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    Hess got a reaction from Razwald in What are you guys watching?   
    S! guys!
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    Hess got a reaction from Erhardt in What are you guys watching?   
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    Hess got a reaction from EmerlistDavjack in Gaaah... Murder Hornets!   
    S! guys!
    Thats why...

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    Hess got a reaction from Klaiber in What are you guys watching?   
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    Hess reacted to Klaiber in Greyhound Trailer #1 (2020) | Movieclips Trailers   
    Definitely looks cool!
    I really hope it's more Das Boot and less Pearl Harbor.
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    Hess reacted to =GenMarkof007= in Greyhound Trailer #1 (2020) | Movieclips Trailers   
    If your a  BIG FAN of U-Boat... then this one is not to miss in 2020!
    Enjoy! Gen

    Link to the trailer:
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    Hess got a reaction from US103_Tobin in Gaaah... Murder Hornets!   
    S! guys!
    Thats why...

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    Hess got a reaction from Britchot in Gaaah... Murder Hornets!   
    S! guys!
    Thats why...

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    Hess reacted to Klaiber in Preserving Flak-Bait: Reversing a 1970s Restoration   
    Thought this was a really interesting article.
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    Hess reacted to Barton in Post Update Kills   
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    Hess reacted to Barton in Pre-update MiG Sortie   
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    Hess reacted to Vonrd in DCS Free!   
    Got this in my email:

    April 17th, 2020

    Dear fighter pilots, partners and friends,
    The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every single one of us. We are a people-first company, and we believe that technology can change lives and give hope. To study the virus, protect the vulnerable and beat this thing requires that we all play a part. We want to update you about what we’re doing.
    Last month we gave the opportunity for all to try and test our products for a two day period at a time. This was well received and a total of over 200 thousand modules and trials were downloaded during this free event.
    In view of last months response, we are pleased to announce our upcoming Free For All event, starting April 19th, where you are welcome to try any and all our products (except campaigns) for free and without limitation for one month. This unlimited access to all our suite of products, including our top fighter jets, such as the F-16C, F/A-18C and A-10C Warthog will help take your mind off things for a while, giving you the opportunity to try something new, and to own it for 50% or less than the normal price.*
    We know that this is a small contribution to your personal lives but we hope that you will take full advantage of the offer and help the time fly by. In addition to this, we will be donating 10% of our net turnover generated during the event to Children First, a foundation that we have become very involved with for the past few years. This organisation supports the work of an amazing Dr Stefano Scaringella, a Capucin Priest and surgeon who has dedicated the past 40 years of his life to saving children and to promoting health in Madagascar, one of the poorest nations in the world. Please check this out, they too are hit badly and need all the help in the world: www.childrenfirst.fund
    Thank you for your passion and support and stay safe.
    Yours sincerely,

    The Eagle Dynamics Team

    On Steam
    Fly the F/A-18C Hornet, F-16C Viper, A-10C Warthog, F-5E Tiger II, Persian Gulf Map and all DCS World War II products for free during a two-week period from April 19th to May 3rd.
    Between the 13th and 27th of May, a 50% discount on all DCS products will be available.
    *Exclusions and comments:
    All campaigns, F-14B and AJS-37 Viggen will not take part. JF-17 Thunder will have a 15.00 USD discount.
      Extended Trials
    Fly Everything For Free

    We are excited to offer this exceptional free for all trial period. The intricacies of these aircraft can be challenging and some of these modules require a substantial investment to get to grips with all the complexities of a real modern fighter. So make sure to check out YouTube tutorials and in - game training missions.
      JF-17 Thunder
    Development Report

    Fixed AA radar issues.
    Working on datalink.
    Implementation of the Eagle Dynamics API will allow optimized LOFT trajectory for SD-10s.
    The type-200 Anti-runway Bomb will be the last weapon added to JF-17 in near future.
    See in development screenshots.
      Assets Pack Upgrade
    Improvements to WWII

