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  1. #51

    Icon22 Reply...

    Hi Rami,

    There are some gliders here at SOH.

    DFS_230_Glider_pack

    Apparently, they do not have panels.

    They have a HS126-1 set as the 'payload'. They need to be towed by JU52's.

    I do not know how to set this out, but I am sure someone does.

    Cheers,

    Stuart

    Il y a quelques années j'avais créé pour mon usage personnel la mission de la prise du fort d'Eben Emael elle n'était pas parfaite car en effet il est difficile de reconstituer le fort à son emplacement historique mais le résultat était satisfaisant. Hélas la mission a disparue de mon ordinateur mais je pourrais la refaire.

    Pour le planeur: aucun probléme. Le DFS230 existe et est utilisable. Il est facile de l'accrocher à un JU52 et lorsque l'on est en vue de la cible on change de monture en passant du pilotage du Ju52, à celui du DFS230; (La vallée de la Meuse est un ancien scenery pour FS2002)

    A few years ago I had created for my personal use the mission of taking the fort of Eben Emael it was not perfect because indeed it is difficult to reconstitute the fort to its historical location but the result was satisfactory. Alas the mission disappeared from my computer but I could do it again.

    For the glide: No problem. The DFS230 is available and can be used. It is easy to hang it on a JU52 and when you are in sight of the target, you change your mounting from the pilot of the Ju52 to the DFS230; (The valley of the Meuse is a former scenery for FS2002)

    Dombral and Baldy,

    I really appreciate all of the work that you and Baldy have done (along with UncleTgt) to modify these original aircraft for the purposes of what we want to do. It will be nice to bring this to fruition.
    Dombral et Baldy,

    J'apprécie tout le travail que vous et Baldy ont fait (avec UncleTgt) pour modifier ces avions originaux aux fins de ce que nous voulons faire.
    Ce sera bien de faire avancer.
    "Rami"

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  2. #52

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    From Dombral,

    Merci pour ces précisiopns à prpos des des planeurs de la mission Eben Emael.

    Personnellement je préfère la solution :Ju52 avion piloté et DFS230 tracté . En plus il est possible d'utiliser le trolley séparable.

    Voiia ce que ça donne sur mon ordinateur décollage du couple Ju52 + DFS230 à Bonn survol de la vallée de la Meuse séparation du DFS230 et atterrissage du DFS 230 sur le plateau du fort à coté de la tourelle d'artillerie.
    Thank you for these precisions to the gliders of the mission Eben Emael.

    Personally I prefer the solution: Ju52 airplane driven and DFS230 towed. In addition it is possible to use the separable trolley?

    See what it gives on my computer take-off of the couple Ju52 + DFS230 in Bonn overfly of the valley of the Meuse separation of the DFS230
    and landing of the DFS 230 on the plateau of the fort next to the artillery turret.
    "Rami"

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  3. #53

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    Good evening,

    Here are some more completed missions...

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - Hurricanes provide Greif
    "summary_string"=Kamerad, herhören! Our forces have now reached the Meuse River, & all bombers have been tasked to raid towns along the expected lines of advance after they break through French defensive lines. Your unit will assault the town of Vouziers, while other units will raid at different points along the frontline. Let's show Allied units that they cannot continue to hold up our advance!
    "objective_string"=At dawn on 13 May, thirty Heinkels of KG 55 took off from Leipheim & then headed for the town of Vouziers. Southeast of the town, they encountered five Hurricanes from 1 Squadron, based nearby at Berry-au-Bac. British pilots engaged the formation and claimed four Heinkels and two escorting 110s, but this claim cannot be independently confirmed through German records.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, keep a west-northwesterly course until you approach Vouziers. You will meet your escort over the Rhine. The British have been aggressive in defending their sector lately, so be ready at your guns, even when the fighter escort engages them. We hope that our ground forces can capture airfields for our 109s to use; the Bf-110 is having trouble engaging the single-seat British and French fighters. Once your attack is finished, return to Leipheim.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=GC_He111H6
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Leipheim

