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G’day! This is Friend, Commander for Helldiver Squadron Offensive Tactical Force.

Bear in mind that this is my first tutorial and consequently is not the best out there. However, there are few or no tutorial dictating how to fly the A6M2-O Model Zero in carrier operations. This tutorial has screenshots, text, and messages from screens. I wish I could record with screen-recording software or load a videotape from the FlightGear interface, but for some odd reason my computer glitches and shuts FlightGear down once I try that. This really gets in the way when I am in a tight dogfight and can’t afford to have the computer lag.

Here is the tutorial:

HSOTF Tutorial–A6M2-O Carrier Operations


Hello, all!

Friend here to advocate one of the most amazing and versatile modifications for FlightGear. Currently FGCam, an alternative camera control add-on, is only equipped to work with the Piper J3 Cub. However, it shouldn’t be too hard to modify the coding, which is conveniently coded in Nasal, to work for other aircraft in FlightGear. You can view the FlightgGear Forum topic here:


Key 8: Turn FGCam off/on

Number keys up to 7: switch variable cameras

Arrow keys and Pg up/pg dn: move about

tab key twice: view mode for cursor–move about for nice screenshots.


Here are a few shots to demonstrate how you can’t get shots like these with the default viewpoints!

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For the last year or so, we have had a silent war with the European Air Force (EAF). No conflicts have actually occurred, to our knowledge, but we have been in several major squadron-to-squadron conflicts where we suffered collateral losses, but no dead. The enemy often either retreated or we hunted them down, depending on the Central Command’s orders.

The silent war with the EAF has been a source of contention in Central Command and especially in the European Aerospace Forces (EASF), which is the government over HSOTF. Here is a tree to help define the flow of things:




So, to shed some light on as to how this all got started, we need to go back to the near-beginning of HSOTF under the EASF. During the beginning stages of HSOTF being a major force, the Commander (who still flew under the callsign “ForHire”) had a misunderstanding and mis-communication with the leader of the EAF, a significant military group. As luck would have it, things got worse and the Commander ordered the training of several specific cadets in special weapons, who in turn flew to cities where the EAF supposedly based; the main goal of this was to show the EAF that HSOTF was indeed a force to be reckoned with, but our attempts to threaten apparently went unnoticed.

I am pleased to announce the order of the Commander himself, who entrusted me to put this on the board, that we no longer will continue hostilities against the EAF unless they do so themselves. We see no purpose in contention, and as such we will presently propose a truce and potential alliance. We are allied with the following already:

FGUK- FlightGear United Kingdom

RCAF- Royal Canadian Air Force

MVA- Merlion Virtual Airlines

VCA- Virtual Canada Air

We will have the proposal up presently, and thank you all for your participation in HSOTF and Central Command.

Central Command, OF-9 Air Chief Marshal Denver Howards, ADF: O-10.

Hello, all;

The impostor “HSOTF-9” has been consistently harassing individuals who are in the FlightGear environment, trying to sound as if they are under HSOTF. Rest assured they have been warned and have agreed not to attack individuals in FlightGear. Thank you, E.W.!


—HSOTF-1, Commandant of the Espionage Wing at HSOTF

Our goal: Secure the air zones and defeat the European Air Force through coordinated attacks on private aircraft.