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Dunkelgrun
03-18-2005, 08:06 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=26310365&m=2911082492

Supersonic after all. Will you hear the explosion before you hear them coming?
Maybe they are just ground objects and not 'flyable' http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif. In which case watch out when you're strafing.... KERBOOM!!!!!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

JG301_nils
03-18-2005, 08:27 AM
Did you notice the size of that thing... Looks like a camouflaged Saturn V

Capt._Tenneal
03-18-2005, 08:39 AM
http://www.pacific-fighters.com/ss/ground_object_008.jpg

Holy Wehrner von Braun Batman ! Me like this dev. update ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Waldo.Pepper
03-18-2005, 08:45 AM
Don't laugh too loud.

I have an account of a Spitfire pilot who tried to shoot one down over Holland.

Dunkelgrun
03-18-2005, 08:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG301_nils:
Did you notice the size of that thing... Looks like a camouflaged Saturn V <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not surprising; the Saturn V was a direct descendant of the V2. Werner von Braun etc.

Cheers!

Capt._Tenneal
03-18-2005, 08:52 AM
Now I want to know : will we see it in flight like the V-1 ? Or will it just be a static target ? It'd be a cool mission to take one out just as it was launching (might make a good movie too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif).

Aaron_GT
03-18-2005, 09:44 AM
What kind of cake do we win?

MEGILE
03-18-2005, 09:46 AM
The space variety.

JG53Frankyboy
03-18-2005, 09:48 AM
it will most propably not fly in the game !
so its "only" a ground target - looking forward to its explosion radius when it will be shoot up with guns http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

perhaps the cake should be given to the first one who will be shoot down by that mortar shell http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Capt._Tenneal
03-18-2005, 10:02 AM
Now who's saying that Oleg is a "nationalitic Russian" ? Look at all the goodies the Germans will be getting. They already have the V-1 and the wonder jets, now they're getting the V-2 and the Mortar and maybe the Pfeil too !

TAGERT.
03-18-2005, 10:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dunkelgrun:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG301_nils:
Did you notice the size of that thing... Looks like a camouflaged Saturn V <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not surprising; the Saturn V was a direct descendant of the V2. Werner von Braun etc.

Cheers! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Not surprising; the V2 was a direct descendant of the Goddard's rockets etc.
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/service/gallery/fact_sheets/general/goddard/goddard.htm

MOhz
03-18-2005, 10:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TAGERT.:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dunkelgrun:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG301_nils:
Did you notice the size of that thing... Looks like a camouflaged Saturn V <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not surprising; the Saturn V was a direct descendant of the V2. Werner von Braun etc.

Cheers! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Not surprising; the V2 was a direct descendant of the Goddard's rockets etc.
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/service/gallery/fact_sheets/general/goddard/goddard.htm <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is he a direct ancestor of Hitler? He has that funny mustache...

TAGERT.
03-18-2005, 10:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MOhz:
Is he a direct ancestor of Hitler? He has that funny mustache... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Ah? first things first, he does not have a hitler mustache.. Secondly you do understand that the shape of a mustache is due to shaving.. and NOT due to a genetic trait? They teach that in high school these days dont they?

JG53Frankyboy
03-18-2005, 11:37 AM
for people who want destroy the V-2 in a low level strafing run:

Ethyl Alcohol (75%): 8179 lb, 3710 kg
Liquid-oxygen: 10802 lb, 4900 kg
Warhead: 1627 lb of explosives, 738 kg

should make a "nice" explosion http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

darkhorizon11
03-18-2005, 12:14 PM
I do kinda hope that we get the infamous black and white paint scheme. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

S 8
03-18-2005, 12:43 PM
I did it in Aces of aces.Does that count?

Beta21
03-18-2005, 12:58 PM
Goddard was a man ahead of his time, I visited the Goddard musuem and was astounded at what he made with what little recognition and funding he received at the time.

steve_v
03-18-2005, 01:46 PM
Runners up get a months supply of these.

http://www.priceless420.com/Pr031805shrimpfritos.jpg

stoopidlimey
03-18-2005, 02:05 PM
Goddard???..Come on guys, he was so far off track he wasn't even close.While Germans were firing rockets into space,Goddard was playing with big bottle rockets.

Zyzbot
03-18-2005, 02:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by stoopidlimey:
Goddard???..Come on guys, he was so far off track he wasn't even close.While Germans were firing rockets into space,Goddard was playing with big bottle rockets. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Read and learn:

"In 1914, Goddard received two U.S. patents. One was for a rocket using liquid fuel. The other was for a two or three stage rocket using solid fuel. At his own expense, he began to make systematic studies about propulsion provided by various types of gunpowder. His classic document was a study that he wrote in 1916 requesting funds of the Smithsonian Institution so that he could continue his research. This was later published along with his subsequent research and Navy work in a Smithsonian Miscellaneous Publication No. 2540 (January 1920). It was entitled "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes." In this treatise, he detailed his search for methods of raising weather recording instruments higher than sounding balloons. In this search, as he related, he developed the mathematical theories of rocket propulsion.

Towards the end of his 1920 report, Goddard outlined the possibility of a rocket reaching the moon and exploding a load of flash powder there to mark its arrival. The bulk of his scientific report to the Smithsonian was a dry explanation of how he used the $5000 grant in his research. Yet, the press picked up Goddard' s scientific proposal about a rocket flight to the moon and erected a journalistic controversy concerning the feasibility of such a thing. Much ridicule came Goddard's way. And he reached firm convictions about the virtues of the press corps which he held for the rest of his life. Yet, several score of the 1750 copies of the 1920 Smithsonian report reached Europe. The German Rocket Society was formed in 1927, and the German Army began its rocket program in 1931. Goddard's greatest engineering contributions were made during his work in the 1920's and 1930's (see list of historic firsts). He received a total of $10,000 from the Smithsonian by 1927, and through the personal efforts of Charles A. Lindbergh, he subsequently received financial support from the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation. Progress on all of his work was published in "Liquid Propellant Rocket Development," which was published by the Smithsonian in 1936.