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Desperation begins over the Meuse
    "summary_string"=To your fighters! We must seize every attempt to prevent the Germans from breaking out of Sedan, so we're sending our ancient Amiot bombers out in daylight to raid the Sedan bridges! These bombers will be extremely vulnerable to German fighters, so you must stick close by 'em & ensure they make it back to fight another day! We mustn't allow the Germans to advance further into our country!
    "objective_string"=On 14 May 1940, the French ordered their ancient Amiot 143 bombers out during daylight to raid the bridges over the Meuse at Sedan, in order to stop any further German reinforcements from crossing. Despite an escort of MS 406 fighters & nine LeO 45 bombers, the lumbering Amiots were decimated. Of the ten Amiots from GB I/II 34 and II/GB 38, all nine of the Amiot bombers that reached Sedan were either shot down or damaged.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you must fly close escort for our Amiot 143 bombers to give 'em a chance of coming back. If you see any Luftwaffe fighters at Sedan, let the other flight of Moranes engage first, then only attack if the Amiots are under direct threat. Be careful not to get ambitious and chase rabbits! When finished, get 'em back to safety. If half of these Amiot bombers make it back, we'll consider the mission a success.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=MS 406 Sgt de Puybusque 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Cambrai-Forenville

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Finding the other white meat
    "summary_string"=Listen up, airmen! We will continue our aggressive offensive patrols over Belgium. Your flight of six will patrol between Wavre & Louvain. You are free to engage any German aircraft you run into, but as custom, be wary of fighter escorts. Let's continue to show the German forces we will fight them for every inch!
    "objective_string"=A bit before noon on 13 May, six Hurricanes left Merville on another patrol above Belgium. Between Wavre & Louvain, they saw eight Henschel Hs-123s of II (S)/LG 2 flying below them at low level. The Hurricanes broke to intercept, and shot down one of the Henschels. There is no evidence to suggest that the Henschels had fighter cover, nor is there any indication of British losses.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, fly just north of due east to reach your patrol zone between Wavre and Louvain. Your flight for this hop will be Angels 12. In the sector keep an eye out for enemy flights, including those which try to sneak below you. As always, be aware of possible fighter interception, & keep your head on a swivel. Once the patrol is finished, return to Merville until needed again. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Hurricane MK1 Early 3 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Merville

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Reprise patrol over Pas-de-Calais
    "summary_string"=Attention, pilots! The patrol flown this morning by Escadrille T2 failed to locate German armor near Boulogne, but they bombed & strafed anti-aircraft batteries near Samer. This time, you'll patrol from Boulogne down to Abbeville, near the mouth of the Somme, continuing to look for German columns. If you find them, attack them and prevent them from wrecking any more havoc!
    "objective_string"=On 23 May 1940, the Latécoère 298 saw its first and only major actions in Northern France. During the day, aircraft from T2 and T3 escadrille were engaged in the area between Boulgone & the mouth of the River Somme, prowling for German Panzers. On this patrol, the flight was mauled by Bf-109s; three of four planes were shot down. This mission also consolidates the two later patrols flown that day; the attacks on the Noyelles Bridge and on the Fort de la Crèche. Neither attack was successful, but no losses were suffered.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you'll fly ashore near Boulogne and patrol southeast from there along the road to Samer, then south to Montreuil & Abbeville, as you look for enemy columns or anti-aircraft positions. If none are found, you may use your bombs on any targets of choice that you see before returning to Cherbourg. Watch out for German fighters during the patrol, we know that they're now providing air cover for the Panzer columns. Above all else, make sure that you return safely!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Latecoere 298 T2 MAY40
    "airfield_string"=France - Cherbourg (Seaplane)

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Latécoeres over the Pas-de-Calais
    "summary_string"=Attention! German Panzers have broken through to the coast, and just have captured the port city of Boulogne! All our air assets must be used to try & blunt the advance, so your flight will patrol near Boulogne and attack and German forces there with your bombs. Get hits, then head back to Cherbourg to refuel and reload!
    "objective_string"=On 23 May 1940, the Latécoère 298 saw its first and only major actions in Northern France. During the day, aircraft from T2 and T3 escadrille were engaged in the area between Boulgone & the mouth of the River Somme, prowling for German Panzers. On this patrol, one aircraft strafed anti-aircraft positions between Samer and Montreuil after the flight lead was forced to ditch, and the two other sections bombed the Noyelles rail bridge over the Somme, failing to strike it, before flying back to Cherbourg.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you'll fly ashore near Boulogne and patrol southeast from there along the road to Samer, looking for any German Panzer columns or anti-aircraft positions. If none are found, you'll strike your secondary target instead; the Noyelles rail bridge, before returning to Cherbourg. Watch out for Luftwaffe fighters during your patrol, we know they are now providing air cover for German ground forces. Above all else, make sure that you return safely!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Latecoere 298 T2 MAY40
    "airfield_string"=France - Cherbourg (Seaplane)
    "Rami"

