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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Famous title comes to consoles.

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:23 PM
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Default Aircraft recognition errors!

I'm sure others will have noticed/commented already but just in case...

There were no cannon armed Spitfire MkII's operational during the Battle of Britain. 19 Sqn operated a handful of MkIb's with cannon with limited success and they were withdrawn quickly. Later in November, 92 Sqn operated some but this was after the BoB. Can we please have 8 gun MkIa or MkII Spits for the BoB campaign?

On the subject of Spitfires, the MkIX could do with having its nose lengthened, but that I admit is just me being picky!

Enjoying the demo on XBOX Live!
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:26 PM
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I thought the Mk1 was used in the BoB?? Ill check!
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:35 PM
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Yes it was all MkI's & II's during the BoB but crucially it was the 8 gun Browning .303 a-wing configuration that was in use, not the cannon armed b-wing (apart from a handfull with 19 Sqn for a few weeks in August). The BoB period ran from 10 July to 31 October 1940.

Cannon armed b-wing Spits were not common until the MkVb appeared in 1941.

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:43 PM
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Ahh yes i see what your saying! I did notice BTW!
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:52 PM
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[FONT="Century Gothic"]Later in November, 92 Sqn operated some but this was after the BoB. Can we please have 8 gun MkIa or MkII Spits for the BoB campaign?
Who is BoB..? You cannot refer to this game. Birds of Brey?

[EDIT] Battle of Britain - I'm dumb
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:53 PM
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Who is BoB..? You cannot refer to this game. Birds of Brey?
Battle of Britian
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:54 PM
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BoB is battle of britain.. BoP.. BoB... easy mistake to make
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:11 PM
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Battle of Britian
I found it out myself, but a few seconds after my post - therefore the edit
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:47 PM
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Why is everyone caring about the little thing, i mean it is only a cannon. I mean yes it shouldn't be their, but its just a demo. Plus its the first game of its kind so, lets all love it untill they make it perfect in other games. Jeeze that didn't sound cheezy at all...
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:53 AM
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The cannon are probably a good thing. Ever tried to bring down a He111 using the 8 .303s on a Hurricane I or Spitfire Ia (mod only) in any of the PC Il2 games?

It can lead to a lot of frustration, especially when it takes most of your ammo to kill one bomber.
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