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    NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    NOTE: GO HERE FIRST FOR DOWNLOADING BEFORE TRYING LINKS BELOW

    http://theairtacticalassaultgroup.co...p?categoryid=8

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    Repurposed a mission pack I did for BOBII.

    11 single missions focused on the air operations supporting the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) in early WWII. (Uses TF Mod 4.3, not compatible with unmodded Cliffs of Dover sorry)



    You have been seconded to the newly formed Special Operations Executive (SOE) of the British Armed Forces. You have been chosen for this assignment because of your ability to pilot any and all aircraft types, from single to twin engine, both RAF and captured Luftwaffe aircraft.

    The commanding officer of SOE, Hugh Dalton, has been assured by Air Chief Marshall Hugh Dowding that if it has wings, you can fly it.

    Now it is your duty to prove him right. You will be based at RAF Southend; a former Royal Air Force station.

    The airfield is perhaps the most secret airfield in the whole of Britain. It is home to Special Duties Squadrons, No. 138, which drops agents and their supplies into occupied Europe, and No. 161, which specialises in personnel delivery and retrieval by landing in occupied Europe. Due to your special profile, you will fly for either squadron, as needed.

    Most of your missions will be conducted at dusk, dawn, or at night, at low level, in poor visibility.

    You will operate mostly alone, and often behind enemy lines.

    Success will depend on your ability to fly, navigate by map and compass, and recognise your targets from the air based on scant intel.

    Good luck out there! The partisans and freedom fighters of occupied Europe depend on you.



    These missions feature:

    - Flyable aircraft: Blenheim IVF, Tiger Moth, PRU Spitfire, Bf110C night fighter, Spit Ia
    - Missions: agent insertion, agent rescue, low level recon, special target attack (eg Goerings private train), enemy air defence suppression, aircraft theft
    - Map: highly detailed map with dozens of German airfields and military targets populated, plus RAF special operations airfield, Lympne and Hawkinge.
    - Missions can be played singly, or sequentially as a 'mini campaign'.



    Level of difficulty: HARD

    This is not a mission pack for new pilots. You will be asked to fly multiple aircraft types, both single and twin engined. You will need to navigate manually, waypoints are not set up to lead you directly to your objective. As in real life, your missions will consist of locating precise targets in occupied France by manual navigation, often at night or in poor visibility.

    The game does not judge whether your mission is a success or failure, only you can do that! If you are sent to attack Goering's train at a precise location, at a precise time, and you cannot find it...and you don't complete the attack? Mission fail. If you are sent to deliver a cargo to a disused airfield in occupied France marked only with four burning oil barrels, and you locate it and land successfully? Mission success!

    Enjoy!









    SELF INSTALLER HERE: https://app.box.com/s/yw6qtpjy0k42t3xtl018l6hb3wlriw0u

    EDIT: just realised I forgot to include the PRU skin. It is here: http://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Spitfire/RAF-1PRU.html

    I will include it in a future update.
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    Re: NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    Now that looks VERY interesting

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    Re: NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    Excellent, thanks for the time and work.

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    Re: NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    Quote Originally Posted by bolox View Post
    Now that looks VERY interesting
    Very low tech Bolox, no scripting. So there are no mission success/failure messages. The only way I could think to make them relevant would be if they were location based eg

    - player lands at right location to drop off agent
    - player takes off and lands back in UK at X airfield with cargo/agent
    - player overflies Freya radar site (but then there is no guarantee he actually saw it...)

    But I don't have those scripts handy.

    I know Spiritus_Mortem is looking to create an 'agent drop off, pick up' script for such missions, so maybe he will be able to add something!

    Fred

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    Re: NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    Mission descriptions

    1: Area familiarisation

    Your first mission will be a fitting start to your SOE career, as it will be conducted over enemy held France.

    You will fly a specially prepared, unmarked Blenheim Mk IVF for this mission, to familiarise yourself with the your standard ingress and egress routes, and area of operations over France.

    You will fly out of Southend in sector A7. Proceed via Eastchurch airfield in A6 to Hawkinge at C4, Folkestone then Dover and across the Channel to the French coast. You are free to explore France at will, but for the coming operations, make sure you can navigage from Wissant in France to Oostende in Holland by map, compass and by sight.

    Stay below RDF detection level where possible, at 100-200 feet..

    Return to England via Manston and land at Southend again.

    It is important you egress from the area around Hawkinge, and return via Manston, so that you use the same ingress and egress routes as our fighters and bombers. We do not want to attract any attention to our operations by using unorthodox flight paths.


    Your matte black Blenheim IVF - near invisible from dusk to dawn. Don't get caught outside in the daylight though.

    2: In the dark

    You will now test your navigation and area familiarity skills with a night flight over occupied territory, to train yourself in acquiring your target in the dark.

    You will proceed to Dover, and from there, to a field north of Bremes/Ardres. The French resistance, at some risk to themselves, are ready to light beacon fires in the field at the sound of your approach.

    Overfly the area until you spot the 4 beacon fires, clustered together in the middle of a field in the center of the sector.

    We recommend that you proceed to the target via Calais. If you keep Calais off your port wing you should at least enter France over familiar airspace. Calais should be easy to locate as it will be attacked by Bomber Command earlier and fires will probably still be burning. The problem with that, of course, is that enemy air defences will have been alerted. The choice is yours.


    Locate the signal fires lit by French Resistance fighters

    3: Special delivery

    Air start, west of Wissant, over the Channel.

    This will be your first fully operational mission.

    You are to fly a valuable cargo of ammunition and sabotage equipment into enemy held France. You will have to land your machine at a disused airfield at Zuikerque in sector T5.


    Tailplane missing, right wheel shot off...now, to land those supplies!

