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  1. 8 points
    US103_Baer

    Congrats Hotlead!

    Just heard Hotlead announce on his stream that he got engaged. Big congrats to you both! What a wonderful journey you have ahead. Really happy for you
  2. 8 points
    HotleadColdfeet

    Congrats Hotlead!

    Aww, thank you guys! 😊 We’ll be getting married this coming June. I’m definitely blessed to have found her and can’t wait to start our life together! 😃
  3. 6 points
    Vogel

    Hello there!

    Hi everyone, first off... very snazzy website you got here, I like it. I've recently found myself with some free time and been having an absolute ball with the MiG-21bis. I enjoy flying the Hornet and other "modern" modules, however they feel pretty bland of character compared to the older jets. My main focus in DCS previous was the Viggen, being a "mud mover" at heart. However I've found myself quite taken by the MiG, enjoying the quick start ups and not needing to enter lat/long coords for a flight plan manually and wait for a cursed INS system to align. Just start the old girl up and go flying. I live in the UK, working in the NHS meaning my availability can be a little variable especially with my degree studies coming towards their conclusion. Especailly if I've been given a row of night shifts etc, or if I have an assignment deadline approaching. I've been flying since the original LOMAC days as part of the 159th GAR, with plenty of time spent in the Su-25T. From there I also had a few years flying in Falcon 4.0 and IL-2 1946. It's a little scary to think I've been involved with LOMAC/DCS in some form for almost half of my entire life! I've also got IL-2 and most of the associated expansions which I picked up for a bargain price a while back, but haven't gotten around to flying yet. However if someone wants a bomber pilot look no further :), multi-crew in the He-111 looks a blast (Wellington for the Tobruk exp looks awesome too). Modules owned: FC3 Bf-109K Spitfire Mk.IX A-10C Ka-50 UH-1 Mi-8MTV AV-8B Mirage 2000C MiG-21bis MiG-19P AJS 37 F-18C F-14B Combined Arms Persian Gulf, Normandy and NTTR terrain packs (sadly I can only install NTTR because of lack of SSD space atm, waiting to get another M.2 drive). I think that's everything... I don't even want to tally up the total cost of all that. I fly with a HOTAS Warthog, Thrustmaster pedals and Track IR, have a headset and mic etc for use in Discord/TS or whatever comms software you lads prefer. Have a little experience in SRS too but had a few issues getting it setup initally. I've familiarised myself with most of the Fishbeds systems, I have the startup procedure (as I do it anyway) memorised and can get the old girl up and running within 60 seconds. Also somewhat reasonably versed in RSBN/Arc navigation and recently been practicing the PRMG approaches including big/small box. Always happy to learn new tricks however and have been looking for other MiG drivers to fly with. Anyone here fly the Viggen much? Would be nice to get back in the pit of that one and get some practice in! Also, do you have a Discord server or a public server I might be able to hop into and perhaps get to meet a few of you? Look forward to hearing from you and hopefully see you in the skies soon o7. Cheers! DJ
  4. 6 points
    Firefly

    World's finest airshow

    Day 3:
  5. 5 points
    Firefly

    DCS: Mi-24P preview

    Not much to say except "I want this".
  6. 5 points
    Welcome to the JG1 'Tank Crew' Regiment, ... Take note that JG1 'Tank Crew' is an unofficial part of JG1, like JG1 RT... ----------------------- After a few events and some internal JG1 'Tank Crew' practice, JG1 will now have a (Public) section on the Forum for 'Tank Crew' and all discussions about the IL2 'Tank Crew' game or any WW1 or WWII history knowledge about Tanks and Ground Strategy (Combined Arms). We are assembling an unofficial Tank Unit for "Tank Crew" and are starting conducting inner and online squad Combined Arms missions. For now, our goal is to recreate historical tactics and combat environments. We will see how things evolves and maybe play a little more historical (Dead is Dead) like we already do in IL2 Sturmovik - WW1, WW2 flight sims. For now, if you would need any help getting into 'Tank Crew', we will try our best giving you guys all the information that we can. Don't forget to come and try out 'Tank Crew', since (2) Tanks (one German and one Allied) are free and available to anyone (even with no IL2 Great Battles games). These (2) tanks will be added to all our 'Tank Crew' practice or events so that members without the game, are able to come and play with us. It's important that all JG1 members understand that this is an unofficial part of JG1. All events of JG1 will have the priority of Date and Time over 'Tank Crew'. ----------------------------------- Links to help you starting: IL2 Strumovik 'Tank Crew' Forum - get the latest news, skins and more.... https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/forum/116-il-2-sturmovik-tank-crew/ Il2 Sturmovik SRS Il2 Voice Comms apps - How to? https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/63326-installation-and-usage-of-srs-for-il-2-voice-comms-app/ Il2 Sturmovik - Tank Crew Keymapping - with most controls for the game IL2-Sturmovik-Tank-Crew-Keymapping.pdf -----------------------
  7. 5 points
    Hess

    It is July 4th!!!

