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RAC_Pips
04-29-2004, 01:40 AM
Almost everyone will no doubt be very keen to get into fighter battles. Understandable. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

But from a campaign level I hope this sim reflects the more true use of air power in the Pacific - which was mainly directed towards ground targets on a tactical level.

Yes there should be lots of air to air action. But hopefully it will be balanced by an almost equal amount of air to ground action. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

RAC_Pips
04-29-2004, 01:40 AM
Almost everyone will no doubt be very keen to get into fighter battles. Understandable. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

But from a campaign level I hope this sim reflects the more true use of air power in the Pacific - which was mainly directed towards ground targets on a tactical level.

Yes there should be lots of air to air action. But hopefully it will be balanced by an almost equal amount of air to ground action. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

chris455
04-29-2004, 02:34 AM
Be careful what you wish for.
You may find yourself attacking Kahili in a P-39D. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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RAC_Pips
04-29-2004, 11:33 PM
In a P-39D? That would be a luxury! I'm willing to take it on in a Boomerang! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

05-01-2004, 03:14 PM
Well Luthier did say there where 16 Battle areas, and we know from Luthier that New Guinea is one of them.
So we already have a 75th Squadron Royal Australian Air Force Mini Campaign in the months of March April 1942 flying the P-40E, out of Port Moresby in New Guinea.
Thats just the begining in New Guinea of course, because that Campaign dragged on for another 2 years.

That 75th Squadron Mini Campaign would be gutsy and well worth recreating if the Authors of Pacific fighters are not already recreating it.

The 75th Squadron faced over whelming Japanese Air Superiority over New Guinea, and their first Combat mission was a surprise strafing attack on the Japanese Air Base at Lae, where they damaged and destroyed around 20 zeros on the ground.
The Japanese airforces at Lae, Salamua and Rabaul, responded of course, in over whelming numbers as well.
Also 30 Japanese pilots of the Tianan Wing (Saburo Sakai amongst them) where transfered to Lae Airbase shortly afterwards.

So its a hot spot for ground and shipping strikes and Air to Air combat, with American Air Forces arriving to relieve 75th Squadron RAAF, Plus the Battle of the Coral Sea took place off shore.

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