de corps]. Distinguished Service Medal of the National People's Army in Bronze Maj. Gerhard (Britchot) Heiberger, 1.Jagdstaffel (16 June 2019), for outstanding merit and personal readiness in support of the increase of combat capability and combat readiness of JG-1 [esprit de corps] Ult. Mattäus Erhardt, 2.Jagdstaffel (16 June 2019), for outstanding merit and personal readiness in support of the increase of combat capability and combat readiness of JG-1 [esprit de corps] Offz.-S., 1 Bruno (Firefly) Henschel, 2.Jagdstaffel (16 June 2019), for outstanding merit and personal readiness in support of the increase of combat capability and combat readiness of JG-1 [esprit de corps] Medal For Faithful Service in the National People’s Army in Bronze Obstlt. Georg Klaiber, 1.Jagdstaffel (16 June 2019), for 5 years of active service to JG-1 (2014). Maj. Gerhard (Britchot) Heiberger, 1.Jagdstaffel (16 June 2019), for 5 years of active service to JG-1 (2014). Lt. Karl (Trev) Spackler, 1.Jagdstaffel (16 June 2019), for 5 years of active service to JG-1 (2014). Ult. Mattäus Erhardt, 2.Jagdstaffel (16 June 2019), for 5 years of active service to JG-1 (2014).
  13. 4 points
    Luftritter

    New Game Exploit ?

    Well that worked out rather well! People communicating, commenting, compromising, and coming up with a solution without any animosity or grudges. How different than 20 years ago, back in the era of RB3D tournaments and their angry forums, with every squadron striving for an advantage and real hatred between groups and individuals. Being 20 older and wiser has it's advantages, it seems. 😄
  14. 3 points
    Believe me, I try 😅 Thanks once again for the recognition!
  15. 3 points
    Lee

    Why Legos are great

    There was a family renting our oceanfront house one week when it rained every day. From the comments they left in the guest book, they were starting to get cabin fever and were a bit depressed................ until they found the Legos! We have a couple of big bins of legos in the house for rainy days acquired over the years at garage sales. Apparently saved their vacation.
  16. 3 points
    Found you here 😁 I repeat here too: well done, gents, really great job during the Red Alert event! I really appreciate much to fly with you in any event by any game! 💪 S!
  17. 3 points
    In response to the untimely demise of a certain US103_Talbot... French soldiers observed a lone Pfalz D.XII drop the following message from high altitude in a message canister over their lines. The message was quickly forwarded to the 103rd HQ:
  18. 3 points
    Firefly

    Firefly's video archive

    Hungarian MiG-21bis operations from a grassy airstrip, 1992. I don't think I've ever seen another such video!
  19. 3 points
    Forum post: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/12826-game-updates/?do=findComment&comment=782083
  20. 3 points
    Here's last Thursday's livestream from JG1's perspective: Last Thursday was unique in more ways than one! To start things off, I got some time before the "serious stuff" to fly around on NFF. Had some fun in my trusty Albatros D.III against a very aggressive SPAD pilot and actually got to unofficially wing up with one of my Twitch followers, which was a lot of fun! Then it was on to JG1's "One Life to Live" flying on Wargrounds with the 103rd, J30, J5, and other friends. I'm pleased to report that JG1 did not lose any aircraft this time up, and accounted for several player-controlled Handley Pages. The aforementioned Handley Pages fought valiantly (one nearly killed me by jettisoning bombs low to the ground!) but with no escort, it was only a matter of time. Meanwhile, the 103rd managed to account for several victories themselves, despite having single-gun SPAD 150s. Also, as usual, J30 continued to menace anyone who so much as looked sideways at them. Following that, we all headed over to Cuban's server, which was still running the Eagle of Lille map. Since I missed it on Sunday, I was actually thrilled to see it still up! There, we ended up with 2 massive "lawnmower" dogfights that sprawled across the skies. Good fun everyone! We will see you on Wargrounds next Thursday!
  21. 3 points
    Gustavo

