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  1. In 2015 when the Iwo Jima map was conceived Nevada wasn't even released. Nobody thought about a Marianas map back then. So much has changed that I would be very surprised if this map is ever completed now.
  2. It still saw combat however, at the time of the Vietnam war. During the Soccer War in July 1969 between El Salvador and Honduras. Both sides used F4Us, El Salvador the F4U-1D and Honduras F4U-5s. France still used their F4U-7 in Algeria in the early 1960s.
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    He 112

    I love the Heinkel high performance designs from the 19030ties. He 70, He 112, He 118, He 100, all beautiful planes with clean lines. Sadly they not never enjoyed the success they deserved.
  4. WW2 Marianas is going to be incredible! looks like the F4U release and the map will be close together.
  5. The antennas were tilted by 90° to be level with the flight deck. You can see this in the second photo (USS Boxer) in Rudel's post above from 2nd February 2021.
  6. Exactly. ED has already announced that they will do a WW2 version of the Marianas map. The F4U is almost finished now and M3L has shown screenshots of Japaneses ground assets they are working on. Thus all elements for a minimum viable Pacific scenario would be there if somebody makes a Zero. You have to start somewhere. I fully expect that F6F or Zero or both will be announced this year. Otherwise too many things like the Pacific Theater sub forum here or the Fw190A repainted as a Zero in the 2022 and beyond video wouldn't make any sense.
  7. My thoughts exactly. Also I presume that is the reason why they were showing the Fw190A painted as a Zero so prominently in the 2022 beyond video.
  8. Yes it did. In the last 45s you can see the system in action:
  9. They are the same shown here. https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/de/downloads/screenshots/572/
  10. Except escort and photographing the attack Corsairs did strafe flak batteries and dive bombed the Tirpitz. The faster Corsairs could attack ahead of the Barracudas before the German smoke screen was fully deployed and obscuring the target. They were also possible involved in some attacks against coastal shipping. All in all the FAA launched some 12 attacks against the Tirpitz or close targets between April and late August 1944, divided into 8 fleet sorties.
  11. From Facebook. Night lightning
  12. Actually yes. Ju88 could just drop torpedoes when released, no bombs. They came later.
  13. M3 was talking about doing some Japanese ground assets by themselves last year. But I hope ED has some things in the pipeline too for the WW2 versions of the Marinas map and their rumored F6F module. https://leatherneck-sim.com/2020/05/20/crouching-update/
  14. Exactly. For example the Solomon Islands (including Bougainville) have a land area of just 38.000 km², that's less than an 200 x 200 km square, sparsely inhabited and mostly covered by jungle. This size is comparable to the current, much more populated, WW2 maps and much less than Syria.
  15. Looks like the new DM is not yet available for 3rd party developers :
  16. The Germans had flooded parts of Normandy to delay the allied advance. When the Normandy map was still done by RRG 8 years ago it was part of their plan to depict this accurately. That water body might be a leftover from this period. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/508681281/dcs-wwii-europe-1944/posts/619858 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Carentan
  17. Is the right map for the Me-262 really that important compared to having the right opponents? It's main task as a fighter was to attack large, heavily escorted bomber formations high above Europe. We have the B-17 and a late war P-51 for that, the Mk108, R4M and W.Gr 21 rockets, thus we could already built a number of authentic feeling missions for Me-262.
  18. In late WW2 and beyond the US Navy introduced a number of weapons and delivery methods to give their attack aircraft a greater stand off range vs. ships with and their heavy AAA belt. Others used by Corsairs were the 11.75 inch tiny tiny rocket, a rocket powered 500 pound bomb, or the AN/ASG-10 bomb director for toss bombing. At that time the F4U squadrons had the VBF designation (Bombing-Fighting Squadron) and were multi role in nature.
  19. Almost, early December 2019. But anything that has happened before the pandemic still feels like yesterday for me.
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