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mike_espo
04-02-2004, 10:53 AM
I hope we'll get some historic maps of the solomons and new guinea. Can't wait to fly Sakai's mission on Aug 7th 1942.

http://www.fargoairmuseum.org/zero-105-over-rabaul.jpg

"Fatte vede che ridemo"

mike_espo
04-02-2004, 10:53 AM
I hope we'll get some historic maps of the solomons and new guinea. Can't wait to fly Sakai's mission on Aug 7th 1942.

http://www.fargoairmuseum.org/zero-105-over-rabaul.jpg

"Fatte vede che ridemo"

XyZspineZyX
04-02-2004, 11:12 AM
Yes, good idea, I am re-reading some books about this theater of operation. I must be honest I like more the Burma or china fronts, there is more fun with the Japanes aircrafts of the army than the ones of the navy, because at the start of war the Japanes navy fighters where so well trained that they did have total mastery of the skies where the Army one where more even to the Allied ones.

Sensei.

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mike_espo
04-02-2004, 11:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by sensaispcc55:
Yes, good idea, I am re-reading some books about this theater of operation. I must be honest I like more the Burma or china fronts, there is more fun with the Japanes aircrafts of the army than the ones of the navy, because at the start of war the Japanes navy fighters where so well trained that they did have total mastery of the skies where the Army one where more even to the Allied ones.

Sensei.

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Right. I can't wait to fly the ki-27 and the ki-43 in the CBI. I just hope we'll get them. Read "flying tigers" by Daniel Ford. It does a great job in telling the true story of the AVG. The AVG did very well vs the Japanese Army Nates and Oscars. Due to Claire Chennault.

Good info on Takeo Kato also. He was Japan's greatest ace at the start of the war. But in general, the JAAF was superior to the British and Americans in the early part of the war. He flew vs the Russians in Khalikan Gol. Died while chasing a Blenheim over Burma early on.

"Fatte vede che ridemo!"http://www.flying-tigers.net/caccia%20WW%20II/g50.jpg

[This message was edited by mike_espo on Fri April 02 2004 at 02:14 PM.]

RAAFVirtSqn
04-02-2004, 07:06 PM
I would imagine it to be impossible to have a pacific fighters game - without maps covering each or the total region of the South West Pacific. Paupa New Guninea and the surrounding islands - including the Northern tip of Australia down to Ciarns. These were the cores area in which the greatest battles were fought, ending in the Japanese being routed in Rabual, then island hopping to Tokyo.

Must have locations for any semblance of history would have to include:

Paupa New Guinea
Bouganville
New Britian Rabual-Simpson Harbour
Owen Stanley Ranges and Port Moresby
Buka
Munda
Milne Bay
etc
In other words all the key locations including Solomons Islands,

heywooood
04-02-2004, 11:17 PM
The Pacific theatre has so many possibilities.. and opens up so much to so many... wait - that sounds almost like a famous quote..

Really though.. Australia Uk Us Soviet Japanese & China/Burma squads, and with all the options it should be easily as deep as FB and a real compliment to it.