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KG51-Edelweis
02-19-2006, 01:18 PM
Konnichiwa!
Are there any Japanese pilots here? As most Japanese squadrons seem to have closed down or are dead silent. I myself am still rather new to PF but have played IL2 for years although mainly offline. Would be nice to exchange ideas, as it seems everyone here is only flying the reds.
My favorite planes on PF are the Ki 61 the three verions of the Ki 84 (love playing bomber hunter)
also like to fly every once in awhile the "Oscar"
It would be interesting also to see the Fugaku-G
that is a big plane! This one would also be interesting as there are only a few sea planes in Pf on the blue side:
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/cl-pln8/images18/97FB.jpg

sayonara!
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/nakajima/nakajima-saito/images11/Mark.jpg

tigertalon
02-19-2006, 03:01 PM
Mavis wold be a great addition, indeed.

(btw: many people here fly blue, be sure http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif)

KG51-Edelweis
02-19-2006, 03:25 PM
Will have to check that, but that will have to wait a bit as my computer needs a bit more on ram
PF is a bit bumpy sometimes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
Yes two and more engined Japanese planes are rather rare on PF compared to the red side.
Hope one day there will be some more added! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/nakajima/nakajima-saito/images11/Mark.jpg

J_Anonymous
02-19-2006, 05:08 PM
Yes, I am here.... Mavis (known as type 97 in Japan) would be interesting, but the designing of Fugaku was far from complete even in 1945.

I don't live in Japan but know that Japanese Pacific Fighters enthusiasts read these UBI forums and talk about them in their own forums in Japanese. Only the English version of PF is on sale in Japan, but you can see a fair number of players in stats pages of on-line servers (AFJ, 334th, UK etc.). Some of them have spectacular skills (I saw a Japanese player at the top of AFJ stats a few months ago with hundreds of kills.) It seems that FB was translated and sold in Japan, but I have no idea how many copies were sold and how many people still play it. It's too bad that the Japanese versions of CFS2 and CFS3 are still on sale in Japan, along with expansion packs of A6M Zero's etc. for the Japanese market. I am sure more Japanese players will come out here if they feel this forum becomes free of (either conceived or real) harrassment and welcoming. Unless they can read English, they can't play PF, which means that all those Japanese players you see in on-line servers have at least some English skills.

KG51-Edelweis
02-19-2006, 06:12 PM
Hallo J_Anonymous,
yes you are right about the Fugaku, I guess you can say the same for several very late German planes too! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif More fitting would be something along the lines of the Kawasaki Ki-48
http://www.airwar.ru/transfer/grishan///camms/ar/1063/pics/65_1.jpg
I just wanted to point out that on the Japanese side there are almost 50% less planes than on the otherside. You are right without English you have a problem with PF not matter from which country you come from unless it is a english speaking country. I was fortunate to grow up bilingual. Yes I know very well how it is like originating from a country that was on the loosing side of the II WW have heard more than my share of remarks....although not here, still new here.
But I do very much hope that more will join in,
might help eliminate those problems!
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/nakajima/nakajima-saito/images11/Mark.jpg

SnailRunner
02-19-2006, 08:54 PM
Well..."Old" Japanese pilot here. Been flying Japanese since 2002. Only been flying allied since summer last year, but with the new campaign starting up, you will find me in the KI-43 soon again http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

LEBillfish
02-20-2006, 12:34 AM
Konnichiha Edelweis;
Flying as Ktu*78th*Sentai with the 78th*Sentai, a group of friends and myself fly regularly as JAFC....In fact last night we were in a one night Battle for the Solomons vs. the WW's....Before that did Santa Cruz, AVG in China, and Singapore before that...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/78th/78thflag.gif

tonyt1960
02-20-2006, 12:49 AM
Konnichiwa!

Wouldnt it be nice if all our worlds differences could be settled online in multiplayer? It sure would be alot less expensive! lol... Politicians need to learn something from the gaming community...

Me being an F4U lover, i'd sure like to see more meatballs over the Pacific as well...