    Feedback on forum mobile version

    Hi @Luftritter, Thats actually a must-have feature, the allmighty "Scroll to top button" that used to exist on 3.x and then IPTeam decided that it was not worth it on 4.x (why, noone knows..). So I went ahead and made my own implementation of it, as you can see on the forum and on the attached screenshot, there is now a button that you can push that will take you back to the top of the thread. IOS users can double click the top status bar and has the same effect. (I think) If theres any feedback regarding it, please let me know!
  22. 3 points
    Where can I purchase those pants? My pants seat seems to be faulty. 😆
  23. 3 points
    Here's last Thursday's livestream from the German perspective: Last Thursday was nothing if not action-packed. You can read the details in today's (faux) issue of the Berliner Morgenpost. (Newspaper idea inspired by @US103_Talbot of Thursday night US Bulletin fame.)
  24. 3 points
    S! Congratz Vonrd and Loopy. Well done. Sincerely, Your buddy, Flak magnet.
  25. 3 points
    Congratulations Loopy... Ace in a Day! Well done! Butzz and Luft... your families will be proud of your selfless sacrifice 😪 I'm honored for the Max and will gladly accept it but I feel I had a bit of an unfair advantage over the other 2 seat pilots. I've been flying exclusively as a bomber puke for the last many missions (I forget for how long) where there is the opportunity to rack up lots of kills in one session as opposed to those doing recon, spy, prison rescue or General capture. Those are pretty much one point missions with a great amount of risk. It also helps to have flight members who are Flak magnets who will sponge up the AAA while I get to waltz in for the kill (thanks Butzz 😉). I'm really in awe of those who got the Max in air to air... That being said... Thank You! I will wear it proudly. Salute! To the O Club for beers all around (enlisted ranks are welcome for tonight) 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
  26. 3 points
    Britchot

    Feedback on forum mobile version

    To go all the way back to home, I’ve been scrolling to the top and clicking on the Jagdgeschwader 1 banner. Good find with the line spaces, though I have already become accustomed to it.
  27. 3 points
    Last night's livestream. (Hey, looks like our new forum can embed this stuff now - sweet!) Synopsis: We had a mainly-quiet night punctuated by brief periods of action. Jastas 10 and 11 (plus one Jasta 4 pilot) took to the skies and collectively accounted for 3 enemy aircraft destroyed and one balloon. The Allies were a bit understaffed for the duration of the night, so this would probably explain why we didn't see much of them. We did encounter the US103rd very high over their side of the lines and had a fairly tense face-off that never amounted to anything. In the end, we merely grimaced at each other before saluting and parting ways. Our only casualty for the night was myself. Basically, I got a little too greedy underneath a wounded and stalling Se5a. Usually, I love it when enemy planes stall in front of me, as it gives me great shots. I didn't realize what was wrong with that sight picture until 1 second too late to dodge away. My demise was very Boelke-like, as my wings slowly peeled off and I plummeted earthward. Ah well. Live and learn! Still a very fun evening. Following the action on Cuban's server, Luftritter and I were joined by US103 memebers Larner, Talbot, and Hunter as we took to the frenzied skies of NFF in Nieuport 28s. Albatrosses, Dr 1s, D.VIIFs, oh my! Whatever action was lacking earlier was more than made up for during those frenetic furballs. Had a great time guys! I'll see you next Thursday on Wargrounds! PS: An artifact from last night. (Click to enlarge.)
  28. 3 points
    Klaiber

    New Game Exploit ?

    Updated in the rules:
  29. 3 points
    Klaiber

    New Game Exploit ?

    The rule can be re-written to be clearer, and closer to its intent. For example: Would this be better?
  30. 2 points
    FIF 2019 "Spring Campaign" - B3 Results (Saturday, 22 June 2019): Blue (Entente) Objectives Completed: 9 Destroyed Central Factory Artillery Correction (Arty Spotting) Completed Reconnaissance of Front Lines (Trench Map) Completed HQ Reconnaissance (HQ Recon) Completed Destroyed Central Bridge Destroyed Central Aerodrome Central Moving Train Destroyed Wreath Drop Completed Front Line Unit Destroyed Red (Central) Objectives Completed: 16 Espionage Completed Artillery Correction (Arty Spotting) Completed HQ Reconnaissance (HQ Recon) Completed Destroyed Entente Aerodrome Entente Moving Ship Destroyed Destroyed Entente Factory Destroyed Entente Bridge Central Prisoner Rescued Destroyed Entente HQ Strategic Recon Completed Espion Target Destroyed Reserve Unit Destroyed Front Line Unit Destroyed Off-Road Entente convoy Destroyed Wreath Drop Completed HQ Recon Secondary Objective Completed Total "Phase B" Objectives Completed (to date): Blue Team = 13 + 14 + 9 = 36 Red Team = 13 + 11 + 16 = 40 . . . Server Stat Information: http://fif.jg1.org/mission/8929/ . . . Server Screenshots: [no Central Page 1 screenshot taken]
  31. 2 points
    S! All, Well, after a few days working on the paint skin for my next Formula 2 - JG1RT No 17 car! Still, a few things to tweak and I should be ready to take it out on the road! Enjoy! Gen
  32. 2 points
    Lipfert

