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Content_WG #1 Posted 01 July 2021 - 12:18 PM

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From July 2 to August 2, join the in-game event to add the brand-new U.S. bomber to your Hangar ‒ Boeing B-29C Superfortress!

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no_trace_of_sanity #2 Posted 01 July 2021 - 12:26 PM

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A fair sized "to do" list...guess some of us will be busy...

 



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wow     30 missions, whew!      and i'm not a bomber guy, but i am a heavy guy

 

well, this should be fun      for some folks


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Captain_Underpants53 #4 Posted 01 July 2021 - 01:43 PM

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Aaaah!  But the sweet, sweet payoff!

 

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CMDR_Viper #5 Posted 01 July 2021 - 01:44 PM

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Tier VIII/IX Heavies are going to have a ball with this fat lady.

pirat262 #6 Posted 01 July 2021 - 02:09 PM

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View PostCMDR_Viper, on 01 July 2021 - 01:44 PM, said:

Tier VIII/IX Heavies are going to have a ball with this fat lady.

Yeah my friend totally agree

And the hortens and the ta 152 lol

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cobra_marksman #7 Posted 01 July 2021 - 02:10 PM

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Well at least they lean towards Bomber and Ga pilots to complete the 30 missions. :great:

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View PostCMDR_Viper, on 01 July 2021 - 08:44 AM, said:

Tier VIII/IX Heavies are going to have a ball with this fat lady.

Yea you'll have a good time chasing & shooting at that moving target, :playing: while she's being leveled up to spec. standards.

But the day she becomes fully operational, :kamikaze: she'll be biting back at you with her fangs and turrets & then you'll taste and feel the hurt:izmena:

Going to enjoy bombing your targets with her, might even fly a few missions at a low alt. so i can chew up your light maneuverable fighters.:great:

 

ps.  while your chasing her, bleeding your health :( and licking those wounds :amazed: my team will be flipping your bases....:medal:


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Captain_Underpants53 #10 Posted 01 July 2021 - 03:49 PM

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View PostMartymart1976, on 01 July 2021 - 10:34 AM, said:

I don't have time to grind, I am a proud Wallet Warrior, a true Credit Card Commando and darn proud of it, credit card standing by...


:medal:


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Viper_7242NC #11 Posted 01 July 2021 - 04:08 PM

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I am not a bomber guy. I have 3 Doolittles. That would be a hard stop for me. If you you need a helping hand on your missions, send invite if you see me in game. 
 
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I have been saving shtuff for 2 years for this day.  I will get it certed immediately, immediately token my way to Spec, rob my 14 point crews (looking at yer sorry behind, B-17D), and immediately stuff all the Special Project gear I can rob (lookin' at yer sorry behind, A-26B) and see what it can do.

 

I am a little concerned over the fact that, of the soon-to-be 8 bombers in the 3 upper tiers, this one is the only one that appears to come with only 4 equipment slots instead of 5.  A preemptive nerf?

 

Edited to correct my dummy self.  I fergot the A-26B is Period II.  I won't be able to use that equipment on the new bomber.  (sigh)


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pirat262 #13 Posted 01 July 2021 - 05:25 PM

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Well despite is very slow and very easy to shoot down as the b-32 I will get it because it is just a beauty and used in the game as a experimental bomber, as the b-32

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wylleEcoyote #14 Posted 01 July 2021 - 07:44 PM

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View PostMartymart1976, on 01 July 2021 - 10:34 AM, said:

I don't have time to grind, I am a proud Wallet Warrior, a true Credit Card Commando and darn proud of it, credit card standing by...

 

View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 01 July 2021 - 10:49 AM, said:


:medal:


Dont you mean :coin:
 

View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 01 July 2021 - 12:07 PM, said:

I have been saving shtuff for 2 years for this day.  I will get it certed immediately, immediately token my way to Spec, rob my 14 point crews (looking at yer sorry behind, B-17D), and immediately stuff all the Special Project gear I can rob (lookin' at yer sorry behind, A-26B) and see what it can do.

