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  1. Honestly...there is so much wrong with the P-51, and THIS is what you want? "Okay that's my bad I sped through that faster than the Stuka's over London.." Actually, I don't think that Stukas were over London....and trhey didn't go very fast!
  2. "....they adjusted to their immediate necessities." No, the doctrines they followed were put down before the war even started. In that way, really, they had layed down the ground work for defeat before they had even invaded Poland. They had little or no strategic thinking. They thought tactically, short ranged, because they thought they could wrap it up very quickly. The bombing of London was NOT strategic bombing. It was terror bombing. No important military targets were being hit. It was done to kill and terrorize the civil population into being sick of the war and to pressure the government into ending it. This does NOT work.
  3. Really guys, this post is udderly rediculous.
  4. I don't think so. You see, when you lift off with a load of 500 pounders under your wings, you need to have a target for them. If your are carrying them, "Just in case I find something," there's always the chance that, maybe, you won't. That means that you're going to be landing back at the field with a couple of bombs. Nobody wants to do that! In a book called ,"Allied Strafing, A Cockpit View Of Air To Ground Battles," the author writes, "Back in 1943 I had strafed a number of tanks during guns only armed recces when the Germans were retreating back to the 'Winter Lines.'" He also went on to state that during another mission they were doing an armed recce and found a group of German tanks. Because they had no bombs they could only strafe them, but they radioed back to base to tell them what they had found. He went on to state that, "This mission was launced. Some planes had GP bombs and some only guns. The tanks were repeatedly bombed and strafed." I don't think U.S. fighters carried bombs on armed recce missions either. Could be wrong. Oh, btw. He was an American pilot flying with the 79th fighter group in Italy. Well, that depends on wether you want to be historically accurate or not. Just for fun? Carry whatever you want. But historically accurate, I think it's guns only.
  5. Yes. Being a game, I think we can do whatever the hell we want. No one from heaquarters is going to be calling the C.O. "You silly clot! What were you thinking by carrying bombs on an armed recce mission!?"
  6. I do not know of any armed recce missions with bombs. The armed recce mission, was for all intents and purposes, a low level fighter sweep. You were to engage any enemy assets, air or ground , that you spotted. You were to keep an eye out in the area of your patrol for anything that intel (spies, as the RAF pilots called them) might be interested in. Some people seem to be informing you that the Spits did carry bombs. But I don't think that's what you're asking. They did, of course. But not on armed recce. Bombs were carried to hit specific targets. Not just carried to drop on whatever you found. The recce in armed recce, means reconnaiassance of course. You don't do recon missions carrying bombs. I have an excellant book by a 2nd Tactical Air Force pilot named E.A.W. Smith. It's called "Spitfire Diary." He flew many armed recce missions. Not one, in the book, involved carrying bombs. Always strafing.
  7. First of all it's, "YOU'RE easily aggravated," but never mind. He didn't seem aggravated to me.
  8. I'm not understanding why you would not use the Spit Mk5 in a Dieppe scenario. THE TOMCAT OF WW2!!!? What a horrible thing to say about the F-14. In what way were they similar? I have to hear this. The F-14 was one of the U.S. Navy's finest jets. The Defiant was a totally rediculous idea for a fighter. Elaborate, please. Yes. Go into the P-40, and imagine the visibility about ten percent worse than that. You have your razorback P-47.
  9. Yeah....like I said, a minor thing. I realize that this is all just for fun. And after all, as your icon states....you ARE from funland! Good video.
  10. Okay, I must have been affected by some sort of placebo effect. I said to myself, "Wait a minute. When I turned the mods off, I'm SURE the clouds still looked good!" So I just went and did that and......no...they suck. Excuse the brain fart. Mods are on and remaining on.
  11. Yes, I did. But never mind. I'm wrong. You do need mods on to see the full affect. Nice thing is, even with mods off, it improves the default clouds. By the way...you really did a fantastic job with this.
  12. You don't need mods on for this to work, right? I turned them off and still saw the new clouds....unless I did something wrong.
  13. I know that Dude. I'm reffering to the post that said night missions were rarely done during the war. Not wether or not we can do it in here.
  14. I must not be doing subject matter that people are interested in. What sells, anyway? Either that, or I'm just not good enough.
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