B-17 is bit of a overkill. The B-25 Mitchell and B-24 Liberator's are enough of bombers for the US at least, along with the Fighters such as the Mustang, Thunderbolt, Wildcat, Hellcat, Corsair. Fighter bombers as just mentioned P-38 Lightning etc etc..
Sure, the thing can carry like what.. 40x 250 kg bombs or even 500kg? That's bit of an overkill already, since the Stuka's 250 takes out any tank if it is dropped close enough or dead on. then bringing this into the mod... No no no...
Beaufighter is enough. Imagine a B17. 0_0
A midway map with b-17 like FH1 will be great.
Map size limitations also make it less likely the thing is implemented... Didnt it at least need range of 10-30 kilometers to get into decent bombing altitude (around +7000 meters or so?), so even if it is brought into the mod, You'd find yourself being shot down by a Val, Stuka or similar dive bomber plane aswell. Being armed though with the MGs all around, you're outrunned, outmaneuvered and occasionally outgunned... >.>
There were multiple variants of the B-17, one, a liquid cooled engine variant, which failed and I will not talk about anymore. The other two, a transport variant, and another, an escort fighter. Now, since apparently, the maximum amount of seats is 6, the escort fighter would be the best non-bomber choice. And besides, who cares if it's a tactical bomber? In battlefield, all bombers can be used the same. Low-altitude (relatively) bombing runs.
I believe said B-17 variants were sort of rare, and/or were either redundant, or had other planes that did better and/or were more common in said roles. Expect to see C47s (transport/para), a good portion of Allied fighters and fighter/bombers, and (maybe) medium-light bombers. Probably B25s, and B26s (although the 26 is sort of pushing it) for said bombers. And do note that FH likes that historical accuracy element (which incorporates a light level of realism with it), so said bigish bombers will most likely be quite sluggish to attempt to stay in scale with the maps. We might be better off with just fighter-bombers, dive bombers, torp bombers (pacific), and light bombers (if any), because they could actually be used and were commonly used, in low altitude bombing (or their own style i.e. divers). Believe me, I'd love to see some medium bombers in FH2, but I'm not sure if they will fit.
You are all getting way ahead of yourselves. I would love nothing more than to see full-scale air battles, but the Devs aren't quite there yet. It will be a while before the Normandy campaign is ready.
In all honesty, I can't wait to see a B-17.*Drool*
Actually, to be honest, I wasn't thinking of the B-17 as a bomber when I posted this, i was thinking of it as a large *brace yourselves* Flying Fortress! With plenty of machine gun turrets. The bombs could just be a side dish on the plate of win that is the B-17
one thing at a time, please
.Invictus.;4420051 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
IIRC that was an A-26 Invader, and was more of an attack plane then the B-25. I'd love to see a Bombing the Reich map, on the largest possible map size, no fog, and tons of P-51s and FW-190s, and a few bombers tossed in, just for good measure.