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    Friday Night Bomber Flights AAR's

    Friday May 29 Twilight Mission AAR

    Axis:
    One Factory heavily damaged with 1 Building Destroyed. Capacity down 60%.
    1 Pe-2 shot down.

    Losses:
    5 He-111 lost. 3 to enemy aircraft. 2 to Flak.
    1 Bf109G lost. Due to Flak.

    VVS:
    3 He-111 shot down.

    Losses:
    1 Pe-2 lost. Due to enemy aircraft.

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    I saw red flight bombs hit Lapichew factory and also recall reading a message about Kalach being hit. Is there something missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Marta View Post
    I saw red flight bombs hit Lapichew factory and also recall reading a message about Kalach being hit. Is there something missing?
    Nothing missing. Making this into an Online Campaign so recreating damage.

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    'Midnight selfie'

    About time for me to finally do some screens from BoS...



    Mission start and forming up.










    Forming up...



    ... and looking good!





    Keeping an eye on instruments in the dark...



    ... leading to a midnight selfie.





    Since I forgot to press recording again after the first one ran out (30 minutes max recording time in BoS), Finn will just have to believe our word that we destroyed the target this time.

    Some of the life captures I took during the mission - Pe-2 shot down by one of the escorts, but not before taking out one He-111.





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    Hot off the press: Dawn Patrol

    Target destroyed!




    Yaks molesting the formation.

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    Any chance the next can be Stukas and Il2 please, flying a Pe2 unopposed to target and back is interesting for approx 5 mins max. Not a slight of the efforts involved btw, just my impression of flying outside of the main group.
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    Friday Night Bomber Flights (Back's screens)






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    Quote Originally Posted by SMURFY1967 View Post
    Any chance the next can be Stukas and Il2 please, flying a Pe2 unopposed to target and back is interesting for approx 5 mins max. Not a slight of the efforts involved btw, just my impression of flying outside of the main group.
    Copy that SMURFY, sorry to have had to pull you off of fighters. Frankly we didn't know if they were going to have a CAP on that location or not though but point taken.

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    Friday June 5 Dawn Patrol Mission AAR

    Axis:
    One Factory Destroyed. (Lyapichev)
    One Factory Partially Damaged.
    1 Pe-2 Destroyed. Flak.
    1 Yak-1 shot down.

    Losses:
    1 He-111 lost. 1 to enemy aircraft.
    1 Bf109G lost. Due to Flak.

    VVS:
    2 Bridges Destroyed.
    1 He-111 shot down.
    1 Bf109G Destroyed. Flak

    Losses:
    1 Pe-2 lost. Flak.
    1 Yak-1 lost. 1 to enemy aircraft.

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    A few More Screenies from the Dawn Patrol Mission....

    LAL Pilots land their Yaks to refuel and rearm as a Pe-2 sorties for a Second Bombing run.





    [DBS] finishes off the Factory at Lyapichev...









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    Live Action!!!

    Dawn Patrol Video on BoS Forum that JG5_Emil posted..

    Video Link:
    https://youtu.be/oYufgtkDGmQ

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    Raw video but gets the job done, very nice!

    I'm thinking we should start doing videos too...

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    I would not call that "raw". It get's the job done very well. The attack of the bombers gives invaluable info to me about my personal offset and timing necessary for the BOS's He 111 bombsight. Actually I missed. The bombs fell short. It also shows the "beauty" and advantages of flying in close formation.
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    The video is great - it shows the dynamic aspect of the mission. Until now I was not aware how many things happened just a few meters behind our tails!
    BTW, Is there a way to hop into a specific crew position like in the old IL-2? I know only about the circling through all the positions with C, which is not very useful when you have just second to switch back and forth.

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    Back's screens added (moved from sign up thread). See post#7.

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    Friday June 12 A Walk in the Sun Mission AAR

    Axis:
    2 Bridges Destroyed.
    7 Ammo/Tank Depots Destroyed.
    1 Il2 Destroyed. Flak.
    2 Yak-1 shot down.

    Losses:
    4 Ju-87s lost. Due to Flak.
    2 Bf109G lost. 2 to enemy aircraft.
    2 Ammo/Tank Depots Destroyed.
    1 Ammo/Armor staging Factory Destroyed*

    VVS:
    1 Pz. MkIII Destroyed.
    2 Ammo/Tank Depots Destroyed.
    1 Ammo/Armor staging Factory Destroyed*
    2 Bf109G shot down.