    S! guys! Happy July 4th my US friends!
  8. 4 points
    AngryGoat

    JG Juggernauts???

    It's no secret for my love towards my rotary and radial powerplants. From Dreidecker, Camel, FW190, and now my all time favorite p47 razorback! So I was looking at the calendar for the squadron to make sure i didn't interfere with anything... and was wondering if anyone would be interested in flying some BIG AMERICAN MUSCLE on Sundays after 9pm Est? P.S. i painted my p47's after the 56th FS (later split into the 61st,62nd, and 63rd) which trained in my hometown airfield and patrolled New York/ New England airspace until shipped on the boat over the pond.
  9. 4 points
    Firefly

    DCS: Mi-24P preview

    Also quick note - the Armeefliegerkräfte also flew the Hind. In late 1989 the KHG-5 "Adolf von Lützow" received the first of its 12 Mi-24Ps. They also had 20 Hind-Ds and numerous Hips.
  10. 4 points
    Britchot

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Back.

    Update: It is up for pre-order and releases on August 18th.
  11. 4 points
    TedOnMeds

    Ted's Tittling Trans Am Tale

    Hey everybody! I managed to cobble together some footage from working corners at Brainered International Raceway a few weeks ago! I hope it can potentially be enjoyable so you guys can get a bit of a "Behind the scenes" from real life racing things. I was only working flags on this one, but I may be doing more events both volunteering and driving as we come into the Fall! https://youtu.be/LMs8F1UJl4Q
  12. 4 points
    A long time ago in a very near galaxy:
  13. 4 points
    AngryGoat

    JG Juggernauts???

    My girl Dolores does not disappoint
  14. 4 points
    Event: Operation Winter Storm - unofficial JG1 'Tank Crew' practice Mission created by: SCG_Neun (special thanks to him for this great mission) WHERE? IL2 Server: JG1 - Operation Winter Storm PW = storm WHEN? Saturday - July 25 - @ 2 pm - 5 pm Eastern Time ( 3 hrs timetable) COMMS? SRS Radio comms - have it to auto-connect! We will have SRS Radio Comms active on the server. Please have it installed before coming on the server is possible. IP address will be added to this post if we have it running. Il2 Sturmovik - SRS Il2 Voice Comms apps - How to?https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/63326-installation-and-usage-of-srs-for-il-2-voice-comms-app/ -------------- We will use one of the MP mission created by (SCG_Neun): Briefing info: 1- Make sure you use the Tiger... as you will take a lot of hits going up that road. When and if you run out of Tigers....it's the Mk IV you can fall back to. 2- You can have your OKL deal with fortifications out front, but watch out for AI aircraft... 3- This is a very optimistic timetable, but the mission does give you a 3 hour window of time. 4- This is one of the Operation Winter Storm missions, and a tough one with the timetable. You've got to use the road and not waste any time. When you hit resistance, flank out and deal with it.... 5- As you capture the stong points, it should flip over to German and give you the ability to re-spawn with fresh tanks....Good Luck! This mission is going to take a minimum of 6 to 8 German tanks. And if wanted, we could add some human Russian tankers. Use good radio procedures and value your cyber life! ------ This is a mission to relieve 6th Army.... Operation Winter Storm - Stalingrad Map - Tigers tanks and MkIV to fall back Winter Storm continues......Stalingrad is barely holding on and it's up to the speed and skill of coordinating your land and air components to push quickly to your objective west of Gromoslavka. We must use the road, the snows and terrain are just too hazardous and we don't have the time to go cross country. The Soviets will be setting up along that road and will do their best to stop us. Your orders are to destroy as many Soviet positions as possible. We need this road, but in the event you get bogged down you are authorized to expedite your movement and secure the roadway as best you can to reach and secure Strong Point C. In the event you bypass any substantial opposition you are to respawn at the closest base captured and clean up the pockets of resistance hopefully within the time span allotted for this mission. OKL is to provide air cover and coordinate their assets with the guidance of your Luftwaffe Liaison Officer. Recon reports substantial resistance in the form of AT/artillery and plenty of Soviet armor. -------------- Take note that JG1 'Tank Crew' is an unofficial part of JG1.
  15. 4 points
    Lipfert

    Congrats Hotlead!

