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  1. Shepbur

    Supertest FAQ

    That moment when you see a ghost... Then realise it's just a deliciously warm and welcoming piece of facial hair. Just look at his poor old haggard, disappointed face...
  2. Shepbur

    Warspite in need of boosted range with matchmaker mod

    I've been fine with warspite recently... even though as you say, i'm normally at least in a t7 heavy game, i'm always at the front of the pack and waiting as cruisers are messing around behind me. Yes, it takes the whole game to get over to the other side to finish off the last few enemies, but it's always been like that in any battleship.
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    Ruling the skies over the oceans

    Heinkel He51 B-2 Designed in 1931, the He51 was a biplane fighter developed from the He49 Prototype aircraft. The He51 was the first aircraft designed for Heinkel by the Günter brothers, whom in their time in the company helped produce some of its most iconic aircraft including the He111, and He178 (The world’s first turbojet aircraft). He51 B-2(W) “White 12” of 1./Kü.JGr 136 being pushed down a slipway from her hanger in 1936/37. Upon its initial introduction to service with the Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War in 1935, the limitations of the aircraft were seen. While the aircraft had excellent manoeuvrability, the introduction and development of monoplane aircraft meant than many opposing aircraft could simply out-run it in a dogfight. However, the aircraft was modified to allow it’s use as a floatplane fighter partly thanks to its superior low-speed handling as the He51 B-2 variant. Unfortunately for the He51, it was seen in an unpopular light due to its poor top speed, and while it was originally designed to supersede the Ar65 biplane aircraft which had been in service from 1933, Arado designed a new biplane fighter, the Ar68 in 1936, which became far more popular than the He51. He51 B-2(W) “White 12” of 1./Kü.JGr 136 after being floated from her trolley. Despite their lack in popularity, He51s remained in service until 1938, when they were finally withdrawn to be used as trainers for the Luftwaffe.
  4. Shepbur

    A Very Fond Farewell

    Sad to see you go, however it was a pleasure working with you while you were in WG! I hope you have a great future, and we should get round to playing another run of Civ one day again!
  5. Shepbur

    Ruling the skies over the oceans

    Supermarine Walrus Designed in 1929 as a replacement to the Supermarine Seagull III, the Walrus was designed to allow work as both a transport, and a spotter/reconnaissance aircraft for the navy. The Walrus itself is built from a composite of metal, wooden and fabric components, producing a very light aircraft with excellent flying characteristics. Additionally, the Walrus was equipped with a fully retracting undercarriage and enclosed crew cabin. This allowed the Walrus to operate in a much wider variety of conditions, with a total number of 740 aircraft being built between 1936 and 1944. L2288, a Mk.I Walrus of the FAA 700 Naval Air Squadron being catapulted from HMS Warspite with HMS Formidable April/May 1941 While the stature and aesthetics of the Walrus make it look no more than an overgrown cabbage cart, and a top speed of only 135mph it was more than capable of defending itself when attacked by enemy aircraft. With extremely good manoeuvrability, and a .303 Vickers machine gun both in nose and dorsal positions (non-fixed), it was able to successfully duel with many of the German fighters early in the war. Additionally, the aircraft could be armed with either 6 100lb bombs, or 2 250lb bombs/ depth charges. While too small to effectively damage many warships at sea, they were used on a number of occasions against enemy submarines, with a total of 5 enemy submarines confirmed as damaged or destroyed with the supporting attacks of Supermarine Walruses over the war. While the final removal of the Walrus from ships as a spotter/reconnaissance aircraft was a result of its low speed, Walrus’s supported a large number of engagements both in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific theaters. HMS Warspite hoisting a Walrus on-deck with HMS Formidable in the background April/May 1941 One quirk to the design of the Walrus was determined during its testing phase. While being flown by test pilots, they praised the aircraft for its excellent maneuverability, however explained that a constant yaw needed to be applied. Further tests found that this was a result of the single engine placing a force on only one side of the tail fin of the aircraft. To counter this affect, the entire engine was angled 3° anticlockwise to counter the force being applied. This can clearly be seen on the aircraft, and resulted in the excellent and comfortable handling that the aircraft was known for. Only 4 Walrus aircraft are now preserved, located in the Fleet Air Arm Museum, RAF Museum Hendon, and the RAAF Museum in Australia. With a single example currently under restoration in an attempt to renew the craft to flying condition.
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    Ruling the skies over the oceans

    Boeing F4B The Boeing F4B was initially a private venture by the Boeing Company to further improve and allow to replace their earlier designs, the F2B and F3B. The F4B was built of a similar design, however was shorter and lighter than the earlier designs, allowing for better maneuverability, higher speeds, and greater range. An additional advantage the F4B had over its counterparts, was its angled forward fuselage this allowed for greater vision for the pilot when landing. These advantages were seen clearly by the US Navy during trials of the prototype, immediately ordering an initial 27 aircraft. F4B-4 9018 attached to an outrigger on the USS Rangers port side. Further developments of the F4B over the comings years resulted in the fuselage and landing gear receiving changes, with the wooden parts of the fuselage being replaced with a single aluminium frame and covering, allowing for additional protection for the pilot in air battles, and during crash landings. Additionally, through the development of the F4B, the aircraft became more stable and sturdy, allowing more comfortable flying characteristics and supporting carrier pilots as a result. F4B-4 9258 Aboard USS Saratoga facing astern in May 1934. The initial order of the F4Bs by the US Navy were sent aboard the USS Lexington and USS Langley in the groups VB-1B and VB-2B. With further aircraft being ordered to replace many of the fighter aircraft in the US Navy. In total, 187 F4B aircraft were produced, with an additional 366 aircraft of the P-12 variant being produced for the USAAC by 1932. The F4Bs remained in service on some carriers until 1938, however by 1941, all aircraft had been removed from active service, and operated a range of roles between training aircraft for pilots and engineers, and as target drone aircraft.
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    Ruling the skies over the oceans

