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DHumphrey

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The Desert Air War Campaign
« on: March 13, 2019, 04:39:43 PM »

Hello All,

Here is my newest contribution to our community, enjoy :)



A 25-Mission Semi-Historical Campaign for the RAF

The campaign as seen through the Allied point of view

Compatibility: 4.12.2m SAS/Mod 5.30 (VPMod pack)

A campaign based on operations flown by the RAF against the Italian Regia Aeronautica in circa 1940 to early 1941.



In the face of the massive publicity accorded to General Montgomery and his adversary, General Erwin Rommel, and bearing in mind the endless controversy that has raged over the dismissal by Mr. Churchill of Generals Wavell and Auchinleck, it is easy to forget that the war in North Africa would have run a very different course had it not been for the part played by the Royal Air Force.

El Adem:






During those long months when the men on the ground went back and forth across the desert in a dizzying succession of triumphs and reverses the men of the Royal Air Force, often woefully underequipped, struggled valiantly to deep possession of the skies under which the troops were fighting.

Fort Capuzzo:




The war in North Africa faced off by Britain and Italy from both the ground and the air, this campaign was used to create a vivid picture of what it was like to fly, to fight and to control operations over the desert at that time.

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I tried to keep the campaign as historical as possible with correct dates and times that I've been to accurately research.  Due to limitations of the flight simulation (maps) some minor deviations were required, however, these deviations do not detract from the historical value depicted in this campaign.

* Skin artists are noted in the read-me file.

The campaign can be downloaded here:
The Desert Air War Campaign

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Re: The Desert Air War Campaign
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 05:54:27 PM »

Lovely job, thanks very much buddy.

Installed it to BAT, tried the first mission and got shot up.

I had to bail out, nothing unusual for me.  ;D   ;D

Much appreciated.

Mike.
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Re: The Desert Air War Campaign
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 06:12:56 PM »

Lovely job, thanks very much buddy.

Installed it to BAT, tried the first mission and got shot up.

I had to bail out, nothing unusual for me.  ;D   ;D

Much appreciated.

Mike.
Thanks for trying the campaign Mike, glad you are enjoying it. When I built mission #1, I was getting shot up as well, had to learn to cut my losses and turn for home. Just amazing that the aircrews during that period were able to achieve so much with so little.

The sim's AI model also makes fending off them very difficult. They seem to want to fight until the last plane.

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Re: The Desert Air War Campaign
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 06:26:09 AM »

Lovely job, thanks very much buddy.

Installed it to BAT, tried the first mission and got shot up.

I had to bail out, nothing unusual for me.  ;D   ;D

Much appreciated.

Mike.
Thanks for trying the campaign Mike, glad you are enjoying it. When I built mission #1, I was getting shot up as well, had to learn to cut my losses and turn for home. Just amazing that the aircrews during that period were able to achieve so much with so little.

The sim's AI model also makes fending off them very difficult. They seem to want to fight until the last plane.

:)

No need to thank me, pleasure was all mine DH   8)

Good fun and i am used to dying.  ;D

Yes the technology was pretty basic back then. I was born in 1953 so pretty much the same era.

I sometimes look at documentaries and films from that time. And find it weird to think that was my world, buddy.  ;)

Anyway back on topic. Looks like i am going to be quite some time, getting passed mission 1.

Many thanks for creating and sharing the campaign.

Mike.

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Re: The Desert Air War Campaign
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 03:22:20 AM »

Thanks for this. I look forward to trying it out.
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Re: The Desert Air War Campaign
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 11:55:10 AM »

Another great DHumphrey campaign.

Thanks mate.
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Re: The Desert Air War Campaign
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2019, 02:28:07 AM »

Hello !

THX for your campaign !

Just two suggestions if you allow me ...  ;)

1) When a mission starts in the air, especially for heavily loaded bombers, you can't have Fuel 100, as take off is what costs the more fuel ...

So instead of, for ex :

[45Squadron02]
  Planes 4
  OnlyAI 1
  Parachute 0
  Skill 2
  Class air.BLENHEIM4
  Fuel 100  <== 80 would be more appropriate
  weapons 4x250
[45Squadron02_Way]
  NORMFLY 631005.37 59016.62 500.00 300.00 &0

2) in mission 10 for ex, instead of the Japanese H8K1 (that was fitted with a dreaded 20 mm rear gun ...) you shoud use the beautiful Sunderland that's been available since march 2016 ...  ;)

https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,50850.0.html

Very nice skins by Stanislao and Dona here:

https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,59994.0.html

https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,59219.0.html

I have not yet tested a mission, since I need to heavily edit them because they are uncompatible with my 4.09 game, but I'll do it asap ...  ;)
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Re: The Desert Air War Campaign
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2019, 02:39:16 AM »

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When a mission starts in the air, especially for heavily loaded bombers, you can't have Fuel 100, as take off is what costs the more fuel ...

Thanks Mick, I've never noticed that!  :D

Best regards, Gerhard  :)
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Re: The Desert Air War Campaign
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2019, 03:12:11 AM »

... yep, this can play an important part, especially in long distance missions, and above all if you're not lucky and have to face strong winds on your way back ...  ;)
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Re: The Desert Air War Campaign
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2019, 02:01:18 PM »

Hello Mick,

Feel free to adjust the fuel load out per your needs.  :)
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