    Congrats Hotlead, nice seeing some good news for a change ! I've just celebrated 32 years and although it took me awhile to find the right one, I think it worked out pretty good. S!
  16. 4 points
    S! All, I just saw this post from J5_Baeumer on Il2 Strumovik Forum: Cheers, GenMarkof -------------- SRS is active on Flugpark. Add the IP in the picture below to access when server is running. Add to your
  17. 4 points
    Klaiber

    Flying Circus Colors Standards

    When submitting a paint scheme for the Flying Circus official paint pack, please use the following colors standards: BLACK 1c1b16 - Jasta 4, Jasta 6 and personal markings. WHITE d9d9d9 - Jasta 4, Jasta 6 and personal markings. YELLOW bf9c00 - Jasta 10 and personal markings. RED 9d0a0e - Jasta 11 and personal markings. GREEN 8a968d - 2-color upper wing camouflage for the Albatros D.Va. MAUVE 755175 - 2-color upper wing camouflage for the Albatros D.Va. A mission has been created to view all current skins with in-game lighting: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hx2h6m352px8izw/AAD_fu6_xRI4rlfBzHJJjUIHa?dl=0 This mission will be updated as necessary.
  18. 4 points
    Firefly

    World's finest airshow

    Three years ago today I landed in Duxford for Flying Legends 2017. I actually arrived a day early to check out the museum, which has an incredible collection of WW2 birds. I even got to sit in the cockpit section of a Bristol Blenheim - was that a tight fit (I am not a big lad by any stretch of the imagination)! I took some pictures along the way, thought I'd share them here for your viewing enjoyment. Please excuse the subpar quality, I'm not a very good photographer... I resized them to 50% of the original size so the upload time is manageable, the internet here is a stinking pile of horse manure. Anyway, enjoy! Day 1:
  19. 4 points
    Pfeil

    BOx 4.008 is out

    8. In a multiplayer game, the next steps have been taken to eliminate the problem of invisible planes that appear only at the moment they start to shoot. Because reproduction of this problem is extremely difficult, please help: if you encounter this problem again, be sure to report it and attach a flight record to your message;
  20. 4 points
    Firefly

    World's finest airshow

    Day 2:
  21. 4 points
    Labroisse

    It is July 4th!!!

    Mmmmmmm, bacon. Happy 4th !
  22. 3 points
    Vonrd

    TAW back up

    As the title says
  23. 3 points
  24. 3 points
    AngryGoat

    JG Juggernauts???

    Was a little bored today. So I decided to do a little research into Klai’s grandfather’s squadron. This one is “Jenny Rebel”. My grandfather was in the pacific theatre. So until we get some pby5a’s or a SBD Dauntless, I’ll have to hold off on my grandfather’s paint schemes.
  25. 3 points
    Firefly

    JG Juggernauts???

    Nice work! My favourite Jug is the P-47M, the final variant to serve with the last Thunderbolt fighter group in the ETO (56th FG). The one below was flown by Bolesław "Mike" Gładych, a Polish fighter ace who served with both the RAF and the USAAF.
  26. 3 points
    Seems like being wheels up in a tank might not be that great of an idea. 😅
  27. 3 points
    AngryGoat

    Congrats Hotlead!

    Congrats Hotlead!!! Another fighter pilot gone to two seater... it’s alright, I don’t mind the navigator
  28. 3 points
    S! All The mission is running on the JG1 server. It would be nice to get about 10 players on the German side to test it. Maybe Friday at 9 pm eastern?
  29. 3 points
    TedOnMeds

    Congrats Hotlead!

    Awesome to hear! Congrats. Petition to change your name from Hotlead to Hotwed once the wedding ceremony is complete? 😎
  30. 3 points
    Etzel

    Congrats Hotlead!

