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Meadow

You might very well think that

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#11 12 years ago

Just for people who don't understand the 'strategic bomber' argument:

A Tactical Bomber (Ju88, Heinkel 111 etc) is used in conjunction with ground forces to bomb enemy troops and supply lines - much like Close Air Support aircraft. These are the biggest planes you will see in battles found in FH2.

A Strategic Bomber (B17, Lancaster etc) is only used to bomb factories and strategic targets - ie targets vital to the outcome of the war, but not any specific battle. Docks, airfields et cetera.

So with this in mind, it would be inappropriate to see Strategic Bombers in FH2 maps, given they did not take direct part in battles. Whether some specific strategic bombing maps like Bombing the Reich will come along eventually remains to be seen.




Flippy Warbear

One of Kelly's Heroes

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#12 12 years ago

B-17... yeah, as a static maybe. :)




[130.Pz]W.Fuchs

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#13 12 years ago

B-17 in Vanilla 1942! Good times :cool:




Tanked

Dread pwns me!

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#14 12 years ago

While I completely understand the logic of not having strategic bombers in FH2, when I look at the talent the FH2 modellers have I think its a massive, massive loss for FH2 that we will not get to see those beautiful machines. Plus, if the mod picks up popularity when more armies and fronts are added, you may find the cries for adding strategic bombers become deafening.




Flyboy1942

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#15 12 years ago

hehe dive-bombing tank columns on FH1 El Alamien ;P




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#16 12 years ago

I think the B-17 would be a good late addition to fh2. Atleast something. I can't fly.. at all. But maybe atleast a P-38? I would be suprised if the P-38 was excluded from Fh2. Since the british have that Beufighter ( not sure how its said ). I don't know much about airplanes so; is the Beufighter and P-38 Lightning under the same plane class?




[130.Pz]W.Fuchs

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#17 12 years ago

Beaufighter, from beautifull or beau (french) which also means beautifull :p You can almost be sure to see the P-38 Lightning, since it was a common American fighter-bomber in World War 2. But I still hope they put in the bomber that also was on Alpenfestung.. Wasn't it B-25 Mitchel? Or something like that :p




Kev4000

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#18 12 years ago

It would be cool to have the B17 binoculars as in FH1, if possible to code in the FH2 engine. Since you select a target for them to bomb, like an enemy base with a lot of traffic going through it, it would still keep the strategic bomber role. However, I do doubt its possible in the same way as FH1.




wjlaslo

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#19 12 years ago
Kev4000;4420348It would be cool to have the B17 binoculars as in FH1, if possible to code in the FH2 engine. Since you select a target for them to bomb, like an enemy base with a lot of traffic going through it, it would still keep the strategic bomber role. However, I do doubt its possible in the same way as FH1.

No, that's not strategic. That's tactical. Strategic means a target is planned weeks in advance. It is usually something several kilometers wide and many km behind the lines. Forget that. Let me say it simply. If a strategic bomber takes off and bombs within the same map, it isn't historically correct. Ergo, no place in FH2.




Alakazou

Jimmy Paterson's disciple

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#20 12 years ago

I think the b-17 was use in pacific like a tactical bomber, but I'm not sure. It will be a good airplane for map like bombing the reich.