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  1. 6 points
    Making faces at my new grandson.
  2. 5 points
    A couple of shots from this past weekend of sunsets at around 2325 both evenings. Saturday, June 19: f/5.6, ISO-200, 55mm focal length Sunday, June 20: f/11, ISO-100, 75mm focal length
  3. 4 points
  4. 4 points
    Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of JULY!! And don’t fall for the “safe n sane “ fireworks, I always go for the” dumb n dangerous “
  5. 4 points
    A couple shots from this evening...
  6. 4 points
    HA HA Bayonet, Thanks for the wishes guys, Duck, I got a gift from Brinson, who went way beyond what I expected, when he said he had a twisty joystick he could send me. Thanks Brinson, you made my day, happiest Ive been with my pants on, in a while. Holding off on the party until Sunday night. Figuring I can get an OR release from the crossbar hotel if the neighbors complain of the nudity, and be back in my own bed early Monday morning.
  7. 4 points
    I'll chalk it up to coincidence. 2 weeks ago, I bought the PO-2 on sale and decided I would do a "Night Witch" career, full real, my only cheat would be using "Hey Google, set a timer" instead of a stopwatch. When I went to create a female pilot, there were none, nor were there any of the famous Night Witch squadrons available. So I expressed my dismay on the forums, pointing out the fact that the plane had advertising stating "It was used by the famous all female "Night Witches" of the 46th Guards night bomber regiment which harassed German troops when the sun went down", yet no female models or the 46th was represented in the game/sim. 2 weeks later, the update announcing female models comes out.
  8. 3 points
    Happy Canada Day to all of my friends north of the border!! 🇨🇦 🇨🇦 🇨🇦
  9. 3 points
    So... who the f is wwsreamer? I know who WWScreamer is BTW
  10. 3 points
    German Tanks in Allied Territory Tank position puts you in a nice spot to attack the factory, AAA, nearby tank platoon convoy, possible passing trains, possible passing transport convoy. Mini tank mission in the mission. 😉
  11. 3 points
    New female model Russian fighter pilot
  12. 3 points
    went to cut my hair....and forgot to put the #6 attachment on.. made about a 3 inch swipe before I realized what was going on... guess it's going to be hats on for about 3 weeks.. wife is going to fucking kill me...
  13. 3 points
    for the umpteenth time was going to go thru all the sites to see if anyone had the Rift S. Well....oculus.com did.... have read about horror stories where people would be trying to buy them, but did not check out fast enough..and the item was sold out before they finished..my hands were shaking trying to add all the information... July 6th.... new system is "up"...os is "iffy"...but at least I should be able to mess around with the vr when it comes.
  14. 3 points
    Best I could do on such short notice ( bought last night.... 7 hours of seat time....well, truth be told..more like auger time) (note: 7 hours play time..oh, heh, and Kuban now too for the Bf 110 G2) Oh well, I tried to avoid it... 😉 Thanks. I think I just heard another grey hair...
  15. 3 points
    Ok You F*ckin Misfits I am *think I am READY I have purchased the WWI and WWII modules we fly.. Think the wife isn't talking to me for about a month now.. LOL 😉 I am off today and will be around monitoring TS from around 5pm So I need to know WTF to do..? I think I have my VR tweaked and ready the skill thing Aint the problem Just gotta used to these slow flying birds again.. OK I'll be watching... Ready for Service <S>
  16. 3 points
    Somewhat around. Don't fly anymore, don't even have the gear other than a PC. Just hang around and make fun of Dub and re-tell stories of my days gone by. I get better each time I tell them too.
  17. 3 points
    Yeah, I miss this part of the map too. I think I can make it tonight. New puppy at the homestead, so may have babysitting duties.
  18. 2 points
    This is the cleaned up pit after installing my Thrust-master Wort hog controllers. Salute Wolfe
  19. 2 points
    This topic came up briefly when flying sunday, and it brought back some great memories. Went back thru the OF's website to find what I could. Geezer would present missions 2-B run with incredible cartoon introductions. I hope he will find the time to dig out some of the "KA-BOOM" ones...and if possible, include the storyline... This is from a April 12, 2015 mission: Any island with this many ground targets must me haunted! I told Fawlty that it was all about marketing, if he wants to get more attendees he is going to have to juice it up a bit. Not sure he is fully supportive of my marketing campaign....more importantly I have real low confidence that Duck will be able to complete the "Women Eating Cobra Plants" Mod in time for when we fly this mission on Tuesday April 21st at 6:30 Pacific (not this Tuesday....next Tuesday!) Lots of targets and storylines, we will all fly as a group on the German side.
  20. 2 points
    Fawlty....must be my turn by now? Going to make an attempt at coverting Duck's WW2 mission at the north end of the Kuban Map into a WW1 mission. Will be flying German this time. If it works out, will try to make an Entente version for the following week. Should be ready by Sunday See you then!
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  22. 2 points
    A few more for this topic... Rocky in his favorite window seat; another moon shot; neighborhood fireworks (of the biggest kind legal in Minnesota, but the kids love it) ; sunset colors in the clouds
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    How funny, it made me think of WAR GAMES as well.... The only way to win is to not play. A great movie for it’s time.
  25. 2 points
    I assume we'll all fly German this time since we split up last time. OPFOR is still available, mission is balance to fly any number of players either side. Updates: Trains no longer cross into enemy territory. AAA has been reworked - changed the check zone setup (AKA fixed reversed enter/left zones). AAA - repair is now 1 hour (instead of 20 min) AAA - now has effects so it's clear you took out the AAA position, should help wingmen spotting the action from a distance. Some smoke lingers for 20 min after to help give a visual reference on the battlefield. (can extend the time smokes lingers if it helps Gold as a reference while making repeated attacks). Fighters/Bandits - Reduced counters to make it slightly more aggressive. Added objectives. Airfield Icons: - Indicate recommended takeoff spot for each flight group. - Include headings for takeoff and landing. Flight Groups: Recommended Orders - Gold - Destroy the Factory. - Blue - Cover Gold destroy AAA. - Red - Destroy ships and cover as needed. - White - Destroy Trains and convoys. - Black - Fly cover and support as needed. Objectives: - Factory - Destroy 8 to 10 buildings - Ships - Destroy 2 of 3 - AAA - Destroy 3 to 4 AAA positions - Trains - Destroy 1 - Tanks - Destroy 2 Tanks in platoon - Transport - Destroy 3 vehicles in the convoy Win message is displayed when one side is victorious. Tank fields: - Available later in the mission. - Attack the factory - Attack enemy tanks - Look on the map for enemy tank location Note: Fighters do not count as objectives! AI fighters and fighter bombers will help attack and defend each territory. No AI drop bombs, only gun ground targets. Track Mission Progress: Icons on the map will disappear as the objectives are met by destroying the enemy. Pay attention to the icons at the beginning of the mission. Enemy attack icons pop up as pilots enter those areas on the map. This will help you locate the initial location of incoming enemy and enemy positions for the remainder of the mission. AAA positions destroyed!
  26. 2 points
    So alot of you were not around Backin the Day of the early WW's I'm talking 15+ years ago and then some.. lol So I have been flying WWII aircraft for around 25+ years I was an Aircombat and Bomber Trainer for IEN = WARBIRDS They retired my wings =scrm= I still hold the title and honors Now.. So what this means is when I worked and Boeing and had time and money to spare I went to every WWII convention and gathering I could 15-20 at least I personally talked to many WWII aces and learned the tactics they used in REAL Air Combat. My wingman and myself were in the Top 5 of every tournament we flew in at the conventions we attended and too 1st Place 2 times.. That is against flyers from all around the world Pretty Friggin AWESOME Honor!!! I practiced what I learned from them and taught others (probably 100+) at least what I learned and how to use it in our sim world and what we LOVE to do Now the game we fly is a Total different animal then we did in the beginning IE VR Realistic HOTAS and so on.. I am working on getting use to it again and back to the level I was.. Now bye no means am I say Ia m the best... Not even close there is always someone better or Luckier then you are A direct Quote from "Gabby".. lol But I have the Skill set and knowledge of ACM and Dogfighting if anyone has any questions I love to share my experience with others my specialty I taught was the Allied P-51 and P-38 with the Spit and P-47 Thunderbolt I can fly the Axis to 109's - 190's but those dammm Axis gauges throw me off a bit.. Really had FUN flying with the Crew last night brought back the old memories... THE GOOD ONES!!! Oh on a side note I gotta tell you this.. So last night I think it was Greywolf? I'm covering the bombers up high flying a sweeping pattern " Taught to me from the REAL Tuskegee Airman at a gathering in Seattle" and I see this lone Spit down low I dive out of the Sun on his high position and into low 6 for about 3-4 seconds "My wife is standing behind me and I hear in my VR environment "Why don't you shoot him" Well she is actually Screaming it! lol Naaa too easy so I shoot a burst of "Little bullets" next to his canopy then the fun was on yea I could have put a few cannon rounds in him "But that's NOT fun lol after that we had a Fun short little turn fight "Not gonna stay in a Turn fight with a Spit" and then some B&Z and I RTB'd had to go to work damit would love to have stayed and flown some more well next time guys <S> greywolf. OK So I don't want you guys thinking This guys and Cockey - Arogent Dick lol I just wanted you to know if there is anything I can help with info or Tactic wise I'm Glad to HELP!!! <S> GLAD TO BE HOME!!!
  27. 2 points
    You're getting closer and closer to that border yourself, Chunk! Just remember, I have dibs on Fawlty's basement when I retire!
  28. 2 points
    Other than the quirky super-speed of the train engines when separated from the rest of the train, that was a fun mission. I've got a couple screen shots showing my 190 dropping a 500 kilo bomb rigj next to a rampaging train engine... Only to have my 3 second delay make the bomb miss by blowing up behind the dang engine.
  29. 2 points
    Heh, I just ran across mine as well... ...guess that must be why I created the Spit Vb skin for for GB _first_ (musta' been subconscious)
  30. 2 points
  31. 2 points
    Gold flight is also our most humble group, as you can plainly see.
  32. 2 points
    I , WWICY , do hereby release my personal A/C number..13.. to our old-new Pilot WWBRIAN and request my number be switched to #3. It should now be official Brian. WELCOME BACK HOME.
  33. 2 points
    Ian was a gentle soul and a calming influence around the hanger here. He is dearly missed. Thanks for this topic.
  34. 2 points
    I think this is goober's baby photo.
  35. 2 points
    Here's a shot of him after <not>(winkwink) piloting one of the few functioning Lancasters in the world.
  36. 2 points
    This time we have a modified version of May31st as posted. Our last outing we missed two of the 4 objectives. The objectives we missed were the destruction of the observation balloons along the allied front (not at the airbases) and destroying the HQ at Acheux. I've modified the train and convoy objectives being we did complete that part of the mission. As with the previous missions allied slots are available to play as opfor.
  37. 2 points
    Here’s a few of the pictures I have from my grandfather,
  38. 2 points
    Happy Father’s Day to all the WW Dad’s out there!
  39. 2 points
    LoL Nice Setup Chunk "Liquor Corner" lol Ah Yesss our Collectables Excuse Me..., Military Memorableya, Action Figures....lol.. Hmm now were are those pics... 😉 Hmm let's see how much memory this thing has..LMAO!!! Ok so this is My REAL MAN CAVE "The Collectable ROOM" THis has ALL My Goodies Everything from RUSH, to WWII Signed Lithographs, Models, Diecast, and even DRAGON'S...lol YEP I Love DRAGONS The Models are an Honorarium to My Step Dad my Dad and My Father inlaw each model I built is to honor each of them. My dad was a crew chief on KC-97 and KC-135 at O'Hare in the ANG, My step dad was Col in the Airforce and a WWII tank Commander with Patton.. I still remember all the stories he told me also he was a Police officer in Civilian life an Amazing Man... He tought me so much and left us far to soon... The F-4 model is for my wife's brother who passed away during the Vietnam war he was a plane chief on the USS Ranger VF-21 My Father in law was a WWII Pearl Harbor Survivor he was on DD353 Thee USS DALE at pearl during the attack.. He left us at the age of 100yrs Young... I have so many great memories and the stories for each Litho I had signed by the pilot that flew the aircraft in them... I even had the Honor of meeting Francis "Gabby" Gabreski the C.O. of the 56th F.G. in WWII I will NEVER forget the conversation with him he is the Most patriotic person I have ever met in my life.. and believe me there is alot in that group of people. Col Charles Brown the pilot of the B-17 "Ye-Old Pub" and Franz Stiegler the 109 #2 pilot from the Infamous encounter they had... See pic below... Oh I sat down with them with a scotch just after I took this pic of them at a convention we hosted in Dayton Ohio at the USAF Museum and they told me the Entire story Yes it Happened...
  40. 2 points
    He's my office/computer room/male escape zone... Heidi calls the action figures, dolls. I like the liquor corner myself.
  41. 2 points
    Hey All! Back after a long patrol.
  42. 2 points
    I saw this the day of his death.
  43. 2 points
    Welcome home Brian, great to see you back. Perhaps we need to expand Red Flight to accommodate another jabo pilot
  44. 2 points
    Rebecca would have been thrilled at the progress of the Great Battles series, especially seeing how she was an early proponent of BoS.
  45. 2 points
    Ok so here is my Personal P-51 and P-47 I have flow for 15 yrs give or take ain't they PERTY!!! Now gotta finish the P-38 that is a bitch...lol {EDITED} Well Never mind I finished all 3 of them The P-38 is done too... Now time to fly the dammm things LOL 😉
  46. 2 points
    I finally flew the first Lightning Strikes mission, with the skin pack installed (and yeah, I looked at the skins before installing, and wonder if that's what the mission 4 surprise is). For my taste the mission builder wants the player to fly much too close in formation. And has the player, #2 in a finger-4, flying in #3's position. I'd love to be a German pilot and discover a formation that tight... Anyway, successfully flew, bombed and returned. Saw other aircraft flying, some possibly enemy, but had no air to air engagement. I'm having a hell of a time in IL2 lately though. I'm getting extreme stuttering and freezes, indicated by cpu activity spiking down to zero for up to to three full seconds. I haven't figured out the reason yet, but I suspect a recent Win10 update as that's the only change to the system. If the weather wasn't so dang nice this weekend, I'd have spent some time figuring the issue. Instead, I'm near a lake staying with Meg in a friend's luxurious camper.
  47. 2 points
    Going to give this a go tonight if we get enough comers...
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  49. 2 points
    That is irrelevant. The important thing is what story are we gonna make up for it now?
  50. 2 points
    The old skins will not work, but we do have a ton of talented artists here.
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