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Aimosika
09-17-2005, 03:30 AM
I just had an military re-training near Kouvola, Finland and our first position were around old airfield of Sel√¬§np√¬§√¬§ (we trained against enemy's "armored infantry brigade" attack with our artillery battalion, obviously Russian, not Swedish http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif, anyway this airfield was not common to me but I did find out its history and it had an interesting one. You can read some of it here:
http://www.warbirdforum.com/lampi.htm

And the same in finnish:
http://personal.inet.fi/yhdistys/kymenlaakson.ilmakilta/ilmataistelu.htm

FlatSpinMan
09-17-2005, 05:03 AM
That was a great read. The Campaigns in our sim are kind of like that so i could easily visualise the attack.
Thanks a lot.


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CUJO_1970
09-17-2005, 08:02 AM
Awesome read.

Kuna15
09-17-2005, 08:52 AM
Certainly one of the most interesting rookie flights ever. Very nice read. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Friendly_flyer
09-17-2005, 09:46 AM
That fignt (or at least the set-up) is actually in the game. Go to Single missions>FI>B-354>Day one of the Continuation War. Needless to say, I could not match Mr. Lampi's feat.

Low_Flyer_MkII
09-17-2005, 09:58 AM
Great read,great site. Thank you very much.

SithSpeeder
09-17-2005, 12:28 PM
Agreed! Great read.

Friendly_flyer--thanks for pointing out that mission. I tried it and it was a blast. I should have recorded it, but I got 3 confirmed and my wingman got at least 4 confirmed. At the end of the mission, only three out of 12 enemy bombers made it all the way back to base.

I have a couple of nit-picks with the mission, though. First and foremost, my poor wingman was NEVER ALLOWED to land. The tower kept waving him off until he ran out of gas and had to crash land in an open field (note I was nowhere near the runway or taxiway and was sitting near three tri-motors on a pad). The tower guy just wouldn't let him land! I wanted to shoot the tower, but I had long since run out of ammo. Second, all of the ground objects at our friendly base had German crosses on them (Brewsters, tri-motors, tanks, etc.)--it kinda felt creepy landing there.

* _54th_Speeder *

TROOPER117
09-17-2005, 02:25 PM
Thanks for the link...Really enjoyed the article. Imagine, your first combat..first kills..outfoxed by an enemy gunner..plane damaged...covered in fuel...adrenalin, fear...superb stuff!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Regards...Dave S.

Aimosika
09-17-2005, 05:05 PM
In that finnish story, digging up and returning bones of those >10 russian pilots is included. We Finns still try to find our lost comerades in lost Finnish territory. And when we handed the bones of killed Russian pilots to Russian authority, they were not really exited about it..
In Russia, they have plastic roses to memorate their losses and forget them.
We Finns try to find every lost and disappeared soldier even after 50 years and bring him to home soil.. The Russians not..

Friendly_flyer
09-18-2005, 07:21 AM
I have a couple of nit-picks with the mission, though.

I guess it's FMB-time...