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Platzschutzstaffel Pitomnik mission pack v1.1

Author Juri_JS
Description Fourteen historical Platzschutzstaffel Pitomnik missions.

The Platzschutzstaffel (airfield defence squadron), commanded by Hauptmann Rudolf Germeroth, was a detachment of volunteers from Jagdgeschwader 3, based at Pitomnik airfield inside the Stalingrad pocket between 12 December 1942 and 16 January 1943. The units main task was to protect the airfield and the transport planes bringing supplies and evacuating the wounded, but also free hunt and reconnaissance escort missions were flown. Due to the lack of spare parts and the harsh conditions at Stalingrad often not more than three Bf-109 were serviceable at the same time and many missions were flown by just two planes. Nonetheless the units pilots claimed more than 100 Soviet aircraft shot down during this time. On 16 January 1943 Pitomnik was captured by the Red Army and the men of the Platzschutzstaffel escaped to Gumrak airfield. Over the following days the pilots were evacuated by plane, but most of the ground crews were left behind and became prisoners when the 6th Army surrendered on 2 February 1943.

The mission pack requires Il-2 Sturmovik 1946 version 4.12.1.

Changes in version 1.1
- Added crater objects from patch 4.12.
- Skins for stationary aircraft.
- Added taxi to take off feature to two missions.
- Replaced one of the Bf-109 skins.
- Three new missions.
- A number of smaller changes to the old missions.
Image pitomnikscreen.jpg
Size 7MB
Date Monday 14 January 2013 - 19:23:44
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