Old Uncle Douaumont was a fort designed to withstand all forms of attack in the 1890’s, but was out flanked by advances in artillery in the early 1900’s. The fort was brought to its knees by a pair of skinned knees ( the only casualty!) during the Battle of Verdun when the undefended fort was over run by the Germans. The tides turned later that same year when German soldiers, attempting to heat their coffee with a flame thrower caused a huge fire that killed over 600 men! This story deserves its own Graphic Novel..read more on this thread.
Sounds haunted to me…..and just in time for Holloween the Forte De Douamont is being brought back to life by a pair of digital artists. “Genius” who is located in France built the 3d model based on historical data and WWDubya, a friend of mine in the Wing Walkers Squad is developing the “skins” to complete the model. This international collaboration, combined with digital art and historical research is the kind of thing that can bring real richness to the flight sim community.
Follow this project as it develops on this thread..but please leave your coffee makers at home!!