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  1. #176

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    Hello again,

    Strike!
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  2. #177

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    Good afternoon,

    Here are some new missions that are completed...

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Surprising enemy columns at dawn
    "summary_string"=Aviateurs, le temps est essentiel! Your Vindicators will join up with Loire-Nieuports of AB 2 to attack enemy columns on Zuid-Beveland. We must halt the advance before they reach the causeway that will allow them to cross & occupy Walcheren! If they do this, the Germans will control much of the river access into Central Europe! We must not allow this to happen!
    "objective_string"=Just after dawn on 17 May 1940, ten Vindicators from AB 1 & eight Loire-Nieuport 401s from AB 2 struck German armoured columns on Zuid-Beveland that were heading for Walcheren. Combat records that are available indicate they encountered heavy flak, but no Loire-Nieuports and possibly only one Vindicator were lost in the attack. This mission is a psuedo-historical version; Morane fighters have been substituted for Potez 631s, & the possibility of enemy interception didn't exist on this mission.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, you will fly northeast, but remain at relatively low level as you head for the eastern end of Walcheren. On the way, you'll pick up the escorts. After reaching Zuid-Beveland, look for German armoured columns along the main road, & attack them. Once the attack is complete, break out to the southwest over the estuary & head back over Belgium toward France. Good luck to you!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=V-156F Vindicator
    "airfield_string"=France - Etaples

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Stop the German forces in Zeeland
    "summary_string"=Attention, aviateurs. C'est une mission importante! The Germans have overtaken Zuid-Beveland & are threatening the island of Walcheren. Today we're going to destroy the road bridges across the canal near Hansweert, & attack factories in the town to prevent their capture by the Germans! If they can control the islands, they control the River Escaut! We cannot let that happen!
    "objective_string"=This mission is pseudo-historical. On 16 May 1940, French Navale Squadrons AB 1 and AB 2 bombed a railroad bridge and the road sluices near the town of Hansweert on the island of Zuid-Beveland. Both Sqns were escorted by Potez 631 fighters. Despite using vulnerable aircraft, only one Vindicator was lost during three days of action, whilst AB 2 lost no Loire-Nieuports. For this mission, an escort of Bloch 152s are included to increase survivability, and your chance of interception is also fictional. Due to the limits of this sim, AB 2 will hit the rail bridge, whilst AB 1 will attack two small factory complexes in Hansweert.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, you will fly northeast, but stay at low level as you head to the estuary of the Escaut. Along the way, you will pick up the escort fighters. Over Hansweert, hit the factory complex in the southwest part of the town whilst the other flights raid their assigned targets. When finished, break out to the west and then recross the estuary to return to France. Hopefully, these escorts will mop up any fighters in the area. Good luck to you!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=V-156F Vindicator
    "airfield_string"=France - Etaples

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Loire-Nieuports above the Sambre
    "summary_string"=Aviateurs, nous avons besoin de votre aide! Enemy tanks are about to cross the Sambre River, & they are concentrated at the town of Berlaimont. Your two squadrons will fly to the town and pound them while they are massed for the crossing. If we can catch them napping here, we may be able to totally annihilate them!
    "objective_string"=At 1830 hours on 19 May, some twenty LN 401/411 dive-bombers of AB 2 and 4 left Berck airfield to raid German Panzers at Berlaimont. Remaining low, they inflicted tremendous damage on the exposed forces of Rommel's 7th Panzer Division, including four hundred casualties. This slowed the German advance for two days. However, the cost was high; twelve of the twenty Loire-Nieuports were lost to flak, most of the other bombers returned damaged from flak & bomb fragments, the latter caused by French airmen releasing their bombs too low. This mission is quasi-historical; I added the Hurricanes which were supposed to protect the bombers from enemy fighters. A few bombers were engaged by Bf-109s.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you will fly southeast to Amiens, where we'll rendezvous with the RAF Hurricanes that are escorting us. When you reach Berlaimont, watch out for flak & any gunfire from the German columns. The escort should be able to keep enemy fighters away. Once you make the attack, continue west-southwest to clear the area, heading back to Amiens before swinging northwest toward Etaples. We must prevent the Germans from finding where we are flying from!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Loire Nieuport 401
    "airfield_string"=France - Etaples

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Who shot down the enemy bomber?
    "summary_string"=Pilotes, nous avons besoin de votre expertise! We need you to fly between Cambrai & Valenciennes, looking for any German fighters or bombers. It is critical that we maintain control of the air in this area, failure to do this will allow them to push us to the sea. Show the Germans we cannot be forced from the Cambrai area!
    "objective_string"=Late in the afternoon on 19 May, a solo Do-17p on reconnaissance was badly damaged, despite being escorted by Bf-109s. However, credit for this kill is disputed; it may have been south of Cambrai by 17 & 607 Squadrons of the RAF, or by GC III/3, west of Valenciennes. Three Bf-109s were claimed by the RAF, but two fighters of 17 Squadron were shot down. There are no records of French losses.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you will head northeast and then patrol from a bit south of Cambrai to just west of Valenciennes at 3,000m. You're searching for any German recce planes or bombers. If you choose to engage, watch out for Luftwaffe fighters, and be aware of any British planes in the area. We cannot afford to lose any aircraft to friendly fire. Once the enemy leaves or you exhaust your ammo, return to Beauvais for the evening. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=MS 406 Sgt de Puybusque 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Beauvais

    "title_string"=Battle of France - GC III/3 intercept Dornier bombers
    "summary_string"=Aviateurs, prenez l'air rapidement! If we're going to slow down the enemy offensive, we must patrol near the front to intercept any intruders. You will patrol the area just southeast of your airfield, & make sure enemy planes don't try to sneak through and raid your base! Show the Germans they cannot force us to retreat further!
    "objective_string"=Late in the morning on 19 May, Ms-406 fighters of GC III/3 intercepted Dornier Do-17Zs of II/KG 3 near the town of Estees Saint-Denis. Two bombers were heavily damaged and one was shot down, but the French also had two Ms-406 get mauled by the Dornier gunners. One pilot was forced to bail out, another had to force-land. The actual numbers of aircraft involved are unknown.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, head southeast toward the town of Estees Saint-Denis & begin climbing hard. Your altitude for this patrol will be 4,000m. If you run into enemy bombers, make sure to look out for any fighters before you engage 'em. Our fighter units have suffered heavy losses, & we must do all that we can to preserve all of the planes we have left, if we can't, the Germans will trample us!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=MS 406 Sgt de Puybusque 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Beauvais
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    Very interested in the progress of this work Andrew. I do wonder what resources there are for French ground forces, whether you fly for the Luftwaffe or for the French Air Force. We don't seem to have any French tanks, armoured cars or trucks for armoured columns. The only Renault tank I can recall was WW1 vintage.

  4. #179

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenna View Post
    Very interested in the progress of this work Andrew. I do wonder what resources there are for French ground forces, whether you fly for the Luftwaffe or for the French Air Force. We don't seem to have any French tanks, armoured cars or trucks for armoured columns. The only Renault tank I can recall was WW1 vintage.
    Ravenna,

    We really don't, but if someone would be willing to do it, perhaps Wolfi, Robert John, or someone else could take up the task of repainting Wolfi's vehicles or Robert John's vehicles.

    Another option could potentially be repainting some of the Polish vehicles from the September 1939 package in French colors as a quick work-around.

