WWII History

Completing the P-40 Warhawk lineup, we now have the P-40N, the last variant of the P-40 production line and the most-produced of the P-40s. The paint scheme of this aircraft is “Lucky” flown by Lt. Richard West of the 35th Fighter Squadron of the 8th Fighter Group. This is a great looking skin and kudos go out to Cactuskooker for designing this skin for a great realistic look.

We keep updating Aces High because we can; we promised to make one game and one game only and make that game the best combat flight simulator on the market and that is exactly what we intend to continue doing.

Big happenings at HiTech Creations with our online flight sim Aces High. We have quite a few updates and additions to tell you about so let’s start with the Panzer IV updates. We have updated the Panzer IV Ausf H for the next version of Aces High and we are also introducing a new Panzer IV variant, the Ausf F which can be outfitted as an F1 or as an F2. These are exciting changes that we believe will keep Aces High the number one combat flight simulator on the market. Check it out at http://www.hitechcreations.com/News/Announcements/panzer-iv-screenshots.html and try our free two-week trial if you are new to our game.

The Battle For The Hague, as part of the Battle of the Netherlands, was fought on May 10, 1940 between the Royal Netherlands Army, the Dutch Airforce, and the 22nd Luftlande-Division and Luftwaffe of the German forces. An interesting battle, generally overlooked but with wide-ranging effects later on in the war, the Battle For The Hague is our focus today as we continue to take a look at the battles of World War II.

The Germans planned on a surprise attack, bombing the airfields, controlling main sites, and hopefully forcing the Queen to announce surrender. It didn’t go quite according to schedule as plans in battle have a way of changing rapidly.

In the early morning of May 10th the bombing did, indeed, commence, and immediately after that bombing paratroopers were dropped from transport planes. However, there was intense resistance and the Germans lost a considerable number of men and transport planes during this assault.   The German forces failed to take the Queen but did control the city after reinforcements from the German Army relieved the original attacking paratroopers.

The loss of manpower was about equal for both sides, losing about 500 men each, but the Germans sustained huge losses in transport aircraft with 125 lost and another 47 damaged. It was this loss of transports that seriously delayed any plans Germany had for invading Great Britain in later months, and further attacks using transports were also delayed or cancelled. This was, in fact, a crippling blow to Germany in a battle that seemed to be a sure-thing on the planning board.

Wars throughout history are littered with seemingly insignificant battles that turned out to have much greater significance. In the American Civil War, for each victory achieved by the South, the subsequent loss of men and supplies eventually weakened them to the point of subsequent loss of the entire war. This is fascinating stuff for history students and at HiTech Creations we are the ultimate in history nerds when it comes to World War II. Perhaps that is a large reason why our combat flight simulator, Aces High, is so detailed and realistic. Our staff and volunteers have gone the extra mile in designing the most realistic World War 2 Flight Simulator on the market. Once you fly the skies

We gotta tell ya, this weekend our Special Events line up at Aces High is spectacular. If you want to play against the best combat flight simulator gamers in the world then sign up for one of these events:

  • November 11th there will be a King of the Hill competition AND a Friday Squad Operation
  • November 12th another King of the Hill competition
  • November 13th will be the Sunday European Campaign featuring the Battle of Midway

If that doesn’t get your engines revving we don’t know what will.

Do you want to know what’s happening in the Special Events this month? Go to the “community” link on our website, then choose “Special Events” and then choose “Calendar.” It’s that simple and if you look at our newly expanded special events for November you will note that there is a new Aces High Extreme Air Racing League tonight at 10p.m. EDT.

Tomorrow night, the 9th of November, there will be a Snapshots held at 10 p.m. EDT. These two special events are always popular and attract the best of the best in flight sim players, so sign up, strap on your helmet, and fly the skies of Aces High.