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Col. King

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The "Golden Age" of Aviation (1920 - 1935)
« on: September 04, 2012, 09:21:33 AM »

 ;D

IL-2 1946...  IL-2 1956...  IL-2 1916... IL-2 1936(SCW)....

As we can see, we do have various "packs" covering some very specific time periods....

But what is still missing?  1966 is almost there, with the Phantoms, Mig 21 and others planes being worked out...
and for sure we'll not have to wait for too long for 1976, 1986, 1996, 2006 (LOL)...

But one time period that (albeit we do already have some planes that can fit in) is still and very sorely missing, is the 1920 to 1935 one... The "Golden Age" of Aviation, Pioneerism, a period of great achievments, experiments...  the Schneider Trophy races... Record flights... The barnstormers, and the beginning of the Commercial Aviation... The Flying Boats...

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that would like to see something coming up to fill this very interesting period of time... So here is an invitation to everyone interested to collaborate with informations about the time period we are speaking about, not only about the planes, but about the historical contest, and related stuff... For sure every bit of information will help our modders, campaign builders, skinners to add their talent in support of this idea...

thank you.
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Re: I was thinking....
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 09:47:07 AM »

heheh of course we all know how much we'd love such pack :) so i suggest for a better result to create an information thread with models, data, profiles, everything could be useful to more talented people in 3d and java to build the Il-2 Golden Age pack.

doug, your knowledge on '20/'30 years is deep and focused, so we can put down a list of possible airplanes and scenarios!

today we have of course the beautiful S.21 (M.33) by Gerd, and the S.62 ready for use (apart some glitches on FM/DM, out of my and doug current modding range unfortunately), some surplus great war plane can be useful (the DBW1916 team is teasing us daily: fantastic work guys! thank you!!! :) )

We are more than willing to give as much help as possible, and we are seriously searching other volunteers to join this project :)

S!
Andrea
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Re: I was thinking....
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 10:41:36 AM »


Fantastic idea. :D
Goes against everything I like in Il2. Pioneering, challenges, creativity. I think the first steps to creating a package for the period 1920 to 1935 can be start (maybe Il2 1926 following the trend).
Tests with new technologies (1920s), the first aircraft carriers and ships tender, competitions for improvement of aircraft, pioneers of the air.
All members of the SAS and companions sites have proven their capabilities. Every day I am forced to take the hat and clap for the beautiful works that come to us as gifts from heaven virtual pilots.
All my support and participation, within my humble capacity. ;)
Big hug to everyone (Google transl)



















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Re: I was thinking....
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 11:24:41 AM »

I would certainly love to see some aircraft from this period. We would need a whole assortment of fighters and bombers of the period. It would be very interesting to see some of these aircraft. Especially the French and Italian post-great war aircraft as well as some of the early American Pursuit aircraft. As far as fighter datum, I have a nice book that has every fighter variant, both experimental and production, up until maybe 2005.
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Re: I was thinking....
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 11:30:49 AM »

Well, mati140, the H-4 Hercules, or "Spruce Goose" as it was dubbed, was a mid 1940 project, and it was first flown in 1947. So it is well out of the time period we are speaking of  (1920 - 1935).

With no doubts, it was an interesting plane, now preserved at the Evergreen museum, but it is not suit for our intended project.

Best regards!
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Re: I was thinking....
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 11:32:30 AM »

I want Hughes' flying boat with "Take Off without blowing up" mission.

Yeah sure, with so many planes around, you want a 3d guy to spend all his efforts and time in a silly gigantic floatplane that barely flew once and which was an entirely obsolete concept when completed (1947)?

If there is such a modeller in the audience, please ignore this crap and build us a Lancaster.... pu-leeeeze :)

LMFAO  ;D  I couldn't agree more....as much as i think that this is a good idea, i do love the 20's and 30' buts lets keep it real and face the facts no one is ever gonna build that goose!
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Re: I was thinking....
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2012, 11:32:38 AM »

Jester! Yes, please. Any support is most welcome! :)
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Re: I was thinking....
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2012, 11:34:05 AM »

Thank you too, Kirk!! Most appreciated, my Friend! :D
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Re: I was thinking....
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2012, 11:35:19 AM »

mati, sorry but hughes' leviathan is not a good example.. we may prefer something like "take off with a Wal and search for Nobile without freezing our a$$es off" :D

j/k guys :)

jester, if you can make a short list of era fighters from your book we can dig the web for the infos :) thank you!

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Andrea

edit: guys, you beat me heheh 4 posts while writing lol
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Re: I was thinking....
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2012, 11:44:04 AM »

Doug, can you rename the thread as "Golden Age 1920/1930" or something similar so is more easily identified?

we of course left the thing on "lounge", we hope our long time dream could be transferred to Wip section one day :)

S! to all guys
Andrea
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Re: The "Golden Age" of Aviation (1920 - 1935)
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2012, 12:01:32 PM »

Doug, can you rename the thread as "Golden Age 1920/1930" or something similar so is more easily identified?

we of course left the thing on "lounge", we hope our long time dream could be transferred to Wip section one day :)

S! to all guys
Andrea

Done.

I limited the years from 1920 to 1935 to avoid overlapping the Spanish Civil War time period (1936 - 1939), wich is already up, and was in fact a bloody conflict, with almost nothing "romantic" in it...

Cheers
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Re: The "Golden Age" of Aviation (1920 - 1935)
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2012, 01:13:16 PM »

...my wishes...Stearman PT-17 and Lockheed "Electra"..AARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH i forget..Boeing "Clipper",Dornier X "Whal"!!!
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