    This would also involve some .dp modifications.
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  5. #180

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    Good morning,

    As John said, "ze progress" continues...

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - Bait the French squadrons
    "summary_string"=Achtung, Meine Herren! Whilst other bomber units will continue the support of the Panzer offensive, your bombers will attack targets closer to Paris to try and split the enemy defenses! Your flights will target the city of Creil, and raid a major aircraft plant there. Hopefully, French squadrons will take this bait and draw themselves away from the main area of attack!
    "objective_string"=In the early morning of 20 May 1940, Dorniers of II/KG 2 attacked targets between Montdidler and Criel, France. One of the Dorniers reported being hit by flak. In addition, these Dorniers were also intercepted by French fighters from GC II/10 and GC III/10. There are no reports of further Do-17 losses, nor any records of the number of aircraft involved. This mission does make two significant changes to history: The first is the target chosen, and the second is the inclusion of a Bf-110 escort to offer a measure of protection.
    "intelligence_string"=After leaving Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, you will form up and head west-southwest to reach Creil, which is north of Paris. You will meet the escort fighters in eastern France and attack targets at Creil from a height of 4,000 meters. Your flight will target a large aircraft factory. The escorts should prevent you from getting jumped, but remain on guard and watch out for thick flak. When finished, return to Wiesbaden; this will likely not be your only action today!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Dornier Do-17Z2
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Wiesbaden-Erbenheim

    "title_string"=Battle of France (Stuka) - French pilots blow through
    "summary_string"=Kameraden, herhören! Panzer columns are ready to cross the Oise Canal at the French town of Noyon, but before they can cross, a French vehicle depot and railyard must be neutralized. The Panzer units report intense flak and shelling coming from these two positions. Your Stukas will be used to destroy both locations & clear the road for their crossing!
    "objective_string"=Just after noon on 20 May, a Stuka from 8/StG 1 was shot down just north of Noyon, a town on the Oise Canal. The Stukas were escorted by Bf-109s of I/JG 51, who shot down a Bloch 152 fighter of GC I/8, which intercepted this German formation. This mission assumes a Stuka attack upon the town of Noyon, whose bridges and road junctions were key to the advance of German Panzer columns over the Oise Canal. The number of French and German aircraft actually involved are unknown.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, you will form up and climb to a altitude of 4,000m, where you'll meet up with the 109s. As you approach the town of Noyon, two of the Stuka flights (including yours) will raid the railyard while the other two flights will strike the vehicle depot. When you complete the attack, turn northeast to clear out, and head back to Chievres whilst your escorts mop up any enemy fighters. Be sure to watch out for heavy flak over the target!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=JU87B Stuka 2-I-StG1 Maj.Werner Rench
    "airfield_string"=Belgium - Chievres

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Slaughtered over the Sambre River
    "summary_string"=Écoutez, nous avons besoin de pilotes courageux pour cette mission! A bridge across the Sambre is being used by enemy forces to get their armoured columns over the Sambre River! If we can destroy this bridge, it will cut the Germans off and delay any further incursions into France. Let's show the Germans that we'll make every effort to halt their progress!
    "objective_string"=Around noon on 20 May 1940, the three remaining Loire-Nieuports, along with eleven Vindicators of AB 1, set out to hit a bridge over the Sambre River at Origny-Sainte-Benoîte. Contrasting the previous raids, the French pilots saw their luck run out as they were attacked by German Bf-109s of I/JG 2. Five of the Vindicators were shot down, as well as a Loire-Nieuport dive bomber. The Hurricanes who were supposed to fly escort never showed up. This is a psuedo-historical version of this mission, with the Hurricane escort included to help defend you against enemy fighters.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne you'll fly southeast toward the Sambre River. This bridge over the Sambre at Origny-Sainte-Benoîte is being used by the enemy to get armoured convoys across. You must destory this bridge to cut off the enemy forces! Use your bomb to destroy the bridge or any enemy vehicles in the town. When finished, clear out to the west & head back to Etaples aerodrome, where we will reload and refuel. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Loire Nieuport 401
    "airfield_string"=France - Etaples
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  6. #181

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    Good afternoon,

    More work in the can...

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - Ju-88 Sturzkampfflugzeug
    "summary_string"=Achtung, Meine Herren! Whilst other bomber units will continue the support of the Panzer offensive, your bombers will attack targets closer to Paris to try and split the enemy defenses! Your flights will raid Compiegne, & use the Ju-88s as dive-bombers to hit strategic targets across the city. Hopefully, French squadrons will take this bait again & draw themselves away from the main area of attack!
    "objective_string"=During the morning of 20 May, Ju-88s of I/KG 51 were intercepted while dive-bombing targets over Compiegne, France by Bloch 152s from GC I/1 and Moranes from GC III/1. According to records, one Junkers 88 was shot down. The actual numbers of aircraft involved on this mission are unknown, but the number of Ju-88s available were still small in proportion to He-111s and Do-17s, so your mission reflects this. Unlike the actual mission, an escort of Zerstorers has been provided to lend a measure of protection for you.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, fly west-northwest and climb up to 4,500m on your way to the target. You should pick up an escort over Eastern France. When you reach Compiegne, allow your wingmen to lead and follow them in the descent as they loop around to hit the target from the west. Make sure to look for heavy flak over the target, and hope that the escorts can ward off any fighters. Once your run is complete, clear out to the east and return to Memmingen. If possible, get your crate back in one piece!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=KM_JU88_A-4 I/KG 30
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Memmingen

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Sauerkraut is served for Hawk 75s
    "summary_string"=Les pilotes, vos combattants sont prêts! A Dornier Do-17 reconnaissance bomber has been seen near the town of Commercy, & you are being sent out to investigate this, and reports of a larger formation of Luftwaffe bombers & fighters near the city of Chalons-Sur-Marne. If you find the recce bomber and the formation, you will engage them and show these German pilots that the French Air Force will not wilt under the pressure!
    "objective_string"=This is an amalgam of two missions on 20 May. The first mission saw five Hawk 75s of GC II/5 shoot down a Dornier Do-17p of 1(F)/22, flying a recce sortie over Commercy, France. The second mission saw He-111s of I/KG 55 get attacked by Hawk 75s of GC II/4 over Betheniville after their attack on Chalons-sur-Marne. This mission proposes a force of several Heinkel flights, together with a mixed escort of Bf-109s and 110s. The actual number of aircraft involved are unknown, along with the fact that the only verified damage was that of a single He-111 at the hands of GC II/4.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, fly northwest to reach the town of Commercy, where a Dornier Do-17 bomber was seen flying reconnaissiance. If you can locate this plane and destroy it, continue northwest until you reach Betheniville, where you will then turn south and sweep along to Chalons-sur-Marne. A sizable German formation was reported to be in this area, and if you identify it, focus on shooting down any bombers before engaging fighters. Fighters from GC II/4 are aloft in the same area, and hopefully they'll assist your efforts. When finished, return to Juvaincourt. Bonne chance!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=FDG2_P-36 Capt Jean Accart GC I 5 Pontarlier 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Juvaincourt
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    More missions finished...

