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VW-IceFire
09-05-2011, 08:56 AM
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/tip-poster.jpg

Hi folks,

I've just put the finishing touches on a new single player campaign for IL-2 1946 4.10.1. The campaign is a 14 mission semi-historical take on the operations of 412 IAP during the last two months of World War II. Missions vary from intercepting bombers and fighter-bombers attacking bridges to escorting Shturmoviks and high level bombers on runs over Berlin.

Here are some screen shots for your enjoyment!
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/tip-07.jpg

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/tip-06.jpg

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/tip-05.jpg

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/tip-04.jpg

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/tip-03.jpg

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/tip-02.jpg

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l509/cczerneda/IL-2%20Sturmovik/tip-01.jpg

Download is available on Mission4Today.com: http://www.mission4today.com/i...file=details&id=4126 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=4126)

Enjoy!

Metatron_123
09-07-2011, 03:46 AM
I will check this one out for sure! Great subject.

skarden
09-09-2011, 09:53 PM
Most excellent,I'm replying your greenhearts Campaign at the moment with DBW and having a ball with it,I think I'll put it on hold for a bit as I rarely play any Russian Campaigns and this looks to be quiet good indeed.

Cheers for the hard work http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Treetop64
09-10-2011, 06:08 PM
Exquisite skins, as usual. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VW-IceFire
09-10-2011, 10:12 PM
Thanks all! I was definitely needing to do something different which is what spawned the two Yak campaigns.

Let me know how it goes in the end!

M2morris
09-11-2011, 12:26 AM
I downloaded it and I'm gonna fly it. Looks cool.
I needed something different too.
Your hours of work won't go unappreciated.

M2morris
09-12-2011, 09:30 AM
VW-IceFire, I PMed you with a question about the Yak3.

M2morris
09-13-2011, 01:05 AM
Well, heres a quick report for anyone interested in this bardarse campaign. I got off to a rough start trying to figure out that Yak but I went and put myself through a little self-training session in FMB and then went back for another go:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/grab9133.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/grab9132.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/grab9131.jpg
( I lost an aileron diving from a 109 after I ran out of ammo. I must have exceeded VnE. Duhh.)

Fun stuff. Very cool.

VW-IceFire
09-14-2011, 06:18 PM
Looks like you're getting the hang of the Yak now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Takes a bit of getting used to but the Yak is really a top class fighter and the Yak-3 definitely a top end version at that.

joeap
09-15-2011, 04:03 AM
Well it's been over a year since I played an Il-2 campaign and months since I even touched the sim. Now I got a reason to fire it up again as Icefire makes "most excellent" campaigns. Thanks friend.

M2morris
09-16-2011, 05:08 PM
On the third or fourth mission I shot down 3 me 262s. I was proud until the fighting was all over and all was quiet and I found myself completely lost. I didn't know were the heck I was. I pulled up the map, ( Nope, I'm not asking ground control for help)did some terrain association. Circled around looking at terrain features while also once in a while looking out for enemy. I found a weird looking little lake shaped like a milk bottle, went to it. Found that lake on the map. Okay, determined my azimuth back to base. Finally made it home. Landed. 35 minute mission,stopped. Escaped. Instead of hitting 'apply' I hit 'Save track'. It just sat there stuck in the hourglass mode for five minutes. I ESC out and it all crashed to ymy desktop. Lost the mission. Had to fly it again. Dagnabit.

TheCrux
09-16-2011, 10:20 PM
Thanks for the work on such an interesting campaign.

I had already flown the 'Dragon Skies' campaign and was salivating over flying the Yak 3. Just finished 2 missions. I really like it so far, but I definitely need to readjust my stick because the Yak 3 feels twitchier somehow and I have just the hardest time keeping a precise gunnery solution on target.

M2morris
09-17-2011, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by TheCrux:
Thanks for the work on such an interesting campaign.

I had already flown the 'Dragon Skies' campaign and was salivating over flying the Yak 3. Just finished 2 missions. I really like it so far, but I definitely need to readjust my stick because the Yak 3 feels twitchier somehow and I have just the hardest time keeping a precise gunnery solution on target.

The Jak-3's prop rotates counter-clockwise as opposed to most other planes. The F4U1D and carrier ops, to me, is like my oldest pair of comfortable shorts, so when I got into that JAK I was flamboobled. I had a prop-strike on my first take off attempt.
It took some re-learning. And the small wings make it twitchy and more responsive. It's definatley a different plane. I didn't adjust my stick, but I got the feel for the plane.

VW-IceFire
09-17-2011, 04:04 PM
In my estimation it is the wings that make the Yak-3 twitchier than the other models. The Yak-3 is actually fairly heavily wing loaded for such an aerobatic aircraft but it has a lot of power for the weight so it's really all about powering through whatever maneuver you are attempting to do.

In combat the Yak-3 is incredibly responsive. It rolls turns and flicks into moves much quicker than most aircraft but you can get yourself into trouble really quickly. Especially if speed drops off too far.

TheCrux
09-18-2011, 12:05 PM
I'm aware of the left handed propeller rotation and the its resultant reactions on handling, though in high workload combat situations it's quite possible for me to instinctively react otherwise since I fly mostly right turning engined aircraft. I'd say the theory the small size of the aircraft ( especially the wings ) make it unstable but more maneuverable is very plausible.