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georgeo76
05-09-2004, 04:44 PM

georgeo76
05-09-2004, 04:44 PM

lil_labbit
05-09-2004, 04:57 PM
Quoting myself...

I'm good at this...

blablabla (look above...)

But then again they could be posing-as hehe

And that's just it if you see a sleek mean great paint job in FB...

A) You have a GREAT connection for letting skin d/l through http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
B) If you see it it means the other guy knows his skin job... so probably is ok in DF too...

And that's the opposite of Real-Life

See It don't matter if you set it full-real

You won't die from it...

[This message was edited by lil_labbit on Sun May 09 2004 at 05:35 PM.]

Korolov
05-09-2004, 05:01 PM
Rust, scratches and field repairs, without a doubt. Whoever is flying it, probably knows what he's doing.

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Chuck_Older
05-09-2004, 05:02 PM
Whoa whoa whoa

I'm a fighter pilot in his early forties and I just got engaged despite my efforts to avoid it? OK, check. Now, what's the question?

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lil_labbit
05-09-2004, 05:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
Whoa whoa whoa

I'm a fighter pilot in his early forties and I just got engaged despite my efforts to avoid it? OK, check. Now, what's the question?

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Or can I hear the echoes from the days of '39?
~ Clash<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Question seems to be :do you go for (a) the repair job or (b) the paint job...

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georgeo76
05-09-2004, 05:15 PM
old pilots can fly new planes, and vice versa

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Chuck_Older
05-09-2004, 05:20 PM
Ooof, if she needs a repaint or repairs, why am I marrying her?

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TgD Thunderbolt56
05-09-2004, 06:09 PM
Some of the top aces had their birds highly polished and "tweaked" for better performance. But if I HAD to choose which was worse...I'd pick the old crate.



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HuninMunin
05-09-2004, 06:27 PM
Tdhe worst one is aiming at me while I`m staring
at the aircraft.The one with the open canopy and cigar smoke around it.(F-6/U).
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horseback
05-09-2004, 06:33 PM
Factory fresh looking means well maintained. Well maintained means the aircraft can be flown to its limits, and in most air forces, that the pilot rates the best crew chief available. Great pilots usually had great crew chiefs. Ergo, if the plane looks good, the pilot probably knows what he's doing (or has convinced his CO that he does).

Me, I want to shoot down ugly, beat up looking planes, and not just for aesthetic reasons. It's usually safer.

cheers

horseback

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LEBillfish
05-09-2004, 06:43 PM
SInce I assume we are talking real life I'll answer for IL2 online first.......Fresh pristine paint looks terrible...

However, since I assume you are speaking of in r/l.....SOme might say "new paint" in that it may be a new model plane or fresh aircraft....

However, from all I've read the real aces were always hesitant to change...and contrary to what most might think the old beat up planes were not always given to the rookies as each plane has its quirks....Learning them and utilizing or avoiding them a huge plus.

Better to have a well gone over craft that you know even if a bit tired then a brand spanking new one that they forgot to screw the prop on tight http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

So the worn plane would concern me IMLTHO (In My Less Then Humble Opinion)

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VW-IceFire
05-09-2004, 07:40 PM
The guy with the rust and scratches is the guy whos likely survived long enough to accumulate that...although planes were sometimes rotated...nonethless...good chance it was someone experienced...

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F19_Ob
05-10-2004, 02:42 AM
Well....none of those options would alarm me as much as many killmarkings on the enemy plane.

P51D pilot Lawrence Thompson Met Hartmanns bf109G14 and ended up flying alongside him for several minutes. He probably wasnt to happy to see 200 kills on his fin. And what if the enemy then grinned atU, making the "cut throat" gesture?
(o.b diving and screaming like a little schoolgirl).


Heck ...why not read the story yourselves.
Thompsons account is almost on the bottom of the page.
http://www.virtualpilots.fi/en/hist/WW2History-ErichHartmann.html


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