    "title_string"=BoF Jagdgeschwader - Bf-109s patrol the Somme
    "summary_string"=Willkommen in Frankreich! The amazing success of our ground forces has cleared the Ardennes & the Meuse, allowing your fighters & Stukas to operate from French soil. Your Jagdgeschwader has taken Etain-Rouvers airfield, and you'll patrol from this new base along the Somme Valley, looking for any French or British fighters. Let's show 'em that we can now chase them all the way to the sea!
    "objective_string"=This is an amalgam of three separate engagements by Jagdgeschwader 2, 21, and 27 during the late afternoon of 20 May. I/JG 21 battled Moranes of GC I/6 above Villers-Bretonneux, taking down two & damaging another one. Hawk 75s from GC II/4 engaged Bf-109s of I/JG 2 above Peronne, losing one, and a MS-406 of GC I/2 was badly damaged by Messerschmitts from I/JG 27 near the city of Reims. No German fighters seem to have been lost in these engagements.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, sweep west-northwest along the Somme Valley from your base to the area between Peronne & Villers-Bretonneux, just east of Amiens. If the sky is clear, you'll return to Etain-Rouvers via Reims, once again looking closely for any signs of enemy fighters. Your height for this patrol will be 4,500m; this should give you the chance to dive on your enemy. Fighters from JG 2 and JG 21 will also be along, staggered at different altitudes to assist you. On this mission, attempt to shoot down as many fighters as you can, then return to base.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_BF109E_Witt_Schla geter-JG26
    "airfield_string"=France - Etain (Rouvres)

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Luck holds along the Somme River
    "summary_string"=Aviateurs, vos Moranes sont réchauffés et prêts! Your squadron will fly a short patrol between the towns of Peronne and Ham, looking for any enemy formations passing through the Somme River Valley to hit either Abbeville or Amiens. You are cleared to shoot whatever you see, but choose your spots carefully, as we cannot afford further losses due to recklessness!
    "objective_string"=Prior to midday on 20 May, a Ms-406 of GC III/2 was shot down by return fire from Heinkel 111s of I/KG 53 whilst patrolling between Peronne & Ham. The German bombers were attacking road and rail between Amiens & Abbeville. During the historical mission, one German bomber was lost to AA, one to GC III/2, & yet another to GC III/3. There is no indication of any escorts. Your mission makes one minor change; to simply the mission structure, the Germans raid a railyard at Amiens. Unfortunately, the total number of aircraft actually involved are not known.
    "intelligence_string"=Once you are airborne, fly east-northeast & climb to 4,500m to reach your patrol altitude. Once you reach the town of Peronne, you'll head from there south-southeast to the village of Ham, looking for all Luftwaffe formations. Fighters from GC III/3 will be there to assist, and all flights will stagger in altitude. If the skies are clear, you'll return to Beauvais, and save the fight for another time. We cannot afford to lose fighters to pilots who chase after rabbits! Bonne chance!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=MS 406 Sgt de Puybusque 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Beauvais

    "title_string"=BoF Jagdgeschwader - Fierce fight over Beauvais
    "summary_string"=Aufpassen Männer! Beauvais airfield is being used by the French as a major fighter base, & Heinkels of KG 53 have been tasked with attacking it. Your Bf-110s will handle the escort, as your elite skills are required. This is a very tough assignment that needs your best efforts; the French will certainly defend this airbase fiercely. Show the French we will not wilt, and further resistance is futile!
    "objective_string"=As evening neared on 20 May, Heinkel 111s raided the aerodrome at Beauvais, escorted by Bf-110s of III/ZG 26. Near the field, they were intercepted by Bloch 152s and MS-406s from four squadrons: GC III/2, GC III/10, & possibly GC III/3. As the French and Germans tangled, two Moranes and one Bloch fighter were claimed by the German escorts, but they lost two of their own in the process. It's also possible that a Bf-110 claimed another Bloch 152 fighter, but this is difficult to confirm. There are no recorded losses of German bombers on this mission.
    "intelligence_string"=After takeoff, fly southwest and start climbing up to 5,000 meters. After your rendezvous in Eastern France, you will escort 'em to Beauvais, where the Heinkels will raid the airfield. As the 111s attack, fend off any French or British fighters that try to disrupt them. This is a major French fighter base, so you should anticipate a tough fight. Once these bombers complete their run, you'll lead them back into Eastern France before breaking away to land at Monchengladbach.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=TR_BF110_C
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Monchengladbach
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    Good morning,

    Additional missions finished...

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Diversionary raid to Belgium
    "summary_string"=Listen up! While other bombers hit bridges across Hauts-de-France, your Blenheim squadron will fly a diversionary raid, looking for all enemy columns moving behind enemy lines after dark. Your flight will sweep an area from Grammont to Oudenaarde, attacking any Panzer columns you find. Once your raid is complete, head back to England in case we make another raid tonight. Show the Germans that the cover of night provides no cover at all!
    "objective_string"=Whilst bombers from airbases further north were raiding targets in France, some eighteen Blenheims departed East Anglia to hit German columns on the road from Grammont up to Oudenaarde in Belgium. Additional information about this raid is sketchy; there are no available reports of any RAF combat losses or Blenheims damaged, nor is there reliable information on successes these bombers achieved.
    "intelligence_string"=After takeoff, you will meet up with the Blenheims passing overhead & fly east-southeast toward the coast. Upon reaching Belgium, continue inland and sweep the road between Grammont & Oudenaarde, looking for any columns around the area. Once you make your attack, clear out to the west-northwest & head for the coast. You want to keep your speed up over the target; the faster you fly, the shorter you will be under fire. Be sure to make the bombs count, holding back the enemy depends heavily on accurate results!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Blenheim Mk4-1 139 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=England - Haverhill

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Destroying the vital bridges!
    "summary_string"=Attention, pilots! The Germans are using all intact bridges crossing the rivers in Northern France to advance the Panzers, & it's critical we knock them out to prevent reinforcements from strengthening their numbers. You'll raid bridges across the Oise this evening with a formation of Whitley bombers from RAF Driffield. Let's hit our targets and show the Germans that we will make them pay for every inch gained!
    "objective_string"=The evening of 20 May, 1940 saw twenty Whitleys of RAF 77 and 102 Squadrons attack bridges over the Aisne & Oise Rivers, along with some eighteen Hampdens. RAF bombers focused on bridges near Ribemont, Origny Ste.-Benoite, & Cambrai. Two of these British bombers were hit by flak and forced down in France; one Whitley landed behind enemy lines. This mission omits the bombers which struck Cambrai; this mission focuses on the bombers that hit bridges along the Oise.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you'll form up with the rest of the formation & fly south-southeast toward the coast. Once there, make sure to check your course so you come ashore at Dunkirk. The Hampdens will target Origny Ste.-Benoite, while the Whitney force hits Ribemont, a few miles to the southwest. Once your attack is complete, turn north-northwest and head for Calais, where you will recross the North Sea to return home. Be sure to watch out for flak over the target; the Germans know that bridges are of paramount need for their continued advance. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Hampden BMk.I P1333
    "airfield_string"=England - Scampton

