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cheesemancrusader

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#1 13 years ago

Personally i think the Betty would be far more affective if they did without the parachutes and their slow as hell decent. Edit* okay there was supposed to be a poll on wether or not you wanted them to stay but im tired + stupid so there isnt one. please feel free to post your opinion on the matter.




Tas

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#2 13 years ago

I think its fine as is, the bombs still do the same damage, and i doubt anything below in the path of the bombs will manage to get away if you are using the bomber as you are suppost to.. obviously it is not a high altitude bomber. Those shutes are there to keep the bombs from exploding directly under the plane.. (i think ;) )




McGibs

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#3 13 years ago

You can hit things fine with them (its actually easier i think), you just have to learn the trajectory the fall at.




SilenT AssassiN

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#4 13 years ago

But did they all have chutes on their bombs ?




Tas

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#5 13 years ago
SilenT AssassiNBut did they all have chutes on their bombs ?

No they didnt, but i think there are different versions in FH, right? i think the one on midway has shutes, and the one on Iwo has the kamikazi rocket-dart. havent seen the reg-bomb version tho.




Major Hartmann

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#6 13 years ago

The Para bombs were used for anti shipping missions, when the bomber came in a few feet over the wavetops. In that situation, normal bombs would also kill the plane.




LIGHTNING [NL]

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#7 13 years ago

It's good for bombing the island too. There are like 16 AA guns on the island (Wake) and with the parachute bombs you can stay low enough to avoid most of the AA fire.




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#8 13 years ago
Major HartmannThe Para bombs were used for anti shipping missions, when the bomber came in a few feet over the wavetops. In that situation, normal bombs would also kill the plane.

I've never heard of Bettys using parabombs against ships, only airfield runways, the same as the USAAF and USMC had. (Panavia Tornado's JP233 is its direct descendent of this idea).

When bombers attacked at wave height against ships and didn't have torps they used the skip bombing technique which is somthing I don't think in the current engine could be done.




emonkies

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#9 13 years ago

mondogeneratorI've never heard of Bettys using parabombs against ships, only airfield runways, the same as the USAAF and USMC had. (Panavia Tornado's JP233 is its direct descendent of this idea).

When bombers attacked at wave height against ships and didn't have torps they used the skip bombing technique which is somthing I don't think in the current engine could be done.

I agree with Mondo skip bombing by US planes was very widespread in the Pacific.

Also why do the B-25 not have parabombs? werent the US and ANZAC's the largest user of the type in the PTO and CBI theatre?

Personally I would prefer to add parabombs to the A-20 Havoc because we know FH is gonna add a A-20 Havoc...RIGHT? :evilgrin:




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#10 13 years ago

paraboms are easier to aim with imo..




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