Goddard's work largely anticipated in technical detail the later German V-2 missiles, including gyroscopic control, steering by means of vanes in the jet stream of the rocket motor, gimbalsteering, power-driven fuel pumps and other devices. His rocket flight in 1929 carried the first scientific payload, a barometer, and a camera. Goddard developed and demonstrated the basic idea of the "bazooka" two days before the Armistice in 1918 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. His launching platform was a music rack. Dr. Clarence N. Hickman, a young Ph.D. from Clark University, worked with Goddard in 1918 provided continuity to the research that produced the World War II bazooka. In World War II, Goddard again offered his services and was assigned by the U.S. Navy to the development of practical jet assisted takeoff (JATO) and liquid propellant rocket motors capable of variable thrust. In both areas, he was successful. He died on August 10,1945, four days after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Japan. "

vocatx
03-18-2005, 05:40 PM
While the Nazi powers poured loads of money and manpower into rocket research, the United States government for the most part considered Goddard's ideas of rockets outlandish. It was because of the money the Germans spent on research, not necessarily the scientists, that made to big difference. (the same was true for jet propulsion, but that's a diffent topic.)

Tooz_69GIAP
03-18-2005, 05:51 PM
the reason so much money and resources were put into rocket research was because rockets weren't covered by the versaille treaty so they pretty much had free reign to do what they wanted in that area.

ImpStarDuece
03-18-2005, 07:27 PM
Hmmm, methinks I have just found a way to end my TAF campaign. I'm just salivating at the possibilities.

Joe-90
03-19-2005, 09:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
Don't laugh too loud. I have an account of a Spitfire pilot who tried to shoot one down over Holland. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Tommy 'Cupid' Love, I believe. Scot from 602 Squadron. One of the smallest pilots in a spitfire except tom cruise of course http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

VW-IceFire
03-19-2005, 09:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ImpStarDuece:
Hmmm, methinks I have just found a way to end my TAF campaign. I'm just salivating at the possibilities. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Me too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

What maps are you using for the campaign? Need a generic or specific West Front North Germany map to do one properly.

Waldo.Pepper
03-19-2005, 10:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Joe-90:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
Don't laugh too loud. I have an account of a Spitfire pilot who tried to shoot one down over Holland. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Tommy 'Cupid' Love, I believe. Scot from 602 Squadron. One of the smallest pilots in a spitfire except tom cruise of course http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Quite right. Well done.

janos71
03-19-2005, 11:53 PM
You can shoot down a flying V1, but it takes too much damage imho. Like a flying heavy tank. Put several Mk108 shots on one yesterday and **** thing kept going lol. Finally I got it.

What comes to V2 it flies so fast that people on target area never knew what hit them, if I remember correctly it enters target area with 4x speed of sound. That means several thousands of kilometres an hour.. and blast would kill you anyway hehe.

So, nobody wins that cake http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ColoradoBBQ
03-20-2005, 12:30 AM
You'll have to kill the V-1 with MG bullets. Teh cannon is useless since there isn't much area for the shrapnel to hit with.

Von_Zero
03-20-2005, 02:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Zyzbot:
"In _1914_, Goddard received two U.S. patents. The other was for a two or three stage rocket using solid fuel. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
*cough* Conrad Haas *cough* http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

ImpStarDuece
03-20-2005, 02:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VW-IceFire:

Me too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

What maps are you using for the campaign? Need a generic or specific West Front North Germany map to do one properly. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

So far I am just working on some basic stuff to get myself completely familiar with the mission builder. Its frustrating sometimes but I am slowly coming to grips with it.

Mostly I have been using one of the online summer maps to represent Ye Olde England for the "training" section of the campaign and then the Normandy 2 map for the actual plot oriented stuff. I wish the Normandy map was bigger though, I really wanted to do some of the "Noball" ops and the map size really just doesn't do them justice. I may use the Ardenns map as well for a little mid December/early January 1944/45 action.

airjunkie
03-20-2005, 01:11 PM
Will it fly the v2 & the v1 .


v2 straight up dissapears cuncussion smoke ring on return watch a bunce of under sized houses disapear.

WereSnowleopard
03-20-2005, 01:30 PM
LOL! I did it as belly gunner of B-17 while fly high right over V2 site in SWOLT.

JoachimvMayern
03-20-2005, 08:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by steve_v:
Runners up get a months supply of these.

http://www.priceless420.com/Pr031805shrimpfritos.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

lol, oong goong gai fritos? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

bird_brain
03-21-2005, 06:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by steve_v:
Runners up get a months supply of these.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Shrimp & Lime flavored fritos....yummy! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Monson74
03-21-2005, 08:19 AM
Er.. they are kinda fast aren't they? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Jagdklinger
03-22-2005, 04:55 AM
The only plane for the job is a 109K, or (if you insisit on retaining your wings http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ) a

Spitfire (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=9581021592&p=1)

diomedes33
03-22-2005, 11:41 AM
Isn't the V2 a ballistic missle?

I dunno how fast these things will be going during the launch phase, but they will be going straight up and will be climbing faster than any plane can climb in game. The only chance you have is if you head it off and manage to squeeze a couple rounds in it as it passes by. I would suspect that you only have a 30 - 60 sec window before it reaches an altitude above 10,000m. These are carefully calculated WAGs of course.

During the terminal phase, someone already mentioned it will be traveling 4x speed of sound. Good Luck!