    Losses:
    1 IL2 lost. Flak.
    2 Yak-1 lost. 2 to enemy aircraft.
    2 Bridges Destroyed.
    7 Ammo/Tank Depots Destroyed.


    Buffeted by flak. An Il2 moves in for a strike...





    Ju-87s pound a crossroads staging area...







    As KV-1s move in to the sounds of battle...




    Great time and well flown Mission #3.
    Last edited by Tx_Tip; 13-06-2015 at 17:00.

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    Friday June 19 Deux Parties Mission AAR

    Axis:
    1 Tank Factory 80% disabled.
    2 T-34s Destroyed.
    1 KV-1 Destroyed.
    5 Flak pieces including Mobile Destroyed.
    2 Yak-1s shot down.
    1 Lagg3 shot down. (Landed Written off)
    1 Yak-1 shot down. (Landed Written off)
    4 IL2 Destroyed. Flak.

    Losses:
    9 Ju-87s lost. Due to Flak.
    1 Pz. MkIII Destroyed.
    6 Flak pieces including mobile Destroyed.
    12 Ammo/Tank Depots Destroyed.

    VVS:
    9 Ju-87s Destroyed. Flak.
    1 Pz. MkIII Destroyed.
    6 Flak pieces including mobile Destroyed.
    12 Ammo/Tank Depots Destroyed.

    Losses:
    1 Tank Factory 80% disabled.
    2 T-34s Destroyed.
    1 KV-1 Destroyed.
    5 Flak pieces including Mobile Destroyed.
    3 Yak-1 lost. 2 to enemy aircraft.
    4 Lagg3 lost. 1 to enemy aircraft.
    4 IL2 Destroyed. Due to Flak.

    Summary:
    Despite the loss of an entire Ju-87 squadron against a very stubborn position. Strong outings by the Axis over the last 4 Missions have succeeded in blunting any forward progress by the VVS. Several Russian Tank, Engineer and Infantry Units are forced to retreat from the Peshchersky front.

    Well flown Mission #4 all.
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    Summary

    With the exception of a few isolated pockets along the Peshchersky Woods Line. Russian forces have been cleared for Axis advance to the Chir and Don Rivers.




    This has been a fun and immersive month for Friday Night Bomber Flights.
    Great flying all!

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    FNBF June 26th Mission #5 "Prelude" AAR

    Axis:
    Depot 83% Resupplied.
    Destroyed Armor Factory @ Suvorovsky.
    4 IL2 2 Flak. 2 due to Enemy action.
    4 Yak 4 due to Enemy action. With 2 landed written off.
    Losses:
    1 He-111 Landed written off. Flak.
    1 Bf109G lost. Due to enemy action.
    1 Bridge Destroyed.
    8 StG Destroyed.
    1 Pz MkIII Destroyed.

    VVS:
    8 StG Destroyed.
    1 Pz MkIII Destroyed
    1 Bridge Destroyed.
    1 BF109G Enemy action.
    1 He-111 Flak.
    Losses:
    4 IL2 lost. 2 Flak. 2 Enemy Action
    4 Yak-1 lost. 4 to enemy action.
    Armor Factory @ Suvorovsky Destroyed.

    Tango flight prepares for take-off...


    Formed up we rendezvous with our close escort for the sortie...



    Bridge 554 taken out... We regroup and head for our next target...




    As the high escort dueled above. Thank You Escort!... Tango flight engaged 2 StG Platoons outside the Peshchersky Woods...




    Taking out 8 StG, a Pz MkIII, along with several flak and auxiliary vehicles...



    Great fun and good flying All!

    P.S. Need some pics from the Axis Side here too Gents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tx_Tip View Post
    P.S. Need some pics from the Axis Side here too Gents.
    Sir, yes! Sir!


    Here we go, a view from navigator's position since I mistreated my engines on our second sortie of the evening and had to RTB on a single engine. With no more He-111 available at our base, I jumped into a nose gunner position of the second plane. Here is what happened...

    Approach to target.



    Target up! (already damaged from previous raids)



    Bombs away!





    Almost...





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