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The Albatros D.Va The Albatros D.V was developed from the previous D.III design intended to be a lighter fighter with increased performance. However, as soon as it was deployed to frontline Jastas in May 1917, the new type began having catastrophic wing failures. The D.Va was a further development attempting to solve the wing failures. Although externally it appeared similar to the earlier D.V, the Albatros D.Va airframe was beefed up with additional fuselage frames, stronger wing spars and heavier wing ribs. Aileron control cables were moved from the upper wing to the lower wing, an additional wing tip flying wire was added and a supplement “knee” strut was added to the front of the main V wing struts. These last three are the main visual identifiers for the D.Va versus the D.V. Because of the strengthened airframe, the empty weight increased. Speed and maneuverability were degraded but it was still a capable performing fighter. The beefed up construction coupled with some follow on in-the-field modifications finally resolved the wing failures. Large D.Va orders were placed – some 1600 between August and October 1917. It began reaching front line units in October 1917, replacing the earlier D.V’s. The number of Albatros D.Va’s at the front peaked in April 1918 at 928 – 47% of the total German fighter strength. The model, textures. panel and air files are by Captain Kurt. The pilot figures were developed from Wolfi's freeware Japanese pilot .fsc source file. The prop spinning texture is by Kelticheart. Gauges are by Martin Klein with texture change outs by Captain Kurt, .
Posted Nov 2, 2021 09:53 by Captain Kurt
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Description: he Siemens-Schuckert Werks (SSW) D.III was designed as a fast-climbing interceptor and was to make use of the new 11 cylinder Siemens-Halske 160hp counter-rotary engine. This engine featured a propeller, crankcase and cylinders rotating opposite to the crankshaft, allowing a slower propeller speed for the same power and the elimination of torque, among other things. Initial tests of the Sh.III engine in the SSW D.IIb saw a remarkable (for the time) climb of 7000m in 35 minutes, and the decision was made to design a new interceptor around it. Approximately 41 SSW D.IIIs were delivered to frontline units between April and May, 1918. Most aircraft were supplied to Jagdgeschwader II, whose pilots were enthusiastic about the new aircraft's handling and rate of climb. however after 7 to 10 hours the Siemens-Halske engines began having problems with overheating and piston seizures. The airplanes were returned to the factory for upgrading. They were retrofitted with modified engines, cutaway cowlings, shorter wings, new design ailerons and rudder. They were returned to service in late July 1918 along with a further 30 newly manufactured D.IIIs incorporating the design changes. They were issued to home defense Kest Squadrons this time, because their fast climb capability made them ideal to intercept incoming Allied high altitude bombing raids. The model, textures. panel and air files are by Captain Kurt. The pilot figures were developed from Wolfi's freeware Japanese pilot .fsc source file. The prop spinning texture is by Kelticheart. Gauges are by Martin Klein with texture change outs by Captain Kurt
Posted Oct 10, 2021 01:05 by Captain Kurt
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he Aviatik (Berg) D.I was the first indigenous fighter aircraft built in Austro-Hungary. Oberingenieur Julius von Berg (hence the name "Berg"), appointed as head designer at the Aviatik company, designed the first prototype late 1916. Work on the prototype began in August 1916, while the first flight of the Aviatik (Berg) DI prototype, marked 30.14, took place at 16th October 1916 at Aspern, unfortunately killing the test pilot. Further modifications were made, and three more prototypes of the Aviatik D.I were manufactured, labeled 30.19 (for tests on the ground), 30.20 (for tests in flight) and 30.21 (as a reserve airframe). Tests of the modified aircrafts were positive and the first unit to receive the first serial batch of the Aviatik D.I was Fluggeschwader I (FLG I, later to be renamed to Flik 101G) on the Divacca airfield (Italy). In many respects, the D.I was allegedly a good combat aircraft