And not with just 4 fifties. I want a real infantry/armor shredder/plainer killage B-26 with 14 .50 calibres.
yea wtf happend to the b-24 ? is it stil in WIP?
I saw a screeny of the FH b-24 while I was dowloading 0.61, my first download. I was like whoa dude I love you devs j/k Eventually I assumed I had mistaken it for a B-25, but now I see it WAS a B-24.
Anlushac11I think the Unit Citations were only issued to units that participated. Also the original raid was by B-24's. Once the USAAF established bomber bases at Foggia they raided Ploiesti with B-17's as regular as clockwork. I think B-26's also raided it. I saw a interview with Eruch Hartmann who said the Allies came over Ploiesti so regularly you could set your watch by them and the they always came in at the same height, at the same time, and from the same direction. He apparently atatcked a number of B-17's while stationed there. Due to the map sizes FH could do a Ploiesti raid with B-17's or B-26's. I am leaning toward B-26's since you could have more of them. With fighter escorts and Axis interceptors it could be interesting.
Ok thanks for clearing that up, because my grandpa was a tail gunner on a B-26 and he got the citation.
Some info about Ploiesti if, eventually, an air-raid map will be done:
The town (population: about 235,000) is located in a vast plain (no hills or anything like that in its immediate neighborhood) with some forest patches around and bordered - at East - by the Dimbu River (see the small map attached). The major part of its industry is (and was) related to oil extraction and processing. A lot of refineries, oil storage tanks and some factories are located towards East, South-East and South, outside the residential area. Railroads go around the town, with three main stations: Ploiesti - South (the biggest), Ploiesti - North (the smallest) and Ploiesti - West. A big concrete / metal bridge crosses the river towards East, being continued with a highway. A main boulevard (beginning at Ploiesti - South railroad station) crosses the town's centre, in a direction parallel to the river. Hope this was useful. Cheers!
This might be a hard map to make because it is a CITY, not three french houses in a line. Sidewalks, lag, all the works. Thoughts, anyone?
-BMN-...A lot of refineries, oil storage tanks and some factories are located towards East, South-East and South, outside the residential area.
wjaslo, my impression from pictures, films, books, was that the refineries/oil fields were stupendously large, as well as far enough away from any urban clutter that the raids didn't directly involve the town (if that is relevant to what you were saying). I would think it's very possible to do a relatively historic map w/o redoing Arnhem.
If you are running bf2 on a decent computer then there usually isnt lag because the maps are so large so i dont hink a city would be to much of a lag problem unless you have a P.O.S comp. And i like the sounds of this map b-24 bring it on!
jumjumwjaslo, my impression from pictures, films, books, was that the refineries/oil fields were stupendously large, as well as far enough away from any urban clutter that the raids didn't directly involve the town
The refineries and oil storage facilities in Ploiesti are located at few kilometers (about 4-5 km, I think) outside of the town's borders, mostly towards S (near the Bucuresti - Ploiesti railroad) and SE. You can clearly see them from the bridge which crosses the river. Regarding the raid on 1 august 1943 ("Operation Tidalwave"), it was carried out by 178 B-24 "Liberator" bombers, coming from Benghazi, Libya.
Here's a photo of some oil facilities, after the 1 August 1943 bombing raid.