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vonofterdingen

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Battle of Britain: Kościuszko (303) Squadron
« on: September 27, 2018, 02:47:58 PM »

A 21-mission static campaign for IL-2 1946 (modded with BAT or VP Modpack). This is an older campaign of mine that I have updated for compatibility with these mod packs; I have also added tax-to-takeoff in most missions.

Link:  http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=372



This campaign chronicles the activities of 303 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. 303, or Kościuszko squadron was a key RAF fighter squadron in the battle and by many accounts the best Hurricane-equipped squadron in the battle. The squadron was comprised of Polish pilots who had escaped occupied Poland after having fought the Luftwaffe in the first air actions of WWII. Though experienced pilots, the Poles were only grudgingly accepted into the RAF; many RAF commanders considered them to be undisciplined and insisted on many hours of training. This did not sit well with the experienced Polish pilots who were eager to avenge the German attack on their country. Fortunately for all, dire necessity forced the RAF to make 303 and other Polish squadrons operational.

The missions are primarily historical. Most are based on real events and occur in game on the day and time (when known) as they occurred in 1940.  In some instances I adjusted the number of aircraft for the sake of playability.
Prerequisites:

This campaign was written and tested using the SAS BAT and VP mod packs. For information, see:

•   BAT: https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,53691.0.html
•   VP modpack: https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,50919.0.html

The campaign may also be compatible with other modded IL-2 systems, though I have not personally tested any others. 
 
Requires Canon’s English Channel map, which is provided as part of the mod packs.

Installation:
1.   Decompress the zipped 303_Squadron.zip file to a temporary directory.
2.   Copy the decompressed Missions folder and the PaintSchemes folder to your IL-2 1946 root folder.
3.   Open the campaign as a RAF Pilot.

Game Play Notes:
If you install the skins provided in the installation files, use HurricaneMkI_RF-T_303 for your pilot skin throughout the campaign (set to no markings).

There are no air starts in this campaign.

Acknowledgements:
•   Special thanks to Canon for creating this extraordinary map.
•   Thanks to my father for teaching me about WWII; he served in a C-47 out of Greenham Commons.
•   Thanks to Tommy, a Polish immigrant in Akron Ohio who cut my hair when I was a little boy and told me stories of the Polish fighter pilots in the RAF.

Skin Credits:
•   Hurricanes: 1.Java_Serval, Canon, No457_Foxtrot
•   BF-109s: Canon, VP_Media
•   BF_110s: VP_Media
•   Blenheims: VP_Media
•   HE-111s: VP_Media
•   JU-88s: Imme
•   Spitfire MkI: Canon, Kristorf

Please report any issues or bug reports here or via my email (see readme).
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Re: Battle of Britain: Kościuszko (303) Squadron
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 07:36:05 AM »

I remember playing the original - an excellent campaign. Looking forward to playing this updated version. Thank you vonofterdingen.
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Re: Battle of Britain: Kościuszko (303) Squadron
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 08:12:48 AM »

I remember playing the original - an excellent campaign. Looking forward to playing this updated version. Thank you vonofterdingen.

Same here, and I'd like to offer my own thanks. I've only had time to test the first mission, but it flew very well in my Bat Linebacker.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Battle of Britain: Kościuszko (303) Squadron
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 01:58:25 PM »

Thank you very much.
Be interesting as the 303 squad movie
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Re: Battle of Britain: Kościuszko (303) Squadron
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 06:05:25 PM »

I have always found the story of 303 squadron interesting. It would make a good  movie.

Thanks to you all for the kind words.
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Re: Battle of Britain: Kościuszko (303) Squadron
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 07:20:06 PM »

Funny you should say that. Someone did just that. The movie is called Hurricane. There's another one called Spitfire coming soon.
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Re: Battle of Britain: Kościuszko (303) Squadron
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2018, 07:57:56 PM »

Funny you should say that. Someone did just that. The movie is called Hurricane. There's another one called Spitfire coming soon.

It's true the movie is called hurricane, but it's based on 303 Sqn. ;)
I did not know about the spitfire movie, thanks for the info  :)
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Re: Battle of Britain: Kościuszko (303) Squadron
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2018, 01:13:51 AM »

You're welcome. I might even cough up actual dosh for movie tickets.
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