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  1. I was playing around with my old template after tons of time that I had not been playing lomac anymore... this was actually used in some RAF deployments to Norway, some years ago... it also seems to work :) try to find the Tornado quickly in the second pic :D BTW still wip, some details must be cleaned, plus, the 3D model is not that accurate thus also the skin was made quite quickly...
  2. same here, with 9800GT and 180.48 WHQL, I had to delete all LockOn profiles and set global profile to have AA and AF. But this works only with Nvidia control panel and not with Nhancer :( this allows only standard AA settings and not the advanced settings found in Nhancer. BTW I play @ 1680x1050, Nhancer's help tells that some AA/AF features work only @ 1280x1024 or lower res. Also a shame that now that I have a good config for Lomac, full shadows make aircraft dark :(
  3. hi, sorry for the OT... great avatar, looks like it comes from Strike Commander ;)
  4. It's quite some time that I don't play LO, anyway I'll check to have radar cover on the bandit. i.e. check your radar antenna elevation because sometimes bandits just slip below your radar coverage, specially in very close combat. F-15s should have sufficient lookdown capabilities for such engagements, at least in RL... pilots in Bitburg claimed that they were able to lock onto fast cars on freeways. that's my 2c...
  5. they modelled the D version, and the gloves were removed or simply locked shut from late A, A+ (B), D versions
  6. http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopic-t-9547.html a very nice one ;)
  7. I'm not a lomac ace, but I remember Mirage2000 and F-5s as really tough opponents. very good in knife fight range (in Lomac). small to spot and to hit, and even when hit they could sustain heavy damage (extremely unrealistic) ??????? sorry but aviation writer Lou Drendel, one who knows something about this topic, states "If any one man could be considered the father of the F-15 it would be major John Boyd" ("Eagle" - by Lou Drendel - Modern Military Aircraft Series by Squadron Signal) I read that he was part of what was called the "fighter mafia", an indipendent group of fighter pilots who in the 60's asked DoD to build aircraft as pilots wanted them... using experience gained in SEA... typical requirements of post-Vietnam/Korea fighters were bubble canopy with 360° view, internal cannon, good speed and good energy... while the F-16 can be considered as the true son of Boyd's ideas, I think that also the F-15 benefits from some of these ideas... I don't see Boyd as an F-15 killer, he just pursued a cleaner design, which was later adopted for the F-16 (and in many other designs) While the article on Wikipedia about "fighter mafia" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighter_mafia ) suggests a kinda negative attitude towards the F-15 there are a lot of sources who suggest another, much milder view... "Boyd continued to refine his theory and saw it used to a limited extent to enhance the capabilities of the F-15. [...] Boyd's theories are now used as a yardstick for measuring and comparing the maneuvering capability of all modern fighters. [...] His influences can be seen in such world-class fighters as the F-15, F-16, and F/A-18." (Code One Magazine, http://www.codeonemagazine.com/archives/1997/articles/jul_97/july2a_97.html, which appears also in wikipedia bibliography.... maybe the author didn't read it well)
  8. http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7072-H-21-Harr/00.shtm ok, for those who don't get it, there was a helo called H-21 nicknamed "the flying banana" for its shape, hence the model....
  9. third ;) http://digilander.libero.it/lockon/
  10. I don't know what this problem was about, but a similar thing happened on F-16s some time ago. Cracks on wings, fuselage... At a first glance it looked like the USAF was to scrap some 700-900 F-16s, but then they came up with a metal plate which reinforced the aircraft frame. So, many of them are still airborne... I personally saw some Italian F-16 (early F-16A block 15, afaik) converted to ADF version (interceptor role).... they fly with these plates attached, straight and simple...
  11. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-f156nov06,1,6807945.story?coll=la-headlines-nation
  12. I don't know why, but when I look at chinese homebrewed aircraft I always get the same feeling that I get when I look at the crazy modellers contests... where modellers put together parts from different kits, making frankenstein-like aircraft (such a hornet with tornado wings and other things like that) for example this thing looks like a fat Mangusta, or a Mangusta coupled with a Comanche...
  13. awesome pics here! ;) my fav is this one, a hornet HUD shot, beautiful colors (HUD & landscape):
  14. bump... some books are still available 7,00 EUR each book, bargain price! (shipping not included) issues available: World Air Power Journal 3 Autumn 1990 World Air Power Journal 16 Spring 1994 World Air Power Journal 18 Autumn 1994 World Air Power Journal 36 Spring 1999 World Air Power Journal 27 Winter 1996 World Air Power Journal 38 Autumn 1999
  15. for those interested who don't know it yet... joe satriani - one big rush [album: flying in a blue dream]
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