    This week, one of our milestones was to deploy an update to the World War II Assets Pack for DCS World. The enhanced assets pack delivers more weapons, AI aircraft, support units, armoured cars and tank busters.
    Predict German plans and respond to threats coming from the Channel. This improvement takes advantage of our latest textures and AI weapon technology to provide highly realistic representations of previous WWII operations.
    The DCS: WWII Assets Pack is also available as part of the Free For All event.
    New units
    Ju 88A-4 - torpedo bomber aircraft A-20 - medium bomber aircraft Stug III - assault gun M10 - tank destroyer Mk VIII Centaur IV - cruiser tank Elefant - heavy tank destroyer Mk IV Churchill VII - infantry tank M8 Greyhound - armored car 8.8 cm Flak 41 - anti aircraft gun Flakscheinwerfer 37 - searchlight V-1 and launching ramp as static object Schnellboot S-100 class U-boat Type VII Make sure to download the latest update now.
    Thank you again for your commitment and passion,
    Eagle Dynamics
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    Hess reacted to Kliegmann in Europe in Flames   
    Ok, ran a self-test over the weekend and developed a list of non-working or flawed items.  I have all but one fixed (I hope).  While repairing another item, I found another small item, I had set the tanks for the Fallschirm base at unlimited (oops).  I now have the AI ground units set with a different trigger for grnd and air units.  Air units will spawn the AI at 6 km, while grnd units will spawn them at 3 km (hopefully it will keep the number of active units down to manageable numbers).  Also found several German triggers that were triggering on German units.  Airfield and tank base repair vehicles have been changed to Opeltankwagons and GZ-55s.  Would have LOVED to put ambulances at the field hospitals but there are no statics of these as of yet 😡 .  Also discovered RRR cannot be preset at fractions, then copied and pasted anymore, gotta set them at 0+ then copy/paste, then go back and reset the fractions.  The moving front with 4 battlezones is giving me a headache.  I have attempted to make this work a dozen times now, maybe I'm overthinking it, but, the last attempt pissed me off, and in a fit of anger, I hit the delete key, not realizing that I had the whole frontal system selected, and deleted the whole thing, there went hours of hair-pulling and work.  I would like to attempt a test run for tomorrow, 4/14.
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    Hess reacted to Kliegmann in Europe in Flames   
    After FIF tomorrow, I would like to test the WWII tourney, EIF (Europe in Flames).  Most of the pieces I have verified as working, so I want to load up a server with pilots and see what happens to the mission.
    Things to test
    1.  At mission start each side has a "Destroy enemy building" icons located at intersections of 4 sectors (ie: 2204, 2205, 2304, 2305).  This indicates a target is located somewhere within 1 of those four sectors.  The side only needs to fly near one of the targets, then they get a message "Enemy target has been found", and the old icon disappears, and the true target icon appears.  These need to be verified as working.
    2. I need suicide, err, I mean dare-devil pilots, to attack an airfield.  Each airfield has fuel depots, ammo depots, and a HQ base (almost ALWAYS located off base, near a nearby city).  If you kill all the fuel depots at an airbase, the enemy pilots can no longer refuel at that base.  Killing the ammo depots stops rearming, and killing the HQ no longer allows the pilot to heal their wounds.
    3. The player ground war elements need to be tested as well.
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    Hess reacted to Labroisse in USAF Museum   
    I went to the Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH this weekend.  If you haven't been, GO, it is really awesome!  A few cellphone pics:

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    Hess reacted to Snaggle in 1975 Formula One Season Challenge   
    This series will start on 9 March: If you are doing a car skin don't register until I have it uploaded.
    1975 Formula One Season Challenge
    1975 Formula One Season Challenge
    8 Races verse the original 14 Race Season

