71st Aces High, Est. 2008; We're a Flight-Sim community dedicated to flying IL-2 Cliffs of Dover Blitz, DCS World, and the IL-2 Sturmovik: BOX series (Moscow, Stalingrad, Kuban). If you're looking for tactical game-play and squadron camaraderie, from online campaigns to flying a few sorties with a wing-man, come join us on our Team-Speak 3 Click on the Blue Teamspeak letters to join our TS server and fly with us!
[ACE] 71st_AH_Ratsy XR-RBig salute ~S~ and THANK YOU to all our veterans, past and present. You guys deserve a restful day, you've earned it... never forget! Hope you had a relaxing Veteran's Day, and again, thanks for all you do and have done.
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[ACE] 71st_AH_XE90Updated the GForce Driver Version 416.81 today , very good driver , increased FPS by 10
When it comes Valve, there's no telling what's going on behind their Bellevue, Washington doors. As one of the most reclusive developers of both games and hardware, that goes doubl...
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71st_AH_Yankee_And I'm back! Just finished setting up my computer and sim gear following ym move from VT to TX. Can't say it was the most fun thing to do, but it's great to be in my new home (right in time to avoid winter, in fact!). Looking forward to getting into simming again, not to mention all the warbird museums and airshows around the Dallas TX area. Anyway, I'll be back in the cockpit soon, and look forward to flying with you all again!
The last month of Autumn has begun and we're preparing the next update for our three projects. We plan to release it in two weeks (doh!) or so and today we'll tell you about the upcoming additions. Of course, the stars of the show are FOUR new aircraft, two for Bodenplatte and two for Flying Circus.
USAF P-47D-28 Thunderbolt is one of the biggest, powerful and menacing single-engine fighters of WWII. Its radial 18-cylinder engine with turbocharger, intercooler and water injection boost system enables this monster to reach 700 km/h at 7000 m altitude. Eight 12.7 mm M2.50 Browning machine guns with 3400 rounds total give a new meaning to the phrase 'spray and pray'. In addition, for strike missions, this fighter can be equipped with six unguided rockets and up to three 500 and 1000 pound bombs (225 and 455 kg). Being a late war aircraft, it has many interesting design peculiarities you'll be able to experience in the near future.
Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Bf 109 K-4 "Kurfürst" is a glaring example of the inconsistency of the late war aircraft production in the Third Reich. This plane combines the newest weapon and engine technologies with maximum possible simplification and cost-cutting of the secondary systems. Its engines are a pinnacle of DB-605 line - standard DB-605 DB with water-methanol injection system and DB-605 DC with higher boost and power - and both of them will be available in our sim. Armed with 30 mm MK-108 gun and 13 mm MG-131 machine guns, it could also carry 250 or 500 kg bombs for strike missions (this is the first Bf 109 modification in our project that can carry a 500 kg bomb). It is interesting to note that this modification could retract its tailwheel to reach higher speeds - up to 715 km/h at 6200 m.
Royal Air Force Sopwith Camel was one of the mainstay fighters of World War I. It was a contradictory machine, but in the right hands, it could face any foe. Carrying 168 liters of fuel (a very big reserve for its time), it could go on long patrols. This amount of fuel hampered its performance and made it hard to control and inert in a dogfight while full, but with about a half of fuel spent, the aircraft got a second breath and its horizontal and vertical maneuverability became on par with the best fighters of that time. Its two 7.69 Vickers Mk.I machine guns (late modification with the rate of fire increased to 750 instead of 500 and 745 m/s muzzle speed) were linked belt fed instead of fabric ones, reducing the misfire chance. It could also carry four 20 lb Cooper bombs.
The Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte Pfalz D.IIIa was a second line fighter mainly used for escorting bombers and attacking the enemy balloons. It had very simple cockpit instruments because of the cost-cutting. Its one-and-a-half plane airframe (a design previously adopted by the French) was sturdy enough to sustain higher loads during sharp turns and dives. Its armament is standard for a late WWI German aircraft - two 7.92 mm Luftgekühltes Maschinengewehr LMG 08/15 (based on the original design of Hiram Maxim) with 650 RPM rate of fire and muzzle speed of 825 m/s, fabric belt fed. This fighter had an advantage of an excellent field of view, especially in the upper hemisphere.
199 Dear Pilots, Summer is winding down and we're getting back to our normal work schedule. Here are some early pics of our Me-262 model. Looks fast doesn't it? You can discuss the...
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[ACE] 71st_AH_MastiffDCS World SA-2 unable to engage high altitude targets - fixed. F-4E Iran. Added skin by Sadjad_Vosoul (ISAAC). С-130 Iran. Added 2 skins by Sadjad_Vosoul (ISAAC). Added SAM SA-15 Tor to Iran. ME. Implemented ship livery selection.
DCS F/A-18C Added AGM-65 instant action mission. FPAS climb fixed. Added input for JHMCS (Axis and buttons). AGM-65E and AIM-9X reload issue - fixed. AIM-9X Reticle Visible in all A/A Weapon HUD - fixed.
DCS MiG-21bis by Magnitude 3 LLC Fixed gauges from blacking out. Fixed smoothing groups on HUD glass.
DCS Flaming Cliffs MiG-29. Added an animation of a flaps buttons. MiG-29. The Nose Wheel Steering HI and LO modes. The LO mode (8 degrees) used for takeoff and landing. HI mode (31 degrees) used for taxi and can be engaged by holding the LALT-Q combo provided Flaps are Up. MiG-29. Added commands to set barometric altimeter pressure.
DCS Campaigns Spitfire IX - Big Show Campaign. Corrected a typo in the documentation. Added some B-17 skins that were accidentally missing.