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Oilburner_TAW
10-28-2004, 05:38 PM
http://www.rapidgamer.com/images/sigs/Oils1stlanding.jpg

I caught the wire on my 4th try (three fly by's).

This was after 5 minutes in the game!!! All that low speed practicing I've been doing in IL-2 really paid off. I even taxied and parked on the side of the carrier (all flying was in cockpit view only!!!). I don't know what kind of CV carrier this is, but it is TINY! Man, the first time you swing around and see that little dot in the distance is kinda un-nerving. Being able to raise the seat is good for take-off and taxi-ing, but landing I really like the traditional view because your perspective is messed up when your head is that high.

edit: Please don't tell me "fool, that is a full size carrier!". If this thing is a big one, i'm gonna cry lol.

Oilburner_TAW
10-28-2004, 05:38 PM
http://www.rapidgamer.com/images/sigs/Oils1stlanding.jpg

I caught the wire on my 4th try (three fly by's).

This was after 5 minutes in the game!!! All that low speed practicing I've been doing in IL-2 really paid off. I even taxied and parked on the side of the carrier (all flying was in cockpit view only!!!). I don't know what kind of CV carrier this is, but it is TINY! Man, the first time you swing around and see that little dot in the distance is kinda un-nerving. Being able to raise the seat is good for take-off and taxi-ing, but landing I really like the traditional view because your perspective is messed up when your head is that high.

edit: Please don't tell me "fool, that is a full size carrier!". If this thing is a big one, i'm gonna cry lol.

Mashie_Nibblick
10-28-2004, 06:02 PM
That, sir, is HMS Illustious, the pride of the Royal Navy--at last as we have it--and a fine ship . Some of us might grow a wee bit testy if you continue to refer to her as "tiny." http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Ships/ILLUSTRIOUS.html

Mashie_Nibblick
10-30-2004, 12:12 PM
I'm sorry, Oilburner. I forgot to congratulate you on a fine landing and deck-work. Nicely done!

(Edited for spelling)

Snootles
10-30-2004, 01:38 PM
No, it's not exactly the largest of carriers (29,110 tonnes full load compared to 34,881 for the Essex). But it's certainly not a "light carrier". For that you might want to try landing on a USN Casablanca class CVE (10,902 tonnes full).