So just what is JamCraft, anyway?
is a hobbyist activity that consists of producing content or add-ons
for the Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator
Additionally, JamCraft produces custom software
installation packages utilizing Wise Installation System
My other virtual home is the Chaps virtual
While JamCraft is owned by Joe Amodea, the work you
see represented here is substantially the work of a partnership
between Joe Amodea and Jorge Alsina. No one person
can do all that is necessary to produce this intricate and painstaking
work. More on the subject of partnership and community will be
explored within other pages of this site.
Site development is slowly coming along
as I divide my "extracurricular time between this site and building a
business site for my company in a parallel activity.
IDoA FAQs Updated May 9th 2002.
P-40E Warhawk over Port
ace Lt. Sammy A. Pierce, the original of this virtual aircraft flew
in Darwin, Australia and in the Port Moresby area of New Guinea. The
model is one of nine under construction in the JamCraft
Pierce was a member of the "8-Ballers," the 8th
Pursuit Squadron of the 49th Pursuit Group, later re-designated the
49th Fighter Group. During his second tour he flew another "Kay the
Strawberry Blonde," a P-40N-20, eventually ending his tour flying
P-38s of the same name.
April saw the switch-over from a site-builder tool to MS Front Page.
Slowly, over the course of the next weeks, I will be adding content to
The next step will be to add a thematic links page
or pages and then on to content building related to recent, present
and near-term JamCraft projects.
Look for follow-up pages on the subject of RAAF 75
Squadron and related matters as well as new information on the USAAC
49th P.G. (F.G.)
The obligatory vanity pages that say something
about the author will be added as well,
Visitors are welcome to participate in discussion
over at the JamCraft forum held at the Chaps website.
It was customary back then to name
the aircraft after a wife or "girl" back home. The left side of the
front cowl was reserved for the pilot and the right side was
available for his crew chief. One must wonder what the chief had in
mind as he painted "Pistoff Pat" on the opposite side!
Below, Capt. Andy J. Reynolds, lethal blue flight leader of the 9th
F.S. "Flying Knights," scored his ninth and final victory in his
trusty "Star Dust," leading the group of Clay Tice, Jack Donaldson and
"Big" John Landers July of 1942.
week of April 21, 2002 . . .
The highly acclaimed CFS2
Expansion Pack "In Defence of Australia - 1942" has been enhanced
with a new release of version 2.0.
Jorge Alsina has updated
the original 14 RAAF missions and he has added a "reverse campaign"
of 14 missions from the Japanese viewpoint.
I have made a
major upgrade to the Kittyhawk Ia model. Details on the Chaps web
site and in the Read all about it here link below.
The image below will link to the download as soon as it is
ready and activated!
The two links below are now
May 3,2002 - Is this
really it now?
Read all about the project here!
of the Chaps virtual Squadron and forums, including the JamCraft