    4: Hasty departure

    Ground start, abandoned airfield, Zutkerque

    Mechanical problems have delayed you longer than expected. It is now nearly full daylight. Luckily you have not been interrupted yet.

    Wait! Enemy vehicles are approaching! Abort the mission and get airborne as quickly as you can!


    Let's get out of here Harry, I think Jerry is onto us!

    5: Slowly slowly catchee monkey

    Air Start Channel, Tiger Moth

    You have stopped at Hawkinge to pick up an agent. Your mission is to transfer the agent to France, and return with an allied pilot who has been rescued by the Resistance.

    The transfer will occur at Oye-Plage, at sector AT8. You will fly at dusk, when visibility for the German AAA crews and air patrols is poor, but there is enough light for you to be able to find your target.

    This section of the French coast is heavily defended. Only a small, light aircraft will be able to get in and out undetected. Landing in the dark will be no small matter either.

    It will take a pilot such as yourself to pull it off!


    Beacon fires dead ahead. It will only take us half an hour to get there!

    6: Night blind

    Ground start Oye-Plage

    The transfer has been effected. You have delivered an SOE agent into the heart of occupied France, and picked up a downed Bomber Command pilot who is very glad to see you!

    Now you just have to get home!

    At least you won't have to worry about Jerry fighters in the dark. The only enemy aircraft should be German bombers, and you will be nearly invisible at the altitudes they usually fly.


    Is that Dover ahead? Or Wissant? Or Folkestone? Or Calais?

    7: Night of the Jaeger

    Ground start Calais Marck Luftwaffe airfield

    You were parachuted into France three days ago in order to infiltrate the Luftwaffe airfield at Calais Marck and steal a new Bf110 Nachtjaeger. Our agents report that the German night fighter may carry special equipment which the boffins want a look at.

    You have managed to get onto the base using forged papers, and together with a German speaking member of the French resistance, he has helped you make it into the cockpit of one of the fighters, and will go with you to man the rear gun.

    The rest is down to you.


    Now how do I start this thing...oh oh, do you think they heard that?

    8: Wotan spotting

    Our agents have reported that the Luftwaffe has begun using a new RDF direction system to guide its bombers to their target.

    Known as Y-Gerät, and codenamed Wotan, the system projects a radio beam which can be read by the bombers, telling them their distance to target, altitude and even when to release their bombs. This new system could allow the Luftwaffe to bomb at night, in total darkness or in cloud, and still hit their targets!

    The French resistance has reported a strange new installation about five miles west of Audinghen, near Wissant in Sector E2. The installation lies in a break in the forest, and is reported to be well camouflaged. This is believed to be a Wotan transmitter.

    Find it, so that we can destroy it.


    How come the other guys always get the blue one?

    9: Train to hell

    Our agents have received word that Luftwaffe Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering will be touring front line airfields in his personal train.

    It will be departing Hazerbrouck in sector BA2-3 at dawn, 0700 hours.

    The train is fast moving and heavily armoured and the Blenheim IVF is the only SOE aircraft we have with the necessary range, the maneouverability to evade fighters, and the hitting power of four 250lb bombs.


    Good morning Hermann, this is your early morning wake up call!

    10: Return flight

    Once again you will be parachuted into Germany to bring out an aircraft but this time it is one of our own!

    Germany has restored to flying status a crashed Spitfire with the new 100 Octane rated Merlin engine. They are about to conduct combat testing of this aircraft versus their own fighters, and we do not want them to know its full capabilities.

    You will bring that machine home. There is just one complication, you have to bring a passenger with you!


    Bringing two prisoners home - the captured Spitfire, and escaped SOE operative Elaine Plewman (read her true story in the mission briefing).

    11: Sitting Duck

    The Luftwaffe has begun deploying a new experimental Freya RDF system known as Wasserman, which we have now identified operates in the band from 2.5 to 2.3 m (8.2 to 7.5 ft) (120 to 130 MHz), with a pulse width of three microseconds, a peak power output of 15 to 20 kW, and a pulse repetition frequency of 500 Hz. It extends the German RDF maximum range to nearly 100 miles.

    In response, our Boffins have developed a system codenamed 'Moonshine'. Carried by a Blenheim IVF, a single radio set retransmits a portion of the Freya signal amplifying the apparent return. A single aircraft in this way can mimic a force of 20 bombers!

    The problem with this of course, is that the Luftwaffe will send everything it has against you.


    Next time, I'm bringing one of those clever boffins with me!
    Last edited by heinkill; Sep-15-2014 at 16:56.

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    Re: NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    Hey i have never installed Missions before so just 1 quick question.
    Where do i install it to?

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    Re: NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    This looks absolutely amazing, heinkill. Gonna download it ASAP - should make a very welcome change of pace from online dogfighting. I love really unorthodox campaigns like this.

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    Re: NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    Quote Originally Posted by W14_Trevyzero View Post
    Hey i have never installed Missions before so just 1 quick question.
    Where do i install it to?
    There are pop up instructions in the self installer, but usually the files go into the My Documents folder where you have your modded version. Mine looks like this

    MyDocuments/1CSoftclub/IL2CliffsofDover-MOD/Missions/Single

    The Skins go into Paintschemes/Skins

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    Re: NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    Hey Heinkill,

    this looks the business, can't wait to give it a whirl.

    Cheers

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    Re: NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    Intruiging stuff!

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    Re: NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    Fantastic love it

    Thank you for making this

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    Re: NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    Good stuff, Heinkill!

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    Re: NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    Just come across this. Thanks very much for your work.
    grat.

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    Re: NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    Quote Originally Posted by gratlump View Post
    Just come across this. Thanks very much for your work.
    grat.
    Ja, vielen Dank für die tolle Arbeit

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    Re: NEW Special Operations Executive Mission Pack

    Just wanted to say thanks and I look forwards to playing this!

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