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Froggin_Ashole42

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#11 15 years ago
USMA2010ummm.

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mondogenerator

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#12 15 years ago

A no fly zone style map would be neat but I'd rather play IL2:FB if its just planes. No matter what is tried the maps would still not be big enough.

Starfighter AA gunners could focus on AA guns more, and bombers could attack the way they did drop the bombs from high up in the clowds down on the ground, no more need for B-17s to dive bomb.

It wouldn't work in FH. The reason when they sent hundreds of bombers up to kill 1 factory which only needed the 8000lbs of bombs 1 B17 could carry is because precision bombing was crap! You needed 100's of planes to get the job done because it was still in its infancy and dropping bombs from 7,500 meters was a mixture of basic sights, luck and strength in numbers.

B17's until replaiced with Liberators and Privateers in the PTO did some low level bombing however




hawk eye

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#13 15 years ago

Th B-17 wasn't replaced by the liberator. The B-17 was actually better than the 24 in some areas but the 24 was still produced in higher numbers.

By the way i love B-17 dive bombing!




PanzerAce

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#14 15 years ago

actually, most accounts say the B-24 was better. it was faster, could carry a heavier load, could fly farther and higher. the only thing that it didnt do as good as the b-17 is that it had less defensive weaponry, but since defencive guns on bombers never work any way, it really doesnt matter




mondogenerator

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#15 15 years ago

hawk eyeTh B-17 wasn't replaced by the liberator. The B-17 was actually better than the 24 in some areas but the 24 was still produced in higher numbers.

By the way i love B-17 dive bombing!

In the PTO the Liberator replaiced the B17 because of its range advantage. The Liberator and Privateer were the main stay of the USAAF in the PTO.

The B17 was a little better than the B24 in the fact it was allot cheaper to build (something like half the cost). The reason the B24 was produced so much was all the facotries were tooled up to build them. Had it been the case that re tooling took less time and there wasn't such a great demand for long range bombers at that time the factories would have retooled for B17's because they were vastly cheaper and had almost identicle performance but a little shorter range. Not an issue later in the war in the PTO.




Machony Leeoun

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#16 15 years ago

One of the Active9 mappers got a great set of clouds working on his map, check that map out for ideas.




Eglaerinion

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#17 15 years ago

Otilikos or something like that had dynamic clouds in his oder river map but he removed them to reduce the lag so it's not that easy to do without getting major performance drops. But I like the cloud layer styles in DC's no fly zone a lot, maybe if the fh team ask it nicely they could use it in some maps or some fanmappers could (oder river has them).




Starfighter

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#18 15 years ago
mondogeneratorIn the PTO the Liberator replaiced the B17 because of its range advantage. The Liberator and Privateer were the main stay of the USAAF in the PTO. The B17 was a little better than the B24 in the fact it was allot cheaper to build (something like half the cost). The reason the B24 was produced so much was all the facotries were tooled up to build them. Had it been the case that re tooling took less time and there wasn't such a great demand for long range bombers at that time the factories would have retooled for B17's because they were vastly cheaper and had almost identicle performance but a little shorter range. Not an issue later in the war in the PTO.

You mean RAF Royal Air Force, the Liberator was a brittish plane, and the so was the Privateer I think. Not too mention that most people forget that the Brits did not start their bombings at night. They started flying at 5 in the morning, then ended up in Berlin by night fall, so haveing Brittish B-17s, or Liberators in dawn maps fits. Thats what people Forget about in COD they started flying to Berlin at about 5 A.M.




PanzerAce

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#19 15 years ago
mondogenerator The B17 was a little better than the B24 in the fact it was allot cheaper to build (something like half the cost).

Really? i would have thought that the B-24 was cheaper since its basically a box with wings. any site i can use to check this out?




D-Fens

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#20 15 years ago

Well the fog is there to reduce lag, but it pretty much wrecks aircombat. I even lost a C47 I was trying to down on Breakthrough!