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msalama
12-09-2007, 01:06 AM
Now this might be an old topic, but what the hell http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

My reasons:

* I think WW2 warbirds are the coolest machines EVER created by mankind, period. You want raw power, you got it! Cars? Pffft...
* I'm an avid amateur historian, and WWII w/ its consequences largely created the world we're still living in.

And yours?

fabianfred
12-09-2007, 01:48 AM
I am of the post war generation... born in 1952.
My father was in the army so he loved books/documentaries/movies about the war..
and as kids my brother and I started making airfix kits of planes/tanks etc....then we got the little airfix sets of men at 1/72 scale and I discovered a book about war games in the library.
We went on from there to play war games with napoleonic/american civil war/ and other theatres..

...but I remember dreaming... as kids do...how it would be if my small battlefields could come to life and do it all themselves.

I never flew any flight-sims before Il2.... but the ability to construct complex land/sea/air battles in the FMB... and watch them in progress.... ALMOST makes my dreams come true

BSS_CUDA
12-09-2007, 06:52 AM
Your reasons for playing combat flight sims?
I can't afford the real thing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

leitmotiv
12-09-2007, 07:27 AM
Crazy about the machines, the history, the operations, and the tactics. A really good combat flight sim is a hoot---unfortunately, there are only two really good ones in the period which interests me (WWI-Vietnam): IL-2 46 and BOBII.

RxMan
12-09-2007, 07:31 AM
I was the right age to see it as a kid,
born 1940, been in my head ever since.

SeaFireLIV
12-09-2007, 07:48 AM
1.I always loved the freedom of flying high and away.

2.I love fighting for what`s right.

3.I like being the one reacting to being attacked by somebody for no reason.

4.The enemy is to me the perfect enemy in a total war that`s way less ambiguous than all the rest. WWII was a good war to fight to end.

buzzsaw1939
12-09-2007, 07:53 AM
Originally posted by RxMan:
I was the right age to see it as a kid,
born 1940, been in my head ever since.

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LEBillfish
12-09-2007, 07:59 AM
Well my entire education has taken place in a house full of ex-military men, who are all very technical in nature, yet also very aggressive and tactical.....So when taking up any subject to learn basics from (reading, writing, basic learning, computer skills), these were the most available to learn from and had the most information about....

Knowing of my background one of the very few innocent things that could be used to give me a foundation for learning was a balsa-wood and paper Pfalz DIII model that a store owner had help me make as a child (a whole other story)...So, to get me active doing something to where I'd have to apply and grow these new abilities, for computer practice I was given a RB1, then RB2, (eventually RB3d) CD.

The library though full of all sorts of books having many on military history and technical aspects, naturally shifted my learning to that subject.....It was also something I could talk with the guys about easily and held their interest.......

So in the end, a learning tool to help me learn precision and research....Reading and writing shifting off to Dark Age fantasy based adult RPGs, recreation hunting and fishing.

I am a woman created by men.....

GIAP.Shura
12-09-2007, 08:56 AM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:

I am a woman created by men.....

?

http://uashome.alaska.edu/~jndfg20/website/bride.gif

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I'm probably interested in combat flight sims from bad early sci-fi films from the seventies and eighties with the space combat just being air combat in disguise. One of my favourite early computer games was Gunship on the C64, although this was quickly superseded by Project Stealth Fighter. The extra complexity and thought required for these games just blew me away, even if it did require 15 minute waits to load up a mission.

DuxCorvan
12-09-2007, 09:12 AM
My dad was crazy about planes, my bro and me were also crazy about it since kids -books, model kits, art- so it's like experimenting as an adult what I always imagined as a kid, with some plastic kit in my hands.

That, and that I'm an immature, juvenile nerdo.


Originally posted by LEBillfish:
I am a woman created by men.....

