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Mikeg1218
05-22-2004, 02:58 PM
Ok, carriers are nice too but I'm hoping that the cactus airforce on Henderson field gets it's fair share of the action. Then, of course, there is the Marine close air support actions for the grunts on the ground.

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Mikeg1218
05-22-2004, 02:58 PM
Ok, carriers are nice too but I'm hoping that the cactus airforce on Henderson field gets it's fair share of the action. Then, of course, there is the Marine close air support actions for the grunts on the ground.

Mike G.
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Art-J
05-22-2004, 03:01 PM
Amen to that, brother! In old good times of AOTP, the Marine and AAF campaigns were my favourites http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif(never liked carriers too much anyway...)

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Mikeg1218
05-22-2004, 03:39 PM
Yup, coming in low over the beach at Iwo Jima taking out gun positions as the landing force of amtracks, Papa, and Mike boats head in. Taking off from the field on Palau for close support so close to the end of the strip you don't have time to get the gear up.

There was a lot more to the Pacific air war then just the carriers.

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05-22-2004, 09:17 PM
Too right!
RAF 100 Squadron trying to attack the Japanese invasion beach head at Endau on the Malay peninsular, with Vickers Wildebeast torpedoe bombers.
They took 50% casualties their CO told them they would never be sent out again, just before he put a gun to his head and shot himself.

Or trying to defend Singapore from increased air attacks in early Model Hurricanes and Brewsters, as the Japanese army drove the British back on the Malay peninsular.
Or you could get slaughtered with the Dutch in the East Indies with their Hurricanes, or take part in the Suicidal defence of the Phillipines in p-40Es, or the defence of Wake Island with only 4 servicable Wild Cats.
The New Guinea Campaign gives you some scope for land based Missions with the P-40, and the P-39, and Quadacanal with the Wildcat, and Spitfire Mark X over Darwin, all before the end of 1942.
So yea there is plenty of scope outside of Carriers.
You also have Burma and Indo China with the Hurricane, and p-40E again.

S!

VW-IceFire
05-22-2004, 11:18 PM
I intend to fly a tour with the Blacksheep Marine Corps fighter unit with their Corsairs...oh yes http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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05-23-2004, 01:40 AM
Wont be until 1943 though lots of action well before then, he he.

S!

Mikeg1218
05-23-2004, 07:34 AM
CLose air support over the Owen Stanleys. Now that would be a challange.


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG77_GK:
Too right!
RAF 100 Squadron trying to attack the Japanese invasion beach head at Endau on the Malay peninsular, with Vickers Wildebeast torpedoe bombers.
They took 50% casualties their CO told them they would never be sent out again, just before he put a gun to his head and shot himself.

Or trying to defend Singapore from increased air attacks in early Model Hurricanes and Brewsters, as the Japanese army drove the British back on the Malay peninsular.
Or you could get slaughtered with the Dutch in the East Indies with their Hurricanes, or take part in the Suicidal defence of the Phillipines in p-40Es, or the defence of Wake Island with only 4 servicable Wild Cats.
The New Guinea Campaign gives you some scope for land based Missions with the P-40, and the P-39, and Quadacanal with the Wildcat, and Spitfire Mark X over Darwin, all before the end of 1942.
So yea there is plenty of scope outside of Carriers.
You also have Burma and Indo China with the Hurricane, and p-40E again.

S!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mike G.
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Capt._Tenneal
05-24-2004, 09:23 AM
IMO it should be a given that land-based air forces will be included in PF. I hope, I hope, I hope...

I don't mind being a carrier pilot, but my first choice would be a tour with Gen. Kenney's 5th Air Force.

Fliger747
05-25-2004, 04:24 PM
The close airsupport for Iwo was carrier based, not a lot of other islands close by to the Bonin's suitable for this. If there had benn, we might not have had to take the island at the high cost we did.