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DmitriKozlowsky 05-13-2019 09:40 AM

Combat assault gliders
 
Me thinks WWII AP needs assault gliders

Waco CG-4A US
DFS 230 Germany
Airspeed AS.51 Horsa UK
DC3 , Halifax, and JU-52 glider tow types.

Emmy 05-13-2019 09:56 AM

Towed by Dakotas....

philstyle 05-14-2019 06:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DmitriKozlowsky (Post 3909164)
Me thinks WWII AP needs assault gliders

Waco CG-4A US
DFS 230 Germany
Airspeed AS.51 Horsa UK
DC3 , Halifax, and JU-52 glider tow types.


We need a map to deploy them on frist.
The normandy map is set after the invastion has already taken place and the allies are past Caen.


We don't have an Arnheim/ Market garden area map, or any other location where paratroops and glides were used.

DmitriKozlowsky 05-15-2019 08:39 AM

Perhaps my military history is hazy. But Overlord used hundreds of gliders for personnel and, equipment, beans , and bullets.

philstyle 05-15-2019 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DmitriKozlowsky (Post 3911339)
Perhaps my military history is hazy. But Overlord used hundreds of gliders for personnel and, equipment, beans , and bullets.


Yes, but unfortunately the map is set well AFTER overlord, in August 1944 - based on the ALGs that area hard-coded into the map.

zionid 05-15-2019 03:56 PM

While I appreciate the point Phil, the map can obviously be used for mission before, during and after D-day. I can't stand the map myself for all the obvious reasons, but it is what we have and probably will have for a long time. No reason not to make the best of it's use, even if that requires imagining that the krauts owned the relevant airbases.

DmitriKozlowsky 05-21-2019 08:52 AM

IF we can place user defined modern airfields, then it is a decent map as stand in for Central Europe Baltic Coast. For late Cold War, or semi-fictional end-Cold War or after Cold War end European scenarios. I have had my fill of flying over sand and rocks. Sand and rocks over Nev. Sand and rocks over PG. Well worn Georgia terrain. I have old , late 1970's and early-mid 1980's Cold War NATO + WP European theater. As a kid, pictures I loved the most were Harriers , Tornadoes, F-111, F-4, F-16's, flying low over dark treed and semi-urban terrain of Central Europe, Baltic coast, North Sea, in foggy, foul, wet, cold, dark, gray weather. No sun, very diffuse shadows. Or black and white high contrast European winter scenes. Once again, cold, grey, white, semi-foggy. Hills, valleys, terrain masking playland. Plus the dramatic watercolor paintings of dramatasized scenes of F-4, F-111, F-16, Jaguars, Harriers dropping cluster bombs on advancing columns of T-72s , while dodging SAMs.


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