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AW-MOE
12-01-2004, 12:31 PM
Hello, up till now I haven't gone very far into the PF careers but I was wondering if the following missions where available during career mode:

€ Truk Lagoon battle missions for both USN fighter and bombers. According to online information it hapenned in Feb. 1944 and most of the planes where launched from the Bunker Hill carrier.

€ The death of Admiral Yamamoto mission.
April 18th, 1943

Long range P-38s from the US Army shot down his plane based on intelligence information and on Yamamoto's reputation for always being on time.

€ Doolittle's Raid mission.

April 18th 1942 with B-25s (of course) launching from the USS Hornet.

€ To have the option of flying with the Black Sheep Squadron (VMF-214) under the command of Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington.

€ To have flyable versions of the B-25G and B-25H €œStrafer€ models with the M-4 75 millimeter cannon.

<i>"North American went farther with the "strafer", resulting in the "B-25H". The B-25H retained short nose of the B-25G and the 75 millimeter cannon, though it was a different model, the T13E1 gun. However, the B-25H's forward firing machine gun armament was much more impressive, with four 12.7 millimeter Brownings in the nose and two 12.7 millimeter guns on each side of the cockpit in blister packs, for a total of eight forward-firing machine guns."</i>

Thanks for a great game, we are certainly enjoying it here at work.

<b>Mauricio Liscano</b>
Desktop Product Service Manager
Alienware Corporation

Chuck_Older
12-01-2004, 12:34 PM
In campaign form, no, not really. This series of sims doesn't try to perfectly recreate actual events. Yes, you can fly for VMF 214, but that's about it.

Single missions, however, are made all the time by folks and can very well recreate an actual event

bird_brain
12-01-2004, 01:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AW-MOE:
€ The death of Admiral Yamamoto mission.
April 18th, 1943

Long range P-38s from the US Army shot down his plane based on intelligence information and on Yamamoto's reputation for always being on time.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have seen at least 1 at www.netwings.org (http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles/Missions/)
They took off from Guadalcanal and flew 4 hours each way iirc. We do not have the Solomons Islands maps to create the whole mission, but it has been done with an air start over the Pacific Islands Online map http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>€ Doolittle's Raid mission.
April 18th 1942 with B-25s (of course) launching from the USS Hornet. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I have not seen one, but it would be interesting to try. We do not have a Tokyo map and they cannot land on the Coast of China, but it might be cool to see if you could locate an Island to bomb after taking off from the carrier & navigating 300 or so miles. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>€ To have the option of flying with the Black Sheep Squadron (VMF-214) under the command of Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
They flew from the Central & western Solomons closer to Bougainville and New Georgia. It is not very likely with the current Island maps we have but maybe they will do more with this area later. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif