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Willey
04-16-2004, 07:06 AM
http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/devupdate/160404/USS_Lexington_1941_01.jpg

http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/fb_development.php

Willey
04-16-2004, 07:06 AM
http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/devupdate/160404/USS_Lexington_1941_01.jpg

http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/fb_development.php

Bearcat99
04-16-2004, 07:24 AM
YOWZA!!!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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spoonfish
04-16-2004, 07:30 AM
Very very cool.

MetalG.
04-16-2004, 07:34 AM
Very nice work.

Oh by the way note the people manning the anti aircraft guns! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif

BarkhornXX
04-16-2004, 07:34 AM
Smokin!!

Eafdawg
04-16-2004, 07:39 AM
The Lexington looks very nice, but it's the B-29 which made my day (or maybe even the whole week!) Great job!

Eaf

Longjocks
04-16-2004, 07:47 AM
Sweet. I was hoping for a carrier in the update. Looking at the slim deck, carrier landings seem all that much more ominous.

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matkal80
04-16-2004, 07:52 AM
wow,even small AA guns are manned.
Never seen sth like this even in sims strictly devoted to ships

How long does it take to make ship like this for this game?

And i hope we will get many

P-DEX
04-16-2004, 08:07 AM
Ooohhh, yeeaaahhhhh....

A very nice carrier model. My congratulations to (whomever) on such a well done ship. And the B-29...man, you know when you see that baby modeled you know that Luthier and Company are serious about this sim. You've already got my $49.99.

Keep on makin' me proud, boys!

DONB3397
04-16-2004, 08:07 AM
Nice work. This looks promising!

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Capt._Tenneal
04-16-2004, 08:13 AM
Wow. A very good dev. update. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif The Maddox games constantly amaze me. If they could take the time to model even the Japanese tanks, which are essentially targets for the players is remarkable. Same as they did for FB.

About the Lex: what size were those main guns (were they the main guns ?) ? Five inchers, 8-inchers ? I didn't know they had quite a bit of those.

I'm eagerly waiting for the next PF dev. update. Maybe a screenshot of one of the islands with airbase (Henderson Field *hint,hint*)

taisto_s
04-16-2004, 08:28 AM
I had a lousy day at work, but that image really made me smile. Thanks!! GREAT WORK!

heywooood
04-16-2004, 09:21 AM
OOOOHHHH YYEEAAHHH!!!!

THATS what I'M talkin' ABOUT !!!


errr...ummm.. very nice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

insert Howard Dean SCREAM here

DuxCorvan
04-16-2004, 09:44 AM
Nice! I also like the little men... but... are they wearing brand new jeans or what...? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

brasil66
04-16-2004, 09:44 AM
Take a good look now, because it wont be around long in the game. As we all know, it went down in the Coral See in April(?) 1942!

BUMMER! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

brasil66
04-16-2004, 09:46 AM
Dux. Thats PRECISELY what they are wearing only they called them dungarees and were standard issue for most ordinary seamen.
And its the navy...so they had to keep them looking spiffy and clean! :-)

matkal80
04-16-2004, 09:55 AM
but Saratoga (sister ship of LEX) saw action during invasion of Iwo Jima 1945

http://www.mountainwizard.net/Saratoga/10listtostarboard.jpg

http://www.mountainwizard.net/Saratoga/10holocost.jpg

[This message was edited by matkal80 on Fri April 16 2004 at 09:22 AM.]

BarkhornXX
04-16-2004, 10:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Capt._Tenneal:
About the Lex: what size were those main guns (were they the main guns ?) ? Five inchers, 8-inchers ? I didn't know they had quite a bit of those.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Those are 8 inchers - believe it or not - as the Lexington and Saratoga were laid down as battlecruisers but were converted to carriers as part of the provisions of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. The guns were available and were incorporated into the design.

The Saratoga underwent numerous refits - as part of her bad luck in catching torpedoes - during the war, so at some point her 8 inchers were removed in favor of additional AA armament that would actually have some use.

JAS_Gripen
04-16-2004, 10:21 AM
http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/devupdate/160404/Boeing_B-29_Superfortress_07_s.jpg

Hmm, I thought they pulled off all turret armament for the night blitzing, though this is probably not worth the extra modeling.

bhunter2112
04-16-2004, 11:30 AM
Amazing detail on the ships - my frame rates and stutters should be a problem now - I need a new computer before PF.
PS pray for flyable B-29 !

Giganoni
04-16-2004, 11:58 AM
Chi-ha is looking pretty good. Looks like someone payed attention to decals too. Looks like it is from the First Tank Regiment, Third Company.

Capt._Tenneal
04-16-2004, 12:40 PM
I know. Ever since the original IL-2, the attention to detail paid to even the "targets" (armor, vehicles, and ships) are very good that I half wish we could be tank commanders or ship captains also. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

P-DEX
04-16-2004, 01:11 PM
"Amazing detail on the ships - my frame rates and stutters should be a problem now - I need a new computer before PF."


I wouldn't worry about that too much, bhunter2112. Carriers don't usually operate that close to land so I'm sure you'll be flying over water a lot more than land. I'm thinking coastal maps (??)

But then again, have we come to any definitive conclusion on how big some of these maps are going to be yet? The Pacific is quite a big watering hole, ya know...

ASH at S-MART
04-16-2004, 01:14 PM
http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/devupdate/160404/USS_Lexington_1941_02.jpg WOW!

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Taylortony
04-16-2004, 03:06 PM
well thats no good we will fall down that big hole when we land http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif and where is the swimming pool??????????? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

heywooood
04-16-2004, 05:16 PM
TT -

Its not "The Love Boat"..

Its "love the Boat!" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Texas LongHorn
04-16-2004, 05:59 PM
I surprised no one has mentioned the obvious that in a number of the shots you can see not only the elevators open but into part of the hanger deck. That and the inclusion of the "little dudes" on the guns is just icing on the cake. I can't wait to see how they handle the elevators in the sim, this is gonna' be GREAT! LongHorn

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MustangWZI
04-16-2004, 09:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Longjocks:
Sweet. I was hoping for a carrier in the update. Looking at the slim deck, carrier landings seem all that much more ominous.

http://users.tpg.com.au/mpdeans/misc/midgesign2.gif _"Thanks for the inspiration to rise above you all."_<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm waiting for some essex pics because that thin deck scares me too! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif

P.S. That's my educated guess. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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michaelbjork
04-17-2004, 09:56 AM
WOW Kool ship and B-29 bomber!! Cant wait to see some Japanese planes and ships!! Keep up the good work!!

owlwatcher
04-17-2004, 10:21 AM
The Lex is really looking good in the prewar setup. Great work.
Will prewar AC be available to out fit her?
Loved the coloring on prewar planes.
Will the ship handle like in real life? Only asking cause the Lex was suppose to handle poorly.
Will war time time upgrades to the Lex be made?