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JackG79 #1 Posted 10 April 2018 - 12:46 PM

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How can we have the Blenheim, and the Mosquito, but no Lancaster ...............?

 

I am amazed that we have a line of UK bombers. With no Lancaster........ 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by JackG79, 10 April 2018 - 04:31 PM.


The_Wild_Weasel #2 Posted 10 April 2018 - 01:32 PM

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yeah , with "Tall Boy" bombs too...... then we can flip a cap in one bomb run ......

GonerNL #3 Posted 10 April 2018 - 02:08 PM

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I'd like WG to first add (light, medium) Soviet and Japanese bombers before they add Lancasters and stuff like that ...
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SpiritFoxMY #4 Posted 10 April 2018 - 03:02 PM

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They might finish the German line first, methinks. 

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General_Lee_Miserable #5 Posted 10 April 2018 - 03:21 PM

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Look how long it took them to release the Hurricane and Tornado. So, you probably have a while to wait. 

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View PostJackG79, on 10 April 2018 - 07:46 AM, said:

How can we have the Blenheim, and the Mosquito, but no Lancaster ...............?

 

I am amazed that we have a like of UK bombers. With no Lancaster........ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IIRC they would classify the Avro Lancaster as a Heavy Bomber.   Not sure if it will be added to the game.  If you take a look at the Dev Blogs and the past Q&A, they give you a bit of a sense of the projects they are working on in terms of Planes/Lines that will be released, in what order and a general timeline.  They don't give exact dated, they usually say something like. last half of 2018, or something like that.

 

I think they mentioned the B-17 as well, and that it would be used in the Bomber Escort modes.

 

Found it in the Dev Blog... just search for 'Lancaster'

 

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Q. For bombers, are we generally only going to see medium bombers or will heavy bombers such as the B-17 and Avro Lancaster make an appearance?

A. Heavy bombers are quite unique machines – they offer complex gameplay that requires a large scope of game design solutions to be implemented in the game. But obviously we can’t just ignore such iconic aircraft! During the first part of implementation this year, we will be introducing several USA mid-tier heavy bombers (modifications of the B-17 in particular). Heavy bombers of other nations are also planned and are currently going through historical analysis.

 

 


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SonicPariah #7 Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:11 PM

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Devs are quite correct in this instance. It will take some overall Gameplay tweaks and changes. That being said, we are here to provide the best game possible and are not deaf when it comes to requests.

 

Especially ones that we hear as loudly as these particular sets of requests.



JackG79 #8 Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:38 PM

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WOW.... Thank you Admin and thank you MARS_REVENANT for the info.  It sounds like these are in the forefront of though, just that the game isn't quite ready for them.  But that it is always being worked on. Also it sounds like others have asked for the lancaster as well.     Some super icon planes that I would love to see someday are these: 

 

Avro Lancaster

Horton Ho 229 - "Flying Win" 

And who wouldn't want to see a tech three B-17 fully integrated,   as well as maybe a premium version  B-17F-70-BO, Serial number 42-29782  (The Memphis Belle)   I personally think this would be a lot of fun.  

 

Thanks to those working behind the scenes who field these questions, and thanks to those who lead us who are not in the know to the correct info, such as MAR_REV.    

Looking forward to the future of the game. 

 

 



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View PostMARS_REVENANT, on 10 April 2018 - 03:33 PM, said:

 

IIRC they would classify the Avro Lancaster as a Heavy Bomber.   Not sure if it will be added to the game.  If you take a look at the Dev Blogs and the past Q&A, they give you a bit of a sense of the projects they are working on in terms of Planes/Lines that will be released, in what order and a general timeline.  They don't give exact dated, they usually say something like. last half of 2018, or something like that.

 

I think they mentioned the B-17 as well, and that it would be used in the Bomber Escort modes.

 

Found it in the Dev Blog... just search for 'Lancaster'

 

 

 

 

I still shudder at the thought of the B-29 appearing in the game, obviously they wont be allowing it to drop one of the first atomic bombs on a sector, though if they do, it would have to have a stupid long reload time. :teethhappy:

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How can we have the Blenheim, and the Mosquito, but no Lancaster ...............?

 

I am amazed that we have a line of UK bombers. With no Lancaster........ 

 There isn't a line of UK bombers.

 

Blenheim F & Mosquito are Heavy Fighters.

Blenheim IV is currently the only UK bomber, as others said the line when it comes will be Medium bombers like Hampden, (other models of) Blenheim, Beaufort, Wellington, Manchester, presumably will top out with Canberra.

 

Should probably see Lancasters in Command Center bomber flights at some point.


Edited by hoom, 11 April 2018 - 02:03 AM.

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Blenheim, Hampden, Whitley and Wellington should be in there at least.

 

I wouldn't mind a Japanese bomber line as well. Would suit the current meta... (as in "bomber melts in face of any fighter opposition). Maybe the Japanese line will be faster than the current set of bombers. Certainly they tended yo have 20mm in their turrets - fast, high altitude with big 20mm tail stingers...


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