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It was her third victory of the day, though she only got credit for a one-third kill, for Galina and I also got part credit for it. Lilya was an amazing pilot.

“Good shooting, Lilya!”

We formed up to shepherd Tamara home.

Heading home.

“Grandmama?”

“Yes? Oh, child… I’m sorry. I was off in another world.”

Another time.

I pray that our children will not have to see what we have seen, and I fear that Shoura and her friends have already seen too much.


Download a pdf of this article here (1.02MB).

Learn more about the Soviet aviatrix Lidiia Vladimirovna Litvyak here.

Learn more about the Soviet aviatrix Marina Raskova here.


To recreate the mission

Go to the Quick Mission Builder and set-it-up.

Your Flight:

  • Two Spit Mk V-b, skill level Average
  • Wing element #1: Yak-1b skill level Ace, use Lilya Litvyak “White 23” skin
  • Wing element #2: Yak-1b skill level Veteran

Germans:

  • First flight: Two Bf-109G-2, skill level Average
  • Second flight: Two Bf-109G-6 (no tank, no wing guns, 20mm center cannon) skill level Ace

Environment:

  • Map: Smolensk
  • Time: Noon
  • Altitude: 3000
  • Weather: Good

System Specs

  • AMD Athlon 3000+ processor
  • MachSpeed N2PAP-Lite motherboard with onboard Aureal AC97 sound
  • PNY Technologies Verto NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti 4600 video card with 128MB DDR
  • 1GB Kingston PC2700 DDR DRAM
  • Creative 12x CD-ROM
  • Maxtor 40GB main drive
  • DirectX Version 9.0a
  • Windows 2000 with SP4
  • Thrustmaster Fox2 Pro USB joystick

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