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02-20-2006, 07:27 PM
Hello everyone, name's treladero and I've been an avid fan of IL-2 for quite some time. I've frequented these forums a lot but I've decided to actaully sign up now lol. Now to get to business, I have been toying with the idea of somehow modding the RCAF into IL-2 seeing as I am from Canada, and I would like to hear everyone's oppinion and any advice you all might have.Thank you

02-20-2006, 08:43 PM
By all means try for it...but so far any of my plans to do a RCAF campaign would appear on the GB folder as the medals, officer ranks, and aircraft markings are near identical.

Its ironic that I've done campaigns for so many differen airforces but not yet the Canadians...my own country.

I imagine a No.401 squadron campaign flying Spitfires from Normandy will eventually appear http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-20-2006, 10:25 PM
that always bothered me...it would be nice

02-20-2006, 10:58 PM

02-21-2006, 09:04 AM
One way to get involved in the RCAF is to join our squadron!! W00T Shameless plug! If joining a squadron is something you would like to try out, the 403rd RCAF Squadron is always recruiting.

www.rcafac.com (http://www.rcafac.com)

this may not be directly what you were looking for in your original post, but I thought I would let you know we existed!

02-21-2006, 01:38 PM
Thanks for the invite, I may not be the best pilot but I just may try my luck http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif As for making the RCAF, it will be a lot of work, but I am willing to dedicate myself to bringing this project to fruition. Not like I pay much attention in school these days anyways http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

02-21-2006, 01:41 PM
Have you met jocko417 yet? He normally hangs out in the Skinner's forum. Very good at Canadian skins. You can download his work from Flying Legends.

02-21-2006, 04:02 PM
Thanks, I'll be sure to check his stuff out

02-21-2006, 07:03 PM
The only thing you'd need to add for RCAF would be a Canadian voice pack. US isn't quite the same and "Canuck" back in the 40's would be a litle rougher and more rural than it sounds now as well. And you 'ave to trow some 'eavy quebecois accent in 'dere too for de realism. (Brings up a mental image of an Elephant pilot skin of Maurice Richard in a Habs sweater.)

I'm from T-O BTW.

02-21-2006, 07:41 PM
being a fellow Canuck and always on the hunt for RCAF related material for IL2 go for it!
Bless Crop-Duster for having Kristorf making RCAF Mossie Skins! the more the better

02-21-2006, 09:24 PM
My brother made a few historial RCAF skins. He did an aircraft called the Edmonton Special, one flown by Bremner which had the same markings, and another flown by another RCAF pilot. I only have Bremner's aircraft on my hdd, but I made some screenshots.

Fortunately, these skins still exist. Some others that he made were sucked into the black abyss with the rest of IL2 skins' contents.

A lot of blood and sweat went into this, if I recall correctly. He had quite the portfolio built up of research, with colour charts samples and the whole she-bang.

Having trouble getting it to load properly. I'v ebeen having network problems.. I'll try to make it work at a decent resolution.

02-21-2006, 10:50 PM
There being so many fellow Canucks on these boards, I'd say you'd have lots of support.

I think Dubbo was going to make a Malta campaign...maybe after he releases Castaways 2.

How 'bout it Dub?

As for voice pack, there is a great line from the book "All the Fine Young Eagles - in the cockpit iwth Canda's Second World War Fighter Pilots" by David Bashow (great, great read my fellow Canucks).

Arthur Jewett, a Spit pilot with 441, talks about about a conversation with his girlfriend - a WAAF at a radar station. Her various duties included recording radio conversations between all the aircraft on her frequency.

"that day, we were doing something out over the Channel near the French coast and the language got a bit rough. She had been on duty that day and had been required to record all the various comments and snippets...verbatim if possible. We met, and on our way to the cinema, she looked at me and very seriously said, "I say, Arthur; could I ask you a question" "When you Canadians are in the air in your bloody Spitfires, do you know any words that DON'T start with the letter 'F'"?

I had to laugh when I read this.