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  1. As someone who corrects other people's writing for a living - thank you.
  2. Oh boy... The movie is an absolute classic in Polish aviation circles. I'd love to do some roadbase operations myself. Finding the right stretch of road is the hard part, especially on Caucasus. Not surprised they chose the Persian Gulf, though they should've found a road with no trees or lampposts next to it. I would never attempt this without working rudder pedals. Shame they didn't use proper Polish skins. EDIT: Hey boss, look what I found... https://forums.eagle.ru/forum/english/licensed-third-party-projects/heatblur-simulations/dcs-ajs37-viggen/219721-any-good-suggestions-for-
  3. Yup, the replacement process has been going on since about 2010. Most of the Zulu Cobras in Marine service today are converted Whiskeys, but about a quarter of all the airframes are newly built. Not sure if the USMC order is finished or still in progress. In other news, the state-run Polish Armaments Group recently signed a memorandum with Bell about potential collaboration in the Viper/Venom programme if the AH-1Z is selected as the replacement for our Mi-24Vs. I really hope we get a Cobra in DCS, the prospect of a full-on Iran-Iraq war reenactment is just too enticing.
  4. Today is a sad day in aviation - the classic "whomp, whomp, whomp" of two-bladed Cobras is no more, the Marine Corps retired the AH-1W today. https://news.bellflight.com/en-US/192399-united-states-marines-retire-bell-ah-1w-after-34-years-of-service
  5. Such an incredibly modern gun for its time. IIRC she's still in service with the Brazilian police!
  6. Exactly. Its major advantage as a DCS prospect is that most of its major weapon systems are already in the game in one form or another. Whoever makes it won't have to start from scratch.
  7. I don't believe I featured these before, so here we go. Standard disclaimer for Polish videos applies - the editing and soundtrack are... questionable, to put it charitably. Still, the footage is great. Some of the scenes were filmed on board older, unupgraded series 30 (or later) Su-22M4s with the IT-23M television screen (used for aiming the Kh-29T) left in place. Pay close attention to part 2, the pilot was kind enough to stick the camera right behind the ASP-17BC reflector gunsight, very similar to what was used in the Su-25. Also note the presence of a gun camera in a few shots, apparentl
  8. The Swedish Dragon in all its afterburning, rollerskating glory. I'd love that plane to be in DCS.
  9. Exactly. Bonus points to the PAF for keeping those Cold War warriors alive.
  10. Glorious. Mesmerising. Breathtaking. Best watched in a completely dark room with headphones on.
  11. That's an apt metaphor, with computer-driven design becoming de rigeur we will be seeing new designs coming out in no time at all. I wonder if the future of air combat will involve automated factories pumping out drone after drone, with incremental changes taking place on the production line rather than generational leaps being made.
  12. Glad you're liking it so far! She's a hairy beast, but once you tame her flying becomes an incredibly addictive experience. If I were to choose just one DCS module to use for the rest of my flight sim career then this would be it. p.s. Nice camo.
  13. Literally! Couldn't be happier about it. Now if only they could fix the ASP, radar and cockpit lighting...
  14. With a little bit of luck and slightly better positioning she could've gotten 3 kills rather than 2. Still, wow!
  15. On a somewhat more serious note - here's a period news report from German television. Even if you don't speak German it's well worth a watch.
  16. Today, 3 October 1990, marks the 30th anniversary of German reunification. Germans celebrate this date as Tag der Deutschen Einheit (Day of German Unity). I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all the best to our German colleagues. Herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch! I also prepared something truly special for everyone to enjoy. Ladies and gentlemen, will you please welcome... THE HOFF! I'm not even sorry.
  17. Sounds like a workable plan. As Brit said, a few of our EU pilots have the Viggen (not me though, I could join you in another airframe), so the evaluation shouldn't be too much of a problem. The MiG-21 has rather limited air to ground capability, but until we get a Cold War-era Soviet ground pounder (think Su-17 and MiG-27) it's one of the best assets we have. We've done both A-A and A-G in tournaments before (we even sank an imperialist CV once! ), so we're no strangers to mud moving. As for A-A training, we'd be happy to give you some guidance. As long as you know the basic flight mano
  18. Hello Rookie, welcome to JG1 boards! Our CO will get in touch with you shortly. Yes. II. Jagdstaffel (our EU section) holds practice sessions every Tuesday at 19:30 CEST. We try to keep those exercises varied, so depending on the week we could be doing navigation, air to ground, interception or dogfight training. @Klaiber, our CO, recently came up with a lovely mission on Caucasus that's designed to cater for a variety of training scenarios and includes a fun little recon mission. Normally we use both TeamSpeak (for general stuff) and SimpleRadio (for in-flight comms). We fly in OpenB
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