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

sukebeboy
02-20-2006, 02:35 AM
Hi. I'm in Japan, but I really don't like online games. I tried a few times through Ubisoft, but I could never get it to work and I'm too lazy to go about installing and setting up hyperlobby.

nakamura_kenji
02-20-2006, 03:53 AM
number many dedicate japanese pilot fly zeke v wildcat server, i fly sunday morning often feather also on ^_^

me/friends squadron skins i make
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/nakamura_kenji/3finishyaya.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/nakamura_kenji/Unrank1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/nakamura_kenji/niceyaya.jpg

use beutiful jester-ink ki-61 template/ jadehwak j2m3 template

tonyt1960
02-20-2006, 04:38 AM
Wow, very nice job!

Feathered_IV
02-20-2006, 06:37 AM
*waves to Kenji-san*

I love that black and white Hein on the left btw http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif.

Edelweis, Hyperlobby is a pretty small thing to download and takes only a few minutes to install and configure. Its well worth it!

If you really can't be @rsed though, just select multiplay from your Il-2 menu and type 69.9.37.146:21005 into the space. That'll get you there too.

Hopefully we'll see you sometime soon http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

nakamura_kenji
02-20-2006, 06:40 AM
feather check here ^_^

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/5671094414

ps pm tomorrow check ok ^_^

TgD Thunderbolt56
02-20-2006, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by sukebeboy:
Hi. I'm in Japan, but I really don't like online games. I tried a few times through Ubisoft, but I could never get it to work and I'm too lazy to go about installing and setting up hyperlobby.

Then try the AllSeeingEye. It's got a cleaner interface, is also free and gives IP information as well so if you didnt wat to join through it, you could still get the IP addy and join directly if you so choose.

TB

sledgehammer2
02-20-2006, 03:52 PM
Hello,

My favorite ride is the Corsair but I love all warbirds and especially the JNAF and IJA planes. I am delighted we finally got the Jack and also happy that we will get another version of it (J2M5) in the paid-addon this summer. If I heard correctly we are also getting the George as a flyable around that time. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif This was great news for me.

Welcome and happy flying.
Regards,
Sledgehammer2

KG51-Edelweis
02-20-2006, 03:58 PM
Wow!
Glad that I am not the only odd ball flying the blues!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Hi LEBillfish, I would be interested in seeing your squadron, but as I mentioned I have to do a little bit of fixing on my computer (ram-wise) hope to have that either this week or next week fixed. But as I am new to PF and a long time offline flyer of IL2 I don´t know if I am good enough, but I sure would welcome a exchange of ideas! Do you have a url for your squadron? Where do you fly at?

Yes tonyt1960, you are right the world would be a lot more peaceful if things could just be sorted out virtually, unfortunately it isn´t so that spoils it for lots of people, and lots of talent and ideas are so lost.

Hi nakamura_kenji, very nice skins! Like especially the bottom one very much! Is it based on an original? Would enjoy trying that too, up to now haven´t tried doing art with the computer but still do it the old fashioned way using paper, pencils and paint.

Hi Feathered_IV will do that! Should be at the latest in two weeks alive and flying online! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Sort of a dopey question, are there any books that can be recomended for proper Japanese paint designs on the planes? I have recently ordered this book from the Osprey series: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1841761613/pacificwreckdata
which is writen by Koji Takaki.
I know with translations sometimes things are bungled up, but I am a beginner on Japanese, have been taking courses the last year and a half and that now on two continents!
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/nakajima/nakajima-saito/images11/Mark.jpg

J_Anonymous
02-20-2006, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by KG51-Edelweis:
I know with translations sometimes things are bungled up, but I am a beginner on Japanese, have been taking courses the last year and a half and that now on two continents!
Your future is bright and promissing... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

J_Anonymous
02-20-2006, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by sukebeboy:
Hi. I'm in Japan, but I really don't like online games. I tried a few times through Ubisoft, but I could never get it to work and I'm too lazy to go about installing and setting up hyperlobby.
I didn't enjoy the servers on ubi, and almost threw away this sim. I am not sure if it's worth attempting to make the ubi connection work (I struggled with it too, and I don't even know how and why my connection with ubi began to work).

