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by Tom
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Prangster's Great Battles Mission Building Room
Topic: Mission building guidance
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Re: Mission building guidance

No disrespect, offence or anything taken. The difference between the ground and air forces is because when a squadron/flight/section was in the air whoever was in charge had some latitude in what they did. Some latitude, not complete latitude. Even in 1944 squadrons operated differently. If the brie...
by Tom
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Prangster's Great Battles Mission Building Room
Topic: Mission building guidance
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Re: Mission building guidance

When I first started building ops, it took me a while to catch on to the fact that wily old squadron leaders would sometimes add a couple of thousand feet onto patrol heights stated in the brief... But that was historical - honest! The LW did it (schwarme stacked up line astern), the VVS did it, an...
by Tom
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Prangster's Great Battles Mission Building Room
Topic: Mission building guidance
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Re: Mission building guidance

Armed recce would be with the object of attacking ground stuff that was camouflaged I can understand being lower. To cover a target at between 3 to 5,000ft only really works when it is ground objects to be defended from otherwise you sacrifice too much tactical flexibility. There are loads of Tempes...
by Tom
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Prangster's Great Battles Mission Building Room
Topic: Mission building guidance
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Re: Mission building guidance

My knowledge is that patrol heights were generally way above 5,000ft even when covering ground objects. This is why I say that low-level to me means somewhere between 5-15,000ft. I've seen a fair few combat reports for the time indicating patrol heights around the Nijmegen area at between 6 -12,000f...
by Tom
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Prangster's Great Battles Mission Building Room
Topic: Mission building guidance
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Mission building guidance

I'm not part of the mission building team so in this post I'm not directing any mission builder how to do what they do, but it might be helpful for those designing missions to know how each mission will be approached by whoever leads the mission. From my perspective, when I know what the brief is I'...
by Tom
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Any throttle recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: Any throttle recommendations?

Another option - Thrustmaster have a sale on at the moment and you can get the T.16000M bundle for £100 - https://shop.thrustmaster.com/en_gb/win ... hotas.html .
by Tom
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Warthog HOTAS
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Warthog HOTAS

You don't really need to bother with the various toggle switches if you don't want to. My controls are set up as shown below. Some controls are set like they are as a carry over form previous controls and to avoid having to retrain the muscle memory. Note: I disengage the left throttle and use that ...
by Tom
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: TOM’S GUIDE TO COMMAND
Replies: 0
Views: 62

TOM’S GUIDE TO COMMAND

TOM’S GUIDE TO COMMAND This is my guide to how I see the leadership function within the Tangmere Wing. It is not perfect and leadership is always subject to the particular idiosyncracies of the pilot in command of each unit. Each squadron also has its own identities and will do things in specific wa...
by Tom
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: F Sgt Kolo has arrived at Sutton Bridge
Replies: 22
Views: 493

Re: F Sgt Kolo has arrived at Sutton Bridge

I am pleased to report that Kolo completed A/F 2 with his eyes closed tonight. His eyes must have been closed as he didn't spot anything until almost ramming it - a perfect candidate I thought.

Anyway, A/F 3 next week.
by Tom
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: F Sgt Kolo has arrived at Sutton Bridge
Replies: 22
Views: 493

F Sgt Kolo has arrived at Sutton Bridge

Gentlemen, we have a new chap, Kolo, who has just passed his Assessment Flight 1. He did moderately well (and scared me witless by flying too close) and he also did well on a practice op, destroying the most targets (only 1 air to air target though *sniff*) and most importantly he didn't shoot at me...
by Tom
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: VR hints and tips
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: VR hints and tips

What Silk says, though I would have used more cultured erudite language. A couple of differences though. In action I never use the 1.5 zoom. I pretty much always use the 10x zoom and only occasionally switch to 5x, perhaps when I want to read the squadron code but not lose the overall picture. I hav...
by Tom
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Is this a decent graphics card?
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Is this a decent graphics card?

Chris-NO wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:16 pm
Check out the AMD 5700xt instead.

No point as they’re waaaay over budget unless you can find one for around £160.
by Tom
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Is this a decent graphics card?
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Is this a decent graphics card?

Yes - the motherboard should take most modern graphics cards. If you can, get a 1060. If not a 1060 then a 1650. Also check your power supply unit and what the graphics card needs to make sure you can power it. eg. https://www.overclockers.co.uk/evga-geforce-gtx-1060-sc-3072mb-gddr5-pci-express-grap...
by Tom
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Is this a decent graphics card?
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Is this a decent graphics card?

charlie wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:53 pm

I guess this would beinadequate for a 2060?
Choose a 2060 then tell us your motherboard and PSU then we can figure it out.

@Hatter I’m waiting for the same question in December 2020.

:bunny1
by Tom
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Is this a decent graphics card?
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Is this a decent graphics card?

https://www.ebuyer.com/752928-zotac-geforce-gtx-1060-mini-3gb-gddr5-graphics-card-zt-p10610a-10l?mkwid=s_dc&pcrid=51482416259&pkw=&pmt=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIr_Ghx6W_5gIViLPtCh0Vdgp0EAYYASABEgLuKPD_BwE If not, could anyone point me towards something around a similar price that is please? :wave2 Not for...