    Offline - Renovations

    Kameraden, Back from San Diego, bit tired and in the office. Will update everyone when I get a moment. S!
  33. 2 points
    Katzenauge

    Katze dropping by for a hello

    Hi Guys, It's been 10 years or so since I was a member of JG1 and they were the most informative and pleasureable years of my squadron flying. About that time I left the current servers to become more deeply involved with DCS. So I'm interested now in understanding just where JG1 is regarding servers and primarily with the advent of the FW190-A8 if DCS is it the program of choice. Since I am well invested in DCS and all they "toys" they offer, I would stay in their system and servers. I am very interested to know if JG1 has migrated to the DCS servers and maps. Best regards to the squadron, Katze
  34. 2 points
    Butzzell

    JG1 server

    S! All The server will be getting an upgrade at 1:30 am on 20, June, 2019. TS may be down until 10 or 11 am or whenever I fell like getting up in the morning.
  35. 2 points
    Britchot

    Firefly's video archive

    Here are my favorite Su-25 videos: The second one is called "The Rooks Arrived" by Nikolay Anisimov, and the lyrics are translated: Urgent mission now, as always. Looks like our guys got caught. We are flying days and nights At own peril and own risk. Marking place in my map-holder In that square like in a birdcage Our recon gasps for air Trapped in damned mountains Got objectives on the briefing - Need some luck to start completing We’re pushed for time or else Whole platoon is gonna die. Engine start - no time for runup The technician in old suit Slaps my aircraft’s wing edge And two “rooks” are taking off! We can not admire the landscape - We should be on guard while flying Making turns between the mountains Come on, bro, don’t be so slow. We're flying round the hill and Taking look while in a pullup. Whoa! What a gangbang’s there! Care, wingman and stay tight! Hey, down there, hold on dogfaces Time for us to take an action! - ”Gatlings, 30 to your left!” - Shouts the “ground” in headphones Making turn and laying HE-s And while breaking over target Craft is suffering heavy bumpings Like I’m driving country road Traces round me like the web strings I’m maneuvering on toes What a story do we have here - Like the Rooks by Savrasov We arrived for the rescue Getting very warm reception But the “ground” is keeping silence, Come on, recon, speak to me! Somersaulting and rolling Upteenth time I'm telling: I’ll retire after this one, Don’t want coffin in my home. Why on hell to military? When in civil - different story I would have a car, a mansion And be piloting a "bus". My poor “rook” got heavy damage I will bite them back for this one And i see in my direction Flying purple-colored balls Though the miracles still happen - I’m alive, but being hit hard Smart in eyes from perspiration And no refuge from the heat. Getting hot - it’s not just warming Sending “presents” to the ground Very hard to fly the flag Under such a hail of lead Air gun is like a tank’s one - Bark and bumpings from it firing Like I'm mouse in a tin can Being pummeled by rock drill!!! Let’s not get into the reports For them not to drink for our souls’ Squirming like snake on the panful All my ammo have been used. Simulating air attacks Time to get out of this battle Fuel tanks are close to empty And plane’s cracked all it’s ribs. Shivers ran down my spine: "Rook" is nodding like he’s tired So, my life is open question - Craft is absolutely wrecked. But it's still alive and breathing Like there's someone up there helping And i hear in the headphones: “Hey, flyers… Thank you, guys!” On back bearing, decrabbed Left behind all shells and bullets Law invented by Bernoulli Keeps my “rook” in the air Craft holds on on wing and prayer And the blood from nose is running Looks like i’ll get in med.unit A good healing grue from doc. Outer, inner5 and the landing Drag chute smacked behind, deploying After taxiing i’ll step backwards And don’t touch me for some time. Somewhere’s fight, but far from here And around is such a summer… Tech will give me cig and fire Cheer up, guys, life's going on!
  36. 2 points
    He really has turned into an expert scout pilot who is fully capable of downing any enemy at any time. He'll be back at the top in no time. S!
  37. 2 points
    Fawlty

    Race Result Links

    That was a close battle between us Snag, back and forth
  38. 2 points
    Yow! In that case I am honored and humbled to accept from my cell in prison. BTW, the Brits only have watered down tea and ... Mein Gott!... Warm Bier! Once this war is over and I get back, I will gladly buy numerous rounds of proper Deutsche bier for all! Edit: The above may sound a bit flippant... I can't resist my form of humor. Rest assured that I am Truly honored.
  39. 2 points
    Vonrd

