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Training B17 Bombers gunners

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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.


 

 


 

LMG #4 Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:24 PM

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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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