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    This looks like turning into a real magnum opus, Andrew.

  5. #55

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    Good morning,

    The work continues...

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Halting the German panzers
    "summary_string"=Attention, pilots! Today, we'll fly high cover for a massed formation of Fairey Battles who will strike a German Panzer unit near Sedan. The Battles will hit the Panzers from medium altitude with a flight of Hurricanes flying very close escort. Your task is to fly at Angels 15 and engage any Germans who try to bounce them from above. Good luck to you!
    "objective_string"=On 14 May 1940 a formation of twenty-nine Fairey Battles raided enemy Panzers near Sedan, France, accompanied by twelve Hurricanes of 3 Squadron. Northwest of Sedan, they ran into a formation of Stukas, escorted by Bf-109s of JG 54. A total of eight Stukas were lost, but in the fray, additional Bf-109s from JG 52 and JG 53 got through to the Battles and fourteen were lost during the mission.
    "intelligence_string"=We're increasingly aware that Fairey Battles are extraordinarily vulnerable to attacks from either flak or fighters, so make sure to keep a close eye on them and do your best to see that as many come back as possible. If German aircraft appear, use your position flying high cover to engage them and try to keep them from diving on the Battles below. The second Hurricane flight will stay with them & only break to engage the Luftwaffe if they attack the Battles directly. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Hurricane MK1 Early 3 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Berry-au-Bac

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - It is your turn for escort duty
    "summary_string"=To your fighters! A mixed formation of Blenheims and Battles has assembled over Cambrai, and it is our turn to escort! You will help bring this force up to Sedan, where they will pound a vehicle and supply depot commandeered by the Germans. Make sure as many of the bombers get back as possible!
    "objective_string"=On 14 May, Hurricanes of 1 Squadron were sent to escort a mixed force of twenty-eight Battles and Blenheims to Sedan. En route near Le Chesne, they ran into Stukas awaiting their escorts. Before the Bf-109s arrived, five Stukas were lost. However, during the mission, eleven of the Battles and four Blenheims were lost due to flak, German fighters, & other problems. This level of attrition couldn't be sustained.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, you'll maintain an altitude of Angels 12 & stay with the formation the entire way. The second flight of Hurricanes will provide top cover, & handle any Jerries which try to crash the party. Your task is to guard the bombers. Only break to engage if German fighters try and attack the bombers directly. Again, try to keep losses to a minimum. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Hurricane MK1 Early 1 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Berry-au-Bac

    "title_string"=BoF Jagdgeschwader - Wever's gruppe is mauled
    "summary_string"=Zuhören, Besatzungen! With our Kampfgeschwader units in intense action all along the front, we have been asked to escort our bombers who will attack the airfields near Lille. Your task is to make sure that the Heinkels can strike the airfields without being harrassed by fighters. Show the British and French that their continuing efforts to resist our offensive are futile!
    "objective_string"=On 13 May 1940, Heinkels from II/KG 4, together with their escort of Zerstörers, were intercepted by Moranes of GC II/2, along with Hurricanes of 85 Squadron near the city of Lille. Allied fighters engaged immediately when they were within range. According to Allied records, twelve bombers were claimed, though only three are known to have been destroyed. The vulnerability of Bf-110 Zerstörers to modern, single-seat fighters was becoming ever clearer.
    "intelligence_string"=The Heinkel bombers are only a few minutes from your base, so after taking off, turn northwest and climb at max rate to rendezvous with the bombers. Escorts are a bit thin today, so only one flight of Zerstörers are available for each formation, along with one 'roving' flight between the two of them. Over Lille, one formation will attack the base just south of Lille, while the other raids the base just north of Lille. Remain with the formation until you return to Köln, only engage enemy fighters if the Heinkels are threatened directly.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=TR_BF110_C
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Koln-Ostheim