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Slowing the advance of the Panzers
    "summary_string"=Aujourd'hui, nous avons besoin de tous les pilotes courageux pour avancer! We must stop the advance of German units any way we can, so you've chosen to lead nine LeO bombers & attack Panzer columns near Arras. Show the Germans that we'll continue to fight until the last plane is lost!
    "objective_string"=Desperate French bomber squadrons were involved in heavy action during 20 May. LeO 45s, Breguets, & Potez light bombers flew either solo or in small groups to hit enemy columns around Albert, Guise, Bapaume, Saint-Quentin, Arras, Cambrai, Peronne, and Amiens. The squadrons involved were GB I/12, GB II/12, GB I/31, GB II/31, and GB II/51. None of the sorties had escorts, and LeO bombers were intercepted by 109s; once east of Saint-Quentin by I/JG 2 and another by Galland of Stab/JG 27. Several LeOs, Breguets, and Potez bombers were shot down or damaged by flak. This is an amalgam of two of these missions that were intercepted by 109s. The Dewoitine escorts are fictional.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you'll head east-northeast to the sector between Saint-Quentin and Guise, sweeping for any German Panzer columns in the area. If you find them, use your bombs and ammo to take out as many as you can. Because you'll be operating near the frontline, Dewoitine D-520s of GC III/3 will provide escort. They should be able to keep enemy planes away. After your raid, fly south-southwest & return to Guyancourt to refuel & reload. Bonne chance!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=LeO 45 GBI 31 May 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Boissy-le-bois

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Keep Panzer columns from the sea
    "summary_string"=Aujourd'hui, nous avons besoin de tous les pilotes courageux pour avancer! We must stop the advance of German units any way we can, so you've chosen to lead a force of twelve bombers & attack Panzer columns near Arras. Let's show the enemy that we will continue to fight until the last plane is lost!
    "objective_string"=Desperate French bomber squadrons were involved in heavy action during 20 May. LeO 45s, Breguets, & Potez light bombers flew either solo or in small groups to hit enemy columns around Albert, Guise, Bapaume, Saint-Quentin, Arras, Cambrai, Peronne, and Amiens. The squadrons involved were GB I/12, GB II/12, GB I/31, GB II/31, and GB II/51. None of the sorties had escort fighters, & several LeOs, Breguets, & Potez bombers were either shot down or damaged by heavy flak. The Morane escorts on this mission are fictional, as are the the chance of interception by Bf-110s.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you will head north-northeast to the sector between Arras and Bapaume, sweeping for any German Panzer columns in the area. If you find them, use your bombs and ammo to take out as many as you can. Because you'll be operating near the frontline, Moranes from GC III/3 will provide escort. They should be able to keep German planes at bay. After your attack, fly south-southwest and return to Guyancourt to refuel and reload. Bonne chance!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Breguet_Bre_693v 1
    "airfield_string"=France - Guyancourt
    "Rami"

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  9. #184
    Thank you Rami, looking forward to this one.

    msfossey

  10. #185

    Look out below!

    Shameless bump (not that this thread needs it )
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  11. #186

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    Good morning,

    As John said...nothing like a shameless plug. Wellingtons departing the English coast on an evening raid...
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  12. #187
    Nice screenies! Thanks for the "bump."
    "De Oppresso Liber"

  13. #188

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    Hello again,

    The Hampdens depart next...

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Night raids against Cambrai
    "summary_string"=Listen up, pilots! The Germans have taken Cambrai, and are now working to get the airbases in shape for their use! We cannot let this happen without a fight, so your Wellingtons will join with a second squadron from Waddington & attack the airfields near Cambrai tonight, and thereby hopefully delay the enemy from using them! Show the Germans that every inch gained will be a struggle!
    "objective_string"=This is an amalgam of sorties by Bomber Command on Cambrai by a total of thirty-two Wellingtons, as well as any of the Hampdens and Whitleys that did not attack bridges on the Rivers Aisne & Oise the night of 20 May. To simplify this mission, the bombers attack Forenville & Hayencourt airfields; both were captured by the Germans when Cambrai fell. They began using them on 21 May. There are no reports of any damage to the Wellingtons, nor are there any reports on damage that they caused by their attacks.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you will meet the Wellingtons from Waddington and fly south-southeast to the English coast. After crossing the North Sea and reaching the French coast near Dunkirk, you will attack the airfield just south of Cambrai, whilst the bombers from Waddington will hit the airbase just north of Cambrai simultaneously. Once the raid is complete, reverse course and head north-northwest to return to your airfield at Marham. Make sure to put your bombs on target, perhaps with a little luck we can delay the Germans from using these bases!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
    "airfield_string"=England - Marham
    "Rami"

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  14. #189

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    Good evening,

    Now it's starting really turn for the worse...

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Gladiators make their escape
    "summary_string"=Attention! Due to the relentless pressure from the Luftwaffe, 61 Wing must evacuate this airfield at Norrent-Fontes. Your flight of Gladiators will join Hurricanes from three squadrons & then cross the Channel to England, where we'll continue the fight over France from our own shores. The environment here has simply become too dangerous. Let's hope we can reach the Channel unmolested, many of the Hurricanes are badly holed & in no shape to fight!
    "objective_string"=This mission is an amalgam of some of the evening evacuations from French bases that took place on 20 May. The evacuations on the mission were of 61 Wing, based at Norrent-Fontes. (St. Omer is used) Four Hurricanes from 607, six from 504, and five more of 3 Squadron were flown to Croydon. When they reached Croydon, all four 607 machines were scrapped. Four 615 Squadron Gladiators were also evacuated independently. This combines them into one force for the sake of brevity. During the real mission, this evacuation was not intercepted.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you'll form up with the Hurricanes and fly northwest to reach the coast, near Calais. From there you'll cross to Dover and then head to the Thames Estuary. After you reach the Thames, pass over London before making the final turn for Croydon. Seeing our Hurricanes over London might help to lift morale. Because German fighters have been prowling over the French bases, make sure to check your six during takeoff. If you get jumped, engage & take them down, then make a brief pause at Merville to refuel and reload. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Gladiator Mk II 615 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - St. Omer

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Lives depend on your skills
    "summary_string"=Attention! Due to the relentless pressure from the Luftwaffe, 61 Wing must evacuate this airfield at Norrent-Fontes. A SABENA Sm-73 transport plane with airbase personnel is heading to England. Your four Hurricane flights will surround the transport and cross the Channel to reach England, where we will continue to assist French forces from our own soil. The environment here has simply become very dangerous. Let's hope that we reach the English Channel unmolested, many of these Hurricanes are badly holed & in no shape to fight!
    "objective_string"=This mission is an amalgam of some of the evening evacuations from French bases that took place on 20 May. The evacuations on the mission were of 61 Wing, based at Norrent-Fontes. (St. Omer is used) On this mission, nine Hurricanes of 615 Squadron & four more from 607 escorted a SABENA Sm-73 transport with personnel from Norrent-Fontes to safety. During this period, three other Hurricanes returned to England independently. This combines them into a single force for the sake of brevity, & during the actual mission, this evacuation was not intercepted.
    "intelligence_string"=Following takeoff, surround the Sm-73 transport and fly northwest to reach the coast, near Calais. From there you'll cross to Dover and then head to the Thames Estuary. After you reach the Thames, pass over London before making the final turn for Croydon. Seeing our Hurricanes over London might help to lift morale. Because German fighters have been prowling along the French coast, don't drop your guard until after you get across the Channel. If you get jumped, by German fighters, draw them away from the Sm-73 transport & take them down, then proceed to Croydon when this threat is over. Good luck, and keep that transport safe!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 607 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - St. Omer