But you are actually missing a lot by not playing on-line through Hyper Lobby. There are some great, firendly servers with nice friendly people from all over the world. Downloading and installing Hyperlobby is faily straightforward. The only tricks you need to know are, (1) choose your callsign (on-line name) and password on the right hand side of the screen, (2) "confirm" (type again) the password "in the chat box," which appears at the bottom of the center part of the screen, [return] (3) then type your e-mail address [return]. I could not figure out the step (2) and (3) for a loooong time for some stupid reason. I highly recommend to try hyperlobby. One warning though; on-line dogfighting is very addictive, and could be brutal in the beginning....

Feathered_IV
02-21-2006, 02:58 AM
feather check here ^_^

OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JFC_Rainman
02-21-2006, 05:05 AM
See www.jfcmil.com (http://www.jfcmil.com)

You can find all basic info needed to get up your gear in link above.

We have axis and allied wings.

We currently fly campaigns in pacific theatre and like you guys have stated most of people want to fly allied planes due better armour and bigger variety of planes and arming.

Currently we are recruiting few more active pilots to join in - and naturally I will recommend to fly in Axis colours over pacific.

If virtual squadron is not in your interest, fly a few loops in server and do you best!!

We have server running in pacific maps in hyperlobby standalone side so feel free to join into action.

KG51-Edelweis
02-21-2006, 03:19 PM
Hi J_Anonymous,
well I suppose my knowledge of Japanese is good enought to embarass myself real good! I am very fond of Japan, and hope to make it over there one day! My wifes cousin has been living in Japan for over four years, and it sounds very interesting!
But it is never a mistake to speak a few languages! Opens lots of doors! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
By the way sort of out of interest I know there is a German and a French Pacific Fighters Forum do the Japanese have also one, or do they only have this U.S. one?
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/nakajima/nakajima-saito/images11/Mark.jpg

nakamura_kenji
02-21-2006, 03:31 PM
squadron scheme no historical base design shinsengumi uniform/flag ^_^

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/nakamura_kenji/409px-Shinsengumi-mannequins.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/nakamura_kenji/taiki_akaL.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/nakamura_kenji/ki-61_.jpg

no release public sorry

J_Anonymous
02-21-2006, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by KG51-Edelweis:
Hi J_Anonymous,
well I suppose my knowledge of Japanese is good enought to embarass myself real good! I am very fond of Japan, and hope to make it over there one day! My wifes cousin has been living in Japan for over four years, and it sounds very interesting!
But it is never a mistake to speak a few languages! Opens lots of doors! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
By the way sort of out of interest I know there is a German and a French Pacific Fighters Forum do the Japanese have also one, or do they only have this U.S. one?
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/nakajima/nakajima-saito/images11/Mark.jpg
I emigrated from Japan years ago. I am rather unfamiliar with the current affair in Japan. I can still read Japanese very well, but often have difficulty in writing kanji by hand (word processors make writing much easier, because I can just pick one kanji from many potential selections provided by the computer). To my knowledge, there is no Japanese Pacific Fighters forum, but I found many squadron servers and their forum by google.co.jp. It seems that they even hold friendly competitions with squads in China. I found a couple of IP addresses of Japanese on-line servers in those webs, and connected, but found nobody playing. I think some Japanese servers are reluctant to publicize their presence in the international community because they had very bad experience with rude players in the past. I saw one site which specifically mentions about it. That's really a pity. But I am sure they will welcome friendly visitors from abroad to their forum and servers.

KG51-Edelweis
02-21-2006, 03:45 PM
Hmm I am blind didn´t see your posting till I took a second look!
Reading Japanese is still a very weak side, I can understand a little but I am still tackeling those Kanji´s.
I myself have just recently moved from Germany to Canada. So pronounciatian is easier as there are verious tons that are very simular to tons you have in German too. I only wished I had started with this far earlier, as I think in younger years you pick up languages far easier.
Would be interested if you wish to share those mentioned servers. If you don´t want them public just PM me.
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/nakajima/nakajima-saito/images11/Mark.jpg

