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Four_Leaf_Tayback #1 Posted 21 July 2020 - 07:01 AM

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For many of you, this is not a big deal.  For me, a very middling bomber player who takes them out very infrequently, it is a milestone I never thought I would make.  


The plane in question is the T6 Do 217 M, I like it.  You can almost play it as a heavy fighter at times.  When we were guaranteed a win or a loss, I would take it low and troll for planes.  The rear gunner requirement to specialize bombers is a pain, but I finally did it.  


First battle specialized:  big loss.  Ah well... I have a ground target daily for 10 tokens so will keep plugging away.


I feel very accomplished.  Almost like... nirvana... on this sleepless night.  

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SpiritFoxMY #2 Posted 21 July 2020 - 07:15 AM


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Specializing the Do217M without tokens is quite a feat IMO since all the German bombers below tier 8 have pretty weak defensive guns so getting the 15 gunner kills is... Kinda intense tbh.


I would say congrats are in order. I didn't like the Do217M too much. Its a great bomb truck but not necessarily a solo hard carry plane.




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For death is a distant friend

So here's to a life of glory

And a laurel to crown each end

Captain_Rownd #3 Posted 21 July 2020 - 07:51 AM

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View PostFour_Leaf_Tayback, on 20 July 2020 - 09:01 PM, said:

 The rear gunner requirement to specialize bombers is a pain, but I finally did it.  



When I finally wanted to Spec my Ju 86 E I just spent a few battles entirely camped at ground level in the middle of fighter-laden caps turning a tight circle right in the middle of the furball, and let the turret guys do their thing.  :D  




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Captain_Underpants53 #4 Posted 21 July 2020 - 08:51 AM


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losttwo #5 Posted 21 July 2020 - 09:37 AM

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Super cool feat.

Happy you had the patience to fly it towards specialization.

I only had patience for the Su-10, using tokens for the rest.

Captain_Underpants53 #6 Posted 21 July 2020 - 01:07 PM


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The Do 217 M, while not in my top 5, is certainly a good solid bomber.  I love the bomb load.  Too bad about the slow reload and the turrets but then, there's a reason or two that it's not one of my top 5 favorites.
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cobra_marksman #7 Posted 21 July 2020 - 03:29 PM

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The plane in question is the T6 Do 217 M.

Well next to my B-32 in tier 7, the 217M is my 2nd choice, to fly in the middle tier group.:playing:

Once you level up the pilot & rear gunner, it can hold it's own in battle.

Don't forget to " tweek " all your 3 bonus to match your bomber.

That's another buff, you should always look at. :great:


Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #8 Posted 21 July 2020 - 11:26 PM


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hmmm, don't you have a banana bread to make?


if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.

Dapprman #9 Posted 22 July 2020 - 08:21 AM

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JU288c was where I gave up on German bombers.  Not a fan of the B32 either.  Dropped back to the Do 17z for Tier 1-4 missions though I don't play it very often and don't expect to spec it unless I'm extremely lucky as the defensive fire is to weak.  Conversely really enjoy Soviet bombers, think I actually managed to get the TU-10 to spec level but did not bother as I'm unlikely to go back.
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trikke #10 Posted 22 July 2020 - 06:46 PM


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i kinda enjoy the a-26 in T6        not enough to fly it much, but...


we had an all-a26 battle a week ago in SNL, and we filled in with bots in a-26s, too          i forgot about that, this last Saturday 


the sky was full of bombers!      almost everyone had one, too       we had so much fun gunning each other down, some of us forgot about dropping bombs         well, i forgot 


we used a tiny map, so we didn't waste time getting back into the fight      it was so interesting watching the bot bomber programming       they flew in flocks like birds


we're def doing that again      come watch Nue drive a bomb truck with guns!       get your a-26 out of mothballs, shine it up and join us for SNL

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