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Support the AASF squadrons
    "summary_string"=Listen up, men! AASF units have been in action all afternoon, along with support from the French Air Force this morning. The Germans have crossed the Meuse River, and your task is to bomb depots they have seized on the opposite bank to build up their forces. Knocking out their buildup of supplies and vehicles will help us to halt their offensive before it begins!
    "objective_string"=In addition to attacks by both Battles & Blenheims of the AASF on 14 May, twenty-eight Blenheims of 21, 107, and 110 Squadrons attacked Sedan during the early evening. This raid was to be escorted by Hurricanes of 1 and 73 Sqdns, but due to earlier losses, five Hurricanes of 79 Squadron were sent. The French sent some thirty Blochs, Moranes, and Dewoitines to assist them, but German fighters of III/JG 2, I/JG 53, and II/ZG 26 broke through and shot down five Blenheims.
    "intelligence_string"=After takeoff, you will head southeast & climb to 16,000 feet. Because of earlier losses, Hurricanes from 79 Squadron will rendezvous near Lille, and the French have committed to having fighters over Sedan to cover your strike. Once you attack, clear the area rapidly & let French and British fighters cover your withdrawal. Make sure that you hit the target accurately; failure to do so may jeopardize the ability of our forces to hold back any German breakout!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Blenheim Mk4-1 105 Sqn RAF Hughie Edwards
    "airfield_string"=England - Bodney
    "Rami"

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  6. #56

    Icon22 Here's an interesting one...

    Good evening,

    While the charcoal gets going...I had been thinking for about a week on how to pull this mission off...it works pretty good, but hitting those bastages and actually destroying them is mighty tough...

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Jump the Junkers at Le Havre
    "summary_string"=Get to your planes, men! The Germans have landed Ju-52 transports on the beaches at Le Havre; they may be trying to secure the harbor! You have been tasked with flying to Le Havre to find and destroy the exposed transports that are just sitting on the beaches! Let's head there and surprise the enemy, & leave their troops stranded without any support!
    "objective_string"=During the morning of 10 May 1940, German troops landed Ju-52 transports directly onto the beaches at Le Havre in their attempt to capture the city. In the evening, twelve Blenheim IVs of 110 Squadron, with their escort of six 604 Squadron Blenheim IF fighters, bombed & strafed the parked Ju-52s on the French beaches, destroying four. All evidence suggests that the Germans did not succeed in their initial attempt to take the city.
    "intelligence_string"=After takeoff, you will form up with the other ten Blenheim bombers. The formation will then spread out slightly to prevent collisions, because you will all be flying at the same altitude. When you reach Le Havre you will remain low and find the Ju-52s, parked near the harbor entrance. Use your bombs to take them out, as the Blenheim fighters strafe. After releasing both your bombs, clear out to the west-northwest, & then fly back to England. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Blenheim Mk4-1 139 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=England - Boxted

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Help the Royal Air Force at Sedan
    "summary_string"=Attention! RAF fighters were heavily engaged over Sedan earlier today, & more of their bombers will be attacking soon. They've requested some fighter cover, and we will come to their aid. You will have our newest fighters, the Dewoitine D-520, for this mission, so you should be able to engage all enemy fighters on an equal basis. Let's show the Germans what these planes can do!
    "objective_string"=In addition to attacks by both Battles & Blenheims of the AASF on 14 May, twenty-eight Blenheims of 21, 107, and 110 Squadrons attacked Sedan during the early evening. This raid was to be escorted by Hurricanes of 1 and 73 Sqdns, but due to earlier losses, five Hurricanes of 79 Squadron were sent. The French sent some thirty Blochs, Moranes, and Dewoitines to assist them, but German fighters of III/JG 2, I/JG 53, and II/ZG 26 broke through and shot down five Blenheims.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you will fly just north of due east to reach Sedan, and along the way, you will climb to 5,500 meters. This should put you in a position to engage any German fighters from a position of strength. When you engage the enemy, try to draw them away from the bombers so that they can make an escape. You'll have help from the single flight of escorts the British had available, so be careful what you shoot at. Once you use up all your ammo, return to Beauvais. You have our newest fighters at your disposal, so please try to bring them back intact!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Dewoitine D520 Mai 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Beauvais
    "Rami"

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  7. #57

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    Good morning,

    Almost done with 14 May. Events getting more chaotic for the British.

