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  1. Seems to me that New Guinea would be best. Large land mass, high terrain, plenty of coastline for shipping and the P38, P39 and the A20 were in use and are already in the game. Usable historical airfields are pretty sparse though, especially for the Japanese. Maybe the Philippines? Some Japanese tanks? ( Who in their right mind would take one of those?)
    3 points
  2. Jaus

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    Guadalcanal campaign is an excellent choice for Pacific focus. Tight in air, land, sea action, day and night, could use air starts to represent carrier/Rabaul strikes. Henderson field, Japanese float plane bases, strikes on landing zones. I've always wondered what it was like to see Hiei and Kirishima pound Henderson all night.....(not that great for an air oriented sim, but wow.....) My favorite focus areas have always been those that occurred when the outcome of the war was still in doubt.
    3 points
  3. Vogel

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    Very fair points, I was only looking at win/loss ratios in general.
    2 points
  4. Yogi

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    I would also love to see a PTO of any portion of the war (if I can ever get IL2 working again). I will have to respectfully disagree with @Vogel about the adequacy of the P40 & F2A. Sure the Zeke was "better" but in capable hands Both the Tomahawk & Buffalo distinguished themselves well. The AVG in China showed what the P-40 could do when fought on its terms as did the F2A in Finnish service during the Winter War. The real reason the P40's & Buffalos earned such a bad rep was 3 fold. 1) Pilot skill. The Japanese pilots were much better trained & combat tested. 2) Tactics:
    2 points
  5. Vogel

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    Watching several videos on IL-2 this evening to prep me getting back in the cockpit and I was thinking, has 1C ever dropped any hints to a possible pacific expansion? The pacific theatre is easily my favourite in WWII, I just adore the naval aircraft of the IJN and USN. Leatherneck studios dropped a massive news update for their utterly gorgeous looking Vought F4U Corsair and its left me wishing that we could see a pacific expansion for IL-2. I'd be reliving my Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 days in F4F Wildcats and Zero's or the B6N2's etc. A man can dream... right?
    1 point
  6. Here's the latest beta, which should fix the issue with removing statics on the set date. Edit: Please upgrade to beta 13 (or suffer a freeze if the Remove Static command is activated).
    1 point
  7. It is true that the continuous-campaign map design of IL2 these days does make it hard to do a steady, balanced Pacific mission area. I sure do miss Pacific theater though. Back in '46 I put together a historic/fictional Guadalcanal mini campaign that included: Raid on Tulagi the morning of the 7th. Aug 7th afternoon air battle as the first wave of Japanese bombers met the Wildcat CAP Aug 8th air battle when Japanese tried low approach to landing zone Attack on the Ryujo (Eastern Solomons) Pre-dawn sub-hunt Low level surprise raid on Henderson by Japanese floa
    1 point
  8. I agree this period is a good one for the Pacific to focus on. But the issue with Guadalcanal is that the Japanese were flying bombers from Rabaul which is a distance of about 650 miles. No one would want to fly that. (Though I suppose they could just start airborne at an appropriate distance.) At the Battle of Coral Sea (a better battle than Midway to recreate, IMHO), the distances between the Japanese and American carriers was about 250 miles. Which isn't too bad to fly in real time.
    1 point
  9. Barton

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    The Pacific Theater is a horrible theater for multiplayer in every respect. You have one side that is not an industrial power against the largest industrial power that had ever existed in the world in that time. One side used long range to strike from ranges so great their opponents couldn't touch them. Nobody wants to spend 6 hours flying to their target. People fly like they can't be bothered to RTB in eastern theater maps where the home base is only 10 minutes away as it is. So, realistic scenarios for most of the early pacific theater are out of the question. By the time the Japanese
    1 point
  10. S! All Some folks have suggested a Winter map for the Winter Campaign. The practice server is up in Winter Season. Please try and do some missions to see how well you can navigate. Will this be OK?
    1 point
  11. Vogel

