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    i was looking forward to flying the bristol beaufighter but were is the rear/observer cockpit? {press c} i now there is no gun on a mark 21 but why not see the cockpit. will it be in the "free patch"
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    It's my understanding there is no gun there....so what would you do except go along for the ride?
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    Check your six maybe mate?
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    I've read the Beau did have a single rear facing .30 cal fired by the observer...in the book I read the pilots refered to it as a "pop-pop" gun because it was so ineffective. Perhaps they removed it from later versions for this reason? I don't see it on this one, but maybe there will be a patch with an earlier model somewhere down the road. Doubtful though...pretty minor point.
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    Gun or no gun, I want to check my six with C.
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    Hmm. Anyone else think it's a shame that the rear gunner/observers in multi-crew aircraft don't yell warnings for you?

    If your passenger has a gun and the bandit is coming in at the right angle his shooting gives you a hint, but otherwise... absolute silence.

    Oh, except if he's Russian, and then it'll be endless complaints about your flying...

    "Noooooo! What are you doing!!?"

    "I'm *!"#$% jinking out of the way of that FW190 YOU didn't tell me about!"
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hendley:
    "Noooooo! What are you doing!!?"

    "I'm *!"#$% jinking out of the way of that FW190 YOU didn't tell me about!"
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>



    I hate the guy! I always wished for an "ejection seat" button for the IL-2 back seat...
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    Nah, he just wants to hog all the glory of the kill then complains when you evade and screw up his shot! Kinda makes you wish the IL2 was equipped with a rear ejection seat and the pilot had his finger on the trigger...
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  9. #9
    I was surprised there was no rear cockpit too. Now there is almost 0 visibility at the beau 6:00 position. Gun or not where have two pilots in the giant beau if you only get one pilot position .
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    I am dissappointed that nobody speaks in a bomber that should be alive with excitement during combat or at least calling where the Brits are concerned.

    I am also dissappointed there is no electric sound from the "silent" electric turrets!!! or in the hand cranked ones the quiet mechanical crank sound
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