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Eventful patrol over Belgium
    "summary_string"=To your fighters! Some squadrons took very heavy losses this morning over Belgium, so we need fresh units to continue patrolling, looking for any enemy activity nearby. Your flight will patrol the sector from Leuven to Antwerp, and a volunteer from 87 Squadron will fly with you to show you the ropes. Let's rise up and show these German pilots that we are not easily frightened!
    "objective_string"=On 14 May 1940, 504 Squadron was active all over the Belgian frontline, & this mission is an amalgam of some engagements that day. During one patrol, they ran into Blenheims returning from a raid near Breda, Holland. The Hurricane pilots escorted the Blenheims to the coast, then resumed their patrol. A second flight engaged six Heinkels of III/LG 1 and their escort of Bf-109s. The section from 504 that intercepted them were all brought down, only claiming one Heinkel & one Bf-109. The target of the Heinkels was not specified, so some liberties are taken during this mission.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, you'll patrol at an altitude of 15,000ft over Belgium. Your patrol zone will be between Leuven & Antwerp. Heavy action was seen in that area just a few hours ago, so be prepared for anything. If you find German formations, you are cleared to engage, but try to bring your crate back intact; we've seen some heavy losses already today. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 85 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Lille (Marcq-En-Baroeul)

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Over these trucks once again
    "summary_string"=Attention, chaps! We're a bit short on fighters, so we hope you can handle double duty. Battles from 103 Squadron are airborne, and you'll escort them as they head out to eliminate bridges just south of Sedan and halt further movement of Panzers. Once they finish you'll fly north & patrol between Givet & Namur, protecting a convoy headed north before returning to Reims. Let's show German forces that we will remain unbowed!
    "objective_string"=On 14 May 1940, 73 Squadron pilots were engaged in the morning 'round Sedan; this is an amalgam of two missions. In the first, six Hurricanes escorted Fairey Battles of 103 Squadron; these hit bridges at Remilly-Allincourt. Records indicate one Battle was hit. During withdrawal they saw five Dorniers of III/KG 76. The Hurricanes attacked, and these Do-17s fled. In their next sortie, five Hurricanes engaged Bf-109s strafing a convoy between Givet and Namur. These were four Bf-109s of I/JG 76. Two fighters were claimed, however it is unclear if they were British or German.
    "intelligence_string"=You will meet up with the Fairey Battles southeast of Reims. You will stay with them until they attack bridges at Remilly-Allicourt, & then stay with them during withdrawal. After they turn toward Vraux, you will turn north and patrol between Givet and Namur, to find and protect a vehicle convoy. When you reach Namur, you may then fly back to Reims. Another flight of Hurricanes will also be with you to assist your efforts. Stay safe up there!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Hurricane MK1 Early 73 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Reims
    "Rami"

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  8. #58

    ... and while we wait...

    ... Our defensive patrols continue. We must be ready to repel the aggressor. Baldy's Leo45 redrawn & with "Phoney War" period textures.
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  9. #59

    Icon22 For the BoF / BoB team...skin options for the Bf-109

    John et al,

    These are mostly for JG 26, but there is a JG 53 "Molders" skin in the mix. One is from Psullykeys, two from RobH / Klausreiss, one is UncleTgt's, and the other two are Morton's.

    Any preferences?
    "Rami"

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  10. #60
    I like #3 best of all.
    "De Oppresso Liber"

  11. #61
    For clarity, my "Knuppel" skin is just Morton's Galland skin with different markings.

  12. #62

    LeO 45

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  13. #63

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    Good evening,

    Finally got around to installing some BoF Team updates and mods, AND finished the last four missions for 14 May...