compared to its contemporaries. It was a reasonably fast aircraft, possessing excellent flying characteristics and maneuverability, and could reach higher altitudes than most of its adversaries. Despite those desirable features, the new Aviatik fighter wasn't greeted with enthusiasm when it entered service in autumn 1917, as the type also had some serious defects which didn't endear it to its pilots.The D.I had a roomy and comfortable cockpit but the forward field of vision was so poor that the pilot had to lean out of the cockpit to aim the guns.The early aircraft had structural deficiencies and their machine guns were installed beyond the reach of the pilot. So if they jammed, there was nothing the pilot could do about it. While the original Aviatik D.I design was sound, the Series 115 aircraft license-produced by the Lohner firm at Wien-Floridsdorf were notorious for failures along the wing trailing edges during high speed maneuvers. Lohner had deviated from Aviatik specifications by employing thinner, lighter wing ribs. These problems were later rectified with the strengthening of the airframe and the repositioning of the guns. The engines tended to overheat far too easily. To alleviate the cooling problems, operational units tended to fly their aircraft without the engine's top panels. The Austro-Hungarian aviation units used the D.I widely until the end of the First World War on Eastern, Italian and Balkan fronts, mainly as an escort for reconnaissance aircraft but also as fighters, even though most of the fighter units preferred the Albatros D.III for air superiority. The D.I represented over 40% of fighters in use by the Austro-Hungarian Air Force in the last year of the war. Some 677 units, comprised of 16 different production versions, were delivered by October 1918. The 138 series which this model represents was 43% of the total production. The Aviatik (Berg) DI was manufactured under license by a number of subcontractors. Aviatik built the 38, 138, 238 and 338 series Lohner built the 115 and 315 series LLoyd manufactured the 48, 248 and 348 series. MAG built the 84 and 92 series Thone & Fiala manufactured the 101 and 201 series WKF built the 184, 284 and 384 series. The major differences between the series were the various power of its Austro-Daimler engines, structural modifications, gun modifications and radiator modifications. The model, textures. panel and air files are by Captain Kurt. The pilot figures were developed from Wolfi's freeware Japanese pilot .fsc source file. The prop spinning texture is by Kelticheart. Gauges are by Martin Klein with texture change outs by Captain Kurt, .
Posted Sep 30, 2021 02:31 by Captain Kurt
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Macchi M.5 The Macchi M.5 was an Italian Aviazione per la Regia Mara (Italian Navy Aviation) floatplane fighter. It was one of the best floatplane fighters of WWI with performance matching the best of contemporary land-based fighters. It was operated by five Italian maritime patrol squadrons beginning in the summer of 1917 as a convoy escort and fighter. In 1918 it was also flown by Italy based US Navy and Marines pilots. Macchi delivered 200 and the Societa Aeronautica Italiana built another 44. It continued in Italian service into the mid 1920's. Engine: Issota Fraschini V4B, 160 hp, Wingspan: 39.0ft, Length: 26.5ft, Max Weight: 2182lb (empty:1719), Speed: 117mph, Range: 273mi, Ceiling: 20,300ft m, Armament: 2 × 6.50mm FIAT Rivelli machine guns, Endurance: 3.6hr --- The model, textures. panel and air files are by Captain Kurt. The pilot figures were developed from Wolfi's freeware Japanese pilot .fsc source file. The prop spinning texture is by Kelticheart. Gauges are by Martin Klein Bastian Hundt, and Horst Weingärtner with texture change outs by Captain Kurt
Posted Sep 5, 2021 09:45 by Captain Kurt
