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BenjiVee95
03-11-2009, 12:17 PM
I recently posted a topic with a track of a mission i made when i only had IL-2 Forgotten Battles http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif . The mission was America vs Japan but as i needed bombers not just fighters for japan i had to use Ju-87 as Vals and IL-4 as betties http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif . For a long time i thought i was the only one stupid enough http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
(or creative? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif ) to do this but i found out no! i discovered a page with american fighter skins were IL-4s are used as Betties in the background http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif .

Here is the link to my track (i know the plane isn't called IL-4 in the movie but the IL-4 is exactly the same plane!):

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...3110283/m/1691059937 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1691059937)

and here is the link to the page with the skins:

http://www.angelfire.com/ultra...tie0/RorysSkins.html (http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/coastie0/RorysSkins.html)

He also used Bf-109 as Ki-61 Hiens and other stuff i can't really make out but it s not from PF. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

LEXX_Luthor
03-12-2009, 11:18 AM
I was planning the same thing when, long ago, I was planning a dynamic campaign generator. Carried to logical extreme...

The best stock (Maddox) game airplane to "approximate" the Ki-44 is...

MiG-3 = Ki-44

The looks are ALL wrong in EVERY respect.

But...

The design roles and overall performance match well. I'd say the Ki-44 had better climb (guess) and better damage ability, but the MiG was a more early design.

For use in a campaign that goes far beyond the mythical Player Plane(tm), the looks don't have to match. Only the performance and roles they play in air warfare matter.

M_Gunz
03-12-2009, 11:50 AM
IL-4 being "just a bit" armored... perfect as a Betty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif if you're playing as Japan, just make the targets closer!

Bearcat99
03-13-2009, 09:00 PM
bACK IN THE DAY WE USED TO USE pE-8S AS b-17S..