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - Cripple Belgian transport
    "summary_string"=Männer, herhören! Our Henschel dive bombers will be raiding the city of Leuven, & our job is to bait British fighters by feinting toward Leuven before we continue to Ghent. Over the city, we will target the rail yard & factories before turning back for Germany. Both raids will have heavy escort, so do your job and hope that the British take the bait so we can hack them out of the sky!
    "objective_string"=During the period from 11 May 'til the breakout at Sedan, German bomber units raided railyards and other transportation centers throughout Belgium, Holland, & France. In Belgium alone, the cities of Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, and Leuven were raided heavily. On 14 May, the Germans sent Heinkels and Henschels to Leuven, & these were intercepted by elements of four Hurricane Squadrons from Lille. However, due to heavy German escort, only three Heinkels were shot down, with a fourth damaged. This mission alters history slightly by having their arrival at Leuven be a feint before turning toward Ghent.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, you will assemble and then climb to 5,000 meters before you meet the escort. The escort will remain ahead of your formation to ward off any frontal attacks. Over Ghent, you will release over the rail yard, then turn northeast for Germany as the escorts tangle with any fighters. Our bombers have been heavily involved with raids on Antwerp, Brussels, and Leuven recently, and we believe we're grinding down the enemy. Make sure your raid echoes that success!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=GC_He111H6
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Rotenburg

    "title_string"=BoF Jagdgeschwader - Make a path for Henschels
    "summary_string"=Achtung, kamerad! You have been assigned to help our Henschels hit rail targets in Leuven by flying out ahead of these dive bombers and engaging any enemy fighters that attempt to break up their raid. Escorts remaining close to the HS-123s will chase away any fighters that get close. Once the raiders finish, you may fly back to Limburg airfield. 'Plow the road' for the attackers & make sure the skies are safe!
    "objective_string"=During the period from 11 May 'til the breakout at Sedan, German bomber units raided railyards and other transportation centers throughout Belgium, Holland, & France. In Belgium alone, the cities of Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, and Leuven were raided heavily. On 14 May, the Germans sent Heinkels and Henschels to Leuven, & these were intercepted by elements of four Hurricane Squadrons from Lille. Because of their effective fighter cover, only two Henschels were lost, but there is no record of any damaged. Four Hurricanes were shot down during this part of the mission.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, you will form up and head for the airfield at Asch; this is now being used as a forward base. Here you will meet the Henschels. Your task is to fly ahead of the Henschels & their escort, & engage enemy fighters to keep 'em busy. The Messerschmitt escort can also lend assistance if the Hurricanes get too close to the Henschels. Once the raiders finish, you can break off & head back to Limburg airfield.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_BF109ECFS2_II_JG2 6_Knuppel
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Limburg

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Scrambled mess over Ghent
    "summary_string"=Scramble, RAF pilots! Our Belgian observers have sighted enemy bombers heading toward the city of Leuven! You're being sent to intercept any German aircraft you see within the Leuven-Brussels-Ghent sector and tear into these raiders. Make sure that you make every effort to disrupt and harass their bombers; we can't afford to lose any more ground in Belgium!
    "objective_string"=By the 14th of May, heavy attrition has caused the original fighter groups to be reinforced with more fighters from Britain. During this raid, Hurricanes of four Lille-based squadrons intercepted a large Luftwaffe raid on Leuven. This mission covers the "high" part of the German formation; He-111s from KG 27 covered by 109s of JG 2. Due to the heavy enemy escort, only three Heinkels were shot down, with a fourth damaged. This mission alters history slightly by having the arrival at Leuven be a feint before turning toward Ghent.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you will climb to Angels 18 and fly northeast toward the city of Leuven. Pay attention to your radio; if the raid on Leuven is a feint, you will be notified en route and redirected. Once you intercept the German formation, focus on shooting down bombers & take out as many as you can while only engaging 109s if threatened. Once you finish or the raiders flee, break off and return to Lille. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 85 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Lille

