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emonkies

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#61 15 years ago
peckensit would make sense if there was a b27 on the desert maps like gazala instead of the b17

Eh? B27?

Do you mean the B25? B26? the US never fielded a B27 in combat in WW2.

The B25 was not fielded by the Brits in North Africa but was used in Sicily and Italy.

The B25 entered service with the US in North Africa after Operation Torch.

The big workhorse early for the Brits was the Bristol Blenheim which was in turn replaced by the Douglas A-20. The export model was the DB-7 (called Boston by Brits) light bomber.

The US called the Douglas bomber the A-20 and it was used heavily by the US after Operation Torch.

The Brits did operate a B-26 squadron in Egypt in late 1942 but these were equipped as torpedo bombers and were used against Rommels supply ships inbound to Tunis or Tobruk.

US first use of the B-26 was at Midway as a torpedo bomber and was used in North Africa after Operation Torch.

So for pre 1942 to be historically accurate , if you care about it, we need for Brit bombers the Blenheim, the Wellington, and the Douglas Boston after early 1942.

The US should have the A-20, B-25's at start of war and B-26's after Midway.




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#62 15 years ago

I'd prefer it if the Brits got the Beaufighter and Mosquito. They can be put in any theatre and the Beaufighter can feature in 1940+ maps. As with the A20, the Beaufighter and Mosquito were also used by the Canadians, Australians and Americans so those 3 would fit any where.




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#63 15 years ago
mondogeneratorI'd prefer it if the Brits got the Beaufighter and Mosquito. They can be put in any theatre and the Beaufighter can feature in 1940+ maps. As with the A20, the Beaufighter and Mosquito were also used by the Canadians, Australians and Americans so those 3 would fit any where.

Beaufighter yes. Mosquito no.

The Beaufighter IF was in North Africa by Autum of 1940 but the Mosquito's first use in the Med is listed as Mosquito N.F. II's of No.23 squadron base out of Luqa, Malta in December of 1942 who performed their first night intruder mission on December 30,1942.

The only other mention of Mosquitos in North Africa was a P.R. unit based in Egypt in 1943 and used to fly photo recon over Sicily and Italy.




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#64 15 years ago

I didn't mean the mossie would feature in 1940 maps but its a plane that would be good for the Brits to have in FH. Its one of the most famous planes ever built.