 

I am a little concerned over the fact that, of the soon-to-be 8 bombers in the 3 upper tiers, this one is the only one that appears to come with only 4 equipment slots instead of 5.  A preemptive nerf?


Definitely :coin:  But i respect the move nevertheless  :honoring:  

I for one will stick to the F2P grind. I have the time. And i like a challenge. :izmena: 

Is it a premptive nerf?

more like trying to keep it from being OP ... see here.

 


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Fair warning. My success rate at speculative guesswork is on par with my WinRate. Hit or Miss.
 I start on the right track and then sometimes make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 

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View Postcobra_marksman, on 01 July 2021 - 06:22 AM, said:

Yea you'll have a good time chasing & shooting at that moving target, :playing: while she's being leveled up to spec. standards.

But the day she becomes fully operational, :kamikaze: she'll be biting back at you with her fangs and turrets & then you'll taste and feel the hurt:izmena:

Going to enjoy bombing your targets with her, might even fly a few missions at a low alt. so i can chew up your light maneuverable fighters.:great:

 

ps.  while your chasing her, bleeding your health :( and licking those wounds :amazed: my team will be flipping your bases....:medal:

Aww, how cute. A bomber pilot excited about a new toy under the tree! Lol, the only thing I really care about in a bomber is its speed so I don't think the B-29 will be a problem for my 262. With all the equipment the HP can be increased about 30-35% so we're looking at about 3300HP? I don't think I can 1 pass that much HP but with rockets to finish the job, certainly. .50cals Don't scare HFs and looks like only one 20mm on the rear turret, should be easy enough to approach from the side or directly below. Any tier 7 aircraft will almost certainly not be able to kill it as B-32's are hard enough for them.  I'd rather face a B-29 than a RB-17 with 1400m rear turret range & insta-crits...All while flying at 800kph+   <o


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View Post_Panzerkunst_, on 01 July 2021 - 08:32 PM, said:

Aww, how cute. A bomber pilot excited about a new toy under the tree! Lol, the only thing I really care about in a bomber is its speed so I don't think the B-29 will be a problem for my 262. With all the equipment the HP can be increased about 30-35% so we're looking at about 3300HP? I don't think I can 1 pass that much HP but with rockets to finish the job, certainly. .50cals Don't scare HFs and looks like only one 20mm on the rear turret, should be easy enough to approach from the side or directly below. Any tier 7 aircraft will almost certainly not be able to kill it as B-32's are hard enough for them.  I'd rather face a B-29 than a RB-17 with 1400m rear turret range & insta-crits...All while flying at 800kph+   <o

I agree the 262 in specialist it can eat it alive for that reason the rb is far better because is fast, the 262 will eat it alive

 

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View PostCMDR_Viper, on 01 July 2021 - 02:44 PM, said:

Tier VIII/IX Heavies are going to have a ball with this fat lady.

 

LOL.

Have you seen the videos from that Russian streamer ?? Your heavies are just cannon-fodder for this death star ... 


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View PostGonerNL, on 01 July 2021 - 01:42 PM, said:

 

LOL.

Have you seen the videos from that Russian streamer ?? Your heavies are just cannon-fodder for this death star ... 

The turrets are def powerful but a high speed HF should be able to make a few runs and avoid the brunt of them while doing a lot of dmg. He erased tier 8 LFs pretty quickly tho. We shall see how it plays out in the NA server once ppl get them spec. just like Cobra said. Looks like a beast. 


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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 01 July 2021 - 08:07 PM, said:

I am a little concerned over the fact that, of the soon-to-be 8 bombers in the 3 upper tiers, this one is the only one that appears to come with only 4 equipment slots instead of 5.  A preemptive nerf?

 

Ah, don't be! We'll launch a small update with a hot-fix for this issue soon. :honoring:

 

 



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