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Installing " Strengthened Hard Points " on Bombers.

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cobra_marksman #1 Posted 12 March 2019 - 03:46 AM

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Remembered reading a Bomber post the other day talking about installing, a " Strengthened Hard Point " on all bombers to increase the " reload speed ".:B

But noticed that it clearly stated " Outboard Weapon Reload speed ". :facepalm:  None of the bombers have any outboard bombs, they are all center load.:hiding:

So before making any changes, and then paying  token for making these changes,.:izmena:... The $ 3 Token Question is...... will it work on all bombers.:unsure:


Edited by cobra_marksman, 12 March 2019 - 03:48 AM.


vcharng #2 Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:10 AM

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AFAIK they do work.

WOWP uses the term "outboard weapons" to refer to any hardpoint-loaded weapons, including all bombs, rockets and some gun pods.

Let's just say they are not the best English speakers.



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Yes they will work as long as that column in the equipment section is not greyed out.  

If that makes any sense to you.

im unable to post a pic at this time tho.

That word, outboard, kept me from using them on my bombers for months until someone enlightened me.


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cobra_marksman #4 Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:51 AM

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View PostClosedCoffin, on 11 March 2019 - 11:26 PM, said:

Yes they will work as long as that column in the equipment section is not greyed out.  

If that makes any sense to you.

im unable to post a pic at this time tho.

That word, outboard, kept me from using them on my bombers for months until someone enlightened me.

 

ty :great:

Captain_Underpants53 #5 Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:03 AM

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View Postcobra_marksman, on 11 March 2019 - 10:46 PM, said:

Remembered reading a Bomber post the other day talking about installing, a " Strengthened Hard Point " on all bombers to increase the " reload speed ".:B

But noticed that it clearly stated " Outboard Weapon Reload speed ". :facepalm:  None of the bombers have any outboard bombs, they are all center load.:hiding:

So before making any changes, and then paying  token for making these changes,.:izmena:... The $ 3 Token Question is...... will it work on all bombers.:unsure:

 

Actually a few of the bombers do not have an internal bomb bay but load on the exterior.  But as folks have already said, they work for all bombers (as well as any plane able to mount them using bombs and/or rockets).  Whether they are the best choice of the available equipment is another matter in my opinion.
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Stygian_Alchemist #6 Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:57 AM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 12 March 2019 - 04:03 AM, said:

 

Actually a few of the bombers do not have an internal bomb bay but load on the exterior.  But as folks have already said, they work for all bombers (as well as any plane able to mount them using bombs and/or rockets).  Whether they are the best choice of the available equipment is another matter in my opinion.

 

I think you and I might be in the minority putting bomb-sights on bombers.. at least it feels like it lol!

Captain_Underpants53 #7 Posted 12 March 2019 - 11:09 AM

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View PostWhite_Widow18, on 12 March 2019 - 05:57 AM, said:

 

I think you and I might be in the minority putting bomb-sights on bombers.. at least it feels like it lol!

 

I try both bombsights and strengthened hardpoints on various bombers, going with what seems to work best for each one.  One experiment I have never done though, it trying a bombsight on one of the string bombers such as the He 111 H-2, for example.  I never get rid of a piece of Ultimate gear.  You never know when some change made to the game is going to mess with what works today.
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wylleEcoyote #8 Posted 12 March 2019 - 09:13 PM

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My Do 217m has a Bombsight. I have no regrets.
Hitting the mark the first time means i dont have to worry about how long the reload is because im already going to another zone.

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I have bombsights on my A-26B.

most think I'm insane for it, but *shrug* I can go up above everyone and give myself plenty of room to dive like mad to get out of enemy fire and guarantee 4 wipes per base. Reload isn't bad either because it's already pretty quick.

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 12 March 2019 - 06:09 AM, said:

 

I try both bombsights and strengthened hardpoints on various bombers, going with what seems to work best for each one.  One experiment I have never done though, it trying a bombsight on one of the string bombers such as the He 111 H-2, for example.  I never get rid of a piece of Ultimate gear.  You never know when some change made to the game is going to mess with what works today.

 

no kidding, bombsights don't work as advertised on string bombers?     

 

just how does 'bombardier' work anyway...    doesn't it redirect bombs heading away from the target back toward the target?


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StoptheViolins #11 Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:51 PM

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String bombers definitely benefit from anything that increases reload speed (spam it) and blast radius (eat more spam).  With the right gear you can get both from an outboard mount or a bomb site.  You just need to hit the pay to win specialist gear lottery.




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