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Escorting Blenheims to Arras
    "summary_string"=Get to your fighters! Blenheim bombers from East Anglia are about to overfly our base, and you will escort them into France whilst they attack vehicle columns concentrated 'round Arras! The task over France is to keep all bombers safe from enemy air attacks, and then get them back to England! Let's show the Blenheims that we can handle the escorts into France from our own shores!
    "objective_string"=As evening neared on 20 May, Hurricanes of RAF 32 Squadron took off to fly escort for Blenheims from 21 and 107 Squadrons sent to attack vehicle columns around the Cambrai-Arras-Peronne sector. As the bombers neared Arras, a single Hs-126 was spotted at 8,000ft & quickly shot down. No other air activity was reported, though one fighter was lost to this Henschel's return fire. The Hurricane crashed south of Arras, but otherwise the raiders continued unopposed, & all the bombers returned safely. However, there's no record of whether the Blenheim attack was successful.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, turn south-southeast & climb up to Angels eight to rendezvous with the Blenheims. As the bombers near Arras, every flight will look for any vehicle columns, then attack from altitude. Once all bombers drop, you'll turn west-northwest to clear the target snf then northwest to return to England. Just before reaching Dover, you'll break away from the bombers & return to Manston. Make sure to keep an eye on these bombers over France; we will need to maintain our numbers to delay the Germans as much as possible!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 32 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=England - Ramsgate
    "Rami"

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  15. #190

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    Good morning,

    Additional work completed...getting close to the end of 20 May.

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - Pushing them into the sea
    "summary_string"=Kameraden herhören! Our Panzer units have almost reached the French coast, & our concentration on airfields may force the British to abandon French airfields & retreat to their own shores. Let's keep the pressure on the British by raiding the airfield at Abbeville, and show the British and French that our victory is becoming inevitable!
    "objective_string"=Late in the afternoon on 20 May, Dornier bombers of KG 77 were intercepted above Arras by 79 Sqn Hurricanes with a section from 213/B. The Do-17s had Bf-110 escorts from I/ZG 26. The RAF pilots claimed one fighter destroyed, one probable, and one damaged. One Do-17 bomber was also claimed destroyed & another damaged. The Bf-110s bagged two fighters. The real target isn't known, but was probably Abbeville or Amiens-Gilsy airfield; this would have placed them above Arras near the time they were intercepted. For this mission, Abbeville is used as the target.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, you will form up with the other Dorniers and fly east-southeast into France. Along the way to Abbeville, you will meet up with the escort over Belgium and climb to 5,000 meters. As you approach Abbville, the escorts will handle searching for fighters, so concentrate on placing these bombs on target. Once you release, clear out to the east before turning east-northeast for your return flight to Germany. Passen Sie auf sich auf!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Dornier Do-17Z2
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Monchengladbach

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - Catch the British off-guard
    "summary_string"=Meine Herren, zuhören! Morning recce flights over Merville and Saint Omer show the airfields are in disarray, they may be preparing to evacuate! Let's take advantage of this and raid these aerodromes while they are filled with planes & other materials strewn everywhere! If we can aim carefully & our escorts keep the fighters at bay, we could cripple their attempt to flee!
    "objective_string"=The early afternoon of 20 May saw ten Ju-88s of III/LG 1 with an escort of Bf-110s from I/ZG 26 intercepted by a solo section of Hurricanes from 615 Squadron. The Hurricanes dove from 15,000ft and damaged one bomber, but an RAF fighter was lost in the process. The Ju-88s were likely raiding Saint Omer or Merville, but their precise target is unclear. For this mission, St. Omer is the intended target. No Bf-110s or Ju-88s appear to have been lost during this misison.
    "intelligence_string"=After takeoff, you'll form up with the other flight of Ju-88s and fly west-southwest toward France. You'll rendezvous with the assigned escorts while over Belgium. Because this distance to St. Omer is relatively short, you'll be able to fly at a quicker pace during your mission, and thereby make you a tougher intercept. Over the airfield, focus on fuel stores, hangars, & parked aircraft. Once your raid is finished, reverse your course and head back to Monchengladbach to refuel & reload, this may not be your only action today!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=KM_JU88_A-4 I/KG 30
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Monchengladbach

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - 61 Wing's last French patrol
    "summary_string"=Attention! As 501 & 504 Sqns prepare to evacuate, your squadron is sending out a section of fighters for a final patrol in the Arras-Douai-Lens sector, to look for any incoming raiders. It is your job to make sure these skies are clear for our squadrons to escape safely to England. We must make every effort to avoid the prospect of being bombed with the airbase in frenzied chaos!
    "objective_string"=The final patrol of 61 Wing before evacuating to England saw a section of 615 Squadron patrol the area from Arras-Douai-Lens. While on patrol, this section ran into a staffel of Heinkel 111s flying at 5,000 meters. The section of Hurricanes attacked, claiming two, but this can't be verified by German records. There is no indication these bombers had escorts, and there is also no information on which unit the Heinkels belonged to.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, head southeast and climb to Angels eighteen before reaching Arras. From there, you'll patrol east-northeast toward Douai, and then back west-northwest over to Lens before flying back to St. Omer. If you find German bombers in the area, engage them after checking for escort fighters, & hack 'em from the air, hopefully getting the enemy to abort before the target. Once the bombers flee or you exhaust your ammo, break away and return to Saint Omer, where we'll evacuate to England.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 607 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - St. Omer

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Escorting Blenheims to Arras
    "summary_string"=Get to your fighters! Blenheim bombers from East Anglia are about to overfly our base, and you will escort them into France whilst they attack vehicle columns concentrated 'round Arras! The task over France is to keep all bombers safe from enemy air attacks, and then get them back to England! Let's show the Blenheims that we can handle the escorts into France from our own shores!
    "objective_string"=As evening neared on 20 May, Hurricanes of RAF 32 Squadron took off to fly escort for Blenheims from 21 and 107 Squadrons sent to attack vehicle columns around the Cambrai-Arras-Peronne sector. As the bombers neared Arras, a single Hs-126 was spotted at 8,000ft & quickly shot down. No other air activity was reported, though one fighter was lost to this Henschel's return fire. The Hurricane crashed south of Arras, but otherwise the raiders continued unopposed, & all the bombers returned safely. However, there's no record of whether the Blenheim attack was successful.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, turn south-southeast & climb up to Angels eight to rendezvous with the Blenheims. As the bombers near Arras, every flight will look for any vehicle columns, then attack from altitude. Once all bombers drop, you'll turn west-northwest to clear the target snf then northwest to return to England. Just before reaching Dover, you'll break away from the bombers & return to Manston. Make sure to keep an eye on these bombers over France; we will need to maintain our numbers to delay the Germans as much as possible!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 32 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=England - Ramsgate
    "Rami"

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  16. #191

    ... flawed concept ...

    But when the Army needs help, everything that flies it put to use. 806FAA Blackburn Roc (WIP paint) on patrol covering the Dunkirk evacuation.
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  17. #192

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    John,

    Sorry...getting back into school has shut out CFS2 until I get my feet back underneath me.
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  18. #193
    Quote Originally Posted by Rami View Post
    John,

    Sorry...getting back into school has shut out CFS2 until I get my feet back underneath me.
    No worries Andrew, I'm keeping myself busy

    btw used a hex editor to remove g_lightstates & crashcheck bytes from the model, so now it is QC & FreeFlight friendly

  19. #194

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    Good morning,

    I actually finished all of the work for my classes ahead of schedule this week, so I'm going to try to get a little MB action in this evening.
    "Rami"

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  20. #195
    You have turned out many great projects Rami. This looks to be fantastic! Looking forward to it.

    msfossey

  21. #196

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    Good evening,

    Well, here is at least one more done...

