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vonofterdingen

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Burma Eagles Campaign: A Tribute to Hayate
« on: January 29, 2024, 10:09:37 AM »

 


A Tribute to Hayate
While we were working on this campaign together, our friend and collaborator Hayate tragically passed away. This was a devastating loss to us and the IL-2 community in general. We will all miss him greatly. Prior to his passing he did Curtis Mohawk, DeHavilland Dragon Rapide, Hawker Hart, Hurricane, Lysander, Spitfire, and Tomahawk skins for this campaign. The Hurricane skins include both Indian and RAF squadrons for the Burma and European theatres. Hayate’s skins are included in the download.

Download here: https://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=3171
 
Campaign History and Background by Lars
The Indian Air Force was created in the 1930s, initially to patrol the constant rebellious tribes on the North West Frontier, bordering Afghanistan. These patrols were maintained throughout World War Two, giving new airmen flying experience under fire before transferring to the frontline in Burma.

By 1937 they had several flights of Wapitis, known locally as ‘What-a-pities’ due to their low performance. By 1939 they had formed a single squadron, Number One, now equipping with Audaxes then later with Lysanders. Recruits were volunteers from all castes which was unusual for that time. They needed to be fit and able to speak English as they were initially commanded by RAF Officers. By 1941 two further squadrons were formed and flew their share of patrols on the border.



When the Japanese invaded Burma One Squadron moved to Burma to face a new enemy. The other squadrons prepared for their turn in the front line. One squadron was kept back at the Frontier throughout the War to train and practise or rest.

Number One Squadron flew alongside the RAF during the retreat across Burma in 1942, keeping the army informed of the whereabouts of the advancing enemy. By the time the enemy had reached the Indian borders there were three Indian Air Force Squadrons on the front line. Hurricane fighter bombers were being received which were an improvement from the Lysanders but still inferior to the Japanese opponents as yet. They also helped the Chinese in north Burma, alongside the American AVG squadrons.



By 1943 the Air Force was flying both Hurricanes and Vengeances in support of army operations such the Chindits forays behind enemy lines. These were to stall the enemy advance into India. By 1944 there were six Indian squadrons on the front line, alongside RAF and USAAF units. The Allied advance back to the Siamese border found nine Indian Squadrons, equipped with Hurricane IIbs and Spitfire VIIIs.

In recognition of their part in helping hold back and defeating the enemy The King granted the title Royal Indian Air Force in 1944. Most operations were reconnaissance and ground attack and dive bombing for which the army was very grateful.



You will get to fly the Audax, Lysander, Hurricane II, Vengeance, and Spitfire VIII from 1941 to 1945.
 
Installation
This campaign was written and tested using the SAS BAT Mod Pack, available here:

https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?board=264.0

It may appear to work on other modded systems but the campaign uses Command and Control objects and Triggers, so many mission features would be lost or unworkable.

Extract the zip file to a temporary directory.
• Copy the decompressed Missions folder and the decompressed PaintSchemes folder to your IL-2 1946 root folder. If prompted to overwrite, select Yes to overwrite existing files This will load Whiskey Sierra’s India campaign folder as well as the campaign itself.
• Copy the decompressed BATMODS folder to your IL-2 root folder. This contains the India voice pack (see instructions below for enabling the voice pack via JSGME).
• In the New Pilot Career page, choose India in the Air Force selection drop-down. Choose Eagles over Burma in the Career drop-down.
• We recommend turning off No Instant Success for this campaign.
• The campaign is designed to be compatible with any rank selection.

We highly recommend that you install the Larschance India Voice pack available which is part of the download. The voice pack will load into the BATMODS folder so you must enable it using the Jones Generic Mods Enabler.


 
Credits
Hayate provided countless Royal India Air Force skins for this campaign, including but not limited to the Curtis Mohawk, Dragon Rapide, Hawker Harts, Lysander, Tomahawk, and Spitfire MkVIII. In addition we used some skins from the BAT skin pack. These include skins by Kristoff, Edlor, Macwan and Taro. We could not identify the author of all skins, so if you see something here that we missed, please let us know and we will add them to the list.

Whiskey Sierra created a Royal India Air Force Campaign folder for us to use. The folder includes appropriate background, ranks and medals and is included as part of the installation.

Marcost was extremely helpful and supportive of the creation of the India Voice Pack.

Many thanks to the BAT team for developing, maintaining, and improving the BAT Modpack.
 

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Re: Burma Eagles Campaign: A Tribute to Hayate
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2024, 11:10:03 AM »

Great campaign.  Selectable as Campaign for India.




























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Re: Burma Eagles Campaign: A Tribute to Hayate
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2024, 04:02:19 PM »

Thanks guys

Looking forward to trying the Indian voice pack with the campaign.
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Re: Burma Eagles Campaign: A Tribute to Hayate
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2024, 04:06:44 AM »

Thanks guys. You may have noticed we used the radial Audax in WAW3 rather than the inline Audax which is in TGA3. Hopefully some day the latter will be copied into the WAW3 module.

Meanwhile have fun and good health.
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Re: Burma Eagles Campaign: A Tribute to Hayate
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2024, 06:25:41 AM »

Is it possible to copy over all the AUDAX classes, cods etc from #TGA3 as of now?
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Re: Burma Eagles Campaign: A Tribute to Hayate
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2024, 07:06:49 AM »

sure it is the usual procedure just dump the Audax from TGA and port it to WAW it could be actually included in the download of the campaign
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Re: Burma Eagles Campaign: A Tribute to Hayate
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2024, 10:36:45 AM »

Many thanks. On it.
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Re: Burma Eagles Campaign: A Tribute to Hayate
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2024, 07:11:55 AM »

Thank you very much to all involved for this campaign, really appreciated. 8)

The skin work is outstanding as we would expect from someone of hayate's ability, he even made my ugly duckling (Lysander) look good! A true artist and a real pity I did not see those before he died as I would have loved to have had the chance to thank him personally. ;)

It is very rare I play these days but I will make an effort to at least start this one as it is an area I always was facinated with.

Take care and be safe.

Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
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Re: Burma Eagles Campaign: A Tribute to Hayate
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2024, 10:47:55 AM »

Thank you for your kind comments Pete. Michel was an absolute gentleman to work with. Nothing too much trouble and always top class work. His legacy will live on through the volume of skins he left us.
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