KG51-Edelweis
02-21-2006, 03:50 PM
Hi nakamura_kenji,
well it is very nice art work!
But on planes I think I am a bit old fashioned and prefer to stay with what was used then.
I know individual German planes had special paint jobs done, did the Japanese have that done too?
I know that they switched planes a lot so that no one really had "their" own plane.
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/nakajima/nakajima-saito/images11/Mark.jpg

nakamura_kenji
02-21-2006, 03:58 PM
Lt naoshi kanno had n1k2-ja paint with two yellow stripe behind cockpit, no comman but happen yes

just call kenji save type family name ^_^

J_Anonymous
02-21-2006, 04:06 PM
I pressed a wrong button above, revised it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

J_Anonymous
02-21-2006, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by nakamura_kenji:
Lt naoshi kanno had n1k2-ja paint with two yellow stripe behind cockpit, no comman but happen yes

just call kenji save type family name ^_^

See this movie clip of N1K2-Ja shidenkai created with computer graphics by somebody in Japan. That's exactly the plane kenji is talking about, right?

http://www.angel.ne.jp/~tochy/airplane/dws/shiden-kai.mpg (http://www.angel.ne.jp/%7Etochy/airplane/dws/shiden-kai.mpg)

nakamura_kenji
02-21-2006, 04:17 PM
find real picture ^_^

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/nakamura_kenji/N1K-12s.jpg

KG51-Edelweis
02-21-2006, 04:22 PM
Hi Kenji o.k.
will do! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
J_Anonymous
Yes I know that site very nice plane like it very much!
But that other film on that site: http://www.angel.ne.jp/~tochy/airplane/1945/1945.mpg (http://www.angel.ne.jp/%7Etochy/airplane/1945/1945.mpg)
I found a bit disturbing, although it features one of my favorite planes the Ki84 but first of all a Japanese film where you see a U.S. plane firing for no visible reason at a house, and then having very spectacularly the Japanese planes shot down?
I don´t know, I couldn´t do that, I would always think it might be a relative of mine in that plane.....I know a distant relative was a pilot on the German side, but what he flew and what became of him I don´t know, only know of my closer family.
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/nakajima/nakajima-saito/images11/Mark.jpg

KG51-Edelweis
02-21-2006, 04:32 PM
Hi Kenji,
nice photo!
This one is also odd: http://www.warbirdpictures.com/NavyJB&W2/A5M-29s.jpg
as I haven´t seen photos yet where there are big Kanjis on the wings, or was that not so unusual?
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/nakajima/nakajima-saito/images11/Mark.jpg

KG51-Edelweis
02-21-2006, 04:35 PM
Hi J_Anonymous,
edited my post further up because I thought I had over seen your post! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/nakajima/nakajima-saito/images11/Mark.jpg

J_Anonymous
02-21-2006, 04:52 PM
I am somewhat reluctant to get into this topic, Edelweis, but since you asked... "Joy ride" by allied figher pilots over Japan's main islands was fairly common in 1945. I know 2 people who were both about 5-6 years old and they both survived strafing, by diving into muddy water of rice field. My sense is that the creator of that movie clip wanted to reproduce the resigned emotion of the vast majority of civilian population at the time, including those little children. They were longing for peace, safety, food, and all essential supplies of life, including.... SHOES! Notice that the Japanese kid in the movie clip is barefooted.

KG51-Edelweis
02-21-2006, 05:06 PM
Hi J_Anonymous,
I can understand that, war is no fun event and I wouldn´t wish that for anyone!
Well you had that in Europe too. I remember a story from my grandmother who was in a refuge treck in the very east of Germany heading west wards with three small children, thats my dad inculded and they where frequently attacked by low flying fighter planes. How they made it through that I don´t know, but grandmother told me how things looked like after such a attack and it was terrible. I guess that film just rang some memories awake of my grandmother.
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/nakajima/nakajima-saito/images11/Mark.jpg

KG51-Edelweis
02-22-2006, 03:15 PM
Hope that didn´t sound that down and out...just don´t like it when civilian targets are taken.
If I wasn´t a plane freak I wouldn´t be here! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/nakajima/nakajima-saito/images11/Mark.jpg