    Campaign test 6/5/2019

    I'm hoping that we will be doing another session of testing tonight at the normal time. Wing Walkers are interested in attending. I'm hoping to get off work on time today.
  40. 2 points
    Butzzell

    minor change

    S! All phase A session 4. We had some glitches. The off toad convoy is not working as expected. Both teams had problems finding it. Etzel suggested have them run in a circle instead of all over the sector. I like that as well as changing the location message to "Off road convoy in sector 6.B" Adding the A,B,C,D at the end narrows it down a bit and makes it more specific. Blue team killed the recon secondary but it did not register. The target was not linked to the victory counter. Corrected. We now start phase B. Blue team is Central and Red team is Entente. Plane set is advanced. Good luck ALL.
  41. 2 points
    Just have a button that centers to the sights while you hold it.
  42. 2 points
  43. 2 points
    I'm gonna have to make time for this Thursday. I keep reading about these large JG1 flights.
  44. 2 points
    Haha, I love this. Our foes were gracious and their losses not as initial appearances might make them seem. As for ourselves, we did not shy from our duties to the fatherland 😅 and I believe that given our equipment we did mighty good in the situations we found ourselves in; I challenge any to do better. Both sides are to be congratulated on an extremely fun time, I think. S!
  45. 2 points
    J5_Gamecock

    FiF mission Author?

    Would you guys take this outside... all this technical jargon is ruining everybody's drinking.😀 (jest kiddin')
  46. 2 points
    Hey @Luftritter, Regarding this issue, I have been logged on since day one, and all I did was click the "Remember me" during sign-in. There shouldnt be a difference between mobile or desktop in this matter. This needs further testing but it seems that would be a big oversight of the IPboard development team. Maybe your browser is not saving cookies properly or you have some kind of adblock installed (just a thought, dont get me wrong). Yeah, the recent forum uses HTML so... The rules are: ENTER = Paragraph (<P> tag) SHIFT+ENTER = single line break (<BR> tag) Again this is by design and I cant do anything about it :/ There's a lot of complains in this regard in the IPboard forums. Sadly, right now theres no way to define that option via the settings, you do get the option depending on where you click. Check my attached image. clicking on the topic name, takes you to the first unread comment, clicking on the date takes you to the most recent comment. Again this might be possible to change in the forum templates to make it less cryptic. Ill see what I can do! I'll see what I can do, as this requires changing the forum pages templates.
  47. 2 points
    Butzzell

    FiF mission Author?

    On another note, The attached file is an up down counter. The triggers are complex triggers. These could be changed to a different type of input trigger if you want. The output is the orange translator icon in the center. This array displays the status of a parameter in real time in the game by activating or deactivating the icon. The icon name is the output parameter text. The icons could be changed to timers and the timers could be linked to the output that you want. You would have to replace the translator icons with individual timers. Like the timers on the outside of the array, they would have to be deactivated at the start. They would then all have to be hit by a timer after the array has activated the desired timer.Basically the up and down counter would be linked to a timer set to 2 seconds. This timer would connect or hit all output timers. Only the timer activated by the array would do anything. The array starts at zero or an initial status and can count up 20 events. After a positive or up event detected it can count down when a negative or down event is detected. 1. input event detected 2. deactivate initial output. 3. Initial output or what happens at zero. 4. Activate the output from a positive event. 5. Positive event output. 6. Count down timer activated by 4 is now ready to receive count down input. 7. Same as 2 but for next positive input. Was labeled by mistake. 8. Timer for next positive input activated by 4. Count down side works the same way. This array was made for Kliegmann to display a specific parameter in game for constant monitoring of a status such as factory output or supply column resupply. At this point I have not needed such an array so I have not modified it for other output. attached file is this array. counter up down.zip
  48. 2 points
    Kliegmann

    FiF mission Author?

    If you're using IL2, one of the easiest ways, is if you're able, join us on Weds night, around 8 pm central. We're currently testing for a WWII tourney, and you can see my logic in action, and also get a copy of it, cause the mission DLs with the mission. But anyways, I use a simple complex trigger attached to a specific **Named** aircraft, and connected to subtitles and activations and deactivations. VERY simple. The "Recon" Aircraft passes over the target, this registers to a counter and the first of 3 subtitles. When the recon plane passes over the target a third time, it activates the target, and turns off the recon ring. As a side project I have started on a timed feature, so the recon acft has to remain in a designated area "taking pictures" for a period of time, but that it still in its infancy.
  49. 2 points
    Klaiber

    New Game Exploit ?

    That's cool with me too. So, change it to: Is this better? If so, I'll change the rules. @Butzzell would you post the amended rule to the community?
  50. 2 points
    Butzzell

    New Game Exploit ?

    I think what people are suggesting is that you can get rid of the objective point and just have it the spawn point?
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