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stiboo2
08-11-2010, 01:44 PM
My next historical campaign for IL2 will be released very soon!


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This campaign will follow 105 Squadron RAF, the very first Mosquito Squadron - from early 1942 until May 1943.

The campaign will feature some of the RAF's most famous,daring missions - including the attack on the Gestapo HQ in Oslo, the mass daylight attack on the Philips Works in Eindoven, the long range attack on the Zeiss Optical works at Jena and the most famous of all - the amazing daylight raid on Berlin to disrupt a massed rally and speach by Hermann Goring, Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe!

You will fly the Mosquito in it's original form as an unarmed bomber, a top secret aircraft and the fastest aeroplane in the world!

The campaign (for HSFX 4.1 and UP2.01) is now finished and just needs testing and tweaking, I hope to release it within the next 7 days!

Special thanks to CheckMySix for not only coding all the Mosquito skins but also making an amazing trailer video for the campaign!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piXSeRCLKn8

Some pics to keep you going -

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Mosquito DK299 code GB S drops it's bombs bang on target, on Flensburg U-Boat pens.


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Mossie DK295 'P' for Popsie bombs the U-Boat slipways at Flensburg 2nd July 1942. This Mosquito was lost a few weeks later in action on 28th July.



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The Oslo mission was a huge success and raised the moral of the brave Norwegians who had felt all but forgotten in the war. But one of the targets, the Norwegian traitor Vidkun Quisling who had been put in charge by Hitler, escaped the bombs by running into the cellar. Bad luck also saw two FW190s appear just as the Mosquitos bombed the target, they were due to make a flypast for the rally and 1 Mosquito was lost, the other 3 Mossies escaping at nought feet full throttle!


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Early August 1942, for 6 weeks British Airways had been suffering losses trying to get civilian aircraft into Sweden without success. At last the RAF came to the rescue, using the only aeroplane that stood a chance of getting through...a lone Mosquito got through to deliver secret diplomatic mail and bring mail home.

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As De Havilland increased Mosquito production in 1943, 105 and 139 Squadrons finally got up to full strength, both squadrons often flew missions together, here on 18th Feb 1943 a big force of twenty Mosquitos head out to attack rail targets at Tours in France. this important rail depot was put out of action for a long time for the loss of one 139 Sqdn Mosquito.


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30th January 1943 - one of the most famous of all Mosquito missions - Target BERLIN ! pilot Reggie Reynolds and observer Ted Sismore in DZ413 K for Kilo, one of 3 Mosquitos on this daring raid, climb hard to 25000 feet before dropping their bombs at exactly 11am to disrupt a Nazi massed rally and speech by Hermann Goring chief of the Luftwaffe! This was the very first RAF daylight raid over the ' Big City'


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Operation OYSTER, a special raid carried out by all of the operational day-bomber squadrons in No. 2 Group, this mission will go down as one of great missions of the RAF in WW2. Their targets are the Philips radio and valve (electron tube) factories in the town of Eindhoven.Ninety three aircraft take part in the raid, 47 Venturas Mk. Is of RAF No. 21, RAAF No. 464 and RNZAF No. 487 Squadrons, 36 Boston IIIs of Nos. 88, 107, and 226 Squadrons and ten Mosquito Mk. IVs of No.105 and No.139 Squadrons, four Bostons, nine Venturas and one Mosquito were lost to enemy fighters and flak.


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Mosquito DK338 O for Orange caught in a searchlight over Berlin while flak bursts around. Only one crew were lost on this mission, but it was the sad loss of Peter Shand DFC leader of 139 Squadron. This aircraft crashed after takeoff just 8 days later when an engine failed killing both crew.

stiboo2
08-18-2010, 05:51 PM
I am pleased to announce that...

MOSQUITO LEGENDS!

is now RELEASED!

...and available to download at M4T

enjoy!

Cheers

Simon

aka Stiboo

Falcke
08-18-2010, 09:14 PM
Might give it a shot, haven't played a campaign in ages but one for the Mosquito sounds extremely good.

bolox00
08-20-2010, 01:42 PM
Stiboo, thank you very much for this campaign, really enjoying it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

the briefings give a good feel of the era with some nice historical details

should keep me busy for a while http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif