View Full Version : Rickenbacker - Ragwing ace

12-20-2004, 07:12 PM
From time to time on this board there has been reference made to the first war and its pilots.

I wonder if any of you have ever read this story...Rickenbacker (http://richthofen.com/rickenbacker/)

take your time and read maybe a chapter a day or so...I found it to be extremly interesting and quite well told.

(not to beat the dead horse...but I doubt any of these planes' manufacturers will grotesquely sluice up from the bowels and filth of corporate hell and blackmail developers of WWI sim)

12-20-2004, 07:56 PM
You know I enjoy this era more than any other if only for the rawness. No way are WWI dogfights boring.

Many tried to get interst in an addon but there was not enough modelers to push forward. I would gladly pick it back up but I doubt it would ever see the light of day. Almost had Luthier convienced though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Who knows maybe we can kickstart it.

12-20-2004, 08:50 PM
yes, as much as I would like to see a 1c caliber WWI sim, I really just wanted to share the link to Rickenbackers own story about his airial combat exploits back in the day.

If you have not read it - or dont think you would like to, just read the first chapter and you will be hooked. guaranteed.

12-20-2004, 09:21 PM
Check out these two sites.


Yes, I've read a bit on Capt. Eddie and there is a lot to his story.

12-20-2004, 09:43 PM
WWI dogfighting, now that took skill and ... something else. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

12-20-2004, 09:49 PM
wayno - I thought KOE was dead...

12-20-2004, 10:24 PM
Could be haven't been there in awhile but the link still works.

TgD Thunderbolt56
12-20-2004, 10:49 PM
One of my most prized possessions is a first edition printing (1919) of Eddie Rickenbacker's book Fighting Against the Flying Circus". My copy also has a 1955 presentation inscription in it to an unknown person Dave Hall I think.

The book, though, is a gem to read. His own words and the prose of the early 1900's lend themselves to some compelling and enjoyable reading.

I've had it 4 years and the appreciation from myself as well as other collectors has more than doubled the value.

Most of my collection is based on the era well after WWI (1938 - 1950) but the few books I have that cover The Great War are some of the best.


12-20-2004, 11:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by heywooood:
wayno - I thought KOE was dead... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep, one of the developers came here to these boards when the project was axed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


12-21-2004, 12:28 AM
Here are my prized Rickenbackers:


Oops...wrong Rickenbacker http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

12-21-2004, 12:52 AM
D@mn you man!
now i miss Redbaron 2/3d http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
12-21-2004, 06:49 AM
Heya Vox. Who's the blonde? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif


12-21-2004, 08:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Heya Vox. Who's the blonde? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My groupie..err roadie..err....the wife. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

12-21-2004, 08:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by westcoastphil:
Here are my prized Rickenbackers:


Oops...wrong Rickenbacker http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'd give a kidney for that 4003! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

12-21-2004, 09:32 AM
Thanks a lot Heywooood...Its an hour later and still not any where near the end...:-) SDure took me away from IL-2 tho...Always enjoy these WWI stories, especially the ones as well written as this is. Keep gettin' asked "why so quiet there, into the porn eh?" Thanks again...

12-21-2004, 02:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I'd give a kidney for that 4003! Heart <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I gave up bachelorhood.....bday present from the wife http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

12-21-2004, 07:02 PM
westcoastphil -

Those Ricks are waycool...

Thunderbolt... a first edition of Eddies' book must be a real treasure...