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White_Widow18 #1 Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:55 PM

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qu33kKC #2 Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:06 PM

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this is why you spend the credits to train them up to 90% . . . . .

 

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Chuck_norris10 #3 Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:21 PM

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I found my spit close to a bomber formation last night and boosted in to check it out.

When I arrived it was like the great Mariana's turkey shoot all over as 3 of us started knocking them down one after another and jockeying to not collide with each other. I never noticed the altitude but I usually dont get a chance to get that close to them.

I know I was not at their usual altitude.


 

 


 

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My first B-17G flight, 2018 (colorized) :rolleyes::

 


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CorvusCorvax #5 Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:30 AM

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View PostLMG, on 10 February 2019 - 11:24 PM, said:

My first B-17G flight, 2018 (colorized) :rolleyes::

 

 

My every bomber flight.

White_Widow18 #6 Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:57 AM

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View PostChuck_norris10, on 10 February 2019 - 04:21 PM, said:

I found my spit close to a bomber formation last night and boosted in to check it out.

When I arrived it was like the great Mariana's turkey shoot all over as 3 of us started knocking them down one after another and jockeying to not collide with each other. I never noticed the altitude but I usually dont get a chance to get that close to them.

I know I was not at their usual altitude.

 

That's literally what happens without fighter cover even to bombers in formation. Or at least that's what happened IRL. Vicious as those gunners -can- be... the fact is that the maneuverability and speed of fighters makes them fairly ineffective since virtually none of them were using -big- guns to shoot back because they needed the weight and etc. savings for bombs. A friend of mine and I tried two person formation bombing... and it just... doesn't work no matter how good your gunners are, lol! Once the fighters figure out the numbers its a function of time til they bring you down.
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White_Widow18 #7 Posted 03 March 2019 - 08:53 PM

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*Necromantic ritual*

Since it's the B-17 Weekend, I remembered this post and found the training video as amusing as ever =D
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legoboy0401 #8 Posted 03 March 2019 - 09:37 PM

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View PostWhite_Widow18, on 03 March 2019 - 12:53 PM, said:

*Necromantic ritual*

Since it's the B-17 Weekend, I remembered this post and found the training video as amusing as ever =D

 

I LOVE the B-17s playstyle. I've even started to get really good in my B-17D.

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White_Widow18 #9 Posted 03 March 2019 - 09:44 PM

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The B Series of Bombers have to be my favorite overall in the game.

We'll see how the new Germans work out though... I might have to change my tune lol
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SpiritFoxMY #10 Posted 04 March 2019 - 01:11 AM

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I learnt a few things about bombers this weekend.

 

  1. The Dornier can actually fly above Flak. This is new to me - back when I first flew them after they were released, that didn't seem to be the case and I used to get hunted down by Heavies up there. Again, I don't know what's changed. Feels like they also fly at a decent clip now with the proper skills and equipment. Needs more testing. The B-32 CANNOT fly above Flak. I tried XD
  2. The B-17G and B-32 can comfortably take on two or more of any non-Heavies without breaking a sweat as long as the pilot is aware of them and is ready for their attack. Flew a half dozen training rooms with Reitousair and mnbv_fockewulf and oh boy did that hurt. On average Rei would kill three Multiroles for every time he went down. Heavies were harder but he still averaged two Heavies per death with a fully Specialised ship but without premium ammo. 

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legoboy0401 #11 Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:51 AM

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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 03 March 2019 - 05:11 PM, said:

I learnt a few things about bombers this weekend.

 

  1. The Dornier can actually fly above Flak. This is new to me - back when I first flew them after they were released, that didn't seem to be the case and I used to get hunted down by Heavies up there. Again, I don't know what's changed. Feels like they also fly at a decent clip now with the proper skills and equipment. Needs more testing. The B-32 CANNOT fly above Flak. I tried XD
  2. The B-17G and B-32 can comfortably take on two or more of any non-Heavies without breaking a sweat as long as the pilot is aware of them and is ready for their attack. Flew a half dozen training rooms with Reitousair and mnbv_fockewulf and oh boy did that hurt. On average Rei would kill three Multiroles for every time he went down. Heavies were harder but he still averaged two Heavies per death with a fully Specialised ship but without premium ammo. 

 

3. It's rarer than you'd think for a player bomber to die. On average, I die in my bombers about once every 5 or 6 matches. Which means that the other 4 or 5 are all single-sortie matches.

 

4. When it comes to headhunting bots as their behavior v bombers is concerned, usually)NOT ALWAYS) they will only head hunt you if you are doing really well/top of the team for multiple minutes/have crossed a certain programmed personal point threshold.

 

5. The strength of the B-17s' bomb loadout is not in its carpet bombing style. That is actually its WEAKNESS, at least for the moment. Its STRENGTH, though it's best observed with Ordinance Expert, is instead in it's reliability. What does that mean? Well, consider something like the Ju-88a. Its tiny 50 kilogram bombs have a DINKY little blast radius and do pathetic damage. However, THE FORMER is the real problem. All bombs are subject to RNG, and the smaller the blast radius, the more that mere bad RNG can mean the difference between killing a ground target all the way, as opposed to only getting part of it and an assist. The B-17s, however, have NEITHER problem. They have an EXCELLENT blast radius and RESPECTABLE DAMAGE. These two points together mean that the B-17s rarely fail to kill a ground target entirely, making them much more reliable fast cappers, and in the case of neutral sectors, they don't have to worry about enemy GAAs finishing off a ground target that they ALMOST, BUT NOT QUITE destroyed, and making off with the capture points from that ground target. 

 

The B-32 is the first one where the whole carpet-bombing style becomes an actual strength instead of a weakness.

 

 


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