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Kaiser_W
08-27-2006, 01:22 AM
October 1943

My dear Tina

All is the same around here. We are still giving the russians hell and they toss it back to us now and then. I came close to hell myself were it not for our big friends, in the form of a formation of JU-88. I was out of ammo and had a Yak in pursuit, the russian fighters I wrote you about. I had a few close calls and three holes in my wing. Only the protective umbrella of the bombers drove him off. 8 machine guns all trained in his direction was enough to make him change his mind. I'll get him next time, I promise. I have included a picture. It's not to clear as it was taken from the confines of my cockpit, but you'll get the idea. I know how much you like keeping the pictures. I'll be home soon.

Your Max.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a222/FFM_BUB/Escort.jpg

HotelBushranger
08-27-2006, 03:32 AM
Nice story http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

tigertalon
08-27-2006, 07:12 AM
Wow I never knew germans had a LCD technology, that coupled with IFF, ARAAAWR (Aircraft recognition all around all weather radar) and PHAEMDS (pilot head and eye movement detection system) enabled them to display icons on the screen next to each aircraft in range up to few kilometres!! Now I get it, that was it then! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

dusta01
08-27-2006, 11:19 PM
Kaiser start flying offline with no icons. Enjoy the full realism. I bet you have also external views enabled :P

Kaiser_W
08-28-2006, 12:31 AM
I fly offline exclusively.

As for external views, I enjoy the scenery.

What's next, tell me to fly with unlimited ammo?

stugumby
08-28-2006, 07:37 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

I too am in transition to more realism, just started flying online and what a difference, but heres my take on your excellent photo to story idea...
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/stugumby/1.jpg



Dear Frau Becker:

It is my sad duty as the Commander of your husbands squadron that I must regretfully inform you that your Husband Fldwbl Becker was killed in action tuesday over England.
He died doing his duty facing the enemy. He dropped his bombs exactly on target enabling our squadron to destroy a critical English target.

Regretfully yours: Helmut Headache, Commander.

Crash_Moses
08-28-2006, 09:32 AM
Originally posted by stugumby:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

I too am in transition to more realism, just started flying online and what a difference, but heres my take on your excellent photo to story idea...
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/stugumby/1.jpg



Dear Frau Becker:

It is my sad duty as the Commander of your husbands squadron that I must regretfully inform you that your Husband Fldwbl Becker was killed in action tuesday over England.
He died doing his duty facing the enemy. He dropped his bombs exactly on target enabling our squadron to destroy a critical English target.

Regretfully yours: Helmut Headache, Commander.

...please find enclosed a picture of his lifeless body...

Kaiser_W
08-28-2006, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by stugumby:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

I too am in transition to more realism, just started flying online and what a difference, but heres my take on your excellent photo to story idea...
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/stugumby/1.jpg



Dear Frau Becker:

It is my sad duty as the Commander of your husbands squadron that I must regretfully inform you that your Husband Fldwbl Becker was killed in action tuesday over England.
He died doing his duty facing the enemy. He dropped his bombs exactly on target enabling our squadron to destroy a critical English target.

Regretfully yours: Helmut Headache, Commander.


Hey, where's that Heinkel from?

stugumby
08-28-2006, 03:07 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

just stooging around in quick mission bldr, learning how to manage engine on multi engine, prop pitch etc.

your overall concept is quite sound, perhaps a photo story, with a pilots log type atmosphere with selected screenshots???

Fork-N-spoon
08-28-2006, 03:56 PM
Less about Max and more about Tina please... Well... unless she's a blonde, then carry on.

Treetop64
08-28-2006, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by tigertalon:
Wow I never knew germans had a LCD technology, that coupled with IFF, ARAAAWR (Aircraft recognition all around all weather radar) and PHAEMDS (pilot head and eye movement detection system) enabled them to display icons on the screen next to each aircraft in range up to few kilometres!! Now I get it, that was it then! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Those German engineers were plenty smart back then, weren't they?

M2morris
08-28-2006, 07:43 PM
I'm an offline flyer, so I NEVER use those aircraft icons or labels, man I hate those things. I'd rather have the realistic little black dots to look for. But I have been cheating alot lately using map icons because I'm too cheap and too scepticle, sceptical, sceptestical, sceptismistical,(?) to buy a track IR system. Damn, wheres my dictionary?

TC_Stele
08-28-2006, 09:53 PM
I wonder, would our significant others feel a sense of romantacism if we occasionally emailed them stories of the front lines in IL2 while saying how much we think of them?

Or maybe they'd sense how crazy we really are.