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minim8greyhound #1 Posted 01 July 2018 - 03:58 PM

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Does mounting bombs on heavy aircraft affect the flight performance in any way vs not mounting bombs?

_Bruiser_ #2 Posted 01 July 2018 - 04:12 PM

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Yes. Same for rockets.

Not just heavies, ANY aircraft that mounts them.



LMG #3 Posted 01 July 2018 - 04:24 PM

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Equipping bombs and rockets usually decreases top speed while boosting and climb rate. However, if the plane keeps the bombs in an internal bay (like bombers do) then it only affects climb rate. Keep in mind that using your ordnance will not remove the penalty mid-game


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Has anyone checked if they do more than reduce speed? I could have sworn Freya handled worse with all that external ordnance on and not just in matters of speed and climb.

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 01 July 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

Has anyone checked if they do more than reduce speed? I could have sworn Freya handled worse with all that external ordnance on and not just in matters of speed and climb.

 

I'm not sure if additional cannons will also impact maneuverability. In the case of GAAs, big cannons equipped under the wings does impact maneuverability


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mnbv_fockewulfe #6 Posted 01 July 2018 - 05:37 PM

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View PostLMG, on 01 July 2018 - 05:13 PM, said:

 

I'm not sure if additional cannons will also impact maneuverability. In the case of GAAs, big cannons equipped under the wings does impact maneuverability

 

External cannons are weird.

They don't impact some a/c for mounting them (I'm 99% sure it doesn't affect Freya or Dora SpiritFox please check), but it does for a fact affect the Hurricanes.  

It's inconsistent as far as I can tell.:amazed:


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poisonousblood #7 Posted 02 July 2018 - 12:52 AM

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View Postminim8greyhound, on 01 July 2018 - 05:58 PM, said:

Does mounting bombs on heavy aircraft affect the flight performance in any way vs not mounting bombs?

 

some aircrafts have massive top speed increase without bombs and rockets.

Keep in mind, the effect stays static if you drop the bombs and empty your rockets during a battle.



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View Postpoisonousblood, on 01 July 2018 - 07:52 PM, said:

 

some aircrafts have massive top speed increase without bombs and rockets.

Keep in mind, the effect stays static if you drop the bombs and empty your rockets during a battle.

 

Well now I know not to drop my bombs en route to intercepting a bomber strike when in my Focke Wulf :/

 

 





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