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jetsetsam
09-02-2004, 12:44 PM
I watched the FB video "DiesIrae". Very involving video of a B-17 run over Schweinhurt. Heartbreaking to see what those bomber crews went through during daylight runs.

It included several interior full-motion views of complete B-17 cockpit, gunners and bombadier stations. The videos appeared to be over snow covered ground. This could have been the result of good editing.

Does this mean that flyable B-17's are coming to FB or will they be for Pacific Fighters? Or maybe a 3rd party mod for FB?

jetsetsam
09-02-2004, 12:44 PM
I watched the FB video "DiesIrae". Very involving video of a B-17 run over Schweinhurt. Heartbreaking to see what those bomber crews went through during daylight runs.

It included several interior full-motion views of complete B-17 cockpit, gunners and bombadier stations. The videos appeared to be over snow covered ground. This could have been the result of good editing.

Does this mean that flyable B-17's are coming to FB or will they be for Pacific Fighters? Or maybe a 3rd party mod for FB?

LuckyBoy1
09-02-2004, 01:01 PM
Only if we stop whining for insignificant and obscure planes.

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TC_Stele
09-02-2004, 01:20 PM
Ouch, don't say that about my baby http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Actually jetsetsam, I heard one project for the B-17 but I heard they had only completed 1% of it. I don't think it'll be in PF, from what I've heard.

B-17 topic comes up maybe once a month or so. We should probably put a sticky about B-17 and other planes not going in the game.

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THE_Bu11dog
09-02-2004, 01:23 PM
There will be no flyable B-17's in FB or PF. Perhaps a heavy bomber might appear in BoB. That would be nice. I sure do like bomb runs.

It appears as though there will be flyable B-25's and Betty Bombers in PF... Can't wait for the release. Something is a lot better than nothing, I always say.

Resident_Jock
09-02-2004, 01:28 PM
The internals were probably shots from "B17 II: The Mighty Eighth"

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Atomic_Marten
09-02-2004, 01:29 PM
I suppose that all means that we will not fly 4-engined beasts?... In BoB they were playing rather unimportant role (?http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif), but hopefully some of heavy bombers will be flyable in BoB.

jetsetsam
09-02-2004, 02:04 PM
OK. It seemed too good to be true.

BUT

I read about a 3rd party add-on called TFT (Task for Tonight?) that has night bombing runs for Lancasters and Halifaxs.

Hopefully this means that soon we can be flying coops with 4-5 players in each bomber flying through the searchlights to do some firebombing. Under attack by radar guided 110's of course.

VW-IceFire
09-02-2004, 02:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Atomic_Marten:
I suppose that all means that we will not fly 4-engined beasts?... In BoB they were playing rather unimportant role (?http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif), but hopefully some of heavy bombers will be flyable in BoB.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yeah, not much 4 engined heavies in BoB....BUT...the game is the lead in for an entire new series of air wars...and we've heard that the Lancaster and maybe the B-17 are possibilities for future addons to the initial product.

BoB will be like the testing grounds. Its planned to spawn many more. Like IL-2 Sturmovik did to Forgotten Battles and then Pacific Fighters (not to mention AEP).

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Fritzofn
09-02-2004, 08:54 PM
uhm, when flying AI planes, why are the turret's so TERRIBLY slow to turn, or turn at all when firing???

sometimes, the gunner is pointing gun at 3 o'clock and a enemy is higher then me at 6 o'clock the gunner just fires out to 3 o'clock, wasting bullet's on....air...

and other times, a plane is passing me slowly...and the turret is turning sooooooooo damn slow that I think it's a blxxdy miracle that AI gunners can get a kill at all.....


GIMME THE GUNNERS FROM THE "IL-2 Sturmovik" that existed before the Turret-whiners complained about accuracy...why didnt u atleast do as i suggested back then, a setting in server to allow gunners to be "novice", "normal" or "Pro".

Hope someone at 1C/Maddox read this, atleas maybe implement it into the 2 new games???


OH !! a tad off topic.
BUT, can u fix a server thing that when someone is pushing "Printscreen" it comes a line on screen (like the "cheating has been detected") but this one says "XXXXXXXXXX pressed PRINTSCREEN" xxxxxxxxx been the NAME of the pilot doing it

Oleg, keep up the good work, may u set a benchmark that will stay for years to come

When u get to HELL, Tell'em I'll sent u.....U'll get a group discount

Kartveli
09-02-2004, 09:09 PM
Thats a good idea about the print screen, but I would prefer a patch that enables a server to disable the print screen function entirely

MPortus_
09-02-2004, 09:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jetsetsam:


I read about a 3rd party add-on called TFT (Task for Tonight?) that has night bombing runs for Lancasters and Halifaxs.

Hopefully this means that soon we can be flying coops with 4-5 players in each bomber flying through the searchlights to do some firebombing. Under attack by radar guided 110's of course.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


No third party add-on with planes for IL2 series mate. Be sure. Maybe mean Target for tonight, which is not in any way related to IL2.

About coops with several players in a bomber is already possible with the he111 or tb3. B-25, Ju88, betty and Havoc are comming too.

WUAF_Badsight
09-02-2004, 11:02 PM
the B17 might be done for PF

nothing definate but keep yer fingers crossed

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Taylortony
09-03-2004, 01:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fritzofn:
uhm, when flying AI planes, why are the turret's so TERRIBLY slow to turn, or turn at all when firing???

sometimes, the gunner is pointing gun at 3 o'clock and a enemy is higher then me at 6 o'clock the gunner just fires out to 3 o'clock, wasting bullet's on....air...

and other times, a plane is passing me slowly...and the turret is turning sooooooooo damn slow that I think it's a blxxdy miracle that AI gunners can get a kill at all.....


GIMME THE GUNNERS FROM THE "IL-2 Sturmovik" that existed before the Turret-whiners complained about accuracy...why didnt u atleast do as i suggested back then, a setting in server to allow gunners to be "novice", "normal" or "Pro".

Hope someone at 1C/Maddox read this, atleas maybe implement it into the 2 new games???


OH !! a tad off topic.
BUT, can u fix a server thing that when someone is pushing "Printscreen" it comes a line on screen (like the "cheating has been detected") but this one says "XXXXXXXXXX pressed PRINTSCREEN" xxxxxxxxx been the NAME of the pilot doing it

Oleg, keep up the good work, may u set a benchmark that will stay for years to come

When u get to HELL, Tell'em I'll sent u.....U'll get a group discount<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


thats nothing u want to see a pair of spitfire flaps open in real life, they drop in about .5 of a second, none of this gradually wind out, think of slamming a car door shut hard, its faster than that in reverse..

WTE_Galway
09-03-2004, 01:54 AM
wwe have ti have slow flaps to avoid the "flaps on a slider cheat" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

FI.Snaphoo
09-03-2004, 06:50 AM
I'd settle for B-25's in the next update... That would be great... Hell, an Allied bomber would be great. But eventually, I'd like to run a B-17 mission, complete with escort, with some of my m8's. That would be really great. However, I'm still buying the next one, with or without bombers... In all honesty... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Dunkelgrun
09-03-2004, 07:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jetsetsam:
OK. It seemed too good to be true.

BUT

I read about a 3rd party add-on called TFT (Task for Tonight?) that has night bombing runs for Lancasters and Halifaxs.

Hopefully this means that soon we can be flying coops with 4-5 players in each bomber flying through the searchlights to do some firebombing. Under attack by radar guided 110's of course.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

See the link in my sig. The project is still alive but progress is slow.
Cheers!

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