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Shakaali

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DCG Anglo-Iraqi War May 1941
« on: May 18, 2016, 07:53:59 AM »

A DCG campaign for CUP by Shakaali





Download: http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=2309




Background:

Following Iraqi pro-nazi coup d'état British forces launched a massive military operation in Iraq during April 1941. By the beginning of May Iraqi air force was wiped out of the sky and coup d'état leader Rashid Ali asked axis forces for assistance. Germany responded quickly and sent in a detachment called Fliegerführer Irak that arrived in Mosul on 13 May. Fliegerführer Irak consisted of 12 Messerschmitt Bf-110 heavy fighters, 12 Heinkel He-111 bombers and a few transport planes with hastily painted Iraqi markings. RAF Iraqi forces had about 200 aircraft. Even though RAF aircraft were mostly second line aircraft, it was clear that German help was mostly symbolic. As Fliegerführer Irak had no spare parts and their aircraft were not tropicalized, they were rendered useless by the end of May.

Fliegerführer Irak claimed one victory, a Gloster Gladiator shot down by future night fighter ace Martin Drewes. Surprisingly, they lost only one man as Major Axel von Blomberg was killed when his He-111 was shot at from the ground.

Italy sent in some Fiat CR-42 biplane fighters that arrived on scene 26 May and accomplished next to nothing.


Campaign notes:

Some actual squadrons are not available, so they are replaced by random squadrons.
Vickers Vincent is not available, replaced by Vickers Vildebeest
Hawker Audax is not available, replaced by Hawker Hart (although 4th Service Flying Training School actually had some Harts, too)
 


Requirements:

CUP WAW Module #20 or greater

DCG version 3.49 or greater
http://members.shaw.ca/lowengrin/

Osprey Land/Osprey Seaplane/Osprey Carrier/ Hart/ HartMercury /Hind pack by Dreamk http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,28143.0.html 

Recommended:

CUP-WAW#20 Compatibility Mod for DCG by Moezilla and Sniperton
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,51330.0.html


Available careers:

Luftwaffe Fliegerführer Irak:

Bf-110 Heavy Fighter Pilot
He-111 Bomber Pilot

RAF Iraqforce:

Gladiator Fighter Pilot
Hurricane Fighter Pilot
Wellington Bomber Pilot
Vildebeest Bomber Pilot
Blenheim Bomber Pilot
Hart Light Bomber Pilot   


Installation:

Decompress the Iraq.zip into your DCG home directory.
Make a backup of the DGEN directory in you IL-2 game directory and copy DGEN folder from Iraq folder to main game folder, overwrite if prompted.
Copy Paintschemes folder from Iraq folder to main game folder
Start DCG, select Optional Third Party Data Folder.
Navigate to the Iraq folder and select allcampaigns.dcg
Select Off Line Career (Full Auto-Generation Mode) in the DCG main screen.
Launch Il-2 and select one of the above-mentioned careers.

DCG Settings:

As you wish, but for realism I suggest setting Axis Plane Resupply Rate to 0/Squadron/Day


Special thanks:

SAS team for CUP
Paul Lowengrin for DCG
agracier for skins and Iraq map
qwerty76 for skins
Martin Drewes' book "Sand and Fire — Fighter Pilot over Iraq and Germany" for inspiration


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vonofterdingen

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Re: DCG Anglo-Iraqi War May 1941
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2016, 03:55:48 PM »

Great idea for a campaign. Thanks!
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