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MB_Avro_UK
07-22-2007, 06:09 PM
On the morning of the 19th August 1940 I joined 267 Hurricane Squadron R.A.F. based about 12 miles south-east of London.

My flight training had been cut somewhat short because of the needs of the nation but I was confident in my abilities.

At 14.00 hours the alarm was sounded and I took off. I became separated from the squadron as I had difficulty keeping up with them and cloud cover made things worse.

All of a sudden, alone I found myself flying towards enemy bombers and fighters. I was heading towards a collision course on the bomber formation.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0005.jpg

Out of the corner of my eye I noticed a 110 closing to my left. I decided to plod on as the bomber formation was nearing.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0001-1.jpg

I was by now so close to the bomber formation...I was closing at a 90 degree angle and I felt as though all their guns were pointing at me.

IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0008.jpg[/IMG]

I sensed that there was an enemy fighter behind me but I carried onwards...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/Hur2-2.jpg

Keep going..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/Hur3-1.jpg

and going..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/Hur4-3.jpg

check 6..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0010.jpg

but too late...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0020.jpg

Jump..jump..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0021-1.jpg

Ah...a pint of Beer or two...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0028.jpg


Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

MB_Avro_UK
07-22-2007, 06:09 PM
On the morning of the 19th August 1940 I joined 267 Hurricane Squadron R.A.F. based about 12 miles south-east of London.

My flight training had been cut somewhat short because of the needs of the nation but I was confident in my abilities.

At 14.00 hours the alarm was sounded and I took off. I became separated from the squadron as I had difficulty keeping up with them and cloud cover made things worse.

All of a sudden, alone I found myself flying towards enemy bombers and fighters. I was heading towards a collision course on the bomber formation.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0005.jpg

Out of the corner of my eye I noticed a 110 closing to my left. I decided to plod on as the bomber formation was nearing.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0001-1.jpg

I was by now so close to the bomber formation...I was closing at a 90 degree angle and I felt as though all their guns were pointing at me.

IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0008.jpg[/IMG]

I sensed that there was an enemy fighter behind me but I carried onwards...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/Hur2-2.jpg

Keep going..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/Hur3-1.jpg

and going..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/Hur4-3.jpg

check 6..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0010.jpg

but too late...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0020.jpg

Jump..jump..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0021-1.jpg

Ah...a pint of Beer or two...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0028.jpg


Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Gumtree
07-22-2007, 06:22 PM
I call that lack of moral fibre, you jumped from a perfectly serviceable plane. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Nice stuff mate.

stalkervision
07-22-2007, 06:33 PM
what attacking just twenty He-111's at a time? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif ...amature! You deserve a "wuss award" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Make it 100 to 200 plus with a 100 plus 109 escort and then we will talk.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

MB_Avro_UK
07-22-2007, 06:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gumtree:
I call that lack of moral fibre, you jumped from a perfectly serviceable plane. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Nice stuff mate. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hi Gumtree..

Astute observation there but not correct. My elevators wer blown away and I had no choice but to jump..

IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/grab0027.jpg[/IMG]

Anyway, I made it to the pub for a beer or three and shall be in action soon..love those vic formations..

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

leitmotiv
07-22-2007, 07:12 PM
Hey, what is that Hurricane IIB doing in the high summer of 1940? Anachronism!!!!

MB_Avro_UK
07-22-2007, 07:31 PM
But the 1941 Luftwaffe bombers are also an anachronism.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

There are no 1940 Luftwaffe bomber plane sets in this sim.Their armour is far better than the 1940 Battle of Britain versions.

It's possible to fly a 1938 Hurricane Mark 1 as supplied to Finland in 1938..along with it's 900 hp engine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif.

So..the British according to this Sim in 1940 Battle of Britain terms have to fly a 1938 Hurricane against 1941 Luftwaffe Bombers with extra armour..what a difference 3 years makes...

The Battle of Britain Hurricane does not exist here.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

leitmotiv
07-22-2007, 07:43 PM
Hold on. You have the He 111H-2. That's a 1940 production model, a-and Oleg left left out the two added MG15s so the RAF fighters get an advantage. In June and July there were still some fabric wing, ancient Hurricanes in service which couldn't drink 100 octane so the Finn early '40 Hurricane should do nicely.

Anyway, you can always play BOB II for a completely authentic BOB experience.