That explains the excellent attention to detail. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

AKA_TAGERT
12-09-2007, 09:20 AM
Dang.. I need a reason?

x6BL_Brando
12-09-2007, 10:06 AM
Yup, I'm a 49er and I remember the fun we had with Airfix models. Running a thin cord from the upstairs bedroom and sliding the planes down it into the garden - me and my buddy would put a firecracker (a 1d banger) in the fuselage, light the fuse and let it slide.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif .....my Dad went nuts when he found out, stopped my pocket-money for a whole month http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif A whole ten shillings! Fifty pence! I could buy a flight of spitfires for that. Now it's worth a packet of cigarette papers.

B

BrotherVoodoo
12-09-2007, 10:07 AM
I love flying, period. I fly this sim because I am in love with the era and the planes. I fly others but this one is special.

zardozid
12-09-2007, 10:28 AM
I loved WW1 "dogfight" movies as a kid...my father also played a role in enabling my interest in WW2 fighter's as he was a member of the "glider club" in collage (during the war) and had the bug as a young man himself... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

buddye1
12-09-2007, 10:42 AM
I have always love aircraft and spent years helping my father restore a 1938 Luscome tail dragger. It was a total restore and a real grabber A/C.We flew it for years to many air shows until it was completely destroyed in a Texas tornado.

I have never wanted to fly again as I loved the restored Luscome. I went to flight Sims as my job was software and I loved it. Later I joined the BDG to work on a fight Sim and I have been working on BOBI, BOBII or Mig as a coder in C++ for many years.

Strange how things happen.

csThor
12-09-2007, 10:46 AM
Interest in WW2 aviation and military history. Flight sims make the whole thing a bit less dry at times http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Lodovik
12-09-2007, 10:55 AM
I've been a prop plane enthusiast since childhood. One of my earliest memories is of admiring an WW2 era Tupolev bomber that was used as a road side attraction by a gas station close by our home.

By grade school I was building WW1 & 2 model fighters and reading pilots' memoirs (and Battler Briton comics). No limits to my joy when I realized that that my paternal grampa had been an actual fighter pilot in JKRV (Jugoslovensko Kraljevsko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo) and RAF!

Years later, in a similar stroke of luck, it turned out that my wife's grandma grew up in the Finnish Aerial Warfare School at Kauhava during the 1920's and 30s' and all seven of her brothers served in FAF in some capacity. There have been some great stories I've heard from her over coffee and biscuits during the years.

When flight games originally came along in the early eighties I was hooked and haven't looked back since.
And finally an old dream of mine is coming true as I have a possibility to make a professional career in aircraft history. Then I'll be able to get paid for playing sims to my hearts content and calling it "research" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

han freak solo
12-09-2007, 01:50 PM
"Your reasons for playing combat flight sims?" - msalama

Because a bunch of cool geniuses made them.

Otherwise I'd be stuck with only reading about history, making models, and going to airshows. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Plus the fact my grandpa was a C-87 pilot in the USAAF back then kick started my addiction. I've been coming here for treatment, but y'all are a bunch of enablers. Shame, shame. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

ploughman
12-09-2007, 01:51 PM
Too right. Because I can.

Metatron_123
12-09-2007, 01:52 PM
Kool. I remember loving 'propeller planes' as a child, I also have fond memories of watching 'Empire Of The Sun'. I rewatched it recently and I guess I know why. It's a brilliant film.
When I was around 12 I got obsessed with watching documentaries on world war 2 and I guess the interests merged.
I now love world war two aviation and everything else from that era. More generally I love everything from the cars to the fashion of the 30s-50s http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Targ
12-09-2007, 01:53 PM
It's fun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Stew278
12-09-2007, 03:15 PM
Actually I'm not sure why I enjoy flight sims, or any video games for that matter. I always tell myself I could be doing something more productive, but I keep wasting my leisure time playing them.

For some reason I was fascinated with military aircraft as a kid. I spent a lot of time reading or watching shows about them and making models or drawings of them. Playing flight sims is just the continuation of that interest it would seem.

