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The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:30 pm
by Fireskull
Good day,


It was 18 April, 1942 when sixteen B-25 bombers launched from carrier to make an attack on Imperial Japan.

About 1 year ago this month, the 8th Fighter Squadron Black Sheep hosted an online reenactment of the famous Doolittle Raid. Several Fallen Angels Squadron members and others participated. We had all 16 bomber positions filled and a few players took Japanese fighters in attempt to find us before we could strike.

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Thanks goes to the 8th Fighter Squadron for hosting this reenactment of the Doolittle Raid.

I appreciate the Fallen Angels Squadron ( my squad ) for having great skill with IL-2 and making lots of fun for us.

Our associated squadrons are very special, too, and much appreciated.

Special thanks to 8FS_Bulau (78thFG_Bulau) for his hard work, creativity, and organizing skills in making this a memorable historical mission.


Mission was used with HSFX mod pack for IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 combat flight simulation. I flew the mission in DirectX and edited the track in OpenGL. Screenshots were made with FRAPS and editing done with Photobucket editing tools. My computer was an HP Pavilion notebook PC with an NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M graphics card.


I hope that you enjoyed my thread.

:)
Fireskull

Re: The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:24 am
by Gumpy
And is this available anywhere as a single player mission?

Re: The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:26 am
by Planemad
A really good stroy and very nice pics to go with it ::))

Planemad

Re: The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:31 am
by LeBigTed
Oh !!
What a nice idea and a cool thread !!!!

Thank you so much !

Ted

Re: The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:33 am
by madcat
Bet that was alot of fun todo, nice pics btw :D

Re: The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:11 pm
by Fireskull
Gumpy wrote:And is this available anywhere as a single player mission?


Hi, Gumby

It was a map of Japan that had a bunch of objects custom added to it. It was a map used for this online event for live play.

...and yes - it was very fun. :D


Fireskull

Re: The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:19 pm
by Planemad
So how long did it take you to film and Edit?

Very good by the way ::))

Planemad

Re: The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:02 am
by kilo11
Very nice work!

Re: The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:28 am
by Jambo
Very well done Fireskull! 8)

A bit like a comic book - well narrated and well drawn! 8)

Jambo :wink:

Re: The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:12 am
by 8FS_Bulau
This is in the map cycle running on the 78thFG_Server on Hyperlobby now, but it's one of about 22-ish missions, so a crap shoot as to when it might come up. You can read the full briefing here:

http://www.78thfg.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=1266

I have only a server (dogfight) version of it, no single player. There was a coop version, way back before mods existed, but I'm not sure if I still have it. It was significantly enlarged and improved for the event that Fireskull participated in.

Re: The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:08 am
by Fireskull
Planemad wrote:So how long did it take you to film and Edit?

Very good by the way ::))

Planemad




Hi, Planemad


This took 2 - 3 hours total in studio work.

It was originally made for the 8th Fighter Squadron (Now 78th Fighter Group) and Fallen Angles Squadron website and their appreciation, so the quality is good but not intended to be perfect or exactly historical.

I had almost as much fun in creating the screenshot set as I did in flying the mission.


:D
Fireskull

Re: The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:18 am
by Fireskull
8FS_Bulau wrote:This is in the map cycle running on the 78thFG_Server on Hyperlobby now, but it's one of about 22-ish missions, so a crap shoot as to when it might come up. You can read the full briefing here:

http://www.78thfg.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=1266

I have only a server (dogfight) version of it, no single player. There was a coop version, way back before mods existed, but I'm not sure if I still have it. It was significantly enlarged and improved for the event that Fireskull participated in.



Hi, Bulau



Guys, Bulau has been very patient with my learning curve. :mrgreen:

He actually is far more skilled than I in many areas but his interests and time take him elsewhere sometimes. :mrgreen:

Bulau is one of the guys who has helped me the most over the last couple years with technical knowledge.


Thank you, Bulau, for your help, kindness, and humble hard work! :D

My work in the studio has not allowed much time with IL-2 lately, but soon we may meet or join in the air once again.


Guys, Bulau is the person who really put the wonderful online IL-2 mission into being.


Fireskull

Re: The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:53 am
by Planemad
Fireskull wrote:Hi, Planemad


This took 2 - 3 hours total in studio work.


WOW, that hard work sure payed off ::))

Fireskull wrote:
I had almost as much fun in creating the screenshot set as I did in flying the mission.


We'll your flying skills are as good as your screenshot skills :P

Planemad

Re: The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:22 pm
by Fireskull
Planemad wrote:
Fireskull wrote:Hi, Planemad


This took 2 - 3 hours total in studio work.


WOW, that hard work sure payed off ::))

Fireskull wrote:
I had almost as much fun in creating the screenshot set as I did in flying the mission.


We'll your flying skills are as good as your screenshot skills :P

Planemad



Thanks,


The image of the B-25 that dropped the bombs at the entrance to the harbor warehouse is me flying, Fallen Angels Squadron members dropping nearby.

I actually intended to skip the bombs along the warehouse floor but the doorway was only a texture and not an opening, much to my surprise :shock:


:lol:

Fireskull

Re: The "Jimmy" Doolittle Raid

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:41 pm
by Planemad
LOL, good old Il-2 :lol:

We'll it looks good all the same,

Planemad