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  1. I visited her in 1983 and 2003 during Niagara Falls trips. The first time, the whole missile area was CLOSED TO VISITORS! The second time, I only had two hours to gallop through the whole museum, so I missed a lot about her missile system setup. It can't be much different from her sisters, but I'd like to know for sure. Follow this link: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?unam...&feat=email
  2. File Name: Operation Earnest Will File Submitter: wombat1417 File Submitted: 2 Jan 2011 File Category: IOPG DB Used: N/A Authors: Terry Kimes Battleset-IOPG: .sc4 - Orig - Original From 1982. A different reflagged tanker (remember those?) scenario from the others: this time, you escort them into the gulf. Click here to download this file
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    From 1982. A different reflagged tanker (remember those?) scenario from the others: this time, you escort them into the gulf.
  4. "and it is rather risky to try the turn and burn tactic with slower aircraft such as the Hornets." I really, really don't like Hornets. Tomcats forever!
  5. One of the things you might try is to go to 1 Second timing during Air to Air engagements, as this gives you more time to react to enemy launches. As soon as you see their launch, do the "turn and burn" at whatever altitude you're at. Sometimes, changing altitude continually during the run for your life seems to help. Of course, the best thing is to be able to outrange your enemy. If you do, fire at the outside range of his missiles, then turn and run. If you don't, try dancing around on the edge of his outer range. If you can force him to fire off his longer ranged missiles and you can outrun them, he will be vulnerable to your counterstrike.
  6. Don't use the Formation Editor for the Seahawk. Plot a Course about 100nm ahead of the group, go as high as you can and turn on the radar. You get a really big view of the surrounding area. If you have a helo in the Formation Editor, click it in the Unit display and push the Sensor button to activate the radar.
  7. The Navy without an Enterprise? Unthinkable! I hope they remember to save the original Big E's scuttles from the hurricane bow.
  8. On my way to Gettysburg. Before I leave: There was an article the other week about th possibility/probability of the USS Olympia of Admiral Dewey fame being scrapped or sunk as a reef because of lack of upkeep funds. I zipped down to Philly with my camera just in case. I would urge anyone with the time to spare to make a visit before the announced November 22 closong date. She is a facinating mix of sailing ship layout and steel construction. It would be a shame if she is lost. If anyone plans to visit, please drop me a line. There a a few photos that I missed. Link at: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?unam...&feat=email I'll be adding captions over the next couple of weeks after I return. Larry Gertner
  9. China may not have to irked too much longer. I saw a photo in a local paper a few days ago with a monster missile on parade that was apparently supposed to be a carrier-killer. Any information on it anywhere?
  10. You have to copy the scenario's SCi file into your own HCE directory for this to work. It took forever for me to figure that out.
  11. This time: USS Joseph P. Kennedy (DD-850) Gearing-class FRAM destroyer as museum ship in Fall River MA Link at: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?unam...&feat=email Larry G
  12. Happy Fifth if July! Forgot to post this the other week: HMCS Haida, the last tribal class destroyer, photographed 1983 in Toronto. Follow this link: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?unam...&feat=email Larry G
  13. In the NACV downloads is "Den' Orjol". The Soviets stage a Battle of Britain "Eagle Day" It's written for the original NACV battleset, though.
  14. Well, at least I got the Submergence part right.
  15. It's a nice place to spend a few hours. If you drive further down the road from the Memorial, you can see what Electric Boat has on the ways. I was hoping the engineering spaces on Nautilus would be open, but they're not: not because you'd come out glowing in the dark but because (as a sailor put it) "there's still enought stuff back there to interest the bad guys". I had the Revell kit, too; and somebody's inaccurate SEAWOLF; and the Polaris sub with the full interior that launched a missile.
  16. I can't believe how dumb I can be.... 1) "Wheels on a submarine" made me remember something about Simon Lake, and sure enough, it's his Explorer of 1936. Follow this link: http://www.jbarchuk.com/subsculpture/explorer.html I wonder why the museum tossed it, and if it's still at that marina. 2) Then I saw that the reverse of the old museum flyer distinctly lists "Simon Lake's research submarine EXPLORER" as an exhibit....AND I DIDN'T NOTICE IT FOR 26 YEARS??? OY!!!!
  17. You sure it is a submarine rescue vehicle? I have the feeling that at the time (1984) the "R" stood for "Research". I'm pretty sure I remember reading about this particular craft as a kid, but just can't dredge up the name.
  18. This episode: In Groton CT: Sub Force Museum displays (old and new) USS Nautilus (SSN-571) National Submarine Memorial Link at: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?unam...&feat=email Larry Gertner (P.S. Can anyone ID the unknown DSRV at the old museum?0
  19. This time: USS Ticonderoga (CG-47), in living black and white (some color too). Link at: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?unam...&feat=email Larry Gertner
  20. I just finished "Opeation Mincemeat" by Ben Macintyre. If you remember ever reading "The Man Who Never Was" as a kid, you'll really appreciate this book. It adds much more information than was available (or permitted to be used) at that earlier time. A ripping good yarn.
  21. There are hundreds of scenarios already available for Harpoon, with new ones being added from time to time. Can you be more specific?
  22. Can't anybody design a proper-looking ship anymore?
  23. Run the scenario through the Scenario Editor and see what the all the Victory Conditions are. Something might just need to be tweeked a bit. (P.S. Golden Retrievers rate just slightly below Basset Hounds in the "Wonderfulness" catagory.)
  24. This week, Germany again: FGS Hiddensee, Guided Missile Corvette at Fall River MA. Link at: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?unam...&feat=email Larry Gertner wombat1417
  25. This week: FGS Deutschland, training cruiser from 1984. Link at: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?unam...&feat=email Larry Gertner wombat1417
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