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GonFlying
01-02-2007, 10:14 AM
At last Imphal reaches a mainstream combat flight sim. Thanks.
It was only the biggest bloody Japanese land offensive of WW2, and eventually led to the rout of their entire 15th Army! You could say it was Japan's "Ardennes offensive".
The British airfields were boxed-in for several weeks, with enemy forces bringing down direct fire on them. There were massive air combats on a regular basis for several weeks, with the Spitfire V111 proving its dominance over the late model Ki-43's and Ki-44's. Hurricane 11's and Vengeance dive bombers flew 25,000 sorties against Japanese ground forces on the boundaries of the various "boxes", and RAF and USAAF transport planes, many transferred from other theatres, somehow kept Slim's 14th British Army supplied solely by air throughout.
With all due respect to simmers who just wanted a Rangoon map to fly AVG missions, Imphal and Kohima were the ultimate acheivement of the air war over Burma, and the beginning of the end for the Japanese in this theatre.

If ever there was a theatre that came under the heading "forgotten battles" then this was it.

GonFlying
01-02-2007, 10:14 AM
At last Imphal reaches a mainstream combat flight sim. Thanks.
It was only the biggest bloody Japanese land offensive of WW2, and eventually led to the rout of their entire 15th Army! You could say it was Japan's "Ardennes offensive".
The British airfields were boxed-in for several weeks, with enemy forces bringing down direct fire on them. There were massive air combats on a regular basis for several weeks, with the Spitfire V111 proving its dominance over the late model Ki-43's and Ki-44's. Hurricane 11's and Vengeance dive bombers flew 25,000 sorties against Japanese ground forces on the boundaries of the various "boxes", and RAF and USAAF transport planes, many transferred from other theatres, somehow kept Slim's 14th British Army supplied solely by air throughout.
With all due respect to simmers who just wanted a Rangoon map to fly AVG missions, Imphal and Kohima were the ultimate acheivement of the air war over Burma, and the beginning of the end for the Japanese in this theatre.

If ever there was a theatre that came under the heading "forgotten battles" then this was it.

joeap
01-02-2007, 11:13 AM
You are right mate, the map is bloody marvelous, kudos to Ianboys and the mapmakers!!!!

xTHRUDx
01-02-2007, 02:51 PM
i'm have trouble with the cloud shadows not rendering correctly. the shadow seems to stop along the edge of a terrain tile. fly around Tamu with weather on good and time at noon and you'll see what i mean.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://www.gozr.net/iocl/images/screen/ThrudSIG.jpg

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PBNA-Boosher
01-03-2007, 01:28 AM
The scenery is absolutely beautiful. It's inspiring, actually. I've been trying to find information about the area surrounding Imphal during the Burma campaign, but I haven't found anything. Anyone got links?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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zuxu
01-03-2007, 04:20 AM
thank you for Burma map but I think it should have Rangoon ,Burmaroad and Chiang Mai,Lumphun.
Because There has been a recorded battle over Burma-China-Thai Border. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/5791/burma1qj6.jpg

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/1696/map1burmarivergo1.jpg http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/1363/burmahiu0.jpg
http://img336.imageshack.us/img336/6947/mapbaseoftiger8fs.jpg http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/8278/macsign5jv.jpg

GonFlying
01-03-2007, 07:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
The scenery is absolutely beautiful. It's inspiring, actually. I've been trying to find information about the area surrounding Imphal during the Burma campaign, but I haven't found anything. Anyone got links? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm not sure you'll find much on the net, after all it's not called the "forgotten airforce" for nothing! But I can recommend a few books for you which come with all the info you need.

"The Air Battle of Imphal" by Norman Franks 1985 is brilliant, and just deals with this one campaign in great detail. ISBN 0-7183-0552-3. I got mine secondhand, it's quite easy to track down. Excellent maps, in fact it looks exactly like Ian Boys work!

"Air War over Burma" by Christopher Shores 2005 pub. by Grub Street 4 Rainham Close, London SW11 6SS. Available now. Covers all aspects of air campaign 1942-45.

"The Forgotten Airforce" by Air Commodore Henry Probert 1995. ISBN 1-85753-065-9. Looks at the role of the RAF in Burma, including ground attack, bombers and transport ops etc, plus the bigger strategic picture.

Hope that helps, libraries often stock these.
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kgwanchos
01-03-2007, 10:22 AM
Hi there, been away for a while and 1946 has brought me back in. Where is the map to which you refer. Is it in stock game or do I need some third party software ? some links or quick explain whould be much apreciated

Cheers

knightflyte
01-03-2007, 10:50 AM
You'll have to access it through the Full Mission Builder, kgwanchos.

It's not terribly difficult, but it is a little cumbersome. I just set up one plane and 2 way points. That's enough to get me flying on any map.

Burma is a nice map.

GonFlying
01-05-2007, 06:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by kgwanchos:
Hi there, been away for a while and 1946 has brought me back in. Where is the map to which you refer. Is it in stock game or do I need some third party software ? some links or quick explain whould be much apreciated

Cheers </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Checkout www.Mission4Today.com (http://www.Mission4Today.com) there are some Imphal missions up already, save you building one!