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Firelok
13-11-2007, 14:27
15/06/1941 The British Army begins 'Operation Battleaxe’ to relieve Australian held Tobruk and then advance towards Derna. However, they meet fierce counter attacks by the Afrika Korps and are unable to make any headway.
16/06/1941 The British attempt to continue their offensive, but suffer heavy tank losses to German 88mm Flak guns.
17/06/1941 The Afrika Korps beats back the British attack at Sollum causing the British to call off ‘Operation Battleaxe’ with 1,000 British casualties and 91 tanks lost, for German losses of just 12 tanks.

Been thinking about another Desert War mission that involved the Fleet Air Arm aircraft seconded into the RAF 'Desert Air Force'

PLANES

RED
J8A (Gladiator)
BuffaloMkI
F4F-3 (Martlet)
TomahawkMkIIa
TomahawkMkIIb

BLUE
Bf-109E-7
Bf-109F-2
CR_42
G_50
MC-202_III

Which I think is sufficiently different to both Gazala and Agheila to warrant attempting.

Sonko
14-11-2007, 18:48
looking interesting!

Yellow 2
14-11-2007, 19:28
Not sure about including the Buffalo it seems a bit out of place in the desert. Would the Hurri IIb be a suitable replacement? :)

MajorDamage
14-11-2007, 19:59
Looks good. Not sure about the Buffalo either - did they ever get used in the Med? :confused:

BTW, isn't there supposed to be a new desert map coming in 4.09?

Firelok
20-11-2007, 17:49
Looks good. Not sure about the Buffalo either - did they ever get used in the Med? :confused:

BTW, isn't there supposed to be a new desert map coming in 4.09?

Sorry, I thought I'd replied to this last week(must have hit wrong button.:wall: ) so excuse delay.

805 Naval Air Squadron was attached to the Desert Air Force and Flew French sourced Martlets (F4F3s) Albacores,Sea Gladiators and Buffalo's. During 1941 drastic shortages in servicable aircraft made it a neccessity to use anything available that could be used.
Airfields...
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/firelokc/Sollum002.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/firelokc/Sollum003.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/firelokc/Sollum005.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/firelokc/Sollum004.jpg
Some of the Targets...

Afrika Korp Panzers/transports....
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/firelokc/Sollum007.jpg
Halfaya Pass Artillery...
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/firelokc/Sollum006.jpg

British Army Refuelling Depot...
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/firelokc/Sollum001.jpg

here's the Wiki about Sollum1941...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Battleaxe

MajorDamage
20-11-2007, 18:00
Looks nice, look forward to trying it.

NS-IceFire
20-11-2007, 23:31
*thumbs up*

Looks great man! Looking forward to it!

Firelok
22-11-2007, 06:40
OK I've uploaded this for testing.

Sonko
22-11-2007, 19:14
*thumbs up*

Looks great man! Looking forward to it!

+1!

We definately need more desert maps for this game. Maps, I don't meen the mission itself, because the desert maps are rather limited , with only a handfull of airstrips. :)

NS-IceFire
22-11-2007, 23:12
Another desert map is supposed to be in 4.09 so we'll have something more to play with.

Firelok
05-12-2007, 12:09
I've added this to the cycle, if it was made by someone else I'd say thanks now... but that's just too weird. :D

Sonko
06-12-2007, 08:47
Here you go:
Thanks for adding it to the cycle, Firelok and thanks for your effort!
:D