    "title_string"=BoF Jagdgeschwader - Do-17s decoy to Abbeville
    "summary_string"=Meine Herren, zuhören! Dornier Do-17s from KG 3 will be hitting Abbeville aerodrome today, and you have been tasked with the escort. Clearing out the aerodromes in front of our Panzer units is critical work, so expect to deal with enemy fighters trying to hang on to this critical base. Keep the bombers safe, & show the British their days in France are coming to an end!
    "objective_string"=On the morning of 20 May, a formation of Dornier bombers of I/KG 3 escorted by Bf-110 Zerstorers of I/ZG 2 pounded the aerodrome at Abbeville. As they approached the French coast, Hurricanes of 85 Squadron caught up and intercepted them near Abbeville. According to RAF records, two bombers were claimed, three were damaged, and a Bf-110 was also shot down, exchanged for one Hurricane. Any damage to Abbeville airfield during this raid is unknown.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you'll meet up with the Doriners over France & escort them to the coastline, where they'll turn south for the target run to Abbeville. Your flight path over France will bring you close to enemy-held bases near Lille, so be on guard for fighters near the target. Once the Do-17s release, get 'em to safety in Eastern France before making your turn toward Melsbroeck. Keep a close eye on these Dorniers, their squadrons have suffered the heaviest losses in the campaign!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=TR_BF110_C
    "airfield_string"=Belgium - Melsbroeck

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - 3 Sqn dawn patrol over Lille
    "summary_string"=Get to your fighters! You lost the poker game last night, so you and your squadron mates must fly the first patrol this morning. During your dawn patrol, you will engage & shoot down any German flights flying reconnaissance or bombing missions. When the enemy departs, fly back to Merville to refuel and reload. Let's show the Luftwaffe that we will not cower in the face of their efforts to throw us out of France!
    "objective_string"=Just before dawn on 20 May, Hurricanes of 3 Sqn flew a morning patrol across the Lille area. During the mission, the squadron attacked and damaged a Henschel Hs-126 near Renaix, Belgium, & later on ran into several Heinkel 111s of I/LG I over Lille, shooting down two. Another Heinkel from this unit in the same area might have been shot down by 79 Sqn. There's little evidence that these Hurricanes were damaged or lost during this engagement.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, you will climb up to Angels 10 and sweep the area between Lille & the Belgian border, looking for German reconnaissance flights or early-morning raids. You are cleared to engage whatever you find. After you shoot down all of of the German planes or once the skies are clear, you will return to Merville to refuel & reload. We have a long day ahead of us!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Hurricane MK1 Early 3 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Merville

    "title_string"=BoF Jagdgeschwader - Never letting the Brits rest
    "summary_string"=Aufpassen Männer! Recce flights this morning saw evidence of British-held bases near the Channel in chaos, they may be trying to evacuate! You'll help Ju-88s from KG 51 take advantage of the chaos as you will escort them to Merville, where they'll hit parked fighters, fuel stores, and ammo crates, & try to disrupt their efforts. Show the British that they cannot escape the eyes of the Luftwaffe!
    "objective_string"=The morning of 20 May 1940 saw a small force of Ju-88s, along with their escort, get intercepted at 12,000 feet near the city of Arras. This may have been a diversion for/stragglers of the main force of I/KG 3 hitting Abbeville and Amiens-Gilsy. The section of Hurricanes from 87 Sqn shot down one Ju-88 & damaged two more, along with one fighter & damaging another. This mission assumes that the Ju-88s raided Merville, and proposes an escort of Bf-109s. The mission also includes an intercept by 85 Squadron in the hour before the primary pulse. Other information about these attacks is sketchy.
    "intelligence_string"=After getting airborne, you will fly northwest and climb to 3,750 meters. You should meet the Ju-88s near Sedan. As the bombers approach the airfield at Merville, make sure to keep your eyes open for any sign of enemy fighters. If the reconnaissance flights this morning were accurate, the Brits might be attempting to evacuate from these bases & get across the Channel, so they'll likely have fighters in the air to protect these bases. Once the Ju-88s release, remain with them and get them safely past Reims. From there, you can return to base, and the bombers will continue to Germany.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_BF109E_Witt_Schla geter-JG26
    "airfield_string"=France - Etain (Rouvres)
    "Rami"

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  22. #197

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    Good morning,

    Still plugging away...

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Will the Blenheims show up?
    "summary_string"=To your fighters! Blenheims are getting ready to cross the North Sea to bomb German vehicles near Cambrai, and you will be their escort! Your task is to keep them safe. If the bombers do not make the rendezvous point, you may branch out on your own initiative and look for vehicle columns near Arras. Either way, let's make sure these German columns pay a heavy price!
    "objective_string"=This is a quasi-historical amalgam of two missions on 20 May. The morning mission saw Hurricanes of 3 & possibly 85 Sqns strafe German vehicles south of Arras, destroying four fuel & two ammo trucks, & shooting down a Hs-126 of 3(H)/41 nearby. The other mission has eleven Hurricanes from 79 and 213/A Sqns who strafed columns between Cambrai & Saint Quentin after failing to rendezvous with Blenheims from Marham. This mission supposes the Blenheims made it & the raid occurred as planned. In the two missions at least a dozen vehicles were destroyed but two Hurricanes were shot down and four more damaged.
    "intelligence_string"=This is a 50/50 mission scenario. You'll either fly as 79 Sqn for the Blenheim escort to Cambrai or 3 Sqn's strafing runs south of Arras. If you fly the escort mission, your task is to protect the bombers and bring them back to safety before returning to base. If you fly the strafing mission, your task is to strafe the enemy vehicles and take out as many as you can, then fly back to Merville. Either way, make sure to come back intact, we cannot afford further losses!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Hurricane MK1 Early 73 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Merville

    "title_string"=BoF Kampfgeschwader - Wiping out the Blenheims
    "summary_string"=Achtung, Meine Herren! It's critical that we do as much as we can to prevent our ground forces from being attacked. We must sustain heavy pressure on enemy airbases, leveling out as many as we can to prevent the enemy from controlling the skies! Your Do-17s will strike Vraux, which is being used as a bomber base! Let's show these enemy forces that our determination is relentless!
    "objective_string"=Around dawn on 11 May, Conde/Vraux airfield was hit by nine Dorniers of I/KG 2. The Do-17s caught the British air defenses by surprise, & six 114 Sqn Blenheim bombers were destroyed. Unfortunately, as the nine German bombers crossed over southern Luxembourg, four of these Dorniers were damaged by anti-aircraft fire, and one was lost during the mission. There is no evidence of British or French fighter intercepts on this mission.
    "intelligence_string"=The airfield at Vraux is about 315 kilometers due west from Eutingen. After getting airborne, swing west-southwest and climb to 3,750 meters before reaching the German border. You will attack from the west-northwest, so as you release you will be turning away from this French base, back toward Germany. This should hopefully prevent you from being intercepted. Once you complete your strike, return to Germany. We have a busy day ahead!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Dornier Do-17Z2
    "airfield_string"=Germany - Eutingen

