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Spy17
12-12-2004, 08:46 AM
Found this interresting link:

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/436_1094259668_239_1085787443_clearb-25.jpg

Link! (http://www.475thfghf.org/rabaulpg11.htm)

"Past experience in mast-height bombardment has proven near misses of this type frequently result in destruction or severe damage to the objective. The bomb, with delayed fuse, bursts within the vessel or goes below the water-line and explodes under the comparatively fragile plates."

CKY_86
12-12-2004, 08:59 AM
nice very intersting

Bearcat99
12-12-2004, 11:04 AM
That shot makes me appreciate this sim even more... look at the water.

Spy17
12-12-2004, 01:49 PM
I know what you mean!
It looks nice even with a crappy GF4200:

http://frutsel.terrainhost.com/frutselapp/dump/spy/web%20b25n1.jpg
My little recreation.

actionhank1786
12-13-2004, 01:30 AM
not a bad shot!
I love in the actual photo how you can just see a cove littered with smoking and smouldering ships

Enigma6584
12-13-2004, 08:18 AM
There is a new book out in the stores right now although I cannot for the life of me think of the title off the top of my head. Anyway, the book is a photographic compilation of low level attacks on targets in the Pacific theater of operations during WW2.

It has tons of pictures just like this one. I'm thinking of getting it myself.

Tater-SW-
12-13-2004, 08:23 AM
That island in game will probably be flat. The PF mapmaker doesn't seem to pay much attention to map details like jungle right to the surf... sigh. That kind of rock stickiong straight up would be fantatsic. Hopefully they have craters in the little volcanos around Simpson harbor, then we can crash planes in them in the FMB to make a few look active. I've read that those mid-harbor volcanic peaks (called "beehives") were the center for AAA fire as well.

BTW, nice screenshot.

tater

Tater-SW-
12-13-2004, 08:47 AM
Found some modern pics:

http://www.pngaa.net/Photo_Gallery/Rabaul/photos/Rabaul_from_the_air-Watom_Is_in_background.jpg

Old pics from the 30s ( http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/pictures/index.html ):
http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an20237763-45-v


http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an20237763-48-v


tater

chris455
12-13-2004, 08:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Hopefully they have craters in the little volcanos around Simpson harbor, then we can crash planes in them in the FMB to make a few look active. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

????

Rabaul is not modelled at all in PF.

Tater-SW-
12-13-2004, 08:56 AM
That's why I said "hopefully." Rumor has had a Rabaul maps in the works since we first saw a list of likely maps.

tater

Spitf_ACE
12-13-2004, 09:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tater-SW-:
The PF mapmaker doesn't seem to pay much attention to map details like jungle right to the surf... sigh. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think Ian Boys said that it wasn't possible to have things like forest and cliffs right by the coast.

Just one of the limitations of the current map making model, like the fact that there is only one size of river, ie no babbling brooks. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Never mind. All will be fixed in BoB http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Tater-SW-
12-13-2004, 10:05 AM
There are places on the existing maps were the forest object covers the coast, and even covers the water (Palau, for example).

There are also places on the maps where hills drop right into the water. It can't be a limitation of the map making model. The rivers are all the same, I know. Best would be to simply not model many streams at all, or only model the firstlittle bit on the coast, and have them disappear into forest.

tater