    The 1975 Formula One season was the 29th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1975 World Championship of F1 Driversand the 1975 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers, whichwere contested concurrently from 12 January to 5 October over fourteen races. The season also included three non-championship Formula One races and a nine race South African Formula One Championship.
    After a strong finish to the 1974 season, many observers felt the Brabham team were favorites to win the 1975 title. The year started well, with an emotional first win for Carlos Pace at the Interlagos circuit in his native São Paulo. However, over the season, tire wear frequently slowed the cars, and the initial promise was not maintained.
    Niki Lauda often refers to 1975 as "the unbelievable year". In his second year with Ferrari, the team provided him with the Ferrari 312T – a car that was technically far superior to any of the competition. He won his first world title with five wins and a huge margin over second place in the championship.
    American Mark Donohue died in August, two days after a practice run crash for the Austrian Grand Prix. After the season in late November, an Embassy Hill airplane crashed in England and all six aboard were killed, including team owner Graham Hill and driver Tony Brise.
    Race Parameters:
    Setups are Open
    In game Race is at 1PM
    Light Clouds, temp 28 degrees C
    damage multiplier 75%
    2 tires allowed off racing circuit
    3 Point penalties for the following: Collision with Other Driver, Collision with Environment, Cut Track
    All races 30 Minutes = X Laps based on track
    Practice 20 Minutes
    Qualify 15 minutes
    CARS: The Excellent mod by BAZZA
                    Please follow the installation instructions
    Interlagos 1975: https://www.mediafire.com/file/rzf85unu4fmweq0/interlagos_1975.zip/file
    Kyalami 1967: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pp4312m4e799h11/kyalami_1967.zip?dl=0
    Zolder 1967: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/zolder-1967-v-2.18383/
    Zandvoort Modern: Assetto Corsa native
    Paul Ricard 1988: https://assettocorsa.club/mods/tracks/grand-prix-1988.html
    Silverstone 1988: https://assettocorsa.club/mods/tracks/grand-prix-1988.html
    Nurburgring – GP: Assetto Corsa native
    Monza 1988: https://assettocorsa.club/mods/tracks/grand-prix-1988.html
    Join us on Discord Server: https://discord.gg/35ycYfW
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    Hess reacted to Vonrd in 2K vs 4K and Multiple skins   
    We have been discussing 2K vs 4K skins.
    I had originally decided to do all skins in 2K. 2K size is approximately 1/4 the size of 4K. My reasoning is that I can't tell much (if any) difference between the two at regular view distance in the game... even when fully zoomed in. As the amount of skins increases, I was afraid that the folders would get very large. My current game skin folder is about 23 GB (with several other squads skins included).
    I would like to hear what others think.
    In that vein... we are thinking of restricting a maximum of two individual skins per pilot per plane. Again... thoughts?
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    Hess reacted to =GenMarkof007= in Best wishes and Happy New Years to all JG1 pilots and the flight sim community!   
    S! All,

    Just want to wish all JG1 pilots and all ROF/FC pilots (from the flight sim community) some great Holidays and a Happy New Year!
    Please take a few moments before the New Year to remember all veterans from WW1, WW2 and wars that gave us our freedom... 
    Best wishes to all!

    Photo: the legendary Manfred Von Richthofen—better known as the “Red Baron” —

    Photo: Manfred Von Richthofen—I think with Jasta 11 pilots —

    Photo: Richthofen (in the cockpit of an Albatros D.III) pictured with members of Jasta 11. Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen —
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    Hess reacted to Vonrd in Maybe next Christmas   
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    Hess reacted to Snaggle in Merry Christmas to All! Friend and Foe Alike!   
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    Hess reacted to DeFreest Larner in Larner's Last Stand   
    In which I dive into a 20+ plane furball and immediately regret my decision: 
    On a side note, watching back Hotlead's stream after the night, was very happy to see Gen mention a "93rd SPAD"! Would hate to be lumped in with that US103 lot, ya'know?  

    Was also really cool that Gen noticed the number. I actually officially fly No. 0, but 24 is my "other other SPAD"
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    Hess reacted to Snaggle in Holiday Fun Racing JG1 Racing League   
    Holiday Fun Racing November 25th
    Porsche 911 GT3 CUP 2017
    Black Cat County – Fictional
    Los Angeles, U.S.A.
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    Hess reacted to Snaggle in January 6 2020 8 Week Race Series   
    Next Race series per voting will be:
    American Muscle Challenge
    The registration for this series will be available next week.
    Registration is @
    If you plan to paint one of the car models, please do not register until you provide me the skin and I get it uploaded. FYI: I can find no templates for these cars.
    See everyone back in 2020.
    Race Parameters:
    Damage 70%
    In game Time 1PM
    All races 30 Minutes = X Laps based on track
    Practice 20 Minutes
    Qualify 15 minutes
    Bridgehampton: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/bridgehampton-race-circuit.6604/
    Watkins Glen Boot: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/watkins-glen-international.20204/
    New Jersey Motorsports Park: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/new-jersey-motorsports-park-lightning.14212/
    Daytona Road Course: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/daytona-2017.14277/
    Sebring_rtb_v08: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/sebring-international-raceway-rtb.13374/
    Road Atlanta 2018: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/road-atlanta.18293/
    Sonoma Raceway NASCAR Circuit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2wre9n9v2iij0wl/sonoma.zip?dl=0
    Riverside NASCAR: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/riverside-international-raceway.9492/
    Cars: http://www.mediafire.com/file/5rc85rcurd6cccf/ACL_Trans_Am_v1.2_by_SBH_%2526_Bazza.rar/file
    Example of some of the skins available: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/acl-trans-am-6-camaro-79-cougar-and-the-race-preset-grid-file-1968-ta-riverside.29328/

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    Hess reacted to DeFreest Larner in The 3rd Pursuit Group Skins are HERE!   
    Greetings, all! 

    I'm very happy to announce that the 3rd Pursuit Group USAS' Squadron Skin-Pack is now complete! As we are a historical unit, our skin-pack contains both our personal 'fictional' designs, as well as 33 Historical SPAD 13.C1s of the 28th, 93rd, 103rd and 213th Aero Squadrons! 
    Our historical Skins are named in the following style: (SQUADRON, Pilot Name) 
    Our fictional Skins are named in the following style: (z 3PG Pilot Name)

    Here is the download for the full pack (49 Skins): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SAKMzynXb9haTXaIO7KxUNfdmDxlyHXi/view?usp=sharing

    As we are a unit that likes to emulate the history of the AEF as closely as possible, meticulous research went into the creation of the 3rd P.G. Skin-Pack! Everything from historical images, to original USAS records, to historical references was used to try and re-create the SPADs of the 3rd Pursuit Group USAS as authentically as possible!

    We determined the historical Factory Finishes, Camouflage Colours and Roundel Colours by using Cross & Cockade's fantastic study of French Camo Schemes, a three-part study named the 'Butterfly Project'. This went into extensive detail about the colours of the paints, camouflage variants of each manufacturer, and even the materials used to create the finish! We used this study alongside historical images to land at (what we believe is) the most accurate historical representation of the SPAD XIII's colour scheme. 

    This is done to the smallest detail - not only including the different factory patterns for each SPAD, but also the individual manufacturer's markings for each Serial Batch. For example, a SPAD with the serial number 7550 may have different markings on the rudder to a SPAD marked 7650, despite both being built by the Kellner Factory! 


    Each unit's insignia was painstakingly recreated from historical examples, and brought to 4K standard. In the case of the 103rd, our original Squadron, SPADs will even bear uniquely-painted Sioux insignia, as no two Squadron insignia were ever painted exactly the same - a fact we've sought to recreate with our own pack! Using resources such as Gorrell's History of the A.E.F, we have been able to match up serial numbers and fuselage numbers to the correct historical pilots. Through further research, we have been able to determine the correct factory camouflage patterns for these planes. 


    We have designed our skin-pack to be as authentic as possible, right down to the smallest detail. As the SPAD manufacturers hand-painted their Roundels, we have done the same! A closer look at the roundels will reveal some uneven edges. Some of our machines also display patched-up bullet holes, marked with small Iron Crosses - a historical practice of the USAS' pilots. As well as the roundels, many of our SPADs' numbers have also been "Hand-Painted" to add to the authentic look. 


    In addition to the historical skins, we have included some of our own Fictional designs. Keeping with our historical approach, our Skins are all subject to historical standards, and so will fit right in with their historical counterparts! Every design seen on a fictional aircraft of the 3rd Pursuit Group is based on historical research and reference. 

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