381st Bomb Group
IL2 - 1946 FLIGHT SIM

This is a site for a group of online WW2 flight sim enthusiasts.  This site is for entertainment purposes only using open-source historical data.  This site is not affiliated with any other WW2 site, historical or otherwise.  Any similarities to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.  This is a non-profit site.

DISCLAIMER

THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT IS FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT USE OF A SMALL GROUP OF SECOND WORLD WAR FLIGHT SIMULATION ENTHUSIASTS UTILIZING THE PC GAME SOFTWARE KNOWN AS “IL2 STURMOVIK 1946”.  THE NAME AND DESIGNATION OF ANY VIRTUAL SQUADRON IS USED SOLELY FOR HISTORICAL CONTEXT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT ANY OFFICIAL VIEWS OR OPINIONS RELATING TO ANY MILITARY SQUADRON OR ITS MEMBERS (PAST OR PRESENT). SQUADRON NAMES AND DESIGNATIONS ARE NOT BEING USED FOR ANY COMMERCIAL PURPOSE OR ANY PROFIT-MAKING ENTERPRISE.  THIS WEBSITE AND THE FLIGHT SIMULATION GROUP IT REPRESENTS IS NOT AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH ANY MILITARY SQUADRON (EXISTING OR RETIRED) OR ANY RELATED HISTORICAL OR ARCHIVAL GROUP.  ALL IMAGES HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED FROM OPEN SOURCES AND ARE USED SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS WEBSITE TO PROVIDE HISTORICAL CONTEXT AND FOR GAME IMMERSION PURPOSES.  ALL NAMES, NICKNAMES, RANKS, AWARDS ETC ARE USED SOLELY IN THE CONTEXT OF GAMEPLAY. ANY SIMILARITY TO PERSONS LIVING OR DEAD IS PURELY COINCIDENTAL AND UNINTENTIONAL  THIS WEBSITE AND ITS PARTICIPANTS ARE HERE TO HAVE FUN.  HISTORICAL EDUCATION IS, OBVIOUSLY, A BONUS.

Rules and courtesy for group members

1. Enjoy the game and learn from your mistakes.

2. Flight and comms discipline will be adhered to prior to combat.  Chatting en route is OK but ceases when action starts.
3. Don’t attack until ordered OR if you are in immediate danger and must evade.
4. Try to maintain situational awareness...
       - where you are
       - where your buddies are
       - where the bad guys are
       - where the target is
5. BOMBER FORMATIONS...
        - No defensive maneuvers while in a heavy bomber formation (e.g. B25 or larger), it only puts the rest in danger                

        - Maintain formation integrity - this is better for bomb drops and better for defence (more guns)        

        - A crippled bomber that drops out of formation is expendable, do NOT try to shepherd it with other bombers

           (fighters escort...bombers do not)

        - If your bomber is crippled immediately drop your loadout, head for the deck and head for home, do not try to keep with the             formation if unable

6. If separated and alone but in good shape, either link up with the nearest friendly aircraft or head for home.

7. USE YOUR WINGMAN or others for help...survival is best when it's a team sport!
8. COMMS
        - Be brief and to the point
        - General rule = when someone calls an enemy contact everybody else SHUTS UP in order to hear the contact info
        - DO NOT hog the radio during combat, say what you need to say then get off the means
        - If someone queries the tower, stay off the means while the tower responds (do not talk over the tower)
9. Take note of your claims (Honor system prevails... but gun cameras don’t lie)
        - Identify an aircraft using the acronym WEFT (Wings, Engine, Fuselage, Tail)
        - type of aircraft you attacked, how many and time attack initiated (approx)
        - general area attack initiated (e.g. map reference/location)
        - general altitude (approx)
        - results (“got one smoking”, “damaged one”, “destroyed one, saw it go in near XXX”, etc)
10. Shooting at friendly aircraft may result in penalties. Know your aircraft!
11. Noseart:
        - Can be custom designed but should reflect the war period (i.e. no Homer Simpsons etc)    
        - Can be sexy/erotic (pin-up) but again, in the style/taste of the period DO NOT GO OVERBOARD!
12. Aircraft Skins: whenever possible all flyers will utilize the appropriate markings/paint pertaining to the squadron represented.




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