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filtonboy
11 Jan 2020, 04:19
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: Scholarly speculation on the BoB
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: Scholarly speculation on the BoB

States the obvious for most historical events really.

Waterloo would have been different if Blucher had arrived later.

Agincourt would have had a different outcome if there had been fewer longbows employed.

A bit like looking after your health, small changes can make big differences.

f.b.
filtonboy
09 Dec 2019, 05:54
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: Maurice Mounsdon
Replies: 1
Views: 1144

Maurice Mounsdon

The few are now fewer.
Rest in peace and thank you.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50710808
filtonboy
19 Oct 2019, 10:05
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: University of York Interactive Air Raid Map
Replies: 5
Views: 2729

Re: University of York Interactive Air Raid Map

Thank you I shall see if I can get on it.
f.b.
filtonboy
17 Oct 2019, 02:30
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: University of York Interactive Air Raid Map
Replies: 5
Views: 2729

Re: University of York Interactive Air Raid Map

Hello PV, I read the article but I couldn't find a link to the actual interactive map. It would be very interesting for me. I was watching a programme about the blitz and they showed an old Ministry of Information film of how they dealt with unexploded bombs. They referred to a map in the control ce...
filtonboy
03 Sep 2019, 03:22
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: BoB bubble gum cards
Replies: 6
Views: 3303

Re: BoB bubble gum cards

An impressive collection of aircraft! I collected the tea cards, they were Brooke Bond and the little album you stuck them in cost 6d (pounds shillings and pence then). I pestered my parents. aunts and uncles to look out for certain cards to complete my collection. I have complete sets in the little...
filtonboy
02 Sep 2019, 02:14
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: BoB bubble gum cards
Replies: 6
Views: 3303

Re: BoB bubble gum cards

These completely bypassed me.

I was 14 in 1969 and probably the prime age for these cards.

I can remember buying the ones on the American civil war that had come out a few years earlier, they were quite gory for the time.

f.b.
filtonboy
14 Jun 2019, 03:08
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: Petition to get A2A to fix the BOB II 2.13 patch to work on Win 10 and modern systems.
Replies: 39
Views: 7223

Re: Petition to get A2A to fix the BOB II 2.13 patch to work on Win 10 and modern systems.

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. :D

f.b.
filtonboy
27 May 2019, 02:19
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: Petition to get A2A to fix the BOB II 2.13 patch to work on Win 10 and modern systems.
Replies: 39
Views: 7223

Re: Petition to get A2A to fix the BOB II 2.13 patch to work on Win 10 and modern systems.

That would be a dream come true.
I stumbled across the Battle of Britain film right at its beginning on tv two days ago and just had to watch it till the end.
I really wanted to play BOB after but alas big bad win 10; computer said NO!

f.b.
filtonboy
19 Jan 2019, 03:50
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: Links for newspaper series aircraft info and pics
Replies: 6
Views: 2774

Re: Links for newspaper series aircraft info and pics

One of the conspiracy theories is that the plane was torn apart by blast waves due to some returning bombers jettisoning their unused ordnance into the channel. Miller's plane being at a lower height than the bombers and unnoticed by them.

f.b.
filtonboy
05 Jan 2019, 03:46
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: Speedlink 'Phantom Hawk' Joystick, with Vibration Feedback.
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

Re: Speedlink 'Phantom Hawk' Joystick, with Vibration Feedba

HC, Having looked on e bay to refresh my memory; both mine were force feedback pro and not the precision 2. There are a few on the UK e bay site. They seem to average about £20.00. It's probably down to playing style how long they last plus at that time my four kids (all within 6 years of each ot...
filtonboy
04 Jan 2019, 03:59
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: Speedlink 'Phantom Hawk' Joystick, with Vibration Feedback.
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

Re: Speedlink 'Phantom Hawk' Joystick, with Vibration Feedba

HC you must handle it very gently :D

I got through two of those over the years, but they were the best joystick I have ever owned.

f.b.
filtonboy
20 Dec 2018, 04:16
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: Danger UXB
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Danger UXB

Sad thing is these things are still turning up with monotonous regularity.

When they revamped Bristol's shopping centre a few years ago construction was disrupted whilst they defused one. Turned out it was about 100 yards from where my mum lived during the blitz.

f.b.
filtonboy
28 Aug 2018, 03:43
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: Attacking Bomber Formations
Replies: 7
Views: 2395

Re: Attacking Bomber Formations

Hello Eastern 18th, welcome to the forum. Historically the .303 browning machine guns fitted to both the Hurricane and Spitfire during the battle made it difficult to shoot down bombers. The bullets were the same calibre as the Lee Enfield 303 infantry rifle and although there were four mounted in e...
filtonboy
30 Jul 2018, 03:03
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: Geoffery Wellum
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

Re: Geoffery Wellum

Yes, I got a chuckle out of it too. But it still doesn't explain the comment by speedy70. Different people interpret songs in different ways, especially if you haven't heard the song the bare text on a page can convey a different message. For example 'Born in the U.S.A.' by Springsteen isn't the od...
filtonboy
29 Jul 2018, 02:57
Forum: BOB2 General Discussion
Topic: Geoffery Wellum
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

Re: Geoffery Wellum

[quote]That was how I read it. But then,,,I always defer to the English when it comes to interpreting the language. [quote][

I see you haven't lost any of your impishness H.C. :D

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