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madness.6969
09-02-2007, 07:29 PM
is there a flying tiger/AVG mision pack or dynamic campain available.

madness.6969
09-02-2007, 07:29 PM
is there a flying tiger/AVG mision pack or dynamic campain available.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-02-2007, 07:35 PM
This one:
http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=2166

The guy knows his stuff - it's a labour of love.

Enjoy.

madness.6969
09-02-2007, 07:44 PM
Thank you.

DKoor
09-02-2007, 11:15 PM
I'm just reading a book about them....cool bunch http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

mike_espo
09-03-2007, 09:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
I'm just reading a book about them....cool bunch http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Best book...IMHO, is Flying Tigers by Daniel Ford. I just bought the revised 2007 edition...History has previously embellished the AVG exploits to a incredible degree...Ford puts their achievements in perspective....Great book!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-05-2007, 03:42 PM
madness-

sorry I didn;t reply sooner. I hope you enjoy "white sun blue sky". Check out the updated 3rd squadron skin pack at M4T, for the campaign. It's under my ("Chris_Blair") downloads. All it does it replace all the 3rd Squadron skins with much nicer and more historically accurate skins. I had intended to re-do all three squadrons, but my old PC croaked, and took my heavily customised template to the grave with it. It's too bad, as i was learning to skin when I made the orignal skins, and I can make much, much nicer skins now...but those other skins are gone now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I was only able to salvage one skin from my old HD, outside of the ones already up for download, from of the dozen or so I had re-done for the 1st and 2nd Squadron. Some had hand-drawn artwork by me that took dozens of hours to research and re-create on the skin...

XyZspineZyX
09-05-2007, 03:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mike_espo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
I'm just reading a book about them....cool bunch http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Best book...IMHO, is Flying Tigers by Daniel Ford. I just bought the revised 2007 edition...History has previously embellished the AVG exploits to a incredible degree...Ford puts their achievements in perspective....Great book!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ford has done an incredible amount of research on the AVG. His work is very important. One thing I don;t like about Ford is that he uses Japanese records a lot. While the Japanese sources are fine, he seems to consider US, Chinese, and RAF records as openly suspect, while he considers Japanese records to be Gospel

The trouble with that of course is that the Japanese were well known to have mis-reported losses, even in official reports

While the Legend of the AVG is probably not the truth, I would say that neither is Ford's Puritanical conclusions. As usual, the truth probably lies somewhere between these two extremes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I recommend reading all of Ford's work. His website is also very good. It was invaluable to me while making wsbs. I do however caution about letting Ford's standpoint become the only source for "truth" about the AVG, however. I strongly recommend reading Jack Samson's book on Chennault, Tex Hill's Book, and other books by AVG members, as well as Ford's own works, to get a fully rounded story on the Flying Tigers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

buzzsaw1939
09-05-2007, 07:13 PM
BBB462cid..I can't seem to get the White sun, blue sky into my game, IL2 1946/4.08, I dl to a desk top folder, then unzip, I tried extrack files and run, but it won't make a NN folder in the campagn folder! it just puts the file in there, any ideas?

buzzsaw1939
09-06-2007, 11:48 AM
Never mind...Got it!

XyZspineZyX
09-06-2007, 05:05 PM
was it a bad download, or the wrong extraction path?

scaredycat1
09-06-2007, 05:37 PM
Its been a loong time since Ive read it, but (God is my co-pilot), by RobertL. Scott is Really Good, too.

buzzsaw1939
09-06-2007, 08:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BBB462cid:
was it a bad download, or the wrong extraction path? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I didn't realize it would do it all by itself, I followed the instructions, but had to change to my second drive, so I was trying to put it in the campaign folder, in stead of the game, Crash was trying to tell me that, but I just did it the way I was used to, if that makes sense! as soon as I get my TIR set right, I'm diveing into it, it really looks good! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JastaV
09-16-2007, 01:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by madness.6969:
is there a flying tiger/AVG mision pack or dynamic campain available. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm working over a Flying Tiger/AVG Il2-DCG campaign set over Southern China & Burma.
Hopefully it will be soon available for download: it's a matter of weeks.

BTW, this is first official post as regard.....although more will be soon available at Lowengrin.com forum pages.

Meanwhile I want remember you that a China Il2-DCG camapign is already available at the download page of Lowengrin.com site.
It's includes a Flying Tiger/AVG career, too.

JastaV

madness.6969
09-16-2007, 07:36 PM
I would sugest donald lopez's book "into the teeth of the tiger"I just pulled out of my book shelf. i read it about 7 years ago but i remeber it being pretty good.I think its after alot of the original tigers left.Ive also read fords book a couple years ago and remember it being interesting but at times boring to read.
I will definetly look for tex hills book thanx.

XyZspineZyX
09-17-2007, 07:46 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I need to gently remind that Don Lopez and Robert Scott were actually not members of the AVG, although they both served in the Army units that grew out of the AVG, once the US Army absorbed the group's structure and aircraft

There is still a lot of confusion about who was in the AVG and who was not, because any army pilot serving there at the time was generally termed a Flying Tiger, whether they served in the AVG, or not. The name was actually used to describe the AVG, and not any member of the US Army. As time went by, Army pilots were often termed "Flying Tigers"

Hill's book and Ford's website both have good lists of AVG personnel http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif