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JagdTig3r #1 Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:42 AM

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Just played a match in my bomber. After a first sortie, the plane suddenly could not drop bombs any more. The bomb cool down timer was gone. When I pressed the button to drop bomb, it kept saying something like bombs are not ready. 

 

Am I doing anthing wrong? Is there a particular module that once damaged, bomber could not drop bombs? In the game, I intentionally crashed my plane and tried to see if that can reset everything. However, that didn't change anything. My bomber remained "bombless" for the rest of the match. And we lost terribly of course.

 

Anyone know what the problem is?

 

 



vcharng #2 Posted 15 January 2018 - 01:23 AM

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Just a known bug.

Hope they fix this soon as I kinda like these bombers myself.



JagdTig3r #3 Posted 15 January 2018 - 01:33 AM

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I like bombers too. But the bug was very annoying. Not even fun flying around in a big bomber without any bombs to drop.

Mercsn #4 Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:05 AM

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It doesn't happen every game. I've only had the issue once (thankfully it was in the rb17, so I was still able to dogfight heavy fighters + OP tailgun).  Keep at it, hopefully it will be as rare of an issue for you.

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vcharng #5 Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:10 AM

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From what i hear from others this seems to only happen after respawning, and even in such a case it still rarely happen.

So a probably useful way to avoid this is to.... survive. It's not difficult for bombers to stay alive for the whole game if you stay at the edge of red altitude.



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I have heard of this but not seen it.  And I have played a lot of bomber missions.  I wonder what the trigger for this is.  

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JagdTig3r #7 Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:58 PM

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View PostMercsn, on 15 January 2018 - 03:05 AM, said:

It doesn't happen every game. I've only had the issue once (thankfully it was in the rb17, so I was still able to dogfight heavy fighters + OP tailgun).  Keep at it, hopefully it will be as rare of an issue for you.

 

Dogfighting heavy fighters? Did not know you can do that with a bombers. I tried to ram enemy planes when I realized that I would be bombless for the rest of the match. But did not get any success :)

 

 



Mercsn #8 Posted 20 January 2018 - 09:01 AM

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View Postvcharng, on 15 January 2018 - 02:10 AM, said:

From what i hear from others this seems to only happen after respawning, and even in such a case it still rarely happen.

So a probably useful way to avoid this is to.... survive. It's not difficult for bombers to stay alive for the whole game if you stay at the edge of red altitude.

 

View PostJagdTig3r, on 15 January 2018 - 05:58 PM, said:

 

Dogfighting heavy fighters? Did not know you can do that with a bombers. I tried to ram enemy planes when I realized that I would be bombless for the rest of the match. But did not get any success :)

 

 

 

 


 

@vcharng  It happened to me without dying, right after the first drop, no reload after the first drop.


 

@JagdTig3r The nose gun on the RB-17 is actually fairly potent 23mm and has a long-ish range.  The tailgun is obscene.  The yaw turn rate on bombers is almost equal to the turn rate of heavy fighters in standard roll and pitch turns.  The A-26 also has 6x .50 cals in the nose and loooong boost that will let it chase down HF. 


 

And, if you get the drop on an HF in either of those 2, you can wound them before they clear out of your gun arc (sort of like how anything can wreck a Japanese Zero if the enemy gets the first shot in on the Zero, even though the Zero is more maneuverable, because the enemy attacking the zero has to move his nose very little while to zero has to move much more to get out of the bullet stream due to angles at range).   Also, if you can't land many hits (since you can't target enemy planes to highlight them -you can press Left Alt key though to highlight everything) and you can't use the zoom in key, you can also position your bomber so that you get shots in with the gunners.  This works even for the planes that have turrets in the nose, just press T and then rotate to face forward and track the enemy as it moves around you.  Just watch out for mountains while you're in the gun!


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IronWolfV #9 Posted 20 January 2018 - 01:59 PM

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Oh yeah. Anything heading head first at an A26 is gonna get a real tail ripping. Best attack is high or low from the front arc where the A26 can't get guns on.

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ExploratorOne #10 Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:57 PM

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I've started submitting a ticket when it happens, the second one was yesterday evening.  In total, it has happened about eight or ten times since I started flying bombers in late December 2017.  Hopefully, some errant code can be identified and corrected.  The issue seems to have started around the end of December 2017.  I have had it happen near the beginning of a battle or in the middle of a sortie.  Altitude, current damage, or orientation do not seem to matter.  It has occurred in my A-26B and mu Ju-88 A.

 

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Soylent_Red_Isnt_People #11 Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:24 PM

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Had this in a match yesterday with my 38J; bombs were mounted, and visible, but every time I clicked to drop them I got the ''currently no bombs'' or ''unable to drop'' pop-up until after my first respawn.


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Interesting.... I've been play bombers, multiple times, every night for the past week. I've had no problems.
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