Divine-Wind
12-09-2007, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by Stew278:
For some reason I was fascinated with military aircraft as a kid. I spent a lot of time reading or watching shows about them and making models or drawings of them. Playing flight sims is just the continuation of that interest it would seem.
Same here. I love planes, always have, and while Flight Simulator is fun, it's not near as crazy or fun as a Hyperlobby dogfight server. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Memphis Belle, for example, was one of my favorite movies as a kid (Still is lol), and now I get to sort of play that, and other scenarios, out with Il-2, the CFS series, etc.

LEXX_Luthor
12-09-2007, 08:49 PM
As a squish, I started out with an astronomy hobby...

...so I saw satellites high overhead after sunset which...

...started me reading about planets and the spacecraft that go there.

Then the big rockets that fired up the spacecraft which...

...ALL somehow derived from military rockets.

Then the things that got in the way of sky and star viewing, such as clouds and aircraft -- and their high contrails which I assume were never expected before the 1930s.

Then the rockets that were made to kill airplanes, and rockets made for airplanes to kill airplanes.

Then guns, and pilots made to kill pilots, and aviation from balloons to X-15. Higher Faster Further was the theme in aviation until...

...it all died about 1960 after McNamara, Kruschev, and Sandys allied together to favour ballistic missiles while military aircraft retreated to low altitude and embarassingly slow speeds -- kinda like a retreat to Turn and Burn. I think if the XB-70 was mass produced, we'd be at Mars by now, and the Cold War over a bit early in the 1970s. There were plans to use the bomber as a satellite launcher, and any in-kind B-70 replacement would have taken military aviation to the border of space and beyond decades ago.

...all that, and the current generation of Turn~n~Burn "samarai" superHUDjetdogfighters all look the same, made by the post-Cold War merged McDonellDouglas/MiG/NortrhopGrumman/Sukhoi Corporation.


Finally back on topic -- Combat flight The Sims offer a way to visually explore this history in an immersive and artistic way and combine the aircraft with a meanginful battlefield environment higher, faster, and further into the sky.

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Loco-S
12-09-2007, 09:17 PM
My father was a pilot, my mom was a stewardess, I grew up surrounded by pilots, airports and such ( plus a couple of family members were in WW2 and Korea), naturally I wanted to be a pilot, then a fighter pilot, and because of some small astigmatism, I couldnt, so I began to fly civilian airplanes ( I flew for 8 years before learning to drive a car) my first combat simulator was SWOTL, then TFX, then CFS1, and finally IL-2..

Messaschnitzel
12-09-2007, 10:48 PM
For me, flight sims are an adult version of running around ouside with the plastic models that I built along with playing with the 10 cent balsa wood gliders. (We also used to fill up plastic garbage bags with gas from the outlets in the house and then tape a paper towel to the end of it, light the towel and then let er go! Once they got to about 50-60 ft. it would go up like the Hindenburg.)

Phas3e
12-09-2007, 11:07 PM
Started out as a childhood thing with aeroplanes.
First sim being EAW, and IL2 got into skinning which has started a major thing with camo schemes of aircraft from WW1 to present day.

WTE_Ibis
12-10-2007, 12:53 AM
Cos there's nuth'n on tele worth watching at night.

Well no, I've always loved aircraft. My best m8 and I went to join up but I was refused, colour blind.
Jeff went on to be a Wing Commander and flew Sabres in the Malayan fracus.
I got to have a few lessons in a Piper.
Just one of lifes little setbacks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif


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Ishmael932
12-10-2007, 01:08 PM
In my last life I was a P-47 Jug pilot flying ground attack missions over France when I was shot down and killed.

leitmotiv
12-10-2007, 01:33 PM
Beats "Monopoly."

Doolittle81
12-10-2007, 01:55 PM
I've always had the feeling (and disappointment) that I was born one generation too late...born during WWII rather than participating in it.

