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WhoaBlackBetty #1 Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:55 PM

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Will the lady pilots be offered again, or are they now and I simply missed it?

 

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Edited by WhoaBlackBetty, 10 September 2019 - 07:07 PM.


wylleEcoyote #2 Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:23 PM

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I've seen them swing by with the U.S.O. a few times. I'm sure they will be back again.

Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is very hit or miss. Usually I start on the right track and then a make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 
And yet it doesn't stop me from speculation.

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Light Fighters:  XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C, DH.100 F1, Bf 109 B / E / E-3, Me209v4, Me209 A
Multi-Roles: F11C-2, F4F, P-47B, Fw 56, He 112, Fw 190 A-1 / A-5 / D

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J,  XP-58, Tu-1, Bf 110 C-6, SE 100, Me 410, Do 335 A-1, Me 262

Attack Aircraft: Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2
Bombers: Do 17 Z, He 111 H2, Do 217 M
 Japan: not even once.


Wombatmetal #3 Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:39 PM

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This is WG, everything comes back to the shop in time

pyantoryng #4 Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:21 PM

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When they came around the last time, that was the second time. Hopefully there'll be a third, with less ridiculous condition (or were they on premium shop then, I can't remember).

 

The one with black cat is obsoleted though.


Edited by pyantoryng, 10 September 2019 - 09:21 PM.


WoWP makes a great jousting game...especially with the 262 and people busy in furballs...
I am deaf, silent, and fly with unrealistic controls. Do not count on me to carry - my back's already broken from overweight.

WhoaBlackBetty #5 Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:23 PM

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View Postpyantoryng, on 10 September 2019 - 03:21 PM, said:

When they came around the last time, that was the second time. Hopefully there'll be a third, with less ridiculous condition (or were they on premium shop then, I can't remember).

 

The one with black cat is obsoleted though.

 

Heck no she is not. :D  She still kills ground things after you leave them still in tact, and kills things faster.  And she has a black cat.

 

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wylleEcoyote #6 Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:58 AM

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View Postpyantoryng, on 10 September 2019 - 04:21 PM, said:

When they came around the last time, that was the second time. Hopefully there'll be a third, with less ridiculous condition (or were they on premium shop then, I can't remember).

 

The one with black cat is obsoleted though.


Automatic fire starting is not at all obsolete.
same as double damage ordinance in a dive and double damage forward guns in a head on attack.


Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is very hit or miss. Usually I start on the right track and then a make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 
And yet it doesn't stop me from speculation.

Specialist Planes I have from : USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:  XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C, DH.100 F1, Bf 109 B / E / E-3, Me209v4, Me209 A
Multi-Roles: F11C-2, F4F, P-47B, Fw 56, He 112, Fw 190 A-1 / A-5 / D

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J,  XP-58, Tu-1, Bf 110 C-6, SE 100, Me 410, Do 335 A-1, Me 262

Attack Aircraft: Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2
Bombers: Do 17 Z, He 111 H2, Do 217 M
 Japan: not even once.


blindfoId #7 Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:19 AM

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View PostWhoaBlackBetty, on 10 September 2019 - 08:55 PM, said:

Will the lady pilots be offered again, or are they now and I simply missed it?

 

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Of course they will be offered again, why not :B



Moonrider #8 Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:28 AM

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View PostWhoaBlackBetty, on 10 September 2019 - 12:55 PM, said:

Will the lady pilots be offered again, or are they now and I simply missed it?

 

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You want one of the Night Witches? 
Here's their history:
https://www.history.com/news/meet-the-night-witches-the-daring-female-pilots-who-bombed-nazis-by-night


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Deltavee #9 Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:38 PM

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View PostMoonrider, on 11 September 2019 - 06:28 AM, said:

 

Excellent short read.  Thanks Moonrider.  Hmmm, Moonrider and Nachthexen...Coincidence?

Interestingly, the flat-black painted Black Cat PBYs on night operations in the Pacific Theatre used the same technique of stifling engines on approach and it worked quite well, too, I understand.

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pyantoryng #10 Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:50 PM

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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 11 September 2019 - 01:58 PM, said:


Automatic fire starting is not at all obsolete.
same as double damage ordinance in a dive and double damage forward guns in a head on attack.

 

It only works on unarmored targets now so it really is only good at lower tiers where guns do not obliterate unarmored pieces.



WoWP makes a great jousting game...especially with the 262 and people busy in furballs...
I am deaf, silent, and fly with unrealistic controls. Do not count on me to carry - my back's already broken from overweight.

Moonrider #11 Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:26 PM

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View PostDeltavee, on 11 September 2019 - 07:38 AM, said:

 

Hmmm, Moonrider and Nachthexen...Coincidence?

 

 

Has to be, Moonrider is my 80's era CB handle, taken from a character in the Roger Zelazny novels Changeling and Madwand.


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qu33kKC #12 Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:18 PM

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I've read those.  Changeling in particular was a favorite of mine back in the day.




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