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VC81_GLIDER
11-08-2005, 11:48 AM
S! All,

Just wanted to let everyone know that we are going to be condcusting a special session of FNATF next Friday, 18 Nov. This will be a historical reenactment of the mission to "Sink the Yamato".

On the morning April 7th, 1945, the Battleship Yamato, the light Cruiser Yahagi, and an escort of 8 destroyers , left the home islands on 6 April enroute to Okinawa in a seaborne suicide attack on the US fleet particiapting in the invasion there. This was deemed operation "Ten-Go" by the IJN and was a desperate attempt to thwart a successful invasion of Okinawa. The IJN Task Force was spotted twice by submarines and finally by US Carrier born search planes on the morning of the 7th. The carriers launched nearly 400 aircraft to stop the Force from reaching Okinawa. The Yamato, which had no air cover, was repeatedly attacked by bombers and torpedo planes. At 1420 hours she finally capsized then exploded an sank. Fewer than 300 of her crew survived and over 2500 were lost. Also sank were the Yahagi and 4 of the escort destroyers. On the US side only 10 aircraft and 12 crewman were lost. To read about this and see actual photographs of the attack visit:

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-fornv/japan/japsh-xz/yamato-n.htm

FNATF will be conducting a reenactment of this battle. This session will be as historically accurate as possible within the limitations of Pacific Fighters. 24 player cockpit flyable Torpedo and Dive Bomber aircraft will be split into two teams, Red & Blue, each with 12 Aircraft. Red teams objective will be to sink Yamato and the Blue teams objective will be to sink the Yahagi and 2 designated destroyers. The first team to complete there objective will win the round. The team targets will be switched for the second round. Each round will last one hour. The map is water only and the plane set is carrier born SBD-5's w/ 1000lb bombs and IL2's w/ torpedos. Yes we have a way to launch and recover IL2's from static carriers in a Dogfight map! Neat little trick it is too!!

As is the norm there will be 24 active slots and we are accepting reserve slots as well to cover last minute cancellations. Hope to see all of you there!

To sign up go to the FNATF and reply to the stick post for the mission:

http://vc-81.net/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=775&...b10dbd645d7bcbf92bf8 (http://vc-81.net/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=775&sid=7e6e27f75cf2b10dbd645d7bcbf92bf8)

VC81_GLIDER
11-08-2005, 11:48 AM
S! All,

Just wanted to let everyone know that we are going to be condcusting a special session of FNATF next Friday, 18 Nov. This will be a historical reenactment of the mission to "Sink the Yamato".

On the morning April 7th, 1945, the Battleship Yamato, the light Cruiser Yahagi, and an escort of 8 destroyers , left the home islands on 6 April enroute to Okinawa in a seaborne suicide attack on the US fleet particiapting in the invasion there. This was deemed operation "Ten-Go" by the IJN and was a desperate attempt to thwart a successful invasion of Okinawa. The IJN Task Force was spotted twice by submarines and finally by US Carrier born search planes on the morning of the 7th. The carriers launched nearly 400 aircraft to stop the Force from reaching Okinawa. The Yamato, which had no air cover, was repeatedly attacked by bombers and torpedo planes. At 1420 hours she finally capsized then exploded an sank. Fewer than 300 of her crew survived and over 2500 were lost. Also sank were the Yahagi and 4 of the escort destroyers. On the US side only 10 aircraft and 12 crewman were lost. To read about this and see actual photographs of the attack visit:

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-fornv/japan/japsh-xz/yamato-n.htm

FNATF will be conducting a reenactment of this battle. This session will be as historically accurate as possible within the limitations of Pacific Fighters. 24 player cockpit flyable Torpedo and Dive Bomber aircraft will be split into two teams, Red & Blue, each with 12 Aircraft. Red teams objective will be to sink Yamato and the Blue teams objective will be to sink the Yahagi and 2 designated destroyers. The first team to complete there objective will win the round. The team targets will be switched for the second round. Each round will last one hour. The map is water only and the plane set is carrier born SBD-5's w/ 1000lb bombs and IL2's w/ torpedos. Yes we have a way to launch and recover IL2's from static carriers in a Dogfight map! Neat little trick it is too!!

As is the norm there will be 24 active slots and we are accepting reserve slots as well to cover last minute cancellations. Hope to see all of you there!

To sign up go to the FNATF and reply to the stick post for the mission:

http://vc-81.net/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=775&...b10dbd645d7bcbf92bf8 (http://vc-81.net/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=775&sid=7e6e27f75cf2b10dbd645d7bcb f92bf8)

VC81_GLIDER
11-09-2005, 04:11 PM
Bump...

polak5
11-09-2005, 04:14 PM
what will the server settings be?
Also at what time on friday? Im USA central..
thx

VC81_GLIDER
11-09-2005, 04:46 PM
S! Polak5,

Glad you are interested. To answer your questions the settings for this event are going to be full switch. This means no externals, icons, map icons, and speedbar will indicate heading only. As this is a historical reenactment we are attempting to provide full immersion. There is no dogfighting in this particular mission so this will be a great one to get used to using your cockpit gauges for all info except heading. We are a FISC member and use FNATF to promote immersion and flying at the higher skill settings. Typically we allow speedbar during FNATF but as stated it will be disabled for this particular mission.

As for time it will be 9 PM eastern so if you are Central Time it will be at 7 PM. Hope you can make it and if so go to the forum link given above and sign up!

VC81_GLIDER
11-10-2005, 02:29 PM
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VC81_GLIDER
11-12-2005, 02:12 PM
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