    Gratulations!! My wedding day is in June too => great time, long days & warm evenings to celebrate that great day every year again... and almost 1 year preperation time is also pretty easily needed, so good that you have enough time to organize everything! Looking forward to the wedding pics next year 😉
  31. 3 points
    Vonrd

    BOx Recording Mod

    Here's a Mod that automatically re-starts recording when it' reached the max size and shuts off. I don't think it needs Mods on and I also think it will still do an acmi file for Tacview: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/51226-il-2-great-battles-recorder/
  32. 3 points
    Firefly

    Firefly's video archive

    Not a video, I know, but WOW what a collection of Cold War birds! Check out this guy's LSK/LV album, it's glorious! https://www.flickr.com/photos/109661044@N07/
  33. 3 points
    Lipfert

    Tank Crew - Control Mappings

    Kameraden, I've just started to take a really close look at the controls in the game for Tank Crew. Here are my observations, results may vary. TrackIR works great, I've not tested VR yet. The "Lean to Gunsight" & "Take Control" will impact TrackIR, but looking around from the Commander Copula is really neat. I'm using "WASD" for steering and throttle, might test out axis on throttle for setting speed. You can multi-crew, results may vary but I see one person per tank as the norm. I've basically mimic'd my Warthunder Tank controls on the keyboard, pretty much all functions are a key that I can action with my left hand. Weapons are all on my mouse, main weapon / machine guns and using mouse buttons on the side to zoom in / out for all positions. Binoculars are super important ! More to come...... S!
  34. 3 points
    Veltjens

    Trying to Come Back

    Hello everyone its been a longtime I was a member back in the rb3d days and would like to return Former Name Joseph "SEPPL" Veltjens timezone eastern teamspeak isnt installed but can be no have to replace my trackIR no working mic Rise of flight IL-2 everything and How ya been Klai? §!
  35. 3 points
    Jaus

    FC New Skins Submission Thread

    Here are four Central skins for me (actually one skin applied to 4 aircraft) Corrected Dr1 jaus_skins3.zip v_!_JG1_FokkerDr1_Jaus.dds
  36. 3 points
    Klaiber

    BOx 4.008 is out

    The adding of SRS to IL-2 is big. Once the app is released, we'll have to play around with it and check out functionality. This will really help with cross-comms!
  37. 2 points
    Firefly

    DCS: Mi-24P preview

    You might want to have a look at this: https://stormbirds.blog/2020/08/01/grim-reapers-qa-with-eagle-dynamics-reveals-future-details-for-dcs/ There are some gaping holes out there, no doubt about that. I'm looking forward to the MiG-23 and AvioDev's Mirage F1, they will spice things up on the Cold War server. The Phantom represents a massive missed opportunity, I'm pretty sure people would be lining up to buy it. The Century Series aircraft, while very nice, wouldn't be a sound business proposition for ED - IMHO it's far more likely they'll get picked up by 3rd party devs. I still don't get why the A-4 Skyhawk mod hasn't been picked up as an official module. The Kfir mod also looks amazing, I hope they become a full-time dev. Oh yeah. It's a shame ED put the AH-1S on the back burner, BLUFOR could use some proper attack helicopters. When it comes to modules, the Su-17 is at the top of my wishlist, right up there with the Su-24 and full-fidelity early Soviet 4th gens.
  38. 2 points
    Klaiber

    DCS: Mi-24P preview

    Yeah, the Hind looks amazing. I really can't wait. Also, I loved 9:05 in the DCS video.
  39. 2 points
    @Erhardt mentioned this video to me. Got a chance to watch it after he took off for the evening (morning). Definitely really interesting.
  40. 2 points
    Firefly

    JG Juggernauts???

    Pardon my French, but heilige Scheisse! If I were the surviving pilot I would've sent a crate of fine Scotch to Republic Aviation...
  41. 2 points
    Razwald

    JG Juggernauts???

