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A Project to model the 1944 Carrier air battles of the Pacific
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Post by Moggy » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:04 pm

Hello Ray,

In the middle of digesting 100 -odd pages of USAAC 1944 communiques from the pacific theatre, but can already see this:

7th Air Force had B24s, B25s, P47s, P38s, and P61s based on Saipan and Guam from June 1944 onward.

13th Air Force/5th Air Force (later combined as the Far East Air Force) had B24s, B25s, P38s, P39s and A20s based variously in the recaptured Palaus and the recaptured Phillipines in the Autumn of 1944 onward.

The 20th Bomber Command had B29s based in Saipan from September 1944 that learned their stuff making raids on Truk.

Any of these aircraft could therefore be flyables, so I'll settle the final list in the next few days and have a look at the stuff you've sent over and see where we go from there.

Many thanks.

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Hangar screens

Post by rotton50 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:24 am

Ok, I'll stand by.

Most of the heavy lifting is over as far as screens for CAW.

Anything you don't like let me know. We'll try something else.

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Post by Moggy » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:37 am

Right, I think I'm going to make the list as follows:

US slots

flyables
P38H - PBJ1-J (B25J) USMC Marine Medium Bombardment Group
P38J - Ventura - USN Fleet Air Wing 2
P47C - Wildcat - USN - Escort Carrier Groups
P47D - Hellcat - USN )
P51B - Helldiver - USN ) Carrier Air Groups
P51D - Avenger - USN )

non-flyables
B17F - Liberator - 7th AF
B24D - PB4Y - USN )
B26B - PBY5 - USN ) Fleet Air Wing 2

British slots

flyables
hurr - Thunderbolt - 7th Air Force
sp2a - Dauntless - USMC )
sp09 - Corsair - USMC ) Marine Aircraft Wing 2/4
sp14 - Avenger - USMC )
typh - P38H Lightning 7th AF
temp - P61 Black Widow

non-flyables
mosq - A20 Boston FEAF (5th/13th Air Force)

A nice mix of Navy/Marine/Air Force, land and carrier, fighter/ground attack/bomber.

I'll get to those hangar screens now.

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Post by Pobs » Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:02 am

Moggy,

have you thought of replicating planes in some slots ?... for the japanese in particular, most of the planes met will be of relatively few models ie zero's etc... but by replicating the slots you can have several squadrons with different models of the same plane, in practise this means you wont be meeting the same zero each time they attack you and the frequency of misions against rarer planes will be lower too .... which will give a more historical feel to the campaigns perhaps ?


just a thought..


cheers,



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Post by rotton50 » Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:24 pm

Good thought, Pobs. There's plenty of different skins for the Zero and Tony.

In addition, for more variety some of the non-flyable slots can be made flyable. There are enough different hangar screens available to do so.

And the campaign files are easily edited to take advantage of those planes.

None of this would require much time.

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