I love the warbirds, the P:51 being my favourite! Much of that comes down to the fact I live near Bodney, home of 'The Blue Nosed Bastards' circa WW2. Had there been a B:24 (A2A) then that might pipped the 51 as I can see the old airfield of North Pickenham from my bedroom window, but sadly...there isn't. The B:17 is great though, and I still have a lot of fun in that.
Anyway. My problem is (and always has been) the visual contradiction of flying retro iron over a simulated modern landscape (if trying to fly in a historical context).
I've always reluctantly reverted back to simulating 'air show' flights and 'tours'
. That can be fun of course, especially with FS Flight Recorder that allows you to do formations and routines, but those guys flying in DCS seem to have things sorted!
I've noticed that DCS have a P:47 due for release, and although I've never flown in DCS, its looking more and more like it will satisfy my yearning to couple the warbirds with VR, over scenery that reflects the era! I need to replace my antiquated PC, and with 'that new sim' on the horizon, it looks like 2020 might be a good time to explore a few things in the simming world I've been missing out on! That DCS Stang and Spitfire aren't going to compare favorably against the A2A versions I guess, but hopefully the incoming 47 might not be too shabby.
A P:47, in VR with all the noisy toys, escorting B:17 formations over the French coast and strafing enemy airfields!! Is that even medically safe at my age?
I've seen a few of those VR 'reaction' videos on YouTube, and I'm beginning to wonder