I also did the Airfix and Revell model airplane and Ship building...including the painting and decaling of them...and then blowing them up with firecrackers. We used to sail the plastic surface ships down a nearby stream, race ahead, then toss "AshCan" firecrackers at them as they sailed past us...(Ashcan fuses didn't extinguish in the water).

Went on to do 28 years in US Air Force, including the better part of six years in SouthEast Asia/Vietnam. That didn't live up to the WWII "experience" of my youth, and to which I've now returned via Sims in my old age. I'd definitely much rather fly a FW190 or Spitfire than a Stealth Fighter or a Raptor, etc...any day of the week.

Skunk_438RCAF
12-10-2007, 03:08 PM
I have the same reasons as msalama. I think cars are so boring.

My dad is a pilot, I'm an aircraft mechanic. I've always been fascinated by aircraft.

Sturm_Williger
12-10-2007, 04:55 PM
Love aircraft, history, military history. And I've been a gamer (games of skill) since I can remember.

Combat flight sims require skill in bags. Someday I may get some bags of skill, but in the meantime, I get bags of fun. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

crucislancer
12-10-2007, 05:02 PM
I've always been facenated with the technology, it's the closest I will ever come to flying a warplane, from any era. My interest in military history in general and aviation in particular comes from my Dad. He was an Army officer throughout most of my life, and he majored in history in college. About half of his library is dedicated to military history, with a good majority about WWII. While a good deal of that was about ground warfare, he did have some books about aviation that were perfect for a little kid to get into: Lot's of big pictures of beautiful warplanes.

So, when I play an air combat game, I think I'm trying to revlive those stories I would read as a kid, or even the ones I read as an adult.

Oh, and it's fun. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

triad773
12-10-2007, 05:06 PM
Love history, aircraft and the like since a wee lad, messing with my computer to make it run even better. They seem to go together.

This sim has shown me stuff I otherwise would have not likely known about if I hadn't http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Worf101
12-10-2007, 05:28 PM
A good question...

1. Raised as a boomer on war movies and TV series. "Air Force", "Fighter Squadron", "12 O'Clock High" etc..

2. Got hooked on history early as I was living through some of the most turbulent times in American history. The Post War era, the Civil Rights struggle and the Viet Nam war.

3. I like sims, I do this one, Silent Hunter on occasion and WWII FP shooters.

4. I served in the Regular Army and when I fly with the 99th I feel like I'm "home" like I was still in uniform with a group of buddies I'd give my life for... and for some, not just virtually.

Da Worfster

ElAurens
12-10-2007, 05:45 PM
My father was in the Army Air Corps in WW2. He was not aircrew, and never left the United States, but I grew up in the 50s with stories of the Flying Tigers, Black Widows (My Dad's favorite plane), and my uncle Bob who was in the 8th. Air Force and never came home...

One of the first toys I remember having was a cast metal P40, it had a silver fuselage and red wings and was made by Hubley as I recall.

http://www.yourememberthat.com/files/6fcbdf64f4f21eff.jpg

The worst day of my young life was when the opthamologist said I would never fly for the Air Force.

So I've gone on in my life, but after 54 years I've never lost my love of aircraft and especially the aircraft of the Second World War.

So, that's it then.

blairgowrie
12-10-2007, 05:54 PM
My brother flew hurricanes and was killed in a flying accident converting to Spits in 1942. I grew up in wartime UK and have many memories of life at that time.

When I was able to afford it, I got a Private licence and enjoyed flying for a few years.

I was never a gamer but someone gave me a copy of Microsoft Flight Simlulator and CFS3 and I enjoyed them for a while. One day I was in a Business Depot store and saw il2 for sale when it first came out. Haven't looked back since.

ku101_Star-C
12-10-2007, 06:52 PM
Because first person shooters make me violently ill. That and I have "thing" for WWII aircraft. Overall it's just lots of fun, real physics, and realism. No weird space fantasy stuff (although that's kind of cool too!)