    "title_string"=BoF Jagdgeschwader - Guard forces at Marquion
    "summary_string"=Aufgepasst, kameraden! German columns are in the process of crossing the Canal du Nord, & they are being strafed repeatedly by British fighters! You must reach Marquion as quickly as possible & then chase off the Hurricanes, providing cover for the vehicle columns, so they can get across the Canal & continue their advance to the Channel! Show the British that their efforts to stem our advance will not succeed!
    "objective_string"=This is a rough amalgam of two sorties by Bf-109s that occurred on the afternoon of 20 May around the same area where German columns were massed at Marquion, in the process of crossing the Canal du Nord. In this case, the results were mixed for the Bf-109s of II/JG 3; on one mission, they shot down three Hurricanes of 85 Squadron who were strafing these vehicle columns, exchanged for one Bf-109 lost and another one damaged. The second mission saw Hurricanes of 87 Squadron claim two Bf-109s and damage two more, but this cannot be verified by German records.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you will head west and then turn southwest to reach France. Along the way climb to 2,000 meters. As you approach Marquion from the north, scan these skies for any Hurricanes making strafing runs and then engage them, trying to pull them away from the vehicle columns. Take down as many as you can, then after you exhaust all ammo, break off & return to Chievres while other flights fly in to replace you. Because you'll be down low, avoid a turning fight and use your superior speed to initiate and break contact. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_BF109E_Witt_Schla geter-JG26
    "airfield_string"=Belgium - Chievres

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Panzers advance on Arras
    "summary_string"=Get to your fighters! German vehicle columns have been spotted along the road between Cambrai and Arras, pushing further along toward the coast. We cannot allow them to advance at this pace; they'll overrun us within days! You must get airborne and strafe the columns; we know that our rifle-caliber ammunition won't damage Panzers without careful aim, but we can wreck havoc upon vehicle columns! Let's show these Germans that we are not finished yet!
    "objective_string"=Reacting to many reports of enemy vehicle columns speeding from Cambrai toward Arras, a composite formation of three Hurricane squadrons departed St. Omer airfield on the morning of 20 May, 1940 to strafe German vehicle columns along the roads from Cambrai to Arras, concentrating at Marquion where the German units were crosing the Canal du Nord. Though the British destroyed some vehicles and caused considerable chaos, three Hurricanes were brought down & several more damaged. This mission focuses on the combined attacks by 504, 601, and 607 Sqns, and adds the 3 Sqn raid later in the day.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you will head southeast to reach the city of Arras. From there, you will follow the road east-southeast, looking for any enemy vehicle columns. Recce reports indicate the enemy columns were concentrating close to the town of Marquion, preparing to get across the Canal du Nord quickly. If we can catch them in the open here, we may be able to inflict heavy damage! Make sure to watch out for ground fire; we cannot afford to lose any more Hurricanes! Good luck to you!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Hurricane MK1 Early 3 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - St. Omer

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Surprising the Luftwaffe over Douai
    "summary_string"=Les pilotes, arrivez à vos avions! German bombers with escorts have been seen near Douai and Arras, possibly headed for Amiens. Get airborne quickly, climb, and intercept the Germans before they have the chance to raid either the airfield there or the nearby railyard! Show the Germans that we won't abandon the defense of our nation!
    "objective_string"=This misson is quasi-historical. As the Dorniers of KG 3 split approaching Abbeville, the second part of the formation, possibly with an escort, headed for Amiens-Gilsy to pound the airfield there. Over Amiens, Ms-406 fighters from GC I/6 intercepted them. In this attack, a Bf-110 was destroyed, but no other records are available. This raid has been combined with a flight of Junkers 88s which were intercepted by a single Hurricane of 85 Sqn, and possibly another from 87 Sqn between Douai and Arras. One Hurricane was damaged, & one of the bombers was claimed.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, head north-northeast & climb up to 5,000 meters along your flight to Douai. You will patrol from Douai over to Arras, and then down to Amiens before returning to Paris. If you spot any enemy bomber formations in the area, attack them, but be sure to watch out for any escort fighters. Once finished, break off and make your way back to Velizy-Villacoublay. Bonne chance!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=MS 406 Sgt de Puybusque 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Velizy-Villacoublay
    "Rami"

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  23. #198

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    Good evening,

    Just a-pedaling along...

    "title_string"=Battle of France - P-36s settle a score with Germany
    "summary_string"=Rends-toi vite à tes combattants, aviateurs! Enemy fighters have been flying cover over the frontline north of Reims, & we are going to patrol over this area to show Germany they do not own these skies after two days of heavy losses! Locate the enemy, and gain the advantage so we can hack them out of the sky. Let's show the enemy they won't force us to our knees so quickly!
    "objective_string"=This mission is a amalgam of combat sorties flown by Escadrilles GC I/5, GC II/5, and GC II/6 over the frontline during 16-17 May, 1940. On 16 May, MS-406s of GC II/5 and GC II/6 suffered heavy losses, losing five fighters in combat near Hirson to Bf-110s of II/ZG 76. The following day, P-36 Hawks of GC I/5 turned the tables on Bf-109s of I/JG 76, damaging two and shooting down one for no loss to themselves. On this mission, you will fly as GC I/5.
    "intelligence_string"=After takeoff, you will fly a northerly course and climb to 4,000 meters. The most active sectors of the front has been in the region near the towns of Montcornet and Hirson, so your fighter patrol will pass right over that area. Another flight of Hawks will form with you, and over the front you may run into other patrolling French or British fighters, so be careful whom you shoot! Once finished, return to Vraux to refuel and reload. Bonne chance!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=FDG2_P-36 Capt Jean Accart GC I 5 Pontarlier 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Vraux

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Luftwaffe domination over Belgium
    "summary_string"=Pour vos avions, il est temps de se venger! Fighters over Belgium have taken a heavy beating, and your escadrille is going to even the score. Get airborne and fly into Belgium, and shoot down any Germans you encounter! Let's show the Luftwaffe that they have a long road ahead of them as they try to push into France!
    "objective_string"=This is a quasi-historical amalgam of missions over Ath, Mons, and Namur between 12 & 15 May, 1940. On 12 May, Bloch 152s of GC II/1 were shot down over Namur by Bf-109s from I/JG 21. On 14 May, two Morane 406s of GC II/6 were lost to Bf-109s near the city of Mons, & on 15 May, three 85 Sqn Hurricanes were also lost in combat with Bf-110s of II/ZG 26 during an offensive patrol between Ath and Namur. This mission combines these three events. The numbers of German fighters that were faced are unknown.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you will fly northeast from your airfield and fly into Belgium, where you'll patrol from Mons-Ath-Namur. You will look for any signs of German fighters, and attack enemy formations. In order to maintain the advantage, you will fly at 5,000 meters, and hopefully, this height will allow you to 'bounce' enemy flights from high altltude. If you run into enemy flights, take down as many as you can, then once these skies are clear or you exhaust your ammo, return to Velizy-Villacoublay.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Bloch MB.152
    "airfield_string"=France - Velizy-Villacoublay

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Blunt the German formations
    "summary_string"=Scramble! Luftwaffe bombers have been seen over Belgium, and may be headed for Lille! You will get airborne quickly and fly toward Brussels, and try to get the bombers to abort before they can reach France. Let's show the Germans that they will not succeed in their effort to invade France!
    "objective_string"=This is a quasi-historical amalgam of sorties flown by 85 and 87 Sqn on 11 May 1940, coupled with an additional sortie by 3 Sqn above the Lille area on 15 May. On 11 May, Lille-Seclin airfield was hit at 1220 hours. Patrolling aircraft failed to intercept the enemy. However, a later section did run into a formation of Do-17s, breaking them up & claiming two. In the afternoon, another section intercepted 111s from KG 27, claiming four. These sorties have been combined with a later patrol by 3 Sqn on 15 May, whom intercepted Bf-109s at 12,000ft above Lille, claiming two and a third as a probable. Any Hurricane losses are unknown.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you will fly east-northeast into Belgium and try to intercept any incoming raiders over Brussels. If you do intercept any formations, tear into the enemy bombers first, but make sure to look for lurking fighters which may jump you if you fail to check six. Try to get the enemy planes to abort before they can reach the Lille area. If the bombers hit Lille-Seclin, land at Lille-Marcq, where you will operate while Lille-Seclin is being repaired.
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=AH_Hurricanemk1 85 Sqn
    "airfield_string"=France - Lille
    "Rami"

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  24. #199

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    Good morning,

    Still plugging away...

