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agracier

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Socatra island
« on: April 03, 2022, 02:42:45 PM »

If there was ever a place in the world that I would love to visit, I think it would be Socatra island, located in the Arabian Sea, not far from the Gulf of Aden. Home to exotic and strange vegetation, it is a remote place of stunning arid beauty, at least from the photos and vids I have seen. So I decided to start a map of the area, even though as a location for aerial and naval operations, it has thankfully been spared both historically.

And while this may not be a useful historical location for a map, I couldn't resist. As compensation, I have another map almost ready of an actual theater of war during WWII. But I want to go over it a bit more before release.

In any case, here a few screenshots to give an idea of the terrain.

Here a ink to an upload for the map:

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https://www.mediafire.com/file/fnlzg8uwrjhy7l1/ag_Socatra.7z/file

I might do some more minor revisions in the future, but in the meantime this version should be good enough. It is mainly a landscape map with rugged and mountainous terrain.
There are only 2 airfields and a number of small villages/towns.
I'll repeat that all screenshots were made while flying in hazy weather or worse and not above 1000m.


































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Stefano

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Re: Socatra island
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2022, 02:47:34 PM »

is fantastic  :o :o :o :o  :P ;)
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Re: Socatra island
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2022, 04:12:23 PM »

Wow! That last pics is amazing. Keep at it!
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Re: Socatra island
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2022, 12:25:04 AM »

Interesting views for mission creation or pleasure flying
Mountains, sea, palm trees and beaches
I would definitely like to have this map in my BAT

                   I wish you perseverance ]thumleft[
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Re: Socatra island
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2022, 01:14:37 AM »

I think I can guess the historical region  :) looking forward to this - superb textures.
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Re: Socatra island
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2022, 03:33:03 AM »

A few photos of local vegetation and landscapes ... impossible to recreate on a map but still worth a try ...

















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Re: Socatra island
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2022, 03:46:42 AM »

Wow! Looks like a Roger Dean album cover. I suppose I'm the only one who remembers Yes and his great work on their record covers...
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Re: Socatra island
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2022, 03:47:58 AM »

Wow! Looks like a Roger Dean album cover. I suppose I'm the only one who remembers Yes and his great work on their record covers...

YES YES you are the only one ... 😁
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Re: Socatra island
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2022, 02:26:19 PM »

 :) :) :)
Thanks for this nice trip...
The textures and the landscapes are just amazing...
Bravo... Fabuleux... WOW !!!!
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Re: Socatra island
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2022, 07:43:35 AM »

Might as well post a link to a wip version ... did some more work on the map and except for minor changes, it is pretty well finished.

I will put download link on first post too. I'll repeat my same recommendations when flying though. All the screenshots were made when flying in hazy and worse weather and either in the morning or afternoon, not around noon: only mad dogs and Englishmen come out in the noon day sun ... ha ha

Download Link
https://www.mediafire.com/file/fnlzg8uwrjhy7l1/ag_Socatra.7z/file

and a few more screenshots:







































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