Lurch1962
12-10-2007, 06:56 PM
I began my simming "career" in '84 on my Commodore 64, with such titles as Flight Simulator 3, F-15 Strike Eagle and Gunship.

Flight sims to me offer the ideal problem solving environment, in which one's actions must be conducted with due regard to all six degrees of freedom, and the fourth dimension, time. And when more than lip service is paid to real-world physics, the challenge and the experience is all the more rewarding.

BVR missile kills have close to zero appeal to me. I'm the gunfighter type, and just love a dueling knife fight. Hence WWII (and also WWI) aviation fills this desire best.

It might be a little strange, perhaps, but early war periods fascinate me much more so than do the later stages. The rapidly developing, not-yet-"mature" technology is just more interesting. And there generally exists a greater difference in the capabilities among the various combatants' hardware.

Thinking back on the previous 20 years (yikes!) of simming, I have lots of very fond memories of some of what I think of as the Classics. In chronological order:

- LucasArts' Battle of Britain
- Dynamix's Red Baron
- Electronic Arts' Chuck Yeager's Air Combat
- Mocroprose's 1942 Pacific Air War
- Dynamix's Red Baron 3D
- Microprose's European Air War
- And of course, IL-2!!

After all's said and done, air combat sims are simply fun!

--Lurch--

leitmotiv
12-10-2007, 06:58 PM
Less exciting than automotive egg fights at high speed, but less likely to result in an egg making a direct hit on the inside rear window of your '64 Impala scattering eggshell shrapnel in your Berlin nutcase buddy's long hair causing him to have a narcissistic breakdown.

GAU-8
12-10-2007, 09:41 PM
i dislike flying in real life. i like 3D movement.
got my cake, and eat it too.

Bearcat99
12-10-2007, 10:01 PM
I always loved airplanes.. I took my first flight at about 7 on TWA... NY to Pittsburgh.. I used to watch Sky King... (For a while.. that and Sea Hunt were my favorite shows...) religiously.. in fact I think thats where I really got my thing for airplanes from now that i think of it.. since it ended in 59 and I was only 4 then... but I remember it well...

My first sim was the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the Atari 5200..
Then I got F-117A Stealth Night Fighter by Micprose.. that was after I got my first PC... a 386 DX in 1990..
The first WWII sim I got was Warbirds... it wasnt really that good as it was geared to multiplayer..... but it had a Redtail P-51 in it.. I think it was Warbirds II..

Then things took off when I left NY... moved here... and I was in Best Buy one day.. and I saw CFS1 set up on a machine with a FFB joystick.. I hadnt really looked at a sim since the Microprose thing... but I was blown away... I went in there a few days to fool around with it.. We had just mocved and money was tight.. but I bought it.. and then when I saw it had online.. I got Cable.... and the rest is history.. back then I still called it a "game" lol... and I considered $30 way too much to spend on a joystick.. and the X-45, which was the hot potato in retail at the time was just... way outr of the question at a whopping $79.99.. LMAO... I think since then I have spent thousands on simming.... between the upgrades, rebuilds and peripherals... LMAO..

heywooood
12-10-2007, 10:14 PM
airplanes have so much style and evoke so much emotion, both as historical artifacts and as contemporary examples of technology and design.

air combat is the ultimate challenge and this virtual environment allows one to sample that challenge without the real consequences of fiery death in the high cold sky

when you mix the art of old school dogfighting in these WWII era beauties (if we are speaking only of WWII era combat) then you have a chance to experience some measure of what was surely a most frightening and violent existence - one that some of our fathers and grandfathers lived through.

but mostly its just the harmless albeit expensive fun and the cheerleaders that keeps me interested.

