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  • Teamspeak

    To join the 352nd VFG Teamspeak server contact the XO or CO at the email link on the bottom of the Home page of this site.
  • Checkertails

    Mysticpuma, an IL-2 community member most skilled in movie making and one of the world's true gentlemen, has been working for the past three years (perhaps longer) to gather information together and create a movie documenting and celebrating the history and achievements of the 325th Fighter Squadron. The 325th was proudly known as "The Checktail Clan" and fought in the Mediterranean Theater and Italy. As the years go by and fewer and fewer veterans remain, preserving their history and names becomes all the more difficult, and more valuable.

    Part 1 of this huge effort is now completed; a 6 gig dual-layer DVD .iso file is available for downloading by torrent (the file is simply too large for public distribution via direct download). You may grab the torrent file, and hence the download here.

    If you'd like a smaller download and are willing to give up a degree of high resolution, there is an .avi version also available. The torrent can be downloaded here.

    The 352nd is happy to assist in the distribution of this documentary; many of our pilots participated in filming some of the scenes. We are seeding the torrent as this announcement is being typed, and will continue to do so.

    If you are a flight sim enthusiast and/or an aviation history buff you owe it to yourself to see this work of art. An enormous amount of effort went into it, and the result justifies the effort many fold. There is a good deal of never-before-seen footage here, interviews with surviving veterans, CGI graphics, and much, much more. 2 hours of educational entertainment, all free, and all due to the efforts of Mysticpuma and Monguse. Our hats are off to both of them.

    Comments 3 Comments
    1. O'Donovan's Avatar
      O'Donovan -
      Unfortunately, the site which was host to the files, 102nd.servebeer.com, is no longer in existence. Is there another place to get either of the files?

    1. wheelsup_cavu's Avatar
      wheelsup_cavu -
      You can watch them at Vimeo.

      Checkertails Part 1 - https://vimeo.com/38294301
      Checkertails Part 2 - https://vimeo.com/54052096

      Some other videos about the 325th on Vimeo
      Videos tagged “checkertails” - https://vimeo.com/tag:checkertails/p...rmat:thumbnail

    1. O'Donovan's Avatar
      O'Donovan -
      Thanks! That's an incredible documentary and some MAJOR airplane pron!

  • Audio

    The Merlin

    352nd SamDog produced a terrific "Era Radio" sound byte .... kinda takes you back 75 years or so. Click the Speaker below to enjoy. Approximate run time is seven minutes.