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Covering the Leuven sector
    "summary_string"=Scramble, RAF pilots! Our Belgian observers have sighted enemy bombers heading toward the city of Leuven! You're being sent to intercept any German aircraft you see within the Leuven-Brussels-Ghent sector and tear into these raiders. Make sure that you make every effort to disrupt and harass their bombers; we can't afford to lose any more ground in Belgium!
    "objective_string"=By the 14th of May, heavy attrition has caused the original fighter groups to be reinforced with more fighters from Britain. During this raid, Hurricanes of four Lille-based squadrons intercepted a large Luftwaffe raid on Leuven. This mission covers the "low" part of the German formation; He-123s from II(S)/LG 2 covered by 109s from JG 2. Due to the effective fighter cover, only two Henschels were lost, but there is no record of any damaged. Four Hurricanes were shot down during this part of the mission.
    "intelligence_string"=Our observers indicate that the formation sighted had bombers at altitude and other flights at lower level. Accordingly, your Hurricanes will attack the lower formation. If the Germans turn from Leuven, you'll be notified en route. Your task is to engage bombers, but at lower altitude you'll also be able to tangle with 109s if threatened. Once finished, head back to Vitry-en-Artois; this may not be your only action today. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 607 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Vitry-en-Artois
    "Rami"

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  14. #64

    Icon22 For Shessi....another round of thanks!

    Mark,

    Finally putting the ol' girl to use in the Battle of France...

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Monchengladbach is raided
    "summary_string"=Okay chaps, let's do our part! Bomber Command is going to step up & attack key targets in Germany, Holland, & Belgium this evening in order to wreck havoc behind the frontline and disrupt the enemy offensive. Your target will be the German airfield at Monchengladbach, as Wellingtons & Hampdens raid targets elsewhere. We believe this is a major fighter base, so if we can inflict heavy damage, it may reduce the amount of fighters our Hurricanes are facing in France!
    "objective_string"=The night of 14 May saw Bomber Command step up the pace of raids, sending bombers to hit targets in Holland, Belgium, & Germany. During this night, twelve Armstrong-Whitworth Whitleys peppered the aerodrome at Monchengladbach, while British Hampdens and Wellingtons raided road junctions, marshalling yards, & railway stations in Aachen & Maastricht. In total, some forty-three aircraft of Bomber Command were involved in their attacks on this night; however their impact is unknown, as are any losses.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, you will form up with the other bombers and head for the Humber Estuary, then cross the North Sea & over Holland to reach Germany. Your altitude for this raid will be 6,000 feet. The formation will be broken up into smaller elements to help split up any flak. You will have to navigate to the airfield and back in darkness; this will help to prevent enemy interception. Following your drop, turn northwest and return to Dishforth. Upon your return, spotlights will help guide you to the airfield. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AW Whitley MkV 58 Sqn Bomber Command
    "airfield_string"=England - Dishforth
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

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  15. #65
    It looks to be a good mission, but that is a great screenshot.
    "De Oppresso Liber"

  16. #66

    Great stuff Andrew!

    Good to see her being used.

    Cheers

    Shessi


    P.S. Hint..hint..all we need now is some Battle of the Atlantic...Coastal Command missions...

  17. #67

    Icon22 Reply...

    Good evening,

    Before signing off for the evening, I'm continuing to work on Rotterdam's layout for GSL. This is, aside from the missions themselves, the most challenging piece of the entire project to create harbors and piers out of these coastlines. I've already done the complete pier map, now I'm filling it in.

    Here is Rotterdam East...
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

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  18. #68

    Icon22 Reply...

    Hello again,

    And here is Rotterdam West...I'm only filling in the "cuts" away from the main channel in an effort to keep the FPS up. Not the easiest thing in the world.
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

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  19. #69

    Icon22 Reply...

    Good morning,

    Just a couple of quick screenies before I head off to the coal mines...
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

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  20. #70

    Icon22 Reply...

    Hello again,

    Here are a couple more.
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

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  21. #71

    Awesome

    BOTH the Battle for the Netherlands AND France - this is one huge undertaking. Fantastic job.

    Finn

  22. #72

    Reply...

    Finn,

    When you dig into the guts of this project, you can't really do the Battle of France without including Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands in it. Rotterdam was one of those parts I was dreading. Still some work to do, but it's a major step forward.

    Still, I wouldn't expect anything but screenshots before 2018.
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

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  23. #73

    Reply...

    Good evening,

    And we now have Fort Eben-Emael!
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

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  24. #74
    Beautiful work... just beautiful.
    "De Oppresso Liber"

  25. #75

    Question Reply...

    New breakwaters? Why not...
    "Rami"

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