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The Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8 was a World War One British 2 seat reconnaissance / bomber. It was designed by the Dutch designer Frederick Koolhoven working for Armstrong Whitworth. It was ordered for the replacement of the RAF BE.2c and Armstrong Whitworth’s earlier F.K.3. It first flew in 1916 and reached squadron service in France in January 1917. During production it underwent several design changes to cowling, radiators and landing gear. It was popular with its crews, being sturdy and dependable, and it was nicknamed the Big Ack. It had multiple roles; bombing, ground attack, reconnaissance, and artillery spotting. Although some 1700 were produced and despite its popularity with its aircrews, it was overshadowed by the RE.8 and today is one of the lesser known WW1 British two seaters. It was flown by 5 Western Front Squadrons (2, 8, 10 35, and 82) and also served in the Middle East and Home Defense duties in Britain. -- The model, textures, panel, and air files are by Captain Kurt. The pilot figures were developed from Wolfi's freeware Japanese pilot .fsc source file. The prop spinning texture is by Kelticheart. British 25 lb Cooper bombs are from the 'Aerocrate Misc. Uires and more.zip' by Gary Aumaugher http://www.sim-outhouse.com/freeflight/Areo_Misc.zip Gauges are by Martin Klein, and Microsoft. Bomb sight by Gary Aumaugher
Posted Aug 8, 2021 11:31 by Captain Kurt
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From the time of its introduction in early 1917, the Oeffag built Albatros D.III in its various versions was the most successful fighter of the Austro-Hungarian Luftfahrtruppe. Obtaining a license from Albatros in 1916, Oeffag engineers developed a much stronger wing and airframe which could take increasing engine power with little modification. The original series differed little visually from the German D.III, but later series with different engines of increasing power, the nose underwent various designs. This model represents the 153 series with the rounded nose and no spinner to accommodate the high compression 200 HP Daimler engine. --- The model, textures, and panel are by Captain Kurt. The airfiles are modified from Gary Aumagher's Albatros D.III. The pilot figures were developed from Wolfi's freeware Japanese pilot .fsc source file. The prop spinning texture is by Kelticheart. Gauges are by Martin Klein, Bastian Hundt, and Horst Weingärtner.
Posted Jul 24, 2021 01:19 by Captain Kurt
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AW ME-262-6 v 1.1 July 2021 Visual model: acwai (two versions are included). Texture: modified by me by using texture files from a Me-262 painted by Wotan. I also used some of the art work by Phanis and Kurt Schwabauer. Additional paint schemes are available at sim-outhouse. Damage profiles: acwai (pylons and rockets by UncleTgt). Airfile by: acwai, it was modified from a 1% airfile by Jerry Beckwith. Sound files: not provided, please use the CFS3 Me-262 sound files. DISCLAIMER: Use this program at you own risks, the author is not responsible for any damages done to your computer. This is a copyrighted freeware program. FREE DISTRIBUTION ONLY. You may upload or post this unmodified aircraft to any web sites. This program could not be posted where a fee of any kind is required. This includes disk distribution or any other kind of fees. It could not be included in a commercial package. Have fun! Andrew
Posted Jul 22, 2021 14:24 by Andrew
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Halberstadt Cl.II The Halberstadt Cl.II was a highly successful escort fighter and infantry support aircraft. In November 1916, Halberstadt began development of prototypes built to Idflieg’s new lightweight C class specifications. (C= armed two seat and the lower case l meant lightweight). Following successful flight testing in May 1917, an order for 100 was placed, of an eventual 900 total. Initially the Cl.II had a forward firing Spandau mounted on the port side of the engine. Late production had the Spandau moved to the starboard side mounted above the engine. It could be equipped with a radio and camera but was usually not so equipped. Although it was beginning to be replaced by the even lighter Halberstadt Cl.IV in the middle of 1918, it soldiered on until the Armistice. It also saw post war service with Poland. The model, textures. panel and air files are by Captain Kurt. The pilot figures were developed from Wolfi's freeware Japanese pilot .fsc source file. The prop spinning texture is by Kelticheart. The Hand Weapons models and textures are by Captain Kurt. Kdriver and Martin Klein did the conversions to exploding weapon. Gauges are by Martin Klein (with a couple of texture change outs by Captain Kurt), Bastian Hundt, and Horst Weingärtner.
Posted Jul 5, 2021 12:36 by Captain Kurt