BtW and FWIW I feel utterly flat and funktified without my ol' avatar text 'Enter Sandman'...I mean - I can see how some people might have thought that it made me look like a smart, urbane, debonair and erudite moderator...but there's no such thing so...?

han freak solo
12-10-2007, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by heywooood:
BtW and FWIW I feel utterly flat and funktified without my ol' avatar text 'Enter Sandman'...

Yep. How do you like the fact when it was announced to be a widespread policy, that in fact it was only a few days of wiping out the members that were presently on the forums. A lot of people that missed that week of the av-text guillotine, got to keep their av-text heads.

I wouldn't miss mine so much if everyone's was axed equally. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

GreyFox5
12-10-2007, 10:41 PM
Well it's really all about this! http://www.movievillains.com/images/boddicker.jpg Ooh, guns, guns, guns!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/GreyFox5/IL2%20Screenshots/GunsGunsGuns.jpg

Seriously I have been drawn to WWII since I was little so I've always wanted to fly so this is as close as I could afford.

And the guns are fun too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

-HH-Quazi
12-11-2007, 12:27 AM
I started flying sims just to enjoy my computer. Now the main reason I fly IL-2 is to hook up with my friends. I hardly ever fly offline any more. Just doesn't seem fun without the comraderie of my m8s during coops. Just knowing a live body is on yer six instead of AI makes it all the more challenging. And there is allot more satisfaction when I get a lucky angle and shoot down a good stick, which are few and far between these days.

mortoma
12-11-2007, 07:14 AM
Originally posted by -HH-Quazi:
I started flying sims just to enjoy my computer. Now the main reason I fly IL-2 is to hook up with my friends. I hardly ever fly offline any more. Just doesn't seem fun without the comraderie of my m8s during coops. Just knowing a live body is on yer six instead of AI makes it all the more challenging. And there is allot more satisfaction when I get a lucky angle and shoot down a good stick, which are few and far between these days. It would be funner for me too but all the warping, skipping, and lagging and such makes online strictly taboo. So I stay offline as I have for years. How challenging is it to shoot down one of your buddies when he's floating like a butterfly in one place, almost hovering? I have even seen planes fly backwards due it lag. The AI may stink but offline is where it's at because of the seamlessly smooth gameplay.

leitmotiv
12-11-2007, 10:02 AM
Fascinating. No wonder there are so many "online aces"!

cundo
12-11-2007, 10:17 AM
I love airplanes in all shapes and sizes.
My wife grandfather who I got to know was a radio man on a SBD on the uss Essex 9th divebomder group.I fly FSX also and build looks of model airplanes as well.

AKA_TAGERT
12-11-2007, 10:30 AM
Ok.. ok..

My reason for playing IL2 is to hang out with Billfish..

Granted I have to do it under a fake handle name in HL..

In that if she knew it was me she would not give me the time of day! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

To date it has not gone too well..

No phone numbers or stuff like that..

But I did get under her skin once and she challenged me to a duel

That was about as close as I have got to getting a one on one with her! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

But if not IL2..

There is always BoB!

LEBillfish
12-11-2007, 07:57 PM
So you're the rookie who keeps ramming into my 6.....It suddenly all makes sense.

ElAurens
12-11-2007, 08:34 PM
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ViktorViktor
12-12-2007, 03:40 AM
Billfish - is Tagert in your opinion really as good-looking as he says he is ?

Would be nice to hear what 'the other side' thinks.
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ploughman
12-12-2007, 04:21 AM
I've seen his legs, his knees knobble just like the rest of ours. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Breeze147
12-12-2007, 06:52 AM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
So you're the rookie who keeps ramming into my 6.....It suddenly all makes sense.

Holy Salami! That statement conjures up all sorts of evil thoughts!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

WOLFMondo
12-12-2007, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by msalama:


* I think WW2 warbirds are the coolest machines EVER created by mankind, period. You want raw power, you got it! Cars? Pffft...


I like cars too but ever time I see a WW2 plane go buy at a show or travelling too a show it sends a shiver down my spine and put all my hair on end, even the short and curlies.


