Capt. Arthur Raymond Brooks depicted in "The Last Victory" by Roy Grinnell.

U.S. 22nd Pursuit Squadron

"The Shooting Stars"

THE ORIGINAL PILOTS
OF THE U.S. 22nd PURSUIT SQUADRON
FOR RED BARON 3D

Major Gun Jones
Captain Uncle Sam
Captain Dave Ace
Captain MacArthur
1st Lieut. DeSantis
1st Lieut. Onslaught
1st Lieut. Buzzard
1st Lieut. Tuskeegee
1st Lieut. Jumper
1st Lieut. Greely
1st Lieut. Brown


RB3D ADD-ONS, HELPS, GAME ENHANCEMENTS

  • U.S. 22nd squadron paints. The code number for U.S. 22nd paints is "22" or when flying as French "21". The paintcfg.ini file (to be placed, along with the squadron paint folders, in the main RB3D "Paint" folder) can be obtained, as well as paints of other squadrons, at Flybert's Chateau. Last, make sure the "Custom" box is checked in the "Preferences" control panel, and then enter the code number when selecting your plane in multiplayer.
  • Mplayer.ini file (to be copied into your main RB3D directory) with latest known available servers (as of 11/07.)
  • RB3D Keyboard Commands and quick reference card (Right click to "Save As..."), courtesy of Wings of Valor.
  • Roger Wilco (for Win 32 bit systems) is an optional "radio" communications program which can be used by multiple pilots flying online.
  • HyperSnap DX is used for photo reconnaissance in online campaign games.
  • Open Glide, courtesy of a member of the U.S. 95th, is an excellent and very easy to install Glide emulator. Simply download at the link, then transfer or copy contents of the zipped file into the main Red Baron directory; after which, check the "Glide" box in "Preferences" -- and voila, you now have glide mode graphics.
  • The "Full Canvas Jacket" patch (aka "The Promised Land" patch) which provides a dramatic (to say the least) upgrade to RB3D's graphics can sometimes be found for sale on ebay. It is also, as I understand it, for sale at the "Promised Land" webpage as well. Unfortunately, when I myself have gone to that site, at http://www.plgrafix.com, I end up encountering this. If then you have this problem also, again, keep checking ebay because the patch still comes up for sale there every now and then and is very much worth buying if not, strictly speaking, a must-have. Be advised, however, that the patch causes you to lose the functionality (though not the general appearance) of most of the instrument panel gauges; so, for instance, you won't be able to read how much gas you have left, or what the rate of speed you are traveling at is, etc. One solution to this is to have two or more versions of RB3D on your hard drive which you can switch from simply by renaming whichever main Sierra directory you are not using to a temporary name (e.g. "SIERRA_orig" or "SIERRA_fcj"), and alternating from one directory to the other (as you choose to) in this manner. Also, some separate components of the FCJ patch can be downloaded at http://www.virtualaces.net/redbaron and these you can incorporate into your non-FCJ version. Again if problems of one kind or another arise, you can always have multiple installs of the game, and then decide on what works best for you; or else (by applying the rename directory method) use either (and or other) version as and when it suits.
  • SmartClose helps speed up your computer by shutting down all unnecessarily running programs; and is both safe and effective.
  • "Dicta Boelcke: an Air Combat Training Film." (YouTube)
  • Click here to play or download the original theme to Red Baron 1 by Sierra/Dynamix.
  • "First Eagles," the World War I flight sim by Third Wire is very well done; has much going for it; and (for 1918 flyers) is a worthy (if limited in types of available aircraft) alternative to RB3D until, if, and whenever the latter is properly updated and brought back into circulation. As yet "FE", unlike RB3D, does not work on Vista unfortunately. Click here to see a video demonstration of "First Eagles" on YouTube. Note. As of Oct. 23, 2007, Third Wire has added a formal expansion pack to "FE" which covers earlier planes of the war and includes some new terrain as well.

    Some screen shots of the U.S. 22nd Aero as seen in "First Eagles." Click thumbnail to see larger view.

    Jacques Swaab's Spad XIII. The small crosses surrounding the insignia signify Swaab's victories. Click image for larger view.

    THE HISTORICAL U.S. 22ND PURSUIT SQUADRON, 1918

    RECOMMENDED READING

    America's First Eagles:
    The Official History
    of the U. S. Air Service, 1917-1918

    by Lucien H. Thayer.

    * Also regarding the historical U.S. 22nd Pursuit Squadron see "Chez Jacq'."

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    You can contact the squadron at wts@gunjones.com
    ALL SERIOUS INQUIRIES ARE GUARANTEED A REPLY.
    If the above e-mail address doesn't work you can also try:
    gunjones1@yahoo.com
    gunjones@comcast.net
    My own personal website can be found at: www.gunjones.com

    Old U.S. 22nd RB3D URL.

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