    "title_string"=Battle of France - The Luftwaffe assaults have begun!
    "summary_string"=Rends-toi vite à tes combattants, aviateurs! Enemy bombers have been spotted heading for the French border, and you will patrol a sector northwest of Sedan, looking for any German intruders trying to raid airfields between Cambrai and Reims. Attack any bombers you find, and show them we will meet their raids with force!
    "objective_string"=This mission is a pseudo-historical amalgam of two intercepts by French fighter escadrilles of enemy raids in the Laon area on 10 May, 1940. The dawn mission saw Moranes of GC II/2 intercept Do-17s of KG 76 attacking Laon airfield. They shot down two bombers and damaged a third. Later on, P-36s of GC I/4 intercepted German Do-17s of II/KG 2 between Rocroi & Flize, France, and had a similar result, shooting down two Dorniers & damaging a third, though one of their own was also damaged. No fighter escorts were recorded.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, you'll fly north-northeast & patrol a sector northwest of Sedan, looking for any sign of German bombers. Once you spot this Luftwaffe formation, tear into 'em after checking for escort fighters, & try to get the bombers to abort before they reach their target; this may be the airfield at Laon. Take down as many bombers as you can, and once you exhaust your ammo, break away to refuel & reload; we will surely see a lot of action as the Germans try to overwhelm us!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=FDG2_P-36 Capt Jean Accart GC I 5 Pontarlier 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Vraux
    "Rami"

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  25. #200

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    Good morning,

    With the snow day yesterday, I made some more progress...

    "title_string"=Battle of France (RAF) - Stop the Sedan breakthrough
    "summary_string"=Listen up, airmen! The Germans crossed the Meuse River in the area around Sedan, and we must take out bridges and other targets in this area to deny them a chance to advance any further! Your Battle flights will raid an ammo dump at Bouillon, while a second group will attack critical bridges over the Meuse River at Remilly-Aillicourt. Let's show these German forces that they won't push their way into France!
    "objective_string"=This is an amalgam of several Battle missions that took place between 12 and 14 May, concentrating near the Sedan-Bouillon area. RAF Squadrons that were involved included 103, 105, 142, 150, & 218 Squadrons. Battles concentrated their assaults on bridges, German columns, & other targets along or near the Meuse. During these raids, seven Battles were shot down and three more were damaged. In a tragic error, four of the Battles were shot down by French Moranes of GC III/7.
    "intelligence_string"=The Belgian town of Bouillon lies to the northeast of you, so after takeoff, you will fly northeast to reach the town. You'll keep an altitude of Angels 3, and target an ammo dump which has been taken over by the enemy. When you release, concentrate on hitting warehouses, fuel tanks, & any exposed ammunition. Once your attack run is complete, turn south-southwest back toward Sedan, and look for the second flight of Battles, hitting bridges in the French town of Remilly-Allincourt. Once you reach this town during your withdrawal, return to Athis airfield. Good luck!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Battle Mk1
    "airfield_string"=France - Athis

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Wartime makes strange bedfellows
    "summary_string"=Aujourd'hui, vous avez une tâche inhabituelle! The British are short on fighters, and we are going to help escort their bombers and our own to the area near Monthermé, & they will raid German columns along the Meuse. Let's show the British we are up to the task, and keep them safe from harm! (In the mission, the raid takes place about ten kilometers northwest of the actual location; here the Meuse River Valley between Fumay and Revin provides a more effective location for Panzer column raids)
    "objective_string"=This mission is a semi-historical amalgam of raids by British and French bombers pummeling German columns along the Meuse near Monthermé between 15 and 16 May. The mission includes RAF Blenheim raids by RAF 82 and 139 Sqn on 15 May, escorted by French Bloch 152s, and French LeO bombers of GB II/12 who raided in the same area a short time later. Also included are a British strike on 16 May nearby. The escort on 15 May was intercepted by I/JG 53, and three Blochs were lost. In addition, three Blenheims were lost during the raids, while another Blenheim & two LeOs were also damaged. The Hurricane escorts in this mission is fictional, and just provided to assist.
    "intelligence_string"=After taking off, you'll fly east-southeast & meet up with these bombers northeast of Cambrai. From there, all bombers will continue toward the Meuse and hit German columns hugging the river between the towns of Fumay and Revin, north-northwest of Sedan. It is your task to keep them safe, but the British have scraped together some Hurricanes to assist. Once the raid is finished, get the bombers to safety and return to Saint Omer. Make sure to fend off any fighters, & let's hope these bombers can hit their targets!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=Bloch MB.152
    "airfield_string"=France - St. Omer

    "title_string"=Battle of France - Zerstorers tangle with the Moranes
    "summary_string"=Aviateurs, vos combattants sont prêts à voler! You will lead a flight of Morane fighters and sweep a small sector from Avesnes-sur-Helpe, France along the Belgian border to Chimay, looking for any sign of German fighters or bombers. Other flights from nearby escadrilles will be airborne to assist you, so let's show the Germans they cannot bully us out of the fight!
    "objective_string"=This is a semi-historical amalgam of sorties flown between 13 and 15 May by French Morane fighter pilots from GC II/2, GC II/6, and GC III/2, over southwestern Belgium and northeastern France. On 13 May, three Ms-406s of GC III/2 were damaged by 111s raiding Denain airfield, but the next day, the escadrille claimed revenge, shooting down one Heinkel of KG 1 & damaging two others. The same day, two Ms-406s of GC II/6 were lost & a third damaged by Do-17s from I/KG 76 near Maubeuge. Later on, there more Moranes were lost to Bf-110s of II/ZG 76 near Chimay, and the following day, three more 406s of GC II/2 were lost in combat to Bf-110s of II/ZG 26. In total, the French lost a total of seven Moranes and four were damaged, whilst the French claimed one enemy bomber and two damaged.
    "intelligence_string"=Once airborne, your patrol sector will range from Avesnes-sur-Helpe to Chimay, where you'll sweep for any German bombers or fighters at 4,500m. If the skies are clear, fly back to Laon to refuel and reload. However if German bombers are sighted & you're in the area, you may be called to intercept. Be prepared for anything during your patrol, and watch your six. Bonne chance!
    "player_aircraft_name_string"=MS 406 Sgt de Puybusque 1940
    "airfield_string"=France - Laon
    "Rami"

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