Originally posted by BSS_CUDA:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Your reasons for playing combat flight sims?
I can't afford the real thing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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AKA_TAGERT
12-12-2007, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
So you're the rookie who keeps ramming into my 6.....It suddenly all makes sense. So easy..

Even a CAVE_MAN can do it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

AKA_TAGERT
12-12-2007, 10:07 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
I've seen his legs, his knees knobble just like the rest of ours. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
Not
http://us.share.geocities.com/grantsenn/ANGIE/meandrockets2007.jpg

rnzoli
12-12-2007, 10:37 AM
Your reasons for playing combat flight sims?
Funny coincidence. While I was a small boy, I read a book about about a glider pilot (a young girl http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif) , which made me curious about aviation. When military recruiters visited our high school, I asked them about the training program and they said "although we start with single engine training, sure you can fly gliders too". So I signed up with even more curiosity, even started the theoretical training, but a strange shadow on the X-ray pictures they took under the health-check program told me to quit. But that little insight I got never wore off, kept up with civilian sims and got even more curios about combat sims later on, which needed even more skills! Looked into the possibility to get my PPL, but the glider scene is for a younger generation, and single engine rating would cost fortunes to maintain.

Now, the novelty is gone, IL-2 is boring, SoW:BoB is nowhere, I mainly fly in co-ops and online campaigns as a form of escapism or recreational activity to compensate day to day chores.

han freak solo
12-12-2007, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by AKA_TAGERT:
Not

Dood, you're blocking the view of the rockets!!!

Choctaw111
12-12-2007, 11:26 AM
I enjoy WW2 combat flight sims from the standpoint of participating in something that my grandfather's did. I only wish that I could have taken my military service and went back a few decades with it. I was also born to fly. I love the freedom of soaring up in the sky and roaming where I please. Granted, it does not feel nearly the same on a PC but it still gets the job done well enough I reckon to satisfy that hunger now that I no longer have access to a real airplane any longer. I guess when you figure I was a grunt, and I love to fly, and you put those two together, I would have been at home as a fighter pilot during the golden age of combat aviation. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

FoxThree
12-12-2007, 01:33 PM
The Fw 190A-5. If it ain't in the game, not interested.

K_Freddie
12-12-2007, 03:59 PM
As you looked out onto the green grassy playground, there would be one little boy who glued his own airfix planes, and would hold them in one hand, flying them for hours on end. He'd make his own airports and so forth.
If he was not there, you'd find him engrossed in aviation WW2 history books.

He was a strange boy, excelled at sport and other activities, but he was never 'one of the crowd', he was above them.

Later he in a private PL, in a heli, and a jet or two. For that poor boy it got too expensive to persue his dream, until one day he found a computer and a flying machine maker.

Time has passed but that boy still puts the best to rest, as only he knows how it is done...

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Insuber
12-12-2007, 04:24 PM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
"Your reasons for playing combat flight sims?" - msalama

Because a bunch of cool geniuses made them.

Otherwise I'd be stuck with only reading about history, making models, and going to airshows.

Agreed 100%!

Regards,
Insuber

AKA_TAGERT
12-17-2007, 07:58 AM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
Dood, you're blocking the view of the rockets!!! Not the one in my pocket

LEBillfish
12-17-2007, 08:16 AM
Originally posted by AKA_TAGERT:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by han freak solo:
Dood, you're blocking the view of the rockets!!! Not the one in my pocket </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I like this video, as it shows what it's supposed to do first off not what they tend to do....

http://youtube.com/watch?v=MuJiNW0Yuh8&feature=related

lynx421993
12-17-2007, 04:57 PM
I like all air combat.

After playing a couple modern flight sims, I realized, and fighting was getting way to easy, with missles, and stuff.

I like Il-2 because it in truth was the last big war where there were still alctual fighter pilots, who needed to know how to fight, and not just fire missles at things.