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    There are several options available. They could even set it in the early Sino-Japanese war period on mainland China and the surrounding islands, the issue here though is that the aircraft that flew in that campaign (P-40's, Buffalos etc) were WOEFULLY inadequate versus the Zero. So if you were flying and allied aircraft it would be a bit of an unpleasent experience. However, something tells me there could be difficulties getting that scenario to work given how fragile the CCP are about depictions of their nations history, factual or not. In light of that, the Guadalcanal campaign would be
    1 point
  12. Klaiber

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    Honestly, the biggest problem (for me) with a full-on Pacific module for IL-2 is that everyone wants the Battle of Midway. But that style of carrier versus carrier operations just doesn't translate easily into a computer game, no matter how realistically that computer game tries to be. Yes, even 1CGS can get aircraft carriers to work correctly. But, that's not the issue. The issue is that no server we play on is going to put the carriers at a realistic distance from each other, because no online pilot is going to want to fly 2+ hours out and 2+ hours back for a single sortie where
    1 point
  13. Pfeil

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    I think there was talk about Midway or Okinawa for Pacific.
    1 point
  14. Vogel

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    The aforementioned one sided slaughters is why I think an early war scenario would be best for any Pacific theatre scenario. The IJN would still have an intact aviation air wing along with their CV’s. That, and the A6M2’s etc would be more on par with the main US offering of the time, the F4F Wildcat (which I adore) plus P-40’s and whatever else. It would be amazing to see the Dauntless, Avenger and Devastator also, some fun options for multi-crew.
    1 point
  15. If it were to happen, for one of the EIF campaigns, I'd park and American aircraft Carrier off the coast of France and have a Corsair/Hellcat fight vs 109s and 190s.
    1 point
  16. Barton

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    I had fun in that Ghost Skies Campaign. IIRC that was one of the catalysts for us playing both sides in every campaign. I got a couple good fights in that and had fun but, yeah, American machines controlled the fight completely as long as they didn't get complacent and slow. I have flown Zeros against F6F hellcats and Corsairs in 1946 and you just have to be way ahead of their attacks. It's a lot like fighting Bf-109s in CloD in a Hurricane or Mk.1 Spit. Drag them down to the deck where they can't dive away and beat the snot out of them. Granted, shooting IJN/IJA planes in Am
    1 point
  17. Ludwig

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    Snaggle and I go back to "AIRWARRIOR" days when online flight sim was .... ouch... painful. The Dx 486 was a stud machine... and internet connection was 99% of your game enjoyment. We actually got in an "event" and the only open slots were on the Japanese side. They called the Betty Bombers "Zippos" and the plan was for the good guys that ran the thing to attack our formation with Spitfires. Our Zeros could turn like crazy but were about 50kts slower than the Spitfires. They wiped out the entire 12 ship formation in two passes. Yeah, that was fun.
    1 point
  18. There was a late-war IL-2:1946 Ghost Skies campaign, once. It was awful. The Corsairs would engage and disengage, at will. Only the Tonys stood a chance, but everything was a tinderbox.
    1 point
  19. Etzel

    IL-2 BoX Screenshot Thread

    So another illustrated short report of a mission we had yesterday on TAW: @Vonrd and me in Ju-88s on a long range bombing mission to enemy depot, @Heinrich, @loopy, @Greif in fighters to escort us and help to distract and surpress ground fire. Due to heave cloud cover and strong windy situation we decided to make it a dive bomb run. We flew straight from As airfield just on top of upper cloud layer and arrived there according to plan: First trouble we had than was that we missed the point of pushing down because of the cloud cover, so we overflew and had to turn back towards
    1 point
  20. Vogel

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    Yeah, early to mid war would likely be the better spot. Zeros really couldn’t hold a candle to late war Corsairs etc. The A7M and Shiden Kai were good fighters though.
    1 point
  21. Klaiber

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    That's always been a big concern of mine as well. I guess it all depends on the year and map.
    1 point
  22. Ludwig

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    Man... I can't imagine trying to fly Japanese assets against American. Yeah, they got better... but man.. I sure would not want to do it.
    1 point
  23. Klaiber

    IL-2... Pacific theatre?

    There has been serious talk about a Pacific expansion to Great Battles. However, 777 and 1C have been cagey about exactly what their plans are. https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/forum/106-pacific-theater-discussion-and-assistance/
    1 point
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