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VFS-214_Hawk
03-18-2007, 02:58 PM
Would anyone be interested in flying something like this? I thought I would try to make it work. Would have to be all stationary ship test runway 2 for ground starts...dogfight map.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/CurtissHawk/SolomanIslands.jpg

VFS-214_Hawk
03-18-2007, 04:05 PM
I have it on hyperlobby as a test dogfight map.

Rabual has A6Ms, Ki-43s, Ki-61s and bombers

Closest Bouganvile has Axis, A6M2 vs F4F

Vella has F4U and P-39
Munda has most Navy and Marine fighters...F4U, F4F, F6F
Guadal has USAAF/P-40, Marines, Navy fighters and bombers.

VFS-214_Hawk
03-19-2007, 04:16 PM
....oh you guys are a hard audience...ur killing me here!

CrazySchmidt
03-21-2007, 04:12 AM
Try posting on the main IL-2 forum, this PF forum is running on empty.

CrazySchmidt. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

VFS-214_Hawk
03-21-2007, 03:13 PM
Darn, thought this was the main forum. Isn't the other forum the General Discussion forum? Thought about posting it in the mission builder forum first but I was really looking for it to be a dogfight map first. If I post it over there I will get yelled at for double posting...

I would like to build it anyway and post it over at missions4today. Don't think I am that good but I will try!

lowfighter
03-21-2007, 11:26 PM
This is an interesting project. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
I don't fly online but I'd still download the map for using in offline missions. Hawk, is it possible to post here some screenshots of the airstrips you built?

-HH-Quazi
03-22-2007, 02:42 AM
I'll create a shortcut to the GD forum to see if you can get any more interest.

VFS-214_Hawk
03-22-2007, 04:44 AM
Thanks guys...

Lowfighter, I haven't made anything yet but just the runways. Nothing will be realistic except the idea of it being the soloman islands...lol

I'll get to work on it and see what I can come up with.

VFS-214_Hawk
03-22-2007, 04:51 AM
Originally posted by -HH-Quazi:
I'll create a shortcut to the GD forum to see if you can get any more interest.

I will put it up on hyper for the day and see what feedback I get.

VF2_Sarge
03-22-2007, 04:30 PM
I'll try it Hawk..I'll see if some of my squad mates want to try it this weekend if you can leave it up.

S!

VFS-214_Hawk
03-22-2007, 04:48 PM
Ok, I will try to add just a few things to it.

Oz_Canuck
03-22-2007, 06:15 PM
Good work..sound very cool....will look for it in HL...thanks!

VFS-214_Hawk
03-22-2007, 06:48 PM
Here is the Ki-61 hangers in Rabaul

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/CurtissHawk/ki61rabaul.jpg


Bettie Hangers
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/CurtissHawk/bettierabual.jpg

VFS-214_Hawk
03-23-2007, 04:43 PM
Barokoma Airstrip on Vella Levella Island.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/CurtissHawk/F4URabaul.jpg

VF2_Sarge
03-23-2007, 07:20 PM
Hawk....You gonna have the server up tonight? Was looking forward to trying it out.

Cheers

joeap
03-24-2007, 03:41 AM
Cool what map is that???

JG53Frankyboy
03-24-2007, 04:49 AM
Kyushu, in the northeastern corner

Antoninus
03-24-2007, 05:56 AM
What's the distance between "Rabaul" and "Guadalcanal" on this map?

VFS-214_Hawk
03-24-2007, 06:50 AM
Originally posted by Antoninus:
What's the distance between "Rabaul" and "Guadalcanal" on this map?

I have not even measured it yet...let me go see what it is.

stansdds
03-24-2007, 07:00 AM
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/CurtissHawk/F4URabaul.jpg

Is it just me or is the Marston mat runway 6 feet thick?

VFS-214_Hawk
03-24-2007, 07:07 AM
Looking at google earth, in real life, it is about 70 miles. As far as the game map, I am not sure how scaled it is. Originally in the islands, its about 640 miles.

Sorry I forgot to load it last night before I went to bed. I didn't stay up to fly or work on it. I had it up all day and no one tried it out. Can't beleave I forgot.

When is the best time to have it up?

Henderson Field non-historic
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/CurtissHawk/henderson.jpg

JG53Frankyboy
03-24-2007, 10:38 AM
the distance is 100km , ~62 miles.

every mapgrid is 10kmx10km in game.

JG53Frankyboy
03-24-2007, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by stansdds:


Is it just me or is the Marston mat runway 6 feet thick?

well, the lower marston map, Testbase3, is giving you only Airstarts on Dogfightmaps - unfortunatly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

in COOP/singleplayer missions you can use the lower one.

VFS-214_Hawk
03-24-2007, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by JG53Frankyboy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stansdds:


Is it just me or is the Marston mat runway 6 feet thick?

well, the lower marston map, Testbase3, is giving you only Airstarts on Dogfightmaps - unfortunatly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

in COOP/singleplayer missions you can use the lower one. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeap, I had to use TR2 in order to get a ground start. TR3 and 4 are used in coops for ground starts. I can use TR3 and 4 in my Midway (Barakoma Airfield) due to the erratic spawn points on the default airfield. I simply covered up the exsisting runways with the mountains object #10. This way I made my runway along the beach. You can also use numerous TR4 in order to be able to taxi on and off TR3.

Here is a screen shot!
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/CurtissHawk/Image2.jpg

LEBillfish
03-25-2007, 08:08 AM
Just a quick note for you Hawk;

Ki-61 were only really at one base of the many around Rabaul and New Britain....The 78th were fully dedicated to the Wewak area, and the 68th was focussed there as well with only the 2nd & 3rd Chutai remaining at Vanakanu for training purposes. Naturally it would of been also utilized as a hop point from Truk....Yet the lions share of planes there would of still been Navy A6M3, G4M's and so on....Rabaul would be the staging point for Navy Ops, where though the 4th Koukuugun did have some claim to New Britain they really focussed on Wewak and Hollandia instead even supplies and new planes more oftern then not brought in from points West. (Island Hopping Route from the Phillipines). A very few Ki-43 about as well from the 1st & 11th.

Also the bases were "very" rural...grass huts and the like yet very well built revetments and AAA like no other.

VFS-214_Hawk
03-25-2007, 09:09 AM
Thanks Leb, great info. I wish we had realistic maps...would be more motivating to recreate more realistic settings. Staring off with the wrong maps, wrong runways...I thought I would just make it simple and a little interesting with some default scenery. I made cross runways but they were too close to each other and caused a default airstart. I ended up staggering them game play. Thus caused a domino effect with everything else. I would like to build two other "airfields" in Rabaul but so far, nobody likes the dogfight map. This with me not having a dedicated server....I think I am waisting my time. I hoped someone would take this and run with it...I am not good enough to build this thing.

JG53Frankyboy
03-25-2007, 09:55 AM
Originally posted by VFS-214_Hawk:
Thanks Leb, great info. I wish we had realistic maps...would be more motivating to recreate more realistic settings. Staring off with the wrong maps, wrong runways...I thought I would just make it simple and a little interesting with some default scenery. I made cross runways but they were too close to each other and caused a default airstart. I ended up staggering them game play. Thus caused a domino effect with everything else. I would like to build two other "airfields" in Rabaul but so far, nobody likes the dogfight map. This with me not having a dedicated server....I think I am waisting my time. I hoped someone would take this and run with it...I am not good enough to build this thing.

perhaps send it to the WarbirsofPrey chaps, Ccrash or Faust ?
perhaps they like it, or can use something of it ?!