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JG54_Arnie
10-22-2004, 04:57 AM
Hello all,

I was wondering if you guys have some links to sites with good info about the war in the Pacific. Which planes were used where and such. googling isnt helping too much so far.

Regards
Arnie

JG54_Arnie
10-22-2004, 04:57 AM
Hello all,

I was wondering if you guys have some links to sites with good info about the war in the Pacific. Which planes were used where and such. googling isnt helping too much so far.

Regards
Arnie

pacettid
10-22-2004, 05:50 AM
This is a pretty big subject, but if you give me a location and time frame you are interested in (Singapore, Rabaul, Henderson Field, etc.) I will research it for you.

JG54_Arnie
10-22-2004, 06:01 AM
Hmm, well mostly looking for info on the interesting battles. We use it to keep our planesets for the dogfight missions true to the year and battle we are focussing on in a mission.
For example the battle in the Coral Sea (if there flew enough planes to use?), Palau, Wake.
Would be great to have some references to those.

Cheers

JG54_Arnie
10-23-2004, 04:32 AM
bumpitidumb

Tater-SW-
10-23-2004, 10:06 AM
The First Team books detail every ioperation of the USN CVs and their VFs through November 1942 on Guadalcanal. He lists every plane that took off in each combat, including the pilots and radioman/gunners when he knows them (including the japanese side!). He even shows the formation layouts of bombers, etc. for each fight.

tater

Latico
10-23-2004, 10:32 AM
This link will give info of all aircraft that served on the CV-6 USS Enterprise from the beginning of the war to the end. Includes Action Reports and Logs.

CV6 Organisation (http://www.cv6.org)

They DID include the Yorktown Class Carriers........didn't they? I haven't seen a screenshot of one yet.

Oscar_352nd
10-23-2004, 11:15 AM
These may help you alittle:

http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/
http://www.microworks.net/pacific/
http://pacific.valka.cz/
http://www.angelfire.com/fm/compass/cap.htm

Plus, Check out the "Post some good Pacific war links" sticky post at the top of the forum page.

Oscar
352nd Virtual Fighter Group (http://352ndFG.com/Home)
Oscar's Hangar (http://webpages.charter.net/rogerlavender)

Stiglr
10-23-2004, 11:18 AM
But that leaves out the USAAF that were not operating off carriers. Don't forget those.

Also, the Aussie, Dutch, British forces in the East Indies.

MEGILE
10-23-2004, 11:19 AM
NO Latico, they didn't. Only Essex and Lexington class carriers.

BuzzU
10-23-2004, 12:05 PM
Did you look at all the links in Skychimps thread at the top of this forum?

Latico
10-23-2004, 03:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Megile:
NO Latico, they didn't. Only Essex and Lexington class carriers. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

WHAAAAATTTTTT!!!!!

NO ENTERPRISE!!!!!!!!

It's Blasphemy, I tell ya.......... BLASPHAMY!!!!

I hope they're working on the Yorktowns to be available in a later patch. I mean, How can you have an accurate Battle of Midway without the Yorktown, Enterprise and Hornet? Or an accurate Doolittle Raid without the Enterprise and Hornet?

I mean, c'mon. CV6 Enterprise was the most decorated war ship in the entire war, with 20 Battle Stars out of a possible 22, Presidential Unit Citation, and the most prestigious award of the Royal Navy, the Admiralty Penant (no other war ship outside of the RN has ever been bestowed with this one).

PLEEEEEEEEEEASE tell me the Yorktowns are on the way. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

VW-IceFire
10-23-2004, 05:18 PM
Hopefully...Enterprise is a favorite. All three of the Yorktown class are pretty important to the course of the war although the Essex class is definately more important as the war progresses.

We did get an escort carrier I understand. Thats good too!

JG54_Arnie
10-24-2004, 06:21 AM
Thanks guys, and I´ll check the sticky links thread, didnt see it through all the stickies. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Cpt.Confidence
10-24-2004, 08:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>quote:
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Originally posted by Megile:
NO Latico, they didn't. Only Essex and Lexington class carriers.
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WHAAAAATTTTTT!!!!!

NO ENTERPRISE!!!!!!!!

It's Blasphemy, I tell ya.......... BLASPHAMY!!!!

I hope they're working on the Yorktowns to be available in a later patch. I mean, How can you have an accurate Battle of Midway without the Yorktown, Enterprise and Hornet? Or an accurate Doolittle Raid without the Enterprise and Hornet?

I mean, c'mon. CV6 Enterprise was the most decorated war ship in the entire war, with 20 Battle Stars out of a possible 22, Presidential Unit Citation, and the most prestigious award of the Royal Navy, the Admiralty Penant (no other war ship outside of the RN has ever been bestowed with this one).

PLEEEEEEEEEEASE tell me the Yorktowns are on the way. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

"The carrier that fought the most through the entire war..."
Dedicatory Plaque, Enterprise Tower, U.S. Naval Academy

That depresses me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Latico
10-24-2004, 01:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> The carrier that fought the most through the entire war..."
Dedicatory Plaque, Enterprise Tower, U.S. Naval Academy

That depresses me. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

ME too.

Like I said I hope this is only a problem of space on the CD and that it will be included with the first patch.

I find it ironic though that the Enterprise be left out in the initial release. I mean, look at all the Essex class carriers that have been made into museums now and the "Big E" ended up in the scrap yard. A terrible dishonor in my opinion. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif And now this. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Did you know that the CV6 was sold as scrap for less than it would have cost to prepare her as a museum?