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Bomber Pairs....Big Bro and Little Bro

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Captain_Underpants53 #1 Posted 03 January 2020 - 06:45 AM

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I recently noticed the similarities (and differences) between bombers that were a small evolution, one to the other.

 

Pe-2 and Pe-2 M-82

 

B=17D and B-17G

 

Ju-288A and Ju-288C

 

Ju-287 and EF 131

 

The differences?  Most obvious in the turret guns but also speed, altitude, etc.  Just about everything but bombs.

 

Which brings up the similarity.  They have the exact same # and type of bombs.  This has interesting implications for me.  At one time I was intending to mothball the Little Brothers and just fly the Big Brothers.   But I noticed they were getting pretty similar GT kill numbers, just not similar at all air kills.  I believe it is because the Little Brothers use those bombs in a lower tier environment where the targets are softer.  Anyway I didn't mothball them.  I just wish I was in Big Brother when someone is lighting me up.

 

The SB and Ar-2 would be on this list except they don't have the same # of bombs.


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