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mach1muscle351

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#51 14 years ago
stylieOMG thats ridiculous!!! Was this actually done, and why? I understand that with enough practice it eventually just be comes a matter of doing the math. Speed + altitude + weight all that stuff. But man, this had to have a high failure rate. Was it safer to do it this way in terms of AA?

In the Jet era, It was rather difficult to hit a low flying plane because it is flying by your face so much faster. This is why I believe it would be successfull. It would seem like it would be harder to hit the target, although would be much safer for the pilot.




Primo_Itch

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#52 14 years ago

Yes, its doable in FH... Hell, bombing the bridge in Market Garden while looping it was a favorite in BF1942 xD




Strumtrupp

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#53 14 years ago
Primo_ItchI really bet a Stuka couldnt lift with such a bomb...

Oh it could but don't plan any detours. Fling the stuka in IL2 is challenging enough, with a big bomb even more so. I remember a map (something about the battle of brittain kinda scenario) and was a stuka pilot and got me a biiig bomb (prob a 1t) and by the time I reached my target, was happy to be @2k meters. Down side was I relased the bomb to low... and came back with a very broken stuka.




Fuzzy Bunny

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#54 14 years ago
stylieOMG thats ridiculous!!! Was this actually done, and why? I understand that with enough practice it eventually just be comes a matter of doing the math. Speed + altitude + weight all that stuff. But man, this had to have a high failure rate. Was it safer to do it this way in terms of AA?

Loft bombing gained widespread use in the 1950s for nuclear weapons delivery. If bombers flew high enough to not be hurt by a blast from a gravity bomb, they'd show up on radar. If they came in low and dropped it normally, poof. Hence the idea was that a fast-moving bomber could approach a target blow the radar, "toss" the bomb and already be on his way out by the time it went off. It's no longer such a major tactic for nukes, due to the development of cruise missiles and a higher reliance on strategic rockets for nuclear warhead delivery.

The tactic only really became feasible for conventional munitions delivery in the next 20-30 years, due to improvements in guidance and targeting systems.




Commie

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#55 14 years ago
StrumtruppFling the stuka in IL2 is challenging enough, with a big bomb even more so.

Flinging a Stuka must be challenging. How much do they weigh again? :lol: Sorry, bad joke, okay. Yeah, they are tricky to fly, especially when you've got a wing or two full of lead or those damn Yaks have shot away your control cables.