    ".....have violent ends"
  42. 2 points
    Event: Operation Winter Storm - unofficial JG1 'Tank Crew' practice WHERE? IL2 Dogfight Server: JG1 - Operation Winter Storm PW = storm WHEN? Saturday - July 25 - @ 2 pm - 5 pm Eastern Time ( 3 hrs timetable) COMMS? SRS Radio comms - have it to auto-connect! We will have SRS Radio Comms active on the server. Please have it installed before coming on the server is possible. IP address will be added to this post if we have it running. ------------- Take note that JG1 'Tank Crew' is an unofficial part of JG1
  43. 2 points
    S! All... Just got the news!!! IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – Tobruk flies into battle on 6th of August Get ready to fight another battle – this time in North Africa! Prague, Czech Republic - July 24, 2020 – IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – Tobruk, the latest addition to the long-standing and critically acclaimed IL-2 Sturmovik series of Aerial Combat Simulators is set to release on August 6th at 19:00 CEST (10:00 PDT / 13:00 EDT) this year via Steam and other digital platforms. Pre-orders will be available starting on July 30th via the official IL-2 Official Webstore with a 15% discount for those who want to get airborne first! Get ready for another tour of duty – IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings Tobruk will let you experience the famous Desert War through the eyes of those fighting for dominance high above the battlefields of North Africa. You can fly over 40 aircraft and variants from the Royal Air Force, Luftwaffe or Regia Aeronautica. Experience combat in the legendary Spitfire, sturdy Hurricanes, stubby Martlets, and rugged Kittyhawks, or take flight in deadly Messerschmitts and Macchis. IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings features a 385km x 385km North African map recreating in precise detail the strategic stronghold of Tobruk and the desert and sea which surrounds it. Included are 75+ airfields, multiple landmarks and towns, an extensive road network as well as the historical fortifications, minefields and defenses, all based on actual maps from the war. Combined with the excellent multiplayer environment that allows over 100 players and dozens of AI aircraft online simultaneously, IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings promises intense and challenging human versus human aerial battles. For the Single Player enthusiasts, the game also includes 24 Quick Missions playable with any aircraft, 7 long form Campaigns based on historical Squadron experiences, and another 14 single missions. IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings - Tobruk will be available in the IL-2 Official Webstore on August 6th and also on Steam and other digital stores for $69.99 USD. The game requires the base game IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Blitz Edition in order to play.
  44. 2 points
    Firefly

    Firefly's video archive

    While watching this video again I noticed something interesting... The channel's name is Hannes Mallwitz. I happened upon that name while browsing the German Wikipedia. As it turns out, the second (and last) commander of Marinefliegergeschwader 28 "Paul Wieczorek" (MFG-28), based in Laage, was Hannes Mallwitz... Coincidence? I think not. Either way, I can get in touch with the channel's owner through YouTube and ask him whether he was the actual CO. Judging by his video library I'd say there's a solid chance he is. This could prove useful in the future.
  45. 2 points
    US103_Tobin

    Congrats Hotlead!

    All my best wishes to you both, old friend!!! May all the times ahead be great ones! It makes me very happy to know you're doing so well. S!! 👍
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    Firefly

    What are you guys watching?

    Russians... Gotta love 'em. 🤣
  48. 2 points
    Klaiber

    BOx 4.008 is out

    I've just installed. For everyone here is the link: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/63326-installation-and-usage-of-srs-for-il-2-voice-comms-app/ If you're familiar with DCS Simple Radio, it's identical. For those who aren't, set up is easy. We'll walk you through it.
  49. 2 points
    Firefly

    Formula 1 is BACK!

    Not much to say except that I'm VERY excited for this weekend. Can't wait to see how the boys in orange do in the race, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Carlos. I also wonder if the pink Mercedes is going to live up to the hype. Ze Germans picked up right where they left off in 2019, dominating free practice. I was hoping the Red Bulls would be nipping at their heels, but the RB16 appears skittish and tricky to drive. The Italian teams are nowhere - looks like the pandemic affected them worst. Renault's pace seems promising, but I'm not holding my breath - their response to Danny Ric's departure to McLaren for 2021 has been anything but professional. Looking forward to FP3 and quali tomorrow.
  50. 2 points
    Barton

    Formula 1 is BACK!

    I'm glad to see McLaren back in the fight again! Was very cool to see them pick up their first podium in a long time. I think Hamilton's penalty was definitely justified although maybe Albon could have given him a little more room but I haven't scrutinized that completely. And it's easy to armchair general all of that when you're not in the middle of it. Still, Hamilton I think was a bit early getting on the throttle and couldn't quite hold as far inside as he should have. At any rate, Bottas has a nice lead to begin with. If he can keep this performance up over the entire season (unlike 2019, which he also started very strong) he could be the first person not Hamilton to win the championship since Rosberg. Who knows though, if Mercedes ends up with reliability issues it could be anybody's year. I'm definitely interested in how well Ferrari does next year with Leclerc and Sainz.
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