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Jyarbro28 #1 Posted 01 December 2020 - 03:49 AM

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Ok, team did great, we gained air superiority, and I'm toodling along at 10,000 feet in my B17. Am I done? Do I hope the other team rallies so I can go back to bombing ground targets? Do I "chase" enemy bombers, assuming I can see any? Or have I become useless to my teams efforts?

 

What do I do at this point of the game?



WhoaBlackBetty #2 Posted 01 December 2020 - 03:52 AM

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You question your life choices, you think about what is for dinner, maybe let out a little gas.

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SpiritFoxMY #3 Posted 01 December 2020 - 04:41 AM

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B-17D? Basically nothing. B-17G? Go hunt some fighters

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losttwo #4 Posted 01 December 2020 - 06:51 AM

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Go bomb kill some GA

 



Captain_Underpants53 #5 Posted 01 December 2020 - 07:07 AM

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Depends on your remaining health pool and whether you are high or low tier in the battle.
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Captain_Rownd #6 Posted 01 December 2020 - 08:31 AM

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If near/after Squall Line go hide in a distant corner and gain altitude.  The enemy can still win by shooting down your entire team, and they can't do that if you're unreachable.

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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on 01 December 2020 - 08:31 AM, said:

If near/after Squall Line go hide in a distant corner and gain altitude.  The enemy can still win by shooting down your entire team, and they can't do that if you're unreachable.

 

this is the safe option.

 

That being said, I've seen B-17G and B-32s circling low over airfields letting the turrets work.  :playing:



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View Postqu33kKC, on 01 December 2020 - 02:52 AM, said:

 

this is the safe option.

 

That being said, I've seen B-17G and B-32s circling low over airfields letting the turrets work.  :playing:

 

IIRC to Specialize a low Tier bomber you pretty much have to circle at ground level among the furball of ADA fighters for a number of battles, trying to farm a few per battle with those weak turrets. 

 


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I shoot at anything red that comes near and bomb kill GA's.  :)


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Jyarbro28 #10 Posted 01 December 2020 - 09:17 PM

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View PostWhoaBlackBetty, on 01 December 2020 - 03:52 AM, said:

You question your life choices, you think about what is for dinner, maybe let out a little gas.

Seems I do that before we get to that point, or most any point during the day...



Jyarbro28 #11 Posted 01 December 2020 - 09:18 PM

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Thank you for the suggestions. I guess I just grind through the early bombers and wait to enjoy the higher tier ones.

WhoaBlackBetty #12 Posted 01 December 2020 - 09:26 PM

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View PostJyarbro28, on 01 December 2020 - 03:18 PM, said:

Thank you for the suggestions. I guess I just grind through the early bombers and wait to enjoy the higher tier ones.

 

My fave is the B-32 where you cause the firey and explosive destruction of half a continent, WHILE YOU WATCH. BAM ba LAM!


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CorvusCorvax #13 Posted 01 December 2020 - 10:30 PM

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View PostWhoaBlackBetty, on 01 December 2020 - 09:26 PM, said:

 

My fave is the B-32 where you cause the firey and explosive destruction of half a continent, WHILE YOU WATCH. BAM ba LAM!


Even more hilarious is a high-speed, low-altitude pass.  I love playing down there, because it racks up the sector flips, even when you don't kill all the ground targets.  Bomb-killing trailing ADA is also hilarious.

I haven't done the super-duper heavy GAA thing in a while.  Sounds like I'll have to...



WhoaBlackBetty #14 Posted 01 December 2020 - 10:55 PM

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 01 December 2020 - 04:30 PM, said:


Even more hilarious is a high-speed, low-altitude pass.  I love playing down there, because it racks up the sector flips, even when you don't kill all the ground targets.  Bomb-killing trailing ADA is also hilarious.

I haven't done the super-duper heavy GAA thing in a while.  Sounds like I'll have to...

 

So how low does one fly in a 32 when doing that?


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losttwo #15 Posted 02 December 2020 - 07:05 PM

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If you have an airfield you could just lawndart and jump in a fighter

CorvusCorvax #16 Posted 03 December 2020 - 04:28 AM

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View PostWhoaBlackBetty, on 01 December 2020 - 10:55 PM, said:

 

So how low does one fly in a 32 when doing that?

Just low enough so you don't hurt yourself with your own bombs.  I think the lowest I've been is 350m.  I'll have to do it again and report back.  If you are at full boost, you can be lower.






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