    Dewoitine HD-780 The Dewoitine HD-780 was a development upon the already successful air frame of the Dewoitine D.520 to act as a spotter/reconnaissance aircraft for the French navy which was capable of defending itself, and attacking enemy aircraft. The aircraft was to be equipped with a single Hispano-Suiza 20mm cannon, and two Darne 7.5mm guns. Only a single prototype model of the HD-780 was ever completed, with construction being completed between November 1939 and April 1940. The completed HD-780 prototype. Despite the prototype being completed, it was never actually flown, however it’s design would have allowed it to easily outperform its French rival the Loire 210. While the fuselage of the aircraft was mostly conserved during the alterations from the D.520 to the HD-780, the aircraft was given a new set of gull-wings which contained 2 hinges to allow the aircraft's wings to fold up and over the cockpit canopy for storage. Additionally, the gull wings allowed for a greater wing area on the aircraft, which would have allowed it additional stability at lower speeds when taking off/ catapulting from a ship. The HD-780 during construction, here you can see how the wings were able to fold round during storage. Additionally, to allow the aircraft to land on the water, a set of 7.2m long catamaran floats were attached to the aircraft, with a single rudder on the port float for additional control on the water’s surface. The aircraft was to given a Hispano-Suiza 12Y-51 1000hp engine, and despite the aircraft's additional weight and drag, it should have been capable of reaching speeds around 270mph, however while the aircraft itself was completed by April 1940, the engine continued to cause problems until mid-June 1940, unfortunately resulting in the prototype never taking flight before the surrender of France to Germany during the war.
  8. Shepbur

    Ruling the skies over the oceans

    On this thread, i'll be briefly highlighting information on a range of aircraft which can be seen ingame in world of warships. Eventually, i may even get round to writing a short article for each type of aircraft which is in the game, with information from it's design, operations and preservation where possible. While i'm by no means an expert on all the aircraft i'm writing about, i do try to check that my information is fairly reliable, however with only access to files available electronically, some aircraft (and entire nations) are far easier to find relevant and detailed information on their aircraft. As a result, it's likely that the articles will be fairly biased towards American and German aircraft (as i have the highest number of sources for these). But i'll do my best to get a decent range of them all! This post will act as a sort of index for each aircraft following which i will post in individual posts in this topic to save people getting lost in here! French Dewoitine HD-780 British Supermarine Walrus German Heinkel He51 B-2 Russian Japanese American Boeing F4B
  9. Shepbur

    When 0.6 come?

    There's normally a major patch every 3 months or so... So i would guess you're going to have to wait a while longer
  10. Shepbur

    False accusations

    Whai u geifin awayh all ar hakkin sekrets? Oh, and OP, you might want to blur out the guys name in your screenshots... Else you may have the joy of being vukked. Apparently showing the raw power of human stupidity on the forums is a bad thing
  11. Shepbur

    Why is tashkent larger than cleveland?

    Oh my god... not again... -.- http://forum.worldofwarships.eu/index.php?/topic/39702-are-we-sure-ships-are-scaled-properly-in-this-game/#topmost pls... stop thinking the ships are out of scale with each other...
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    Well it's on at £33 with no extras on the RU server at the moment >.>
  13. Shepbur

    Shepbur's (Not List) Emporium

    Due to the changes to premium ships in the latest update, i have re-uploaded the HMS Warspite skin mod i produced. While the WG camouflage is good, it still doesn't have Warspite's nameplate on it! The new mod which is uploaded on the download link (in the original mod post) should work on all versions post I will remain to check each update, and update the mod if required. Yet again - can someone please move this thread into the mod section of the forums?
  14. Shepbur

    Ducat1st0 and the Supertest

    Thank you, however we've already spotted this and have been discussing the issue with him. As for the PM, i'm afraid we can't really do alot with it, not saying that you're trying to change the words, however without direct screenshots, or access to the PM, we can't do alot with it. Please also be aware that if you feel a Supertester has broken forum rules, that you should report it using the report function. The reports are read, and are acted upon (this also applies for PMs). Additionally, just to back up chamorro's recent replies here; We have been keeping an eye on posts that supertesters make up until now anyway. Which ones are making rude remarks, being helpful etc.. However the changes which have happened for this point onwards means that supertesters who are rude in any way will be dealt with quickly - within a week or so, rather than after a period of months, as was the case before. Furthermore, please remember that it's not just Chamorro who will be doing this work, but all of the coordinators. If you see disrespectful behaviour anywhere, which you feel isn't going to be moderated "fairly" pm one of us and we'll get it looked into properly (whether that means getting a moderator to look into it again, or look into it ourselves).